If you’re a gamer looking for a good deal and you have limited funds to keep up with all of the new releases, then there really is no deal that offers value for money quite like the Xbox Game Pass. Whether you’ve got an Xbox Series X, S, or a good gaming PC, it offers access to a ton of games, so much so that you can easily get choice paralysis while looking through them. Here, we’re going to look at some of the absolute best games on it, to help you play all the hits.
The Best Games On Xbox Game Pass Right Now
Has there been a recent release that seems to have the crowds divided quite like Bethesda’s Starfield? The epic spacefaring RPG has its share of detractors, especially a very vocal crowd on Steam, but it still remains one of the most ambitious games of its type, and any type, with plenty of great roleplaying moments, customisation, and space opera-flavoured wonder, and is worth trying at the highly reduced price Game Pass offers it.
One of the smaller scale games that came out this year, but absolutely blasted open the doors with its focus on stylistic graphics, humorous Saturday morning cartoon writing, and fantastic Devil May Cry-style combat but matches to a beat. Hi-Fi Rush is, simply put, one of the best rhythm hybrid games ever made, and shouldn’t be slept on just because it looks like it’s for kids.
Forza Horizon 5
Yes, the latest Forza Motorsport game has been released since this but, let’s be real, how does it compare to the fun of open-world arcade-inspired drifting and zooming around the many different biomes of a ‘best of Mexico’ map? With Forza Horizon 5 modded accounts, you can skip a lot of the unfortunate early grinding that keeps S-rated cars behind locked doors. This makes it much, much easier to enjoy the sheer variety of rally driving, street racing, and other fantastic race types.
Lies of P
Been waiting for a Bloodborne 2 to finally drop? Or maybe you’ve never had a PlayStation but always wanted to play the widely-acclaimed masterpiece for yourself. Lies of P is likely as close as we will get for quite some time. In the entire genre of Souls-likes, it’s hard to find any that feel quite as derivative but, despite that, it is by far one of the best of the genre. Lies of P offers quality from back to finish, and it’s hard to think of a game from this year that you might have a harder time putting down. Plus, it does have an absolutely wild ending with some very fun implications for the rest of the series.
Needless to say, most people who pick up Xbox Game Pass end up as pretty huge fans of it, and they have plenty of older releases, as well as indies, aside. The roster of games in the line-up does change frequently so not all of these will still be on the Pass in the future, so play them while you can.