The best open-world games on Xbox Game Pass
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The Xbox Game Pass library is a massive catalog of content to dive into, but if you’re up for the challenge of just focusing on a single game and looking to dedicate dozens of hours to that soulmate of a title, then you can’t go wrong with a good old open-world sandbox. You can find plenty of them in the Game Pass collection, but which ones are the best? It’s tricky, because some people like to explore ancient cities, others prefer a more peaceful approach, and some people prefer breaking the rules of the road with reckless (and wrecked) abandon. We’ve put together a list of the best open-world games on Game Pass from a wide variety of genres, studios, and publishers below, which should help you figure out which game best suits your specific tastes. As a reminder, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $15 per month and offers access to exclusive Xbox titles from day one in addition to many third-party games.
The Xbox Game Pass library gets new games every month, and a handful of titles usually leave the service every month as well. For this reason, our list of the best open-world games on Game Pass will also change over time. We highly recommend opting for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as it gives you access to most games and ways to play. Ultimate comes with EA Play, access to online multiplayer, and the ability to check out the library on Xbox, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming through other devices like smartphones. Meanwhile, the regular Xbox Game Pass subscription doesn’t include online multiplayer or EA Play. And PC Game Pass, which costs the same as the regular service ($10), only includes the PC library, unsurprisingly.
For more Xbox Game Pass fun, you can check out GameSpot’s roundups of the best Xbox Game Pass games, the best Xbox Cloud Streaming games, and a full list of all the games on Xbox Game Pass.