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PC Game Pass explained: games list, price and how to get it

PC Game Pass offers 100s of Windows titles to download and play for one monthly fee. Here's everything you need to know about it.

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As well as Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft has a game subscription service available for PC gamers. It is available either standalone or as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership and offers 100s of Windows games for one monthly fee.

Here’s everything you need to know about PC Game Pass, including the current list of games you can download and play.

What is PC Game Pass?

Previously known as Xbox Game Pass for PC, PC Game Pass is an all-you-can-eat subscription service that gives you access to an ever-growing library of titles to download and play as often as you like (as long as you remain a member).

In many respects, it is similar to PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium and Nintendo Switch Online. However, it most closely resembles Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Pass for its consoles.

Indeed, as well as offered separately, you can get PC Game Pass as part of an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which also includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming, EA Play, Xbox Live Gold and a stack of exclusive deals and offers.

in the near future, Microsoft will also allow PC Game Pass subscribers to access the library through Nvidia GeForce Now – the cloud gaming service specifically for PC versions of games.

How much does PC Game Pass cost?

If you don’t own an Xbox console nor want to stream games to your mobile device, a standalone PC Game Pass subscription will set you back £7.99 / $9.99 per month.

However, even if you just want one of the extra benefits afforded by Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, it’s very much worth upgrading your membership and paying £12.99 / $16.99 per month instead. You get a lot more bang for your buck that way.

And, as that’s the new price set through a recent price hike, you can still get Game Pass Ultimate for £10.99 if you get a code from Amazon. That price won’t last too long though, we suspect.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1-month membership

Get a whole month’s worth of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in voucher form. A three-month code is also available.


What are the PC Game Pass minimum specs?

To make the most of PC Game Pass, you will need a gaming setup with the recommended minimum specs below:

  • OS: Windows 10/11, version 22H1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5; AMD Ryzen 5. Quad-core or higher.
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050; AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 3GB VRAM
  • Storage: 150GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API
  • Monitor: 1080p

Complete PC Game Pass games list (as of 19 July 2023)

Here are all the games available to download and play as part of a PC Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Note: you must have full Ultimate membership to get the games marked “EA Play”.

  • 7 Days to Die (Game Preview)
  • A Memoir Blue
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • A Way Out (EA Play)
  • Age of Empires Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Amazing Cultivation Simulator
  • Amnesia: Collection
  • Amnesia: Rebirth
  • Amnesia: The Bunker
  • Among Us
  • An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
  • Anthem (EA Play)
  • Anvil: Vault Breaker (Game Preview)
  • Aragami 2
  • Arcade Paradise
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Arx Fatalis
  • Ask Dusk Falls
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Astroneer
  • Atomic Heart
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Battlefield 1 Revolution (EA Play)
  • Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (EA Play)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition (EA Play)
  • Battlefield 2042 (EA Play)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Play)
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition (EA Play)
  • Battlefield V Year 2 Edition (EA Play)
  • Battletech
  • Battletoads
  • Beacon Pines
  • Ben 10: Power Trip
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Bramble: The Mountain King
  • Broken Age
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (EA Play)
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
  • Cassette Beasts
  • Celeste – coming 1 August 2023
  • Chained Echoes
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Chinatown Detective Agency
  • Chivalry 2
  • Cities: Skylines – Windows 10 Edition
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Clustertruck
  • Coffee Talk
  • Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection (EA Play)
  • Commandos 3 – HD Remaster
  • Common’hood
  • Conan Exiles
  • Cooking Simulator
  • Coral Island (Game Preview)
  • Crackdown 3
  • Cricket 22
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crysis (EA Play)
  • Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (EA Play)
  • Crysis 3 (EA Play)
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Day of Tentacle Remastered
  • DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Space (EA Play)
  • Dead Space 2 (EA Play)
  • Dead Space 3 (EA Play)
  • Death Stranding
  • Death’s Door
  • Deathloop
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Descenders
  • Despot’s Game
  • Dicey Dungeons
  • Dirt 5 (EA Play)
  • Disc Room
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Doom (1993)
  • Doom 3
  • Doom 64
  • Doom Eternal
  • Doom II (Classic)
  • Dordogne
  • Dragon Age II (EA Play)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition (EA Play)
  • Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition (EA Play)
  • Dreamscaper – leaving 31 July 2023
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Dungeon Keeper (EA Play)
  • Dungeon Keeper 2 (EA Play)
  • Dyson Sphere Program (Game Preview)
  • Eastern Exorcist
  • Eastward
  • Edge of Eternity
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
  • Escape Academy
  • Europa Universalis IV: Microsoft Store Edition
  • Everspace 2 (Game Preview)
  • Eville
  • Exapunks
  • Exoprimal
  • Expeditions: Rome – leaving 31 July 2023
  • F1 22 (EA Play)
  • Fallout
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Fallout Tactics
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
  • Far Cry 5
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Farworld Pioneers
  • Fe (EA Play)
  • FIFA 22 (EA Play)
  • FIFA 23 (EA Play)
  • Figment 2: Creed Valley – coming 20 July 2023
  • F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
  • Football Manager 2023
  • Football Manager 2023 Console
  • For Honor: Marching Fire Edition
  • Forager
  • Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
  • Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition
  • Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery
  • Frostpunk
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Galactic Civilizations III
  • Gang Beasts
  • Garden Story
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
  • Gears Tactics
  • Generation Zero
  • Genesis Noir: Windows Edition
  • Goat Simulator
  • Ghost Song
  • Ghostlore (Game Preview)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Grid Legends (EA Play)
  • Grim Fandango
  • Grounded
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Gungrave G.O.R.E
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  • Halo 2: Anniversary
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo 4
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo Infinite (Campaign)
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: Spartan Strike
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbor 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • High on Life
  • Hitman: World of Assassination
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
  • Homestead Arcana
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed – Game of the Year Edition
  • House Flipper
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Humankind
  • Hynospace Outlaw
  • Immortality
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Injustice 2 – Standard Edition
  • Inkulinati (Game Preview)
  • Inside
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm
  • It Takes Two (EA Play)
  • Jade Empire: Special Edition (EA Play)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded
  • Kill It With Fire
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition
  • Kraken Academy!!
  • Lapin (Game Preview)
  • Last Call BBS
  • League of Legends
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Let’s Build a Zoo
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Loop Hero
  • Loot River
  • Lost in Random (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 22 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 23 (EA Play)
  • Maquette
  • Marvel’s Avengers – leaving 31 July 2023
  • Mass Effect (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect 3 N7 Digital Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • McPixel 3
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne (EA Play)
  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest (EA Play)
  • Medieval Dynasty
  • Merge & Blade
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard 40th Anniversary Edition
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Midnight Fight Express
  • Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Minecraft Preview
  • Mirror’s Edge (EA Play)
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (EA Play)
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Monster Sanctuary
  • Monster Train
  • Moonlighter
  • Moonscars
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • MotoGP 22
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Friend Peppa Pig
  • My Time at Portia
  • Naraka: Bladepoint – Standard Edition
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Heat Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Payback – Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Unbound (EA Play)
  • Neon Abyss
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ2
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Norco
  • Nuclear Throne
  • Offworld Trading Company
  • Opus Magnum
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Outriders
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Overwhelm
  • Pac-Man Museum+
  • Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay
  • Paw Patrol: Grand Prix
  • Peggle (EA Play)
  • Peggle Nights (EA Play)
  • Pentiment
  • Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Phantom Abyss (Game Preview)
  • Phoenix Point
  • Pikuniku
  • Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition
  • Planet of Lana
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (EA Play)
  • Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year Edition (EA Play)
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • Populous (EA Play)
  • Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (EA Play)
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • PowerWash Simulator
  • Prey
  • Prodeus
  • Psychonauts
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Quake
  • Quake II
  • Quake III Arena
  • Quake 4
  • Rage 2
  • Railway Empire 2
  • Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan
  • Ravenlock
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Redfall
  • Research and Destroy
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
  • Roboquest (Game Preview)
  • Rocket Arena (EA Play)
  • Rubber Bandits
  • Rune Factory 4 Special
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
  • Scorn
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance
  • Sea of Solitude (EA Play)
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem – coming 25 July 2023
  • Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition
  • Shadowrun Trilogy
  • Shenzhen I/O
  • Shredders
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Signalis
  • Signs of the Sojourner
  • SimCity 2000: Special Edition (EA Play)
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition (EA Play)
  • SimCity: Complete Edition (EA Play)
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
  • Slay The Spire
  • Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer
  • Slime Rancher 2
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • SnowRunner
  • Soccer Story
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister
  • Soma
  • Somerville
  • Soul Hackers 2
  • Spacelines from the Far Out
  • Spiderheck
  • Spore (EA Play)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA Play)
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition (EA Play)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition (EA Play)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (EA Play)
  • Starbound
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • Stellaris
  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
  • Stranded Deep
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Super Mega Baseball 3 (EA Play)
  • Superliminal
  • Surgeon Simulator 2
  • Sword and Fairy: Together Forever
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest
  • Teamfight Tactics
  • Techtonica (Game Preview)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Tell Me Why: Chapters 1 – 3
  • The Ascent – leaving 31 July 2023
  • The Bard’s Tale ARPG: Remastered and Resnarkled
  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
  • The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
  • The Big Con
  • The Bookwalker
  • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Evil Within
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Gunk
  • The Last Day of Benedict Fox
  • The Legend of Tianding
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Saboteur (EA Play)
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack (EA Play)
  • The Sims 4 EA Play Edition (EA Play)
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season
  • The Wandering Village – coming 20 July 2023
  • The Yakuza Remastered Collection
  • TheHunter: Call of the Wild
  • This War of Mine: Final Cut
  • Tinykin
  • Titanfall 2 (EA Play)
  • Toem
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Standard Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Total War: Warhammer III
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Simulator
  • Townscaper
  • Trailmakers
  • Train Sim World 3: Standard Edition
  • Trek to Yomi
  • Tunic
  • Turbo Golf Racing (Game Preview)
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
  • Two Point Campus – leaving 31 July 2023
  • Unpacking
  • Unravel (EA Play)
  • Unravel Two (EA Play)
  • Valheim (Game Preview)
  • Valorant
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Venba – coming 31 July 2023
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  • Wasteland 3
  • Wasteland Remastered
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Weird West
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Collosus
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Wreckfest
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakua 3 Remastered
  • Yakua 4 Remastered
  • Yakua 5 Remastered
  • Yakua 6: The Song of Life
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • You Suck at Parking
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

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