October is well underway and it's the perfect time to play some spooky games. Here are the five best horror games available to play on Xbox Game Pass this Halloween.
Halloween is creeping up on us. Whether you're a horror enthusiast or a spooky rookie, this season is the perfect excuse to fire up some excellent and terrifying games. Finding the right game can be tricky, especially if you need to part with some cash to play it. But, if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, there's a whole library of games at your fingertips, ready to play at no additional cost.
Below, we've listed the five best horror games available to play on Xbox Game Pass this Halloween.
5 Best Horror Games on Xbox Game Pass for Halloween 2022
1. Alien: Isolation
Creative Assembly's first-person survival horror is one of the best adaptations of the Alien franchise ever committed to games. Players take on the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of iconic hero Ellen Ripley, whose search for her mother leaves her stranded on Sevastopol Station. Caught between rogue androids, desperate humans, and the ever-stalking Xenomorph, Ripley must do all she can to escape the station alive.
Alien Isolation first released in 2014 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
2. Back 4 Blood
A spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a great PvE shooter to play alone of with a team of friends. Blast your way through zombie-like hordes of The Ridden as one of many Cleaners — survivors of the post-apocalyptic world. Use special perk cards to build a deck that will aid, or hinder, your chances of survival. Anyone familiar with Left 4 Dead will feel right at home with this one.
Back 4 Blood released last year, in October 2021 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
3. Dead by Daylight
Another game perfect for sharing the spooks with friends, Dead by Daylight is an assymetrical horror game where a team of survivors must outwit and outmaneuver a player-controlled villain. Aside from its obvious horror themes, Dead by Daylight makes for a perfect Halloween playthrough thanks to its addition of popular iconic horror movie characters. Franchises such as Scream, Evil Dead, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre all have a home in Dead by Daylight.
Dead by Daylight first launched in 2016 for Windows PC, and in 2017 for PlayStation and Xbox.
4. Dead Space
Classic horror Dead Space and its sequels are all available on Xbox Game Pass. This sci-fi horror shooter puts players in the place of Isaac Clarke stranded on a mining spacecraft out in space. Horrific monsters known as Necromorphs have infested the ship. Isaac must solve puzzles, locate equipment and gear in order to survive the ordeal. This month is the perfect time to experience the original Dead Space ahead of its remake launching in 2023.
Dead Space first released in 2008 on PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.
5. The Walking Dead
All chapters of The Walking Dead Telltail series are available to play through Xbox Game Pass. While the game takes place in the same fictional world as its comic and TV series counterparts, the games tell a unique story set in the zombie-filled apocalypse. Unlike most horror games on this list, The Walking Dead features less emphasis on puzzle-solving and combat. Instead, its story and characters, coupled with harsh choices instigated by the player, make for an emotional narrative experience.
The Walking Dead: Season One was originally released episodically, beginning in 2012. The game is available to play in full via Xbox Game Pass.