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6 more games leave Game Pass on Xbox and PC


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What’s leaving Game Pass today?

Ah yes, it’s the middle of the month and that means the Game Pass service looks to mix things up a bit. The big dogs at Microsoft HQ are doing just that by removing a number of games from the subscription service. Six games in fact. 

Games leaving Game Pass

As of today you’ll be saying goodbye to six of the finest Xbox and PC games if you are a Game Pass subscriber. It’s something you should be well used to by now, fully understanding of the need to keep things exciting, mixing up, dragging stuff out. 

And whilst in previous weeks and months we’ve lamented the removal of certain games, those upping and leaving in October go with our best wishes – we’re not sure there’s too much we’ll be left crying over. That’s not to say you will feel the same though. 

So what’s leaving?

Today Game Pass subscribers have their last day with six games. Of course, if any of the following are titles you just HAVE to play, your best bet going forward will be to purchase each outright. That’s more than doable, with a visit to the Xbox Store sorting you out. 

Eville (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Eville is a game that debuted onto Game Pass – and for good reason. This is a social deduction game, one in which the online community is absolutely vital to how it plays. It was probably that which forced the hand upon release, pushing it out to Game Pass as it went. 

So what’s going to happen now that the service subscribers won’t have access? Well, that’s up for debate but we’d hope those who have already taken to the game will find it within themselves to fill the developer coffers with cold hard cash, continuing the vibrant community going forward. 

If not, well, we fear…

If you haven’t yet played Eville, a 3/5 review score should just about sell things.

Eville is built on solid foundations, having a good stab at bringing the social deduction genre to the masses, but it lacks the components to achieve longevity in a crowded and competitive space.

The Legend of Tianding (Cloud, Console, and PC)

It’s not even been a year since The Legend of Tianding added some Chinese manga to Game Pass, but already it’s being shifted out to make room for others. 

Based around Tiawan’s answer to Robin Hood, The Legend of Tianing whisks us off to a time just after the Sino-Japanese war. It plays out via some hand-drawn manga art, comic-book stylee. And it works as a side-srolling fighting platformer – it certainly mixes up some genres. 

A 4/5 review score of The Legend of Tianding means this is one that is surely worth a cash purchase going forward?

The Legend of Tianding is a very competent entry into the side-scrolling fighting genre. And the tale is a breath of fresh air as well. It may be one of the first Taiwan based games you’ll play, but hopefully it won’t be the last. 

Trek to Yomi (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Trek to Yomi is – perhaps – the one game out of the 6 moving out of Game Pass that we’re going to miss the most. But having been present in the service for some 18 months, we guess it’s about time for it to make the move. 

Trek to Yomi is one of those games that delivers a tight, focused campaign, showing off the artistic style as it goes. It’s glorious, one of the most beautiful of games. A title that is worth downloading and playing near immediately. 

And what’s more, with a shot runtime, if you’re reading this article early, you may even have time to grab a full playthrough before it leaves Game Pass on Xbox and PC. 

Perhaps it’s a little short, and maybe the combat is a little one dimensional, but Trek To Yomi is a game that stands out from the crowd, and that’s becoming all the rarer in 2022.

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Looking for a game that draws clear inspiration from Zelda? You’ve found it with the quirky little Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. It’s just a shame it never really reaches the heights of the game that inspired things. 

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is another that has been kicking around for some 18 months or so; a cutesy little adventure game that focus on a turnip – shock horror – who, somehow, commits tax fraud. It’s about as silly as it sounds. 

It’s another short game too, and is most definitely one of those which you should be able to complete in one easy-to-handle sitting. Whether you want to, is up for debate, but let our review conclusion try and sell things… 

The whole point of a game review is to try and decide whether a game is worth buying or not. I’d recommend waiting for a patch or two to get released before deciding to dive into Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion and possibly a sale if you’re looking to buy it for yourself. It’s very likely you could play through the game without it crashing, but I have to go off of my experience with it.

A couple of PC only removals

And to conclude the removals from Game Pass are a couple of PC games. We’ve not played either Overwhelm or Shenzhen I/O (you know, Xbox site and all that), so really can’t comment on their quality. But if you haven’t yet downloaded either of these two from Game Pass, time is fast running out. Get on it immediately if you have interest.

There’s more to come to Game Pass

But don’t fret. These six games moving out of Game Pass do at least allow for some new titles to arrive. For the rest of October we’re expecting big things from Jusant. Like A Dragon: Ishin is coming in the next couple of days too. That is sure to eat up a good few tens of hours of your time. We’ve just recently seen From Space arrive in the Game Pass service too.

Will you be found missing any of those games? Let us know in the comments. 

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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