The best apps and games for iPhone, iPad, and Mac that are sure to get you and your family in the Halloween spirit
Halloween is right around the corner and that means candy, trick or treat, scary movies, and lots of other traditions. From games to great Halloween themed recipes to books you can share and read with your kids, there are lots of great iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps to help celebrate Halloween. These are currently the ones we think are the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps to get you in the Halloween spirit!
LIMBO is not only a spooky game that's perfect for Halloween time, it offers up amazing gameplay with gorgeous graphics. If you like puzzle games, you'll love LIMBO since it's pretty much a series of physics based games bundled into one. You'll wander through a word of LIMBO to find out your sister's fate, and experience tons of obstacles along the way you'll need to riddle out in order to advance. From defeating giant spiders to making your way across eery lakes, LIMBO is a fascinating world that's sure to pull you in.
It may not be appropriate for young children but if you're looking for a spooky game that'll keep you guessing for hours, LIMBO is an excellent choice. Be sure to try it with headphones on for an even better experience!
Plants vs Zombies
Every year around Halloween I always feel the urge to play through Plants vs Zombies on my iPad. Nothing says Halloween like zombies roaming around your front yard. Both the classic original game is available as well as the newer edition, Plants vs Zombies 2. I personally prefer the original game but for those that don't mind freemium models, both are awesome games and something the whole family is sure to enjoy.
If you're looking for a great Halloween themed game that you can play over and over again, you need Plants vs Zombies in your life.
- iPhone, Plants vs Zombies, $0.99 - Download Now
- iPad, Plants vs Zombies HD, $0.99 - Download Now
- iOS, Plants vs Zombies 2, Free - Download Now
- Mac, Plants vs Zombies, $9.99 - Download Now
Angry Birds Seasons
Angry Birds Seasons isn't just fun for Halloween, it's fun for every season. With specific level packs for pretty much any season you can imagine, Angry Birds Seasons is one that's sure to keep adults and kids alike entertained. New updates to seasons bring power packs and other interactive items too so if you haven't picked up an Angry Birds game in a while, now is a great time to check one out!
For themed holiday updates that come with every season, you'll definitely want to pick up Angry Birds seasons.
Fruit Ninja has been an iOS favorite for years and in celebration of Halloween, it's been updated to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters. You'll see lots of familiar Ghostbusters equipment such as Proton Packs, Ecto Goggles, and more. You can even try your luck with the River of Slime from Ghostbusters II.
If you're a Ghostbusters fan and you haven't already picked up Fruit Ninja, there's no better time than now.
- iOS, $0.99 - Download Now
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is a fan favorite around lots of different holiday seasons and Halloween is no exception. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a great story that many of us were read as children. Now you can get it directly on your iPhone and iPad. The best part is it's interactive. It's great for young children to read along with and explore on their own, or together with you.
- iOS, $2.99 - Download Now
Part of the fun of Halloween is the candy and treats that come with it. The Foodie app updates regularly to feature recipes that are fun for every season and Halloween is no exception. Whether you're looking for fun recipes to do with the kids or drink recipes for an adult party, Foodie's got them all. Along with detailed instructions, each recipe is accompanied by beautiful images too. I've found Foodie to be a great resource for every season so it may just be something you want to keep on standby for the upcoming holiday season as well.
- iOS, Free - Download Now
Your favorite Halloween apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac?
While these are my favorite iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps and games for Halloween, everyone celebrates a little differently. What apps and games have you found to be awesome editions to your Halloween collection? Let me know in the comments!
Note: Originally published, October 2013. Updated, October 2014.