Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft’s game subscription service explained

Xbox Game Pass – What is it?

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that offers hundreds of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for a monthly fee. The service will allow players to download an extensive library of games to their Xbox One for a monthly fee. It will also be compatible with Xbox One X upon launching later this year.

But what is Xbox Game Pass? TrustedReviews has put together everything you need to know all in one place ahead of the service’s launch.

Xbox Game Pass Release Date: When can I join?

Xbox Game Pass is available now.

Xbox Game Pass Price: How much is it?

The service will cost £7.99/$9.99 upon its release, with subscribers having the ability to purchase select games and downloadable content at a special discount. Oh, and you won’t need an Xbox Live Gold Membership.

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Xbox Game Pass: How do I use it?

This remains unclear. Our first assumption is that it will be incorporated onto the Xbox One with its own individual app, much like EA Access. Everything will be stored locally on your hard-drive, so applicable games can be launched from the ‘My Games and Apps’ screen.

Xbox Game Pass Games: What can I play?

Microsoft is yet to announce the complete line-up of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, but we already have a rough selection of what to expect in the coming weeks. Over 100 titles are confirmed to debut alongside the service this spring.

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We’ve organised the games via platform, making it easier to see which ones take advantage of Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature. We’ll be sure to update this line-up as more games are announced.

Xbox One:

  • Blood Bowl 2
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • D4: Darks Dreams Don’t Die
  • Defense Grid 2
  • Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Electronic Super Joy
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • The Golf Club
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • JumpJet Rex
  • Knight Squad
  • Kyub
  • Layers of Fear
  • Lumo
  • Mad Max
  • Massive Chalice
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Mega Coin Squad
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • NBA 2K16
  • OlliOlli
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Pumped BMX+
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Roundabout
  • Saints Row IV: Re-elected
  • ScreamRide
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Steredenn
  • Strider
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
  • Super Time Force
  • The Swapper
  • Terraria
  • WWE 2K16

Xbox 360:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Age of Booty
  • Alex Kidd & Co. (Sega Vintage Collection)
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Borderlands
  • Bound by Flame
  • Braid
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • CastleStorm
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Dark Void
  • De Blob 2
  • Defense Grid
  • Dig Dug
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • Fable III
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Flock
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Golden Axe (Sega Vintage Collection)
  • Grid 2
  • Hexic 2
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joe Danger: Special Edition
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Kameo
  • King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match
  • Lego Batman: The Video Game
  • The Maw
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+
  • Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man CE DX+
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Sacred 3
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
  • Sam & Max: Save The World
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • SoulCalibur
  • SoulCalibur II HD
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Stacking
  • Streets of Rage (Sega Vintage Collection)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Viva Pinata
  • Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
  • XCOM: Enemy Within

Games added in July 2017:

  • Bard’s Gold (Xbox One)
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • F1 2015 (Xbox One)
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One)
  • Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (Xbox 360)
  • Resident Evil 6 (Xbox One)
  • The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One)

Games added in August 2017:

  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
  • Dirt Rally (Xbox One)
  • Limbo (Xbox One)
  • Metal Slug XX (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • Pharaonic (Xbox One)
  • So Many Me (Xbox One)
  • Ultratron (Xbox One)

Games added in September 2017:

  • 10 Second Ninja X (Xbox One)
  • Fable II (Xbox 360)
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Xbox Live)
  • Hue (Xbox One)
  • Metro Last Light Redux (Xbox One)
  • ReCore Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • The Bridge (Xbox One)

Games added in October 2017:

  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (Xbox 360)
  • State of Decay (Xbox One)
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (Xbox One)
  • The Bug Butcher (Xbox One)
  • Costume Quest 2 (Xbox One)
  • Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castle (Xbox One)
  • Tower of Guns (Xbox One)

Games added in November 2017:

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One)
  • Halo Wars: Definite Edition (Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil (Xbox One)
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Xbox One)
  • World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap (Xbox One)
  • Mega Man 9 (Xbox Live Arcade
  • Sky Force Anniversary (Xbox One)
  • Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox Original)

Games added in December 2017:

  • Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Xbox One)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (Xbox One)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Xbox One)
  • Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 (Xbox One)
  • Mega Man 10 (Xbox Live)
  • Mass Effect (Xbox 360)

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