10 great games from 2020 for your new Xbox

Whether you’ve recently bought or are planning to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S soon, or stick to your Xbox One console, it’s certainly nice to have a range of good games to play. And what better way to do that than barely spending money? Individual games, although sometimes worth the cost, can be expensive. Instead, you can get a ton of value from subscribing to Game Pass Ultimate.

For $ 14.99 per month ($ 1 for every first three months if you’re a new subscriber), an all-in-one Game Pass Ultimate subscription gives you access to an increasing number of downloadable games and exclusive discounts on popular games. You also get the ability to download games on consoles and Android devices.

If you only want to run games on your computer, you can subscribe to the basic Game Pass for $ 9.99 per month ($ 1 for the first month if you are a new subscriber). In addition, you can also download an increasing number of games.

With any subscription, you can access games from EA that were previously only available with a separate subscription. They also give you the ability to play multiplayer games online with friends (if supported). By registering, you will get instant access to six of the 10 games below (and we’ve included individual prices just in case). The others listed here that are not included in the Game Pass are worth buying yourself.

We’ve rounded up our favorite and most used games, apps, and entertainment. See our app selections iPhones,, Android phones,, Windows computers, i Mac computers equipped with M1; our favorite mobile games from Apple Arcade i Google Play Pass; and our best choice for gaming computers,, PS5,, Xbox One and X / S Series,, Nintendo Switch, i VR. We’ve also listed our favorite streaming shows Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN Plus, i Netflix; some great science fiction books; i exciting new podcasts. (Note: prices were correct at the time of publication, but are subject to change.)

Yakuza: Like a dragon

Yakuza: Like a dragon
Image: Sega

The seventh Yakuza the game in the series is a big step away from the rest. It’s a turn-based role-playing game (RPG), instead of being a direct game interspersed with some RPG elements, like other games in the franchise. But Like a dragon definitely not your average RPG. You are free to move around the fictional version of the Japanese district of Yokohama, meeting unusual people along the way and going on memorable tasks.

While not on the Game Pass, the game supports smart delivery, so you’ll achieve improved performance by using the Xbox One version of the game on one of the newer Xbox consoles.

Cyberpunk 2077

Top view of the night city in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Image: CD Project Red

According to Adi Robertson’s review, the long-awaited RPG from the open world CD Project Red was worth the wait. If you want to dive into the world of Night City for an RPG that is more voluminous and deeper than most other games out there, check out this one.

This game is compatible with the Xbox One as well as the Xbox Series X / S consoles, although the corresponding version of the next generation game is still under construction and will come as a free update for people who bought it.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster

THPS

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster
Slika: Activision

My colleague Andrew Webster calls it a remake THPS 1 and 2 “the perfect remaster.” If you have any affinities for these classic skateboarding titles from the heyday of the original PlayStation, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. It features most of the same music, and the skate parks and player models have been revamped to today’s graphics standards.

Not available on the Game Pass, but the Xbox One version of the game is compatible on the new Xbox consoles.

Ori and the will of wisdom

Ori and the will of wisdom

Ori and the will of wisdom
Moon Studios

The latest adventure in which Ori is is even better than the original. It offers a similarly excellent platform, but the novelty in the series is a surprisingly good fight in the match. The team responsible for the game has created amazing vistas that will look especially good on 4K television, and it all looks fantastic on the go.

Ori and the will of wisdom is available for Xbox One via Game Pass, and there is now a version optimized to run on Xbox S Xbox Series consoles that unlocks thumbnail speed for smoother gaming.

Gears Tactics

Gear tactics
File: Splash Damage Xbox Game Studios

There is nothing wrong with the traditional Gears games that have a third-person perspective, like excellent Gears 5. But if you want to try something new, Gears Tactics takes a fight and turns it into a turn-based game where each move is a roll of the dice. You’ll have to play a little smarter, taking care to support each of your characters so they don’t get overwhelmed on the battlefield. As the title implies, you have to be tactful.

This game is available on the Game Pass, and owners of the Xbox Series X / S console can enjoy an updated version with improved performance.

Hello: Master Chief Collection

Hello: Master Chief Collection
File: Xbox Game Studios

Hello: Master Chief Collection

This list obviously wouldn’t be complete without appearing from Hello: Master Chief Collection. In the alternate universe, Hello Infinite he would probably be on this list, but alas, that game has been postponed to later 2021. With or without him, Master Chief Collection is crucial for any first-person shooter lover. Contains the original Hello through the fourth iteration, together with Hello: PAR to complete the package.

It is available on Game Pass and the like Gears Tactics i Ori, has been updated to look even better on the latest Xbox consoles.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2
Bungie

Destiny 2 is another semi-permanent schedule on our “best” lists, as Bungie is constantly updating it. Latest download extension, “Beyond Light, “, Was recently published, adding to the already hectic list of things to do in the game. If you enjoy first-person shooters and want to dip your toe into how it feels to play an MMO game at no monthly cost, check out Destiny 2.

Basic game and new Beyond Light the extension is available through the Game Pass. Bungie patched it up recently Destiny 2 to look and perform better on Xbox Series X / S consoles.

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4
File: Xbox Game Studios / Turn 10

This game is not particularly new, but it is unique to this list. Forza Horizon 4 is a racing sim that allows you to go off-road in the UK without an overly serious tone of games like Gran Turismo or even Forza Motorsport games. Whether or not you’ve enjoyed racing games in the past, Horizon 4 is a well-designed game that is fun to jump into a race or two, or just some mindless ride.

Forza Horizon 4 is available on the Game Pass for all modern Xbox consoles, and has also received a patch for the Series X / S consoles to improve performance.

Tetris effect: related

Tetris effect: related

Tetris effect: related
File: Enhance Games

Tetris effect is a zen-like experience, a marriage of convenience Tetris with a rhythm-based game. Connecting the two may not sound too much, but it’s something you should try. New, exclusive Xbox (until summer 2021) Connected the game version allows local and network multiplayer that was not available in the original Tetris effect.

Tetris effect: related is available on the Game Pass, so your subscription will allow you to jump in right away. It is compatible with all modern Xbox consoles, including One and Series X / S.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Apex Legends
File: EA / Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment is best known for Titanfall i Jedi Star Wars: Fallen Order, but its free FPS Apex Legends is a must have for your new Xbox. By design similar to other battle royale games, like Fortnite i PUBG, this game is a competitive shooter where you only have one chance to climb to the top. But what it sets Apex Legends in addition to fluent gameplay, satisfying weapon games and character classes with which you are guaranteed to have fun experimenting.

This game recently got a next-generation patch that made it better performed on Series X / S consoles.

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