The Best Survival-horror Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Fossilfuel 2 added at rank #25.
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Resident Evil 4 (2023)

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Experience the horror-survival genre at its finest with Resident Evil 4. As agent Leon S. Kennedy, you will be on a mission to save the President's daughter from a mysterious cult in a secluded European village. The modernized gameplay, updated graphics, and reimagined storyline add new life to this classic game. With terrifying locals to fight, it's a world where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. Get the Deluxe Edition, and you get extra DLC packs, making the experience even more immersive.


What we like:
  • Satisfying gunplay
  • Thorough exploration with a lot of treasures and challenges
  • Reimagined segments with expanded areas
  • Improved handling of companion character Ashley
  • All-time action great with a balance of tension and cheesiness
What could be improved:
  • Controls may feel heavy
  • Dodging system can be frustrating
  • Over-explaining story elements detracts from the horror
  • Time limits for ranking rewards can be difficult to achieve without rushing through the game

  • survival-horror
  • zombies
  • horror
  • remake
  • inventory
  • shooter
  • action
  • puzzle
  • boss-fight
  • classic
  • cooperative

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Resident Evil Village (2021)

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Resident Evil Village is a terrifying horror game that takes you on a journey through a snowy village overrun by deadly supernatural creatures. As Ethan Winters, you'll have to use all your wit and skill to survive and uncover the dark secrets of the town. You'll encounter familiar faces and new foes in a game that is equal parts action and terror. With stunning visuals and a gripping storyline, Resident Evil Village is a must-play for fans of the genre.


What we like:
  • Smooth and polished gunplay
  • Excellent balance between combat and exploration
  • Visually stunning environments with charismatic antagonists
  • Addition of third-person perspective in DLC enhances replay value
  • Fun action sequences while still maintaining horror aspect
What could be improved:
  • Linear weapon progression leaves older weapons useless
  • Some segments feel too short
  • Dialogue can be cheesy and poorly delivered

  • survival-horror
  • horror
  • zombies
  • inventory
  • remake
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • action
  • puzzle
  • boss-fight
  • cooperative
  • classic

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Tormented Souls (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Android

Are you brave enough to enter Winterlake Mansion and uncover the truth behind the disappearance of twin girls? Tormented Souls is a spine-chilling survival horror game that combines challenging puzzles, deadly combat, and a haunting atmosphere that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Manipulate reality and use your wits to outsmart dark forces that will do anything to keep you from succeeding. Are you ready to face your fears and survive the horrors that lie ahead?


What we like:
  • Pays homage to classic survival horror games
  • Engaging puzzles and challenging gameplay
  • Well-crafted horror elements and suspenseful moments
  • Offers a fresh take on tank controls and fixed camera angles
  • Immersive and memorable OST
What could be improved:
  • Backtracking can be tedious
  • Limited ammunition and manual save system
  • No indicators of what to do next in some parts
  • Voice acting could be improved
  • Lack of developer support and patches

  • survival-horror
  • horror
  • old-school

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Resident Evil 3 (2022)

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Resident Evil 3: Remake is an action-packed survival horror game that follows the story of Jill Valentine as she's trapped in a zombie-infested Raccoon City and hunted by a titanic bioweapon. Players will be able to experience dark corridors, spot movement in the distance, and deal with jump-scares. With excellent motion capture and a reimagined Carlos Oliveira, Resident Evil 3 looks beautiful and offers an ebb and flow between tension and action that keeps the player on their toes.

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What we like:
  • Fun thrill ride campaign
  • Beautifully detailed environment
  • New locations for longtime fans
  • More mobile Jill Valentine
  • Increased focus on combat
  • Memorable set pieces
What could be improved:
  • Reduced puzzles compared previous game
  • Relationship between characters feels unearned
  • Some enemies are removed from play too soon

  • survival-horror
  • zombies
  • horror
  • remake
  • inventory
  • shooter
  • action
  • boss-fight
  • cooperative
  • puzzle

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Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s

Alan Wake 2 is a highly anticipated sequel that delivers a rip-roaring horror experience with innovative gameplay and storytelling.


What we like:
  • Innovative gameplay
  • Impressive graphics
  • Unique dual protagonists
  • Palpable atmosphere
  • Seamless transitions
What could be improved:
  • No objective markers

  • horror
  • thriller
  • survival-horror
  • psychological
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • story
  • mystery
  • combat
  • cult
  • detective
  • fiction
  • episodic
  • action

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Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel (2022)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X Linux PC Windows Playstation 5

Explore a decadent hotel across different timelines and uncover the dark history of a fanatical cult and your role in their plans.


  • horror
  • survival-horror
  • puzzle
  • first-person
  • inventory
  • exploration
  • supernatural

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The Chant (2022)

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A single-player, third person horror action-adventure game set on a remote spiritual island retreat. To survive you must craft, fight, and escape the psychedelic horrors set loose when a spiritual ritual goes wrong and awakens a dimension of cosmic terror.


  • horror
  • survival-horror
  • supernatural
  • cult
  • action-adventure
  • third-person
  • psychological
  • emotional
  • exploration

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Bendy and the Dark Revival (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Bendy and the Dark Revival® is a first-person survival horror game set in the creepiest cartoon studio to ever exist. Discover the truth. Escape the studio. Above all, fear the Ink Demon…and survive.


  • survival-horror
  • horror
  • sequel
  • first-person
  • stealth
  • pixel-wide
  • dark
  • cartoony
  • action-adventure
  • story
  • puzzle

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Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition (2020)

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Join Brian Pasternack on his first working day at Sintracorp. Uncertain, unprepared, and massively unqualified, will Pasternack have what it takes to shine in Sintracorp’s hierarchy? It all depends on how he performs on his first assignment… and whether he survives it.


  • horror
  • survival-horror
  • pixel
  • dark
  • anime
  • psychedelic
  • psychological
  • satire
  • puzzle
  • humor
  • blood
  • horror-comedy
  • dystopian
  • adventure
  • multiple-endings

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Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (2023)

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“FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” was released in Japan in 2008. The girls rely on the Camera Obscura, a camera with the power to capture and seal away unthinkable horrors.


  • horror
  • survival-horror
  • supernatural
  • detective

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