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Goosebumps: The Game is a point and click Goosebumps video game released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS by WayForward Technologies. The game was released on October 13, 2015, and serves as a tie-in/prequel to the Goosebumps film.

On October 9, 2018, the game was released for the Nintendo Switch to promote the release of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.


The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual... Your sleepy neighborhood's been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren't ordinary monsters—they're R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc!

You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighborhood, unravel the mysteries of Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge!


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Books and stories referenced

Goosebumps (original series)

Give Yourself Goosebumps

Tales to Give You Goosebumps

Goosebumps Series 2000

  • I Am Your Evil Twin: There is an achievement called "I Was Your Evil Twin". It is achieved by defeating the reflection with a handheld mirror.
  • Are You Terrified Yet?: It's the name of an achievement. It is achieved by accessing the bookstore behind the candy store.
  • Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls: The movers mention zombies, possibly referring to Graveyard Ghouls.
  • Brain Juice: There's an achievement called, "Using Good Ol' Brain Juice". This is achieved by using the cell phone to call R.L. Stine.
  • It Came from Ohio!: It's the name of an achievement gained after getting into a phone conversation with R.L. Stine.
  • Be Afraid — Be Very Afraid!: It's the name of an achievement. It is achieved by defeating the Beast from the East.
  • The Haunted Car: The movers reference the story of a haunted car, which one of the movers swear actually happened. It's also the name of an achievement. It is achieved by using Chad to travel around town.
  • Slappy's Nightmare: It's the name of an achievement. It is achieved by using certain dialogue options when confronting Slappy and making him confess his greatest secret.
  • Earth Geeks Must Go!: It's the name of an achievement. It is achieved by getting 250 points on a skeeball game.

Goosebumps HorrorLand

Goosebumps Hall of Horrors

  • Night of the Giant Everything: There is an achievement called "Night of the Giant Inventory", which is achieved by collecting every item in the game.

Goosebumps Most Wanted

Critical reception

Goosebumps: The Game received generally unfavorable reviews from critics. Reviewing the PS4 version, Push Start gave the game a 2/10, praising the game's references to the books but criticizing the puzzles and writing.[1] Reviewing the Nintendo 3DS version, Nintendo Life considered the game to be directionless and underwhelming, criticizing the game for its weak story and puzzles. On the other hand, they enjoyed the Goosebumps references and visual style, and ultimately rated the game a 5/10.[2] In another review of the 3DS version, Nintendo Insider found the game to be confusing and disappointing. [3]

In a harsh review of the Nintendo Switch version, Leo Faria of WayTooManyGames called the game "plain awful" and "one of the worst" licensed games he had played in a while. He rated it a 3.5/10, criticizing the game for its plot, wiring, visuals, and sound.[4] Ollie Reynolds of Switch Player felt similarly and rated the game 1/5 stars.[5] In a positive review, Bonus Stage thought the game was fun and exciting, favorably comparing the game to the books and rating the game a "very good" 8/10 rating.[6] In a negative review of Goosebumps Dead of Night, Destructoid gave this game a favorable recommendation.[7]


  • There are three ghost children that the player has to make cross over to the afterlife:
    • The player can get rid of the female ghost (called "Angry Girl" when speaking) by knocking the year 1988 off The Cuckoo Clock. This is very similar to how Tara Webster was removed from The Cuckoo Clock of Doom. While this could be used as evidence that the girls are the same, the girl and Tara are of different races and hair colors.
  • In the first movie, Stine moved to Madison, Delaware a few years ago, and since the player had an iPhone, the game may have taken place sometime between 2007 - 2015.
  • During the second film, Stine at first claims that his books have only gotten loose once before, before subsequently recanting that statement and remembering that they have gotten loose a number of other times. This may be an indirect reference to the events of this game and Night of Scares.
  • The game's opening cutscene is very similar to the movie's alternate opening.
  • The password to the computer in the study, "1081943" is R.L. Stine's birthday (October 8, 1943).
  • The combination to the trunk in the master bedroom, "1992" is the year Welcome to Dead House was published.
  • In the game, Fifi is Mrs. Forster's dog, even though they are from two different books.
  • Mr. Wood, Dr. Brewer's Clone, the Grool and Aunt Dahlia appear even though they have been killed off in previous stories.
  • While in the mall, the protagonist can pick up a note left behind by a security guard that has instructions for reaching the security office. The note is worded very similarly to the phone messages left for the player in the horror game, Five Nights at Freddy's.
  • If the player tries to enter the furnace in the basement of Dead House, the player is met with a message saying, "Nope! So Much Nope!". This is a reference to the "Nope!" Internet meme.
  • The cassette recorder sports the "CONY" logo, which is a play on "SONY" since this is a Sony game.
  • On the player's computer, you can find several songs by an artist named "Todd Zombie." This is likely a reference to musician Rob Zombie.           
  • Due to Nintendo systems lacking an achievements feature, achievements do not appear in the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch versions of the game.
  • When the player enters the kitchen of Dead House for the first time, the music's volume gets quiet than usual, and it stays that way for a while. The volume goes back to normal when you enter the living room after escaping from the Monster Blood, where you see Slappy's message on the player's TV.
  • In the mall, there is a movie theater called "Edwood's Theaters". This is a reference to sci-fi director Ed Wood.


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