The ever-changing Xbox Game Pass catalog is very vast. To help you find your little ones and make the most of your subscription, we offer you our selection of titles that you should not miss under any circumstances on Microsoft’s successful service!
From Xbox exclusives to indie nuggets, we’ve tried to come up with a comprehensive list that brings together as many different genres as possible to suit everyone. Without further ado, here are the real stars of Xbox Game Pass, according to Tips to share editorial staff!
1. DOOM Eternal
What better way to open the ball than with the return in great shape of the father of FPS? With a great gameplay, a killer soundtrack, beautiful graphics and a storyline… who cares, it’s DOOM! No more and no less than a title that every fan of the genre must absolutely try on the Game Pass, if it’s not already done!
2. Forza Horizon 5
We continue with another graphic slap in the face with the excellent racing game Forza Horizon 5. Another must-have title from the Xbox catalog, the game from Playground Games promises us breathtaking trips to open-air racetracks in a Mexico that is more beautiful than ever!
3. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Let’s take a look at what we can unashamedly call the pinnacle of flight simulations, courtesy of the Bordeaux-based studio Asobo Studios! Incredibly realistic and addictive, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 takes us on a superb world tour, with our heads in the clouds.
4. Hollow Knight
Speaking of a great trip, how can we not warmly recommend Hollow Knight, Team Cherry’s indie nugget, which has cheekily risen to the rank of best metroidvania to date? As you impatiently wait for Silksong, your Game Pass library will love you with this true masterpiece!
Another indie game that has absolutely Perseus and won numerous awards for its Homeric success is the roguelike Hades! Whether it’s its gameplay, art direction, soundtrack or story, Supergiant Games’ title is a true gift from the gods.
6. Slay the Spire
Here is another indie game that had the excellent idea of mixing roguelike and deckbuilding, for a result often imitated, but never equalled. Mega Crit Games has definitely recorded a real critical success with Slay the Spire. An exceptional title not to be missed on the Game Pass.
7. Resident Evil VII
If you swear by horror games, Game Pass also has something to give you chills with one of the best representatives: Resident Evil VII! A new turn for the cult franchise, Capcom signs a vibrant passage to the first person and wonderfully exploits its ability to convey claustrophobic fear. Simply cult!
8. Streets of Rage 4 : Anniversary Edition
Another cult franchise coming straight from Japan: the beat’em up fighting game series Streets of Rage. After twenty years in the shadows, the franchise is back with a new hard-hitting opus not developed in Japan… but in France by DotEmu! Between vibrant homage and modernity, Streets of Rage 4 has become a true reference of a timeless genre.
9. Age of Empires IV
When we talk about timeless, we have to talk about strategy games, and especially Age of Empires! After a rather disappointing third opus, Relic Entertainment wanted with Age of Empires IV to come back to the golden age of an eternal license, while bringing some nice novelties. And we have to admit that the strategy has paid off!
10. Gears 5
A new detour on the side of Xbox exclusivities with the excellent TPS that is Gears 5. The Coalition continues to give us great graphics and guts with a more than worthy heir to a cult franchise initiated by Epic Games. While waiting for a new opus overboosted by the Unreal Engine 5, the single and multiplayer of this game should largely quench your blood thirst.