Xbox Live Free Play Days: Dead by Daylight, Secret Neighbor and Surviving Mars

By Sean Carey,
This week we have three games to check out thanks to Xbox Live Free Play Days, including two multiplayer horror titles, Dead by Daylight and Secret Neighbor and the city building sim, Surviving Mars. All of these titles are available to play for free from today up until Monday for Xbox live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

Dead by Daylight: Special Edition

Dead by Daylight Achievements

Description: Death Is Not an Escape. Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.
Size: 12.6GB
If you're not worried about tanking your completion percentage, it might be worth checking out Dead by Daylight over the weekend. It's going to be pretty much impossible to complete the asymmetrical multiplayer horror title if you're new to the game — Dead by Daylight has a completion estimate of 200+ hours in the base game alone before you add on the various title updates and DLCs. It is, however, a lot of fun to play — especially with a few friends. Dead by Daylight is also available in both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC and xCloud.

Dead by Daylight: Special Edition
Dead by Daylight: Special Edition

Death Is Not an Escape. Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.



Secret Neighbor

Secret Neighbor

Description: Secret Neighbor is a suspenseful Multiplayer Horror Game where a group of kids try to rescue their friend from the Neighbor's creepy basement. The only problem is one of the kids is the Neighbor in disguise.
Size: 4GB
Another multiplayer horror game that is also on Xbox Game Pass, but is included free to play as part of Free Play Days is Secret Neighbor. Set in the Hello Neighbor universe, six players have to sneak into the Neighbor's house; however, one of you is the Neighbor in disguise. The remaining players are tasked with trying to get into the locked basement door, while the Neighbor has several classes, gadgets and traps to choose from to stop the other players. Looking at the achievement list, the "First one!" achievement is currently flagged as discontinued — bear that in mind before you start this one.

Secret Neighbor
Secret Neighbor

Secret Neighbor is a suspenseful Multiplayer Horror Game where a group of kids try to rescue their friend from the Neighbor's creepy basement. Only problem is one of the kids is the Neighbor in disguise.



Surviving Mars

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Description: Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a sponsor for resources and financial support before landing on the surface. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to maintain your colonies functions. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a day’s work. Most important of all, keep your colonists alive.
Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.
Size: 5.3GB
Finally, we have Surviving Mars, another game that is currently in Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC. In this sci-fi city builder, you are tasked with setting up your own colony on the Red Planet, Mars. You'll have to provide oxygen, cultivate your own food, mine minerals and keep all of your colonists alive — quite the ask. Again, probably not one you'll complete over the weekend, but you could still grab some of the game's earlier achievements.

Surviving Mars
Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a sponsor for resources and financial support before landing on the surface. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to maintain your colonies functions. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a day’s work. Most important of all, keep your colonists alive. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.



Xbox Live Free Play Days will be going live at some point today. You can download and play any of these titles for free up until Monday. Any progress you make — including achievements — will carry over to the full game if you decide to go all out and make a purchase.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.