The latest batch of games heading to Xbox Games Pass has been revealed, alongside the batch of titles that will be leaving the subscription service later this month.
The most important of the upcoming Xbox Game Pass games is Hades. The Greek roguelite made quite an impression when it was released in 2018 and made it onto our list of best roguelike games. It puts you in the shoes of Zagreus as he tries to escape from the procedurally generated dungeons of the underworld. The game’s hack ‘n’ slash combat system has received much praise, as have the slick characterization and illustrations of various Greek gods.
Nine other games will also be removed by the end of the month, including the Elite Dangerous space simulator, the classic point-and-click adventure Myst, and the critically acclaimed indie storytelling What Remains of Edith Finch. The latter only takes a few hours to complete and is worth diving into if you have some spare time before the end of the month.
In a blog post (opens in new tab), Microsoft says Two Point Hospital is also being launched. That’s sad news for anyone who has discovered that Two Point Campus doesn’t offer the same chaotic fun as its predecessor.
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A handful of new games have replaced it. One includes another Greek inspired adventure. Immortals Fenyx Rising will be the next latest Ubisoft game to be added to Game Pass, following the publisher’s partnership with Microsoft earlier this year. It’s something of an exaggerated take on Breath of the Wild.
The arrival of Fenyx Rising comes on the heels of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Watch Dogs 2 and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Fenyx Rising will be joined by turn-based tactics game Commandos 3, hacking puzzle game Exapunks and the upcoming interactive movie Immortality. Here are all the new games coming to Game Pass later this month.
- Coffee Talk (Cloud, Console and PC) – Available Now
- Midnight Fight Express (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 23
- Exapunks (PC) – August 25
- Opus: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition (Console and PC) – August 25
- Commands 3 – HD Remaster (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 30
- Immortality (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S) – August 30
- Immortals Phenyx Rising (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 30
- Tinykin (Console and PC) – August 30
Xbox Cloud Gaming has also received a major update. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now access 16 more games through the streaming service, including Dragon Age: Origins, Star Wars: Squadrons, Chorus and TMNT Shredder’s Revenge.
Plus, there’s the selection of new games announced earlier this month. Game Pass subscribers may be disappointed that they can’t fill Zagreus’ shoes for much longer, but they won’t want games to be played.