May 28, 2022

Wave 3 of October’s Game Pass Games Revealed

Not content with giving us two waves of Game Pass games, Xbox is giving us ONE MORE wave of titles, taking us firmly into November!

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.

As we stated in our previous Game Pass Games article, there’s been more games announced as coming to the Game Pass. I know, I know. Even more bang for your proverbial.

[Unfortunate side note; some of these games are already available to download now. So, sorry about our tardiness].

27th October

Carto

Available on: Console & PC

Carto is a charming adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-altering puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of characters, and guide Carto on her journey back to her family.

Separated from her Granny during a storm, young Carto must use her innate cartography powers to map and manipulate the world around her on her quest to be reunited. As she discovers new ‘pieces’ of the game map, players can rearrange them to shape the levels themselves – unlocking new paths, puzzles, and story moments.

Carto will traverse strange new lands, learn their cultures, and enlist the help of new friends along the way in this hand-crafted adventure”.

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29th October

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Available on: Console & PC

“Released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground-breaking Maniac MansionDay of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!

Double Fine’s remastered version is a perfectly preserved piece of puzzle and adventure, and it’s now available with Game Pass!

Travel through time and enjoy revamped artwork (or swap back and forth between classic and remastered modes) as you solve puzzles across multiple eras. Day of the Tentacle is an all-time comedy classic and this special edition has been lovingly restored and remade with the care and attention that can only come from involving the game’s original creators”.

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Full Throttle Remastered

Available on: Console & PC

“Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer. Full Throttle tells the story of Ben Throttle, a butt-kicking biker caught up in a tale of motorcycles and mayhem.

Remastered by the mischievous folks at Double Fine Productions, Full Throttle Remastered features all-new hand-drawn artwork and fresh audio. There’s never been a better way to experience this classic piece of adventure game history!”

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Grim Fandango Remastered

Available on: Console & PC

“One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time arrives on Xbox Game Pass!

Manny Calavera is a travel agent at the Department of Death, selling luxury packages to recently departed souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there’s trouble in paradise: a conspiracy that threatens Manny’s very salvation and the afterlife itself.

Originally released by LucasArts in 1998, Grim Fandango’s remastered edition comes care of Double Fine Productions and brings revamped visuals and sounds (including fully orchestrated music) to a beloved classic”.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s

Available on: Android, Console, & PC

“Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where kids and parents alike come for entertainment and food as far as the eye can see! The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his two friends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds! The robots’ behaviour has become somewhat unpredictable at night, however, and it was much cheaper to hire you as a security guard than to find a repairman.

From your small office, you must watch the security cameras carefully. You have a very limited amount of electricity that you’re allowed to use per night (corporate budget cuts, you know). That means when you run out of power for the night- no more security doors and no more lights! If something isn’t right- namely if Freddy bear or his friends aren’t in their proper places, you must find them on the monitors and protect yourself if needed!

Can you survive five nights at Freddy’s?”

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Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

Available on: Android

“Land, loot and outwit your opponents to become the last player left standing in a thrilling game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments”.

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ScourgeBringer

Available on: Android

“From the developers of NeuroVoider, ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving rogue-lite platformer, much like a crossbreed between Dead Cells and Celeste.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity wreaked havoc on all humanity, ScourgeBringer puts you in the shoes of the deadliest warrior of her clan: Kyhra. Help her to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity”.

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Unruly Heroes

Available on: Android, Console, & PC

“The sacred scroll preserving harmony in our world has been torn up and scattered to the winds. Now, strange and terrifying creatures are sowing discord and chaos throughout the land.

Inspired by the famous Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West‘, Unruly Heroes tells the adventure of four totally opposed, implausible heroes who must collect all the scroll fragments and travel to fantastical worlds to restore balance… or die trying!

Set in lush, lively environments, the game is a playful version of the tale, and features a mix of jumping, climbing, unexpected challenges, and intense combat as you face a horde of enemies and memorable boss characters.

During this odyssey, the gang has no choice but to join forces and finally understand what it takes to be a hero”.

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5th November

Celeste

Available on: Android, Console, & PC

“Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain”.

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Comanche

Available on: PC

Comanche is a modern helicopter shooter set in the near future. You have the choice to delve into the evolving single-player campaign and make a difference in a conflict of global proportions or compete with other Comanche players from all around the world in the explosive, team-based multiplayer modes”.

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Deep Rock Galactic

Available on: Android, Console, & PC

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

Hoxxes IV has the highest concentration of valuable minerals ever discovered; however, everything on the planet from the creatures to the fauna is extremely hostile. Good thing Deep Rock Galactic employs the best space miners in the universe: Dwarves!

Combining two things Dwarves love most – mining and killing monsters – Hoxxes is the perfect job for any proud, space-faring Dwarf!”

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Eastshade

Available on: Android, Console, & PC

“You are a travelling painter, exploring the island of Eastshade.

Capture the world on canvas using your artist’s easel. Talk to the inhabitants to learn about their lives. Make friends and help those in need. Discover mysteries and uncover secrets about the land. Surmount natural impasses to reach forgotten places. Experience how your actions impact the world around you”.

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Knights and Bikes

Available on: Console & PC

Knights and Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British Island in the 1980s. It’s a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship”.

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Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition

Available on: Android, Console, & PC

“Combining the base game with three massive Expansion Packs; ARK: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition is the ultimate way to get even more dinosaur action!

The Explorer’s Edition gives you access to the mega-hit ARK: Survival Evolved as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs, adding nearly 900 hours of gameplay!”

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Leaving on 30th October

After Party

Leaving: Console

“In Afterparty, you are Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in Hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth.

Control Milo and Lola with an intelligent conversation system that changes the story and your relationships based on every decision. Uncover their personality quirks and foggy history during the wild events of the night.

Every step is up to you as you stumble through the underworld. Go on a hellish bender, uncover the mystery of your damnation, and drink Satan under the table”.

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LEGO Star Wars IIIThe Clone Wars

Leaving: Console

“Laugh your way through an all-new story that takes you through 16 different systems and experience brand new features like massive ground battles, boss fights, and multi-layered space combat.

Expanded Force abilities, brand new weapons, characters, environments, and over 20 story-based missions make this the most action-packed LEGO game to date!”

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Rise & Shine

Leaving: Console


“Welcome to Gamearth, a once peaceful planet now threatened by the warmongering Space Grunts of Nexgen. In the aftermath of their devastating first strike a child named Rise is forced to take on the sacred gun Shine – and with it the fate of his world.

Rise & Shine is a true “think and gun” that combines elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells, and puzzle platformers to create a new blend of strategy and viscera. Switch between Shine’s add-ons to solve puzzles that redefine what bullets can do. Guide projectiles through intricate mazes, electrify damaged equipment to discover new pathways, and juggle 8-bit fruit because why not?

It’s going to take all you’ve got to stay alive in the face of lethal robot armadas, enormous bosses, giant death wheels, and (of course) brain thirsty zombies.

Oh, and did we mention the graphics? Each level is composed of hand-drawn illustrations with multiple parallax scroll layers so every forward step is new. No tiling or repeated elements; each level is one, continuous work of art”.

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Tacoma

Leaving: Console & PC

“The Venturis Corporation wants its AI back. That’s where you come in.

Tacoma is a narrative adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. As you go about your mission, you’ll explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.

At the heart of Tacoma is the facility’s digital surveillance system, which has captured 3D recordings of pivotal moments in the crew’s life on the station. As you explore, echoes of these captured moments surround you. You’ll use your ability to rewind, fast-forward, and move through the physical space of these complex, interwoven scenes to examine events from every angle, reconstructing the multi-layered narrative as you explore”.

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The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game

Leaving: Console & PC

“Build a deck of iconic Heroes and challenge the forces of Sauron in this thrilling tactical card game. Go forth on your own or join forces with a friend and explore famous locations, complete story-driven quests, and forge your own legend of Middle-earth. But beware the Eye of Sauron—should you draw his attention, all will be lost…

Answer the call of countless adventures, face the dark forces of Sauron, and protect the Free Peoples of Middle-earth. As allies gather and foes arise, so your journey begins.

The time has come to form and lead your own fellowship of heroes through immersive story-driven campaigns—each with its own unique narrative and challenges”.

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The Red Strings Club

Leaving: PC

The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.

The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare; a system that will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don’t regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme”.

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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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