A treasure trove of new games is headed to Xbox Game Pass in the coming days and weeks. This hoard includes some spooky games to commemorate Halloween, as well as a smattering of classic LucasArts adventure game remasters and more.
What's coming to Xbox Game Pass soon?
All three platforms on which you can access Xbox Game Pass - PC, Xbox consoles, and Android via streaming - are getting new games soon. Not all of these games will be available on all three platforms, unfortunately. Of course, if you've got Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you'll be able to access all of these platforms, so that aspect won't matter to you. There are creepy horror experiences, emotional platformers, and wacky adventure games to get stuck into, so without further ado, here's everything that's coming to Xbox Game Pass soon.
There's just one new game up for grabs on October 27th, and that's Carto (console and PC), a puzzler in which you must piece together the world around you using cartography skills. You'll discover new "pieces" of the map and rearrange them in order to solve puzzles, find new narrative beats, and make your way through Carto's world.
- Carto (console and PC)
A whopping seven games arrive on various Xbox Game Pass platforms on October 29th. Three classic LucasArts adventure games can be yours on Xbox consoles or PC: Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Full Throttle Remastered, and Grim Fandango Remastered. All of them combine LucasArts' classic witty writing with creative puzzling and imaginative world-building. October 29th also brings the first four Five Nights At Freddy's games to console, PC, and Android streaming. Fancy something a bit more active? PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds comes to Android on October 29th, as does roguelite platformer ScourgeBringer. Finally, action-platformer Unruly Heroes brings Journey to the West to Xbox Game Pass on console, PC, and Android.
- Day of the Tentacle Remastered (console and PC)
- Full Throttle Remastered (console and PC)
- Grim Fandango Remastered (console and PC)
- Five Nights at Freddy's 1-4 (console, PC, and Android)
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Android)
- ScourgeBringer (Android)
- Unruly Heroes (console, PC, and Android)
Five more games join the Xbox Game Pass lineup on November 5th. Celeste is a masocore platformer with an emotional narrative core, and you'll be able to play it on console, PC, and Android via streaming. For something a little more hectic, try helicopter shooter Comanche on PC or co-op FPS Deep Rock Galactic on console, PC, and Android. Finally, there's painterly adventure Eastshade on all three Xbox Game Pass platforms, and hand-painted action-adventure game Knights and Bikes for console and PC players.
- Celeste (console, PC, and Android)
- Comanche (PC)
- Deep Rock Galactic (console, PC, and Android)
- Eastshade (console, PC, and Android)
- Knights and Bikes (console and PC)
Last but most certainly not least, Xbox Game Pass is getting a massive boost to Ark: Survival Evolved with the Explorer's Edition. This version packs in the base game plus three expansions: Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction. The folks over at Xbox say these three expansions add "nearly 900 hours" of gameplay, so you'll be spoilt for choice if you're an Ark: Survival Evolved fan. This feature-packed version of the game is coming to console, PC, and Android.
- Ark: Survival Evolved - Explorer's Edition (console, PC, and Android)
What's leaving Xbox Game Pass soon?
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, so there are also some games departing Xbox Game Pass soon. Be sure to get your money's worth from these games before they depart the service on October 30th. Remember - if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you also get a 20% discount on all Xbox Store games, so you could always purchase these titles if you're interested in something more long-term. Here's everything leaving the service on October 30th:
- After Party (console)
- Lego Star Wars III (console)
- Rise & Shine (console)
- Tacoma (console and PC)
- The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game (console and PC)
- The Red Strings Club (PC)
Whew. If you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you've got plenty to keep you going in the next couple of weeks. An Ultimate subscription will set you back $14.99 per month, but you'll get your first month for $1. For a PC or console subscription, it's $9.99 a month. PC subs also get their first month for $1, but no such luck for console players.
Which of the upcoming Xbox Game Pass games are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!