What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a subscription-based service that allows Xbox users access to hundreds of months for a monthly fee.
- Xbox Game Studios regularly updates Xbox Game Pass once or twice a month with batches of new or old games.
- Microsoft has announced the second batch of new games coming soon for Xbox Game Pass for September.
- Titles include the co-op stealth-action game Aragami 2, the artistic adventure game Sable, the action platformer Flynn: Son of Crimson, and much more.
As we approach the halfway point of September, the fine folks at Microsoft have revealed the latest additions for its beloved subscription-based service, Xbox Game Pass. This subscription service has allowed gamers to experience hundreds upon hundreds of games for a consumer-friendly monthly fee. The first half of Xbox Game Pass's line-up for September saw the likes of Final Fantasy XIII, Surgeon Simulator, and Artful Escape. For the second batch, Microsoft has prepared a wide range of titles from the indie scene to join the Xbox Game Pass library.
We have titles such as Aragami 2, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed, stealth-action game, Aragami. There's also the 2D action platformer Flynn: Son of Crimson, the artistically stunning adventure game, Sable, and many more titles arriving very soon. One of the biggest strengths of Xbox Game Pass is allowing indie developers to showcase their painstakingly crafted products, and this second batch of September Xbox Game Pass games demonstrates that perfectly. Will any of these newcomers join the upper echelon of the best games on Xbox Game Pass? Only time will tell.
The list of games you see will be readily available on platforms that support Xbox Game Pass, such as Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. If you need to know exactly when games are being added or leaving Xbox Game Pass, we at Windows Central will keep you up to date with all the latest developments.
Here is the exact list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of September. With quotes and descriptions taken from the Xbox website.
Flynn: Son of Crimson (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 15
I Am Fish (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 16
SkateBird (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 16
Superliminal (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 16
Aragami 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 17
Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) — September 23
Sable (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 23
Subnautica: Below Zero (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 23
Tainted Grail: Conquest (PC) ID@Xbox — September 23
Lemnis Gate (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC) — September 28
Astria Ascending (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC) — September 30
Unsighted (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC) ID@Xbox — September 30
Phoenix Point (Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One) ID@Xbox – October 1
Here's a list of a games that have now been updated with touch-controls for gaming on the cloud.
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Cris Tales
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Halo Wars 2
- Last Stop
- Raji: An Ancient Epic
- The Medium
- Tropico 6
Here is the list of games that will leaving Xbox Game Pass by the end of September.
- Drake Hollow (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Ikenfell (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Night in the Woods (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Kathy Rain (PC)
- Warhammer Vermintide II (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
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Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!