DIAL UP THE HORROR
Don't forget: Amnesia: The Bunker and Hyper Space Outlaw are now available for Game Pass
Horror and an internet simulator.
GAME PASS DELIGHTS
Xbox Game Pass enriches its library with Chicory, Amnesia: The Bunker, Rune Factory 4 Special, and more
LANA DEL PLAY
Xbox Game Pass new release has a gorgeous link to PlayStation exclusive The Last Guardian
If you’ve yet to play Planet of Lana, make sure you keep your speakers on and your ears open – the result may just surprise you.
HEAD IN THE SAND
Xbox Game Pass gets surprise day one bonus – a cracking 3D Metroidvania sequel
An unexpected – but certainly not unwelcome – to Xbox Game Pass adds even more value to the service today.
DISCOVER PLAY REPEAT
Get Ready for FIFA 23, Planet of Lana, Railway Empire 2, and more on Game Pass this month
Eight coming, five going.
Xbox June 11 Showcase: Xbox desperately needs a win that isn’t Starfield
Despite having the best value proposition, setback after setback has kept the good ship Xbox stuck in drydock. And that’s not good for anyone.
FREE TRIAL FUN
Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now spread the joy of gaming with five friends
Invite your friends to play, on Microsoft.
IN WITH THE NEW
Xbox Game Pass expands its library with Redfall, Ravenlok, Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2, and more
Five are coming, five are leaving.
THE PRICE OF GAME
Xbox's troubles started way before the latest Activision Blizzard setback
This generation has been incredible for Xbox Game Pass, but the wider Xbox ecosystem is struggling. Can Microsoft get back on track?
REWIND AND REJOICE
Time-bending action is back: Quantum Break returns to Steam and Xbox Game Pass
Pulled briefly earlier this month.
APRIL INTO MAY
The Last Case of Benedict Fox, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Redfall, others coming to Game Pass
More games for your buck.
Hi Fi Rush struck a chord with its Game Pass stealth drop – here’s how Tango Gameworks made music matter
Director John Johanas speak to us about the origin of the idea, the gruelling task of using licensed music , and Game Pass.
No, Ubisoft Plus isn't included with Game Pass – so is it worth the outlay?
Ubisoft Plus offers complete editions of Ubisoft’s Xbox games, but the price in comparison to Game Pass is eye-watering.
BUILD SURVIVE FIGHT
Open World, sci-fi sandbox heads to Xbox Game Pass in May ahead of Starfield
Looks nothing like Starfield, but might still scratch an itch.
Ravenlock is a action fantasy adventure launching on Game Pass May 4
Face danger head on when the game launches on Xbox, PC, and the Epic Game Store.
MOBA FOR DUMMIES
Minecraft Legends could be you and your kids’ next Game Pass favourite
The Easter holidays may have only just come to a close, but ahead of the summer – and those long, school-less weeks – you should remember Minecraft Legends.
PC Game Pass has just launched in 40 new countries
Those in Egypt, Moroco, Ukraine and more can access limited-time rewards if they join up soon.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is now available on Xbox, alongside new Spider’s Thread update
New areas to explore, side missions to complete, and more.
2021's best indie is now an Xbox Game Pass must-play
Over and over and over and over – like a hero with a miniature sickle. The joy of repetition really is in you.
A NEW ROUND OF GAMES
Minecraft Legends, Loop Hero, Iron Brigade, more coming to Xbox Game Pass
New titles to dive into.
CASH HAEMO ROYALE
Vampire Survivors absolutely deserved to win Best Game at the BAFTAs
It achieves more with a handful of sprites and some clever psychology than most AAAs do with infinite budgets.
Pokemon-like Cassette Beasts is dropping day one on Game Pass April 26
launching on PC first, the game will later release on Xbox and Switch in Spring.
PERSONA NON GRATA
Xbox has an embarrassing Square Enix problem
And it's not just that one publisher, either – there's still a big issue Xbox needs to address, Activision Blizzard takeover or not.
ID BUY THAT FOR A...
Microsoft scraps the $1 intro Game Pass subscription and looks at "different marketing promotions"
A once-great way of getting into Game Pass Ultimate is gone. But maybe it'll be replaced with something better?
BAD CHOICE EDITION
The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition is, for now, an expensive downgrade
Questionable visual changes and abysmal performance mean this remaster should head back to spacedock for a refit.
LORE AND ORDER
What makes Redfall different to other Arkane games? It’s all comes down to trust
Conversations with friends? No, this isn’t a Sally Rooney novel, but an intriguing mechanic in Arkane’s latest sci-fi romp.
Stalker, Far Cry 2, and, well, Arkane: Redfall proudly wears its most obvious influences on its bloody sleeve
The trailers don’t do it justice: Redfall looks great, feels great, and promises something great – if Arkane can overcome an age-old problem.
LONG TIME COMIN’
One of 2023's best games is already being forgotten – even though it’s on Game Pass
There’s a good side and a bad side to having some of the best games come to Game Pass on Day One…
BASEBALL AND GUITARS
MLB the Show 23 and Infinite Guitars coming soon to Game Pass
Three additional games close out the month
GODS MADE BY SCIENCE
Redfall story trailer explains how the town became overrun with vampires
Never trust rogue scientists backed by an evil corporation.
ALL GOOD THINGS, ETC
These eight games will be leaving Xbox Game Pass tomorrow
Download them while you can.
One of the greatest, grizzliest roguelikes is on Game Pass, and you need to play it now
Darkest Dungeon is punishing, grim, and upsetting – yet still somehow one of the most compulsively playable games on Game Pass.
Starfield’s latest tease shows that Bethesda is embracing its fantasy roots
On the one hand, their space bound epic depicts a realistic sci-fi future. On the other, it’s got a big swirly thing in it.
ALL FLAGS FLYING
Elden Ring’s open world made it more accessible to new players, so how does Wo Long do the same without one?
One very clever design decision in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty may not get the love it deserves, but its effects are transformative in making the game more accessible to new players.
THE REAL WO LONG
Wo Long builds explained: How to craft great character builds
Wo Long is actually one of the most accessible action RPGs when it comes to build crafting and experimentation, but it's not always explained well.
WO LONG LIST
Wo Long tips for beginners and veterans | 16 of our best tricks you need to know
Players new to Souls-likes will be tempted to check out Wo Long. But you don't have to feel lost, because our host of crucial tips has you covered.
STAMINA IS QI
Wo Long Spirit Gauge and Qi explained: Why you keep getting staggered
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty’s most unique systems are also its most complicated, so let’s break them down, staring with Spirit, and Qi.
Wo Long Morale and Fortitude explained: Why Battle and Marking Flags are important
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty’s most unique systems are also its most complicated. It is now time to break down the Morale, and Fortitude mechanics.
With Baldur’s Gate 3 heading to PS5, could it be a bigger deal than Starfield?
Larian’s most high-profile project to date could be its Witcher 3 moment.
WO LONG GANG
Wo Long release times, pre-load, download size and everything else you need to know
Strap in and get ready to play Team Ninja's latest action RPG, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.
NOT WO LONG NOW
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty final demo out now on everything
You have one more chance to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty ahead of its launch next week.
Redfall trailer shows a sunny island town plunged into darkness and overrun with vampires
One thing about living in Redfall I never could stomach: all the damn vampires.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Soul Hackers 2, F1 22, and Merge & Blade coming to Xbox Game Pass
Just around the corner.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.39: The best game that completely flopped
Being the best is no guarantee of success. Just ask my bank manager.
ORDER IN THE CORTANA
Are we witnessing the death of the Halo franchise?
343 Industries is doing a lot of soul-searching after Halo Infinite's uneasy launch. What needs to happen to ensure the future of this Xbox icon?
Zel-don’t to Zel-do
I'd have forever hated this Xbox Game Pass gem if it wasn't for this one menu option
When at first you don’t succeed, just cheat.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.38: The best game you'd never believe was from that developer
Sometimes a game developer just goes off-piste, and the results are wonderful.
LICENCE TO ILL
Goldeneye on Xbox Game Pass is a bitter disappointment
Compared to the abandoned 360 remaster, this re-release is a painful reminder of what could have been.
Madden NFL 23, Atomic Heart, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, and more coming to Xbox Game Pass
More games coming to cloud, console, and PC.
Everspace 2 gets April release date, but won’t launch on Xbox One or PS4
Those of us who patiently await the complete build of Everspace 2 have good news to celebrate, and some bad news.
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