Like an avid player, I kept my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, even when other services were penalized. With over 100 titles and regular additions available to me, I’m constantly discovering new games that I enjoy, and the $ 15 monthly fee is worth it. For a year, this breaks down into the cost of buying three AAA games.
An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription includes access to EA Play and Xbox Live Gold. If you’re not interested in online multiplayer games, Microsoft offers a cheaper level that costs $ 10 a month. For non-Xbox gamers, PC Game Pass ($ 10 a month) has many of the same titles. (Do you have a PlayStation or a Switch? See our guide to the most popular game subscription services.)
To help you choose which ones to download first, WIRED reviewed the Game Pass catalog and put together some great titles that we think you’ll like. From recent releases to successful setbacks, our choices spanning the genre of the best Game Pass games have something for every gamer.
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