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15 Best Xbox Game Pass Games You Can Play Right Now

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15 Best Xbox Game Pass Games You Can Play Right Now

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Looking for the best Xbox Game Pass Games? We got the fifteen best that are currently available right now. As Microsoft curates their service, we’ll be sure to update this list with the latest and greatest. Starting off our list is Banjo Kazooie.

Best Xbox Game Pass Games

Banjo Kazooie

The classic platformer is playable as part of the service. It was part of Rare Replay but the version included is the 360 version. It is still an excellent game that should be played by any fans of Rare or the 3D-platforming genre and it’s one of the best Xbox game pass games.

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Quantum Break

If you’re looking for a tight, action-oriented game to get you through a rainy weekend you can do much worse than Quantum Break. It’s a fun enough romp with very unique and fun time-based gameplay and it’s definitely among the best Xbox game pass games. Check out our review of Quantum Break if you want to see if it’s for you.

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Gears of War

Gears of War is one of Microsoft’s biggest IPs so it makes sense for them to include the games. You can play the 360 versions of the original all the way to Judgement on XB1 as well as the Ultimate Edition of the first game.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

After you’re done burning through the entire Gears of War series, you might want to consider playing through arguably one of the most acclaimed FPS trilogies of all time, all touched up with more polished/modern graphics, and because of all that, it makes our list of the best Xbox game pass games.

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Halo 5: Guardians

The fifth numbered entry in the Halo series can be had with a subscription allowing you to jump into its single-player campaign or its still bustling multiplayer scene. It is one of the highest profile exclusives to be included in the service.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

If you haven’t yet given Shadow of the Tomb Raider a go, you have the chance to catch up on the second entry in the rebooted Tomb Raider series. It’s a fantastic game that builds on the updated Uncharted-like gameplay and doubles down with more exploration and open-world elements, making it an easy choice for our list of the best xbox game pass games. If you want more info about Rise of the Tomb Raider, check out our review.

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive is one of the best exclusives available for the XB1 in its infancy and it is playable for free with a subscription. The game’s style is very over the top and the gameplay is frantic but fun. The colorful world is a joy to explore and the story is consistently funny.

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The Swapper

The Swapper is an excellent platformer with thoughtful, challenging puzzles and an intriguing, adult-themed story that will stay with you after you’ve finished the game. It is a very unique game and one of the best indie games available on the XB1.

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Fallout 4

Yep, the vanilla version of the fantastic and massive Fallout 4 can be had. If you plan on downloading and playing it, pencil yourself in for a minimum of 40-60 hours of gameplay… if you’re rushing through that is.

Best Xbox Game Pass Games

Mass Effect

If you’ve somehow avoided the Mass Effect original trilogy or missed the first one, now’s your chance to catch up. The original game’s combat is a little rough by current standards, but you’ll get used to it quickly. Meanwhile, the narrative is top notch and because of that, it easily makes our list of the best xbox game pass games.

Best Xbox Game Pass Games

Braid

Braid is a unique and emotional puzzle platformer. The abstract style is beautiful and the gameplay is challenging. It is the perfect example to prove that video games can be considered art. It has been available with Gold many times so you may have played it but, if you haven’t, now is a perfect time.

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Sea of Thieves

If you’re looking for a more free-form and open-world experience, Sea of Thieves is a great game to pick up via Xbox One Game Pass. It’s best played with friends though, for sure.

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Halo Wars 2

High strategy more your style? Halo Wars 2 is one of the rare, well-made, RTS games to make its way over to consoles. You can play through a single-player campaign and dive into competitive online multiplayer when you’re done, so for strategy fans, or even just Halo fans, it’s one of the best Xbox game pass games.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

While Skyrim gets all the hype and Alexa ports these days, Oblivion is still a damn fine open-world RPG in its own right, and by some measures, a better one to boot.

Best Xbox Game Pass Games

State of Decay 2

If you’re looking for something that will occupy you for some time with an enjoyable grind and will put your survival skills to the test, the latest State of Decay game is a great choice to pick up.

That does it for our list of the best xbox game pass games. We’ll be sure to keep this list up to date as Microsoft adds, and removes more titles to their subscription service. Here’s where you can learn more about subscribing to xbox game pass if you’re interested in doing so.

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