Xbox Game Pass PC: May’s New Acquisitions
This month extends the horizons for Xbox Pass owners, offering them good old fights, extreme survival moments, Old West exploration, and much more. Microsoft has recently announced the games that will become a part of May’s Pass, for Xbox One and PC. Both platforms have mostly unique content with a small crossover, which has already become traditional. This time game pass on Xbox will bring something entirely different: the most awaited first person shooter. PC pass subscribers will receive free access.
Xbox Game Pass List May 2020
You can expect 6 games coming out for Xbox Pass owners in May. The first game that Microsoft announced was the legendary Red Dead Redemption 2, so you can understand the level of greatness you’ll witness this month. It will be released on May 7. And this is not all. Let’s check out the games you can enjoy this May as well.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Date: May 7
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a third-person shooter made by famous Rockstar Games. The game is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. One of the main attractions of the game is its atmosphere of Old Wild West, with its own laws and guns you will get tired of counting. RDR2 is the third game in series and is a prequel to the Red Dead Redemption. Like each game in series, it also has an open world.
You have to follow the story of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and a member of the gang. The hardest task for Morgan is to survive numerous fights, withstand against the government and his gang. There will be John Marston in the story as well. The game is for those who love hunting, shootouts, riding on horses, and meaningful main stories with twists.
Date: May 7
If you like open-world survival horrors of high quality, you will definitely appreciate this Xbox game pass games’ choice. Microsoft staff brought DayZ game for thrill-seekers. So, now you are surrounded by zombies somewhere in the imaginary post-Soviet Chernarus Republic. Your task here is obvious. You have to take care of yourself, getting food and water, medicine, finding a shelter to take rest. And don’t forget about the weapon. Zombies can’t be killed with strong words only.
Meanwhile, Zombies’ main goal is to kill you or at least infect you. The good news is you can cooperate with other players in the game. It may raise the chances to survive. You start the game with your clothes (which actually is not bad considering all the changes), rag, and a road flare. Before you start the game, make sure you understand the meaning of the survival genre, cause it will be intense.
Final Fantasy IX
Date: May 14
Final Fantasy IX is the part of well-known game series, and you may probably know everything about it. It was originally released back in 2000 by Square as the 9th game in the world of Final Fantasy RPGs. This time the game brings us to the ruined Gaia, right after the war took place and left nations in ashes. You have to follow Zidane Tribal, an outlaw who kidnaps the Alexandrian princess. After some time he decided to join the forces with the princess and take down Queen Brahne, her mother.
There will be another twist in the plot that will help you to realize who the main evil is. You will have to wonder about the world, fight multiple threats, and interact a lot with non-playable characters. The story will reveal to you step by step.
Date: May 19
Fractured Minds is an outstanding puzzle mixed with RPG, developed by Emily Mitchell. You have to check out its graphics, even if you don’t like puzzles. There is also a really deep meaning of the game that pays attention to people who have to deal with mental illness every day. By the way, 80 percent of sales from the game go to Safe In Our World organization. But the game is not about it. You will be able to experience the feelings associated with mental health.
There are 6 chapters in the game. Each of them offers you specific mental disorder you have to deal with. There are anxiety, paranoia, and isolation among others. You have to navigate your character through these chapters. The protagonist progresses during the game.
Date: To be announced
Halo 2 is a first-person shooter created by Bungie many years ago, in 2004. It supports both single-player and multiplayer modes and is considered one of the best games in the Halo series. You have to choose whether you want to be Arbiter, an alien, or a human Master Chief. In both cases, you will get stuck in the middle of the conflict of the 26th century between Flood, Covenant, and UN Space Command.
The game is a shooter in the first place and the action-adventure in the second. Although many of us would not expect much of the plot, focusing on the graphics, it turns out as great as everything else in Halo 2. There is a wide range of weapons that are unique and both human and alien-like. You can be joined by friends in co-op, This game offers numerous Easter eggs.
Date: To be announced
Endless Legend welcomes you in a vivid fantasy world made by Amplitude Studios in 2014. The game did not lose its charm and still lures millions of players around the world. You receive the key to the Auriga world which you have to dominate, using either war strategies or your diplomatic skills. You will be able to explore this new universe and even found new cities. This is the second game in the series.
There are 14 fantasy races which you can check out during the game. The game offers multiplayer and single-player modes, so you can share the experience with others. The map of this world is not whole, it is made of various separate parts, and if you establish the city in one of those parts, you receive the control on the entire territory.
Which Game to Play First?
Since these games come out one by one and rarely are released in one day, you have plenty of time to enjoy them separately. Now, leave your thoughts in the comments. Have you already played these games with the Xbox Game Pass? How do you like them? You can share your experience in the comments below. Your impressions don’t have to be positive, you can also tell why you did not like the game.