Xbox Game Pass–The Best Games That Joined And Left The Service In May 2020

Xbox Game Pass had a strong month in May 2020 on both Xbox One and PC. In addition to games that joined earlier in the month month like Red Dead Redemption and Final Fantasy 9, the remainder of the month brought four more games to the service, including a new first-party game. It came from one of the world’s most-popular franchises and is among the biggest games releasing on Xbox One this year.

That one is out now: Minecraft Dungeons, the spin-off of the persistently popular building game from Mojang Studios. The game takes the familiar trappings of Minecraft like Creepers, Illagers, and pickaxes and fits them into an isometric dungeon-crawling adventure for up to four players. You can also claim Alan Wake, the classic game from Control developer Remedy, and the city-planning sim Cities: Skylines. Each of those will be available across the Xbox One and PC versions of the service, while PC users will also get Plebby Quest: The Crusades. You can check the dates below, with the first ones right now. We’ve also since learned of a high-profile game coming to Xbox Game Pass in June: No Man’s Sky.

Several games also left the service on May 29, including Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Old Man’s Journey, both of which you’ll now have to buy if you want to keep playing.

Xbox Game Pass offers an all-you-can-eat subscription to a rotating library of games, including Microsoft’s first-party games upon release. Each version of the service costs $10 per month, but the combined Game Pass Ultimate grants you both along with Xbox Live Gold for $15. Currently Microsoft is offering a trial period for just $1.

Xbox Game Pass Games (May 2020)

  • Red Dead Redemption (Xbox One)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Xbox One, PC)
  • Alan Wake — May 21 (Xbox One, PC)
  • Cities: Skylines — May 21 (Xbox One, PC)
  • Minecraft Dungeons — May 26 (Xbox One, PC)
  • Plebby Quest: The Crusades (PC)

Leaving Xbox Game Pass (May 29)

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Xbox One, PC)
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Xbox One, PC)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Xbox One, PC)
  • #IDARB (Xbox One)
  • King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate (Xbox One)
  • Opus Magnum (PC)
  • Stealth Inc 2 (PC)
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