Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service gives you access to a large library of games for Windows 10 and Xbox.

You can access more than 100 games on your chosen platform for a monthly fee. This includes all Xbox Game Studios releases. This is a beautiful service. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership offers incredible value and benefits, making it even more appealing.

What Is Xbox Game Pass?

What Is Xbox Game Pass?

There are multiple levels to Xbox Game Pass, depending on the platform you use and your desired features. Xbox Game Pass on Console and Xbox Game Pass on PC is the same, $9.99 each month. However, the PC pass is currently discounted to $4.99. They offer access to over 100 games on Xbox One (and the upcoming Xbox Series X/S), as well as Windows 10. All first-party Xbox Game Studios titles on the release date are included in this price.

Xbox Game Pass members in this tier get various discounts when they buy games through the Xbox store. EA’s EA Play service will be available to PC pass members. This subscription costs $4.99 per month or $29.99 per annum. It provides additional games for free. EA Play access is expected to be available near the end of this year.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the highest tier and version that we tested. It costs $14.99 per month ($180 annually) and combines the console and PC game passes into one service with additional features. Ultimate also offers Xbox Live Gold, an other subscription service that allows online multiplayer on Xbox consoles. It costs $9.99 monthly (or $24.99 every three months, for $100 annually). Xbox Live Gold adds two to four different games each month to your Xbox Game Pass. Around the end of the year, you will get the same EA Play access and the PC game pass.

Best Games On Xbox Game Pass

Our list of Xbox Game Pass’s best games has increased as the program expanded. Microsoft has increased the number of games available on Xbox Game Pass with the launch of the Xbox Series X. There are now over 350 games on this console alone. We have compiled a list of the most popular games on Microsoft’s subscription service to help you get through option paralysis.

Many titles are compatible with both Xbox and PC. Some even allow cross-save. Many games can also be streamed on mobile devices, provided you have Game Pass Ultimate.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

After Marvel’s Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy was an unexpected delight. The third-person adventure is about teamwork and navigating various environments and planets. It was wise to borrow many things from Mass Effect, including the far-reaching consequences of your choices and who you choose to support. This gives the game replayability that allows you to play it again if you wish.

No Man’s Sky

Although No Man’s Sky has been on the PlayStation 4 and PC for four years, it still feels fresh thanks to the constant updates by Hello Games. These updates offer new content that keeps gamers engaged.

Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood’s zombie survival game for four players looks familiar. It’s Turtle Rock Studios’ creation. Turtle Rock Studios worked with Valve in creating Left 4 Dead. While many elements are identical, a new progression system and card system allows you to create a unique deck with abilities and perks for each mission. You will also face more significant challenges from the zombies, who can infect you with particular diseases that could endanger your progress. This game is best played with friends. Players who know the essential cards and create decks that can withstand the zombie plague are rewarded.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves places you in the shoes of pirates, but not in the same manner as Black Flag (even though it’s still one of my favorite Assassin’s Creed games). Sea of Thieves goes beyond being an open-world adventure game with a pirate skin. It is also a simulator for pirates. Rare can engage every aspect of Sea of Thieves.

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea, a simple game about exploring an island, is an excellent debut for Out of the Blue Games. You play the role of Norah Everhart in the 1930s as she searches for her husband on a mysterious island. That’s what Call of the Sea looks like from the beginning.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Even though Star Wars games have been around for decades, the list of the top Star Wars games is relatively small. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a standout, however. This is the first Star Wars video game to be concerned about being more than a licensed game. It’s a fun game for Star Wars fans who don’t care enough about the franchise, and it’s delightful.

Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds is not a game that you should know much about. Outer Wilds is a game that encourages exploration and discovery. The only way to solve the mystery is to keep looking. A brief synopsis of Outer Wilds could be considered a spoiler. If you don’t want to read this section, it is best to skip it.

What Is Xbox Game Pass Cloud Gaming Services?

Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform was previously known as Project xCloud and was accessible through a separate app. It’s now called Xbox cloud gaming. While it’s still in beta, it is available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and the Xbox Game Pass app for Android. You can play any Xbox Game Pass game on your phone via game streaming. All graphics, sounds, and inputs are streamed to and from Microsoft’s servers.

A compatible controller is required to play Xbox games on your smartphone. You can connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to your phone via Bluetooth. You can also use a range of gamepads designed explicitly for Xbox cloud gaming, such as the Razer Kishi or PowerA Moga XP5X Plus. The cloud-gaming-specific controllers often have some form of phone holder or clamp that keeps your phone in a comfortable viewing position on the gamepad, letting you use the pair of devices like a gaming handheld (the Razer Kishi with its internal phone holder feels remarkably like a Nintendo Switch). You must also have Android 6.0 or greater and Bluetooth 4.0.

It would help if you had a high-speed Internet connection. Microsoft recommends that you have a Wi-Fi connection of 5GHz or LTE/5G capable of at least 10Mbps downstream. A good upstream speed will help you feel responsive, making your inputs more fluid. As always, the faster the connection, the better. 5GHz Wi-Fi is your best option unless you are in an exceptional location and have mmWave5G.

Xbox Game Pass FAQs

On which platforms is the Xbox Game Pass used?

Subscribers get Xbox Game Pass on console, PC, Xbox Live Gold, and EA Play, as well as access to Xbox Cloud Gaming for Android devices. This means you can choose from various games and play them all online. You may never again need to purchase a game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, or Xbox Series X.

How much does Xbox Game Pass cost?

Xbox Game Pass on PC and Xbox Game Pass on PC cost $9.99 / AU$10.95, respectively. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $15 / PlayStation10.99 / AU$15.95 each month. It also includes Xbox Live Gold, only available in certain territories, and costs $60.00 / Ps50.00 / AU$80.00. EA Play is $4.99/PS4.99 per month, and Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta (free) is also included.

What are the advantages of Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers unique perks, including digital goodies for free-to-play titles like Warframe and gaming-related bonuses such as Spotify memberships or Discord Nitro.

Final Thoughts

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is one of the best gaming deals. It offers a great game library that includes all new Microsoft releases and other benefits. Although the $15 monthly cost is high compared to additional subscription services, it consists of both Xbox and PC games, an Xbox Live Gold membership, which is $100 annually, and access to Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform, expanding your options for these games.

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