Since its launch in 2017, Xbox Game Pass has become one of the best deals in gaming, providing access to a diverse library of hundreds of games for a monthly fee of $10 USD ($15 if you want access to both the console and PC libraries). And with new (often excellent) games added each month, its value has continued to increase over time.
We originally ran this list three years ago
, but since then the Game Pass library has more than doubled, now offering over 250 games on console and nearly 200 on PC, according to Microsoft. With so many around the world staying home to help contain the spread of COVID-19
, we’re updating this list so you can get the most out of your subscription. Here are the 28 best games you can play right now on Xbox Game Pass, listed alphabetically.
[widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=28-best-xbox-game-pass-games&captions=true"]
Crusader Kings 3
Xbox Game Pass (PC)
In IGN's Crusader Kings 3 review, we called it "a superb strategy game, a great RPG, and a master class in how to take the best parts of existing systems and make them deeper and better." Its strong grand strategy mechanics are propped up by meaningful human stories that emerge as you build and sustain a dynasty. It earned a 10 in our review, which crowned it the "new king of historical strategy."
Read IGN’s Crusader Kings 3 review
Xbox Game Pass (console and PC)
Thanks to its ever-changing level design, each run of Dead Cells feels fresh.