Best Xbox Game Pass games

You have decided to approach Microsoft’s gaming ecosystem and are taking a look at the boundless catalog of the Xbox Game Pass subscription . However, the titles present are really many and it is easy to miss some “hidden gem”. So you have come this far in search of advice. Don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place!

In this guide, I will focus on the best Xbox Game Pass games . In case you were wondering, I will not only look at the console subscription, but I will also provide you with details regarding the PC world. There will also be a way to delve into various genres, so you can find the title that’s right for you.

What do you say? Are you going to “dive” into the huge Xbox Game Pass catalog? In my opinion you can’t wait to find out what surprises Microsoft has decided to reserve for subscribers. Come on then, below you will find all the relevant information. That said, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!

Table of Contents


  • Preliminary information
  • Best Xbox Game Pass console games
    • Action and adventure
    • Racing and sports
    • Role play games
    • Shooter
    • Metroidvania / Roguelike
    • Party Game
    • Other games valid on Xbox Game Pass for consoles
  • Best Xbox Game Pass PC games

Preliminary information

Before going into detail on what I believe to be the best Xbox Game Pass games , I think you might be interested in learning more about the subscription options.

Well, Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows you to access a vast catalog of video games, it is over 100 titles , simply by paying what is required on a monthly basis . The titles can be downloaded on console and / or PC based on the type of subscription chosen, but remain in the catalog only for a certain period of time .

Additionally, Game Pass titles are only accessible as long as you have a valid subscription . On the other hand, from Xbox One onwards this also happens for Games with Gold titles , or those supplied with the Live Gold subscription (necessary to play online).

Speaking of the latter, the type of subscription comes into play here . Xbox Game Pass is in fact available in three versions: Ultimate , Game Pass for console and Game Pass for PC . The first is the “non plus ultra” of the subscriptions: 12.99 euros per month and you have both the Game Pass for PC and the console, as well as the possibility of playing in the cloud (for the moment only from mobile devices) and the Integrated Gold subscription . Do not miss the EA Play selection . Put simply, there is everything: games and opportunities to have fun online.

Also of note is the Microsoft promotion (active at the time of writing this guide) which allows you to convert Xbox Live Gold subscriptions into Game Pass Ultimate , up to 36 months. More info here .

Instead, it is easy to imagine what the other two versions of the Game Pass refer to , both offered at 9.99 euros per month . The latter in fact allow access to the respective catalogs relating to the platform , as well as to take advantage of discounts dedicated to subscribers.

In any case, for more details on Microsoft’s proposals, you can refer to my tutorial on how Xbox Game Pass works , in which I delved further into the matter.


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For the rest, I remind you that the catalog could change from one moment to the next , as the system of arrival and exit of the titles works in a similar way to what happens, for example, on services like Netflix. For this reason, the titles featured in this tutorial (which I will update periodically) may be withdrawn from the service over time. Obviously the Microsoft titles and the studios owned by the Redmond company are an exception , having no rights problems, they never expire and are always present in the Game Pass catalog.

In this regard, in the guide I will also leave you the links to buy the games in digital and physical format, to be used if a title started with the Pass should expire and you therefore need to purchase it in “traditional” mode.

Best Xbox Game Pass console games

After showing you what are the possibilities offered by the Microsoft ecosystem through the Game Pass, I would say that it is time to analyze the titles for console part of the subscription that I believe are more valid. Given the number of video games involved, I decided to make a subdivision by genre , which allows you to better orient yourself within the catalog.

I will examine in detail some of the most common categories, that is action / adventure and racing / sport, but there will then be a way to analyze, a little more quickly, the possibilities offered by other genres, often appreciated by players who are used to inform themselves. often on this world. By doing this, you will be able to make your choice more quickly and I will not “bore you” with too many indications on titles that you probably already know.

Action and adventure

If you are looking for pure adrenaline, the action and adventure genre is probably for you. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that all games of this type are the same, as we are moving across a very broad boundary.

The Medium

The Medium is one of the first real titles released for consoles of ninth generation from Microsoft or Xbox and Xbox Series X Series S . This psychological horror released in early 2021 and developed by Bloober Team has therefore captured the attention of players also due to its “next-gen” nature.

Only a medium can solve a dark mystery and discover the secrets of an abandoned hotel. You will pass between two worlds , the real one and the spiritual one, discovering the truths that lie behind both. On the other hand, every medal has its reverse side.

This is not exactly a triple AAA title, but it represents a valid and appreciated experience by many players who own the 9th generation consoles. You can find it, included with Game Pass, through the Microsoft Store .

Resident Evil 7

The Resident Evil saga does not need too many presentations: these are video games that have written the history of the survival horror genre. Resident Evil 7 represents according to many one of the best chapters of the series.

The story puts the player in the shoes of Ethan Winters , looking for his wife Mia who sent him a rather strange message. Winters believed the woman had passed away, but now there is a possibility that she is in Louisiana .

The first real clues are found near an abandoned house , near what appears to be a vehicle belonging to a TV crew. From there on there will be several narrative implications, in pure survival horror style .

Resident Evil 7 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store .


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Sea of ​​Thieves

I am aware that I have mentioned several games that are not exactly “happy”. Don’t worry, there’s also something relaxing on Xbox Game Pass, namely Sea of ​​Thieves .

It is a game that features a large map shared with other players, all looking for treasures and adventures with their own boats. Sailing in the splendid sea of ​​Sea of ​​Thieves, trying to avoid its dangers, perhaps playing some excellent melody, is a relaxation that a few days can allow.

In between drinks, you may find treasure , as well as accept missions that will have you searching for skeletons . This is without counting the possibility of dealing with merchants, bringing them goods or buying them.

If you want to immerse yourself in the Sea of ​​Thieves experience, you can start right away: just download it from the Microsoft Store .


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Batman Arkham Knight

Who isn’t a fan of the Dark Knight? Well, Batman Arkham Knight represents one of the best ways to impersonate him and take advantage of his impressive abilities.

Arkham Knight kicks off immediately after the events of the well-known Arkham City, just when Bruce Wayne and his Wayne Enterprises have started a redevelopment project for what concerns the city. Finally everything seems to go as intended, so much so that Batman doesn’t even show up.

The criminals of Gotham City seem to be frightened by the figure of the Dark Knight after what happened, but soon a new and fearsome enemy will force Batman, as well as the player, to return to the scene in a big way.

Batman Arkham Knight is available through the Microsoft Store .


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The Falconeer

Among the launch games of the Xbox Series X and Series S (but also compatible with Xbox One), is The Falconeer . It is a production made by a single person, namely Tomas Sala, who nevertheless manages to remain in the hearts of the players.

The Great Ursee is a mysterious world that is definitely worth exploring. The frenetic duels in flight represent the “heart” of the gameplay, but in the background there is a struggle between factions that can only excite the user, thanks also to the graphic style and the particularly successful atmosphere .

The Falconeer can be defined as a “magical indie”. You can find it on the Microsoft Store .


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Racing and sports

Whether you want to whiz on the asphalt, kick the ball or punch some opponent, the racing and sports genre certainly has valuable experiences to offer you.

Need for Speed ​​Heat (EA Play)

The Need for Speed ​​video game series certainly does not need too many presentations, especially for those who have frequented the videogame medium for years, perhaps since the days of Underground and Most Wanted. The saga is probably not at that glorious anymore, but Need for Speed ​​Heat , released in 2019, is certainly a great experience.

The title heavily bases the experience on the day / night cycle , allowing the player to live each day as they prefer. A Palm City the corruption is rampant and unfortunately the racing world is not exempt from this rampant scourge.

You will therefore have to try to fix the situation, trying to climb the “rankings” against all expectations. If you accept the challenge, all you have to do is start the download from the Microsoft Store , as it is included in EA Play (Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). I also remind you that on these pages you can also find some information on how to make money on Need for Speed ​​Heat .


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Race trim

How do you say? You don’t like arcade racing video games very much and would you like something more “realistic”? In this case, I can only recommend Assetto Corsa , developed by the Italian software house Kunos Simulations.

It is a game known all over the world especially for its simulation qualities , able to provide an experience that is not found in any other game for the most demanding users . If you are a fan of this genre, you cannot miss Assetto Corsa.

To kick off the races, simply download the game from the Microsoft Store .


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Forza Horizon 4

The Forza Horizon video game series is one of the most popular among those with an Xbox console. Among its strengths there is also a technical sector that is often “jaw-splitting”.

In Forza Horizon 4 the user is taken to Great Britain , where he can modify and drive a fleet of over 450 cars . L ‘ exploration , the creation , the races and of course the jumps will be an integral part of the experience.

What are you waiting for? Forza Horizon is there waiting for you on the Microsoft Store .


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FIFA (EA Play)

FIFA . This term is enough to immediately understand what is meant. The historic Electronic Arts series is particularly popular in Italy, so you don’t even need to explain too much about what it is.

Between friendly matches and online modes like the ever-present Ultimate Team , you’re sure to have a lot of fun taking your favorite players to the top of the international rankings.

In this case I have given some general guidance because FIFA is released on an annual basis . This means that on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, through EA Play , you can find various chapters of EA’s football series.

Usually you can download in full the chapter preceding the current one , and often there is also a trial preview from the 10 hours of the most recently released version . In any case, surely the Game Pass Ultimate can provide you with excellent satisfactions.


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FIFA’s quintessential rival, Konami’s PES , is available in its most recent edition on Game Pass. It benefits from exclusive licenses, excellent graphics and gameplay that, according to many, is more realistic than that of football EA. Definitely to try, if only to have fun every now and then in some online match and / or with friends!

You can also find PES on the Microsoft Store .


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EA Sports UFC 3 (EA Play)

Released in 2018, EA Sports UFC 3 is the perfect game for mixed martial arts lovers. On the other hand, on the cover is Conor McGregor .

From the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to the multiplayer mode : nothing is missing for those who follow this world. Between one fight and the next, you will surely find something for your teeth, also given the presence of over 200 fighters in 10 weight classes.

If you want to get started with the fights, the download awaits you through the Microsoft Store .


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Role play games

Set aside a lot of free time: if you choose the right RPG , you will immerse yourself and have so much fun that you will spend hundreds of hours inside that world.

This is a category of securities which, also due to the time required to be completed, is not suitable for being fully described here. For this reason, I am giving you quick indications on the titles that I believe are most valid.

  • Monster Hunter: World: Immerse yourself in the shoes of a monster hunter and engage in thrilling battles, alone or in co-op. The series is one of the most popular of this genre.


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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Donate a penny to your Witcher and immerse yourself in a fantasy setting dotted with interesting locations, from trading towns to islands teeming with Viking pirates. You are obviously Geralt of Rivia.


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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition: one of the games with the most editions in the entire gaming market. This is probably enough to make you understand the extent of Skyrim’s success. On the other hand, dragons always win.


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  • The Outer Worlds: Immerse yourself in the future and try not to break it. If you love science fiction, this RPG can absolutely be for you. What are you waiting for? Try to end the threat that could destroy the Halcyon colony before it’s too late.


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  • Kingdom Hearts III: Sora, Donald, Goofy and Mickey Mouse need your help in this action RPG. The dreamy atmosphere and the presence of Disney characters guarantees a “magic touch”. Highly recommended.


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Taking out enemies is always entertaining, especially when you have a good shooter at your disposal . On Xbox Game Pass the alternatives in this sense are certainly not lacking.

The titles involved are so popular that they don’t even need much introduction.

  • Gears 5: Immerse yourself in a third person shooter in which you will have to discover a mystery related to some nightmares related to the Swarm. Between campaign, online modes and adrenaline-pumping action, fun is guaranteed.


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  • Halo 5: Guardians: is considered by many to be one of the most ambitious chapters in the historic Master Chief saga. A title not to be missed, especially if you are a fan of the saga. Don’t forget about multiplayer.


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  • Battlefield V (EA Play): a shooter capable of entertaining fans for hundreds of hours within the multiplayer modes. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is your chance.


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  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition: become a real multiplayer phenomenon, the Ubisoft title requires a lot of strategy to be able to win games, whether you are in the shoes of the attackers or those of the defenders. You can find some interesting guides on the Rainbow Six Siege page of my site .


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  • DOOM Eternal: Take out hordes of demons quickly. This is what DOOM is known for. This chapter does exactly what it is meant to do, providing you with a lot of fun-filled satisfactions.


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Metroidvania / Roguelike

I know: these genres could in a certain sense fall within the broader vein represented by the action and adventure genre, but within the Xbox Game Pass catalog there are so many valid Metroidvania and Roguelike titles that it is worth mentioning them separately.

If you know this genre it is probably because you are a “true connoisseur”. I will not therefore go into the details of the individual titles, which you probably already know, but below you can find a list of the most valid ones that are present on the Game Pass.

  • Hollow Knight VoidheartEdition : Delve into Hallownest in search of adventures, trying to find out what lies behind the mysterious infection that is spawning dangerous creatures.
  • Dead Cells: You are The Prisoner and you don’t really like to talk. You can’t really die, as the island reconfigures itself procedurally. Try to find out what happens this way, but most of all have fun.


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  • Guacamelee! 2: Play as Juan Aguacate, a luchador who smashes his way through his punches, kicks and obviously wrestling moves. A light-hearted title that will probably get you more than a few smiles.
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps: the lulling, as well as sometimes “melancholic” atmosphere of this game gives life to a sort of poetry in motion. A work to show to those who insist that video games are not art.


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  • Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition: predecessor of Will of the Wisps, Blind Forest is the title to start with if you haven’t approached this series yet. Let yourself be lulled by the splendid soundtrack.


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Party Game

How do you say? Are you going to spend a carefree afternoon with your friends, in the name of a production that can make you laugh out loud? Well then what you are looking for is undoubtedly a good party game . I will also consider some titles that are based on online, since today there are not few who play “remote”.

These are “simple” titles, which can nevertheless guarantee you excellent satisfaction in terms of fun.

  • Human Fall Flat: clinging to and trying to overcome “platform” levels would be easy, if you did not impersonate surreal characters who struggle even just to stand up. A title to be played in company, which will give life to unexpected hilarious situations.


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  • Overcooked! 2: ready? Street! You have to cook and bring as many points as possible to your team. I recommend, do not make mistakes in the ingredients in that short amount of time at your disposal.


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  • Golf With Your Friends: Take part in relaxing rounds of golf with your friends. Sure, a few shots might spark some competitive arguments, but by the end of the afternoon you will have enjoyed it.
  • Moving Out: Who said moving out is boring? If done the way you do it in Moving Out, it all becomes a lot of fun. A lighthearted and ironic game, definitely worth trying.


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Other games valid on Xbox Game Pass for consoles

Obviously, the boundless catalog of the Game Pass for consoles also offers many other pearls in addition to those mentioned above.

For this reason, I have decided to give space to a list of 10 other titles that I think are valid in general and could give you some interesting ideas for your gaming sessions.

  • Minecraft: Mojang’s title doesn’t really need an introduction. Explore the world of “cubes” and shape it with your imagination, whether it’s in Survival or Creative mode. You can find multiple tutorials related to the game on the Minecraft page of my site .


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  • Star Wars Battlefront II: If you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise, this shooter is definitely an experience to live, both in terms of campaign and multiplayer. The game can be obtained through Game Pass Ultimate, as it is integrated into EA Play.


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  • No Man’s Sky: Explore Planets and survive in a sci-fi game that uses a procedurally generated universe that is always capable of providing surprises. The title of Hello Games was not received in the best way at launch, but it is recovering update by update.


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  • The Sims 4: the “life simulator” par excellence. Try to lead your Sims’ lives in the right way, leading them to have great careers and social life (or not, the game is yours). The game is included with EA Play, therefore accessible through Game Pass Ultimate.


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  • ARK Survival Evolved: Tame dinosaurs in a vast and one-of-a-kind title. Hunt, plant and build to survive and push yourself further and further to discover the world of ARK.


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  • A Way Out: If you’re looking for something a little different, this title included in EA Play might be for you. It is in fact a co-op adventure that tells the escape from prison and various other subsequent vicissitudes. Call a friend – it’s fun!


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  • Hello Neighbor: the neighbors are always a mystery, who knows what they hide in their house. In this game, you will discover this incredible secret by entering the strange cellar of your creepy virtual neighbor.


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  • Titanfall 2: Before giving life to the well-known battle Royale Apex Legends , Respawn Entertainment created an excellent Titan-based shooter. Unfortunately the title was not exactly a success in terms of sales, but if you love the genre I recommend you try it.


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  • Dead by Daylight: Escape from a ruthless killer, or play him yourself, in this fast-paced multiplayer video game. The survivors’ goal is to fix the generators and escape, while you already know the killer.


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  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: released in 2019 and included in EA Play, this is a title based on the universe of Star Wars made by Respawn Entertainment, or the authors of Apex Legends and Titanfall 2. Need to say more?


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Best Xbox Game Pass PC games

How do you say? Are you planning to subscribe to the Game Pass for PC and would like to have some indication regarding the differences with the console catalog? Well, I’ll explain the situation right away!

PC and console are two different platforms , just think of the main input method: mouse and keyboard versus controller. For this reason, Microsoft has decided to differentiate the various subscriptions , providing a common base of games, but inserting exclusive games for PC or console.

Put simply, the advice I gave you in the Xbox chapter remains valid for computers as well, but not all the games mentioned are available in the Game Pass for PC . In fact, there are some important shortcomings (on computers there are no titles like The Witcher 3 and Monster Hunter World, just to name two). However, there are also some additions that don’t appear on consoles, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and Among Us .

I am therefore going to provide you with some specific advice for this platform , giving you some indications on what I believe to be the best titles in this regard. I’ll be brief, as I’ve already covered many interesting video games earlier in this guide.

  • Control: a third-person shooter in which the player comes into contact with supernatural forces that will lead the protagonist in search of the truth behind the disappearance of her brother. Why do I recommend it for PC? The game makes use of technologies like DLSS, so if you have an RTX video card it might interest you.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator: There is nothing more relaxing than flying over the Earth in your own aircraft. Take some free time and explore the beauties of our planet from above. The version included in the Game Pass is the Standard version.


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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection: All six classic Halo games in one collection. If you’ve missed this historic saga, perhaps because you’ve never had an Xbox console, now is your time.
  • Among Us: A fun multiplayer title where survival is everything. Among deceptions, sabotage, tasks to be carried out, discussions and so on and so forth, it will not be easy to find the impostor. You can find some interesting guides on the page of my site dedicated to Among Us .
  • Age of Empires III Definitive Edition: Does it really need any introduction? The definitive edition of the historic chapter of the strategic video game saga was released at the end of 2020 and is the best way to experience the Age of Empires III experience.


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Other titles already covered in the chapter for consoles, but which deserve to be mentioned here, are The Medium , Gears 5 , Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of ​​Thieves .

You can check the current titles available with your subscription from Microsoft through the official dedicated website . Scrolling down the page you will also find the Console and PC tabs , which allow you to better understand the differences between the two subscriptions.


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