Vote Now for October 2017's TA Playlist Game - Halloween Edition

By Mark Delaney, 2 months ago
Happy Halloween!

Okay, fine. I know it's mid-September, but if you're about to place your vote that means you're choosing which game we'll all be playing for TA Playlist during the month of Halloween. October means TV channels will make room for horror movie marathons, stores will be full of candy mountains, and the rest of the population joins nerds in committing to cosplay, if only for an evening.

For TA Playlist, we discussed for a long time which games may fit the theme and decided on what we hope is another eclectic mix of games. Some are old, some are quite new. Some are terrifying, some are just goofy. But they all possess the right imagery (see: mortal peril, monsters, spooky stuff) to fit the billing. Here's the next TA Playlist foursome!

Alien: Isolation

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Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.

As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Dead Rising 3

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Dead Rising 3 puts you in the zombie-ravaged city of Los Perdidos, California. Do you have what it takes to escape before a military strike wipes out the entire city? As mysterious mechanic Nick Ramos, you’ll rely on improvised weapons to battle off the hordes of undead while you explore the massive open world.

Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, who must find a way to escape a city full of zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city of Los Perdidos, and everyone in it, off the map. Nick can’t do it alone – he must join up with other survivors to stay alive. They must fight their way out before it’s too late.

Little Nightmares

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Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal... As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground to revel in. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!

Resident Evil 4

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Resident Evil 4 is a revolutionary masterpiece representing a turning point for the series as it brought the gameplay to a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective for the first time. Featuring a thrilling storyline taking place after the destruction of Umbrella Corporation, Resident Evil 4 not only changed the course of Resident Evil, but influenced countless other titles as well.
This foursome brings with it two games only found on the current generation and two others that can be played on either Xbox One or 360 — one of them, Resident Evil 4, has come to nearly all platforms since its debut over a decade ago. Additionally, Dead Rising 3 is currently among the games featured in the Xbox Game Pass library. With diverse games and several ways to play we hope at least some of these may satisfy your October TA Playlist desires. Results will be posted in one week so check back soon. In the meantime, you can still join in the discussion on September's game, Dark Souls.
Which game should the community play for TA Playlist in October 2017?
  • Alien: Isolation41.32% (878)
  • Dead Rising 323.81% (506)
  • Little Nightmares15.34% (326)
  • Resident Evil 419.53% (415)
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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.