Xbox One’s Netflix-inspired Game Pass launches

Playstation fans are about to question their loyalty

If you don’t find something on the Xbox One Game Pass that suits your tastes, maybe you don’t love gaming so much after all.

Loyal to PlayStation? Well, get ready to look at your Xbox friends in envy because Microsoft’s Netflix-like subscription-based service launches today in Singapore and 30 other countries.

For a completely reasonable price of S$14.90 a month, you’ll be able to access a library of up to 110 games at launch for digital download and play. Even if you’re a casual gamer who buys, say, one game every two months, the flexibility and choice offered here is unparalleled.

While its official launch is 1 June, Xbox Live Gold members will get to enjoy a free two-week trial starting today.

Don’t be mistaken that these are all a bunch of old titles; there is a wide array of games new and old, from all sorts of genres for many types of players. We have relative new releases like Halo 5, Saints Row IV and Sunset Overdrive, to throwback titles like the Bioshock trilogy and other Xbox 360 backwards compatible games (do note that the Game Pass is not available on Xbox 360).

Too good to be true? One setback is that you’ll never truly own these games, as Microsoft has stated that its library will be updated regularly, removed or added. You can buy these titles separately at an “exclusive” price. But on the other hand, most current-gen gamers rarely keep their games, but operate on a buy-play-sell cycle, so they should get over it quite quickly. Also, you won’t enjoy the very latest of video games, but at its price, this is still a bargain.

Take a look at the list of games available from launch: 

  • Blood Bowl 2
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • D4: Darks Dreams Don't Die
  • Defense Grid 2
  • Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Electronic Super Joy
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • The Golf Club
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • IDARB
  • JumpJet Rex
  • Knight Squad
  • Kyub
  • Layers of Fear
  • Lumo
  • Mad Max
  • Massive Chalice
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Mega Coin Squad
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • NBA 2K16
  • OlliOlli
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Pumped BMX+
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Roundabout
  • Saints Row IV: Re-elected
  • ScreamRide
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
  • Steredenn
  • Strider
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
  • Super Time Force
  • The Swapper
  • Terraria
  • WWE 2K16

 

Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Age of Booty
  • Alex Kidd & Co. (Sega Vintage Collection)
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Borderlands
  • Bound by Flame
  • Braid
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • CastleStorm
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Dark Void
  • De Blob 2
  • Defense Grid
  • Dig Dug
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • Fable III
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Flock
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Golden Axe (Sega Vintage Collection)
  • Grid 2
  • Hexic 2
  • IDARB
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joe Danger: Special Edition
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Kameo
  • King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match
  • Lego Batman: The Video Game
  • The Maw
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+
  • Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man CE DX+
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Sacred 3
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
  • Sam & Max: Save The World
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • SoulCalibur
  • SoulCalibur II HD
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Stacking
  • Streets of Rage (Sega Vintage Collection)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Viva Pinata
  • Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
  • XCOM: Enemy Within