Top 18 Games On Xbox Game Pass
You’ve decided to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, a program that cost less and allows you to download hundreds of games for free. What’s next? With hundreds of AAA titles, cult favorites, and independent masterpieces at your disposal, where do you even begin? Well, you could always begin with the best!
Here, in no particular order, are 18 of our favorite Xbox Game Pass titles. All of these games can be purchased for the Xbox Series X, Series S, or Xbox One, and many of them also function on PC when used in conjunction with a Game Pass PC or Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
One of the most significant video games to come out in the 2010s may be The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It’s a sizable open-world game where every choice affects how the plot develops. Fans of Fallout, Skyrim, GTA, and other enormously popular games should enjoy this one because it has fantastic RPG elements, dialogue, and combat.
To comprehend the plot of Witcher 3, you do not necessarily need to have played the first two installments. Given that Witcher 3 is a lengthy game, you might want to clear your schedule.
2. The Outer Worlds
You’re in for a treat if you haven’t played The Outer Worlds. It’s a first-person, space-faring role-playing game with witty prose and biting social commentary.
The Outer Worlds, created by Obsidian, is essentially Fallout in outer space. You can make friends, join opposing factions, or just go around shooting everything. You’ll adore The Outer Worlds if you enjoy video games like Fallout or The Elder Scrolls.
3. Outer Wilds
When was the last time you started an open-world game and simply wandered around? That is the premise of the video game Outer Wilds, in which you explore a planetary system in an effort to learn its strange, perilous secrets.
Outer Wilds is a non-combat, exploration-based game. However, you should be aware that your character probably won’t live long. For those who spent their formative years exploring every inch of open-world games, it’s truly the ideal game.
4. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
There is a justification for everyone’s adoration of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It’s a true masterpiece with original, difficult gameplay, gorgeous art, and a straightforward story that touches your heart. If you enjoy platformers, especially more recent ones like Super Meat Boy, you should definitely try this one out.
Will of the Wisps’ predecessor, 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest, is also available on Xbox Game Pass.
5. Titanfall 2
Titanfall 2 should be launched if you’re sick of playing the same old shooters. Titanfall 2 is one of those games that feels thrilling every time you pick it up thanks to its lightning-fast multiplayer and inventive use of titans (basically mechas).
Despite the fact that Titanfall 2 was released in 2016, the online community is still active thanks to Game Pass. Experience a revolutionary shooter at its best right now by jumping in.
6. Alien: Isolation
In the video game Alien: Isolation, which takes place 15 years after the first Alien movie, discover the true meaning of fear. As Amanda, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, your goal is to make it past the Alien while negotiating a deserted trading station.
The survival-horror game Alien: Isolation is renowned for its outstanding graphics, survival-horror gameplay, and amazing Alien AI, which responds to your actions in the game in a way that feels dynamic and alive. Alien: Isolation is a memorable experience, regardless of whether you’re a movie buff or just a regular gamer.
7. Gears 5 (or Any Other Gears of War Game)
The biggest Xbox exclusive, Gears 5, is available for free with a Game Pass subscription. Gears 5 is a fantastic third-person shooter with hilarious dialogue and strong characters, just like the previous Gears of War games (which are also available on Game Pass). As the first female protagonist in a Gears game, its open-world sections and RPG components are a welcome addition to the Gears formula.
Gears 5 is the perfect game for you if you enjoy shooters and gorgeous graphics. Feel free to start playing and having fun without having to first complete the first four games in the series.
8. Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is a vast open-world game that offers fantastic multiplayer gameplay and lets you live the life of a pirate. You travel from shore to shore while robbing ships and battling fantastical creatures. After gathering loot and establishing a reputation among Sea of Thieves’ enormous community of over 15 million players, you might even turn into a legendary pirate.
Sea of Thieves is always changing and getting better. Play now for the chance to participate in the history of the pirates!
9. Dead Cells
Searching for something more traditional? Dead Cells, a Metroidvania-style game with lots of exploration, combat, and non-linear progression, is a stunning homage to older games. There are no checkpoints in Dead Cells, so the possibility of permadeath is constantly present. The action takes place in a constantly changing castle that is full of secrets.
10. Microsoft Flight Simulator
Amazingly, Microsoft Flight Simulator was able to fit the entirety of Earth into one game, which is pretty cool.
Every sight and vista you could want to see are included in this recreation of the planet, some of which were created using map data and others which the creators hand-crafted for that extra bit of accuracy. The accuracy doesn’t stop there, though; this flight simulator is unquestionably the most accurate one ever, and you can fly anything from small bi-planes to big commercial jets. Whether or not you are interested in airplanes, you will enjoy yourself because everything is so meticulously detailed.
Control is certain to stand out thanks to its striking visuals and compelling third-person gameplay if you’re dissatisfied with how many contemporary games blend together. Control takes place in a universe where there are many supernatural enemies, including interdimensional monsters. Whether you’re playing the game for the story or the gameplay alone, you’re sure to have fun thanks to the clever use of lighting and camera angles.
12. Halo Games, They’re All Pretty Good
With Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which includes every previous game in the series with online play, get ready for Halo: Infinite (both the paid campaign and the free multiplayer). The strategy games Halo Wars and Halo: Spartan Assault, which flip the traditional Halo formula upside-down (or top-down), are also available on Game Pass. In any case, Game Pass offers all of the Halo games, which are all enjoyable.
13. Forza Horizon 5
One of Microsoft’s most important franchises, Forza Horizon has grown quickly. The fifth installment transports you to a gorgeously condensed version of Mexico for some thrilling racing action. Forza Horizon 5 skillfully combines realistic racing simulations with arcade-style game modes and bizarre events to offer something for every kind of racer.
The main campaign offline offers a ton of activities. Additionally, if you’re the competitive type, you’ll no doubt spend hours competing against the best racers from around the world in the incredibly entertaining online multiplayer.
CrossCode is an ode to action role-playing games. You take on the role of Lea, a voiceless, memoryless avatar in the game. For your origins to be revealed, you must explore a strange world, engage in real-time combat, and complete puzzles. CrossCode features modern mechanics along with the look and sound of a vintage SNES or Genesis game. It’s time to give CrossCode a try if you enjoy 16-bit games, especially action RPGs.
15. Monster Hunter: World
Do you intend to play video games for a long time? In the outstanding RPG Monster Hunter: World, you kill terrifying creatures to complete quests and make new equipment. You’ll become addicted to the intense, adrenaline-pumping combat and keep returning to take on one more beast.
Although Monster Hunter World has a fantastic single-player mode, it truly shines when played online with friends or random people. Tell your friends to play Monster Hunter with you if they have Game Pass!
In the terrifying video game Subnautica, you delve into the depths of an alien ocean. You will come across coral reefs, wildlife, volcanoes, and a deadly mystery as you descend in your submarine or scuba suit. The game’s ocean ecosystem can be impacted by your actions, and as you gather resources and underwater vehicles, you can construct cool underwater bases.
Time can always be made to enjoy Minecraft. Minecraft is now accessible with your Game Pass subscription, regardless of whether you missed this generation’s most popular game or simply never bought an Xbox version. Download it right away to play in Creative mode with your loved ones, or start the game in Survival mode to see how the game has changed since you last played.
Remember that Minecraft is cross-platform, so you can play online with loved ones and friends regardless of the consoles they own. (However, in order to play cross-platform, PC gamers need Minecraft for Windows 10—as opposed to the original Java Edition, both of which are accessible through Game Pass for PC.)
18. Rare Replay (Nintendo 64 Games!)
Rare Replay is one of the top Xbox One games that has been underappreciated. The compilation covers 30 years of Rare’s history and features 30 video games from various consoles, including the Nintendo 64. Thanks to your Game Pass subscription, you can play popular games like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Battletoads, and others for free in this way—one of the only ways to do so on a modern console.
Some of Our Favorite Oldies
Trying to find more fantastic games? We browsed the Game Pass music collection to choose some of our favorite classics. Even though the majority of these games were released prior to the 2013 launch of the Xbox One, they’re still worthwhile to play if you don’t mind going a little retro.
- Dragon Age, Dragon Age II, and Dragon Age Inquisition
- The Battlefield series
- The FIFA series
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Skate 3
- Burnout Paradise
- The Mass Effect series
- The Kingdom Hearts series
- Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve 2
- Goat Simulator
For more excellent Game Pass titles, check out the official Game Pass Library online or pull up the Game Pass Hub on your console.