As October comes to a close, Microsoft has revealed its next set of games coming to Game Pass for PC. We have a blend of older, remastered LucasArts classics along with some newer games. And a few of those should certainly turn a few heads. Celeste is easily one of those attention seekers, as it exploded into popularity nearly two years ago, sparking new conversations on the impact depression brings. Some others are even newer, such as Deep Rock Galactic and Carto. Whether you’re hankering for something fresh or well-aged, Game Pass into mid-November is sure to satisfy.
Interestingly enough, the first PC game on the list comes out on Steam and Game Pass at the same time. In fact, we just reviewed it today. Carto, which is available on Game Pass tomorrow, is a highly enjoyable indie game, with a minimalistic art style that hides its impressive depth. Our own Lawrence Le gave it a review, and called it “a strong contender for the title of 2020’s best adventure.” That’s some high praise, and you’ll be able to see for yourself how good the game is come tomorrow.
The classics I mentioned beforehand we already knew were coming. On October 29, three remasters of LucasArts’ best and brightest will be available. I’m talking Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Full Throttle Remastered, and Grim Fandango Remastered. All of which garnered critical reception as some of the best damn point-and-click games of the ’90s. If you haven’t played any of them yet, this might be a good chance to rectify that error.
Best of the rest
The list goes on until mid-November. On the fifth (remember, remember), Celeste makes its way onto Game Pass for PC. It’ll be joined by four other games, including Comanche, Deep Rock Galactic, Eastshade, and Knights and Bikes. Finally, on November 16 is the last game of the list, Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition, with all its dinosaurs and abuse of the colon (the sign used in writing, not the… you know what I mean). Come to think of it, I’ve been meaning to gather up the buds for some Deep Rock Galactic. Glad to hear I don’t have to wait to get my space dwarf on.
Microsoft released the entire list on its Xbox site. The list also includes a brief summary of each game, just in case you’re curious about one of the selections before downloading. It’s a PC-heavy list this time, which you know makes us happy.