Top 5 Xbox Game Pass Games To Play This Week

Are you confused about what to play on Xbox Game Pass this week? Here are our recommended top 5 Game Pass games that you could check out.

Published on August 22nd, 2022

It’s no surprise that Xbox Game Pass, aka Netflix of gaming, is one of the best deals in video games right now. From notable third-party additions to day one indie releases and all of Xbox’s first-party games, Xbox Game Pass is currently a force to be reckoned with. 

While game pass offers hundreds of diverse and incredible titles at any given instant, choosing what to play can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in!

To make your decision easy, we will curate a list of the top 5 Xbox Games Pass games you could check out every week. With that said, let’s get right into it!

Top 5 Xbox Game Pass to play this week (22nd August to 28th August)

Our Top 5 Xbox Game Pass games to play this week consists of a single-player story-driven linear game, an open-world title, a roguelike, a business simulation, and a third-person action-adventure title. 

Death Stranding

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Death Stranding is coming to Xbox Game Pass PC. (Picture: Kojima Productions)

Not the game you were expecting but the game you needed! Hideo Kojima’s comeback ambient post-apocalyptic open-world title is finally coming to Xbox Game PC. Keep in mind that this game will be exclusive to the PC version of Game Pass. The release date is set for 23rd August 2022. 

 

Death Stranding might not be the most innovative open-world experience, but its overarching narrative philosophy and addictive gameplay loop. Its serene Iceland setting and its incredible post-rock soundtrack are enough to captivate you for a handful of hours, if not more.

Hades

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Hades is leaving Game Pass on 31st August 2022, so there’s no better time to try it then now. (Picture: Supergiant Games)

The roguelike genre really kicked off at the end of the PS4/Xbox One genre. While there are plenty of video game experiences available, not many have captured arguably every aspect of this genre, as well as 2018’s Hades.

 

Supergiant Games’ top-down dungeon crawler is one of the best roguelikes on the market for various reasons. Blending Hades’ unique art style, staggering world-building, and challenging combat create an unprecedented experience you shouldn’t miss out on.

Unfortunately, Hades leaves Game Pass (console and PC) on 31st August 2022, which means you only have one week to try it!

Two Point Campus

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Two Point Campus is a business simulator that just arrived on Game Pass. (Picture: Two Point Studios)

If you’re in for a more urban counterpart of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, then Two Point Campus is the game for you.

Developed by Two Point Studios and published by Sega, Two Point Campus is a newly launched business simulation game where you get to build and customize your own university. 

 

Like most simulators of its kind, Two Point Campus is quite immersive and offers an intricate experience.

It launched on day one on Xbox Game Pass (console and PC) just a while back, so it will hopefully stay in the service for a while. However, that shouldn’t stop you from trying it right now!

A Plague Tale: Innocence

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A Plague: Tale Requiem will be releasing next month on Game Pass, so it’s probably time to try it’s prequel if you haven’t yet. (Picture: Asobo Studio)

Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale: Innocence garnered quite the attention when it first launched due to its gorgeous visuals, simple yet engaging stealth combat, and deeply emotional narrative.

Fast forward to 2022, and the much-awaited sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, is now just a few weeks away from release. Requiem will be releasing day one Game Pass, both console and PC, and if you don’t understand the hype behind one of the biggest single-player releases of this year, now would be a good time to try its prequel, A Plague Tale: Innocence. 

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the perfect short and sweet experience to prepare for the upcoming Disney and Marvel’s games showcase. (Picture: Eidos Montreal)

Let’s not beat around the bush. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is undoubtedly one of the best (if not the best) linear single-player games of this generation. 

Disney and Marvel have doubled their game production in the last decade, and there have been both blockbuster releases like Marvel’s Spider-Man, and disastrous releases like Marvel’s Avengers. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy lies somewhere in-between, courtesy of its underwhelming sales but positive reception. 

But why is now the right time to play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, you might ask? Well, Disney and Marvel just announced their first games showcase for 9th September 2022, and what better way to prepare for the event than play through one of the most wholesome offsprings of this ongoing collaboration? Who knows, we might even get a sequel announced at this showcase.

That is our list of top 5 Xbox Games Pass games that you should check out this week. Make sure to check out next week for new recommendations.
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Written by Shreyansh Katsura

Shrey’s obsession with analyzing, introspecting, and discussing every minute detail of video games brought him to game journalism. He’s currently a staff writer at GINX Esports TV, where he covers Destiny 2 and Fortnite on a regular basis. When he’s not playing the games he’s writing about, he’s agonizing over his painstakingly long list of JRPGs he can’t find time to finish. You can catch him on Twitter @Shrey2828, flexing his Fortnite’s Victory Royales or talking about this group of phantom thieves he calls his best friends.



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