Xbox has two subscription services for Xbox One owners. As well as Xbox Live Gold, which is mandatory for online gaming, there is also a separate monthly subscription service for gamers: Xbox Game Pass.

It gives you access to more than 200 games to download and play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And, unlike the company's Project xCloud trial, Google Stadia or PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband speeds to play.

Here then is our handy guide to Game Pass for the Xbox One, including all the games currently on the platform.

What is Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that provides access to over 200 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, so there are plenty of top titles to choose from.

In addition, Microsoft adds day-and-date releases of its own games. You can download and play Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2, for example - the exact same games also released in stores.

It is available to Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X owners. Xbox Game Pass for PC is also available on Windows 10, with its own set of games.

How much does Xbox Game Pass cost?

Xbox Games Pass is priced at £7.99 a month from xbox.com/game-pass.

You can cancel at any time during your membership.

Another option will save you a lot of money if you also subscribe to Xbox Live Gold: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It even throws Xbox Game Pass for PC into the mix for good measure. All three memberships cost you just £10.99 per month right now.

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Xbox Game Pass compatible devices

Xbox Game Pass is available to all Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and Xbox One X gamers now. You just need an Xbox Live account (which is included in Game Pass Ultimate).

What games are part of Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass will always offer more than 200 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:

All the Xbox One games on Game Pass (as of 18 May 2020):

  • #IDARB
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Absolver
  • ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug X
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Afterparty
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Alvastia Chronicles
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Ashes Cricket
  • Astroneer
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition
Warner Bros Entertainment / Batman
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Blair Witch
  • Blazing Chrome
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Children of Morta
  • ClusterTruck
  • Costume Quest 2
Xbox
  • Crackdown 3
  • Creature in the Well
  • Darksiders III
  • DayZ
  • de Blob
  • Dead By Daylight: Special Edition
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Death Squared
  • Deliver Us The Moon
  • Demon's Tilt
  • Descenders
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Dirt 4
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Dishonored 2
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • eFootball PES 2020 Standard Edition
  • Enter The Gungeon
  • Everspace
  • F1 2018
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Felix The Reaper
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour
  • For the King
Xbox
  • Forza Horizon 4: Standard Edition
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • Gato Roboto
  • Gears 5 Ultimate Edition
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut
  • Goat Simulator
  • Gonner - Blueberry Edition
  • Guacamelee! 2
343 Industries
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbour
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Hyperdot
  • Indivisible
  • Journey to the Savage Planet
  • Jump Force
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Square Enix
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Kona
  • Levelhead
  • Life is Strange 2 (Episodes 1-5)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Metro 2033 Redux
Deep Silver
  • Metro Exodus
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft Dungeons*
  • Minit
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Moonlighter
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Moving Out
  • MudRunner
  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Time At Portia
  • Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker
  • NBA 2K20
  • Neon Chrome
  • NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition
  • Old Man's Journey
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Moon Studios
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Outer Wilds
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Oxenfree
  • Pandemic: The Board Game
  • Pathologic 2
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Pikuniku
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Quantum Break
  • Rage 2
  • Rare Replay
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Rime
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Rise & Shine
  • Riverbond
Psyonix
  • Rocket League
  • Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • ScreamRide
  • Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
  • Sea Salt
  • Secret Neighbour
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Slay The Spire
  • Sniper Elite 4
Microsoft Studios
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • State of Decay: Year-One
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Subnautica
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Superhot
  • Supermarket Shriek
  • Surviving Mars
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  • Tacoma
Bandai Namco
  • Tekken 7
  • Terraria
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • The Bard's Tale Trilogy
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • The Gardens Between
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • The Long Dark
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Surge 2
  • The Talos Principle
  • The Turing Test
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne - The Complete Season
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - The Complete Season (Episodes 1 - 5)
  • TheHunter: Call of the Wild
CD Projekt RED / The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Game Preview)
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Tracks - The Train Set Game
  • Train Sim World
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul
  • Void Bastards
  • Wandersong
  • Wargroove
  • Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
  • Wasteland 3*
  • Wasteland Remastered
  • We Happy Few
  • Westerado: Double Barreled
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wizard of Legend
Bethesda
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • World War Z
  • Worms W.M.D
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yoku's Island Express
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

All the Xbox 360 backward compatibility games on Game Pass:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Fallout: New Vegas
Xbox
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo
  • King of Fighters 98: Ultimate Match
  • Lego Star Wars III
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3
  • Ninja Gaiden II
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

All the original Xbox backward compatibility games on Game Pass:

  • Fuzion Frenzy

* Coming soon, ** Leaving soon.