The 9 Best Games on Xbox Game Pass

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The 9 Best Games on Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in gaming history. While providing players with hundreds of games for a fair price, Microsoft has done a masterful job of making gaming more affordable. So the question remains, what are the best games available on Xbox Game Pass?

It comes down to your preference. Are you looking for a multiplayer masterpiece to dive into with friends? Are you seeking a single-player experience that will teleport you to a new world? Maybe you’re an avid achievement hunter, and you’re just looking for a new challenge. The beauty of Xbox Game Pass is the variety of games. You can find whatever you’re looking for and more!

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We’ll look at three categories: the best multiplayer games, the best single-player games, and the best achievement hunter games.

3 Best Multiplayer Games on Xbox Game Pass

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Let’s be honest. One of the best multiplayer series of all time is at your fingertips. You can play original or remastered versions of most games. Enjoy matchmaking from multiple games, so if you prefer Halo 2 to Halo 3, go nuts. You can play the co-op campaign with friends or create a custom zombie lobby; the possibilities are endless.


Look no further if you want a similar experience to Minecraft but themed around Viking lore. Valheim is a perfect game for friends to spend dozens of hours exploring a vast open world together. You’ll unlock new mysteries and vanquish powerful monsters while building an ideal Viking settlement.

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Deep Rock Galactic

Similar to Valheim, players work together to travel the cosmos as mining dwarves looking for rare materials. You’ll have to work together to land on alien planets, mine the material, and fight off waves of aliens. You’re limited on ammo and abilities, so you’ll need to work together to survive.

3 Best Single-Player Games on Xbox Game Pass

Just Cause 4

The perfect blend of exploration and chaos. In Just Cause 4, you’ll scratch all the single-player boxes. It’s fun, addictive, and immersive. You’ll meet interesting characters while battling a dynamic weather system.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

“Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.” The game is dark, and gruesome with a vibrant world and interesting storyline. It’s the perfect game for a Friday night which will take you through the weekend.

Hollow Knight

Everyone should enjoy this masterful indie classic. Whether it’s the world-building or soundtrack, Hollow Knight will draw players in as they explore a forgotten underground kingdom. The unique hand-drawn art style is something to behold, and putting the controller down won’t be easy.

3 Best Achievement Hunter Games on Xbox Game Pass

Achievement hunting is all about the challenge. Those that look to 100% certain games or take on the toughest challenges are always looking for a good time. These three games have a perfect blend of challenge and innovation. You’ll have no problem completing a few of these, but some will take time and effort. Players will need to master the game they’re playing in order to succeed. Others will be about discovering the secret achievements and finishing the task.

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Everspace 2

A New HomeRevive an old hideout.
In Good CompanyFind a HIVE unit.
I Heart HoragsTake in Elek.
A Friend In NeedSave Tareen from the G&B Elite Squad.
Still In One PieceSurvive an Ancient Rift.
No Place Like HomeEscape the Khione System.
There Can Be Only OnePrevent a new war.
What A Legend!Reach the highest level of renown.
A New RideBuy a new ship.
My Precious!Equip a legendary item.
Challenge AcceptedComplete a master challenge.
Against All OutlawsDestroy 1000 Outlaw units.
Elite EliminatorDestroy 100 Elite units.
Device MasterMaster a device.
Unlimited PowerHave the Sentinel’s ULT “Static Overload” span electricity arcs to at least 5 enemies.
Bend it like RoslinUse a Thermo Gun to destroy an enemy that is behind an obstacle.
Under PressureUse the Energized Boost’s High-Pressure mode to destroy 3 enemies in one go.
Maxed OutHave two attributes maxed out at the same time using Mainframe Expansions
Rift RunnerComplete a Rift
Top TierBuy a Tier 4 ship
Spaceship of TheseusChange the front, rear and wings of a ship.
Been There, Done ThatComplete 25 Location Challenges
Work For HireComplete 10 Jobs
The Catalyst CatalogFind all Catalyst Blueprints
Gotta Find ‘Em AllFind all devices
Perky PersonnelFully upgrade all Companion Perks
No Asteroid UnturnedComplete all locations 100%
SidetrackedFinish all side missions
That’s All You Got?Complete all challenge collections
Legendary LunaticComplete a Rift at Lunacy 500 or higher
Stasis SmashUse the Magnetic Repulsor to smash an EMP’ed enemy to death.
Ludicrous Speed!Finish all racing tracks with platinum rank.
Credits Where Credits Are DueEarn at least 5000 credits by selling one stack of commodities.
Spin Me Right ‘RoundKeep the Fusion Hook tethered for 10 seconds during a single activation.
I Don’t Like BulliesUse the Front Shield Generator to block two Sniper Drone shots in a single activation.
Tower DefenseUse a Sticky Turret to destroy an enemy.
Rock And Stone!Mine 2000 resources
Press F To Pay RespectsVisit a final resting place.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

I’m a LegendBe equipped with only Legendary equipment.
I’m Done LearningActivate a Master ability.
OverheatingWitness raining bugs in the desert.
For Those About to Die…Complete all arena events in the Krokodilopolis Arena.
FatalityFinish an arena boss with an Overpower Attack.
Ben-HurWin the first Hippodrome tournament.
Road RageDestroy an opponent in a Hippodrome race.
The Harder They FallDefeat the war elephants Qetesh & Resheph.
SlasherKill 3 enemies with one hit.
The Arrow WhispererKill an enemy with the predator bow from more than 60 meters while controlling the arrow.
Words of WisdomComplete all hermit locations.
Circle of LifeFeed a predator with a corpse.
Shadow of EgyptKill 10 enemies in a row without being detected.
I Know My LandDefog the whole map.
Raider of the Lost TombComplete a tomb.
I Can See My House From Here!Reach the “Top of the World” in the Black Desert territory.
Set-up DateBring a tamed lion to a crocodile.
ReporterTake 1 photo in 5 different territories.
OverdesignKill a poisoned level 35+ enemy with the torch in less than 30 seconds.
Archer of the MonthHeadshot kill an enemy with the bow while in the air.
BOOM!Kill 30 enemies by shooting a fire arrow at oil jars.
Rider’s LicenceUse all types of vehicle at least once.
Old HabitsComplete all locations.
Reduce, Reuse, RecycleSell 100 trinkets at once.

You still need 8880…
Reach level 20.
StargazerComplete all 12 Stone Circles.
Master DiverComplete 15 underwater locations.
Defy AuthorityDefeat a Phylakes.
Handy ManCraft 20 items.
Roooaaarrrrr!Tame a lion.


Altitude is AttitudeExploration off the ground
It’s StuckPrepare a dry landing
Urban ExplorationInvolves heavy lifting
Alone in the DarkBeneath the arthropod
Climbing the CogDon’t pull the lever just because you can
BacktrackingRide the crates
Guided by SparksThe crate is key
Under GroundVertical passageway
Going UpDon’t let gravity keep you down
Where Credit is DuePerseverance has its own reward
No Point in DyingComplete the game in one sitting with five or less deaths
Secret AchievementContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

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