Xbox Game Pass October 2019
- Something for everyone.
- Games join Game Pass throughout the month.
- The Outer Worlds included on launch day.
Another month, another round of games to come to Xbox users who take part in the Xbox Game Pass program. This month sees a swath of games beginning from October 3rd and wrapping up on October 25th. There’s something for everyone this month, and intentional or not, these games are all somewhat fitting of the month of Halloween. A lot of different inspirations for costumes if nothing else.
The new additions to Game Pass kick things with Dishonored 2, an adventure game with a heavy emphasis on stealth and exploration that combines freedom of movement and creative combat into an experience that allows players to play it their way. It continues the story of Corvo and Emily after the events of the first game and delves deeper into the overarching lore behind the series.
October 10th drops World War Z and Yooka-Laylee onto players. The former is a co-operative zombie experience with massive hordes of zombies, spread through different regions across the world. It’s fun when you can play it with friends, but falls flat when playing with random people or alone with AI. Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie games, although the final product left critics and audiences feeling mixed on the whole ordeal.
October 17th brings around three new games including a brand new release. Felix the Reaper is a quirky puzzle game with a dancing take on death. That might be something that sounds groovy to people out there. The other two games are older titles, but welcome as Fallout: New Vegas and a relic from the past Panzer Dragoon Orta land on Game Pass as well. If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing either of those two and you have Game Pass, I definitely suggest checking them out, as they’re true classics.
Wrapping up the month is the highly anticipated sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, The Outer Worlds. We’ve covered The Outer Worlds several times over recent months as new information and gameplay comes to light. It makes bold promises to take players on a journey where every choice large and small matters and will impact the system in which the game takes place, while allowing players to play the game their way. It also found itself as one of the games at the center of the distribution war ongoing between Steam and Epic Games Store as Epic Games managed to lock it into a year long deal to keep it off of Steam.
Are you a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass? Are any of the games coming to the program this month any that might make you consider checking it out?