Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is already a pretty sturdy subscription service as it stands, but that isn’t stopping the company from adding more games to the Game Pass library. On July 1st, Game Pass subscriber will see seven new titles joining the 100+ game library ready for you to sink your teeth into.
The 2016 remaster of the instant cult-classic, Dead Island: Definitive Edition is one of the most enjoyable zombie co-op games on Xbox One. With improved models and textures, a beautiful lighting system and all of the original games downloadable content, this is definitely one to check out if you don’t own it already.
While the game’s campaign may be one of the most polarizing in the Resident Evil series, Resi 6 does excel in one key area: Mercenaries Mode. While it may not necessarily be worth a purchase on its own, if you’re already a Game Pass subscriber then this is worth a play just for the Gun-Fu combat. Also, you get to play as Ada Wong, who doesn’t love Ada Wong?
The F1 games are some of the most enjoyable simulation racers available today, if you like Formula 1 that is. F1 2015 is on the sparser side of content, with its younger brother 2016 trampling it in every way, but it is still an enjoyable and tough-as-nails racer should you decide to give it a try.
Playing as Scout with her adorable doggy Aesop, The Flame in the Flood is a beautiful and relaxing rogue-lite set in a post-apocalyptic setting. In this game, your number one enemy is the weather. . . as well as numerous packs of animals, and constantly decreasing meters for hunger, thirst, warmth and the like. Other than that, it’s a fairly lovely experience.
One of the best Metroidvania games of this generation, Guacamelee! is an absolute joy to play. Based on traditional Mexican folklore, Guacamelee! sees you playing as a hulking, buff luchador on a quest to not only save a princess, but also to stop the worlds of the living and dead from merging. It’s all very serious stuff. Guacamelee! not only has a gorgeous art style but fantastic gameplay to boot, and with three friends playing with you Guacamelee! is one of the best platformers you can play on Xbox One.
Bard’s Gold is another platformer on this list, but this time it’s super, duper hard. With traps, projectiles and enemies that call all kill you in a single hit, Bard’s Gold requires pixel-perfect jumping and a hell-of-a-lot of patience to complete. It may be tough, but it is not unfair and Bard’s Gold is a relatively fun and enjoyable platformer if you don’t mind dying to a spike pit or two.
Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine
Last but certainly not least on the list is Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine, one of the Xbox 360’s most popular indies. A top-down strategy game with co-op, eight characters to choose from, a full campaign and a gorgeous art direction? Sign me up. In all seriousness, Monaco is an absolute gem of a game although it does require a few mates t see its full potential. Give it a look.
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