Halloween is sneaking ever closer and around the world gamers will be wondering what to do. Some gaming groups will have especially spooky encounters and others will play one off horror games. It’s little surprise that horror RPGs have a spike of sales around about now. Geek Native asked the kindly souls at OneBookShelf (RPGNow and DriveThruRPG) what their all time top ten best selling RPGs are. Here’s the list… but do you agree? You can rate each horror RPG yourself. Does it deserve to be in the top ten?
#1: Vampire: The Masquerade
[Discover more] Mark Rein·Hagen’s classic has gone through many revisions and evolutions but remains hugely popular. The game casts vampires in the modern world in a struggle to retain their humanity.
#2: Call of Cthulhu
[Discover more] Crawling horrors from behind time and space. This is the roleplaying game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Hang on to those sanity points while you can.
#3: Eclipse Phase
[Discover more] Eclipse Phase is a game of conspiracy and horror in a post-apocalyptic setting. Posthuman Studios’ game is one where mankind can re-shape bodies and minds and this technology is only sometimes used wisely.
#4: Changeling: the Lost
[Discover more] Changeling: the Lost is White Wolf’s faerie game for the new World of Darkness series. Characters are humans kidnapped by the fae, taken and transformed by strange powers into something that’s all together different.
[Discover more] Fantasy Flight Games’ RPG belongs to the Warhammer 40K Roleplay series. Characters are Space Marines, part of the Adeptus Astartes’s elite Deathwatch, sent into battle against the daemon threat.
[Discover more] CthulhuTech is a standalone storytelling game from Wildfire. The year is 2085 and mankind is in trouble. Alien insects from beyond our perception of reality are taking over Asia, the fish-god’s church is recruiting and the Aeon War pits fighting machines against waves of unspeakable horrors.
#7: World of Darkness
[Discover more] Together with Vampire: The Requiem, the new World of Darkness, spearhead White Wolf’s roleplaying series of dark and contemporary horror. Mankind is ignorant of the terrors in the shadows. “There’s no such thing as monsters”, reassure scientists and parents alike.
#8: Dresden Files
[Discover more] Evil Hat Productions RPG based on Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files novel series is one of the newer entries into the horror lists. It first appeared in the OneBookShelf sites halfway through 2010. The Dresden Files will teach you that the girl who lives next door and who needs your help may not be being entirely truthful. She may not even be human.
#9: Mage: the Awakening
[Discover more] Sorcery in a modern setting. Characters are among the few who remember parts of a previous, powerful, life and who have the chance to carve out an empire all to themselves here on Earth. Mage: The Awakening is part of the World of Darkness series that appears in position #7 in this list.
#10: All Flesh Must Be Eaten
[Discover more] Eden Studios and CJ Carella’s survival horror makes the list in position number 10. Horror always finds space for a zombie or two hundred. Think you could survive?
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