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 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.

You do need to download the games but, once downloaded, you have complete access to it 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. But, it's only a handful to be honest and PC owners now have their own, dedicated Xbox Game Pass for PC anyway.

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, and considering 2K, Capcom, Warner Bros and Microsoft's own studios are among the publishers and developers signed up, 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 Crackdown 3, 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 the new 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.

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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:

Xbox One games on Xbox One Game Pass (as of 16 January 2020)

  • #IDARB
  • Absolver
  • ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug X
  • Afterparty
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Alien: Isolation
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Ashes Cricket
  • Astroneer
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Batman: Return to Arkham
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Black Desert
  • Blair Witch
  • Blazing Chrome
  • Bleeding Edge (pre-order)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Bomber Crew
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition
  • ClusterTruck
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Crackdown 3
  • Creature in the Well
  • Darksiders III
  • de Blob
  • Dead By Daylight: Special Edition
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Demon's Tilt
  • Descenders
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Dirt 4
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Dishonored 2
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Doom
  • eFootball PES 2020 Standard Edition
  • Enter The Gungeon
  • Everspace
  • F1 2018
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Felix The Reaper
  • For the King
  • Forza Horizon 4: Standard Edition
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • Full Metal Furies
  • 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
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship
  • 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
  • Jump Force
  • Just Cause 4
  • Killer Instinct Classic
  • Killer Instinct 2 Classic
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Lego Worlds
  • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
  • Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Complete Season
  • Life is Strange 2 (Episodes 1-5)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • Metro 2033 Redux
  • Metro Exodus
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • Minit
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Moonlighter
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • MudRunner
  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Time At Portia
  • Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker
  • Neon Chrome
  • Old Man's Journey
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (pre-order - available from 11 March 2020)
  • Outer Wilds
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Oxenfree
  • Pandemic: The Board Game
  • Pathologic 2
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Prey
  • Pumped BMX Pro
  • Quantum Break
  • Rage 2
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Rime
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Rise & Shine
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Riverbond
  • Rocket League
  • Ruiner
  • Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • ScreamRide
  • Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
  • Secret Neighbour
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Shenmue I & II
  • Silence - The Whispered World 2
  • Slay The Spire
  • Smoke And Sacrifice
  • Snake Pass
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • State of Decay 2 + Heartland expansion
  • State of Decay: Year-One
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • Subnautica
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Superhot
  • Supermarket Shriek
  • Surviving Mars
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  • Tacoma
  • Terraria
  • The Banner Saga
  • The Banner Saga 2
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • The Bard's Tale Trilogy
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • The Gardens Between
  • The Golf Club 2
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 2
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
  • The Outer Worlds
  • 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
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Game Preview)
  • Tracks - The Train Set Game
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul
  • Vampyr
  • Void Bastards
  • Wandersong
  • Wargroove
  • Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
  • Wasteland 3 (pre-order)
  • We Happy Few
  • Westerado: Double Barreled
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wizard of Legend
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • World War Z
  • Worms W.M.D
  • Yoku's Island Express
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Xbox 360 backward compatibility games on Xbox Game Pass

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Braid
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • 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
  • Metal Slug 3
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Rage
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

Original Xbox backward compatibility games on Xbox Game Pass

  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta