Horror has always been one of our favorite genres in games, ever since we played in polygonal graphics where it took a lot of imagination to understand that a monster was scary. Over time, things started to get really impactful as the visuals improved, in the same way that the mood and the dark and macabre ambience started to get more intense. And, of all times of year, Halloween is the ideal time to delve into this world of horror. Luckily, Xbox Game Pass has a very robust catalog of titles like this.
In addition to hundreds of games of different genres, Microsoft’s subscription service brings some good horror games, ranging from the most tense ones, to those full of blood and scares out of the most absolute nothing. Between classics, new releases and even those independent gems that are just waiting for an unsuspecting player, there is no shortage of options for those who want to test their nerves and fill their heads with nightmares.
Whether on Halloween or any other date of the year, the fact is that Xbox Game Pass is an excellent way to find a new game to have fun, even if it means getting scared and suffering from tachycardia. After all, there are crazy things in this world.
Scorn is a first-person game set in a dark and strange universe. Clearly inspired by the works of artist HR Giger, responsible for creating the Xenomorph of Alien – The Eighth Passengerthe game places the player in this world without any clue as to why they are there, leaving them to explore the disturbing environment.
By solving puzzles, you receive clues as to what is there, discovering new areas and better understanding the history of that bizarre world. The problem is, while you’re putting together this bizarre puzzle, the entire world around you wants to kill you in the most disgusting way possible.
6. Dead Space
A modern horror classic, Dead Space got a very competent remake that arrives on Game Pass, showing its value. The game puts the player in control of engineer Isaac Clarke, who is sent into space on a repair mission. Upon arriving at the ship, he finds his crew completely massacred by an alien plague.
Isolated on the ship, Clarke needs to find ways to survive while looking for a way to return home without the aliens putting his life and humanity at risk. Mixing a medium mood Resident Evil with the aforementioned Alien: The Eighth Passengeryou have to deal with space zombies in the middle of claustrophobic and dark corridors — which is a guarantee of tension and fright.
SOMA is a horror and science fiction game that raises questions about identity, consciousness and what it means to be human. The game takes place in an underwater station, where food is running out, it is not possible to communicate with the outside world and machines create consciousness, starting to believe they are people.
As a survivor, you must find others like you and decide exactly what end the season will take. The problem is that bizarre creatures, crazy robots and omnipresent artificial intelligence stand in your way, greatly complicating your mission.
4. The Evil Within
The Evil Within is a game that was born full of expectations, as it is a horror title developed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the franchise Resident Evil. The game is full of dark environments, an atmosphere of constant danger and tension and should completely please fans of the survivor horror genre.
In the game, you control detective Sebastian Castellanos, who, after investigating the murder of police officers, ends up captured and imprisoned in a place full of bizarre creatures. Having to survive with very few resources, the detective now needs to find a way to escape, but first discover what evil force is behind all the chaos and terror.
3. The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2 continues the plot of the first game, once again placing detective Sebastian Castellanos at the center of the plot. After losing everything, he sees a chance to save his daughter by exploring the world of STEM again.
With gameplay a little different from the first game, The Evil Within 2 it still brings a very competent horror story, in addition to investing heavily in the tense atmosphere of terror and suspense.
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2. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice It is a game that can be considered horror due to its extremely tense atmosphere and some very disturbing visuals. The game tells the story of Senua, a Celtic warrior who sets out on a journey to Viking hell to save the soul of her deceased husband.
The game has a very interesting difference in that it was developed together with neuroscientists, portraying a character who lives with psychosis, hearing voices and seeing things that are not always real. The way this is placed in the game creates a unique atmosphere of tension.
1. Amnesia Collection
The franchise Amnesia has already left its mark on the horror genre in games, and you can enjoy your games in Amnesia Collection. This collection features three games from the series, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs e Amnesia: Justine.
In all of them, the terror is exactly in a completely frightening atmosphere, amplified by the fact that the player is unable to defend himself from the dangers that come his way. Running and hiding is the most you can do, creating an aura of helplessness like no other.