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Best Game Pass games for your Xbox from 2022

The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription-based service that allows you to download and play hundreds of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games at no additional cost. It's a good deal if you're into gaming, but finding the best games on the service can be hard.

So we've compiled a list of our favorite Game Pass titles. Our list is based on which games we think you'll enjoy the most, not necessarily what's most popular or well-known. We've also included honorable mentions for each category if you want to explore other options.

Halo 5

From the makers of Halo 5: Guardians comes Halo Infinite, a new entry in Microsoft's blockbuster first-person shooter series. While it may not be as technically impressive as last year's Master Chief Collection, it does feature a more open world than previous entries in the series. Players can explore beautiful environments and fight through hordes of Covenant enemies using familiar weapons like assault rifles or rocket launchers. It also introduces a new dynamic AI system that allows enemies to make choices based on their environment. It allows them to deploy different tactics, whether indoors or outdoors.

The Witcher 3

The third installment in CD Projekt Red's fantasy series sees Geralt of Rivia searching for his adopted daughter Yennefer, who has disappeared while on a mission to find Ciri, a powerful young mage known as The Child of Destiny. The story takes place after Geralt's last adventure but before he meets Ciri in Wild Hunt's predecessor Hearts of Stone expansion pack.

Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Play Anywhere)

The Forza series has long been among the best-racing franchises, but Forza Horizon 4 takes things to another level with its dynamic season system and shared world multiplayer gameplay. You also have plenty of options when it comes to buying cars — if you don't want to spend money, there are plenty of ways to earn credits while playing through the story missions or completing challenges outside those missions.

If you do want to spend money, you'll find that this is one of those rare situations where it's worth doing so because you can get some really good deals on cars by buying them from other players in the game's marketplace or trading them with other players directly through Xbox Live Parties chat messages. It also helps that there are many different types of cars in Forza Horizon 3, which means you can customize almost every part of them to create the perfect vehicle for your driving style.

State of Decay 2

The first State of Decay was an excellent zombie survival game that combined elements from classic open-world gameplay with squad-based combat and survival mechanics. The sequel improves upon this formula in almost every way imaginable — not least in its combat system. You'll need to ensure your team is well-equipped and ready for anything if you want to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

Rage 2

One of the most popular open-world shooters on the market, Rage 2 features an intense story campaign set in a post-apocalyptic landscape. The game has a great mix of shooting mechanics, vehicular combat, and RPG elements. While there's no multiplayer mode in Rage 2, you can still enjoy playing through the campaign with your friends or family members at home.

Metro Exodus

This is one of the most popular first-person shooter franchises on the Xbox Game Pass platform. Set in Russia after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, Metro Exodus occurs as survivors struggle against mutant creatures and other dangers lurking in the wilderness outside Moscow. Players must explore every corner of this vast world while dodging bullets from enemies and finding weapons along their journey. You'll also have to contend with other players who want to steal your gear or kill you for fun!


Overall, this is a great way to try games for cheap, and if you don't like them, you can try another one or delete it. It's less likely that you will buy a game to get rid of it because it will be so inexpensive. The downside is that fewer Xbox games are available than PS4 games, so your choices are limited.

Beth Norris

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