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Shadow of War and Dead Rising 4 are coming to Xbox Game Pass

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is one of July’s new additions for Xbox Game Pass.



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Middle-earth: Shadow of War, My Time at Portia, and Lego City Undercover are among July’s new Xbox Game Pass additions.

Microsoft has released more details on the games coming to its video game subscription service this month. Open world action RPG, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, is the big addition, and arrives tomorrow. The game caught a lot of heat on release for its use of loot boxes, but a swift update from Monolith and WB Games addressed many concerns. It’s not quite good as its predecessor, but it is much better than its tarnished reputation suggests.

Another Warner Bros game to enjoy is Lego City Undercover. Yes, it’s pretty much Grand Theft Auto for kids, but who says that’s a bad thing? Hilarious and well-designed, it’s a great game in its own right and definitely worth trying.


The rest of this month’s confirmed lineup includes Dead Rising 4, Blazing Chrome, and a decent selection of indies that were featured on last week’s ID@Xbox Game Pass showcase.

Here are the dates we know.

New Xbox Game Pass titles – July 2019

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Console, PC, Ultimate – July 4
  • My Time at Portia – Console, PC, Ultimate – July 4
  • Undertale – PC, Ultimate – July 4
  • Blazing Chrome – Console, PC, Ultimate – July 11
  • Dead Rising 4 – Console, PC, Ultimate – July 11
  • Lego City Undercover – Console, Ultimate – July 11
  • Timespinner – PC, Ultimate – July 11

Games yet to be dated

  • Bad North
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Gonner
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • For the King
  • Machinarium
  • Unavowed

Microsoft has also announced the titles leaving Xbox Game Pass for Console this month. Subscribers can get discounts of up to 20% on each game before they go.

Leaving Xbox Game Pass – July 2019

  • Aftercharge – July 9
  • Warhammer Vermintide 2 – July 10
  • LEGO Movie: The Videogame – July 16
  • Dandara – July 31
  • Dead Rising 2 – July 31
  • Hitman Season 1 – July 31
  • Metal Slug XX – July 31
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening – July 31
  • Hexic 2 – July 31)
  • Iron Brigade – July 31

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions – which includes console, PC, and an Xbox Live Gold membership – are currently on offer for $1 for the first month.

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