These Solo Games On Xbox Game Pass Are Amazing Time-Killers

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Story Highlights

  • Xbox Game Pass is the premier subscription service for Xbox consoles, paid for either monthly or annually.
  • The membership comprises a diverse catalog of various games, with the current figure hitting 400. 
  • Some action games that I’ve highlighted here are better than others, and absolutely worth it. 

You’re not going to be coursing through the entire library of Xbox Game Pass to find that select cut of top-tier action games to keep you busy, so I’ve gone ahead and done the work for you. Being one of the most worth-it subscription services in the gaming sphere, Game Pass has a lot going on, and you should truly delve further into its offerings to maximize the value offered here. 

Since titles enter and leave the service’s catalog all the time, it bears mentioning that the forthcoming suggestions stay true at the time of writing. 

Get The Most Out Of Game Pass With These Recommendations 

Let’s dive right into my hand-picked recommendations for the best solo games available on Xbox Game Pass right now with no further ado. 

1. Slay The Spire

Slay the Spire Is an Exceptional Deck-Building Experience
Slay the Spire Is an Endless Card Game | Source: Mega Crit

Starting off the list is one of the most unique iterations you’ll find in the deckbuilding genre, coming across as a roguelike card game with fantastic gameplay mechanics and terrific art direction. Slay the Spire does take a while before you start understanding its whole concept, but when you finally get around to doing that, trust me it gets hard to put the controller down.

2. Dead Cells

Dead Cells
Motion Twin Hit the Nail on the Head With Dead Cells | Source: eXputer

An exceptionally enjoyable roguelite with a fair learning curve, Dead Cells is an addictive side-scroller with amusing gameplay and impressive level design. It’s not an easy game, though, considering the lack of checkpoints or anything of the sort, but once you start learning the ins and outs of its progression system, you’ll find yourself coming back to the title more times than you’d like to admit.

3. Lies Of P 

The Great Venigni’s Signature Coat in Lies of P
The Great Venigni’s Signature Coat in Lies of P | Source: Neowiz 

Having sold more than 7 million copies to date, Lies of P is a commercial and critical success for all the right reasons. Every Bloodborne fan wants to get their hands on this game, given how Lies of P draws heavy inspiration from the nightmare of Yharnam, but here’s the thing: Calling it a mere Bloodborne clone is a severe injustice to what Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio have worked up together.

That’s because Lies of P has its own identity, one that’s formed gracefully thanks to its Sekiro-inspired gameplay that involves parrying, along with a specific “lying” mechanic that can alter the ending of the game. eXputer rated it 3.5/5.0 in its review, with author Hanzala remarking, 

In a sea of weak non-FromSoftware attempts at the Souls formula, Lies of P lands with a bang and raises the bar for all future entries.” 

4. A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem
A Plague Tale: Requiem Has a Sensational Story, Among Other Positives | Source: Asobo Studio

Asobo Studio has worked up a wonder with the A Plague Tale IP, creating a duo of such magnificent games, you’ll be contemplating it for weeks after finishing them, that’s for sure. I highly recommend picking Requiem, the latest iteration in the series that gone on to sell about 3 million copies. Following the success of the series, the developer now has another title in the works, speculatively A Plague Tale 3.

Requiem flew under the radar of many, and it shows, given how the game is not as popular as it should be. Emphasizing stealth action with a strong focus on the overall story as well, the title at hand boasts great characters, amazing world design, and brilliant voiceover quality. If you’re a Game Pass member and still haven’t experienced this one, you’re missing out big time. 

5. The Hellblade Series

Hellblade 2 Is A Worthy Sequel To The Popular Original | Image Source: Steam
Hellblade 2 Launched in Recent Times to Great Fanfare | Source: Ninja Theory 

Both games in the Hellblade series, developed by Ninja Theory, are on Xbox Game Pass, so you can painlessly try out the two titles in the series without having to pay anything extra. And the reason you should do that is, the Hellblade games are out of this world. Not only do they promote mental health awareness, they also offer some of the best sound design in the gaming industry, having won the Best Audio Design award at TGA 2017.

Hellblade 2 happens to be an unrivaled spectacle as well, though suffering in some areas, such as the combat gameplay. Nevertheless, the sequel to the first Hellblade has made a huge leap and is a sure-fire graphical breakthrough, not to mention next-level storytelling that surpasses all that you’ve seen or lived through up until now. 

6. Control 

Control Is a Superpowered Psychic Experience | Source: Remedy 

If you love single-player games, you should be well-acquainted with the Remedy Connected Universe. In case you’re not, well, now’s the best time to kick things off with Control, which is a masterclass in action-adventure third-person shooting. The title employs a protagonist called Jesse Faden, a being with psychedelic powers and a hidden mystery to her name. That’s the type of stuff I don’t want to spoil here in this article.

Control has subtle links to other Remedy titles, including Alan Wake and its sequel Alan Wake 2. eXputer spoke to Sam Lake, going more in-depth about the matter, so you should probably check that out. 

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