Xbox Game Pass scores 10 new Bethesda games, complete Fallout series included

Fallout 3
Fallout 3 (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks LLC)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass has scored 10 new Bethesda games.
  • The big announcement concerns the four older Fallout games coming to Xbox Game Pass, including Fallout: Tactics for PC.
  • Now there's a total of 30 Bethesda games on Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft has announced a range of new titles headed to Xbox Game Pass, its game subscription service for console and PC, as a part of its E3 2021 press conference. The company announced several additions soon headed to the service during its 90-minute showcase, from various Microsoft and Bethesda properties to a handful of third-party deals. Highlights include past Bethesda classics, including the complete mainline Fallout series, and the original PC hit from 1997.

  • Arx Fatalis (PC)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (Xbox, PC, Cloud)
  • Doom (2016) (Xbox, PC)
  • Fallout (PC)
  • Fallout 2 (PC)
  • Fallout 3 (Xbox, PC, Cloud)
  • Fallout: Tactics (PC)
  • Rage (Xbox, PC, Cloud)
  • The Evil Within 2 (Xbox, PC, Cloud)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Xbox, PC, Cloud)

New Bethesda games continue to expand the Xbox Game Pass library, following Microsoft's acquisition of parent ZeniMax Media back in September. The deal, worth $7.5 billion, has seen the platform holder bring an extensive back catalog of Bethesda-published titles to Xbox Game Pass while embracing various backward compatibility features like FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S. The games join the hundreds of Xbox Game Pass games for Xbox consoles, and an equally extensive list of Xbox Game Pass PC games.

The latest titles include many absences that remained excluded from Xbox Game Pass offerings while still playable Xbox consoles and PC. Titles like DOOM (2016) and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus were previously available via the subscription, but removed prior to the Bethesda acquisition. The complete Fallout series also provides the entire experience to date, joining existing games in the post-apocalyptic series, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. However, earlier Fallout titles from Interplay Entertainment remain PC exclusive, with their top-down turn-based gameplay never making the leap to console.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.