The 10 best games on Xbox Game Pass

Here’s a look at the top 10 games available on Xbox Game Pass.

ten) Boyfriend’s Dungeon

Released in 2021 by Kitfox Games, Boyfriend’s Dungeon is a dating simulation game with a dungeon crawler. As the main character, you must navigate dungeons with combat companions who can transform into sentient weapons. However, the great thing about this game is that you can date your weapons.

It sounds weird, but the character development and storyline are solid. Progressing through the dungeon and improving your relationship with the characters is addictive and will keep you playing this game. It has many characters including male, female and non-binary individuals so there is bound to be someone for everything the world.

Who knew a dungeon crawler combined with a dating sim would make for such a compelling experience?

9) fire watch

fire watch, developed by Campo Santo and released in collaboration with Panic in 2016, is a first-person adventure/mystery game set in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest. As a newly hired fire watcher named Henry, you must navigate the forest, investigate rambunctious park patrons, and communicate with another fire watcher named Delilah. But before long, strange things start happening and you have to find out the truth.

The gameplay consists of navigating the forest in search of clues and completing tasks. It’s an enjoyable game, but if you’re inexperienced with a compass, you should take a refresher course before venturing into the Wyoming wilderness.

8) Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise was created by Rare and released in 2008 by Microsoft Studios. It’s similar to a farm simulation game, but you have a garden that you need to restore instead of a farm. Your main objective is to attract piñatas around the Piñata Island to your garden, where you can acquire them as permanent residents. The piñatas themselves are animals with adorable names, usually related to food (eg Mousemallow, Chippopatamus, Bunnycomb). It is a brightly colored and superb game to release stress after a long and exhausting day in real life.

7) Limbo

Developed by Playdead and Double Eleven before being published by Xbox Game Studios in 2010, Limbo is a puzzle game. After waking up in a forest, you play as a young boy whose name and purpose are unknown. You must evade spiders and traps, run from people chasing you, and solve puzzles to progress. It has a black and white palette, a lack of dialogue, and an ending open to interpretation. These and other features make it a must-have, thought-provoking game.

6) What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch is considered an adventure game, but if you’re hoping to scratch that itch for a psychological and existential storyline, then this game is a perfect choice.

Created by Giant Sparrow and published by Annapurna Interactive in 2017, the game follows a series of stories around the Finch family, who once resided in a home in Washington state. As Edith Finch, you explore the abandoned house and uncover the family’s enigmatic past, unfortunate present, and inevitable future. As you open doors that have been closed for years, you’ll piece together the fate of the Finch family and, eventually, the fate of Edith herself.

It is a game intended to baffle, mystify and disturb. Creative plot and artistic flair will have you following Edith to the end of the game.

5) Overcooked! 2

Overcooked 2!sequel to the first Overcooked!was created by video game developer Team 17 and released in cooperation with game studio Ghost Town Games in 2018.

The premise is that King Onion made the disastrous mistake of reading the “Necro-nomnom-icon”, an ancient and powerful book. Due to this egregious act, he accidentally frees the army of “The Unbread” (zombie-like slices of bread hired to bring down the Onion Kingdom). To ward off The Unbread and solve King Onion’s poor judgment, players must act as chefs and slice, dice, bake, boil, and fry their way to victory. Players must fulfill orders and satisfy customers in each level before time runs out. Sounds relatively simple, right?


Not only do you have to navigate the kitchen to create meals, but you have to do so while dodging hazards like flying fireballs, communicating with your fellow chefs, and thinking on your feet when new obstacles are introduced.

Since each level is delightfully different, the gameplay is diverse enough to keep players immersed and, at times, raging in front of the TV screen during a particularly challenging level.

Overcooked 2! supports up to four players, and while it has a single-player option, it’s infinitely more entertaining when playing with friends.

4) The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

Telltale Games is known for its choice games and its adaptation of The Walking Dead received praise for its engaging plot and unique gameplay.

The game, released in 2016, follows people who must navigate a world dominated by “walkers”, the name that The Walking Dead franchise gave to zombies. By making choices about dialogue and decisions, you must prevent your characters from being killed or, worse, infected.

This game is suitable for people who want to get into extreme games but are hesitant about the stress of a horror game. It offers an intense story and engaging gameplay, making it a binge-worthy game. However, it is also full of heartache. You will be sad at the end, but only partly because of the tragic storyline. The other reason will be that you enjoyed it so much that you wish it had to end.

3) Back 4 Blood

The day Turtle Rock Studios announced the release of Back 4 Blood in collaboration with Warner Bros., fans of left for dead rejoiced. left for dead is a zombie game released in 2008, and now that the new Back 4 Blood The game was released in 2021, it’s been a wild ride.

Back 4 Blood is a first-person shooter in which players must survive a zombie apocalypse. It has a structure similar to left for dead and is now customizable when it comes to weapons, outfits, and character builds.

Additionally, a system has been put in place that allows you to purchase cards using supply points earned by playing campaigns. You can gain advantages in areas such as speed, aim, and damage resistance by activating unique cards.

The levels are more immersive and complicated, the zombies more powerful, and the stakes higher. But don’t be discouraged, because Back 4 Blood worth the game.

2) Minecraft

Minecraft was released in 2011, and any other game could be considered dated a decade after its creation, but Minecraft is timeless. Essentially, it’s like legos for gamers. You create entire worlds with just blocks, and the only limit is your imagination.

There are many ways to have fun in the game, but many people enjoy creating art and entire cities. Minecraft is not only a game, but also a collaborative platform that allows people to share creativity and information.

A notable example is The Uncensored Library. Created by Reporters Without Borders, this impressive library transforms censored articles into books accessible to all. In countries where people don’t have access to certain information, this feature is essential and a fantastic way to show how technology can be used to advance society. The library’s motto, “Truth Finds a Way”, is a perfect example of how Minecraft can be fun, informative and life changing.

1) Stardew Valley

It is not necessary to explain why Stardew Valley is on this list. Since its release in 2016, Stardew Valley has taken the gaming world by storm. Its design was particularly impressive because Eric Barone, also known as ConcernedApe, created the game independently, designing everything from the soundtrack to the plot. It was a passion project, and the amount of care that went into it is palpable.

Barone quotes the game harvest moon as a great source of inspiration. Indeed, both games are farm simulation role-playing games in which you have been given a farm that needs to be restored to its original glory. You’ll create your piece of paradise through farming, ranching, and mining materials.

Barone currently has a new game, haunted chocolatier, in development. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a release date, but everything Stardew Valley fans will be on the edge of their seats until they can get their hands on this highly anticipated game.

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