The best Halloween apps to get into the spooky spirit

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Get set for a day of tricks, treats and scares by downloading a few of the best Halloween apps out there. From gruesome games to cool wallpapers or soundscapes, fill your goody bag with tonnes of great Halloween apps and you’ll be more than ready to make the most of the world’s scariest holiday.

1. The Walking Dead Yourself

Ever wanted to know how your good looks would fare during a zombie takeover? Find out with FOX’s official Walking Dead app. Transform yourself into a fierce and fearsome zombie, add props from the TV show, then share your scary selfie through all your favourite social media sites. For ages 17+, this is a free Halloween app that’s perfect for showing off your darker (ahem, zombie) side.

Get The Walking Dead Yourself on Google Play or through the App Store.

2. Halloween City

Build your very own Halloween City, populated with all of your favourite spooky houses, monsters and accessories. Look after your creepy crew and collect coins to level up while you explore ghost lairs and spooky houses. Experiment with cross-breeding your monsters to create a whacky Halloween army – then teach it how to fight!

Get Halloween City on Google Play or through the App Store.

3. Halloween!

If it’s an all-rounder you’re looking for, the pick of the pumpkin patch has to be Halloween! – an app packed with creepy facts and features. Halloween! is ideal for real fans of the eeriest time of year and includes a countdown to the big day, a fantastic set of spooky sounds, tonnes of Halloween trivia, fancy dress suggestions, and even a special torch. This is a great one for slightly older kids, it’s rated 9+.

Get Halloween! in the App Store.

4. Halloween Ghost Cemetery

Give your phone or tablet a gothic makeover with this fun wallpaper app. Start with the setting, a ghostly graveyard, then play with sounds, interact with ghosts and owls, add your own text to a tomb and be prepared for unsettling sights of sprits appearing in the fog. As far as free Halloween apps go, this is simple, effective and suitably spine-tingling.

Get Halloween Ghost Cemetery on Google Play.

5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

With a gorgeous, hand-drawn style and a compelling, marble-popping set of challenges, this is the kind of game you’ll want to keep playing all year round. However, Halloween is the perfect time to step into 1820s Tarry Town – the setting for Washington Irving’s classic ghost story. Enjoy three game modes, complete over 70 objectives and match those marbles.

Get The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Google Play or through the App Store.

6. Shoot the Zombirds

Demonic hordes of birds are swooping down on the poor little Pumpkids and it’s up to you to load up your trusty crossbow and save the day. This slick little game lets you dress up as classic horror characters as you test your bow skills, make use of big-power ups and work your way up the leader board. There are few Halloween game apps as addictive as this one!

Get Shoot the Zombirds on Google Play or through the App Store.

7. Ghostbusters: Slime City

Ain’t afraid of no ghosts? Then grab your proton pack, build your own team and start clearing the streets of Manhattan with this fun, ghostbusting game. As the newest Ghostbuster recruit, you’re up against a whole host of terrifying ghosts and when the biggest threats roll around, you can team up with player squads in asynchronous co-op to take them down. Best for 12+, this is perfect for fans of the films.

Get Ghostbusters: Slime City on Google Play or through the App Store.

Get into the spooky spirit by downloading the best apps for Halloween.

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