Find Your Spooky Place With Xbox Game Pass' Halloween Additions

Published: October 23, 2018 12:57 AM /


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Add a little spooky to your step, with the addition of some fan-favorite horror games to the Xbox Game Pass, just in time for Halloween! Four games are being added to the service as part of the 2Spooky for Halloween event currently running.

Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition is the first new addition to the catalog, a zombie survival game published by Deep Silver, with four player co-op. The definitive edition includes all previously released DLC for the game. (This title is not available in Germany.) You can read our impressions of this version of the title back when it released in 2016.

Outlast is another survival horror game, where you’re on the run in a recently reopened mental asylum. Playing as journalist Miles Upshur, it’s your job to find out what’s going on in the asylum – if you can survive it.

TinyBuild’s surprise indie hit of 2017, Hello Neighbor, is next on the list. Play as a small child trying to figure out what your possibly sadistic and murderous neighbor is hiding in their scary basement! The game touts an advanced AI feature that learns from your moves as you play the game, ensuring that you can’t use the same trick twice.

The fourth and final new addition is >observer_, which takes place in futuristic, cyberpunk version of Poland, circa 2084. At the intersection of humanity and technology, not even your own mind is safe when it can be hacked into and your fears can be played with. Play as a detective who delves into his subjects' minds to learn the truth and solve the crimes. You can read our review on it here, which gave the game a 7 out of 10 meaning it may be worth your time.

These games join the Xbox Game Pass collection which already includes Halloween titles like Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter and Costume Quest 2.

If you don't have Xbox Game Pass, you can pick it up from Gamestop or Microsoft for $10 a month, with a 14-day free trial available.

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Which of these creepy games are you planning on checking out for a Halloween horror-fest? Are there any additional games you wish Xbox Game Pass would add to their service? Let us know in the comments below!

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