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The best games on PC Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is one of the best deals in gaming. For a low monthly cost, you gain instant access to hundreds of the best games on the market. However, the catalog for Game Pass varies between console and PC. That means some of the titles Xbox Series X players can access aren’t available for folks on PC.

Nonetheless, there’s still a wide variety of incredible games for PC Game Pass. This includes the recently released Immortality, controversial Death Stranding, quirky platformer Tinykin, and many more. From RPGs and shooters to strategy and card games, here are the best titles on PC Game Pass.

Interested in browsing the full PC Game Pass catalog? Check out its official website.

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Immortals Fenyx Rising
Immortals Fenyx Rising
76 %
4/5
T
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia
Genre Puzzle, Adventure
Developer Ubisoft Québec
Release December 02, 2020
Jump into a sprawling, Greek mythology-inspired open world as you battle mythological beings and try to save the gods. The sprawling action RPG offers close to 100 hours of content to explore — ranging from mind-bending puzzles to frantic boss fights. It all looks stunning, too, with a colorful art style and explosive special effects, making every battle a feast for the eyes. It sticks a bit close to the Ubisoft formula (that is, you’ll find a map loaded with side-quests), but Fenyx Immortals Rising is a great game if you need something to keep you busy until the next big release.
Gods & Monsters: E3 2019 Official World Premiere Cinematic Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]
Tinykin
Tinykin
80 %
E10
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Platform, Puzzle, Adventure, Indie, Arcade
Developer Splashteam
Publisher tinyBuild
Release August 30, 2022
Tinykin might be one of the cutest games of 2022. You’ll play as Milo, a stranded adventurer that’s the size of a peanut. Its graphics look a bit like Paper Mario, with 2D characters roaming a gorgeous 3D world, and smooth platforming makes it a blast to explore its varied levels. You’ll also be able to catch and command hundreds of creatures to aid you on your journey.
Tinykin — Announcement trailer
Immortality
Immortality
4.5/5
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Android, iOS, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Simulator, Adventure, Indie, Visual Novel
Developer Half Mermaid, Sam Barlow
Publisher Half Mermaid
Release August 30, 2022
The latest FMV game from Sam Barlow is another masterpiece. The mysterious title gives you access to three films starring Marissa Marcel — and it’s up to you to piece together the footage to figure out why Marcel has disappeared. Gameplay revolves around simply scanning through scenes for clues, but the twisting narrative will keep you hooked until the final credits roll.
Read our full Immortality review
Immortality Announcement Trailer - New game from Sam Barlow - Future Games Show E3 2021
Two Point Campus
Two Point Campus
T
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Simulator, Strategy, Indie
Developer Two Point Studios
Publisher Sega
Release August 09, 2022
Running a thriving college isn’t easy, but that’s your goal in Two Point Campus. You’ll be in charge of just about every aspect of your university, from hiring staff to building new dormitories. The game gives you a wealth of creation tools to make the campus your own, but it’s all incredibly intuitive and relatively easy for beginners to learn. Two Point Campus has pulled in rave reviews since launching in August, and it’s a title that fans of management sims won’t want to miss.
Two Point Campus | Official Announce Trailer
Death Stranding
Death Stranding
88 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Kojima Productions
Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment, 505 Games
Release November 08, 2019
Sure — Death Stranding is sort of a walking simulator. But it’s probably the most exciting walking simulator ever made. You’ll play as Sam Bridges (Norman Reedus) as he tries to bring hope to a land that’s on the brink of ruin. Stunning graphics, incredible acting, and an unforgettable storyline have turned Death Stranding into one of the most iconic games in recent memory.
Death Stranding New Character Cutscene Gameplay Trailer TGS2018
A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence
82 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Asobo Studio
Publisher Focus Entertainment
Release May 14, 2019
With A Plague Tale: Requiem launching on October 18, now is a great time to check out the original. A Plague Tale: Innocence follows Amicia and Hugo, the latter of which is suffering from an unknown disease. The two will embark on a harrowing journey to survive in 1349 France — a land that is in the throes of a plague and where death lurks around every corner. Its narrative isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s an incredible story for those who stick out the journey until the very end.
A Plague Tale: Innocence - E3 2017 Trailer (Official)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
88 %
E
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Platform, Adventure
Developer Moon Studios
Publisher Xbox Game Studios, iam8bit
Release March 10, 2020
This 2D platformer looks incredible and plays even better. It tells the tale of Ori as they try to reunite their family and save their home from disaster. There’s a surprisingly nuanced story driving the action forward, and don’t be surprised if you shed a tear by the end. Beyond slick graphics and a great story, you’ll engage in challenging platforming and fast-paced combat, and you’ll explore a world that’s teeming with secrets.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps - E3 2017 - 4K Teaser Trailer
Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins
82 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Ubisoft Montreal
Release October 26, 2017
It’s not the latest Assassin’s Creed, but Origins stands as a great entry in the beloved franchise. This installment takes you to Egypt to discover the origins of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Fans of the series will love all the lore that spills out as you navigate around ancient pyramids and bustling cities. Beyond the change of scenery, you’ll still be climbing buildings, slinking in the shadows, and taking down enemies in frantic melee combat.
Assassin's Creed Origins: E3 2017 Gameplay Trailer [4K] | Ubisoft [NA]
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
80 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Monolith Productions
Publisher WB Games
Release October 10, 2017
If the launch of The Rings of Power has you in the mood for some LOTR, consider downloading Middle-earth: Shadow of War. This action RPG thrusts you into an open world filled with Uruks, Wraiths, Ghuls, and other nightmarish creatures — and you’re free to engage in combat as you see fit. Then there’s the Nemesis System, which lets you face off against an ever-shifting group of leaders (and slowly build your own army to help with your cause).
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Kraken Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer (Official)
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Origins
87 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac
Genre Role-playing (RPG)
Developer BioWare
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release November 03, 2009
Several Dragon Age games have been launched in its wake, but Origins remains one of the best entries in the series. Its sweeping narrative will take you across a wide range of biomes to meet a motley cast of characters, but its real-time combat is the main draw. You’ll be in control of a small band of warriors, mages, and rangers, and — while the action takes place in real time — you’re free to pause the game whenever you’d like, giving you a chance to strategize or zoom in for a closer look at the battlefield. If the action doesn’t grab you, then its mature storyline filled with betrayal and political intrigue will be more than enough to push you through to the final credits.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition
85 %
T
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Square Enix
Publisher Nintendo, Square Enix
Release September 27, 2019
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age starts out as a standard JRPG. You’ll play as The Luminary, a character prophesized to save the world from calamity. Things don’t go as planned, however, and Dragon Quest XI S quickly reveals itself to be more than the sum of its parts. Turn-based combat, a fun (and twisting) narrative, quirky characters, and the option to play in 2D are just the tip of the iceberg, and you’ll be diving into the game for more than 100 hours if you hope to unlock everything it has to offer.
Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2
85 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Arkane Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release November 11, 2016
Step back into the shoes of Corvo, the supernatural killer from the original, as you jump 15 years into the future and explore the coastal city of Karnaca. The same stealth gameplay is here in spades, although a variety of new upgrades means you’ll have plenty of ways to sneak around encounters — or brute force your way through the entire game. Aside from Corvo, Emily Kaldwin is also a playable character this time around, and she offers a slightly different style of gameplay that makes it easy to dive back in for a second playthrough.
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves
68 %
T
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Simulator, Adventure
Developer Rare
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release March 20, 2018
Seas of Thieves is probably the best pirate simulator on the market. You’ll take to the high seas in search of treasure as you explore mysterious, long-forgotten lands with a few trusty crewmates. A few big expansions have only made the waters more enjoyable, including a huge Pirates of the Caribbean update. The thieving fun can be played solo, although you’re better off with a trusty bunch of swashbucklers by your side.
Tunic
Tunic
82 %
4/5
E10
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure, Indie
Developer Andrew Shouldice
Publisher Finji
Release March 16, 2022
As a wild mash-up of old-school Zelda and Dark Souls, Tunic often feels like a game from another era. Very few directions are thrown your way at the start of the game — and you don’t even start with a sword or shield to protect yourself. Instead, you’ll need to explore every inch of the mysterious world to discover new weapons, what you’re objectives are, and how to overcome its enemies. Combat is surprisingly difficult too and revolves around a stamina-based dodging system. If you don’t mind figuring things out as you go, Tunic offers some of the most fun you’ll have with PC Game Pass.
Read our full Tunic review
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
81 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia
Genre Shooter, Tactical
Developer Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher Ubisoft Entertainment
Release December 01, 2015
Rainbow Six Siege exploded onto the scene in 2015 and quickly became an esports powerhouse. The years since have been kind to the FPS, with dozens of updates adding new maps, new characters, and new gear to unlock and experiment with. Two teams are pitted against each other in quick matches that offer no respawning, and destructible environments mean no two rounds ever play out the same. The tense action is best experienced with a few friends and a pregame strategy, although everyone can enjoy some casual chaos with its solo matchmaking.
Total War: Warhammer III
Total War: Warhammer III
T
Platforms Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac
Genre Real Time Strategy (RTS), Strategy
Developer The Creative Assembly
Publisher Sega, Feral Interactive
Release February 17, 2022
Total War: Warhammer 3 is the final game in the Total War: Warhammer trilogy — and it goes out on a high note. Launched day one on PC Game Pass, Warhammer 3 offers a variety of game modes, including a sizeable campaign mode and robust multiplayer offerings. Regardless of which you dive into, you’ll be treated to a unique strategy game that combines turn-based and real-time action, which leads to some impressive (and stressful) battles.
Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood
81 %
4/5
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter
Developer Turtle Rock Studios
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release October 12, 2021
From the same studio that crafted Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a spiritual successor to the wildly popular franchise of yesteryear. Many of the same tropes return, as you’ll be facing off against hordes of zombies as you travel from safehouse to safehouse. A variety of playable characters are up for grabs, each with unique abilities and the option to further customize their gameplay with unlockable upgrades. It doesn’t do too much to reinvent the wheel, but there’s plenty of fun to be had with this squad-based shooter.
Read our full Back 4 Blood review
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
91 %
E
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Simulator
Developer Asobo Studio
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release August 17, 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a storied franchise that’s been releasing new titles for well over three decades. Its latest entry, simply titled Microsoft Flight Simulator, gives virtual pilots unprecedented control of their aircrafts and lets them explore a world with more detail than ever before. If flying a plane seems a bit daunting, you’ll be glad to know that a variety of “casual” options make it easy to jump into the cockpit and soar over iconic landmarks without breaking a sweat.
Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5
86 %
4/5
E
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Racing, Sport
Developer Playground Games
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release November 09, 2021
Arguably one of the best games of 2021, Forza Horizon 5 takes its souped-up supercars and races down to the sunny landscape of Mexico. Its roster is just as expansive as ever (you’ll have access to over 500 vehicles), yet the cars somehow manage to feel unique from one another — and unlocking a new vehicle always leads to hours of experimentation. Couple its impressive driving gameplay with its sprawling map, and you’ve got one of the best titles on PC Game Pass.
Read our full Forza Horizon 5 review
Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite
85 %
4/5
T
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter
Developer 343 Industries
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release November 15, 2021
Multiplayer has long been the bread and butter of Halo, but Infinite set out to offer a single-player campaign that’s just as compelling as its online offerings. And while Infinite‘s multiplayer still reigns supreme, its new open-world campaign breathed new life into the series. Instead of running through small maps with set pathways, Infinite lets you roam its world however you see fit. The core gunplay is still intact, however, making Halo Infinite feel like a welcome return to its roots.
Read our full Halo Infinite review
The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds
80 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher Private Division
Release October 25, 2019
Fallout fans, rejoice! Obsidian’s popular sci-fi shooter — one that’s heavily inspired by Bethesda’s wasteland — is available for PC players who subscribe to Game Pass. The Outer Worlds throws you into a player-driven story where your actions have consequences, and the right choice isn’t always what it seems. Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast of characters, engage in hilarious dialogue, and accrue an arsenal of ridiculously powerful weapons. If you happened to miss out on The Outer Worlds, now is the perfect time to check it out.
Gears 5
Gears 5
81 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer The Coalition
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release September 10, 2019
What else needs to be said? It’s Gears 5 — the latest entry in the storied Gears franchise. You’ll be chain-sawing hordes of Locust, ducking from cover to cover, and duking it out with other players in a tense online multiplayer mode. This time around, you’ll follow Kait Diaz. As war is breaking out all around her, she’ll step out on her own to discover more about herself and her connection to the enemy, and she’ll face some difficult choices along the way.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
90 %
T
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows)
Genre Real Time Strategy (RTS), Strategy
Developer Forgotten Empires LLC, Tantalus Media, Wicked Witch Software
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release November 14, 2019
One of the best strategy games ever made is back — and more definitive than ever. Now playable in 4K, AoE II: Definitive Edition brings a remastered soundtrack, four new civilizations, and three new campaigns. Since its release, the game has seen multiple updates, including a wild new battle royale mode. If you’re an old fan of the franchise (or just trying to relive the glory days of Age of Empires), this Definitive Edition is worth a look.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
86 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter
Developer 343 Industries
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release November 11, 2014
Halo Infinite might be the most popular Halo game on PC Game Pass, but you can still run around as Master Chief with this collection of past hits. Six iconic games are included in the bundle, such as Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST. Each title has been reworked to run in 4K and up to 60 frames per second, and many of them offer customizable controls and settings. There’s also a robust multiplayer mode that gives you access to some of the most memorable maps in Halo history.
Fallout 76
Fallout 76
53 %
M
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG)
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release November 14, 2018
Although it had a rough start, Fallout 76 is finally the game it was meant to be. Numerous patches have added new questlines, powerful new weapons, and — most importantly — NPCs. At launch, Fallout 76 was only populated by other real players, turning its wasteland into a place that simply wasn’t true to the Fallout name. Now, it’s much more reminiscent of past titles and is certainly a post-apocalyptic adventure worth taking.
Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire
87 %
E10
Platforms Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS), Adventure, Indie, Card & Board Game
Developer Mega Crit Games
Publisher Humble Games
Release January 23, 2019
A wild mash between card game and roguelike, Slay the Spire was one of the best games released in 2017. If you happened to miss out on it, now’s the perfect chance to sit down and put together a Spire-slaying hand of cards. Its simple design makes it easy to pick up and play, but fighting your way through the increasingly difficult levels isn’t for the faint of heart.

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