7 Best Games on Xbox Game Pass (March 2023)
Xbox Game Pass has changed the game with its never-ending library of titles for a monthly subscription. But it's not only exclusive to consoles. The PC Game Pass offers some of the most exceptional games around.
From rare PC titles to cross-platform classics, we have selected the seven best Xbox games on Game Pass that you absolutely must try. Experience unforgettable stories, epic adventures, and heart-pumping action. New Acer, Predator, and ConceptD Windows owners receive a free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate month with EA Play.
1) Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Unleash your inner hero in this demon-infested RPG.
Experience a dark, action-packed RPG fantasy tale like no other in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Set in China during the Later Han Dynasty, a period of chaos and destruction as the imperial dynasty is ready for collapse.
Wo Long means crouching dragon, which symbolizes a hero not yet known. Demons plague the Three Kingdoms, and the storyline pits you as a nameless militia soldier who fights for survival, using swordplay based on the Chinese martial arts to unleash your hidden strength.
Its unique Morale Rank system adds a new Soulslike dimension to combat. Every character has a Morale level that represents their willingness to fight, with higher numbers indicating stronger foes. Meanwhile, your Morale rank increases as you defeat enemies but will reset upon death. This system creates a dynamic when you die, your character loses morale, and your enemies become more confident, making each battle an intense and thrilling experience.
Choose from a wide array of weapons, including glaives and dual swords, and master the precision and skill necessary to become a true blade master. Utilize wizardry spells that draw upon the power of the Five Phases to attack enemies with elements like flames and ice. And call upon divine beasts like Zhuque and Baihu to perform feats of great strength.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a mature and dramatic tale that combines action-packed gameplay with Chinese martial arts, exploration, and innovative mechanics. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey through a chaotic and demon-infested world, awaken the true power from within, and become a hero!
Genre: RPG. ESRB: Mature. Developer: Team NINJA. File size: 60GB. Game length: 40 Hours
2) Hi-Fi Rush
Rock out and battle to the beat!
Get ready to rock and roll with Hi-Fi Rush, the latest action-packed rhythm game that combines combat, platforming, and beat-matching from Tango Gameworks. Unlike traditional rhythm games, Hi-Fi Rush doesn't require you to follow a strict metronome beat to progress. Instead, the rhythm elements are optional, allowing you to choose your own pace and style of play.
Battle against colorful and challenging bosses while immersing yourself in a visually stunning cyberpunk world with characters that pop off the screen. You play as Chai, a rock star wannabe who winds up with a music player implanted in his chest, powers your robotic arm, and gives you a boost when you synch your actions to the beat.
As you battle an evil corporation, music is woven into the adventure, with a soundtrack that features rock storytelling that perfectly complements the game's vibrant world. The soundtrack features hits from:
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Black Keys
- The Prodigy
Each boss in Hi-Fi Rush has unique characteristics, providing a layer of strategy to the game. From giant robots to cybernetic beasts, each boss requires a different approach to defeat, keeping the gameplay fresh and exciting.
As you progress through the game, the combat system gradually increases in complexity, allowing you to take on even more challenging enemies and bosses. You'll need to master your rhythm-based combat and platforming skills to emerge victorious against the game's toughest foes.
With its captivating rhythm-based gameplay, vibrant visuals, and eclectic soundtrack, Hi-Fi Rush is a thrilling adventure built on music, action, and style. So get ready to rock out and test your skills in Hi-Fi Rush!
Genre: Rhythm. ESRB: Teen. Developer: Tango Gameworks. File size: 20GB. Game length: 11 Hours
3) Halo Infinite
Brace yourself for the ultimate Master Chief experience
Experience the thrill of Halo Infinite, the latest installment of the legendary Halo franchise. With its fast-paced and action-packed gameplay, this game will engage you from start to finish with the most expansive Master Chief campaign. Although some fans criticized the game's disjointed plot, the multiplayer mode is undeniably the most fun and engaging in the franchise.
The best part? A free-to-play multiplayer experience. Imagine grapple hooking across an enemy base, dropping a shield, and tearing into enemies with the ridiculously overpowered Sentinel Beam. So grab your controller and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
While a few kinks are to be worked out, 343 Industries is committed to improving the experience over time. Overall, Halo Infinite is a must-play for any fan of the series.
Genre: FPS. ESRB: Teens. Developer: 343 Industries. File Size: 50 GB. Game Length: 26 Hours
4) Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Be the last line of defense in this FPS
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is the highly anticipated co-op FPS from the team behind the Vermintide game. In Darktide, you create unique characters and customize their physical appearance, voice, and origin. Choose your class and determine which unique traits and skill sets you will use in battle. Will you be a seasoned sharpshooter, a skull breaker, or a fiery zealot? The choice is yours.
Once you've created your character, it's time to dive into the depths of the Hive City and fight for its survival. As a lowly prisoner, you are the last line of defense. Expect intense combat, brutal enemies, and a gripping storyline as you take back the city from the forces of Chaos. Darktide is the perfect game for Warhammer 40,000 franchise fans looking for a pulsating FPS experience.
Play with friends and take on the challenges of the Hive City together. With its engaging gameplay and customizable characters, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will surely provide an unforgettable co-op shooter experience. So grab your weapons, gear up, and face the darkness within the hive.
Genre: FPS. ESRB: Mature. Developer: Fatshark. File Size: 50 GB. Game Length: 27 Hours
5) Forza Horizon 5
Rev up your fun on Xbox Game Pass
Get ready to hit the open road with Forza Horizon 5, the latest popular racing game series installment. Developed by Playground Games, this game takes you on a thrilling driving adventure across Mexico's vast and diverse landscape. Every inch of this virtual world is breathtakingly beautiful in 4K, from the rocky deserts to the lush jungles.
The game offers an extensive and immersive single-player campaign mode. For those who enjoy multiplayer, Forza features an open world where you can race with friends or other players online.
With stunning graphics and smooth gameplay, Forza Horizon 5 is a true joy. Choose from hundreds of exotic cars and customize them to make your ride truly unique. And with new features like dynamic weather and an enhanced physics engine, each race is a new and exciting challenge.
Genre: Racing. ESRB: E (Everyone). Developer: Playground Games. File Size: 103 GB. Game Length: 20 Hours
6) High on Life
Hilarious Intergalactic FPS by the Rick & Morty creator
Get ready for an intergalactic adventure like no other in High on Life! This comedic first-person shooter game takes place in a science fiction world featuring talking guns, delightfully inappropriate humor, and all the fun you'd expect from Justin Roiland, the creator of Rick & Morty.
You play as a recently graduated and unemployed individual suddenly given a heroic purpose: stopping an alien cartel from getting high off humanity.
Now, as an intergalactic bounty hunter, you team up with a group of charismatic talking guns called Gatlians to travel across the cosmos to track down the nefarious Garmantuous and his gang of alien goons.
But High on Life isn't all about combat. You'll encounter platforming sections and challenging puzzles requiring you to utilize the Gatlians' unique "trick hole" firing modes to access new areas. So get ready to embark on a zany adventure like no other and experience the game that truly is high on life.
Genre: Action, Adventure. ESRB: Mature (17+). Developer: Squanch Games. File Size: 50 GB. Game Length: 9 Hours
7) Hot Wheels Unleashed
Race to the Finish Line in the Ultimate Hot Wheels Adventure
Hot Wheels Unleashed is a high-octane arcade racer that brings back your childhood memories with classic toy cars on custom tracks. The gorgeous graphics capture the essence of Hot Wheels with a hyper-real, perfectly plastic art style. Race in interactive environments that are as creative as they are stunning.
The arcade-style gameplay is simple, immediate, and fun, with just enough adrenaline to keep you on the edge of your seat. Compete in incredible races, drifting, charging the booster, and launching yourself into spectacular loops, but be careful - if you're too slow, gravity will bring you down. The greater the challenge, the greater the glory.
With the track editor, you can unleash your creativity and build your dream track with unique elements like loops, special boosters, and obstacles. Share your craziest creations online and try those of other players.
Hot Wheels Unleashed is more than just a racing game; it's an ode to the beloved toy cars we all grew up with. With online challenges for up to 12 opponents, the game offers endless fun. Experience the rush of childhood nostalgia and unleash your creativity.
Genre: Racing. ESRB: E (Everyone). Developer: Milestone. File Size: 22 GB. Game Length: 9 Hours
After trying out these seven amazing games on Xbox PC Game Pass, you'll see why it's integral to any gamer's library. From high-octane action to gripping narratives, these titles deliver unforgettable experiences that will leave you wanting more. And with Acer offering a one-month free subscription, there's never been a better time to start your journey into gaming.
Robert is a Taiwan-based writer and digital marketer at iamrobert design. He has a passion for helping people simplify their lives through tech.