Haunt your way through a town in the dead of night! Possess objects with your soul, to scare people away from a museum, a hospital, a theatre and a cruise ship. Will you be able to scare everyone out and reclaim what has been lost, before the night is over? A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 91% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (776 reviews) - 81% of the 776 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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“Honestly I fell in love with the concept behind Haunt the House the moment I heard about it.”
4/5 – PSNStores

“The visuals are gorgeous, with a unique style which is both cute and creepy at the same time. The audio is also impressive, boasting effective spot effects and some genuinely amusing sounds.”
7/10 – Pocket Gamer

“There's a surprisingly dark heart beating away inside this cheery little Halloween special. There's a genuine sense of mischief, too, conveyed by the bug-eyed howls of your prey and the looping, lilting tones of the jazz-club soundtrack.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!

...What was that sound? Is somebody there?

Leave the dusty halls of an abandoned clock tower to haunt your way through a town in the dead of night! Possess objects with your ghostly soul, to scare people away from a museum, a hospital, a theatre and a cruise ship. Will you be able to scare everyone out and reclaim what has been lost, before the night is over?

  • Three free expansions added since launch! Ghost Train, Mansion House and The North Pole!
  • A vibrant town with 5 locations to visit, each with it's own musical style and unique objects
  • Hundreds of different objects to possess, with several surprising powers each to try
  • A beautiful original score featuring world-class live session musicians
  • A large cast of townfolk, each with a personality, voice and sense of style
  • A secret second goal beyond simply scaring everyone out of town...

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Cute game, makes me wanna play all the time <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Haunt the House : Terrortown is a game where you basically play as a ghost and your objective is to scare people by possessing an item in a map.

Before proceeding, you might want to skip my review below to "Pros & Cons" at the end of the review if you can't understand my english :
The gameplay is simple, you're playing as a ghost and your objective is to scare people, how? by possessing an object/item scatter through the map/level, each item had unique scare animation (2-3 scare animation) which need to be unlocked by filling the scare meter, as the meter fills up the new animation will be unlocked and also you can't scare someone without possessing an item (you can't possess a person, keep that in mind) and ofc as a ghost you can move freely through wall and floor.
There's 4 map/level in this game, the original map on flash game and new one, the map design is creative and each of them unique.
Grapich and art are cute and colorful, the animation is also quite nice.
Love the soundtrack, i still humming the tune till now since 2011, the character/ghost sound effect is also nice (love that ghost boo sounds)
Beside the nostalgia, this game is really enjoyable and fun to play even with friends/family, i played this game with my family and compete who's the fastest one to complete the map, the game is also quite hilarious.

+ Simple Gameplay
+ Fun
+ 4 Level with huge replayability
+ Unique map design
+ Huge variety of item to choose
+ Soundtrack
+ Humor, i laugh so hard playing this game
- Unexpected Crash (not often but quite annoying, don't worry the game will save itself when crashed)

Score : 8/10
Haunt the House is pretty much a game where you want quick entertainment back from work or school to relieve some stress. Grab the game while you still can before the ghost grab you souls
I still remember myself back then playing this game on a website (i can't remember what the website name is but... it was flash game website), i've put many hours on this game, tried different method, tried to "kill" every person, etc.... to be honest, if my friend didn't play this game (I saw his pop-up playing this) maybe i never knew this version of Haunt the House exist.
Sorry for my english, it's not my first language.
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150 of 194 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Denny Crane still ain't afraid of no ghosts. But to BE a ghost? Simply fun. Fun for the whole family, politically safe and just charming. This game proves there are still game makers out there who put all their heart and... soul into their projects. Support these fine people. Denny Crane says it is well worth it.
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131 of 169 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Why there isn't the "Mixed" button in this review!?

I mean, I personally like this game a lot. The overall style and atomosphere is just great. But I wouldn't recommend this to others because of its length. Is it too much to wish the experience lasted a little longer?
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100 of 123 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
I didn't expect Haunt The House Terrortown to be this short. 30 minutes is all it took. Then the credits started rolling. Look up 'disappointing' in the dictionary and it probably shows the title of this game.
And it was pretty good actually. Possessing objects and interacting with them is fun. Especially if you can scare a bunch of people at the same time. The animations and designs are just excellent, by the way.
And sure, the controls for possessing objects could've been much better (a mouse would've worked better, or a 'snap-to' system), and the UI could've been more intuitive but the game was fun for as long as it lasted.
Still, some extra levels couldn't have hurt the game, they could've even improved it a bit.

[Rating: 71/100]
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a charming side-scrolling game, in which you play as a mischievous little ghost. When the night falls, you float from your home in an old clocktower and start wandering around the town, scaring people to death. You can possess objects and interact with them, making townfolks running away terrified.
The game has colorful and cartoony graphics that really stand out. Each playable ghost has its own style and signature howling.
The soundtrack is fitting and catchy, I really love the North Pole theme.
The game includes achievements, and some of them are actually kind of challenging: after many attempts, I still miss a couple of them (those people just won't jump from the window!).

I fell in love with this game at first sight and just bought it without thinking about it twice. It was during its launch week, around a year ago. The game was pretty short back then (there was only the Terror Town level) yet it was so cute I didn't regret my impulse purchase. During the past months the developers have added a tutorial and three more levels for free (Mansion House, Ghost Train and North Pole) including new achievements and new cute ghosts aswell (by the way, the stuck-out tongue ghost is totally my favorite). I'm impressed by the great work they did.
As a huge indie game supporter I'm really glad when I find cute little gems like Haunt the House, so I totally recommend this game even at its full price (but it has been on sale during the year on several occasions, so you can actually get it at a lower price).
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87 of 126 people (69%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
I made somebody slip and die on a banana peel. 10/10

A game about interacting with things as a ghost in order to scare people out of a building.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
A cute little indie game that just makes you want to put it in your pocket~ I got the game on sale, but I still think the full price is worth it. You basically play a little ghost, and scare the living bajeebus out of people.

  • Unique arcade game concept
  • Smooth and fluid gameplay
  • Cute art style and animations
  • Detailed settings
  • Nice music and sound effects
  • Can get you a few hours of gameplay
  • Several playable characters and settings to choose from
  • Easy to obtain achievements
  • I personally think it is more suited for children

  • Little to no story
  • Low replay value
  • AI can be annoying at times

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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a very short yet charming little game backed by a very nifty art style.


-the art style is very nice and colorful

-funny sound design with quirky ghost sounds, amusing screams and nice soundtrack

-the overall gameplay is fun, making people scream and run away from your ghost and haunted objects really becomes a guilty pleasure

-tons of objects to haunt with 2/3 different scares each

-simple yet effective controls


-the game is VERY short,about an hour for both the main game+expansion, you'll get some more mileage if you decide to replay it to hunt achievements though

-not really any strategy involved, you can just spam an object's spooks and it'll do the trick as there's no need to diversify

-sometimes terrified people will run the wrong way rather than exiting the location, giving you extra work without reason as you scramble to terrify them again


Overall Haunt the House offers a very charming and quite amusing experience, it's just a shame that the game is so light on content and extremely easy.
I think that the 2$ sale price I got it for is a decent proposition overall, the game is fun enough,sports a really good art style after all and this is enough to give it a try if you think it'd be your thing.
I guess parents'd also strongly consider this game due to its very child-friendly interface, gameplay and design...I'm sure they'd have a blast.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
AUDIO: Charming                                                AESTHETIC: Adorable
MEMORABILITY: Great                                       WORTH: Full Price

PROS: Delightful atmosphere with great voice-acting! Very impressed that everything has its own animation and can be interacted with. Being a ghost and scaring people out is a creative concept and leads to a lot of laughs. There is always something new to discover. The art style is full of love and character.

CONS: The game itself is pretty short. Achievements are finicky, some are simply not working, or have to be jarred by messing with the menu options. AI can act a little wonky, especially if you've been messing with them for a long time, (as you would when trying to get certain achievements.) Not much of a challenge, otherwise.

OVERALL: An extremely cute, family-friendly game that is a safe bet gift-wise around Halloween especially. Can't wait to see more from this developer.

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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 16
You play as a Ghost, and scare people by possessing objects.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: October 12
This game is really cute, but super quick. I finished the whole thing in less than 2 hours.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: October 10
A very simple,but enjoyable nice little game.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: October 9
It's hard for me to reccomend this game... Yes, it is a lot of fun. But this game is prone to crashing, has no diffaculty whatsoever (unless you are going for a good score), and doesn't offer a lot of content. Only the main game has any story whatsoever, and non of the levels have a proper ending. Even the level that is a remake of the origanal is missing its story. Speaking of the remake, they changed a lot of things that didn't need to be changed (for example a lot of good sound effects were changed for no reason). I can only recomend this game if you played and REALLY liked the origanal flash version.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 6
This game is pretty fun and Ive hardly played it yet. It needs key cusomization though. Other than that it is pretty good and has certainly improved since Haunt the House.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: October 5
I love the game! it is really fun to play
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Annabel West
2.5 hrs
Posted: October 5
Scared people so much it crashed my game. Would scare again.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 5
Ever since the classic Ghost Master gave players the power to scare idiot homeowners out of their dwellings, I've been eager to see more games about being the haunter rather than the hauntee. Poltergeist: A Pixellated Horror was another fine offering, if a little simple. Now we have Haunt the House, possibly the most polished of the haunting simulators yet, but still not as deep as you might be hoping.

You take on the role of the cutest ghost in the entire world (seriously look at him) as he works to scare away every mortal in sight. You're going to need more than his adorably pitiful ooOOoo though, which is why you can possess just about every object in the game. Once you have taken over a chair or lamp or dresser or whatever, you get some new options to terrify those in the vicinity. Most objects can move or make some little sound, but once you raise the overall terror level in the building (shown in a big, helpful bar at the bottom) you can unlock new moves with certain objects like projecting apparitions and breaking things.

Starting out, the gameplay appears dead simple. You find the largest gathering of people, possess something, mash your spook button until everyone flees, then repeat. After a some time with your ghostly bud you'll come to discover there's a little more nuance to it than that. People recover their composure after escaping a spook, so chasing down specific victims and chain-haunting them is far more effective for getting them out of the house. You can also corral terrified residents to windows which they will gladly leap from to save you the wait for them to reach the door. Not all spooks are equal, either, as the ones that can be unleashed rapid-fire can send people into a tizzy before they can escape.

The base scenario, Terror Town, features an open map with four locations to haunt. There's also the mansion from the original Flash game, a holiday map, and a train with three cars. Most areas have 20 to 30 people to run off, along with some secrets to find like fatalities you can cause and objects with special spooks. That should be enough to keep you busy for an hour, but beyond that... I can't really say. You're scored on the efficiency of your haunting and there are achievements to turn up, though if neither of those interest you then this is going to be a short game.

I will say that I can't get enough of the bold, cartoony look Haunt the House revels in. Possessed objects do all sorts of ridiculous and adorable things, from tables dancing to portholes becoming eldritch portals. Your victims are all wide-eyed caricatures with giant expressions and silly screams. The sound design sells a lot of it, in fact, with equally adorable honks and swishes for the spooks and an old-tymey cinema soundtrack. It looks great, sounds great, and plays great (especially with a controller), it'll just be over before you know it. But if you like terrifying virtual people as much as I do, it's a good time while it lasts.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: October 5
Really nice game, a bit short imo, but nonetheless its really well made.
Would recomend buying this game.
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