Here’s the rundown for May
Remember when PopCap was pumping out a ton of hits that weren’t freemium affairs or microtransactioned to death? It’s hard to believe that was so long ago.
It was 2011 when EA took over, and their entire business model changed. Peggle 2 was one of the last games that maintained the same magic as their old releases, and now you can enjoy it on Xbox Game Pass via the cloud edition of the service.
I still think of Peggle all the time. My wife and I played the first one endlessly, side-by-side with multiple copies, having a blast. Somehow, someway, I hope PopCap can bounce back from the cold grasp of EA and start having fun again.
Other notable games hitting Xbox Game Pass this week include Plant vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (cloud), Maneater (all platforms), and Fuzion Frenzy (cloud). You can find the full list below!
Week of May 17:
- SnowRunner, TODAY (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Peggle 2, May 20 (Cloud)
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, May 20 (Cloud)
- Secret Neighbor, May 20 (PC)
- The Wild at Heart, May 20 (Console and PC)
- Knockout City, May 21 (Console and PC)
- The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing, May 21 (Cloud, Console and PC)
Week of May 24:
- Maneater, May 25 (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Conan Exiles, May 27 (Cloud and Console)
- Fuzion Frenzy, May 27 (Cloud)
- Joy Ride Turbo, May 27 (Cloud)
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, May 27 (Console)
- Slime Rancher, May 27 (PC)
- Solasta: Crown of the Magister, May 27 (PC)
- Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest, May 27 (PC)