3. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Remaking a ten year old classic is never an easy task, but The Coalition proved that they have the chops to handle one of Xbox’s mainline franchises. The Ultimate Edition is an awesome way to revisit the original game, boasting a fresh coat of HD paint, added PC content, and updated tweaks to its already addictive multiplayer. This isn’t just your ordinary HD remaster either. The Coalition added all-new cutscenes, textures, lighting and various technical wizardry to make this Gears look as fresh and updated as its followup, Gears of War 4.
2. Halo 5: Guardians
Having the Xbox Game Pass doesn’t unlock online multiplayer, so it may be wise to also pay for a Gold membership just for Halo 5 alone. While the single-player campaign left Halo fans disappointed overall, the multiplayer offering is arguably the best the series has ever been. 343 Industries has remained diligent on supporting Halo 5 with new and free maps and modes, alongside tweaks to gameplay and weapon balance. Despite its popularity among the hardcore eSports crowd, Halo 5: Guardians is accessible enough for casual players just wanting a few thrills.
1. Sunset Overdrive
Released back in late 2014, Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive is still one of the best reasons to own an Xbox One. It’s wickedly stylish with over-the-top weapons, colourful graphics, silly humour, and blisteringly fast gameplay. The traversal system, which consists of grinding Jet Set Radio-style, zip-lining on power lines, and hopping on cars is a joy to partake in. Once you get into the rhythm of blasting enemies while constantly moving and racking up the combo meter, Sunset Overdrive is an absolute breath of fresh air that every Xbox One owner must play. Once you have the Xbox Game Pass, subscribers are granted a 10% discount on DLC so I’d urge everyone to pick up Sunset Overdrive’s two story-centric DLC add-ons too.
These are just a fraction of the games that we know will be available part of Xbox Game Pass. Let us know what you games you’d like to see from the service. Are you an Insider and have tested it out? Let us know your thoughts.