Xbox Game Pass adds Undertale, Shadow of War, Dead Rising 4 and more
So it’s that time of the month again where Microsoft joins the other gaming industry titans in announcing new games or new additions to their proprietary services. Up this round is Xbox Game Pass, which recently unveiled Xbox Game Pass Ultimate during E3 2019. Gamers can get instant access to more than 100 games on either Xbox One or PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold and its associated deals and discounts, for only $15 a month.
So let’s start with the highlights of the new additions coming to the service. You can find the full list of new games being added to Game Pass after the break.
July 4th Releases
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
This game is a bit controversial, or at least it was when it launched. The game had a very exploitative loot box system tied directly to its main gameplay loop of building an army and invading the fortresses belonging to the AI or other players. Warner Bros. and Monolith eventually removed these microtransactions entirely, opting to revamp the game. Now, the story-based sections of the game remain the big draw, and it’s still a decent play if you’re looking to burn some free time.
An incredible little indie title that’s infamous for its deceptively difficult gameplay loops, and equally famous for crafting a wonderful story populated with beloved characters. The lovable characters and difficult gameplay have catapulted this otherwise unassuming title to mega-stardom with mountains of memes about rage and sadness-inducing moments.
July 11th Releases
Dead Rising 4
This sequel continued the trend of incredibly over-the-top zombie action that later games in the franchise took to 11 and beyond. The game still features iconic hordes of the undead, as well as plenty of bosses, otherwise known as psychopaths, but the focus has certainly shifted towards the absurd.
Here’s the full list of games coming to the service, as well as what dates they drop:
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- My Time at Portia (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- Undertale (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- Blazing Chrome (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- Dead Rising 4 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- LEGO City Undercover (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- Timespinner (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- Unavowed (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
And alongside a handful of new games, a bunch of titles will also be leaving the Game Pass roster this month as their agreements run out.
- Aftercharge (July 9)
- Warhammer Vermintide 2 (July 10)
- LEGO Movie: The Videogame (July 16)
- Dandara (July 31)
- Dead Rising 2 (July 31)
- Hitman Season 1 (July 31)
- Metal Slug XX (July 31)
- Defense Grid: The Awakening (July 31)
- Hexic 2 (July 31)
- Iron Brigade (July 31)
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