Not sure if you should get an Xbox Game Pass Core? You could use these games to help you decide.
Xbox Game Pass Core is the base contract for Microsoft’s game subscription service. It used to be called Xbox Live. Is it worth the fee each month? That totally depends on whether or not you want to play the games that come with this regular subscription service.
The good news is that Xbox Game Pass Core gives you access to a wide range of highly rated games as soon as you sign up. Some of these games are well-liked by critics and have good ratings and a lot of fans. If you haven’t played any of these games, it might be worth it to sign up for the Xbox Game Pass Core.
Grounded is a fun survival action-adventure game that pays homage to the classic 1989 movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” In the game, you can play as one of four characters: Pete, Max, Willow, or Hoops. When they wake up, they are all the size of ants.
If you are stuck in a backyard that has grown to the size of a jungle, you will have to deal with bugs that are now much bigger than you. You will also have to deal with hunger and thirst, which is a normal part of survival games.
Those who are afraid of spiders will be happy to know that the game has a disability setting that lets you change how “scary” the spiders are.
In Gears 5, the fifth major game in the best third-person shooter series on Xbox, you play as a new character named Kait. The game has fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action and a long story that will take about 11 hours. It has everything you liked about the previous games.
When you’re done with the single-player story, you can switch to local split-screen or online co-op with friends and take on the signature Horde Mode. The game also has a good number of group modes, which add to the number of times you can play it.
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo 5: Guardians gives you another chance to play as the famous Master Chief. This game is a great addition to your Xbox games collection and a fitting continuation of the Halo series.
Halo 5 makes it even easier to move around than its predecessors, giving you more ways to deal with enemy-filled places.
In the story mode, you can play as both Master Chief and a Spartan IV named Jameson Locke, whose job it is to find Master Chief. As with previous Halo games, Halo 5 has a great multiplayer mode with Death Match, Capture the Flag, and a new mode called Warzone for two teams of up to 24 players.
Psychonauts 2 is a much-needed follow-up to the cult-favorite 3D shooter. Tim Schafer and Double Fine have finally moved on with the story of Razputin “Raz” Aquato, a mental prodigy.
Psychonauts 2 is a great 3D platformer that looks like it was made by Tim Burton and has an interesting story where you go into the minds of other characters to help them get over their problems.
Psychonauts 2 is a much better game than the first one. The movements are smoother and the camera is easier to use. The game has gotten mostly good reviews, and the way it handles and shows psychological issues is done with the utmost care and a sense of humor in all the right spots.
Fallout 4 is an action role-playing game that came out in 2015 and was made by Bethesda. If you haven’t heard of the Fallout series, it’s kind of like Mad Max, but with a 1950s look and a post-apocalyptic ending.
You can name either a male or female character as you search for your lost child, who was taken from you while your character was in cryogenic sleep. The story in Fallout is simple, but the world is huge, and it’s easy to get lost in side quests or looking for secrets in Concord, Massachusetts’s huge open world.
You can also build villages in the game, which will take up a lot of your time.
Dishonored 2 is the sequel to the highly rated first-person action/stealth game Dishonored. The gameplay is more polished, and there are a lot of new skills that let you play each level however you want. You can go in guns blazing like Rambo or be more strategic and sneaky, which will require you to use all of Corvo and Emily’s skills to the fullest. The choice is yours.
The best thing about Dishonored 2 is that you can play it however you want. Even though the story seems less interesting than in the first game. The gameplay and the freedom you have while playing make up for it.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice is a dark and grim third-person hack-and-slash adventure with great face and motion capture. It is a favorite among independent game developers. These two parts are very important to the story of Senua. Since the game has a lot to do with madness.
With the help of neuroscientists, Ninja Theory was also very careful and respectful about how it showed psychological problems. Breakout Game is straight, which makes it hard to play more than once, but the journey is worth it, and everyone should play Hellblade at least once.
You are the only thing they fear. Is there a better way to get people excited about your character? Doom Eternal puts you back in the bloody shoes of the Doom Slayer as he uses a variety of brutal weapons to kill troops of demons.
Doom Eternal takes fast-paced first-person games to a new level by adding dashes, grappling hooks, and horizontal bars that let you move like a tornado through levels and do as much damage as a tornado. If you’ve ever wanted to play a game in which you are the “final boss,” Doom Eternal lets you do that.
Forza Horizon 4
Playground Games made Forza Horizon 4, a beautiful driving game with an open-world setting that came out in 2018. Forza Horizon is a clear competitor to Sony’s Gran Turismo series. Which is better is a matter of personal taste, but the fact that Forza is thought to be on par with Gran Turismo (and maybe even better) shows how good it is.
With 750 approved real-world cars to choose from, gearheads have a lot of vehicles to play with. Forza Horizon 4 is a must-have. If you only play driving games on an Xbox and are a fan of the genre.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is another favorite indie game that has a great score on Metacritic. It’s a 2D Metroidvania game that looks amazing and has a beautiful and moving story. As with all Metroidvania games, Ori will be mostly about exploring and improving your character to get to parts of the area you couldn’t reach before.
That means a lot of going back. But the game world is so beautiful that going back is a fun thing to do. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is one of the most beautiful and unique games out there. Which should be enough for some people to think about getting an Xbox Game Pass Core membership.