Halloween horrors guide: Scream Fortress 2, Trains vs Zombies, and more

A Hellish handful of vicious video games are hosting Hallowe'en festivities this weekend on PC, including Team Fortress 2, Killing Floor, and, bizarrely, Train Simulator 2012. Here's out guide to what's going on.

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With the scariest holiday on the calendar creeping near, a Hellish handful of vicious video ghouls (games) are hosting Halloween festivities. If you can't find the fishnet stockings needed to complete your Sexy Parking Meter costume, and will be staying, here's a few unspeakable ideas on how to amuse yourself this wicked weekend. You can seek the Bombinomicon in Team Fortress 2, fight Dracula and dress as Commander Chicken in Killing Floor, escape a zombie nightmare in Train Simulator 2012, and join in plenty of other spooky thrills. Once again, Team Fortress 2 is running the scariest show in town, with the Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special. After reading the fabulous new comic revealing the terrifying truth behind the Demonman's missing eye, you'll be ready to hunt the accursed orb. The map Viaduct has become the haunted Eyeaduct, where you'll face the twisted creature the Demoman's eye became, the Monoculus. Defeating it will grant rewards, while you can also find new and fantastic Hallowe'en costumes, buy chilling new Mann Store items, or get a cauldron of goodies just for playing. Check the TF2 wiki for more, and have a peek at Eyeaduct courtesy of Youtube user Niichts: Survival shooter Killing Floor is running the Halloween Sideshow, bringing back and spookifying the cast of the Summer Sideshow. The Abusement Park has relocated to the asylum map of Bedlam, where you'll find goblins, were-bunnies, pumpkins, and Dracula baying for your blood. If you collect all seven new Killing Floor Halloween achievements, you'll unlock a Commander Chicken outfit to wear. Yes, it is a chicken suit. Rock of Ages has rolled out a Jack-o'-lantern boulder skin for you to pummel your foes with, along with a spooky new title screen. Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 is celebrating Halloween with perhaps the single oddest piece of downloadable content ever created, Trains vs Zombies. Zombies have invaded the Oxford-Paddington route, so you'll need to drive a group of survivors, including a mysterious man known as The Professor, to a secret bunker beneath Paddington Station, switching trains and dodging the dastardly undead along the way. Yes. $4.99 will get you four scenarios with zombies, witches, and flying trains.

Trains vs Zombies

Bunch of Heroes is offering the spooky skins in the Horror Pack DLC for free on Steam over the weekend, after which you'll need to buy them. Dungeons - The Dark Lord has a new Halloween-y map, and is filling your dungeons with pumpkins, candy, and other terrible things. As ever, MMOs including World of Warcraft, Champions Online, DC Universe Online, Guild Wars, Aion, Free Realms, and oh so many more have their own Halloween festivities. And, of course, there are heaps o' Halloween sales going on, but we'll have more on that in our weekend digital deals roundup later today.
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    October 28, 2011 9:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Halloween horrors guide: Scream Fortress 2, Trains vs Zombies, and more.

    A Hellish handful of vicious video games are hosting Hallowe'en festivities this weekend on PC, including Team Fortress 2, Killing Floor, and, bizarrely, Train Simulator 2012. Here's out guide to what's going on.

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      October 28, 2011 9:32 AM

      Unfortunately, the Team Fortress 2 update is underwhelming. No new weapons, a ton of restricted items and only a re-skinned map and a bad one at that. Not to mention they reused the gift distribution which was absolute terrible to begin with and there is already complaints of admins on servers abusing their power to get them while preventing the players from getting to it.

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        October 28, 2011 9:56 AM

        There are 2 new weapons. They just happen to be halloween themed fish and eternal reward

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        October 28, 2011 10:04 AM

        It's very underwhelming after last years. :(

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          October 28, 2011 10:38 AM

          It's not much different from last year's at all, other than people not liking KotH.

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        October 28, 2011 10:50 AM

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          October 28, 2011 11:14 AM

          Which also had no new weapons, that is why I was hopeful they were holding them for the Halloween update and as we have seen, they have failed to deliver.

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      October 28, 2011 12:29 PM

      I personally love my new Monoculus hat, but yeah, I found myself going back to fighting the Horsemann again on last year's map. Viaduct was never my favorite map to begin with.

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        October 28, 2011 12:48 PM

        The eyeball hat and book badge are very cool, by far the best looking items in the update. In fact after the pyro, soldier and engie (which are all just ok) the remaining reskins are really weak.

        While the axe was just a reskin it looks great. The Saxton mask really felt special. And both previous events had a lot to do for achievments, collecting, and crafting. This update you can potentially get the cheevos in a few minutes and have nothing left to do but hope for a slim shot at a haunted present every 5 minutes.

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