(Pocket-lint) - When Microsoft first launched its Xbox Game Pass service for Xbox One, PC gamers could use it to access a small selection of Windows 10 titles.

They took advantage of the cross-play games hosted on the service, which work across Xbox One and PC. However, in the summer of 2019, the company introduced a version of Game Pass specifically for Windows 10 titles too.

Since then, it has grown into a superb service in its own right, with almost 200 PC games available for a low monthly fee.

Here then is everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass for PC.

What is Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that offers a library of full games to download and play on your machine without any further fees.

The list of games is curated and updated each month, with some added and some less popular titles being removed. You just need to download the ones on offer and play as much as you like - as if you bought the game outright yourself.

The PC version of the service is exclusive to gamers running Windows 10

How much does Xbox Game Pass for PC cost?

In the UK, Xbox Game Pass for PC costs £3.99 per month. And, it is $4.99 per month in the US.

New subscribers can get the first month for just £1 / $1.

However, a better deal exists if you also own an Xbox One; you can get Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, and Xbox Live Gold in a combined Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle for £10.99 per month in the UK, $14.99 per month in the US.

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For the first month you can also sign-up to Ultimate for just £1 / $1. Check out the offer here.

What games are available as part of Xbox Game Pass for PC?

There will always be over 100 games available for the PC gaming community. The list will include new Xbox Studios titles on the day of their release.

Some of them also appear in our best PC games to buy round-up, showing just how good a deal Game Pass is.

Current PC Games Pass list (as of 24 May 2020):

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug X
  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Alan Wake
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Alvastia Chronicles
  • Ape Out
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Astrologaster
  • Astroneer
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
  • Battletech
  • Blair Witch
  • Blazing Chrome
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Broforce
  • Children of Morta
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Clustertruck
Xbox
  • Crackdown 3
  • Creature in the Well
  • CrossCode
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Darksiders III
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Death's Gambit
  • Deliver Us The Moon
  • Demon's Tilt
  • Descenders
  • Die for Valhalla!
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Dishonored 2
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Downwell
  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Endless Legend
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • F1 2018
  • Faeria
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Felix the Reaper
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour
  • Football Manager 2020
  • For The King
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Frostpunk
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Gato Roboto
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears of War 4
Xbox
  • Gears 5: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears Tactics
  • Goat Simulator
  • Gonner
  • Gris
  • Grounded*
  • Guacamelee 2
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  • Halo 2: Anniversary
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: Spartan Strike
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hotline Miami
  • Human Fall Flat
  • HyperDot
  • Indivisible
  • Infinifactory
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Levelhead
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Machinarium
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Metro 2033 Redux
Deep Silver
  • Metro Exodus
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Minit
  • Mistover
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Moonlighter
  • Mother Russia Bleeds
  • Moving Out
  • MudRunner
  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Time at Portia
  • Neon Chrome
  • Night Call
  • No Man's Sky
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Moon Studios
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Oxenfree
  • Pandemic: The Board Game
  • Pathologic 2
  • Phoenix Point
  • Pikuniku
  • Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition
  • Plebby Quest: The Crusades
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Rage 2
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • RiMe: Windows Edition
  • Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
  • Saints Row IV: Re-elected
  • ScourgeBringer
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Sea Salt
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Slay The Spire
  • Space Hulk: Tactics
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • State of Mind
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Stellaris
Netflix
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Subnautica
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Surviving Mars
  • Tacoma
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • The Bard's Tale ARPG: Remastered and Resparkled
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • The Bard's Tale Trilogy
  • The Flame In The Flood
  • The Gardens Between
  • The Long Dark
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition
  • The Messenger
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Red Strings Club
  • The Surge 2
  • The Talos Principle
  • The Turing Test
  • Thumper
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Timespinner
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Tracks - The Train Set Game
  • Train Sim World 2020
Sega
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Unavowed
  • Undertale
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul
  • Void Bastards
  • Wandersong
  • Wargroove
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  • Wasteland 3*
  • Wasteland Remastered
  • We Happy Few
  • West of Dead
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
  • Wizard of Legend
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • World of Horror
  • Worms W.M.D
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yoku's Island Express
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

* Coming soon, ** leaving soon.

Writing by Rik Henderson.