Slay demons and track times through Xbox Game Pass, and on the go.

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-like subscription service for games, with over 150 games included to date.
  • Games constantly come and go from Xbox Game Pass, with more added every single month.
  • Microsoft just announced the games coming in the first half of October to Xbox, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
  • Big hits like DOOM Eternal and Forza Motorsport 7 are included, as well as classics like Brütal Legend.

The spooky month of October is almost upon us, so Xbox is giving us a sneak peek at all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the first half. The trend that started last month continues here, with game announcements now including Xbox Cloud Gaming on Android devices as well as consoles and PC, which are all included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox also doesn’t want people to forget how EA Play is coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10, launching alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Games being added include gems like DOOM Eternal and Forza Motorsport 7, as well as the wonderful classic Brütal Legend, which is definitely worth a play.

There are also a handful of games leaving the service in October, so be sure to check the list and play anything you’re interested in before it’s gone.

Coming soon

You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

DOOM Eternal (Cloud & Xbox) – October 1

One of the best shooters of 2020 is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Hell’s armies have invaded Earth and now you must become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power in Doom Eternal – the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. The only thing they fear… is you.

Drake Hollow (PC) – October 1

Drake Hollow is a cooperative action village-building game set in The Hollow – a blighted mirror of our world – in which players build and defend villages of Drakes, the lovable, local vegetable folk. Whether solo or with friends, players follow the guidance of a mysterious crow to explore a dynamically generated world of islands trapped in poisonous aether and help the Drakes restore their camp.

Brütal Legend (Xbox) – October 8

Double Fine Productions cult classic action-comedy Brütal Legend is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Follow the unlikely adventure of Eddie Riggs, a humble roadie (voiced by Jack Black!) drawn into an alternate world of gnarly demons, fire-breathing beasts, and heavy metal music. Brütal Legend mixes hack and slash mayhem with huge strategy battles as Eddie and a band of stalwart heroes fight to free the world from a demonic overlord. Featuring a vibrant voice cast and cameo appearances from some of the world’s biggest rock musicians, Brütal Legend is a celebration of all things heavy and metal.

Forza Motorsport 7 (Cloud, Xbox & PC) – October 8

Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit with the most comprehensive, beautiful, and authentic racing game ever made. Forza Motorsport 7 is where racers, drifters, drag racers, tuners, and creators come together in a community devoted to everything automotive. Drive the cars of your dreams, with more than 700 amazing vehicles to choose from including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track. Experience it all in gorgeous 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR!

Ikenfell (Xbox & PC) – October 8

A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use time-based combat mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.

Leaving soon

You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

October 15

  • Felix the Reaper (Xbox & PC)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (Xbox & PC)
  • Minit (Xbox & PC)
  • Saints Row IV Re-Elected (PC)
  • State of Mind (PC)

A catalog of games

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