What is Xbox Game Pass?
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service from Microsoft for use with its Xbox One games console. Described by many as the Netfilx of video games, it gives you access to more than 200 games on your Xbox One, including highly-anticipated Xbox exclusives for one low monthy fee.
It is a growing library of great games. It is your ticket to endless play.
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How it works
Unlike Netflix and PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass is not a cloud service. There is no streaming involved. Each game has to be downloaded to your hard drive. Once a game is downloaded, you can play it offline for up to 30 days. You don’t have to rely on your internet speed to play. That means, you can play as much as you want, whenever you want, as long as you continue to pay the monthly fee.
Like Netflix, the service is given an update every month. Microsoft has confirmed at least 5 new games every month, so it is worth coming back to see what’s been added.
Xbox Game Pass Benefits
Your Xbox Game Pass membership offers an array of benefits. Here are just some of them.
- Enjoy exclusive discounts on games and add-ons in the existing games catalogue
- Download games directly to your console and play online or offline
- Enjoy access to hit games like State of Decay 2 and Forza Horizon 4
- Receive notifications about new games coming to Xbox Game Pass
- Play Xbox-exclusive games the day they launch
- Access a growing library of over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One console
How much does it cost?
The Xbox Game Pass is priced at $9.99 a month. But if you avail now, we’ll sweeten the deal further by giving you a 14-day free trial. Once the free trial is over, your subscription continues at $9.99. No commitment. You are free to cancel anytime during your membership.
What games are included?
Currently, there are 248 games available on the Xbox Game Pass – 162 on Xbox One, 35 on Xbox 360, 56 from Xbox Live Arcade, and 1 from the Original Xbox.
There is a range of heavy hitters available from both Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the original Xbox, including all 3 BioShocks, Spelunky, a selection of Rare’s back catalogue, the first 4 Gear of War games, Sunset Overdrive, The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, and others.
As mentioned above, it is a growing library of games. New titles are added every month. If you are curious, here’s the complete list of all the games available at the moment.
Ready to start your Xbox Game Pass subscription? Just click here to get access to a growing library of Xbox One and Xbox 360 backwards compatible games.