If there’s one thing you have to admire about team Xbox in recent years, it’s their tenacity. Rather than writing off this generation as a loss after being massively outsold by both PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Microsoft has kept gaining ground with worthwhile releases on Xbox One and the biggest weapon in its arsenal – Xbox Game Pass.
The Netflix-style games subscription service has garnered a strong following due to its library of over 200 games accessible on demand, the inclusion of first party titles on the day of launch and an advertising campaign so relentless that it makes competitor PlayStation Now seem like a dirty secret not meant to leave Sony HQ in comparison.
We’ve delved into depths of Xbox Game Pass and come out bearing a handful of hidden gems that we’d like to share today. That doesn’t mean this list will be made up entirely of little-known indie titles, there may even be some AAAs included, but we will be avoiding major franchises like Gears of War and Metal Gear Solid and we also won’t be including anything that you’re likely to find the most popular lists of Xbox One’s best games.
So for anyone looking to get the most out of their subscription, here are the eight best hidden gems on Xbox Game Pass.
That's it for our list, but let us know in the discussion below if there's any favourites that we've missed out. Also, if you'd like to find out a little more about how Xbox Game Pass compares with PlayStation Now and other similar services, be sure to check out our feature found through this link.