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Hitman and Ryse: Son of Rome get added to Xbox Game Pass

Game Pass continues to improve and is surely a must-have service for any Xbox owner right now. Seven new titles have just been added to the service for August, including the awesome Hitman: Season 1. Regular visitors to TiX will know that this was my Game of the Year for 2016 and just kept improving for all of 2017 as well! Also added to the service are Ryse: Son Of Rome, Ruiner, Dead Rising 2, Dandara, The Escapists: Walking Dead and Rush: A Disney/Pixar adventure. A recent update to the Xbox One Dashboard also now gives you easy access to the Game Pass service with a tab on your home screen to jump right into the library of games.

Click on the titles below to read the TiX reviews of the new games entering Game Pass.

Hitman Season 1 – Welcome to the World of Assassination. You are Agent 47, the world’s best assassin. As an agent of the International Contract Agency (ICA), you are tasked with taking out hard-to-reach, high-profile targets in exotic locations all around the world. You’ll need to use your wits and creativity to find ways in eliminating your targets in densely detailed and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike, what to use, and how to kill is all up to you.

Ruiner – It‘s the brutal world of 2091. Ruiner immerses you in a cyberpunk dystopia, where you take on the role of a wired sociopath out to uncover the truth about the corrupt system and to retrieve his kidnapped brother. This brutal action shooter immerses you in Rengkok City, from its shady back-alleys to its towering corporate titans. Get ready to experience a game carved from the mold of the best cyberpunk anime.

Ryse: Son of Rome – Ave! Join the legions of ancient Rome as Marius Titus, a centurion on the rise. Sword-and-sandals meets action combat as you battle with the unique flow system, allowing you to seamlessly weave your battle between enemies. Prepare to immerse yourself in this alternate history, where the battles you fight will determine the fate of an empire.

Dead Rising 2 – The sequel to the smash hit features Chuck Greene, a motorcycle stuntman truly racing against time as he fights through hordes of zombies to keep his daughter alive. With loads of customized and constructible weapons, 2-player co-op, 4-player gladiator battles, and all DLC costumes included, players can rip through the undead horde in gory-ous 1080p at 60fps.

Dandara – Dandara is an exciting evolution to the metroidvania platformer genre. Take control of the mystical heroine Dandara as she leaps from the floor to walls to the ceiling, unhindered by gravity. Discover allies and mysteries hidden throughout as she fights to free the land of Salt from the oppression of the Eldarian Army.

The Escapists: The Walking Dead – 8-bit pixels meet biting zombies in The Escapists: The Walking Dead. The pixel art style familiar to fans of The Escapists brings the world of “The Walking Dead” to glorious un-life as you take on the role of Rick Grimes as he fights an endless horde of walkers let loose upon the world. Lead characters to safety while avoiding (and destroying) the undead.

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure – This Xbox 360 title, newly remastered for the Xbox One, now features controller support as well as support for the Kinect Sensor. Create your avatar and jump between the worlds of Pixar films like “Up,” “Cars,” “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story,” and “The Incredibles.” The remastered version features an all-new level based on “Finding Dory.” Unlock secret areas, new characters, and more as you master more than 15 fully-voice-acted levels!

Rocket League arrives on Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass just gets stronger and stronger and the latest game to join the scheme is TiX favourite Rocket League. It was announced on the latest edition of Inside Xbox and Game Director Scott Rudi said “We’re very excited to welcome all new players joining through their Xbox Game Pass membership and would love to hear from all of you as you play!”.

For those of you who have been hiding under a rock for the last few years, Rocket League is an amazingly addictive crossover of driving and football. It is a nightly multiplayer event for us here at TiX, so its great to hear that the player base will be increasing! Existing owners of the game who have a Game Pass subscription will also be able to get all the DLC at a discounted price ongoing.

See you all in the arena!

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Nine new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in July

Xbox Game Pass keeps improving its roster of games with the addition of nine new titles being added in July. Fallout 4, The Division, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited were just added, and joining them are Warhammer: Vermintide 2, DiRT 4, Zombie Army Trilogy, Human Fall Flat, Bomber Crew, Abzu, Shadow Complex Remastered and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

No one can deny the value of Game Pass at the present time, and with all future Xbox exclusives launching day and date on the service, it’s just going to get better!

Next Up Hero launching on Xbox Game Pass in June

Star Wars games force their way onto Xbox Game Pass

 

Robocraft Infinity launching on Game Pass on April 11th

UK developer Freejam have announced that Robocraft Infinity, the console version of the popular PC game Robocraft, will be released onto Xbox One on April 11th. Not only that, it’s also available to Game Pass subscribers for free, following hot on the heels of Sea Of Thieves as new games releasing straight to Microsoft’s subscription service.

If you’ve ever seen the TV show Robot Wars you will have a clue on what Robocraft Infinity is. Essentially you are given the tools and materials to design and build your own robot that you then send into battle in arenas across a multitude of game modes.

For more information visit the official website, Facebook or Twitter.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider launching on September 14th

Lara’s Back. Back Again. Lara’s Back. Tell your Friends.

It’s been a busy news day, made all the better by the official announcement (and worst kept secret ever) that Lara Croft is back on September 14th in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, which began in 2013 with Tomb Raider and continued in 2015 with Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is currently available on Xbox Game Pass.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be unveiled to the world on April 27, 2018.

Microsoft preparing for Biggest Ever E3 show on June 10th

 

Halo Wars 2 and Seven more coming to Game Pass in February

Another eight titles are being added to the Game Pass library from 1st February 2018 including Halo Wars 2, which was reviewed highly by our very own Dave Moran. You can read his Halo Wars 2 review right here!

The seven other games arriving are NBA 2K17, WWE 2K17, Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition, Rime, Fable Anniversary, Riptide Renegade GP and Letter Quest: Grimms Journey.

NBA 2K17 – Well, consider the ante upped this February as the critically acclaimed NBA 2K17 enters the Xbox Game Pass catalog and brings everything you loved about NBA 2K16, plus so much more. NBA 2K17 once again delivers all 30 NBA-licensed franchises and arenas, as well as an even deeper roster of international and classic teams and players. And as fans of the franchise have come to expect, NBA 2K17 delivers perhaps the best single-player career experience in MyCAREER. If you’re into developing dynasties and managing front offices, NBA 2K17’s stellar MyGM mode might be right up your alley. The next level leaps are most evident in MyTeam, a deep and diverse game mode that offers you the opportunity to build your very own NBA dream team, complete a multitude of mini-games and challenges, and take on the computer or players online in competitive matchmaking.

WWE 2K17 – With WWE 2K17’s addition to Xbox Game Pass on February 1, members can dive into a new round of more than 130 WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, classic matches, fan-favorite creation options, and even more available via DLC, your favorite WWE-centric content is almost certain to be found in WWE 2K17. Have you dreamed of entering the ring? If so, WWE 2K17’s MyCareer mode will help you launch your own path to digital stardom. You can also create your own WWE rivalries, interviews, and pay-per-view events in WWE Universe mode. And, of course, there is online multiplayer available if you want to test your skills and compete with other gamers over Xbox Live. WWE 2K17 even lets you take the action outside the ring, in the crowd, and into backstage areas! There’s so much to do in WWE 2K17, you may lose track of time! Just don’t lose track of your opponent or you might be introduced to a steel chair!

Halo Wars 2 – Microsoft’s own 343 Industries is getting in on the Xbox Game Pass action in February, bringing you Halo Wars 2, the beautiful and challenging RTS sequel to Halo Wars. Build out your bases, gather and manage critical resources, and defeat enemy factions with your superior military strategy and combat. Solo or co-op, Halo Wars 2 is among the very best strategy games on Xbox, and we are excited to have it join the fray on Xbox Game Pass. And for those of you who have an Xbox One X, you’ll be pleased to know that Halo Wars 2 is Xbox One X Enhanced, with 4K HDR support, as well as super-sampled anti-aliasing for 1080P tv sets (it’s as impressive as it sounds).

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition – Our parade of stellar sequels continues with THQ Nordic’s action RPG Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition. Many of our Xbox Game Pass members jumped into Darksiders Warmastered Edition so now’s a great opportunity to continue exploring the tale of The Four Horsemen — this time as Death. Discover his story through epic quests and challenging side missions while battling enemies, toppling bosses, and solving puzzles along the way. Defeat Corruption and prepare yourself for the next chapter in the story: Darksiders III, coming soon to Xbox One!

Fable Anniversary – With the addition of the gorgeous and engaging remaster of the original Fable game, Xbox Game Pass members can now play through the entire Fable trilogy. Each game in the series offers a tremendous story and RPG experience. And with Xbox Game Pass, getting Fable is easy. The hard part will be putting the controller down once you’ve become engrossed in Fable’s incredible world of action and adventure!

Rime – If you enjoy immersive single-player puzzle-adventure games then indie gem Rime is for you. In Rime, you control a young boy isolated on a seemingly deserted island and must help him solve puzzles on his journey to escape the island. With a unique and beautiful aesthetic and a story inspired by the five stages of grief, Rime is an experience a bit unlike anything else in Xbox Game Pass. We’re hopeful you love its charm and ingenuity every bit as much as we do!

Riptide Renegade GP – Racers and jet ski fans, we’ve got something this month for you as well with Vector Unit’s fast-paced aquatic racer Riptide Renegade GP hitting the catalog in February. Riptide Renegade GP is a futuristic racing game with realistic physics and tight controls, as well multiple modes for you to enjoy. Complete events, enter tournaments, and start collecting victories against friends through local co-op, or online with Xbox Live!

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey – Similar to Rime, indie diamond-in-the-rough Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey offers a unique story-based experience for Xbox Game Pass members. In Letter Quest, your objective is to spell words to unlock attacks on monsters, new items, boosters, and new chapters in the storyline. With a unique style of play, replayable levels with multiple new challenges, and some RPG flair, you may be surprised at how much fun you’ll have in Letter Quest.

Phil Spencer announces Xbox Game Pass

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has just announced a brand new service, Xbox Game Pass.

Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring. Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games – all for $9.99 per month.

The pass will allow you to discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues. In addition, all Xbox One games in the catalog – and related add-ons – will be available to purchase at an exclusive discount for Pass members.

Select members in the Xbox Insiders Alpha group can begin to test the feature starting today. As soon as we get access we’ll let you know what we think.