Xbox Game Pass Adds Psychonauts 2, Humankind, and More in Late August
Microsoft has revealed the titles they’ll be adding to Xbox Game Pass on PC and consoles in late August, and the lineup is heavy with new-release games. Subscribers can look forward to Psychonauts 2, Humankind, a remake of the classic Myst, and a couple more new indies in 12 Minutes and Recompile. On top of that, a number of EA titles, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars Battlefront II, are now playable via the cloud.
Here are your late-August PC and console Game Pass titles:
Humankind (PC) – Available Today
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC, Humankind is a historical strategy game where you’ll be re-writing the entire narrative of human history. Combine up to 60 different cultures to create your own civilization and lead your people from the Ancient to the Modern Age.
Need for Speed Heat (Cloud) EA Play – Available Today
Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a thrilling race experience that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite.
Star Wars Battlefront II (Cloud) EA Play – Available Today
Be the hero in the ultimate Star Wars battle fantasy with Star Wars Battlefront II. Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy. Put your mastery of the blaster, lightsaber, and the Force to the test in massive online battles, offline scuffles against AI bots, or together in co-op.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Cloud) EA Play – Available Today
A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a 3rd person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall 2, Apex Legends). An abandoned Padawan must complete his training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire.
Recompile (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 19
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! This atmospheric, Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. In the sprawling 3D world of the Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities, and an environmental logic-based hacking mechanic.
Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 19
Drive high-speed German rail as you push the throttle in the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln. Take on the challenge of long freight across Sand Patch Grade using the raw power of the CSX AC4400CW. Master the world-famous London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All official licenses, all authentically recreated. You’re in the cab and in control.
Twelve Minutes (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 19
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, Twelve Minutes is an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop. Find a way to use the knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome and break the loop. Featuring the voice acting talents of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe.
Psychonauts 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 25
Combining quirky missions and mysterious conspiracies, Psychonauts 2 is a platform-adventure game with cinematic style and tons of customizable psychic powers, serving up danger, excitement, and laughs in equal measure as players guide Raz on a journey through the minds of friends and foes on a quest to defeat a murderous psychic villain.
Myst (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 26
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! Welcome to Myst: the starkly beautiful island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue. Explore the deeper connections and uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal.
Xbox Game Pass grants players access to more than 100 games for 10 bucks a month — you can check out a full list of available console and PC games here. As always, Microsoft is offering new subscribers a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which also includes Xbox Live Gold and EA Play subscriptions) for a mere $1.
What Game Pass titles do you plan on tackling over the next few weeks? I’m intrigued by 12 Minutes and Recompile, and you can’t go wrong with good ol’ Myst.
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