[David Krause serves up a fresh batch of Roadkill!]
If you’re looking for a quick horror fix, look no further – Flash games are a great way to waste a few minutes at work or at home when you’re between errands. Below are five of my favorite horror Flash games. They might not be appropriate for every workplace or home environment but, if you’re already browsing this website, you’re probably safe.
As the founder of popular Flash portal Newgrounds, Tom Fulp has always been known for provocative and crude Flash gems. However, his game creation style changed when he founded his own game company, The Behemoth, and began to create games for a paying market (Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid). Dad ’n’ Me is one of his most memorable forays into the realm of slick, stylishly animated Flash games. It’s great, kid-smacking fun.
Macabre gore sold as a linear, follow-the-instructions game can be fun! Dark Cut, which features grisly medieval surgery techniques, plays like an unholy marriage of Van Helsing and Hostel – it’s chilling for a Flash game.
This one is a spin on buddy/torture Flash games. Yes, you get to shoot the zombies and throw weird things at them, but you also level up their abilities and collect data for weird science. Don’t kid yourself – it’s all about playing with zombies and doing cruel and usual things to them.
The game is one of the original, gory gems that Newgrounds vomited onto the internet in the early 2000s. Hell has broken loose on earth and it’s up to you (in a 2d, side-scroller manner) to stop its minions. Even today, the gore and background art look fantastic. In early 2003, when the game first came out, it stunned 13-year-olds who were secretly playing Flash games on school computers.
Based on the popular Flash animation series Madness, Madness Interactive is 2d, side-scrolling chaos. Multiple enemies stream onto the screen, while guns and other weapons constantly spawn. You will die (a lot), but you’ll also have fun. If you get bored with the story, you can try your hand at a variety of challenges – or you can just choose the Experiment mode and create mayhem.