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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.