It’s nowhere near Halloween, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from dropping prices on horror games for Xbox One. Not that any real horror fan needs to wait for October to turn out the lights, pick up a controller, and crank the terror up to 11. Here are the most noteworthy deals in the Xbox One’s Un-Halloween Horror Spectacular Sale.
If first-person frights are your jam, the Outlast series delivers them in spades. Outlast and Outlast 2 get huge discounts, with the first game dropping to $5 US/£4/$7 AU and the sequel sinking to $10 US/£8/$13 AU. Another first-person horror-fest–though with more story and less action than Outlast–is Layers of Fear. It’s on sale for $6 US/£5/$8 AU.
Straight-up horror isn’t everybody’s thing. If thoughtful, creatively told stories about people dying is more your speed, you’ll want to check out What Remains of Edith Finch. Not only did it win the BAFTA for best game of 2017, but it’s also a gut-wrenching (and occasionally spooky) game. It’s on sale for $12 US/£10/$16 AU.
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 contains a hilarious horror-themed trivia game that plays out like a Saw movie, and you can grab it for $17 US/£13/$22 AU. The Escapists: The Walking Dead, meanwhile, is on sale for $5 US/£4/$7 AU. Friday the 13th, a great multiplayer game, is discounted to $16 US/£13/$21 AU. And if you want to test out your rhythm skills, download Crypt of the NecroDancer for $5 US/£4/ $7 AU.
Check out the Un-Halloween sale page for the full list of discounted games. Now go get spooked.
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Author: Chris Reed
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