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Xbox Game Pass catalogue now reaches over 180 games - what are your favourites?

Oct 27, 2017
6,898
UK
#1


With Rocket League being added to the service today and Warhammer Vermintide II within the next 24 hours, I realised Xbox Game Pass will have reached a whopping total of 182 games currently in the catalogue. This on a service which only promises 'over 100 games', so not bad at all.

It now has a solid library which will only grow stronger when Microsoft finally gets its first party act together, with Forza Horizon 4 debuting on the service day one in October.

Full list of games currently on the service below - what are your favourites and recommendations?

#IDARB
10 Second Ninja X
A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
ABZU
Alien Hominid HD
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Tooie
BattleBlock Theater
Bayonetta
Bomber Crew
Braid
Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
CastleStorm
Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition
ClusterTruck
Comic Jumper
Costume Quest 2
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
Darksiders Warmastered Edition
Dead Island Definitive Edition
Dead Rising 3
Deadlight: Director's Cut
Defense Grid
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
DiRT 4
DiRT Rally
Disneyland Adventures
DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
Double Dragon Neon
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
Electronic Super Joy
F1™ 2015
Fable Anniversary
Fable II
Fable III
Fallout 3
Fallout 4
Farming Simulator 15
Fuzion Frenzy®
Galaga Legions DX
GAROU MOW
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War 4
Gears of War: Judgment
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
GRID 2
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hexic 2
Homefront®: The Revolution
Hue
Human Fall Flat
Hydro Thunder
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Iron Brigade
Jetpac Refuelled
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Joe Danger Special Edition
Joy Ride Turbo
JumpJet Rex
Kameo
King of Fighters 98
Kingdom: New Lands
Knight Squad
KYUB
Laser League
Late Shift
Layers of Fear
LEGO Star Wars: TCS
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered
LIMBO
Lumo
Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile
Mass Effect
Massive Chalice
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Mega Coin Squad
Mega Man 9
Mega Man 10
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Metro: Last Light Redux
Monday Night Combat
MotoGP™17
Ms. Splosion Man™
MX vs ATV Reflex
N+
NBA Playgrounds
Next Up Hero
Ninja Gaiden Black
Oblivion
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
OlliOlli
Overcooked
Oxenfree
PAC-MAN MUSEUM
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
Perfect Dark Zero
Pharaonic
Portal Knights
Pro Evolution Soccer 18
Pumped BMX +
ReCore
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 0
Resident Evil Revelations 2
RiME
Riptide GP: Renegade
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Robocraft Infinity
Rocket League
Roundabout
Sacred Citadel
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Samurai Shodown II
ScreamRide
Sea of Thieves
Shadow Complex Remastered
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Sky Force Anniversary
So Many Me
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic CD
Soul Calibur II
Spelunky
Splosion Man
Stacking
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™
State of Decay 2
State of Decay: Year-One
Steredenn
Sunset Overdrive
Super Lucky's Tale
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition
Super Time Force
Tecmo Bowl Throwback®
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Terraria
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
The Bridge
The Bug Butcher
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
The Escapists
The Final Station
The Flame in the Flood
The Golf Club
The Maw
The Swapper
The Technomancer
theHunter: Call of the Wild
This War of Mine: The Little Ones
Tom Clancy's The Division
Tower of Guns
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Ultratron
Unmechanical: Extended
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship
Zombie Army Trilogy
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection


I'm going to kick off by recommending this lesser known beauty:



As a fan of Ghosts n Goblins and Ghouls n Ghosts back in the day (and Maximo of course), this game is a dream come true. It's a homage to those games, and gets all the basics right but also controls much better than those games - it's all the fun without the frustration.

And of course, this classic:



In my top 3 of last generation, available to play in all its glory with Game Pass. It still totally holds up and is a must play if you missed it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#3
There are too many great games to even start picking favourites but the ones that I only got through gamepass and played a lot of are Cities Skylines, The Division, and Sea of Thieves

Late Shift was a treat.
Yeah I went into that blind and it was a real weird and fun experience.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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#4
I started zombie army trilogy last night with a friend and it was great. Only disappointment is the checkpoints are pretty far apart
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#5
It's been great for trying new games you otherwise would never buy and playing some of the oldies. I'm playing Oblivion for the first time in 4K and it's so good.
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,973
#7
i love the "games that i had a passing interest somewhere in the past but would never buy to try them" category

current members: wasteland 2, sherlock holmes devils daughter, letter quest, late shift, sea of thieves
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,486
#9
I actually had no idea it'd gotten up to that many games. The list seemed long when I looked on it on my Xbox, but I kinda assumed there were enough games quietly leaving that it was hovering a little above the 100 number they advertise with.

I really need to try Guacamelee sometime. I've heard a lot of good about it.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
6,898
UK
#10
The games I already own but don't have to put my discs in for. Bayonetta, Tekken Tag and Ninja gaiden Black.

Honestly worth it for that alone.
Ninja Gaiden Black is the best game on the service, with it being the best game of all time and everything ;)

4K on the X too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,486
#12
They gotta improve the PC selection by like 2000%. My pass expires in 8 days and I'm just not getting enough games for PC to renew it.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#13
I love the idea of Game Pass. But it just seems to me like a Neverending Backlog Generator so I've been hesitant. Maybe I'll sub when Forza Horizon 4 hits.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,486
#14
They gotta improve the PC selection by like 2000%. My pass expires in 8 days and I'm just not getting enough games for PC to renew it.
Phil Spencer acknowledged that in the Giant Bomb interview. I don't think it's officially supported on PC yet, it seems more like a side effect of some of the games being Play Anywhere to where your Xbox Game Pass ends up with some of the games playable on PC. He made it sound like they are going to work on improving the PC catalog massively before they officially support it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,973
#16
They gotta improve the PC selection by like 2000%. My pass expires in 8 days and I'm just not getting enough games for PC to renew it.
There is no pc selection yet. Xbox game pass is a xbox console service which you can play some titles on PC thanks to another feature from microsoft (play anywhere)
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#23
Shantae and the pirates curse is an amazing game. Different from the other Shantae games but the best one in my opinion. It's not a game you subscribe to gamepads for but sweetens the deal nicely.
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,973
#26
Can I give a huge shout out to Cluster Truck. That game is loads better than it has any right to be. I love it.
clustertruck and human fall flat looked perfect for me before trying them out. got bored quite quickly of both

guess its still a good use of gamepass since it saved me money, but still
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#29
yeah but i was able to play some games that i would never touch like sea of thieves my wife and i started to play this game 3 days ago and we having a lot of fun, she downloaded sunset overdrived beat it and enjoyed it too
 
Nov 1, 2017
2,609
Boise
#30
So many amazing games so I'll limit to games I played first through the service.

Limbo, Battleblock Theater and Bioshock.

Also every GP subscriber should try D4.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,756
#31
Game Pass has been good for me as it gave me the chance to play some Xbox 360 games that I missed out on. Gears trilogy and Darksiders. Still have to play Darksiders 2 and Recore.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,869
#34
I just got an xbox a few days ago, mostly due to game pass and bc. For someone who never had an xbox and has been late to this gen, it's like stepping into a delicious buffet. After trimming down that list to what i really want to play and nothing else, there's still close to 100 games on it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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ABZU!

It's a short, zen diving/swimming with sea life experience (some compare it to journey). Look, I am biased because I used to volunteer at an aquarium, and love
prehistoric reptiles
It's worth checking out! (also, music by Austin Wintory)
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,530
#37
The keys to me for Game Pass titles and my interest to keep playing are that it has to grab my attention quickly. It can't have a long intro video or long tutorial. It needs to get me into the gameplay quick. Otherwise I move on to the next thing.

Anyway, I played Bomber Crew today. That was fun. Does have a short tutorial but it kept my attention. Which says a lot.

Also I have gotten into the habit of downloading every new game each month and checking each one out. Data Caps be damned.
 

BDubsLegend

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Jan 24, 2018
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#38
I love game pass now. Bomber crew is excellent! The Flame and the flood is also good. Next up hero was a surprise and I got to catch up on dead rising 3. I never tried DR3 because everyone said it was bad but it's great fun. I'm the kind of person that will by an indie because I'm bored and want something fresh. Gamepass handles this for me. I was iffy on the value at first but it's come through for me.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I enjoyed Super Lucky’s Tale.

I’m thinking about resubscribing but I’m wondering if anyone’s played Sonic CD and Sonic and Knuckles in here? I tried them on PSN PS3 years ago and the input lag was terrible the games were unplayable.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,276
#41
Without gamepass I would have wasted $90 on sea of thieves and state of decay 2......so happy for this service.

Was surprised by all the Star Wars additions.....replaying KOTOR now and happy i don't have to try to find my original disc......that would have been a nightmare lol.

Also homefront was shockingly not terrible. It's mediocre, but fun to just guns blaze with buddies in co-op

Got all the fables queue'd to go once i finish FFXV again, I don't even remember fable all that much. So this is almost like a first dive honestly.
 

Benji

US Sales Insider
Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,521
#42
Game Pass is honestly maybe my favorite thing to come out of the current generation. I love it

Currently at about 40 hours into Fallout 4 and really enjoying it. Halo Wars 2 I think is pretty underrated so I'll point that one out as it hasn't been mentioned yet
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,973
#45
by the way letter quest seems cheap so i always ignored it but the game is super fun even for non native english speakers like me

try it out folks
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,782
#47
I played a lot of Sea of Thieves back when it launched. I'd like to get back into it, but I don't know anyone who even wants to play it.

I've played a lot of State of Decay 2, as well. I have to take a lot of breaks with that game though, because it tenses me up so much lol.

I played a bit of Late Shift, but I'm not sure why I never finished it. I thought it was really neat. Aren't they making a new game or something? I thought I saw something during E3 that made me go "That reminds me of Late Shift" and someone else said it was by the same guys (or maybe just same publisher?).
 
Oct 29, 2017
525
#49
finally redeemed my free month that came with the x. + bonus month. Even for someone who buys a lot of games there's a lot here.

Have replayed kotor, and then played for the first time fable anniversary (x enhanced looks pretty good). Then played halo wars 2 campaign. I started super luckys tale but didn't grab me. Started elder scrolls online and think I'm hooked. Sea of thieves is not for me. Wanted to play recore, the division, sod2 and dead rising 3 but I think I'm buying eso now. Send help.

I've played most of the other 'heavy hitters' in gamepass but still a lot left to play here. I have such a ridiculous backlog so I won't resubscribe but I will be back for fh4.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,049
#49
Love game pass, can't wait till horizon and other first party games are all on it.

Need to play wasteland 2 and bomber crew. I downloaded them today
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,973
#50
I played a lot of Sea of Thieves back when it launched. I'd like to get back into it, but I don't know anyone who even wants to play it.

I've played a lot of State of Decay 2, as well. I have to take a lot of breaks with that game though, because it tenses me up so much lol.

I played a bit of Late Shift, but I'm not sure why I never finished it. I thought it was really neat. Aren't they making a new game or something? I thought I saw something during E3 that made me go "That reminds me of Late Shift" and someone else said it was by the same guys (or maybe just same publisher?).
they have the something something of doctor something. another FMV game that looks like a murder mystery, hit xbox recently

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The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

not sure if its by them now, though