G2A.COM  G2A News Features 10 Best Xbox One Horror Games to Play in 2021
Fascinating how some of us just like to feel the shivers of fear. It’s not often understood by fans of other genres. But so what? Fortunately, video game developers know very well how to respond to the expectations of horror enthusiasts.
Some like jump scares, others prefer a psychological or survival gameplay, but they all have one thing in common. They want to get scared and fight for their own lives. It just so happens that developers produce more and more great horror titles that draw even fans of other genres. Are you a console user and can’t decide what you want to play right now? Looking for something scary? Then be sure to check out our list of the best Xbox One horror games!
A survival horror-action game and the seventh installment of the famous series by Capcom. This time, the fierce struggle of large corporations with military units gives way to the story of a simple man struggling with the difficulties that each day brings.
Play as Ethan, who travels to the South of the United States. The title deviates from the proven standards known from the previous parts. Resident Evil 7 focuses primarily on stealth and observing the action from the first-person perspective. You can be sure that it will be a game full of fright, tension, and brutal battles.
Resident Evil 7 (Xbox)
A survival horror game in which the player takes on the role of a woman who, while conducting an investigation, uses her extraordinary paranormal skills to solve a mystery. The Medium, made by Bloober Team, is a game heavily inspired by the Silent Hill franchise.
You arrived at the hotel in Poland to solve the mystery of a child’s death. With the ability to see the spiritual realm, you can explore a location while being in two realities at the same time. This unusual mechanical solution may remind some of the division into two dimensions known from the Stranger Things series. As you move through each of these worlds, you will explore the rooms of the gloomy hotel, search for clues and puzzles, and avoid the dangers hiding just around the corner.
The Medium Xbox One (Xbox Live) (EU)
Survival horror by the Polish Acid Wizard Studio, in which the action is observed from a bird’s eye view. Darkwood is a dark and claustrophobic game in which the player learns the rules by himself. And this unique approach to the game’s mechanics proved to be successful – the title constantly receives very positive ratings on Steam.
You find yourself in an open world where you have at your disposal your home and the surrounding vast areas, inhabited by various strange creatures and monsters. As in Minecraft or Don’t Starve, the game features night and day life modes. During the day, you can explore the map to get the resources necessary for survival. At night, however, comes the time to defend. Use the sixth sense of man, who has to survive. Be ready because as you play, your sanity will be tested more and more. Falling into madness doesn’t sound like a good plan under the circumstances. Does it?
Darkwood (Xbox One) (US)
Indie survival horror by the independent Team Junkfish. The player finds himself aboard the ship, in which he is locked and at all costs must regain once lost freedom. If you are familiar with the Amnesia video game, and you liked it, then Monstrum should live up to your expectations.
You find yourself aboard a ruined ship from which there seems to be no escape. Your only way out is by helicopter or submarine. But not so fast, none of these forms of transport will be activated immediately at your command. To successfully leave this cursed place, you will have to find items needed to start vehicles. Simple? Not quite. Monstrum is a procedurally generated environment game, so finding the right path can be quite complicated. And that’s not all, because the darkness of the deserted ship hides a presence you wouldn’t want to face.
Monstrum (Xbox One)
It is a first-person survival horror, released in 2014 for Xbox One. The player takes on the role of a journalist who, following a trail of sensation, travels to a research facility to collect valuable pieces of information.
If you are looking for a game full of gore and a constant sense of danger, this is a treat just for you. Play as a journalist who explores a mysterious research facility where disturbing events take place. As you will quickly notice, the situation is worse than you ever expected. Explore dark corridors, meet completely mental patients, and sneak and stumble over scattered body parts. Your camera is all you have, and you can be sure that this mansion has just begun to reveal its darkest secrets to you.
Outlast (Xbox One) (US)
Survival horror perfect for all fans of the Alien universe. It is a game from the creators of the Total War series, and it has received very positive reviews on Steam and hundreds of rave reviews from critics since 2014. Buy Alien: Isolation Collection, and you will gain access to extensive additional content of the title.
Amanda, daughter of Ellen Ripley, returns to the Nostromo after 15 years to unravel the mystery of the events that took place here. The cargo ship seems completely abandoned, but you are right that those chills on your skin can’t just come out of anywhere. In the darkness of the ship, there is a deadly danger hiding that you will face sooner or later. Deprived of the ability to fight the Xenomorph, you’ll have to stake everything on one card, sneaking around and using your wits to outsmart the enemy.
Alien: Isolation Collection (Xbox One) (US)
The second installment of a great action horror game by the author of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry – Shinji Mikami. Overwhelmed by guilt, Detective Sebastian Castellanos drowns his sorrows in a glass. As it turns out, not everything is as it may seem.
Play the role of the hero who has found new hope to save his daughter. To achieve this goal, you have to travel to a terrifying alternative reality, in which you will be threatened at every turn. The Evil Within 2 is not only about omnipresent terror but also action. You won’t be able to rest even for a moment because monsters can lurk around every corner. Explore, fight, solve puzzles, and if you have to – just run away.
The Evil Within 2 (Xbox One)
A third-person psychological action horror game from 2010, inspired by the works of Stephen King. If you’re a fan of dark thrillers where nothing is what it initially seemed, you should try Alan Wake.
Play the role of a writer who suffers from a creative block. To gather new energy for work, you and your wife go on vacation to the charming town of Bright Falls. When your wife disappears, you go in search of her. Alan Wake is an immersive game where exploration is essential. The walk, however, will not be idyllic but rather a spooky experience. During the process, you can use weapons or just run away. One thing you can be sure of – this game will keep you on edge every second of it.
Alan Wake (Xbox Live)
First-person action shooter in which you’ll face hordes of bloodthirsty creatures from outer space. Play a game where Kennedy survived, and scientific progress led to the discovery of a new life form.
You wake up in 2032 and find yourself aboard a space station. As you soon discover, mysterious aliens with undefined shapes have taken over the entire place. While things may seem hopeless at first, you’ll soon find out that survival may be a viable option. Explore locations, acquire high-tech weapons and try to outsmart aggressive aliens. Do literally what you want, but don’t become prey at all costs.
Prey 2017 (Xbox Live) (US)
A psychological horror from 2017 by the Bloober Team, known for such productions as Layers of Fear and The Medium. Enter a world where mind-hacking is an everyday experience.
The action takes place in 2084 in Krakow. You play the role of Daniel Lazarski, who is a detective working for a powerful corporation. Your skill is to hack the minds of suspicious people and criminals. Soon, your peace of mind is broken when you receive a letter from your son, who works for the same corporation. The obtained information makes you anxious. So you set out to explore the pieces of knowledge extracted from the craziest and monstrous minds of the inhabitants of Krakow’s slums.
Observer (Xbox Live) (US)
What do we exactly like about horrors? After all, these are just scary stories full of terrible monsters, illusions, and paranormal incidents. No rational mind can be scared of such a thing. Right? And yet, we are excited to buy Halloween decorations and costumes, run night horror marathons, and spend long hours in front of immersive video games of this particular genre.
It seems we like to be scared. We love the shivers on our backs, the sense of danger, and the need to survive in the harshest conditions. We want to be surrounded by hostile creatures from another dimension, and we desire fierce shootings with bloodthirsty zombies. It turns out we just like to live. And if everyday life does not offer similar emotions, we are happy to reach for more thrills to be able to fear in peace in the comfort of our own safe home. Well, with this list, Xbox One users are sure to feel alive, right down to the last drop of blood.