If it’s slightly weird that you are after, with a bit of madness on the side, then the latest 2 additions to the world of Game Pass on Xbox and PC are going to hugely appeal.
The Game Pass subscription is one of the finest monthly payments an Xbox or PC player can make. Allowing access to a ton of games for one low monthly price, it feels a bit of a no-brainer to have a subscription to hand.
But much of the appeal is that it’s a service that is constantly on the move, rotating games in and out, evolving, revolving and ensuring freshness. It’s that which hits home today with the latest additions on Xbox, PC and the cloud.
2 additions of madness
So what is on offer today? What is joining the Game Pass ranks for Xbox and PC folk to get involved in. Well, the first is a Day One debutant in the form of Amnesia: The Bunker (Cloud, Console, PC). The second sees Hypnospace Outlaw pop its head around the corner, after having done the rounds in paid form.
Amnesia: The Bunker
It could be said that Amnesia: The Bunker is a masterpiece of survival horror – in fact, that’s how we’re selling it.
From the Frictional Games team – they previously behind SOMA – this one chucks you into a WW1 bunker and tasks you to get on with it. Scavenging supplies, crafting what you need and plucking up the courage to press onwards will be at the core of Amnesia: The Bunker. But you’ll also need to keep an eye out for the horrors of the darkness.
An intense experience, if you think you have what it takes to brave the depths of hell, then Amnesia: The Bunker should be downloaded asap. It’s on the Xbox Store, due to hit Game Pass today. As we write, we’re only seeing a paid option – expect that to change soon.
If you thought Amnesia was weird, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Hypnospace Outlaw is a 90’s internet simulator that is full of nostalgic hits. A game that first released back in 2020, this comes to Game Pass to ensure a whole swathe of new gamers get the chance to take it in.
Wacky meta humour is front and centre. As our full review of Hypnospace Outlaw says ‘Hypnospace Outlaw on Xbox One is so wonderfully put together, it’s hard to imagine anyone it wouldn’t make an impact on. If you have any interest in the early days of the internet, meta humour or just unique games, I strongly urge you to give this a go.‘
It’s also a game that laid foundations for the recently released Slayers X.
What’s next for Game Pass?
We’d guess that the vast majority of Game Pass subscribers will find something in the 2 games that have filled out the service today. But there is more to come – and leave – in the days ahead.
In a couple of days time, on the 8th June, we’ll see the rather lovely Stacking arrive for play, accompanied by that of Rune Factory 4 Special – spoiler alert: we gave that one a big 5/5 in review. From there, the 13th June has another Day One addition in the form of the stunning looking Dordogne. And on 22nd June we see Conan Exiles: Age of War being added.
To offset things, a number of games are shifting out on the 15th June. If you’ve not yet played them, get involved with Bridge Constructor Portal, Chorus or Maneater. Mortal Shell, Serious Sam 4 and Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) will also be moved out. Get playing those now as time is fast running out.
And as always, drop into the comments to let us know if the madness of the latest 2 additions to Game Pass are to your liking. If you’re too scared to play Amnesia: The Bunker, at least the werd Hypnospace Outlaw will probably be more suitable.