If you haven’t heard, Xbox now offers a Netflix style monthly subscription that allows you to play 100+ titles stored in their Game Pass. It is £7.99/$9.99/€9.99 a month, but if you haven’t tried it out yet, there is also a 14 days free trial, that allows you to see whats on offer. With a mixture of big blockbusters – Halo 5 Guardians, Gears of War Remastered and Bioshock Inifinite, as well as smaller indie titles – The Swapper, IDARBS and Ollie Ollie, there is definitely a lot of variety for gamers to sinks their teeth into.
Each month Xbox has announced that they will be adding to the collection. July is the first time we’ve seen additions made, with 7 new titles arriving to the pass on July 1st .
Dead Island Definitive Edition
Deep Silver revisits the iconic bone-crunching terror of the original zombie-slaying smash hit as Dead Island and Dead: Island Riptide shuffle onto a whole new generation of consoles. Featuring fully remastered and greatly improved versions of the series’ first two instalments, get ready for the ultimate Dead Island experience.
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6. It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member, Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.
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The Flame In The Flood
The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river. Scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife and, most importantly, stay healthy in a dangerous wilderness.
Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore.
Bard’s Gold is a challenging platformer that let’s you explore eerie worlds in a quest for a Goblin that stole your gold. Help the Bard to overcome the dungeon’s many dangerous perils and use your new-found treasures to improve your character and to buy new weapons and gear!
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine
Assemble a crack team of thieves and execute the perfect crime. Sneak, steal, and run for your lives in single player or with up to four friends in local or online co-op. Find out why it won the 2010 IGF Grand Prize and has been described by Rev3Games’ Anthony Carboni as “quite possible the best co-op ever.”
The jury is still out whether the game pass can entice the more hardcore gamers to use the service. For a casual gamer, the monthly package deal seems a great way to keep gaming enjoyable and to a reasonable cost, but after July’s top heavy Xbox 360 additions, hardcore gamers are still going to stay away.
What are your thoughts on the Game Pass, is it something that appeals to you, are you waiting for more solid titles before you jump in, or is it something that you will most likely stay clear of, comment and lets us know.