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10 best horror games on Xbox Game Pass

From zombies to rogue machines, Game Pass has scares of every kind this Halloween...

Here are the 10 best horror games on Xbox Game Pass now.

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10. Five Nights at Freddy’s

The first four installments of horror sensation Five Nights at Freddy’s are on Game Pass. If you give them a try, get steady yourself for jump scares and an unshakeable fear of animatronics.

9. Man of Medan

Narrative horror game Man of Medan takes place aboard a ghost ship during what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. It’s most interesting for its multiplayer mode, which lets up to five friends roleplay as different characters.

8. Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon’s turn-based gameplay means there are no jump scares or frantic inventory fumbling. Instead, you’ll feel the terror of your party’s health and sanity slipping away in the face of cosmic horror.

7. Outlast 2

Outlast 2’s treatment of sexual abuse will turn some players off, but it offers a tense, challenging horror experience if you can stomach its disturbing content and buckets of blood and guts.

6. Carrion

If you’re sick of running for your life, Carrion lets you play a horror game from the killer’s perspective. Sneak through a top-secret government lab as a grotesque meat monster and gobble up the scientists trying to keep you from freedom.

5. The Evil Within

Developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, the psychological horror adventure The Evil Within combines unimaginable scares with so-so combat. Both the original and its sequel have a wonderfully tense atmosphere, even with lackluster stories.

4. Dead Space

All three sci-fi survival horror Dead Space games are on Game Pass, chronicling Isaac Clarke’s encounters with the mind-warping, mutated monsters known as Necromorphs.

3. Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation acts as a sequel of sorts to the classic sci-fi horror movie Alien. You play as Ripley’s daughter, who ends up on a Xenomorph-infested space station while searching for her mom.

2. The Walking Dead

If you can’t get enough Walking Dead, you’re in luck. The first two seasons of the game plus the Michonne spin-off are all on Game Pass. The narrative adventure offers plenty of scares and great characters.

1. Resident Evil 7

The original Resident Evil is a pillar of the survival horror genre, but the series moved toward straight-up action after. Resident Evil 7 brings the horror back in the franchise’s scariest game yet.