With Halloween just around the corner, avid mobile gamers can now expect new game updates and new titles of the scary, spooky variety in app stores. While all of the zombie- or vampire-themed titles are appealing, there are a few standout options to play for free during this season.

Into The Dead

An old favourite from developer PikPok, “Into The Dead” remains an editor’s pick in the Google Play Store when it comes to endless survival post-apocalyptic games. Taking on the endless runner approach, “Into The Dead” give players a first person point-of-view character that has to travail through a large expanse of dark woods and fields while avoiding zombies.

Weapons are strewn about to kill zombies, while power-ups are also available to aid in fulfilling missions, or just to make each run easier for the player. While the game has been out since 2012, PikPok has been providing regular updates in the form of new weapons, trials and new challenges to make each run different.

Hotel Transylvania 2: The Game

Reliance Big Entertainment’s “Hotel Transylvania 2: The Game” is a building game that lets players customise their cities with different monsters from the movie of the same title. It’s an accompanying game for the movie, and filled with side quests and mini games.

There are a lot of playable monsters including Dracula, Mavis, Frankenstein and Mummy, according to the Google Play Store. In addition, there are other unlockables who are part of the case, such as Blobby, Dennis, Frank, Griffin, Mavs, Murray and Wayne.

Like other building games, it’s best to play “Hotel Transylvania 2: The Game” in tablet devices. This makes it better and easier to view the city alongside the landmark areas in the game.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land

“The Walking Dead” is not a newbie in the App Store and Google PlayStore. However, there is a new game from the same franchise that has recently landed on iOS devices.

Dubbed “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land,” developer Next Games has put AMC’s Daryl Dixon, portrayed by Norman Reedus, as the lead character in the game, Variety reported. Players will need to have their pack of survivors in order to fight off the walkers and create their own shelter, as in the TV series.

So far, iOS players can enjoy 10 story missions and weekly guild challenges. To date, “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land” has already gotten one million downloads on the iOS alone. An Android version is planned for release, but no date has been announced yet.

The Simpsons Tapped Out

Electronic Arts' Springfield-building game continues to thrive with its seasonal and major updates. And this Halloween 2015 is no exception as the developer introduces the Treehouse of Horror 2015 expansion.

It brings new items and spawns for players to tap and obtain Halloween-themed prizes, including the Model Donut and Gate to Nowhere. There are also craftable prizes from last Halloween including Hugo, Bart’s long-lost good twin brother and the Spooky House, to those who want to get what they missed out on.

For long-time players who want to get more items for a spooky wooded area in their Springfields or even for new players who want to check out what “The Simpsons Tapped Out” is all about, this is a great event to start with. There’s still time for Act 1, while Acts 2 and 3 will land within the Halloween season.

Kill Me Again: Infectors

For Android players, “Kill Me Again: Infectors” has been released by developer NHN PixelCube Corp. This is similar to “The Walking Dead” in that it features a zombie-ridden apocalypse wasteland. And the goal of the character is to survive.

The game is unique in that it’s a three match-up type while also being a defend-yourself type of shooter. The mechanic is simple—players need to match bullets of the same colour so that their characters can reload guns and fire at will. Necessity to find a match in this case is fueled by the need to shoot zombies in the face. The bigger the match-ups are, the stronger the firepower, Droidgamers reported.

There’s a lot going on in “Kill Me Again: Infectors,” and for a free-to-play title, it has other components that help the player defeat stronger enemies. These include upgrades, other mercenaries and character additions. “Kill Me Again: Infectors” is now out on Android following its soft launch in specific areas last September.

"The Walking Dead: No Man's Land trailer (Credit: YouTube/Next Games)

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