Everything You Need To Know About Scorn On Xbox Game Pass

The big Xbox Game Pass release of this week is undoubtedly Scorn, which brings its brand-new horror adventure to the service a week earlier than originally planned, arriving on Friday, October 14th.

Scorn's development began almost a decade ago back in 2014, and we've been hearing about the Xbox version since 2020, so it's a long time coming. It's generated a lot of hype over the past few years, and it's finally ready to go!

Ahead of its release, we've put together a quick guide so you know what to expect when Scorn arrives, as well as some details on its style of gameplay, pre-install information and the exact time it goes live on Xbox Game Pass.

What Is Scorn?

We already know that Scorn is an "atmospheric first-person horror adventure game", but what kind of gameplay can we expect? Well, developer Ebb Software has suggested this is somewhat of a puzzle-based game, taking place in an open-ended world with "different interconnected regions" that each form a maze-like structure.

Weapons are definitely involved as well though, although your loadout is "defined and limited". Because of this, you'll need to adapt your playstyle throughout and determine whether to fight, or whether to take cover and hold back.

Here's a bit more of how Ebb Software describes the gameplay in Scorn:

"Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry."

"Every location contains its own theme (story), puzzles and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive world. Throughout the game you will open up new areas, acquire different skill sets, weapons, various items and try to comprehend the sights presented to you."

Is Scorn Coming To Xbox One?

Scorn is coming to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming. There's no native Xbox One version unfortunately, so if you want to play Scorn on that console, you'll need to do so via the cloud.

How Long Does Scorn Take To Beat?

Back in early August, Ebb Software confirmed that Scorn would take around 6-8 hours to beat for most players. Here's the full quote from the developer about this:

"The world spans a variety of different environments across various levels. Play times, of course, can vary depending on how long it takes someone to progress through the puzzles, but we estimate it’ll take 6 to 8 hours to complete the game."

Since we first published this article, we've put together an exhaustive Scorn walkthrough guide elsewhere on Pure Xbox, which will help you beat the game and complete all of its puzzles:

Scorn Reviews: What Are The Critics Saying?

Update: More reviews are now live for Scorn, including here at Pure Xbox where we gave the game a "Good" 7/10 score. Here's a bit of what we had to say as part of our verdict:

"Scorn may make a few missteps here and there, with some short-lived but shoddy combat sequences and puzzles that grow a little repetitive as the game reaches its climax, but none of this really takes away from the artistic achievement at core of this adventure."

What Is The Release Time For Scorn On Xbox Game Pass?

Scorn's release date is Friday, October 14th, and its release time varies depending on where you are.

Here's the Scorn release time for various timezones around the world:

October 14th:

  • 3am PDT
  • 6am EDT
  • 11am BST
  • 12pm CEST
  • 9pm AEDT

How Do I Pre-Load Scorn On Xbox Game Pass?

To pre-load Scorn, all you need to do is head to the Xbox Game Pass app and search for the game. Then, you'll be prompted to "pre-install", with the download size sitting at a very reasonable 18GB on Xbox Series X.

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