Game Pass is getting some very eclectic additions in August

Ashes Cricket, yes!

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Xbox Game Pass is set to receive quite the collection of games next month. Coming from practically every genre imaginable, subscribers to Microsoft’s service will have a chance to play Ashes Cricket for free, among others. That’s worth the price of 10 years of subs.

In all honesty, though, I’m a bit confused at what is on offer. The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is excellent and Downwell is an indie classic, but everything else seems so random. I know the point of Game Pass is to introduce gamers to titles they’d likely never experience, but this almost comes off as Microsoft throwing darts blindly at a chart.

However they were chosen, you certainly won’t be hurting for new games to play next month. You can find the full list and dates for each new title below.

August 1

  • Ashes Cricket (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Pandemic (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Downwell (Game Pass for PC, Game Pass Ultimate)

August 8

August 14

  • Slay the Spire (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Game Pass for PC, Game Pass Ultimate)

Coming Soon To Xbox Game Pass: Downwell, Slay The Spire, Pandemic, And More [Major Nelson]


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