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Best Games Available on Xbox Game Pass: June – July 2022

Xbox Game Pass has a ton of game options for players to choose from, but these are the best of the best in their respective genres!

The idea of an all-you-ca-play subscription was an exciting concept for the gaming industry.

It started becoming more interesting with subscriptions that gave some free games each month. But, it finally became a real deal with Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft offerings with Game Pass have become more attractive after acquiring Bethesda and its huge roster of game IPs.

Furthermore, the library is even bigger with the Activision acquisition that is still on its way. However, the service’s library is much more than just these two acquisitions.

Xbox Game Pass has plenty of excellent titles waiting for you, and these are the best games you can play now!

Xbox Game Pass Best Games
Microsoft

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Best Card/Board Games

Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition

This RPG board game style tile comes from the hand of the developers of Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

Build your party, and explore a fantasy realm crammed with dungeons, where the decisions and choices you make shape the story.

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Pillars of Eternity Hero Edition
Obsidian Entertainment / Microsoft

Playable On: PC
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire is a clever mix of deckbuilder card games with roguelike elements. Build your deck as you defeat bizarre creatures to slay the Spire finally.

Slay the Spire Gameplay
MegaCrit / Microsoft

Playable On: PC
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: MegaCrit

Tainted Grail: Conquest

This game presents a story-driven roguelike with deck-building and RPG elements. Fight hordes of enemies on an ever-changing map.

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Tainted Grail Conquest
Awaken Realms Digital / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Awaken Realms Digital

Best Shooters (FPS & Third-Person)

Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition

This chapter in the Gears story continues and gives closure to several loose ends on Gears 4. It is an impressive showcase of the power of the Xbox consoles and a delight to play on PC.

This is one of Microsoft’s best shooters and a must-play for fans of the genre!

Gears 5 Gameplay Xbox Game Pass Best FPS
The Coalition / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online and Local Co-Op, Multiplayer
Developer: The Coalition

Halo Infinite

343 Industries brings back the story of Master Chief in this new campaign. If you want to play the campaign with friends, there is already a registration for the co-op campaign’s first flight.

Additionally, Halo Infinite Multiplayer Season 2 Lone Wolves is live right now.

Master Chief Halo Infinite
343 Industries / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player campaign with Co-Op campaign coming soon, Multiplayer
Developer: 343 Industries

Deep Rock Galactic

Looking for some fun with friends? This co-op FPS lets you and three more friends control space Dwarves with larger-than-life personalities and explore procedurally-generated space.

There are four distinctive classes to choose from, and each time the challenge in each cave is different.

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Deep Rock Galactic Gameplay
Ghost Ship Games / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-op (2-4), Multiplayer (2-4)
Developer: Ghost Ship Games

Back 4 Blood

If you loved Left 4 Dead, this is a game you can not miss! The premise is quite similar. Team up with a group of friends and cooperate to survive a zombie-infested world.

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Back 4 Blood Gameplay
Turtle Rock Studios / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-op (2-4)
Developer: Turtle Rock Studios

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal is easily one of the best FPS out there. Take charge of the DOOM Slayer once again to defeat the armies of hell!

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Doom Eternal Trailer
id Software / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Online Multiplayer
Developer: id Software

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Relive the amazing story of Commander Shepard in this remaster of the first three entries of Mass Effect. The game includes Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 single-player content and over 40 DLCs.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Gameplay
BioWare / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: BioWare

Best Sports Games

Madden 22

Madden 22 includes the classic gameplay football fans are expecting. Additionally, new features like staff management are now present on Madden!

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Madden 22 Trailer
EA

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Multiplayer
Developer: EA

Football Manager 2022

Is football your passion? Then Football Manager 2022 is one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass for you.

Lead a soccer team to the top of its performance while keeping owners, chairman, and fans happy.

Football Manager 2022
Sports Interactive

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Local & Online Multiplayer, Single Player
Developer: Sports Interactive

FIFA 21

Even though FIFA 22 is already out, FIFA 21 is free on Game Pass. The series introduced Volta Football Squads while keeping Career mode and Ultimate Team Co-Op.

EA FIFA 2022
EA

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Local & Online Co-Op and Multiplayer
Developer: EA

Golf With Your Friends

This game is not particularly great for single-player sessions. It may have some bugs and technical problems, but that is part of the fun when playing with friends.

Gold With Your Friends is guaranteed laughs for a gaming party with good company. If you are looking for a quirky game to play with friends, this is one of the best options on Game Pass.

Golf With Your Friends
Team17

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local & Online Multiplayer (2-4)
Developer: Blacklight Interactive & Team17 Digital

Windjammers 2

Windjammers is an arcade-style flying disc game. It does not take itself too seriously, and it is a great game to play if you want to have a great time without the competitiveness that sports might bring.

Windajammers 2
Dotemu

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local and Online Multiplayer
Developer: Dotemu

Best Racing Games

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 takes the franchise to an entirely new level. Mexico is the perfect scenery for this entry, and the gameplay is one of the most addicting to date on a racing game.

Forza Horizon 5
Playground Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-op & Multiplayer
Developer: Playground Games

DIRT 5

Codemasters raises the bar of the simcade racing genre with DIRT 5.

The core gameplay of the series is back! The game features over 70 unique routes across ten locations worldwide, including New York and Rio in Brazil.

DIRT 5
Codemasters

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Local Co-Op & Multiplayer (2-4), Online Multiplayer (2-12)
Developer: Codemasters

Need for Speed Most Wanted

This Need for Speed game is in the realm of racing games. It might not be the newest title on this list or boast the most realistic graphics.

However, its gameplay has aged well, and it is still worth a shot, especially for those who want a trip down memory lane.

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Criterion Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Multiplayer
Developer: Criterion Games

Best Action & Adventure Games

No Man’s Sky

What was once one of the most complicated launches on gaming resulted in a pretty great game.

After a disastrous launch, this title took time to evolve and become one of the best space-action adventures in gaming. Exploring space has never been this fun before!

No Man's Sky
Hello Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-op & Multiplayer (2-4)
Developer: Hello Games

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

The story and world-building in Jedi Fallen Order are one of the best ones for a Star Wars game. Follow Cal Kestis in his quest to rebuild the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
Respawn Entertainment

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Yakuza Like a Dragon

Yakuza takes a turn for the over-the-top with Like a Dragon. Follow the story of Ichiban as he returns to the underground world of the Yakuza after a long jail sentence for a crime he did not commit.

Yakuza Like a Dragon
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Psychonauts 2

This game is weird, charming, and an experience you can not find anywhere else. Raz Aquato’s quest to join the Psychonauts psychic espionage organization continues!

Psychonauts 2
Double Fine Productions

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Double Fine Productions

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Amicia and her little brother are trying to survive in a rat-infested plague-era France. To make their fate even more uncertain, Inquisition soldiers follow them to end their journey.

A Plague Tale Innocence
Asobo Studio

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Asobo Studio

AI: The Somnium Files

A body is found, and the culprit seems to be an innocent young girl. There is much more than meets the eye in this sci-fi murder mystery.

AI_ The Somnium Files
Spike Chunsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Spike Chunsoft

The Forgotten City

This Bafta-nominated adventure is a reimagining of the famous Skyrim mod with the same name. You make decisions as you unravel a mystery that will determine the fate of an ancient Roman city.

The Forgotten City
Modern Storyteller

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Modern Storyteller

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

This game became quite a phenomenon, grating its actress the best performance award at The Game Awards.

Follow Senua on a quest full of haunting visions as she tries to descend into Viking Hell to reclaim the soul of her gone lover.

Hellblade_ Senua's Sacrifice
Ninja Theory Ltd

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Ninja Theory Ltd

Grounded

Grounded was in a preview stage for a long time. However, this adventure is reminiscent of the film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is finally launching its final version in September 2022.

Grounded
Obsidian Entertainment

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-Op (2-4)
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

The Gunk

Find out all the secrets of a shattered civilization on a planet plagued by a deadly gunk parasite. Discover the truth about this planet as you heal it from the parasite that caused its demise.

The Gunk
Image & Form Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Image & Form Games

Best RPGs

The Outer Worlds

This is yet another masterpiece from Obsidian Entertainment. The Outer Worlds takes you on a sci-fi adventure in the furthest reaches of space.

Here your actions and decisions will mark the future of everyone in the corporate world that Halcyon has become.

The Outer Worlds
Obsidian Entertainment

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth has not been as big and open as in Shadow of War. In this action RPG, you will conquer Fortresses and build your army to face the powers of the Dark Lord Sauron.

Middle-earth_ Shadow of War
Monolith Productions

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Monolith Productions

Final Fantasy XIII

A classic Final Fantasy is a must for this list! In addition to the first installment, you can also find Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XII on Xbox Game Pass.

Final Fantasy XIII
Square Enix

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Square Enix

Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco RPGs can go haywire in some cases. Scarlet Nexus is particularly that.

This story takes place in a world where humans develop extra-sensory abilities, and deranged mutants fall from the sky to devour human brains.

Scarlet Nexus
Bandai Namco Studios

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age

This franchise is a must-play and one of the best RPG games on Xbox Game Pass. If you are looking for a great JRPG, this is one of the latest and most well-realized games in the Dragon Quest saga.

Dragon Quest XI S_ Echoes of an Elusive Age
Square Enix

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Square Enix

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age is one of the best RPGs available on Xbox Game Pass. Out of BioWare’s repertoire, it is one of the most regarded games by fans.

Build a character and fend off the demons from the lands of Thedas.

Dragon Age Inquisition Gameplay
BioWare / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Online Co-Op
Developer: BioWare

Fallout 4

Dive once again into the Wastelands! Explore the hostile and barren open world as the sole survivor of Vault 111.

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Bethesda Game Studios / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler is a charming pixel-art HD-2D RPG game that tells eight different stories. You can progress on these stories at your own pace as you build your party.

Octopath Traveler Gameplay
Square Enix / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Square Enix

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This game is now a classic, and almost everyone knows its existence. However, if you want to revisit Skyrim, you can do it anytime right from Xbox Game Pass.

Skyrim Xbox Game Pass
Bethesda / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Assasin’s Creed Origins

The Assasin’s Creed franchise took a more action-oriented route with Origins, which certainly paid off. If you have over 30 hours to explore Egypt, this is one of the best games you can play on Xbox Game Pass.

Assasins Creed Origins Key Art
Ubisoft / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Ubisoft

Best Horror & Survival Games

Alien Isolation

What is more terrifying than being stranded on a spaceship with an Alien apex predator? Few things for sure!

Alien Isolation is a fantastic survival horror game and one of the best Xenomorph depictions in a game to date.

Xenomorph Alien Isolation
The Creative Assembly / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: The Creative Assembly

Dead Space 2

Few games excel at horror as well as Dead Space 2. Cosmic horror is at its best in this survival horror!

Follow the space engineer Isaac Clarke as he witnesses the horrors that take place in the Titan Station Sprawl.

Dead Space 2 Gameplay
Visceral Games / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Visceral Games

Best Puzzle Games

Bridge Constructor Portal

If you are into physics puzzles, you can not go wrong with Bridge Constructor Portal. Help the Bendies safely cross over 60 test chambers in Aperture Labs.

Bridge Constructor PortalBridge Constructor Portal
ClockStone STUDIO / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: ClockStone STUDIO

Tetris Effect Connected

Everyone has played this one at least once! This puzzle classic is back with a graphical twist in the fantastic Tetris Effect Connected.

Just for the soundtrack and visuals alone, this is one of the best puzzle games on Xbox Game Pass!

Tetris Effect Connected
Monstars Inc., Resonair, Stage Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local and Online Co-Op, Local and Online Multiplayer
Developer: Monstars Inc., Resonair, Stage Games

Katamari Damacy REROLL

Help the Prince of Cosmos return the stars to the heavens. This remastered version of Katamari Damacy features updated graphics and restored cutscenes in HD.

Katamari Damacy Reroll Xbox Game Pass
Monkeycraft / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local Multiplayer
Developer: Monkeycraft

Superliminal

Superliminal is a clever game that plays with perspective to solve puzzles in the most creative possible way. With this one, always think outside the box!

Superliminal Xbox Game Pass
Pillow Castle / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Pillow Castle

Gorogoa

When you think of memorable puzzle experiences in gaming, Gorogoa comes to mind for many gamers. This short title is incredibly clever, with puzzles that defy logic and fantastic art from beginning to end.

If you want a quick and memorable experience, Gorogoa is one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass.

Gorogoa Best Puzzle Game Xbox Game Pass
Buried Signal, LLC / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Buried Signal, LLC

Best Platformers

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori’s adventure continues in an impressive magnitude in the Will of the Wisps. This game is a fantastic platformer and a gorgeous showcase of what the new console generation is capable of delivering.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Gameplay
Moon Studios / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Moon Studios

It Takes Two

The Game of the Award of 2021 went to It Takes Two. This fantastic co-op only game presents the story of Cody and May.

Both are in a clashing relationship and are turned into dolls by a magical spell. After these events, both must cooperate to save their broken relationship.

It Takes Two Gameplay
Hazelight / Microsoft

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Local and Online Co-Op
Developer: Hazelight

Unravel Two

This platformer is a perfect game to play with a friend. You can build a Yarny and befriend a second one to solve puzzles together.

Unravel Two
Coldwood Interactive

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Local Co-Op, Local Multiplayer
Developer: Coldwood Interactive

New Super Lucky’s Tale

This game is a charming platform game from Playful Studios. It mixes 3D hubs with plenty of 2D levels, fantastic puzzles, and beautiful graphics.

New Super Lucky's Tale
Playful Studios

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Playful Studios

Best Indie Games

Hades

Hades is one of the best indie titles in recent years and easily one of the best games on Game Pass. This title won several Game of the Year awards with good reason.

Hades is a roguelike with an outstanding gameplay loop. This is, without a question, a must-play!

Hades
Supergiant Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Supergiant Games

Death’s Door

Death’s Door follows the story of a soul-reaping crow as it fails to complete one reaping assignment. It is an incredibly unique action-adventure game.

Give this one a shot, and you will not stop playing for some time!

Death's Door
Acid Nerve

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Acid Nerve

Undertale

This title has now become an icon of the indies. There are fanmade stories, artwork, and so much creative content around this RPG story of peace or genocide.

Undertale
Toby Fox

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Toby Fox

Stardew Valley

This farming simulator RPG is one of the most relaxing experiences on the indie scene. Also, now you can play it together with friends!

Stardew Valley
ConcernedApe

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local and Online Co-op and Multiplayer
Developer: ConcernedApe

Among Us

This title became an instant classic in recent years. The whole premise is to find the alien mimic intruder in a spaceship. It is a fun game with short rounds to play with friends.

Among Us
Innersloth

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Innersloth

Spelunky 2

Spelunky is a fast-paced roguelike platformer. Finishing a run and mastering this game is challenging. However, it is pretty addictive and fun to play with friends.

Spelunky 2
Mossmouth, Blitworks

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-Op and Multiplayer, Single Player
Developer: Mossmouth, Blitworks

Subnautica: Below Zero

Looking for a survival indie title? If so, Subnautica might be one of the best games for you to play on Xbox Game Pass!

Subnautica_ Below Zero
Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Dead Cells

Dead Cells is an addictive roguelike with Metroidvania elements. It is not an easy game to complete, but it is quite rewarding and entertaining.

Permadeath is not annoying here, as gameplay keeps you going for more and more runs!

Dead Cells
Motion Twin, Evil Empire

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Motion Twin, Evil Empire

Overcooked 2

Patience is required for this game! However, cooking all the required dishes with your friends is a blast. You can play alone, but Overcooked 2 shines when you game with friends.

Overcooked 2
Ghost Town Games and Team17 Digital

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local & Online Co-OP and Multiplayer
Developer: Ghost Town Games and Team17 Digital

Spiritfarer

Stella is the ferrymaster of those who have passed. She must manage and build a boat, explore the world, and care for the wandering spirits.

Her quest is leading them until they reach their final destination, the afterlife.

Spiritfarer
Thunder Lotus

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local Co-OP
Developer: Thunder Lotus

Hollow Knight Voidheart Edition

Defining this game is pretty easy; it is Metroidvania as its recent best. This version of the game includes the original game plus four additional content packs with added quests and boss fights.

Hollow Knight Voidheart Edition
Team Cherry

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Team Cherry

Outer Wilds

The beauty of space exploration is perfectly captured in this lovable indie title. It is a fantastic story of a solar system trapped in a time loop.

If you are in for an atmospheric adventure, look no further.

Outer Wilds
Mobius Digital

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Mobius Digital

What Remains of Edith Finch

If mystery is what you are looking for, What Remains of Edith Finch is one of the best games you can play on Game Pass.

This game presents several stories about a family in Washington state. Each story is as different as the family members, but all of them end with their death.

What Remains of Edith Finch
Giant Sparrow

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Giant Sparrow

Firewatch

Henry decides to work in the Wyoming wilderness to get away from his messy life. However, a mystery unfolds in the wild, and Henry is in for the adventure of a lifetime.

Firewatch
Campo Santo

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Campo Santo

Best Strategy Games

Frostpunk

What would happen with a society at the border of extinction in a completely frozen world? This is the question this strategy city-building survival title seeks to answer.

Frostpunk
11 bit studios

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: 11 bit studios

Halo Wars 2

Halo gets the RTS treatment on Halo Wars 2. This one is a no-brainer if you love the Halo franchise and tactical games.

Halo Wars 2
343 Industries / Creative Assembly

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-OP and Multiplayer
Developer: 343 Industries / Creative Assembly

Wasteland 3

This RPG with turn-based combat brings you to the post-apocalyptic USA. Your mission is to save Colorado because Arizona depends on it.

Wasteland 3
inXile entertainment, inc.

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-Op, Single Player
Developer: inXile entertainment, inc.

Age of Empires IV

This game is one of the best strategy franchises and one of the best games in Xbox Game Pass. Age of Empires is a genre classic, and you can play all of its entries on Game Pass.

Age of Empires IV
Relic Entertainment, World’s Edge

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Co-Op and Multiplayer
Developer: Relic Entertainment, World’s Edge

Best Simulation Games

Microsoft Flight Simulator

This game needs minimal presentation. The latest installment of the series is one of the best simulation games that Xbox Game Pass can offer on consoles and PC.

You can choose from a wide variety of aircraft and fly to any airport in the world.

Microsoft-Flight-Simulator
Asobo Studio

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Asobo Studio

Sims 4

The Sims is now a must-play for those who like simulation games. It is an entertaining and easy-going game that will undoubtedly give you some hilarious moments.

Sims 4
Maxis & Blind Squirrel

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Maxis & Blind Squirrel

Tropico 6

If you want to know what it is like to be a dictator, Tropico answers that question. You take the role of El Presidente, a dictator governing over large archipelagos.

Tropico 6
Limbic Entertainment

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Limbic Entertainment

Simcity Complete Edition

City simulation at its best is what you can expect from this title. Even though Maxis launched this title in 2013, the simulation mechanics are impressive today.

Simcity Complete Edition
Maxis

Playable On: PC
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: Maxis

Surgeon Simulator 2

Surgeon Simulator 2 is not precisely an accurate simulator. However, it is a good one for having a great time! Its physics are quite a challenge for surgical procedures, and that alone is guaranteed fun.

Surgeon Simulator 2
Bossa Studios

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Online Co-Op and Multiplayer
Developer: Bossa Studios

Farming Simulator 22

Farming’s best digital rendition is here in Farming Simulator 22. Even if you have not tried a simulation game, this one is guaranteed to hook you up on the genre.

Farming Simulator 22
GIANTS Software GmbH

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player
Developer: GIANTS Software GmbH

Best Fighting / Beat ‘Em Up Games

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is a fantastic fighting game with almost the perfect roster for fans of the long-running franchise.

The mechanics in this fighter are superb!

Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay
NeatherRealm Studios

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Online and Local Multiplayer
Developer: NeatherRealm Studios

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball had not looked this good before. The art in this 2D fighting game is superb and a delight for any fan of the anime.

Dragon Ball FighterZ
ARC System Works Co. LTD

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Local and Online Multiplayer
Developer: ARC System Works Co. LTD

Killer Instinct

Albeit not one of the most recent titles on this list, Killer Instinct still holds up to this day. There is still an online community playing, and it is a blast to play.

Sabrewolf Killer Instinct
Code Mystics

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Code Mystics

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

This one launched in 2022, and it is a fantastic beat ’em up game. The retro aesthetic and theme are perfect for the Turtles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ Shredder's Revenge
Tribute Games

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Online and Local Co-Op
Developer: Tribute Games

Injustice 2

If you are a fan of DC, you can not miss this title. Injustice 2 brings together a fantastic roster of DC characters for one of the best fighting games in Xbox Game Pass.

Injustice 2
Warner Bros Interactive

Playable On: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Multiplayer: Single Player, Local and Online Multiplayer
Developer: NetherRealm Studios, QLOC

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