The Xbox One has plenty to offer if you’re a horror game fan. From Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Alien: Isolation to Outlast II and Observer, there’s something for everyone. Even the most seasoned horror game enthusiast will find something new to scare them, whether it’s zombies, demons, or aliens. Below are ten of the best horror games for Xbox One.
1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror video game developed by Capcom and published by the company for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was directed by Koshi Nakanishi and produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, with series creator Shinji Mikami as supervisor. Resident Evil 7 contains elements of first-person shooter games, supported through a virtual reality mode upon release for PC.
The game is set in Dulvey, Louisiana. Having lost his wife Mia to a zombie bite two years earlier in Raccoon City, Ethan Winters searches for her in Louisiana after receiving an email from her. He finds himself trapped on an eerily quiet plantation estate owned by Lucas Baker. The player plays as Ethan while searching for Mia Danvers, where they encounter Jack Baker, who controls the Bakers’ “family.”
2. Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on 7 October 2014. The game’s main objective is to evade an extraterrestrial creature that stalks and kills the player character as they explore an abandoned space station.
The player uses a motion tracker that emits electronic pulses rather than sound waves to detect aliens nearby. Movement can draw the attention of enemies if not performed carefully, so players are encouraged to use stealth instead of direct combat whenever possible. The player can construct weapons out of gathered materials in the environment, such as pipe bombs or Molotov cocktails; however, these items will make noise while being used, which can also attract enemies if used frequently or too loudly.
3. Outlast II
Outlast II is a survival horror game that’s both a sequel and prequel to 2014’s Outlast. The latter takes place in the Mount Massive Asylum, which has been abandoned after an incident involving numerous patients going insane and murdering each other. It’s also home to researchers who were working on Project Walrider, a secret government program that involved conducting experiments on patients with severe mental illnesses and disabilities.
The game follows Miles Upshur, who goes undercover as an intern at the asylum after receiving information about strange happenings from a confidential source known only as “the Whistleblower. This game offers vital narrative elements alongside plenty of jumps, scares, and gore galore.
The observer is a sci-fi horror game set in a cyberpunk world. Players play as observers, who are advanced AI designed to assist law enforcement in investigations by recording and reconstructing crime scenes. In Observer, you’re tasked with solving crimes by reliving the final moments of victims’ lives via AR recordings and observing the world around them through first-person gameplay. This is an exciting concept that could lead to some unique storytelling opportunities.
The Observers game observers are incredibly cool beings: they have no physical form but exist as digital consciousnesses within computer servers; they can use these servers as “bodies,” taking control over various machines across their world; they’re able to hack into people’s minds directly and experience their memories firsthand; etc. This combination makes them very powerful indeed.
5. Blair Witch
Blair Witch is a first-person survival horror game based on the 1999 movie of the same name. The game was developed by Bloober Team and published by Lionsgate Entertainment, who also released the movie. Set in Burkittsville, Maryland (the real-life town where both the movie and game are set), players must navigate through a forest while being hunted down by an unknown force.
This game initially received mixed reviews upon release from players but eventually garnered more positive opinions as players had time to experience the game entirely.
Soma is a survival horror game developed by Frictional Games and published by Frictional Games and Parabole. It is the fourth game in the Amnesia series, which began as a remake of Frictional’s Penumbra title. The player controls Simon Jarrett, who awakens in an abandoned underwater facility with no memory of how he got there. He must explore the station to find other survivors, uncover its mysteries, and Escape from whatever dangers are lurking there before his time runs out.
The game contains elements that will be familiar to fans of other horror games like Resident Evil 7: biohazard or Outlast 2: Outer Limits; including environmental puzzles that must be solved using items found around you (such as finding keys), as well as hiding from potential threats while exploring each area carefully, so that nothing sneaks up on you unexpectedly when playing on more challenging difficulty levels/options available during play sessions.
7. The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror game for the Xbox One. It’s also a sequel to The Evil Within, initially released in 2014. In this game, you play Sebastian Castellanos as he tries to save his daughter from a supernatural monster named Ruvik.
The game has some of the best graphics on Xbox One, and it’s easy to see why: they were designed by Shinji Mikami himself! He’s been working in the gaming industry since he created Resident Evil in 1996. You know that whatever he touches with his magic stylus will turn into gold (or at least some valuable material).
8. Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2 is a survival horror video game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It is the second installment in the Dead Space series and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. We know what you’re thinking: how can this game be scary? It’s set in space! Well, it gets pretty scary fast when you can’t see your enemies until they’re right on top of you. And if that doesn’t scare ya, just wait until you see those gruesome monsters come at ya from around another corner while trying to escape.
9. A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence is a game that puts you in control of Amicia and her brother Hugo, children who find themselves running from a terrifying villain called “the Black Death.” As you make your way through the story, gameplay takes on many different forms: there are stealth sections, combat sections, and puzzle sections.
The game is set during the medieval period and features two main characters that are very similar to each other in terms of personality (to avoid spoilers). However, it’s not just a matter of completing the game once; there are different choices to be made along the way that will affect how you experience certain events and how they play out later on.
10. Alan Wake Remastered
As an action-adventure video game, Alan Wake was developed and published by Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, respectively. The game was released in 2015 on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It’s based on a video game of the same name that was released in 2010. Alan Wake is a third-person shooter with plenty of puzzle elements thrown in there as well. It has been rated Mature by the ESRB for blood, intense violence, strong language, suggestive themes, and use of drugs. To this day, it remains one of my favorite horror games ever made.
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