For such a relatively compact game, developer Ice-Pick Lodge’s Knock-Knock is often unwieldy, mixing and matching elements from survival horror, point-and-click adventure, and 2D side-scrolling games with a bizarre, metaphor-heavy narrative about mental health. The results are scary enough, but Knock-Knock suffers from a lack of clarity and focus.
In Fear I Trust is the first game of its kind from Chillingo, but it feels a bit like playing through the third or fourth sequel in a horror movie series. That apex point in a cinema franchise tends to be when the production is nicely polished, but the concept begins to feel bland and generic. In Fear I Trust is similarly a well-made but somewhat forgettable thriller. Most of that responsibility belongs to the story, which feels unfocused and scattershot even within the short span of these first two episodes. Without a clear indication of what exactly is going on, it crams in spooky clichés by the bucketful.
Horror movies and Halloween antics may be the preferred way for many folks to get their thrills and chills, but the spooky season is also ripe with ample gaming opportunities as well. From wanton zombie slaughter and midnight runs to demon dismemberment and exploring the dark depths of space, there are plenty of spooky iOS offerings waiting to sink their teeth into you. If you're craving a more interactive way to get your blood curdling fix, look no further than these quality picks.
Let it be known than Halloween -- arguably the coolest holiday of the year that's not yet a federal holiday -- is right around the corner. Granted, many of you have probably already assembled costumes and absurd lawn decorations, or perhaps built a small fort out of fun sized candy bars. But if you're still seeking a little bit of Halloween spirit, we've assembled this list of 10 iOS apps that'll fit the mood, whether they deliver scares, silly noises, or simply holiday-appropriate distractions. And with most of them free or priced at about a buck, you may have some spare cash left for backup candy reserves. Don't want to tick off those trick-or-treaters, after all.