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5 Best Indie Horror Games on Xbox Game Pass



The world of indie horror games is alive and well on Xbox Game Pass. This service allows players to enjoy multiple indie horror games for one low fee. This is great, as with these games, sometimes they will fly under the radar. Having them all n one location makes them much easier to find and enjoy. These games often have unique takes on horror and should be experienced. So without further ado, here are the 5 Best Indie Horror Games on Xbox Game Pass.

5. Amnesia: CollectionSurvival Horror Games

We begin today by starting off our list of indie horror games with a collection. Amnesia: Collection brings together some of the best games in the Amnesia franchise. This makes it an excellent value for the player, seeking their startles and thrills. Within these games, players must move throughout their environment and look for clues to figure out what is going on around them. This really immerses the player within the game's world and makes unraveling the mystery all the more rewarding.

As far as indie horror games on Xbox Game Pass go, you would be hard-pressed to find a better value than this as well. In one of the titles, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, players must skulk about a castle and explore around them to unlock hidden memories. Each of the Amnesia games present in the collection, that is A Machine For Pigs and Justine, manages to bring their own flavor to the Amnesia formula. So if you are someone looking for great value on Xbox Game Pass developed by indie developers, then definitely check this one out.

4. 7 Days To Die

Switching things up a bit with our next entry, we have 7 Days To Die. In this survival horror title, players must do what they can in order to thwart death. Players will have to use all of the resources available to them in order to accomplish this. The game employs open-world elements in order to make survival feel like a real accomplishment. Players will have to scrounge to get by, form alliances, and much more in order to make it out alive.

The game also has a healthy dose of RPG elements. This essentially means that players can build their characters how they wish. Whether or not they want to focus on different skills, everyone one of these is viable in their own way. This is great, not only for player identity but also for class balance and the like. There is a PvP mode for players who are into that sort of thing, as well as multiple cooperative modes that are sure to hold players' attention. All in all, 7 Days To Die is one of the best indie horror games available on Xbox Game Pass due to its adaptability and sense of scale.

3. Dead By DaylightJanuary Sale 2023: Best Deals on Steam

Staying somewhat in the same vein, we have Dead By Daylight. Dead By Daylight is a game that shed its humble beginnings and went on to become one of the most played games in recent memory. It accomplished this for a number of reasons. First, the game's gameplay and core concepts are easy enough to understand that players can jump in and play. Secondly, the game really embraced its horror roots and made it so players could play as iconic horror villains and heroes.

This is great and goes a long way toward keeping the game Dead By Daylight fresh in everyone's minds. Players are able to thwart the plan of the various killers in the game in a number of ways. These methods usually require a lot of teamwork from the survivors in order to make it out of the round alive. This is great and manages to build a sense of camaraderie. This has led the game to have a thriving community that only continues to grow. In short, Dead By Daylight is one of the best indie horror games on Xbox Game Pass.

2. DayZ

Next up on our list of the best indie horror games on Xbox Game Pass, we have DayZ. Now, DayZ began its life as a mod for Arma 2, and much like other titles such as PUBG, this mod quickly gained traction. Using the Arma games as a solid foundation, the mod quickly began to pick up steam with players who wanted a more hardcore tactical experience from their zombie survival games. Ultimately, the game would become standalone and no longer require another title in order to be played.

This led to the game having much more appeal across the board. Additionally, the game would be created with a new gaming engine. This engine allows for much greater graphical fidelity without sacrificing performance. In the game, players will have to form alliances with players or betray them in order to get ahead. The survival mechanics in the game are top-notch and will require the player to monitor all of their vitals. This attention to detail and realism is one of the reasons why DayZ is one of the most immersive indie horror games on Xbox Game Pass.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               For our final entry of the best indie horror games available on Xbox Game Pass, we have SOMASOMA is a game that allows players to feel the fear that comes with being isolated. Added to this, the environmental design of this title's cramped corridors definitely will intensify the horror in the game. It manages to do this in quite a few ways, including having the sound design of the game top-notch, really serving to ramp up the tension. And the darkness of the shadows and creakiness of your environment will have players double taking constantly. 

The game also places a great emphasis on outwitting your opponent. This is a task that proves much more difficult than it sounds, however. Players will have to face off against an all-knowing AI and much more in this harsh but rewarding title. Unraveling the game's events serves as an excellent motivation for players to press forward to learn more about their surroundings. So if you are someone who enjoys indie horror games, especially ones with an emphasis on atmosphere, definitely check out SOMA.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.