The horror genre is constantly finding new IPs and installments to classic franchises yearly. It’s clear that there is a massive market for gamers who wish to feel the horrifying dread and terror when battling or escaping monstrous creatures that lurk these game worlds.
If you’re a fan of the horror genre and are looking for some recommendations when it comes to the Xbox One then we suggest checking out some of our favorites down below. With such a massive market already and one that will be growing for years to come, we’ll be updating this list with new thrilling installments.
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#20 Remothered: Broken Porcelain
- Developer: Stormind Games
- Publisher: Modus Games
Remothered is a newer horror franchise IP. Developed by Stormind Games, we recently in 2020 received a sequel installment called Remothered: Broken Porcelain. Just like the first installment, this is a survival horror game where more of the focus is exploration, gathering items, and staying away from enemies when possible. This new installment actually throws in more of a combat mechanic but it’s a bit lacking. In this game, players take the role of a young girl who was kicked out of a boarding school. Forced to work in a manor, players soon find out that this hotel location has some pretty dark secrets. Without spoiling anything for the narrative, we’ll jump right into some of the mechanics.
As mentioned, this game is quite a bit similar to the first installment. Players will be roaming around and hiding from enemy sights. However, you’ll have the ability to attack them if you sneak behind carefully. There are even some traps that players will be able to layout to lure some enemies towards a certain area. Visually, this game looks great as the development team really cranked in an atmospheric and realistic view, both for the characters and the level design. If you enjoyed Remothered: Tormented Fathers then you may want to give Remothered: Broken Porcelain a go.
#19 Resident Evil: Revelations
- Developer: Capcom
- Publisher: Capcom
If you’re looking for a side story to play through from the Resident Evil franchise then we have to suggest checking into the Resident Evil: Revelations titles. There’s a total of two installments available which will take place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
Within Resident Evil: Revelations, players follow staple characters to the series, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they attempt to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting Earth’s oceans with a chemical virus.
#18 Dying Light
- Developer: Techland
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Dying Light was created under Techland, who was also the developers behind Dead Island and as such, there are some clear similarities between the two. However, between the two video game titles, Dying Light certainly carries a more mature tone and bleak world.
The video game follows an agent named Kyle Crane who is tasked with infiltrating a quarantine zone city of Harran which has become infested with a virus turning civilians into ruthless zombies. Interestingly enough, there’s a twist on the day and night cycle in Dying Light. During the day, the zombies are more lethargic and easier to deal with, though once the sun set’s they become more aggressive and harder to escape from.
Developers have also tossed in some parkour elements within the game allowing players to easily traverse the city and its obstacles when fleeing the undead hordes. Combat as well has been changed from the melee focus from what we seen within Dead Island to gunplay, giving players an action-adventure experience.
#17 Resident Evil: Revelations 2
- Developer: Capcom
- Publisher: Capcom
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 follow s the events of the first Revelations title which will see the return of Claire Redfield and for the first time ever, gamers can play as Barry Burton. It’s also worth noting that for the sequel, you’ll find that the narrative will take place between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
There’s a strong emphasis on making the Revelations titles a survival horror experience. As such, players can expect to conserve ammo, solve puzzles, explore, and at times, evade the enemy.
#16 The Evil Within
- Developer: Tango Gameworks
- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
The Evil Within was directed by Resident Evil series creator, Shinji Mikami as the game focuses on Sebastian Castellanos a detective that gets pulled into a distorted world during an investigation. Staying true to the survival horror genre, The Evil Within will have players struggling against a fight with nightmarish creatures while avoiding traps, sneaking around the world and solving complex puzzles.