The 40 Best Games on Xbox Game Pass

For Xbox Game Pass, we can actually call it the Netflix of the gaming world. By making a monthly payment, you can access all the games included in the service. Moreover, you do not need to pay any additional fees apart from the monthly fee. The Game Pass service, which was first introduced in June 2017, offers three different subscription options: Ultimate, PC, and Console. You can enjoy playing the games in the Game Pass archive on Xbox game consoles, on your PCs with the Windows operating system, or on both, by choosing the most suitable subscription among the subscriptions.

Better still, Electronic Arts games are also included in Game Pass, as your subscription includes EA Play. We know the game archive is expanding every day and new user-specific games or additional packs are added monthly, so it’s hard to decide which games are the bests. If you are a subscriber and cannot decide which game you want to play in this library that contains more than 300 games, here are the best games on Xbox Game Pass. 

The Best Games on Xbox Game Pass

GoldenEye 007

Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Rare

Release Date: 1997

A true legend among 3D first-person shooters, GoldenEye 007 has brought many innovations in the game world to gamers for the first time. While playing the game, you will join the action-packed adventures of the world of James Bond and you will immerse yourself in a wind of nostalgia.


Genre: Action, Adventure

Developer: Arkane Studios

Release Date: 2012

With Dishonored, where you control an assassin, you both use skillful weapons and open the doors of the unknown with supernatural powers. As you progress through the game, you unlock new features step by step and you can pass the difficult levels much more easily. The game has versions of Dishonored 2, released in 2016, and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, published in 2017.


Genre: History, Action

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Release Date: 2022

While playing Pentiment, you can feel as if you are walking in a modern museum, not as if you are playing a game. Because the developers have managed to present the unique story of the game with visuals that really taste like an art history museum. Your goal in the game is to become a church artist. Even the quest actually reveals the game’s relationship with art.

Forza Horizon 5

Genre: Racing, ‘Arcade’, Open World

Developer: Playground Games

Release date: November 9, 2021

Forza Horizon, one of the strongest brands of Xbox, is one of the most important games on our list. If you like car games and racing games, we can say that Forza Horizon 5, the latest game in the series, is one of the best adventures you can experience. The production, which contains thousands of activities and hundreds of hours of content, will leave you alone with its magnificent views.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

Genre: Action, First-Person Shooter, Alternate History

Developer: MachineGames

Release date: May 20, 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order, which is an alternative history product and deals with a very interesting subject, is about the struggle against the Nazis. The production, which manages to present an impressive story as well as its atmosphere, successful hitting feeling and entertaining gameplay, may attract the attention of action lovers.

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A Way Out

Genre: Action, Co-op

Developer: Hazelight

Release date: March 23, 2018

Developed by the Hazelight studio of Josef Fares, the developer team of It Takes Two, A Way Out promises a unique two-player experience. If you like the theme of ‘Escape from prison’, which we often see in movies and TV shows, and you have a friend to play with, A Way Out can be one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass for you. 


Genre: Survival, Space

Developer: RedRuins Softworks

Release date: February 25, 2021

If you like the space theme and the survival genre, Breathedge can draw you in. This production, which has a very interesting atmosphere, also has a fun level of humor. Although the game becomes ordinary and very monotonous after a while, it can be a good choice for users looking for a short time of entertainment.

Death’s Door

Genre: Action Adventure, Metroidvania

Developer: Acid Nerve

Release date: July 20, 2021

Although we have encountered Azrael-themed content from time to time in movies, TV series and even games, we have not seen a crow in any of them. Death’s Door, in which we act as a crow tasked with reaping the souls of the dead, is a production that blends a lot of Metroidvania and Souls-like mechanics. The game, which managed to attract attention with its fun gameplay and sweet graphics, as well as its theme, definitely deserves a chance.

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The Artful Escape

Genre: Adventure

Developer: Beethoven and Dinosaur

Release date: September 9, 2021

A production where we control a young guitar genius, The Artful Escape is the kind of adventure to experience after a stressful and busy day. Our main character, who is in the shadow of a folk legend and in search of his own stage identity, leaves us with an enthusiastic and musical journey.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Genre: Role Playing Game, Action

Developer: BioWare

Release date: May 14, 2021

Mass Effect, one of the most popular series in the game world, was renewed under the name Legendary Edition. If you like sci-fi themes and role-playing games, we recommend you to take a look at Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The version with a 60+ hour story, one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass, promises an immersive experience.

Gears 5

Genre: Action, Third Person Shooter

Developer: The Coalition

Release date: September 10, 2019

Gears of War, one of the well-established series of the game world, can be a great option for action lovers who prefer a third-person camera angle. The series, which has unlimited action and an interesting story, also has a fully co-op option.

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Genre: Roguelike, Hack and Slash

Developer: Supergiant Games

Release date: September 17, 2020

Hades, which was fully released on September 17, 2020, after a long early access process, became one of the most talked about productions of the game world for a while. The production, which attracts the players with its rogue-like structure and fluent gameplay, also has a very interesting story. The game, which tells the difficult struggle of Zagreus, who opposes his father Hades and wants to leave the underworld, also promises a detailed story, unlike many other rogue-like games.

Hollow Knight

Genre: Soulslike, Metroidvania

Developer: Team Cherry

Release date: February 24, 2017

Hollow Knight, which is one of the most popular productions of the game world and has a special meaning for many players, is one of the productions that succeeded in adapting the mechanics from Metroidvania and Souls-like to its own theme. The production, which attracts the hearts of the players with its atmosphere and universe, will be one of the favorites of the players who want a real struggle.

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True Colors

Genre: Interactive Story, Adventure

Developer: Deck Nine

Release date: September 9, 2021

If you’re one of those people who want to play something calm rather than action, Life is Strange: True Colors definitely deserves a chance. The game, which takes place in the beautiful town of Haven Springs, is about the interesting story of Alex Chen. A production where you will enjoy the town, connect with its people and solve its mysteries, True Colors is an adventure not to be missed for those interested in the interactive story genre.

Doom Eternal

Genre: Action, First-Person Shooter, Gore

Developer: id Software

Release date: March 20, 2020

If you are looking for a fast-paced action game, Doom Eternal may be one of the best choices you can make. The production, which is about a period when the armies of hell invaded the world, manages to be one of the number one choices of action-loving players with its advanced adrenaline and brutality themes.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Genre: Platform, Metroidvania

Developer: Moon Studios GmbH

Release date: March 11, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which is essentially a sequel, manages to be a good sequel by closing most of the mistakes made with the previous game of the series, Ori and the Blind Forest. Standing out with its sweet graphics and fun gameplay, Ori manages to fascinate the players with its unique atmosphere and to be among the best games on Xbox Game Pass.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Genre: Adventure

Developer: Asobo Studio

Release date: May 14, 2019

Developed by Asobo Studio, A Plague Tale: Innocence is about a very emotional story. The production, which deals with a history in which the plague was victorious and the disease took over the world, tells the struggle of two brothers to survive. 

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What Remains of Edith Finch

Genre: Adventure, Walking Simulator, Exploration

Developer: Giant Sparrow

Release date: April 25, 2017

You will play as Edith, the last remaining member of her family and discover the mysterious story of the Finch family. What Remains of Edith Finch, where you will progress by uncovering the mysteries and stories that occurred in your absence, offers an excellent story for players who love to solve mystery and puzzles.


Genre: FPS, Action-Adventure

Developer: Arcane Studios

Release Date: September 14, 2021

Deathloop is a first-person shooter by Arkane and has similar gameplay to Dishonored. The difference between the two games is their directing and storytelling. Dishonored lovers will also enjoy the Deathloop game set in the same universe.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Genre: Open World

Developer: Ubisoft

Release Date: October 2, 2018

Assassin’s Creed will return to its roots with the upcoming Mirage, which has decided to return the series to legacy games after recently mixed reactions from fans. Odyssey, on the other hand, offers long and enjoyable gameplay for players who love open-world RPGs.

Sea of Thieves

Genre: Action-Adventure

Developer: Rare

Release date: March 20, 2018

As the name suggests, we sail from the land to the sea with the Sea of Thieves game. You can experience the pirate life that we usually see in movies thanks to this game. Since it has a very large fan base, it is not difficult to find people to play with.

Our goal in the game is to get on the ship and explore and of course loot. Of course, while you are doing these, other ships will be around you. Since you do not know which of these are friendly and which are enemy ships, you have to be constantly on the alert.

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Halo Infinite

Genre: FPS, Adventure

Developer: 343 Industries

Release date: November 15, 2021

One of the most important games that we should count among the best Xbox Game Pass games is undoubtedly Halo Infinite. The game, which was released on November 15, 2021, tells about one of the most challenging adventures of Master Chief. In this adventure, the fate of humanity is in his hands.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Genre: RPG, Fighting, Adventure

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Release date: October 28, 2016

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, briefly Skyrim, is highly appreciated by many players. It has an endless structure. We also know that there are players who have been playing this game for years.

Back 4 Blood

Genre: FPS

Developer: Turtle Rock Studios

Release date: October 12, 2021

Those who like zombie-themed games must have played Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is a game created by the creators of the very popular Left 4 Dead series. You can play the game with four people in story mode. You have to do everything you can to survive in increasingly difficult missions.

By the way, you are not just playing with your friends. If you wish, you can also fight against them in PvP mode. Sometimes you want to be a Cleaner with special weapons and sometimes a Ridden pushing them. That’s what you can do in Back 4 Blood.

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The Sims 4

Genre: Life Simulation, Adventure, Casual

Developer: Maxis

Release date: September 2, 2014

The Sims, the game that allows us to do everything that we cannot do in real life, is included in the Xbox Game Pass library with its fourth game. Thanks to this game, you can become a rock star, an academic, or a mayor. Thanks to The Sims 4, we can live the life we dream of, even in the virtual world.

Mortal Kombat 11

Genre: Fighting, Adventure

Developer: NetherRealm Studios

Release date: April 23, 2019

Another legendary series among Xbox Game Pass games is Mortal Kombat. It is one of the most successful representatives of serial fighting games included in the Xbox Game Pass catalog with Mortal Kombat 11.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Genre: Flight Simulator

Developer: Microsoft

Release date: November 1982

This game made a lot of noise when it debuted. Although it is a very realistic flight simulation, the intense interest of those who want to find their own house in the game made the game an agenda. If you are interested in aviation and you have a flight simulation kit that you can connect to your PC, this game will give you a great experience.

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Mortal Shell

Genre: Action RPG

Developer: Cold Symmetry

Release date: August 18, 2020

If you are interested in soulslike games, Mortal Shell, developed by the fans of the Dark Souls series, will somehow manage to draw you in. While dealing with tough enemies in its dark atmosphere, you can get angry from time to time, but don’t say that you didn’t say it.

Psychonauts 2

Genre: Fighting, Action-Adventure, Platform

Developer: Double Fine

Release date: August 25, 2021

Released in 2021, 16 years after the first game was released in 2005, Psychonauts 2 is a production that you should try, especially if you are keen on platform games. Psychonauts 2, where we experience the events of the Razputin character we control, offers an interesting experience to the players by combining the interesting functioning of our brains and the boundless absurdity of our minds with its gameplay. Let’s add that the game contains a lot of cinematic. In addition, if you want, you can experience the first game released in 2005 via Game Pass.


Genre: Puzzle, Adventure, First-Person Adventure

Developer: Pillow Castle

Release date: November 12, 2019

Independent productions are indispensable in the game world, just as they are indispensable in this list. Superliminal, one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass, is a sweet puzzle game that plays with your mind and perspective. The production, which makes you constantly curious about the mysterious atmosphere it creates and the interesting puzzles it offers, does not bore you with its 3-4 hours of gameplay.

Sunset Overdrive

Genre: Action-Adventure, Third-Person Shooter, Platform, Open World

Developer: Insomniac Games

Release date: October 28, 2014

Sunset Overdrive, one of the first and most powerful names that comes to mind when it comes to parkour games, is a production that should be experienced. In Overdrive, which fascinates the players with its gameplay, though not with its story, the whole city is like a playground made for you to go from place to place comfortably. In Overdrive, which turns distance into a game mechanic, you never get bored while moving, and you find yourself constantly chasing opportunities to make new moves and combos.

This War of Mine: Final Cut

Genre: Indie, Survival, Action-Adventure, Strategy, Simulation, Horror

Developer: 11 Bit Studios

Release date: November 14, 2014

This War of Mine, which is one of the most loved and admired independent productions of the industry, is definitely a production that should be experienced. This War of Mine is one of the first productions that come to mind when it comes to survival. Unlike the normal version, you should definitely experience this version, which also contains DLC, via Game Pass.

Atomic Heart

Genre: FPS, RPG, Fighting, Adventure

Developer: Mundfish

Release Date: February 21, 2023

Released in February 2023, Atomic Heart tells its story from a dystopian perspective in an alternate reality. The game, which tells about the technological revolution of the Soviet Union, deals with the concept of robots taking over the world, which can be considered cliché, in an alternative history flow. One of the new and best shooter games you can play on Atomic Heart Game Pass.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Genre: Indie, Hack & Slash, Action-Adventure

Developer: Ninja Theory

Release Date: August 8, 2017

The game in which we play Senua’s story has a story structure in which we travel to the fears, feelings and dark world of our character. Combining Scandinavian mythology with its unique narrative structure, the game’s psychological elements offer a unique experience.

No Man’s Sky

Genre: Open-World, Survival, Shooter

Developer: Hello Games

Release Date: August 9, 2016

No Man’s Sky, which received great criticism when it was released, made one of the biggest comebacks in the game world with the updates it brought over the years. One of the enjoyable games offered by No Man’s Sky Game Pass, where you travel and discover the unknown depths of space, to its subscribers.

Hi-Fi Rush

Genre: Action, Rhythm

Developer: Tango Gameworks

Release Date: 2023

One of the newest games on our list, Hi-Fi Rush is a full-blown action game where you can immerse yourself in the rhythm of the music. You control the character of Chai in the game. In order to save the character, who is surrounded by the enemy, from this clamp, you must listen to the rhythm of the music and take steps in sync with the rhythm like a master musician.


Genre: Adventure

Developer: Geography of Robots

Release Date: 2022

With Norco, a favorite of gamers with its story, the players find themselves in a dystopian science fiction world. While playing Norco, which is a point-and-click adventure game, you may feel a little melancholy. You’ll be amazed at the levels of difficulty as you delve deeper into the story layer by layer in the game, which also has a dose of humor.

Persona 4 Golden

Genre: RPG

Developer: Atlus

Release Date: 2012

With Persona 4 Golden, one of the most popular games in the Persona series, you can see the details of the story that have not been told before. With Persona 4 Golden, which has much more advanced graphics and much more enjoyable gameplay than the previous games in the series, you become a young high school student who has moved to the countryside of Japan and suddenly find yourself solving some murders.

Monster Hunter Rise

Genre: Action RPG

Developer: Capcom

Release Date: 2022

Do not compare Monster Hunter Rise, the sixth game in the Monster Hunter series, with Monster Hunter World, because even though they take place in the same world, the monsters they offer to the players are completely different. Along with the character named Palamute, you can enter each new mission much faster by wearing weapons and armor you have never seen before throughout the game.

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Return to Monkey Island

Genre: Adventure

Developer: Terrible Toybox

Release Date: 2002

If you are a player who likes to activate even the nerves in the points of your mind that have never worked, you will have a lot of fun playing Return To Monkey Island. With Return To Monkey Island, a point and click adventure game which is among the best games on Xbox Game Pass, you step into the world of puzzles that start with a dose of humor but can drive you crazy if you fail.

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