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More excellent games come to Xbox Game Pass this week

The games keep coming to Xbox Game Pass. Here’s a quick review of the titles arriving soon on Microsoft’s subscription service.

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The games keep coming to Xbox Game Pass. Here’s a quick review of the titles arriving soon on Microsoft’s subscription service.

The fun begins this week with a trio of classic Lucasarts adventures. Each game has been thoughtfully remastered by Double Fine Productions, and although the puzzle design sometimes betrays its 90s roots, they hold up well.

A couple of genuine indie gems come to Xbox Game Pass next week. The acclaimed platformer Celeste is a modern classic with a subtle but compelling narrative, sublime controls, and top-notch production values.

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Another visual delight is Foam Sword’s exquisite tale of childhood adventure, Knights and Bikes. We have a hunch the game wasn’t the hit many expected when it launched a year ago. Hopefully, its move to Game Pass will bring it to a wider audience.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and ScourgeBringer are among the games available to stream via Android devices. Here’s the full lineup of new additions.

New Xbox Game Pass Games

Out now

  • Carto – Console & PC

October 29

  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered – Console and PC
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s – Android, Console and PC
  • Full Throttle Remastered – Console and PC
  • Grim Fandango Remastered – Console and PC
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Android
  • ScourgeBringer – Android
  • Unruly Heroes – Android, Console and PC

November 5

  • Celeste – Android, Console and PC
  • Comanche – PC
  • Deep Rock Galactic – Android, Console and PC
  • Eastshade – Android, Console and PC
  • Knights and Bikes – Console and PC
  • Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition – Android, Console and PC

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