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Hello Neighbor, Outlast, and more arrive to Xbox Game Pass celebrating Halloween

Instead of the usual injection of games that happens on the first day of every month, Xbox Game Pass program has now gained four new games, all as a part of Microsoft's 2Spooky for Halloween event. Although the surprise was ruined a couple of days ago by early unlocks, we now have an official announcement from the company.

The four spooky-focused games that are now part of the Xbox Game Pass are as follows:

Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.


The year is 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. To gather evidence, you must relive their darkest fears, and, finally, face your own.


In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.

Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition

Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse experience of a lifetime – and now more beautiful than ever. Caught in the midst of an epic zombie outbreak on the tropical island of Banoi, your only thought is: Survival!

Note that Hello Neighbor is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning Windows 10 PC players also have access through the Xbox Game Pass, and all save games, achievements and other stats are shared across the platforms.

Moreover, Microsoft has made a handy collection featuring a variety of games fitting the Halloween theme, and all of them are also available to play through the Xbox Game Pass. We will have to wait and see if another batch of games is planned to be introduced to the program on November 1 as usual. If it is, look out for that announcement in the coming days alongside the November Games with Gold reveal.

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