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

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the ideal way to get 100s of games for one monthly fee. Here's everything you need to know about it, including how much it costs.

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Xbox Game Pass is a wonderful thing and has pretty much changed the landscape of gaming for the better.

Like PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium and Nintendo Switch Online, it offers a vast collection of full games for Xbox consoles – Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One – that can be downloaded and played to your heart’s desire for a monthly fee.

And, if you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, you also get additional Xbox games, access to EA Play, Xbox Live Gold for online play, PC Game Pass with 100s of additional Windows titles, and Xbox’s own Cloud Gaming service, so you can play many of the titles over the internet without having to download them first. They can be played on mobile devices, too.

Here’s everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass, how much it’ll cost you and the current list of games you can enjoy.

How much is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Xbox Game Pass is available in two price plans, with a third coming on 14 September 2023 (you can read more about that below). Of the two that are available now, one only gets you access to the games library to download, but none of the other benefits included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

After a recent price hike, Xbox Game Pass Console membership will cost new subscribers $10.99 / £8.99 per month.

However, if you can stretch to $16.99 / £12.99 per month for full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, not only do you get the games, you also get Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Cloud Gaming, EA Play and PC Game Pass. Even if you don’t own a gaming PC, the additional monthly spend is still well worth it.

There are a couple of other points to remember – the price rise is yet to hit existing members, who can still pay the original prices until 13 August 2023. Also, if you buy a code from Amazon, you can still get a month’s Ultimate membership for £10.99 – so it’s worth checking out before that is raised too.


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.


In addition, Xbox is currently trialling a Family & Friends plan in select countries – Chile, Colombia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden. This enables up to four additional people to be added to the same membership, although it is not yet clear how much more it’ll cost in the US and UK. In Ireland, it is priced at €9 more than regular Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

What is Xbox Game Pass Core?

Xbox Game Pass Core is a new tier coming on 14 September 2023. It replaces the existing Xbox Live Gold subscription and will cost $9.99 / £6.99 per month and any members of that plan will instantly gain access to Core instead.

For your money, you get access to online multiplayer play on many thousands of games (much like with Xbox Live Gold). However, it will not give you a couple of free games each month. Instead, the long-running Games with Gold scheme will be replaced entirely. Xbox Game Pass Core members will have access to a pool of more than 25 games instead.

The confirmed games so far are:

  • Among Us
  • Descenders
  • Dishonored 2
  • Doom Eternal
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears 5
  • Grounded
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Inside
  • Ori & The Will of the Wisps
  • Psychonauts 2
  • State of Decay 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Additional games will be added two or three times a year. Plus, all games redeemed through Games with Gold over the years will continue to be playable as long as you remain a member.

Some discounts and other Game Pass member benefits will be available to Core members too.

How to get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

It’s easy to sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. You can do so on your Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One console, or alternative head to a dedicated page through a mobile browser. Just head here if you are in the US, or here for those in the UK.

You will need a Microsoft account, but you’re likely to already have one if you already own an Xbox and play games on it.

One other way to get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is as part of an Xbox All Access payment plan. This includes the games membership scheme with a purchase of an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console. You pay one monthly fee in total and you get the console and access to 100s of games to play on it. It is available in both the US, and the UK.

Xbox Game Pass games list (as of 7 August 2023)

Here are all the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One games currently available to Xbox Game Pass members.

  • 7 Days to Die
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • A Short Hike
  • A Way Out (EA Play)
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Airborne Kingdom – coming 10 August 2023
  • Amnesia: Collection
  • Amnesia: Rebirth
  • Amnesia: The Bunker
  • Among Us
  • Anthem (EA Play)
  • Anvil: Vault Breaker
  • Aragami 2
  • Arcade Paradise
  • ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Astroneer
  • Atomic Heart
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1 Revolution (EA Play)
  • Battlefield 4 (EA Play)
  • Battlefield V (EA Play)
  • Battlefield 2042 (EA Play)
  • Battlefield Hardline (EA Play)
  • Battletoads
  • Beacon Pines
  • Ben 10: Power Trip
  • Black Desert
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Bramble: The Mountain King
  • Broforce Forever – coming 8 August 2023
  • Broken Age
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (EA Play)
  • Bushiden – coming TBC
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
  • Cassette Beasts
  • Celeste
  • Chained Echoes
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Chivalry 2
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Cities: Skylines – Remastered (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Coffee Talk
  • Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
  • Commandos 3 – HD Remaster
  • Common’hood
  • Conan Exiles
  • Contrast
  • Cooking Simulator
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Crackdown 3
  • Cricket 22
  • Crusader Kings III (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Danganropa V3: Killing Harmon Anniversary Edition
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered
  • DayZ
  • DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace
  • Dead By Daylight
  • Dead Cells
  • Deathloop (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Death’s Door
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Descenders
  • Despot’s Game
  • Dicey’s Dungeons
  • Dirt 5 (EA Play)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 (EA Play)
  • Disc Room
  • Dishonored: Definitive Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley: Founder’s Edition
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Doom (1993)
  • Doom (2016)
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3
  • Doom 64
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dordogne
  • Dragon Age Inquisition (EA Play)
  • Eastern Exorcist
  • Eastward
  • Edge of Eternity – leaving 15 August 2023
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
  • Escape Academy
  • Everspace 2 (Xbox Series X/S) – coming 15 August 2023
  • Eville
  • Exoprimal
  • F1 2021 (EA Play)
  • F1 2022 (EA Play)
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Far Cry 5
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Farworld Pioneers
  • Fe (EA Play)
  • FIFA 22 (EA Play)
  • FIFA 23 (EA Play)
  • Figment 2: Creed Valley
  • F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Football Manager 2023 Console
  • For Honor – Marching Fire Edition
  • Forager
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Gang Beasts
  • Garden Story
  • Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears Tactics
  • Generation Zero
  • Genesis Noir
  • Goat Simulator
  • Ghost Song
  • Ghostlore
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Grid (EA Play)
  • Grid Legends (EA Play)
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Grounded
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Gungrave G.O.R.E
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbour 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
  • Hynospace Outlaw
  • Immortality
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Infinite Guitars
  • Injustice 2
  • Inkulinati (Game Preview)
  • Inside
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm
  • Iron Brigade
  • It Takes Two (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
  • Lapin
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Let’s Build a Zoo
  • Limbo – coming 9 August 2023
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Loop Hero
  • Loot River
  • Lost in Random (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 15 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 16 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 17 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 18 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 19 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 22 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 23 (EA Play)
  • Madden NFL 25 (EA Play)
  • Maquette
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (EA Play)
  • Massive Chalice
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • McPixel 3
  • Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Medieval Dynasty
  • Merge & Blade
  • Metal: Hellsinger (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Midnight Fight Express – leaving 15 August 2023
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Minecraft Preview
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (EA Play)
  • MLB The Show 23
  • 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
  • NBA Live 18 (EA Play)
  • NBA Live 19 (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Heat (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Payback (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Rivals (EA Play)
  • Need for Speed Unbound (EA Play) (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Neon Abyss
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • NHL 18 (EA Play)
  • NHL 19 (EA Play)
  • NHL 21 (EA Play)
  • NHL 22 (EA Play)
  • NHL 23 (EA Play)
  • NHL 94 Rewind (EA Play)
  • Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ2
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Norco
  • Nuclear Throne
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Outer Wilds
  • Outriders
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Pac-Man Museum+
  • Paw Patrol Grand Prix
  • Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Peggle 2 (EA Play)
  • Pentiment
  • Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Phantom Abyss
  • Phoenix Point
  • Pikuniku
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition
  • Planet of Lana
  • Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (EA Play)
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (EA Play)
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (EA Play)
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
  • PowerWash Simulator
  • Prey
  • Prodeus
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Quake Remastered
  • Quantum Break
  • Rage 2
  • Railways Empire 2
  • Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan
  • Rare Replay
  • Ravenlock
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Redfall
  • Research and Destroy
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Roboquest (Game Preview)
  • Rocket Arena (EA Play)
  • Rubber Bandits
  • Rune Factory 4 Special
  • Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Scorn (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • ScreamRide
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance
  • Sea of Solitude
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shredders (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Signalis
  • Slay The Spire
  • Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer
  • Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview)
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • SnowRunner
  • Soccer Story
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister
  • Soma
  • Somerville
  • Soul Hackers 2
  • Spacelines from the Far Out
  • SpiderHeck
  • Stardew Valley
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA Play)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (EA Play)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (EA Play)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (EA Play)
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • State of Decay: Year-One
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
  • Stranded Deep
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • Superliminal
  • Surgeon Simulator 2
  • Sword and Fairy: Together Forever
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest
  • Techtonica (Game Preview)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Tell Me Why: Chapters 1-3
  • Terraria
  • The Bard’s Tale ARPG: Remastered and Resparkled
  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
  • The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
  • The Big Con
  • The Bookwalker
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • The Evil Within
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Gunk
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox
  • The Legend of Tianding
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Sims 4 (EA Play)
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – The Complete Season (Episodes 1 – 5)
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne – The Complete Season
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season
  • The Wandering Village
  • 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
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Townscaper
  • Trailmakers
  • Train Sim World 3
  • Trek to Yomi
  • Tunic
  • Turbo Golf Racing
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
  • UFC 3 (EA Play)
  • UFC 4 (EA Play)
  • Umurangi Generation Special Edition
  • Unpacking
  • Unravel (EA Play)
  • Unravel Two (EA Play)
  • Valheim
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Venba
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  • Wasteland 3
  • Wasteland Remastered
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Weird West
  • Weird West: Definitive Edition (Xbox Series X/S only)
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Wreckfest
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered
  • Yakuza 4 Remastered
  • Yakuza 5 Remastered
  • Yakuza 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

Xbox 360 games available on Xbox Game Pass

  • Alice: Madness Returns (EA Play)
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Battlefield 1943 (EA Play)
  • Battlefield 3 (EA Play)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company (EA Play)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Play)
  • Bejeweled 2 (EA Play)
  • Bejeweled 3 (EA Play)
  • Brutal Legend (EA Play)
  • Costume Quest
  • Crysis (EA Play)
  • Crysis 2 (EA Play)
  • Crysis 3 (EA Play)
  • Dante’s Inferno (EA Play)
  • Dead Space (EA Play)
  • Dead Space 2 (EA Play)
  • Dead Space 3 (EA Play)
  • Dead Space Ignition (EA Play)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (EA Play)
  • Dragon Age 2 (EA Play)
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Feeding Frenzy (EA Play)
  • Feeding Frenzy 2 (EA Play)
  • Fight Night Champion (EA Play)
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Heavy Weapon (EA Play)
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Kameo
  • Mass Effect (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect 2 (EA Play)
  • Mass Effect 3 (EA Play)
  • Medal of Honor Airborne (EA Play)
  • Mirror’s Edge (EA Play)
  • Peggle (EA Play)
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Plants vs Zombies (EA Play)
  • Rage
  • Skate (EA Play)
  • Skate 3 (EA Play)
  • SSX (EA Play)
  • Stacking
  • The Cave
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Zuma (EA Play)
  • Zuma’s Revenge! (EA Play)

Original Xbox games available on Xbox Game Pass

  • Black (EA Play)
  • Blinx – The Time Sweeper
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Psychonauts
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

All games marked with “EA Play” require a full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

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