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The best hidden gems on Game Pass

  • Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:00
    With big-name titles joining Xbox Game Pass pretty much every single month, it's all too easy for some of the smaller games to slip through the cracks. Here, we'll shine a light on some low-key greats you should check out.

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  • Buck FananaBuck Fanana104,499
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:05
    Monster Train gets my vote. Slay the Spire-esque but even more fun to me.
  • JonnybekewwJonnybekeww671,089
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:07
    Midnight fight express is my goty.
  • notoriousJMZnotoriousJMZ537,368
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:12
    Archvale was/is brilliant
  • GuttapunkGuttapunk1,643,215
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:14
    > No mention of SIGNALIS

    RIGGED
    "Wasn't that fun?" "I'm sorry if I hurt anyone." "Better luck next time, don't worry so much."
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong498,883
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:18
    Buck Fanana said:
    Monster Train gets my vote. Slay the Spire-esque but even more fun to me.
    And it’s really gorgeous. At the top end of play people tell me that Slay the Spire has more depth, but the vast majority of players will never hit that point and it manages to be pretty awesome right off the bat!

    (Side note, they just launched an iOS version that looks good, it had a few resolution issues on a few devices they seem to still be working out but given the rate they’re patching I’m sure it’ll be all solid in another week or two).
  • Posted on 10 November 22 at 19:47
    I definitely have enjoyed FUGA, I intend to play the sequel
    I would be Unstoppable, if not for Law Enforcement and Physics
  • Cleaner7xCleaner7x601,712
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 20:24
    I just beat Archvale this past week. Great game and I think it's leaving Game Pass soon. Highly recommended! Most of the other games are on my to play list too.
  • Posted on 10 November 22 at 20:28
    Beacon Pines easily one of my games of the year.
  • Buck FananaBuck Fanana104,499
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 20:32
    TymanTheLong said:
    Buck Fanana said:
    Monster Train gets my vote. Slay the Spire-esque but even more fun to me.
    And it’s really gorgeous. At the top end of play people tell me that Slay the Spire has more depth, but the vast majority of players will never hit that point and it manages to be pretty awesome right off the bat!

    (Side note, they just launched an iOS version that looks good, it had a few resolution issues on a few devices they seem to still be working out but given the rate they’re patching I’m sure it’ll be all solid in another week or two).
    I didn’t know that, I’ll have to check it out
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong498,883
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 20:49
    The Riftbreaker
    Monster Train
    Tainted Grail: Conquest
    Frostpunk
    Firewatch

    are all probably good honorable mentions for the list.
  • RJ7RJ7322,418
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 20:51
    I haven't played any on this list! Def putting Archvale on my list along with a few others.

    I do really want to play Little Witch in the Woods but I'm waiting for the 1.0 :)
  • Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:02
    I'll second Beacon Pines. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Definitely worth the 5-7 hours to complete it.
  • DEDLY CUKEDEDLY CUKE342,562
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:06
    UnstoppableKD said:
    I definitely have enjoyed FUGA, I intend to play the sequel
    I agree except for one thing. Forcing me to play through 2.5 times to get all achievements was crap. By the end I hated the game. Initial play was a great experience.
  • Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:09
    While I didn't end up playing Paradise Killer for more than 30 minutes, I still love the soundtrack.
    Tried a bit of Little Witch in the Woods but found it to be too slow to really enjoy it, text speed in particular.
    Had my eyes on pretty much all of the rest. I think all the ones I'd have recommended have already left GP.
  • SigmaTheDJSigmaTheDJ144,994
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:21
    Road 96 is excellent IMO.
  • Kamster1969Kamster1969333,555
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:28
    Definitely Monster Train. I wish it had another DLC. I was disappointed that the first DLC didn't add any achievements.
  • Maxumilli0nMaxumilli0n1,912,218
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:35
    TymanTheLong said:
    The Riftbreaker
    Monster Train
    Tainted Grail: Conquest
    Frostpunk
    Firewatch

    are all probably good honorable mentions for the list.
    Frostpunk has been on GP forever and is definitely a hidden gem.
  • planchetflawplanchetflaw808,599
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 21:36
    Supraland is great. Leaves in a few days though.
  • The NotoThe Noto634,254
    Posted on 10 November 22 at 23:46
    Beacon Pines is great. I finished it last night, and I loved every minute of it. Great writing. Very Twin Peaks-by-way-of-Stranger Things. I dug it, a lot, but Twin Peaks is my favorite franchise of all time, so others' mileage may vary.
    Cheers!
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