Xbox Game Pass Adds Hitman, Ryse, More for August

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 0 Comments

Microsoft released its first Xbox Game Pass games for August a bit early. But it revealed this month’s Xbox Game Pass games later than usual. No matter: Now we know what’s new to the service this month. And it’s a nice list.

“In addition to the more than 100 great games already included in your membership,” Microsoft’s Will Tuttle writes, “starting today journey to the ancient Roman Empire with Ryse: Son of Rome; stop a cyberpunk conspiracy in Ruiner; fight two distinct flavors of zombie from the gory hordes in Dead Rising 2 to the 8-bit walkers in The Escapists: The Walking Dead; take an assassination contract in Hitman: Season 1, or leap into metroidvania-style action in Dandara. Finally, enjoy a game with the whole family in Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure, the remastered Xbox 360 Kinect-supported classic.”

Here’s the complete list of Xbox Game Pass titles that Microsoft added today.

Hitman Season 1. “Welcome to the World of Assassination. You are Agent 47, the world’s best assassin.”

Ruiner. “It‘s the brutal world of 2091. Ruiner immerses you in a cyberpunk dystopia, where you take on the role of a wired sociopath out to uncover the truth about the corrupt system and to retrieve his kidnapped brother.”

Ryse: Son of Rome. “Join the legions of ancient Rome as Marius Titus, a centurion on the rise. Sword-and-sandals meets action combat as you battle with the unique flow system, allowing you to seamlessly weave your battle between enemies.”

Dead Rising 2. “The sequel to the smash hit features Chuck Greene, a motorcycle stuntman truly racing against time as he fights through hordes of zombies to keep his daughter alive.”

Dandara. “Dandara is an exciting evolution to the metroidvania platformer genre. Take control of the mystical heroine Dandara as she leaps from the floor to walls to the ceiling, unhindered by gravity.”

The Escapists: The Walking Dead. “8-bit pixels meet biting zombies in The Escapists: The Walking Dead. The pixel art style familiar to fans of The Escapists brings the world of “The Walking Dead” to glorious un-life as you take on the role of Rick Grimes as he fights an endless horde of walkers let loose upon the world.

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure. “This Xbox 360 title, newly remastered for the Xbox One, now features controller support as well as support for the Kinect Sensor.”


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