Microsoft is adding seven more games to the Xbox Game Pass subscription starting October 1. Among them are some classics like State of Decay and Saint’s Row: Gat Out of Hell.
“We’re excited to share the addition of seven more games joining the Xbox Game Pass catalog starting on October 1, in addition to over 100 great games already included in your Xbox Game Pass membership,” Microsoft’s Mike Nelson explains. “[Also,] fans can now use Xbox Gift Card credit to purchase an Xbox Game Pass membership.”
Here’s what’s coming to Xbox Game Pass starting October 1 (descriptions are from Microsoft, sorry):
Super Street Fighter IV. “Super Street Fighter IV is one of the greatest fighting games ever released. Fight as Ken, Cammy, Zangief, Dhalsim, and the rest of the crew across a variety of single and multiplayer game modes, including classic Arcade and online ranked head-to-head battles. Fine tune your strategy and stickwork to become one of the finest combatants Street Fighter has ever seen. Or at least, the best fighter your couch has ever seen.”
State of Decay. Remastered and re-released for Xbox One, State of Decay is an engrossing third-person open world zombie action survival game where you step into the shoes of everyday store clerk Marcus Campbell, tasked with navigating the apocalypse and contributing to the survival of your friend and newfound allies in Trumbull Valley.
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell. Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is the fun and exciting standalone epilogue to the open world action adventure hit, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected. Choose either Johnny or Kinzie, and use your superpowers to defeat enemies, summon demons, and defeat Satan (never a small achievement).
The Bug Butcher. Jump into your classic story-based Arcade mode or see how long you can last against the insect horde in Panic mode. Whichever you choose, the premise is simple: look up, squeeze trigger, and use power-ups to obliterate every enemy bug that comes your way. Oh, and try not to get hit. Do that, and you’ll easily collect all 90 stars on hard in Arcade mode and become a legend as the last Bug Butcher standing atop the leaderboards in Panic mode.
Costume Quest 2. Double Fine’s Costume Quest 2 is great Halloween-focused fun for all ages this October. Costume Quest 2 is set on Halloween night and offers players the choice to control one of two twins, Reynold or Wren, and discover the host of fun Halloween surprises their neighborhood has in store as you try to save Halloween from the evil dentist, Dr. White. Of course, evil villains are sometimes complex individuals, so take a hop in the Costume Quest time machine to learn more about why the evil dentist grew to hate Halloween and how you may be able to end he and his orcs’ reign of candy-less terror.
Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castle. Maldita Castilla EX is a tremendous retro medieval platformer and extension upon the original Maldita Castilla arcade game. But beware: conquering the Castle is not for the faint at heart. This is a challenging game with multiple endings depending on how precise your stickwork is (aka how often you die). Make it through in a single run without dying and unlock the ultimate ending. Or accept the frequent deaths and simply enjoy the scenery, which is full of all kinds of spooky, grotesque, and interesting enemies and objects throughout the game.
Tower of Guns. Your mission in Tower of Guns is clear and present — run the gauntlet and destroy the Tower of Guns. Actually, achieving that mission in this first-person shooter is both fun and challenging, as you select one gun and one perk to help you through each run at the Tower. Replayability for Tower of Guns is high, with randomly generating levels ensuring familiar but fresh experiences across hours and hours of gameplay.
Sounds good to me. Remember, Xbox Game Pass is just $9.99 a month.