As well as Xbox Live Gold, which is mandatory for online gaming, Microsoft offers a separate monthly subscription service for gamers: Xbox Game Pass.

It gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And, unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband speeds to play.

Well, not to stream anyway, because you'll still need to download the games. However, once downloaded, you have complete access to a game as long as you continue to pay the monthly fee.

You can even use some of the included games on a Windows 10 PC, through Xbox Play Anywhere. It's only a handful at present, but the cross-platform games list is expanding all the time.

We've put together a handy guide on Xbox Game Pass, with details such as price, availability and the games currently on the platform. Hopefully it will give you everything you need to know about it.

Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that provides access to over 100 games, curated by the Xbox team. You can download and play them as often as you like, as long as you continue to pay the monthly fee. Some of them might also become unavailable as new titles are added, but you also have the option of buying any of the collection outright at special, member-exclusive prices.

Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games are part of the line-up, the latter two through backwards compatibility, and considering 2K, Capcom, Warner Bros and Microsoft's own studio are among the publishers and developers signed up, there are plenty of top titles to choose from.

In addition, Microsoft has started to add day-and-date releases of its own games. You can download and play Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2, for example - the exact same game also released in stores. Forza Horizon 4 is confirmed as coming to Game Pass day and date later this year too.

It is available to Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X owners. Plus Windows 10 PC owners who are happy to pay for a reduced list of compatible games.

Xbox Games Pass is priced at £7.99 a month. You can occasionally find deals too, such as this one that charges just £1.99 for one month's membership in the UK.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial to try it before payment starts from xbox.com/game-pass.

You can cancel after the 14-days are up or at any time during your membership.

Xbox Game Pass is available to all Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X gamers now. You just need an Xbox Live account.

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Xbox Game Pass will always offer more than 100 games, made up of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox backward compatible titles. Some might be switched in future for other games, but here is the current list of all the games that are currently available:

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  • 10 Second Ninja X
  • Abzu
  • Bomber Crew
  • Brothers
  • Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
  • Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition
  • ClusterTruck
  • Costume Quest 2
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Darksiders II Deathfinitive Edition
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Deadlight Director's Cut
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
  • Dirt 4
  • Dirt Rally
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Electronic Super Joy
  • F1 2015
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Day One Version
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Hue
  • Human Fall Flat
  • JumpJet Rex
  • Kingdom: New Lands
  • Knight Squad
  • KYUB
  • Laser League
  • Late Shift
  • Layers of Fear
  • Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered
  • Limbo
  • Lumo
  • Maldita Castilla Ex - Cursed Castle
  • Massive Chalice
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Mega Coin Squad
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • MotoGP 17
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Next Up Hero
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
  • OlliOlli
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Pharaonic
  • Portal Knights
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Pumped BMX +
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episodes 1 to 4)
  • Rime
  • Riptide GP Renegade
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Robocraft Infinity
  • Rocket League
  • Roundabout
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
  • ScreamRide
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
  • Sky Force Anniversary
  • So Many Me
  • State of Decay 2
  • State of Decay: Year-One
  • Steredenn
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
  • Super Time Force
  • Terraria
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • The Bridge
  • The Bug Butcher
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Escapists
  • The Final Station
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • The Golf Club
  • The Swapper
  • The Techmomancer
  • TheHunter: Call of the Wild
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones
  • Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Tower of Guns
  • Ultratron
  • Unmechanical: Extended
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
  • World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
  • WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Zombie Army Trilogy
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bayonetta
  • Braid
  • Castlestorm
  • Comic Jumper
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou Mow
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Grid 2
  • Hexic
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joe Danger Special Edition
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Kameo
  • King of Fighters 98: Ultimate Match
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Mass Effect
  • Mega Man 9
  • Mega Man 10
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Ms Splosion Man
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • N+
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Soulcalibur II HD
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Stacking
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Toy Soliders
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic