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The Best Horror Games on Xbox Game Pass

Updated July 13, 2020 1.6k votes 307 voters 26.4k views21 items

It's kind of a bummer there aren't more horror games on the Xbox Game Pass service, but that doesn't mean there aren't some good options. Let's take a look at the best horror games available on Xbox Games Pass, including shooters like Doom and zombie games like Dead Rising 2, which lets you kill zombies in new and creative ways.

If your horror interests require the most frightening of situations, you should probably check out a classic like 2002's Resident Evil Zero. If you're a fan of the series, but want to take on a prequel to the primary storyline, that's definitely the game for you. Other games like Id Software's Doom can be picked up and played without having played the original 1993 version, so don't feel as if you have to be a veteran to the franchise to enjoy this title. The new adaptation takes the classic look and feel, but gives it a AAA spin that makes it fun and gruesome to run across the landscape of Mars while shooting and pummeling the worst Hell has to offer!

Vote up the Xbox Games Pass horror games you'd most want other gamers to check out, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide to see which scary Xbox One games you should play next.

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    Outlast is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. The game revolves around a freelance investigative journalist, Miles Upshur who decides to investigate a...  more
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    Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Outlast, and features a...  more
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    As with previous Bloober Team games, Blair Witch is a first-person survival horror game and is a single player campaign. The player controls former police officer and veteran Ellis Lynch who joins a...  more
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    Layers of Fear is a psychological horror video game. In Layers of Fear, the player controls a psychologically disturbed painter who is trying to complete his magnum opus, as he navigates through a...  more
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    Dead by Daylight is an asymmetric survival horror online multiplayer video game developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Starbreeze Studios. Dead by Daylight was released for the Microsoft...  more
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    Silent Hill 2 is a survival horror video game published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 and developed by Team Silent, a production group within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. The game was...  more
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    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is an episodic survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise (22nd overall). Resident...  more
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    Resident Evil, originally released in Japan as Bio Hazard, is a survival horror video game developed and released by Capcom originally for the Sony PlayStation in 1996. It was later ported for the...  more
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    Observer (stylised as >observer_) is a cyberpunk horror video game developed by Bloober Team and published by Aspyr. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 15 August...  more
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    Resident Evil Zero is a 2002 survival horror video game that was developed and published for the GameCube by Capcom. The game's storyline serves as a prequel to the first Resident Evil and covers the...  more
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    Metro: Last Light is a single-player first-person shooter and horror video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 3 and...  more
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    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having...  more
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    State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival video game developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. It is a sequel to the 2013 video game State of Decay. The game was released...  more
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    Dead Rising 4 is an action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It is the fourth installment in the Dead Rising...  more
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    Hello Neighbor is a survival horror stealth game developed by Dynamic Pixels and published by tinyBuild. The aim of the game is for the player to successfully sneak into the basement of their...  more
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    Dead Rising 2 is an open world survival horror beat 'em up video game developed by Blue Castle Games and published by Capcom in September 2010 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows...  more
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    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a first-person action video game developed and published by Fatshark. It is the sequel to the 2015's Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide 2 was released for...  more
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    Dead Rising 3 is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was announced as an Xbox One exclusive during Microsoft's E3 2013 press...  more
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    Dead Island: Riptide is an action role-playing survival horror video game and stand-alone expansion to Dead Island developed by Polish studio Techland and published by Koch Media's game label Deep...  more
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    Costume Quest is a role-playing video game developed by Double Fine Productions and published by THQ. In the game, the player controls a child that is trick-or-treating with their twin on Halloween...  more
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    Graveyard Keeper is a graveyard-themed simulation role-playing video game developed by Lazy Bear Games and published by tinyBuild. The game's alpha was released for Microsoft Windows in May 2018,...  more
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