With the weather heating up outside, a fresh batch of Xbox Game Pass additions have come at the perfect time. Thanks to an official blog post from Xbox, we have plenty of reasons to stay indoors in front of the fan for the remainder of July.
While the first half of the month saw a handful of titles hit the service, the next few weeks will see a whopping eleven games make their Game Pass debut on either Xbox or PC. We also have another current Game Pass title making its way onto Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Perhaps the two most anticipated on the list are the action-shooter RPG The Ascent and Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X|S. These will become the first of the Xbox & Bethesda E3 Showcase games to hit the service. With Xbox fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming run of first-party and console exclusive launches, all eyes will be on the performance of these two games.
Here is a rundown of all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of July.
Battlefield V (Cloud) – July 20
Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield™ V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Take on physical, all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet. Now also includes Firestorm – Battle Royale, reimagined for Battlefield.
Cris Tales (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 20
Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future — all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions in a fantasy world facing a grim future. The powerful Time Empress and her forces threaten to bring about a cataclysm tearing apart Crystallis and the other four Kingdoms of the region.
Atomicrops (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22
You own the last farm in the post-apocalypse wasteland, inherited from your late grandfather’s will mere moments before the surrounding countryside gets vaporized in a nuclear blast. Now as the only source of food for the local town, and constantly under threat from the local mutant wildlife, you do as any self-respecting farmer would: Farm. Marry. Kill.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22
The story of Raji: An Ancient Epic begins with the start of a new war between the demons and the gods. Seeking to avenge their defeat in the last great war from a thousand years ago, the demons have challenged the gods who humiliated them and have invaded the human realm, threatening them with extinction.
Last Stop (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22
Developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning Virginia, and available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, Last Stop is a single-player, third-person adventure set in present-day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis.
Blink: The Time Sweeper (Cloud and Console) – July 26
Coming to Xbox Game Pass to celebrate 20 Years of Xbox, Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool, clever character in wild, warped worlds. The ability to control the flow of time provides a classic 4-dimensional gaming experience.
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Cloud and Console) – July 26
Crimson Skies®: High Road to Revenge™ combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge lets you pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S) – July 27
Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.
Lethal League Blaze (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 29
Lethal League Blaze is an intense, high speed ball game, with unique characters, outta sight sounds and none of that weak shit. In Shine City, the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal. The group who kept playing was dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews compete in the League for challenge and respect.
Omno (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 29
A single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. Full of puzzles, secrets and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilisation will carry you through forests, deserts and tundras – even to the clouds.
Project Wingman (PC) ID@Xbox – July 29
Project Wingman is a flight action game that lets you take the seat of advanced fighter jets and become a true ace. Fight in various missions and gamemodes ranging from intense aerial dogfights to large scale ground assault in an alternate scorched earth setting.
The Ascent (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 29
Welcome to The Ascent Group arcology, a corporate-run metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that owns you and everyone else in your district. One day, you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events: The Ascent Group shuts down for unknown reasons and the survival of your district is threatened. You must take up arms and embark on a new mission to find out what started it all.
So Long and Farewell
Now comes the difficult part of any Xbox Game Pass additions news. The farewells. Three games will be leaving the service on July 31. It Lurks Below (console and PC), The Touryst (cloud, console, and PC), and UnderMine (cloud, console, and PC) all take their final Xbox Game Pass bows this month. If you would like to continue playing these games then you can save up to 20% with your Xbox Game Pass membership before they leave.
What do you think about this batch of additions? Are there any games you’d like to see come to the service? Let us know in the comments below!