Xbox Game Pass is one of the biggest bargains in gaming. For a flat monthly fee you can get access to over hundreds of Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games. All can be downloaded to its respective console, or in some cases, streamed to Android phones and iPhones.
And Xbox Game Pass keeps getting better. Even when Microsoft takes some games off the service, more are added. What’s more, a lot of upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games will be added to Game Pass at launch. These will include the likes of Starfield, Redfall and Forza Horizon 5. But it can be tricky to keep track of all the new games added to Xbox Game Pass; this is where Tom’s Guide comes in.
We’ll keep track of the new and most exciting Xbox games added to Xbox Game Pass, as well as flag any Game Pass deals and games you really should try.
So read on for everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass.
Latest Xbox Game Pass news (Updated June 25)
A slew of new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass across June and July. The are as follows:
Worms Rumble is coming to console, Windows PC and cloud today, as is Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, but only on console and PC.
A game preview of Prodeus for PC today, as is the full version of Iron Harvest.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is coming to Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming on July 1. Bug Fables: The Everlasting Saplings, Gang Beasts, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars and Limbo are coming to console, Windows PC and cloud on July 1.
Furthermore, members of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to stream the following games to their Android phone. Users can control these games either via touch or with a Bluetooth or Xbox controller. These games include Dirt 5, Double Kick Heroes, Eastshade, Empire of Sin, Haven, Octopath Traveler, Torchlight III and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
But from June 30, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Mistover, Monster Hunter World, Out of the Park Baseball 21, Outer Wilds, Soulcalibur VI and The Messenger will all be leaving Xbox Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass deals
What you need to know about Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass comes in three variations. The first is the vanilla $9.99 or £7.99 a month Xbox Game Pass subscription, which is for Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S, and give you access to the whole library of Game Pass Games.
Xbox Game Pass for PC costs $9.99 or £7.99 a month and give you access to over 100 PC games.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the best bargain, as at $14.99 or £10.99 a month it gives you access to Xbox and PC games, as well as cloud streaming and save syncing between all three platforms.
All three plans will get you access to Xbox Game Studio titled form day one of release as well as additional member discounts and deals. The PC and Ultimate subscribers also have access to EA Play games, and Ultimate grants subscribers free perks including in-game content and partner offers.
Xbox Game Pass games
There’s a huge amount to choose from on Xbox Game Pass, so you’ll want to check out our roundup of the best Xbox Game Pass games.
But highlights so far include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Gears 5, the Ori games, A whole slew of Bethesda games, notably Doom Eternal, Dishonored and Skyrim, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, Control and more.
There are stone cold classics to games that you might be curious about trying but don’t want to splash the cash on, which makes Game Pass worth it’s monthly cost. In fact, we’ve said before that it’s now become essential if you’ve managed to find an Xbox Series X restock.
How to get Xbox Game Pass
You can sign up to Xbox Game Pass on Microsoft’s Xbox website, via the prompts that pop up on the Xbox Series X and Series S, as well as Xbox One and Xbox One X interfaces. On Windows 10 you can also sign up using the Microsoft Store app.
Once signed up, the respective Microsoft and Xbox platforms will automatically log you into Xbox Game Pass if you’re logged into your Microsoft account. If not, you’ll need to login. For game streaming on Android, you’ll need to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play Store and enter your Microsoft account credentials.
Getting started with Game Pass is trivially simple. And once you’ve signed up you can download games onto your Xbox or PC, or stream to your Android phone providing you have a good internet connection; it also works over 4G or 5G.
We’d argue that Xbox Game Pass is one of the main reasons to choose Microsoft’s console when weighing up the PS5 vs. Xbox Series X conundrum. Though, don’t let that stop you from seeking out a PS5 restock as well, as we think Sony’s console is fantastic; simply read our PS5 review to find out why we called it the future of console gaming,