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Gaming is by no means a cheap hobby. After all, most new titles hit the shelves at a whopping $60, and that doesn’t even cover future downloadable content, microtransactions, and so on. This predicament proves especially problematic for those looking to try out new games, as many of us are reluctant to drop $60 on a brand-new title that we’re not guaranteed to enjoy.
Enter Xbox Game Pass. This subscription gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on Xbox One for a single, low monthly price. And you can even sign up for free with a two-week trial.
Think of Xbox Game Pass like Netflix for gamers: you sign up for a monthly subscription and get access to a colossal library of games to play whenever you want. You even get day-one access to new games like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3.
With your Game Pass subscription, you can try out new titles you’ve always wanted to play or get back into old favorites from the days of the Xbox 360. The games in Xbox Game Pass’ catalogue are selected for high ratings and are swapped out over time. Plus, if you find yourself enjoying an Xbox One game currently in the existing catalog, you can opt to purchase it for up to 20 percent off or take 10 percent off any Xbox One game add-on.
The current Xbox Game Pass catalogue even includes a host of kid-friendly games, like Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered and RiME, so the entire family can find games to enjoy from a single account.
Xbox Game Pass subscriptions go for $9.99 a month, but you can net a two-week trial for free and cancel at any time if you’re not satisfied.