Are you in need of a good scare? Do you want to try out the best horror games on your Xbox to keep up with the scariest season of the year? Well, if that’s the case then you need to check out the list of some of the best Xbox games for Halloween.
Honestly, there’s something interestingly addictive about games that whenever you play them, you get lost in their fantasy world. Although it presents as one of the best visual and technological showcases from the developers’ side, playing through the script of a horror game is an experience set on a whole other level.
With a number of options in the horror genre currently present in the market right now, we’ve rounded up the 5 best Xbox games for Halloween that will take you through a series of jump scares and keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the gameplay. Whether it’s your first time trying this genre or you need a balance of good storyline with survival and action, head over to the main section of the article for the greatest Halloween games for Xbox.
List of the Best Xbox Games For Halloween
# Resident Evil Village
Talking about horror games, the entry of a Resident Evil game is a no-brainer. Set in the Resident Evil series as the eighth major game, Resident Evil Village is the sequel to the 2017 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
The playthrough takes on the storyline of Ethan Winters who is on the search for his kidnapped daughter following the tragic events when BSAA captain, Chris Redfield, attacks his home. While retaining the Resident Evil series’ survival elements, the first-person perspective gameplay of the Evil Village adds a more action-oriented play style.
- Ultra-realistic Graphics
- High replay value
- Great overall gameplay
- Advertised multiplayer mode delayed for 2020 launch
Platform Availability: Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
# The Evil Within 2
Although the sequel game to The Evil Within was released way back in 2017, The Evil Within 2 still remains one of the solid survival horror games with a core fanbase and will probably continue to be so for years to come.
Set in third-person, the gameplay takes control of detective Sebastian Castellanos who after having lost everything at the hands of the shadowy Mobius group is forced to join them in order to save and rescue his daughter, Lily. While the storyline is almost touching, the game’s tagline of ‘The Only Way Out Is In’ is perfectly justified.
- 3 Difficulty Modes: Casual, Survival, and Nightmare
- Features a Crafting System
- Psychological Thrills
- Experience of True Survival Horror
- Not much replay value
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Platform Availability: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
# A Plague Tale: Innocence
Although the Xbox One version of the action-adventure stealth game surfaced in 2019, it was only in July 2021 that Xbox X/S versions of A Plague Tale: Innocence got released. There’s even a sequel A Plague Tale: Requiem coming up in 2022.
Set in 14th century France, the gameplay assumes control of Amicia de Rune as she and her ill brother, Hugo, flee from the threat of the French Inquisition during the Hundred Years’ War. Add to that the hordes of rats spreading the black plague and we’ve got one of the best dark medieval horror games.
- Optional 120 FPS Mode on Xbox Series X/S
- Impressive Visuals
- Solid Gameplay
- Room for improvement in gameplay
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Developer: Asobo Studio
Platform Availability: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Amazon Luna, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
# Alien Isolation
If you’re looking for an Alien horror game, this is hands-down your best bet. Based on the Alien sci-fi film series, Alien Isolation is the closest and the best game adaptation of the film series franchise.
Set 15 years after the events of the ‘79 Alien film, the game’s storyline follows Amanda Ripley, engineer and daughter of Ellen Ripley (the protagonist from the film). With regards to investigating the disappearance of her mother, players will have to take a stealthy approach in order to survive and outsmart the Alien predator.
- Incredible Visuals
- Excellent attention to detail with the original film
- Strategic Survival Gameplay
- Xbox experience locked to 1080p 30 FPS
Developer: Creative Assembly
Platform Availability: Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Linux, OS X, Nintendo Switch
Largely unrelated to the 2006 game variant sharing the same name, Arkane’s Prey is a first-person shooter game released in 2017. The storyline features players taking control of Morgan Yu as he sets out to explore the Talos 1 space station.
Upon eventually unraveling the mysterious and hostile alien force, it is you who must take on the threat with your mind-bending powers and unique weapons to decide the future of humanity. With a combination of the elements of role-playing, stealth, immersive sims, and Metroidvanias subgenres of games, Prey has an open-world setting design.
- Unique open-world setting
- Near-limitless possibilities
- Compatibility with Xbox FPS Boost
- Pacing suffers towards the end story
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Arkane Studios
Platform Availability: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
With this, it’s time for us to conclude the list of the best Xbox games for Halloween. From leading games like Resident Evil to the adaptation of the Alien franchise movie, we’ve covered the 5 best horror games that you can play on your Xbox.
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