A few games coming to Xbox Games Pass (image via Rebellion Entertainment, Ubisoft & Bethesda)

5 confirmed video games coming to Xbox Game Pass (and 5 that would be great for the service)

Xbox Game Pass has revolutionized video games in recent months. With so many new releases debuting on Game Pass on the same day of launch, subscribers are more than compensated for their entry fee.

With a significant collection of video games already at its disposal, Game Pass is on the cusp of becoming the superior game subscription yet. And with the addition of new games at launch, some are even considering whether this is the future of gaming.

No matter how things turn out, Game Pass is packed games to play, and will be adding some great ones in the coming days. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming video games for Xbox Game Pass, and some that would be great if added later.

Note: This article reflects the opinion of the writer.


5 upcoming Xbox Game Pass video games

1) Sniper Elite 5

Sniper Elite 5 will be released on May 26, 2022 and will arrive on Xbox Game Pass the same day. Serving as a sequel to the previous Sniper Elite video game, this third-person action shooter features the return of its now-famous X-ray mechanic to showcase well-placed shots.

The Sniper Elite series is known for rewarding players with a great sniper experience. Although not the most realistic sniping video game beyond that, the visceral replay of certain critical hits is a great way to do something unique. Players who enjoy aiming down the barrel of a gun from a distance of half a mile and hitting a target in the head will get the most thrill from this game.

Coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one is a bold move that many recent Xbox games are making these days, and Sniper Elite 5 is no exception. With its multiplayer elements of the Invasion mode, where a player can enter the campaign as an enemy sniper, and the survival mode, where up to four players can battle it out to see the last one, this video game is sure to thrive on Game Pass.


2) For Honor: Marching Fire Edition

This history-based action-fighting game from Ubisoft sees five different factions with their own main campaigns for the single player story. In multiplayer, players from different factions compete against each other, sometimes in historically questionable settings.

Combat is fun and nuanced, with positioning and movement playing a key role in being successful with attacks. Each campaign has a specific location, such as the Vikings set in the Northern Snowy Lands and the Knights in Medieval England. Each faction has different classes to play, with each class having its own pros and cons in battle.

While the base game of for honor Already included in the Game Pass, the Marching Fire Edition is an updated version of the game, with a new faction added to the base game, this time introducing the China-based campaign. Players looking for moderately difficult and unique battles should definitely take advantage of Game Pass as the title lands on June 1, 2022.


3) Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins, one of the better Assassin’s Creed games in recent years, will make its way to the Game Pass on June 7, 2022. It was the first RPG-inspired Assassin’s Creed game, as a fresh new start for the series, and received a lot of favorable response from fans. This game told the story of how the creed was founded in ancient Egypt.

The game follows protagonist Bayek in the Egyptian sands of the past while in the present time players will once again get a named character, Layla Hassan, who discovers Bayek’s grave and uses its DNA to view his memories. Throughout the story, players can explore the Egyptian desert and various historical locations such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

This video game started with a new trilogy, covering many important aspects of Assassin history, going back in time to ancient Greece and then jumping forward again to the era of Viking exploration


4) A Plague Story: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem is slated for release sometime in 2022, but no fixed date has not yet been announced. However, it’s set to come to Xbox Game Pass on release day, which is great news. Since the previous video game in the series, A Plague Tale: Innocence, is already on Game Pass, most users of the service are already familiar with the story.

Requiem continues Innocence’s story of the two siblings, Amica and Hugo, as they try to find a cure for Hugo’s illness, while his powers once again gain the upper hand. They venture onto a mythical island, which might lead them to answers. The game promises to be just as heartbreaking as the previous one.

Innocence, a stealth game in basic form, saw players play as Amica, while she and her brother were on the run from certain parties that wanted to catch Hugo. The game was praised for its story and story, and was nominated for many awards for it.


5) Redfall

Redfall is Arkane’s next big outing, set to release sometime in 2023, although no release date has been set yet. It is a FPS video game, set in the town of Redfall overrun by a vampire element. Players must do their best to fight against these creatures as well as against humans to rid the city of the nosferatu.

Players can choose any character to play from from the four recommended options, with each choice having its own abilities and skills, as well as backgrounds. The main campaign can be played in single player or co-op multiplayer modes.

The inclusion of the title in Game Pass means there will be players at launch, guaranteeing at the very least a great multiplayer experience. While not much is known about the title at this point, Arkane shouldn’t disappoint players just yet, so expectations are high.


5 video games that are a great addition to the Xbox service

1) Dark Souls remastered

After the success of Elden Ring, many more players are now comfortable with FromSoftware’s genre of video games. Elden Ring has given players a number of tutorials to get them up to speed on the mechanics, which have largely stayed the same.

So this would be a great time for many to check out Dark Souls, arguably the best video game in FromSoftware’s library, with the most intricate map and most intricate story to boot. Set in the world of Lordran, Dark Souls was the beginning of their Soulsborne journey for many. And players who loved Elden Ring should definitely give it a try.

Dark Souls Remastered has a touch of freshness with HD textures and improved stability compared to the original. While it will cost a pretty penny as a standalone purchase (one that cautious players probably won’t, given its difficulty), it will be accessible to a much larger player base via the Game Pass.


2) Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

With Assassin’s Creed Origins already confirmed for Game Pass in June, the natural step forward is the next video game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey† Using the same formula as Origins while improving on certain elements, Odyssey is a must-play for those who enjoyed Bayek’s story in the previous game.

Odyssey tells the story of a mercenary soldier in ancient Greece who tries to find their family, while also learning about a secret cult, operating from the shadows and controlling Greek politics. This is the precursor to the story of how Assassins and Templars came to be and their longstanding rivalry.

Odyssey is probably the biggest video game in the Assassin’s Creed series, with a giant map full of things to do. Players never get bored while playing this game and it takes quite a long time for it to be 100% complete.


3) Death loop

With Arkane’s Dishonored series already in Game Pass, death loop is certainly a good possibility for the future. Retaining Arkane’s usual FPS gameplay and distinctive use of unique powers, Deathloop is a love letter to fans of the Dishonored series.

In Deathloop, players take on the role of Colt, an amnesiac patient guided by voices in his head to “break the circle”, on an island ruled by 7 “Visionaries”. He later finds out that time on the island does not advance, but resets, so that no one actually dies and/or lives in these time loops.

His mission is to break the circle, while Juliana, the Visionaries’ chief of security, hunts him down to try and stop him.

The title is a stealth based shooter, although with different powers and skills at the disposal of the players, the approach to different missions can be real. Players can choose how to approach each target and explore the face down maps of each area as many times as they want to gather information and find the best route.

Deathloop was praised for its story and gameplay, and was nominated for many accolades


4) Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Another auspicious title for the Game Pass, the anthology Little Hope of the Dark Pictures is a survival horror video game, featuring interactive storytelling from a multi-character perspective. With both a single player and multiplayer option to tackle the main story, bringing it to Game Pass would be a smart move.

The story is about five individuals who get lost in the countryside and end up in an abandoned town of Little Hope. There they encounter mysterious figures and strange visions and must find a way to escape with their lives. The game has a number of different endings that depend on the choice of the player.

Developer Supermassive Games’ anthology series is already on Game Pass, with Man of Medan being the first entry. So it wouldn’t be unrealistic to believe that the second video game of this series will be shot soon. These games are based on a good multiplayer story, and Game Pass can help with that.


5) Immortals Phenyx Rising

For people who like the gameplay of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and yet don’t own a Nintendo Switch, Immortals Fenyx Rising can give them a similar experience.

This was Ubisotf’s hand at an open-world experience, aimed at a slightly younger audience, which borrows many elements from the aforementioned Zelda video game.

Set in ancient Greece, players can take control of Fenyx, a customizable character who initially starts out as a soldier of the Delian League. However, throughout the game, Fenyx encounters many gods and learns that they are a demigod themselves.

In addition to puzzles, the game also features a decent amount of combat and fairly tough enemies. While a few things, like weapon durability, don’t intersect, there are many more similarities to Breath of the Wild that it almost feels in the exact same vein. The inclusion in Game Pass is said to give Xbox and PC players a hint of the much-loved Zelda experience.



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