Top 5 Scary Games on Xbox Game Pass for Halloween Fun

Xbox Game Pass offers some awesome choices for people who like scary games.

Top 5 Scary Games on Xbox Game Pass for Halloween Fun

Tomorrow is Halloween, so it's the perfect time to dive into a spooky game. If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you're in luck because you can enjoy some thrilling horror games without spending extra money. With over 400 games to choose from, Xbox Game Pass offers a variety of horror games, including some real gems. In fact, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate even has one of the big horror game releases for 2023.

So, if you're in the mood for a Halloween scare and you have Xbox Game Pass, you don't need to search far. Below, you'll find five of the best horror games available on Xbox Game Pass, and we'll also mention one game with a notable exception. These games cover not only classic third-person survival horror but also first-person shooters and other horror genres. We've provided a trailer for each game and a brief description to help you decide which one to play.

Dead Space

(Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Only)

"Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast mining ship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and Isaac's beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now alone and armed with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac races to find Nicole as the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura unravels around him. Trapped with hostile creatures called Necromorphs, Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship but his own crumbling sanity."

Amnesia: The Bunker 

"Amnesia: The Bunker is a first-person horror game from the makers of SOMA and Amnesia. Left all alone in a desolate WW1 bunker with only one bullet remaining in the barrel, it's up to you to face the oppressing terrors in the dark. Keep the lights on at all costs, persevere, and make your way out alive. A truly intense horror experience."


"In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities."


"The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we're going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?"

The Evil Within 2

"From mastermind Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within 2 is the latest evolution of survival horror. Detective Sebastian Castellanos has lost it all. But when given a chance to save his daughter, he must descend once more into the nightmarish world of STEM. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around him. Will Sebastian face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shadows to survive."

Honorable Mention: Signalis 

(Leaves at the end of Halloween)

"Searching for dreams inside of a nightmare. Awaken from slumber and explore a surreal retrotech world as Elster, a technician Replika searching for her lost partner and her lost dreams. Discover terrifying secrets, challenging puzzles, and nightmarish creatures in a tense and melancholic experience of cosmic dread and classic psychological survival horror."

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