If you like your shooting multiplayer and with your backs to the wall, then Game Pass has two new servings for you.
Undoubtedly the headliner is Back 4 Blood, the successor in all but name to Left 4 Dead. It’s from the same studio – Turtle Rock – and it’s got everything you would want or expect from it. There’s four-player co-operative play against the Horde, both local and online, or you can match up against another four players as they take on the zombie swarms themselves.
For some games, familiarity is a good thing, and considering Left 4 Dead 2 came out a massive twelve years ago, we are well due for another helping. There is some originality here, though, as Turtle Rock have called on the now-popular use of collectible cards to build decks that will ensure your survival. Expect our review soon.
Slightly less bloodthirsty, but still with a finger hovering over the trigger, is Destiny 2: Beyond Light. This one has been available on Game Pass for console and cloud for some time, but we’re now getting access to it on PC. This was the final expansion for Destiny 2 after Forsaken and Shadowkeep, and it launched in November 2020. If you remember, it’s the one that axed just as much content as it added, by we had a fine time with it, giving it a 4/5 and saying that “the new world is an interesting place, and with a lot of post story content coming from Variks, the scope to have fun is large”. A recommendation, then.
We’re confident that most players will find something to play here, but if you’re interested in what else is coming in October, then know that Ring of Pain and The Riftbreaker are both arriving on Cloud, Console and PC on October 14th, and The Good Life is appearing on Cloud, Console and PC on October 15th. Keep an eye for articles from us on the day for those.
Not everything is sticking around, as games are also leaving Game Pass on October 15th, with Heave Ho (PC), Katana Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC), Scourgebringer (Cloud, Console, and PC), Tales of Vesperia HD (Console and PC) and The Swords of Ditto (PC) all scarpering.
Announcements are due soon for the rest of the month, and other games we might get our hands on for our subscription. For now though, let us know what you are playing through the power of Xbox Game Pass.