5 Asian Horror Games To Make Your Halloween Extra Frightening

 5 Asian Horror Games To Make Your Halloween Extra Frightening

Halloween is basically upon us, so today I bring you a bit of a different post from my usual ones to set the right mood. I have a weird relationship with horror films—just like with chocolate, haha—I’m generally not a big fan but I’ll still watch them from time to time. The same goes for video games… You’ll never find me play one—I’m genuinely too scared—but I won’t hide that I like watching others play them.

Since horror video games set in Asia are quite popular at the moment, I’ve decided to compile a short list of Asian horror games to make your Halloween extra frightening!


I’d like to start this list with a bone-chilling horror made by Japanese developer Chilla’s Art. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because they’ve made games such as The Karaoke, The Closing Shift, and The Convenience Store.

The game I’m mentioning today is Parasocial (パラソーシャル), a psychological horror game which explores the dark side of live streaming as a VTuber. What makes it terrifying is the fact that the themes examined could very easily happen in real life. Forget about scary monsters and horrifying creatures, being aware that someone constantly watches your every move and could harm you in the blink of an eye is far more petrifying.

The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation

Next on my list is the Taiwanese The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation, a first-person supernatural horror about the legend that haunts Tunghu University.

If you think you’ve heard of The Bridge Curse before, it’s because this game is based on real-life events in Tunghai University, Taiwan. Explore the Campus grounds and try to survive the horrors this curse has unleashed upon you. Will you be able to break the curse before it’s too late?

Fun fact: a film with the same title (The Bridge Curse) was released on Netflix in 2020, and it’s pretty spooky… A perfect addition to your Halloween night fun, don’t you think?

Welcome to Kowloon

Continuing my list of Asian horror games to make your Halloween extra frightening, from Taiwan we travel to China with a first-person indie horror called Welcome to Kowloon.

Once the most densely populated city with a tangle of narrow streets and endless passageways, now the buildings are merged into one indistinguishable sea of iron, concrete, and glass, their backstreets and cramped alleyways full of mystery and terrible hidden secrets.

I suppose games where you have to escape from something/someone scare me the most, which is why I picked Welcome to Kowloon for this list.

Home Sweet Home

Let’s now fly to Thailand with a first-person horror adventure based on Thai myths and legends, Home Sweet Home.

While searching for his missing wife, the protagonist finds himself in an unknown place hunted by terrifying creatures. If you fancy your games to come with a side of gore, then Home Sweet Home is the perfect game for you, especially for this Halloween.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I do occasionally watch others play horror video games, but gore is where I draw the line. I won’t be watching the gameplay, nor the Netflix series, thank you very much.

Night Security

We’ve come full circle, and my list of Asian horror games to make your Halloween extra frightening concludes in Japan—just as it started—with another bone-chilling horror game by Chilla’s Art, Night Security (夜間警備).

Make sure you complete your objectives for each floor, but beware the strange occurrences that befall the building you’re supervising… Without giving too much of the story away, I like the way they take inspiration from everyday cultural aspects and add sinister horror elements to make the story ominous and really scary.


Our trip exploring 5 Asian horror games to make your Halloween has sadly come to an end, I hope you enjoyed it! Have you played any of these games? Let me know in the comments how you are spending your Halloween!



  1. What an interesting list you've put together, Fran! 👻
    I think Chilla's Art produces some interesting horror adventure games, I played their Missing Children and had fun solving it (and even had a scare at the end!). I think I'll also try Night Security, because I'm a masochist and the experience with Observation Duty wasn't enough for me 😅
    Also, I saw The Bridge Curse on Netflix and liked it, but I've never played the video game and now I think I should try it!
    Before I go and play one of those intriguing games you posted, I would like to recommend to those who haven't played it yet, the Japanese survival horror Mad Father, it's a gem! ✨🎮✨
    🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃

    1. So sorry for the HUGE delay in responding to this amazing message, Silvia! I got Covid right the day after this post and have been unwell since then. I am—fortunately—not positive anymore, but I'm still not totally recovered.

      I know how much you enjoyed Missing Children, Chilla's Art has actually released a couple of new games which I'm really looking forward to discovering.

      Thank you for recommending Mad Father! That game is awesome and full of shocking twists, isn't it?

  2. Kowloon looks fabulous and freaky! I think my blood pressure would go up playing that! :)

    1. I watched a gameplay of it and it was absolutely terrifying! Although I thought the plot twist was quite cool!