Late October’s Xbox Game Pass’ offerings will be plentiful, as players will now gain access to a 2D fighting game and an RTS.
Here’s what’s on tap for Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. It’s a doozy!
Dragon Ball FighterZ (Cloud and Console) – October 21
Unleash the ultimate power from within in Dragon Ball FighterZ! Experience epic fights, destructible stages, and famous events ripped from the Dragon Ball anime. Create your team from a huge cast of your favourite characters and battle it out in epic 3v3 fights! This is the fighting extravaganza born from what makes the series so loved and famous.
Check out our DBFZ review here. We wished the online play for the game is better though.
Echo Generation (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – October 21
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Spooky mysteries abound as you lead your ragtag gang to take on monsters and mechs to save your hometown. Unlock unique skills for your party through comic books and prepare for active turn-based battles and boss fights that will keep you on your toes! By the developers of Riverbond, dive into another stunning voxel adventure and face off with the extraterrestrials to find the true meaning of home in Echo Generation.
Our review for this game will be out later this week.
Age of Empires IV (PC) – October 28
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.
Everspace 2 (Game Preview) (PC) ID@Xbox – October 21
Everspace 2 is a fast-paced, single-player spaceship shooter featuring meaningful exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Follow its predecessor’s events and experience the continuation of a thoughtful sci-fi story set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils!
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Console and PC) – October 28
In this standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower, and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping off point for new players!
Backbone (Console) ID@Xbox – October 28
Raccoon detective Howard Lotor is not a hero. He can barely make rent. And yet he has stumbled across something so massive that it will shake the very fabric of society. Stunning visuals, an evocative soundtrack, and a daring narrative bring a dystopian Vancouver, BC inhabited by animals to life in this highly anticipated, post-noir adventure. Get to it, detective.
The Forgotten City (Cloud, Console, and PC) – October 28
Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colorful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery.
On a related note, Outriders will let you crossplay saves between the PC and Xbox versions.