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
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: Flynn: Son of Crimson is a handcrafted 2D action platformer that will take players on a journey of discovery and conflict. Join Flynn and his mythical companion Dex to save Rosantica from The Scourge. Discover and master the power of Crimson Energy to stop the evil overlord Zealock!
I Am Fish (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 16
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: I Am Fish is a charming, physics-based adventure starring four intrepid fish friends, forcibly separated from their home in a pet shop fish tank. Swim, fly, roll and chomp your way to the open ocean in a bid for freedom and to re-unite once again.
SkateBird (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 16
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: You're a lonely lil' skateboarding bird, and your Big Friend has hung up their board for good. Their job sucks, and lately, they are barely ever home to play with you. You are going to fix all that – with the power of skateboarding! Above all else, skate birds try their best.
Superliminal (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 16
Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you escape your own dream by tackling impossible puzzles based on perspective and optical illusions. Think outside the box and expect the unexpected.
Aragami 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 17
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: The Aragami emerge as a clan to defend their own, utilizing the shadows to avail their cause. Aragami 2 takes the franchise to new levels of stealth and skill-based combat in a gripping narrative that can be experienced in solo or with friends as a co-op stealth-action adventure.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) — September 23
Winner of over a dozen awards, Lost Words is an atmospheric narrative adventure that takes place in the personal diary entries belonging to a young girl named Izzy. Unfold the pages and explore the fantasy land of Estoria, a place where words hold immense power.
Sable (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 23
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: Embark on an unforgettable journey and guide Sablethrough her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across stunning deserts and ancient wonders. Explore a rich world by hoverbike, solve puzzles, climb great heights, and get to know the inhabitants. Discover who Sableis beneath the mask.
Subnautica: Below Zero (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming) ID@Xbox — September 23
Dive into a freezing underwater adventure on an alien planet. Set two years after the original Subnautica, return to Planet 4546B to uncover the truth behind a deadly cover-up. Survive by building habitats, crafting tools, and diving deeper into this captivating universe.
Tainted Grail: Conquest (PC) ID@Xbox — September 23
Explore the ever-changing maps, fight with deadly enemies, and learn what happened to the cursed island of Avalon in this unique, infinitely replayable, story-driven hybrid between a deck-building Roguelike and an RPG game. Create your own combos out of hundreds of cards and learn how to survive in a dark, unforgiving world shrouded by a mysterious, deadly force known as the wyrdness.
Lemnis Gate (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC) — September 28
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: Harness the abilities of powerful operatives in mind-bending 4D battles as you disrupt the past to change the future. Lemnis Gate liberates you from the constraints of time to offer a relentlessly inventive multiplayer experience deeply rooted in tactical FPS gameplay. Exploit the unlimited intricacies of time travel and forge your path to victory.
Astria Ascending (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC) — September 30
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: Explore a vast world on the brink of chaos in a mature, emotional JRPG rendered in glorious 4K hand drawn visuals. Customize your characters with expansive customization, and lead the 8 Demigods of Orcanon to battle in rewarding, turn-based combat to protect the Harmony.
Unsighted (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC) ID@Xbox — September 30
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: The few androids that remain are running out of Anima, the energy that gives all robots consciousness. It's up to you, Alma, to save your friends from becoming Unsighted. Explore the vast ruins of Arcadia, using every tool you can find. Time is ticking. They need you.
Phoenix Point (Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One) ID@Xbox – October 1
A mutating alien menace threatens the last remnants of mankind on an Earth ravaged by the Pandoravirus and it's up to the Phoenix Project to take the planet back for humanity. The turn-based strategy hit Phoenix Point includes optimizations and changes designed specifically for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
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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