Xbox Game Pass is one of the few subscriptions I’ve kept while other services have taken precedence. The $15 monthly fee for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is worth it because I get to choose from over 100 titles and download new additions regularly. In a year, the price drops to about the price of three AAA games.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription comes with access to EA Play and Xbox Live Gold. If you’re not interested in online multiplayer games, Microsoft offers a more affordable tier that costs $10 a month. For non-Xbox gamers, PC Game Pass ($10 per month) has many of the same titles. (Own a PlayStation or Switch? Check out our guide to the most popular game subscription services.)
To help you decide which to download first, WIRED has scoured the Game Pass catalog and rounded up the standout titles we think you’ll enjoy. From recent releases to satisfying throwbacks, our genre picks for the best Game Pass games have something for every gamer.
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