We just told you that Microsoft was planning to add six new games to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service. That information was based on a tweet but, sure enough, Microsoft followed through. Of the games added, none of them are exceptionally special, however, if you’re a subscriber, you’ll now have access to Resident Evil 5, so you’ll have something else to do once you’re done tackling the remastered version of Resident Evil 2. This new handful of games comes just a week after Minecraft was added to the library and, while some of them aren’t worth writing home about, a couple of them are at least worthy of your attention.
1. Resident Evil 5
While it’s probably the most recognizable game out of this months addition of games, it’s not exactly the best game of the Resident Evil franchise. Be that as it may, Resident Evil 5 was a pretty good hit when it came out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. When it was ported over to Xbox One and PS4, however, reviews were a little more critical of it. Still, it’s full of zombies, challenging puzzles to solve, and lots of action. And, now that it’s a part of Xbox Game Pass, you won’t really lose out by trying it if you don’t like it. Plus, it’s – arguably – the best game from this months library expansion and it’ll keep you busy for a little while. Resident Evil 5 will be available for download starting April 25th.
2. Life is Stranger 2: Episode 2
It’s obviously best that you play the first episode of Life is Stranger 2 if you’re considering downloading this one. To put things simply, Life is Stranger can be fun to play, and it does provide some pretty cool twists intertwined with its interactive story. Life is Stranger 2: Episode 2 will be available through Xbox Game Pass on April 24th.
3. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
If episodic games aren’t your forte, you might as well skip right over this one. Sure, The Walking Dead games are pretty fun to play for brief periods of time but this specific episode is also the last that came from the TellTale’s studio, so it was chopped up and thrown together last minute before the TellTale went under. Either way, if you want to check it out, you can download it starting April 18th.
4. Monster Hunter: World
If you’re into Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, then Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World is a good game for you to try if you want to dive into a new game. It’s considered by some as the game that proved Capcom was finally making the right decisions and it’s fun as hell. The storyline is simple – you team up with friends to kill massive monsters and loot anything you can get from them. There is a bit of a grind to it, though, so if you’re not into that, you might want to look elsewhere. But, if you like action games that put you against monsters, this is definitely one to check out. It’s available starting April 18th.
5. The Golf Club 2
Well, if you’ve played one golf game, you’ve played them all. Now, if you’re someone who likes to golf, you might really like this game. Or, if you want to take a break from slaughtering zombies, maybe this one is right up your alley. It’s essentially a modern version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour and does offer some pretty great courses, realistic physics, and swing dynamics, and some pretty fun gameplay if doing the same thing over and over again is your thing. The Golf Club 2 is available for download starting today, April 11th.
Like Resident Evil 2, Prey is one that is really worth downloading – especially if you’re into science fiction, horror, and lots of blood. It will make you completely forget that Fallout 76 sucks so bad by putting you inside of a twisted space station full of demons, puzzles to crack, and a story that will leave you wanting more with each step. If you never played this when it came out, this is definitely one that you should check out while you wait for Resident Evil 5 to be available for download. The best part? Prey is available for all Xbox Game Pass subscribers from today, April 11th.