Xbox Game Pass - Your Passport To Gaming Nirvana

Microsoft’s all-you-can-eat gaming service is packed with top titles – including this year’s biggest racing game. (Produced in partnership with Xbox)

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Granting unlimited access to over 100 games for the low price of just £7.99 a month, Xbox Game Pass is the perfect way to revisit classics you may have missed the first time around – but it’s also packed to the gills with big-name AAA titles and highly-rated recent releases. Need examples? We’ve got plenty – just read on.

Forza Horizon 4

Heading straight to Xbox Game Pass on its 2nd October 2018 release date, Forza Horizon 4 is arguably 2018’s biggest driving game, a shared-world racer in which up to 72 players can tear around a vast replica version of Great Britain in everything from a black cab to a McLaren 720S. With dynamically changing seasons, classic and new game modes and stunningly lifelike visuals, Forza Horizon 4 seems set to redefine the racer forever.

Halo 5: Guardians

The latest entry in the series that set the standard for console first-person shooters, Halo 5 is replete with bold, brave choices: from the glorious new Warzone multiplayer mode, which seamlessly blends player-versus-player with player-versus-environment combat, to an involving co-operative campaign, developer 343 Industries has stamped the beloved sci-fi series with its own impressive marks.

Fallout 4

Explore post-nuclear Boston in Bethesda’s vast sci-fi RPG. Build your own fortified community, tangle with mutants in the wasteland, make tough choices and embark on a perilous quest to find your son, all in a finely detailed, densely packed open world.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

The “new” Lara Croft’s second outing improves all around on the already-excellent Tomb Raider. Not only do you get a big, beautiful swathe of Siberia to explore and loot, but there’s also third-person combat and an addictive upgrade system – and it’s all tied together with an engaging story.

Doom

Bold, brash and bloody, this 2016 re-imagining of id Software’s iconic FPS retains the original’s demon-slaying spirit while feeling every bit a current generation shooter. It may not have much of a plot, but it’s got slick, fast-paced action to a pulsing modern metal soundtrack. What’s not to like?

Hitman

Putting you in the shoes of deadly slaphead Agent 47, Hitman has you trotting around the globe assassinating villainous targets in different, often hilarious, ways. From a grand Paris mansion hosting a fashion show to an exclusive Japanese rehab centre, each location is richly packed with opportunities to off your targets, making this one stealth game you’ll want to come back to time and again.

Rocket League

What if rocket-powered cars played football? While we’d never pondered that particular question before, we’re delighted developer Psyonix did – because this phenomenal action-sports mashup in which, yes, rocket-powered cars play football, is both insanely easy to pick up and devilishly tricky to master. Best enjoyed with a group of friends, Rocket League’s physics-based fun is the very definition of party play.

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