Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for October

Posted on October 5, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Mobile gaming, PC gaming, Project xCloud, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass titles that it will release across PC, console, and cloud in the first half of October.

“It’s the start of spooky season,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes in the announcement post. “We have games ready to fright and delight for the first part of the month. Keep your eyes peeled for more games coming to you on day one, and plenty more treats in store.”

Here’s what’s coming. (Descriptions are from Microsoft.)

Today

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator – Cloud, Console, and PC

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator celebrates its full release after a successful run in the Game Preview program! Be the leader of wobblers from ancient lands, spooky places, and fantasy worlds. Watch them fight in simulations made with the wobbliest physics system ever created, make your own wobblers in the unit creator, or send your army off to fight your friends in multiplayer.

October 7

The Procession to Calvary – Cloud, Console, and PC

A Pythonesque adventure game in which you journey through a richly detailed landscape built from hundreds of Renaissance paintings. Embark on a quest as an unnamed heroine to hunt down the tyrant Heavenly Peter. Encounter a bizarre cast of characters, perplexing puzzles, and implausible scenarios.

Visage – Cloud, Console, and PC

Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.

October 12

Back 4 Blood – Cloud, Console, and PC

Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. Experience the intense 4 player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light – PC

A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa’s frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.

October 14

Ring of Pain – Cloud, Console, and PC

Enter the Ring of Pain, a roguelike card crawler where encounters come to you. Each step around the ring is a dire decision. Go for the loot or backstab a creeping horror? Meet strange friends bearing gifts and treasure. Choose your gear wisely to survive and discover secrets.

The Riftbreaker – Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S

Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit. Enter a one-way portal to a distant planet with the purpose of building up a base that will allow travel back to Earth and further colonization. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.

October 15

The Good Life – Cloud, Console, and PC

Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “uncover the mystery of a small English town,” Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods, known as “the happiest place in the world.”

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