Xbox Game Pass October 2023 Lacks Horror Games for the Spooky Season

Xbox Game Pass, known for offering a diverse range of games since its inception in 2017, has been on a roll in recent months. While it has consistently been considered one of the best gaming deals, it has been particularly impressive lately. After a relatively slower period in the summer, Xbox Game Pass picked up steam in August with titles like Sea of Stars and Texas Chain Saw Massacre. September continued the momentum with big releases such as Starfield, Lies of P, Party Animals, Payday 3, and more.

October Line-Up Overview: Xbox Game Pass has already unveiled its October 2023 lineup, featuring eight games, including notable titles like Cities: Skylines 2, Gotham Knights, and Forza Motorsport. However, the absence of horror games in the October roster is notable, especially considering it’s the spookiest season of the year.

Lack of Horror Games: Despite its well-rounded selection, Xbox Game Pass October 2023 doesn’t include any dedicated horror games. The closest offering is Warhammer 40K: Darktide, which is a 4-player horde game with elements of gore and eerie enemies but falls short of being a full-fledged horror title.

Existing Horror Titles on Xbox Game Pass: Xbox Game Pass already boasts a decent collection of horror games, such as both Evil Within titles, the original Dead Space games via backward compatibility, Dead by Daylight, Back 4 Blood, and the Amnesia series. However, dedicated horror enthusiasts may have already explored these titles and may be craving new spooky experiences.

Wishlist for New Horror Additions: The article suggests that Xbox Game Pass could benefit from adding more recent horror titles to cater to Halloween enthusiasts. Examples include the Resident Evil remakes, the upcoming Dead Space remake, and the original Alan Wake game, which could coincide with the sequel’s release at the end of the month.