As an avid gamer, I’ve held on to my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription even when other services received the chop. With more than 100 titles and regular additions available to me, I’m consistently discovering new games I like, and the $15 monthly fee feels worth it. Over a year, that breaks down to about the cost of buying three AAA games.
An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription comes with access to EA Play and Xbox Live Gold. If you’re not interested in online multiplayer games, Microsoft offers a more budget-friendly tier that costs $10 a month. For gamers not on Xbox, PC Game Pass ($10/month) has many of the same titles. (Own a PlayStation or Switch? Check out our guide to the most popular game subscription services.)
To help you choose which ones to download first, WIRED sifted through the Game Pass catalog and rounded up outstanding titles we think you’ll enjoy. From recent releases to satisfying throwbacks, our genre-spanning picks for the best Game Pass games have a little something for all players.