We usually only cover the Games With Gold releases each month. However, as the Xbox Game Pass is structured in a similar way [and considering Games With Gold is increasingly being looked at as an after-thought], we thought we should look at doing a monthly Game Pass games release schedule…thing as well.
So, as October is now upon us [thankfully], let’s have a look at the games currently announced* for the Xbox Game Pass. These releases will vary from being available on Xbox consoles, PC, or Android mobile devices via xCloud.
[*These games are the only ones currently announced. That doesn’t mean they will be the only ones to be released for Game Pass throughout the month].
Available on: Mobile & Console
“Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity.
The only thing they fear…is you”.Xbox
Available on: PC
“Welcome to The Hollow, a blighted and dying place, and home to the Drakes.
Drakes are the friendly vegetable folk native to these parts, and they need your help. They’re hungry, thirsty, and need a place to sleep. They can – quite literally – die of boredom. It’s on you to save them. Build gardens to provide them with food, wells for water, and yoga balls and puppet shows to keep them entertained. You can even craft treadmills and solar panels to generate power for Tesla coils, electric fences, and other fortifications.
You’ll need robust defences, as you’ll quickly see that The Drakes aren’t the only residents of The Hollow. The Feral have overrun the land, evil creatures that are looking to shred anything happy or good. Battle them one-on-one with a wide array of weapons ranging from tennis rackets to nail guns, bring your friends to lend a hand, and build your defences so you can take them out without lifting a finger”.Xbox
Available on: Console
“Brütal Legend is an action game from the mind of Tim Schafer. Eddie Riggs, a roadie chosen by the Rock Gods and played by Jack Black, must battle through a heavy metal fantasy world to save humanity and slay demons — using only a broad axe, his guitar Clementine, and an army of metalheads”.Xbox
Forza Motorsport 7
Available on: Mobile, Console, & PC
“Experience the thrill of Motorsport at the limit with the most comprehensive beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. Enjoy gorgeous graphics at 60FPS and native 4K resolution in HDR. Collect and race more than 700 cars including the largest collection of Ferrari’s Porsche’s and Lamborghini’s ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons where race conditions change every time you return to the track”.Xbox
Available on: Console & PC
“A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Ikenfell is a heartwarming and twist-filled story about friendship, trust, love and loss”.Humble Games
Of course, as more games come to the service, it also means some games are leaving. Whilst these titles are still on the Game Pass, take advantage of the discount applied to each and buy them to own forever.
Leaving 15th October
Felix the Reaper
Leaving: Console & PC
“Felix works at The Ministry of Death and is in love with Betty The Maiden from The Ministry of Life. He believes that going to the human world as a field reaper will enable him to one day meet her. Hence he’s taken the job of making sure people die and taught himself to dance to impress Betty.
Since Felix only moves in the shadows, he needs to manipulate those shadows to move around. Luckily reapers like Felix are able to turn the sun and move shadowing objects, which enables him to create the necessary shadow paths to get around. He does so to solve the adventure plots, which makes people die according to the ministerial plans”.Xbox
Metro 2033 Redux
Leaving: Console & PC
“In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilisation entered a new Dark Age.
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival; with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.
You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.
Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
But what if the real threat comes from within?”Xbox
Leaving: Console & PC
“Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann”.Xbox
Saint’s Row IV: Re-Elected
“After saving the world from a terrorist attack the leader of the 3rd Street Saints is elected to become President of the United States. Things go reasonably well until an alien warlord named Zinyak attacks the white house and abducts his entire cabinet. Now stuck inside a reality bending simulation, the President and the Saints fight to save themselves, Earth, and the entire galaxy… if that all sounds crazy to you, trust us: we’re just getting started”.Xbox
State of Mind
“When mind and machine become one – what will remain of humanity?
Berlin, 2048 – The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, illnesses caused by polluted air and water, crime on the rise, war. Governments and companies promise remedies through technological progress. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent.
Richard Nolan is one of the few journalists openly criticizing this development. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivalling ideas pertaining humankind’s salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Instead, they find themselves right at the centre of it”,Xbox
So, there we have it. A great selection of games to enjoy, courtesy of Xbox Game Pass. As noted, each game listed here will be available to purchase with a discount of up to 20% off. Don’t forget to check out the Games With Gold for October as well. Or, if you’re a PlayStation fan, the PS Plus selection is also up.
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