Xbox Game Pass is adding four new games this week that couldn’t be more different from one another—and are all absolutely worth checking out.
Over the next two days, Microsoft’s game subscription service is adding Untitled Goose Game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Life is Strange 2 Episode 5, and Pillars of Eternity.
First up is Untitled Goose Game, which hits Xbox Game Pass today. This surprise hit seemed to come out of nowhere for anyone who wasn’t watching the indie scene, and it took the world by storm. In Untitled Goose Game, you play as an ordinary goose with a simple goal to raise as much of a ruckus as possible in a small village. If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few months, you’ve almost certainly seen gifs of Untitled Goose Game in action. Now’s your chance to check it out on Xbox and PC, if you haven’t already.
On Dec. 19, the rest of the new lineup drops all at once. The biggest of the bunch, The Witcher 3, is closing in on 5 years old at this point, but it still feels as fresh as the day it launched. If you missed out on it back in 2015 and skipped the recent Switch port, maybe getting it on Game Pass will finally convince you to play one of the best games of the decade.
Life is Strange 2 Episode 5 is the final chapter of Sean and Daniel’s emotional journey that started back in 2018 with Episode 1. Like the first game in the series, Life is Strange 2 tells an incredibly compelling story, but be prepared for some pretty shattering events throughout its five episodes.
Finally, there’s Pillars of Eternity. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Pillars is a must-play for fans of classic cRPGs. The combat and story in Pillars of Eternity are as deep as they come, making it feel like a true successor to old-school D&D PC games like Obsidian’s Neverwinter Nights 2. The Game Pass version even includes all of the game’s DLC, so you’ll get the full adventure from start to finish.