The Visitor Returns
Are you the sort that wants it to be Halloween all year 'round? You could do a Nightmare Before Christmas marathon, or you could play the latest Zeebarf and Steve Castro gore-fest, The Visitor Returns. Going back to the point-and-click roots of the original, this installment has you, in the form of a disturbing pink grub, visiting bloody, bloody mayhem upon the hapless residents of a secluded trailer home. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, but if you like your horror deaths chunkier than a can of diced tomatoes, you'll eat this up.
Look for cursor-changing hotspots with your mouse and click on them to interact with the scenes. If you get a little ahead of yourself, say by attempting to just run straight for a creature's delicious innards, your squishy alien invader might get killed, but that'll just reset the current scene, so feel free to experiment. You start out pretty weak, but as you absorb various creatures, you'll gain new abilities, and by the end of the game, you'll have six possible deaths to mete out to the final victim. All of which, needless to say, are totally gross.
If you gave The Visitor: Massacre at Camp Happy a miss because you're a pure point-and-clicker fan, this installment will be more up your alley, more akin to the Reemus series in terms of gameplay experience. Just as in previous installments, the game has you brutally killing animals and people in a cartoonishly over-the-top manner. If that doesn't sound like your thing, you'd be wise to skip this one. If your tastes are decidedly ghoulish, however, then play this game to revel with the delightful crunch of entrails.