You never know what you’re going to get with Game Pass. Actually, maybe you do if you read the gaming news. However, I never do, so whenever a new game is added to the library, it always comes as a surprise to me.
This month has seen a raft of great games land on the shores of subscription. A great mix, ranging from triple A to indie, and I’m suddenly inundated and unable to keep up with onslaught!
You don’t have to worry though because I’ve gone through all the games for you, so you’ll know exactly what’s new and what isn’t. Check out November on Game Pass below.
I won’t talk too much about Dead Space, but it deserves recognition. This is another game that many paid through the nose for. Well, it’s now on Game Pass and available to play as part of your Ultimate subscription.
From what I can tell so far, this is one of those remasters that is simply beautiful, or should I say, disgustingly brilliant. It has been polished, refined and tweaked without losing any of its original character. This is a must play, and even more so over the spooky season!
Darktide is finally here and it doesn’t disappoint. Annoyingly addictive, this four player co-op pits you against the influence of Nurgle. The high gothic settings are sublime and the action is intense without being overwhelming.
Considering Darktide hasn’t been fully released yet, expect more. You can choose from four classes and tackle the game how you want. Whether that be as a fussy Psyker, or a lumbering Ogryn, there’s a character here for everyone, as well as excellent character customisation.
The weapons are a joy to battle with and the abilities feel meaningful when used in the group dynamic. The emphasis is on sticking together and mark my words, if you don’t, you will find survival even tougher.
A friend of mine ploughed many hours into Wartales and we often spoke about how I would enjoy it. It’s the kind of game you wouldn’t think would make its way to Xbox, but it has. In Wartales, you will attempt to survive a harsh world. Tough combat means there’s no easy way to progress. Think Xcom.
You will assemble a band of mercenaries and attempt dangerous quests in a medieval world, in an attempt to build your fortune and hash out some sort of life in a hostile landscape. Recruit new companions, experiment with their abilities and form the perfect group.
This is a tricky game and has a slightly steeper learning curve on consoles because it does suit mouse and keyboard. It’s great to have another game like this on Xbox and I can’t wait to play more.
What Else Is There?
- F1 Manager 2023
- Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery
- From Space
- Gotham Knights
- Headbangers: Rhythm Royale
- Like a Dragon: Ishin!
- Mineko’s Night Market
What Am I Playing?
This past month, I’ve played a lot of different games. Some new, some old. I keep plugging away on the high seas in Sea of Thieves, though on the topic of high seas, with Season 10 Rare will be introducing two distinct variants of gameplay: ‘Safer Seas’ and ‘High Seas’.
In December, all players will have access to ‘Safer Seas’, which will allow players a server to themselves, or with chosen friends; and ‘High Seas’, which is basically what the game is now. The catch is, you won’t be able to use your captained ships or progress your guilds, along with some other negatives, which can be found on the Rare forums.
I’ve reinstalled Forza Horizon 5 and have had a lot of fun driving around the map, ticking off more races. It’s the ideal game when you only have an hour to play, and I especially like its relaxed tone and positivity. I always feel good having played Horizon.
Not so chill is Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. I’ve been waiting for this game for a long time and wasn’t convinced it would come to Xbox. Well, it has, and it’s a brilliant game. Darktide is a four player co-op that pits you against the hordes of Nurgle. It is what it is and it does it well. I see an improvement over Vermintide in how the game plays, the variety of weapons and characters and diversity of levels and difficulties. Darktide hasn’t even been fully released yet, so there’s more to come!
If you’re interested in playing any of these games, follow me on Xbox and we’ll team up: doomhaunted is my gamertag.
As always, it’s been a pleasure informing you of the delights of Game Pass.
Speak soon! X