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The Best Xbox Game Pass games you need to download right now (part 3)

10. Monster Hunter World

At one time a very niche franchise here in the West, Monster Hunter has finally gotten its comeuppance with the critically acclaimed Monster Hunter World. This RPG franchise about hunting monsters sounds a bit childish, but the fast, frenetic gameplay and gear grind make for extremely satisfying gameplay that can either be undertaken alone or shared in the company of friends. Either way you can’t go wrong.

11. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

For years, Ori and the Blind Forest was one of our favorite Metroidvania 2D dungeon crawlers on Xbox One – it was heartfelt, beautiful and challenging, and the world simply oozed personality and intrigue. Years later, Moon Studios has cooperated with Microsoft to release Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a sequel adding some new combat elements such as a shard system that allows for more customization of Ori’s abilities. 

12. NBA 2K20

EA has not signed on to Xbox Game Pass but 2K has signed on to the service and put up its biggest sports game, NBA 2K20. A solid basketball sim, 2K20 adds a number of all-time-great basketball teams to the mix in addition to a more cinematic single-player experience and, for the first time ever, WNBA teams.

13. Outer Wilds

What if you only had 22ms to live? What could you learn in that time? If given 22 more minutes, what would you do? This philosophical quandary is put to the test in the action-adventure-exploration game Outer Wilds that tasks you with learning as much about the pint-sized universe as you can in 22 minutes. At that point, the sun will go supernova and you will have to start all once again.

14. The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds from developers Obsidian Entertainment takes everything you loved about the Fallout franchise – the humor, the writing and the arsenal – and brings it to the wider universe.

TOP 3 films about the best baseball

Baseball, although not popular in some Asian countries, is a popular sport in many countries. If you like watching this sport, please enjoy three films about baseball below!

1. Foreign Baseball Team (2009)

The 2009 Foreign Baseball Team is a film that tells the story of two characters Oh Hye Sung and Choi Eom Ji, who met when they were both young. They later lost contact and didn’t meet again until high school, but right now, Eom Ji is the girlfriend of top baseball star Ma Dong Tak. Hye Sung threw the ball very successfully in his first professional match but suffered a hand injury in this match. The doctors said maybe he could never play baseball again. Desperate because of this news, Hye Sung left the area, went to a small island with very little population, and here he could not forget his passion and participate in coaching a professional baseball team. Four years later, Hye Sung returned, and at that time, Eom Ji was married. Is there any other chance for Hye Sung?

2. Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Based on a true story, the movie follows JB Berstein (Hamm), a sports broker who has had a successful career in the past who now feels he has been marginalized by bigger and more active overzealous rivals. He and his colleague Aash (Mandvi) will have to close their businesses if JB cannot think of a breakthrough. Late one night, while watching a cricket match on Indian television, JB came up with a very basic idea that could work: Why not come to India and look for a superb baseball pitcher new?

3. Field of Dreams (1989)

Ray Kinsella, a poor farmer, living with his wife Annie and daughter Karin in suburban Iowa. His life is peaceful, not to mention the deceased father, John Kinsella, a baseball lover, loves the Chicago White Sox team. For Ray, his father like a man out of time tormented life, etc.

The Best Xbox Game Pass games you need to download right now (part 2)

6. Gears 5

One of the best parts about Xbox Game Pass is getting newly released first-party games for free at launch – like, for example, Gears 5. Not only does this game have a fantastic single-player story that follows the events of Gears of War 4, but it has a ton of great multiplayer modes that are available as part of the package, too. 

7. Kingdom Hearts 3

It took years to finally release, but Kingdom Hearts 3 was worth the wait. The story is a bit slow and slightly convoluted for newcomers to the series, but once you’re past the intro you’ll find a charming and action-packed adventure that we once called the fantastical nature of Final Fantasy with the magical familiarity of Disney in worlds that are almost indistinguishable from the films they depict.

8. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Admittedly the next game on our list, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has a lot in common with Kingdom Hearts 3. They’re both fan-favorite franchises that can be a bit tricky to get into, but once you know what you’re doing it will completely capture your imagination. The difference is that Kingdom Hearts is, at most, a PG story while Metal Gear Solid V often has an interrogation scene, exposed intestines, and a half-nude woman walking around since she needs to breathe through her skin.

9. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

While Ori and Gears 5 take top billing as the best Xbox One-exclusive games on Xbox Game Pass, Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes in a close third. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically the discography of the Halo universe, replete with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and the anniversary edition of Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4. The Collection includes all those games plus all the multiplayer maps. It’s basically the best thing to happen to any Halo fan ever. 

The Best Xbox Game Pass games you need to download right now (part 1)

If you haven’t subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, do it right now since this fantastic game subscription allows you to get more than 100 titles that can be downloaded whenever you want and are yours as long as you remain subscribed to the service. Instead of digging through the catalog, have a look at our list of the most must-download games from the service.

1. Alien Isolation

Alien: Isolation is a survival-horror game from SEGA and Creative Assembly. The game tasks players with surviving an alien-infested ship. If you have always admonished the characters in horror films that make an easily avoidable mistake turning out to be fatal, here is your chance to prove that you will be able to make the better first mate.

2. Devil May Cry 5

Although Xbox Game Pass is never a lack of huge, ambitious open-world action games, if you are looking for something a little more manageable, check out Devil May Cry 5. It’s so nice to see a game that won a number of Action Game of the Year awards just a few months ago available to download on Xbox Game Pass already.

3. The Elder Scrolls Online

Although on Xbox Game Pass, you can’t find Bethesda’s sprawling fantasy epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you still can find the next best thing – The Elder Scrolls Online. It has you select from one of three factions, which are aligned by their geographic locations in the world. Within your faction, you will form guilds to struggle with one another as well as the quest to the far reaches of Bethesda’s sprawling game world, without having to pay a monthly fee.

5. Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is also available on Xbox Game Pass. Fallout 4 is the action game that continues to give all these years later with new discoverable side quests and a never-quite-complete homestead requiring your constant attention.

Unisoft to Provide Another Amazing Game For Free On PC

Ubisoft is attempting to help people stay at home more comfortably during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free games, trials, discounts, and more throughout April.

Ubisoft has announced that it plans to provide free games, trials, and more throughout April to support those who are stuck at home due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first gift is a free copy of Rayman Legends, which is available to claim on PC until April 3. You can find this bonus as well as all coming ones at the free giveaway page of Ubisoft.

You need to sign up for an Uplay account at Ubisoft’s website to claim Rayman Legends. Once you have done that, reach to Ubisoft’s free giveaway page and click Get Free Game. Then you will be directed to a page where you can select your platform (in terms of Rayman Legends, PC is the only option). After that, the game will be added to your Uplay account.

Rayman Legends is an amazing 2D platformer that you can play either alone or with your other players or your friends. Ubisoft says that Rayman Legends is just the first bonus of many, with more offers and trials on the way from series such as Just Dance and Assassin’s Creed.

Recently, Ubisoft has joined the Twitch Stream Aid live-stream raising $2.8 million for the COVID-19 pandemic Solidarity Relief Fund. The game provider itself pledged $150,000 to the cause and emphasized in a press release that it hopes its initiatives will encourage people to stay at home in these times.

Besides Rayman Legends, Ubisoft has a number of free gifts on its giveaway page, including free trials for The Crew 2, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and Trials Rising, along with free games Rabbids Coding and Might & Magic: Chess Royale.

Ubisoft has also recently given away its RPG, Child of Light. If you are interested in more, check out all the free games right now and keep them forever.