Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate services are regularly updated with new titles. We take a look at the latest additions to the service today (and check out some of the games that will be culled from Game Pass in the near future)
Fallout 76 : Wastelanders (Xbox and PC)
Likely the most popular release this week, Fallout 76 : Wastelanders, released back in 2018, supports single and multiplayer co-op play for up to 4 people. Survival is the name of the game, in this post-nuclear apocalyptic world. The game earned both critical acclaim at its release while also being the focus of displeasure laid on it by fans of its predecessor.
The most recent sequel in the Fallout series, Bethesda’s Fallout 76: Wastelanders drops players in a dystopian West Virginia inhabited by competing factions. The Settlers and The Raiders are competing to find a place to live, with the latter looking to take what the Settlers have built. Players complete Quests for the “Overseer” in order to from alliances in their effort to survive, and to discover the secrets of the surrounding mountains.
Check out Jason’s recent commentary on our recent experience with Fallout 76 during their “free weekend” event, from May, 2020.
Its rare to see a title in Game Pass that is not available for the Xbox console. Which is why finding this gem is so interesting. But, we expect to see many more since Game Pass Ultimate encompasses the PC platform.
Endless Space 2 is technically a “FIDSI”-type simulator. In simpler terms – think Civilizations – in space.
The second title in the Amplitude Studios’ series, Endless Space 2, described on its Xbox site description as a “Strategic Space Opera,” drops players into the roll of leader of one of a number of different races. With their own traits and strengths, your species starts with a home planet and a couple of space-fairing vessels. Inspired to spread the seeds of your species, the ultimate goal is to colonize other worlds and achieving galactic domination by means of military might, scientific achievement, or economic strength.
A “just one more turn” style simulator, Endless Space 2: Deluxe Edition supports both single player and multi-player games of up to 8 people, Now available free through Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta), and not the Xbox One console, this title has a number of expansions available to pair with the Deluxe Edition download.
However, if you really love this game, it may be a more cost-effective proposition to purchase it through one of Steam’s frequent sales, as there are a fair number of DLC packs that are available to play, especially on your third, forth, or tenth time playing through the game.
It’s so hard to say goodbye…
Alas, as Game Pass adds these titles to the collection of games available, other titles must leave.
On their way out are:
Dead Rising 4 (Xbox and PC)
Blazing Chrome (Xbox)
Timespinner (Xbox and PC)
and Undertale (PC)