Game store and download service
As more and more games developers offer their own delivery service, like Epic Store and Playstation Now, players are spoilt for choice. Xbox Game Pass is the premier subscription service for Xbox One.
Although the Xbox Game Pass is only available to use with an Xbox One console (and PC), you can play Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. The pass lets you browse and download over 600 titles, from stone-cold classics like Halo to cult hits like Far Cry and Saints Row 2.
Access to hundreds of titles
As well as an entire library of classic games, the pass grants access to over 100 modern titles. Games are being added all the time, so the choice is always growing. These include Microsoft first-party titles, like Halo Infinite.
Play on PC and Xbox One
One of the biggest selling points for the Xbox Game Pass is that it also lets you play Xbox games on your Windows 10 PC. However, this is a separate subscription. You’ll need to pay for the Ultimate Xbox Game Pass subscription to play games on both PC and console.
Easy to set-up and use
Once you’ve signed up for the service, you’ll need to download the subscription client. This then lets you access the game library, as well as discounts and remote downloads. This latter option is especially handy, as you can tell the app to download a game to your console and leave it going in the background.
Try before you buy
The Xbox Game Pass is perfect for anyone with the time and console/computer space to download and play multiple games every month. However, games aren’t yours to keep. You’ll have to purchase them separately to do that. Plus, an Xbox Gold subscription is necessary if you want to play multiplayer games, making this a definite mark against the Game Pass.