Age Of Empires IV Highlights Latest Age Of Game Pass

Eleven New Games In Only Ten Days

Age of Empires IV

As has come to be normal, Microsoft announced another big batch of Game Pass games coming over the next couple of weeks. In only ten days we’ll get eleven new (or in a couple cases new-ish) titles joining the service, with Age of Empires IV being the biggest name. Let’s check out what’s coming below.

Into The Pit (Cloud, Console, PC) – Today

Outriders (PC) – Today

Dragon Ball FighterZ (Cloud, Console) – October 21st (Our Review)

Echo Generation (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 21st (Our Review)

Everspace 2 (PC) – October 21st

Age of Empires IV (PC) – October 28th

Age of Empires IV

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Console, PC) – October 28th

Backbone (Console) – October 28th (Our Review)

Bassmaster Fishing 2022 (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 28th

Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 28th

The Forgotten City (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 28th (Our Review)

That’s a strong list. A number of games arrive on day one, including the aforementioned Age of Empires IV. The return of such a major franchise is always going to be a big deal, and PC Game Pass subscribers get to play it right away which I imagine they’ll enjoy. I know I’ll be checking it out.

Age of Empires IV

Into the Pit is another game arriving day one, a first person shooter roguelite with a retro style. Echo Generation meanwhile is a very cool looking turn based adventure game arriving in only a few days. If you want to get your fish on, Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is an option for that as well.

It isn’t only new games that are worth getting excited about this week though. A couple of games will be joining new platforms. Backbone has been available on PC Game Pass since release but now console players can join in on this interesting, if flawed, adventure. Outriders is going the opposite way, it launched on Game Pass for Xbox players but now PC players can join in.

Age of Empires IV

Fighting game fans who somehow haven’t checked out Dragon Ball FighterZ will want to make sure to do so. The Forgotten City scored a rare perfect score from us earlier this year too so anyone who hasn’t checked out this adventure game should give it a try.

Thirteen additional games are getting custom touch controls for those who play Game Pass via the Cloud on their phones, tablets, and touch enabled Windows PCs. These include Art of Rally, Boyfriend Dungeon (Our Review), Crown Trick, Curse of the Dead Gods (Our Review), Gears Tactics, Lethal League Blaze, Signs of the Sojourner, The Ascent (Our Review), Train Sim World 2, Yakuza 0 (Our Review), Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Our Review), Yakuza Kiwami (Our Review), and Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Our Review).

With so many new games joining the service, we do have to say goodbye to a few as well. These include Carto, Celeste, Comanche, Eastshade, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Knights & Bikes, and Unruly Heroes. If you’ve been waiting to play any of those, now is the time. If you can’t get to them by the time they leave October 31st, you can grab them until then with a 20% discount. If you haven’t played Celeste yet, you’re really missing out.

Will you be playing any of these games on Game Pass? Let us know in the comments and check out a trailer for Age of Empires IV below.


Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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