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Xbox Game Pass Core: All 19 confirmed games included in cheap Game Pass tier

Xbox Live Gold is dead, long live Xbox Game Pass Core – Microsoft's newest version of the 'cheap' tier of Xbox membership.

Quick selection of 5 Xbox Game Pass Core games, including Among Us, Ori, Halo 5, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4
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You may have already seen the news that Xbox Game Pass Core is coming to replace Xbox Live Gold – and it's also taking away Xbox Games with Gold, the monthly drop of a few games that get added to your library at no extra cost.

However, though we're not going to get monthly new games anymore, we are going to get access to a catered, curated collection of "over 25 games in a new offering for gamers around the world," per Xbox UK.

Granted, we're not going to get the joy of seeing what new titles arrive via the service each month, but the upside is a small collection of key titles from Microsoft Studios and associated other developers designed to show off the best of what the Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC can give you.

"With Game Pass Core, players will have access to a select collection of over 25 games to play on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles for £6.99 GBP per month or £49.99 GBP per year, starting with titles including Gears 5, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Grounded, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and more," says a press release.

So far, all 25 games have not been announced, but we've collected all of the confirmed titles that have been revealed.

Here are all the games that will be offered when the new Xbox Live Gold replacement kicks in on September 1.

  • 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

It's also worth noting that new titles will be added "2-3 times a year", per Xbox. It is not clear yet whether these titles will replace games already in the collection, or whether they will be added on top of what's available.

We'll update you when we have more information.

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Dom is a veteran video games critic with 11 years' experience in the games industry. A published author and consultant that has written for NME, Red Bull, Samsung, Xsolla, Daily Star, GamesRadar, Tech Radar, and many more. They also have a column about games and music at The Guardian.