Watching my favorite cartoons after school as a kid was the best! I couldn’t stop thinking how utterly cool it would be if all my favorite characters were in one spot for a battle royale to see just who the best really was. And I loved inventing my own stories and bringing the heroes to life with my toy cars and LEGO. If you were anything like me as a kid, past-you is going to thank present-you for downloading the games that future-you is going to play soon with Xbox Game Pass.
Games Coming to Console:
Jump Force – Xbox One X Enhanced
Some of the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of humankind. Create your avatar to fight alongside powerful Manga heroes in an original story mode, or head to the online lobby to challenge other players and discover tons of additional modes and activities.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Xbox One X Enhanced
An exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG packing all the best features you’ve come to know and love from the metroidvania genre into a single, content-packed game. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse which slowly crystallizes her body. In order to save herself, and indeed, all of humanity, she must battle her way through a demon-infested castle summoned by Gebel, her old friend whose body and mind has become more crystal than flesh.
Bad North – Xbox One X Enhanced
Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.
DiRT Rally 2.0 – Xbox One X Enhanced
Carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, in the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage. Rely on your instincts with the most immersive and focused off-road experience yet, and power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you.
An open environment of procedurally generated worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine, one brick at a time or use large-scale landscaping tools. Drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to your liking then watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways.
Xbox Game Pass Member Benefits
Speaking of perks, here are some tips to get in on now so you get the cool stuff:
*Thank past-you for getting an Xbox Game Pass membership, because you’ll be able to play with even more of your friends during the Dead by Daylight and Just Cause 4 Free Play Days, where Xbox Live Gold members play free – and isn’t it handy that Xbox Live Gold is part of your Ultimate membership? Crazy. And Xbox Game Pass members can keep the party going after the weekend is over, since both titles are already included with Xbox Game Pass.
*Reward future-you by doing some of these Quests in Xbox Game Pass:
- Devil May Cry 5 – 100 points
Earn one achievement
- Sea of Thieves – 100 points
Earn any achievement
- Increase Your Gamerscore in 10 Days (September 19 – September 28) – Up to 10,000 points
Earn one Microsoft Rewards point per Gamerscore point increase
Visit the Xbox Game Pass Quest page to see all quests and remember to check your console for details. Spend your Microsoft Rewards points on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gift cards and more.
*In case you missed it, the Sea of Thieves Smuggler’s Fortune update dropped last week and is free to all Xbox Game Pass members. It brings players a host of fresh content including new Voyages to complete and loot to claim, unique pirate and ship cosmetics, and adorable animal sidekicks now available for purchase.
*And don’t forget, all Xbox Game Pass members can now play Gears 5, which had the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation. This latest entry in the award-winning Gears of War franchise is bigger than ever, and has been dubbed “The Total Package” by IGN. If you haven’t already played, now’s the time, because you can suit up as WWE Superstar Batista for free by playing Gears 5 before October 28.
We’re not done yet! For our mouse and keyboard warriors, more PC games are coming soon. We’ll keep you updated on all things Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) here on our new Twitter account and you should tune in to Inside Xbox on Tuesday, September 24 for even more news.
Speaking of social, you can always find our spicy memes on Instagram and Twitter. Extra kudos for downloading the mobile app for Xbox Game Pass, so you can remotely install the games to play later. Win-win if you ask me.
We know you’ll have more fun playing these games with friends, so don’t forget to tell everyone that they can get their first two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2!