The spooky season is upon us, and a low-key stacked October for Xbox Game Pass brings the Rat Kings, HR Giger’s body horror, and trick-or-treating to celebrate. Whether you just want to compete against online strangers in medieval times chivalry 2 or bask in the striking beauty of A Plague Tale: Requiem‘s beautifully gritty portrayal of war-torn 14th-century France, Microsoft’s Netflix-like subscription service has plenty to offer this month.
Here is everything Xbox Game Pass arrivals and departures in the coming weeks:
4th of October
chivalry 2 (Cloud, Console and PC)
Medieval dynasty (Xbox Series X/S)
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (pc)
The Walking Dead: Season Two (pc)
costume search (cloud and console)
Eville (Console and PC)
Dyson Sphere program (pc)
contempt (Cloud, PC and Xbox Series X|S)
A Plague Tale: Requiem (Cloud, PC and Xbox Series X|S)
released last year chivalry 2 is a first-person multiplayer fighter where players swing, slash and claw to victory on a medieval battlefield. It’s daunting but a lot of fun once you loosen up and give yourself permission to have fun and be silly. A perfect addition to the low stakes Game Pass buffet. contempt, meanwhile, is Ebb Software’s debut release about exploring a mysterious world filled with stomach cramps and meaty phenomena. It’s been delayed a few and a few Flashpoint for Kickstarter dramabut hopefully it delivers.
A Plague Tale: Requiemon the other hand, Asobo Studios is a sequel to the unsettling rat infestation of 2019, A Plague Story: Innocence. Hopefully everyone got a chance to check this out before it dropped from the Game Pass rotation last month. It was an atmospheric adventure game that didn’t overdo its hand, namely requiem seems destined to build out the game’s action, I hope it stays grounded. And if you have a PC, Dyson Sphere program is one of the best base builders for space travel in 2021.
Game Pass is also losing a few games over the next few weeks, but thankfully nothing too devastating. The following are all gone as of October 15:
- bloodroots (Cloud, Console and PC)
- echo generation (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Into the pit (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Ring of Pain (Cloud, Console and PC)
- sable (Cloud, Console and PC)
- The good life (Cloud, Console and PC)
sablethe art style is one of the most striking in recent memory, and bloodroots is a decent top down beat ’em up. I’ll check it out Ring of Pain, which I had never heard of before, but is a map-based roguelike dungeon crawler. All my steam favorite tags are tingling.
The Game Pass library has ebbed and flowed in recent months, but after a dry spell earlier in the year things are beginning to bounce back. Most Big Blockbuster Releases of 2022 have been postponed until 2023but Microsoft’s subscription service is at least offering a lot to stave off the drought.
https://kotaku.com/xbox-game-pass-chivalry-2-plague-tale-requiem-scorn-1849615223 Xbox Game Pass surprisingly launches in October 2022