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Top 30, The best of Game Pass for Series X|S and Xbox One X Enhanced. (August)





These are the best 30 games on Game Pass Ultimate that you should consider if you are currently paying the service for your console. We shortlisted Optimized X|S games and previous consoles titles that have been enhanced for Xbox One X. Therefore, we didn't consider games for the first Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One that haven't been improved for the most recent consoles. However, some games for these consoles are real classics with excellent reviews by critics that you can also consider if you want to skip modern games with a high-quality image and performance.


Check also our Top 10 Xbox Series X|S games, Summer 2021


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August 2021 changes:

Games added to the top 30: Gears Tactics and Flight Simulator.

Games removed from the top 30 and Game Pass: The tourist.




1. Oblivion

Oblivion xbox

Xbox One X Enhanced

Role playing‬

 

* Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. Oblivion is the latest chapter in the epic Elder Scrolls saga. With a powerful combination of free form gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges.



2. Fallout 3

Fallout 3 xbox

Xbox One X Enhanced

Role playing‬

 

* Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Fallout 3 includes an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world – radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures.


3. Gears of War 2

Xbox One X Enhanced

Shooter‬

 

* Winter approaches. War rages on. Entire cities are sinking, swallowed by a new threat from below. Soon humanity will have nothing left to defend. Only one option remains: an all-out attack on the Locust Horde.• HD Gaming’s New StandardInnovative controls and unmatched intensity made Gears of War® one of the best-selling Xbox 360® games ever. Breakthrough advances in Unreal® Engine 3 raise the bar again.• A Blockbuster ExperienceUse enemies as shields, fight chainsaw duels, and discover new monsters, weapons, and vehicles in an emotional campaign of loss and retribution.• Explosive Xbox LIVE® PlayThe most visceral online shooter gets even better with a new party system, more co-op modes, and TrueSkill(TM) matchmaking.(Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB)



4. ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS


OPTIMIZED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S

Action/Platformer

 

* Discover Ori’s true destiny in this emotional and engaging story driven adventure with a stunning soundtrack. Explore a vast, exotic, and strikingly beautiful environment.

Guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities and customize your style of play.

Larger-than-life bosses – Encounter towering enemies and thrilling escape sequences. New characters - Seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate.

Spirit Trials - Race to the top of the leaderboards in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game. Spirit Shrines – Face increasingly challenging waves of enemies in timed trials to collect rewards.


5. Flight Simulator


OPTIMIZED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S

Simulation

 

* Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.


6. Gears of War 3

Xbox One X Enhanced

Shooter‬

 

* “Gears of War 3” is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War 3” plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival and brotherhood. In “Gears of War 3,” players fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race.



7. Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus


Xbox One X Enhanced

Shooter

 

* You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.



8. Dishonored 2


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & adventure‬

 

* Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the follow up to Arkane Studio's first-person action blockbuster and winner of more than 100 'Game of the Year' awards, Dishonored. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. How will you combine your character's unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies?


9. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice


OPTIMIZED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S

Action & adventure‬

 

* From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.


10. Battlefield™ 1


Xbox One X Enhanced

‪Action & adventure‬, ‪Shooter‬

 

*Experience the dawn of all-out war in Battlefield™ 1. Discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign, or join in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Fight as infantry or take control of amazing vehicles on land, air and sea, and adapt your gameplay to the most dynamic battles in Battlefield history.


11. Titanfall® 2


Xbox One X Enhanced

Shooter‬

 

* In single player, an aspiring Pilot and a veteran Titan combine forces to save their own lives and combat a powerful enemy against all odds. Multiplayer offers brand new Titans, expanded Pilot abilities, and deeper customization to elevate the fast-paced and exciting gameplay fans expect from the series.




12. FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster


Xbox One X Enhanced

Role playing‬

 

* FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster brings the timeless classics forward to the current generation of fans, old and new alike. FINAL FANTASY X tells the story of a star blitzball player, Tidus, who journeys with a young and beautiful summoner named Yuna on her quest to save the world of Spira from an endless cycle of destruction wrought by the colossal menace Sin. FINAL FANTASY X-2 returns to the world of Spira two years after the beginning of the Eternal Calm. Having been shown a mysterious but familiar image in a sphere, Yuna becomes a Sphere Hunter and along with her companions Rikku and Paine, embarks on a quest around the world to find the answers to the mystery within. Fully immerse yourself in the World of Spira as you enjoy over 100 combined hours of gameplay across the two classic titles.


13. NHL® 20


Xbox One X Enhanced

Sports‬

 

* In NHL® 20, your favorite NHL stars now look and feel more authentic with new Signature Shots that make every attack a threat. A new broadcast package celebrates your biggest plays as you take on all-new game modes, including the new winner-take-all Eliminator mode where you play solo or team up with friends to take down the competition.


14. Planet Coaster: Console Edition


OPTIMIZED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S

Simulation‬, ‪Strategy‬

 

* Welcome to a new era in coaster park simulation! Bring your ideas to life with easy-to-use tools, manage all aspects of your expanding empire, and harness the world’s best creations from an endlessly creative community in the Frontier Workshop.



15. Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & adventure

 

* From the award-winning developers at Arkane® Studios comes Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider, the first standalone adventure in the critically-acclaimed Dishonored® series. Be a badass supernatural assassin and take on the role of notorious Billie Lurk as she reunites with her mentor Daud in order to pull off the greatest assassination ever conceived.

16. Control


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & adventure‬, ‪Shooter‬

 

* After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. From developer Remedy Entertainment, this supernatural 3rd person action-adventure will challenge you to master the combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts, and reactive environments while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.



17. Gears of War 4


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & Adventure

 

* A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.



18. Halo 5: Guardians


Xbox One X Enhanced

Shooter‬

 

* Halo 5: Guardians delivers epic multiplayer experiences that span multiple modes, full-featured level building tools, and the most dramatic Halo story to date. With multiple massive FREE content releases since launch, Halo 5: Guardians offers more content, more multiplayer mayhem, and more variety than any Halo ever released!


19. Prey


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & Adventure

 

* In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.


20. Two Point Hospital™


Xbox One X Enhanced

Simulation‬, ‪Strategy‬

 

* The hit hospital building management sim comes to console for the first time! BUILD, CURE and IMPROVE: Design stunning hospitals, decorate them as you like, cure very unusual illnesses and manage troublesome staff!




21. Viva Piñata


Xbox One X Enhanced

Family & kids‬

 

* Attract and tame your favourite Piñatas. There are more than 60 species that roam wild on Piñata Island. Personalise everything from the grass at your feet to the hat on your Piñata's head. Welcome to Piñata Island, enjoy your stay!


22. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & adventure

 

* Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure! They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Beettalion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair!


23. Yakuza: Like a Dragon


OPTIMIZED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S

Role playing‬

 

* Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.



24. A Plague Tale: Innocence


Xbox One X Enhanced

Action & adventure

 

* Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history. Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.



25. Gears 5


OPTIMIZED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S

‪Shooter‬