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11 Games That Prove Xbox Game Pass Is the Best

It was a tough generation for the Xbox One, with a rock launch and numerous criticisms thrown at the Microsoft Behemoth, the Xbox quickly fell behind the PlayStation 4 in sales and general public opinion. Step in new Xbox boss, Phil Spencer. Spencer was able to turn around the ailing fortunes of the Xbox One and bring in some unique features that set it apart from the Sony console. One of the best features was that of Xbox Game Pass, a Netflix type subscription that gave gamers access to over 350 titles for a measly few dollars a month. If you’re still not convinced about how great Game Pass, have a look at some of the games available to you right now. 

Devil May Cry 5

The Devil May Cry series is best known for its over-the-top action series comes and the 5th entry in the series does not disappoint, filled with high-octane stylized action and otherworldly and original characters. Director Hideaki Itsuno and the core team have reunited to create the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this generation. Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity’s last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters, each offering a radically different play style. United by fate and a thirst for vengeance, these demon hunters will have to face their demons if they hope to survive.

The Outer Worlds

Fallout used to be a fantastic RPG that captured gamers’ imaginations through funny dialogue, unique set pieces, and a wonderful world to explore. Sadly Bethesda seems to have dropped the ball on the franchise lately, but fortunately Obsidian (creators of the ever-popular Fallout: New Vegas) returns with their own unique take on the RPG format. The Outer Worldspacks in a large portion of flexible quests and conflicts within its series of smaller worlds but the combat, characters, and companion systems are excellent and gives the game a unique identity of its own. It might just be the best RPG out right now.

The Witcher 3

Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open-world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe. You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. The Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. It’s the perfect opportunity to enter this world for the first time or relive the adventure, especially after the amazing Netflix show aired.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was released way back on the original PlayStation and it was one of the greatest games ever made. Series creator Koji Igarashi returns with a brand new series that truly captures everything that made the greatest Castlevania ever made into a legendary game.Exploring the castle’s many secrets is a delight, and there is a dizzying array of weapons and powers waiting to be bent to your will. If you’re seeking a true successor to Symphony of the Night then Bloodstained will satisfy that need and more.

Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World sees players take on the role of a hunter that completes various quests to hunt and slay monsters within a lively living and breathing eco-system full of predators…. and prey. Players are able to utilize survival tools such as the slinger and Scoutfly to aid them in their hunt. By using these skills to their advantage hunters can lure monsters into traps and even pit them against each other in an epic fierce battle. Players need to select their weapon choice carefully from 14 different weapon classes and think strategically about how to take the gigantic monsters down. 

Gears 5

After a surprisingly lukewarm reception to Gears of War 4, many wondered if the franchise might be on its last legs. Fortunately, with Gears 5 that is the furthest from the truth as Gears 5 is an excellent third-person action game. The most surprising element is the focus on the story and characters and Coalition really doubles down on character development in the masterfully crafted campaign. Add in a heavy-hitting multiplayer line-up of Versus, Versus Arcade, Horde, and Escape and it makes Gears 5 one of the best and most versatile action-game packages in recent memory. And of course, included in Game Pass is the entire Gears series, so newcomers can start from the first game and play all the through this genre-defining epic.

Halo Master Chief Collection

The improved and enhanced Halo: The Master Chief Collection is included with Xbox Game Pass. Featuring visual enhancements with up to 4K UHD resolution on Xbox One X, improved matchmaking, offline LAN, customizable installation options, and faster load times, it’s the definitive way to experience the ultimate Halo saga. Includes the extensive suite of campaign, multiplayer and additional features from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo Reach, ODST and Halo 4, all updated to run at 60FPS.


The biggest, most dynamic and diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story. Now on Game Pass, relive all the action or jump back online and rule the streets of Los Santos with fighter jets, heist missions and so much more, thanks to Rockstar’s multiple online updates.

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Forza Horizon 4

Arguably the greatest racing game ever made, Forza Horizon 4 sees you take on the four seasons of Britain, all while driving the world’s most exotic cars. With incredible graphics and one of the most satisfying car handling on console yet, Horizon 4 will satisfy every racing fan’s need. From tough off-road races with tough as nails built up truck to speeding down the freeway in the latest Ferrari. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.

Metro: Exodus

The Russian novel inspired Metro games have slowly through the years gained much adoration from many first-person shooter fans and withMetro Exodus they have not only released the best Metro game ever but arguably the best first-person shooter of the year. Exodus takes the fear-inducing formula of the series and places it into expansive, sandbox levels without losing any of the incredible tension that makes the series so distinctive. It tells a great story as you journey across a post-apocalyptic Russia looking for a safe haven for your people. It’s gorgeous, gruesome and utterly terrifying.

Blair Witch

Loosely based on the original Blair Witch film for the late ’90s, Blair Witch 2019 was an unexpected release that many did not see coming and yet it turned out to be one of the most terrifying games of the year. Very similar to the Outlast series, you play as Ellis a former cop and soldier going into the dreaded forest to find a lost child.Discovering Ellis’ troubled past and the often relatable demons it left him with grounded it all and made each eerie or excruciatingly frightful moment personal. It’s a superbly constructed horror game offering more scares and tension than the original movie ever did.