10 Xbox Game Pass October 2020 Games Suggestions

September 30, 2020 at 3:18am
By Jason Stettner

With so many titles being available on the subscription service, it can be hard to find something to play. Here are ten Xbox Game Pass October 2020 games suggestions to check out and try on the service. These should all be available to play right away, or close to within the month.

Hopefully there’s a good variety of games presented here, and maybe you’ll find something new to check out that you might have overlooked or not have known it was on the service. This is a console focused listing though some may also be on the PC, and it’s not in a ranked order. Best to give them all a whirl if you have time or interest in them!

There should be a wide range of offerings from family oriented titles, to say mature ones and everything in between. Look forward to a monthly listing from us every single month throughout the year near the start of each month to help kick things off. This counts down from ten to one, again without a specific ranking for any of the offerings in mind.

#10: Touhou Luna Nights

This is a Metroidvania sort of title where a focus on exploration and action based gameplay. Remilia Scarlet, head vampire of the Scalet Devil Mansion sends her maid Sakuya Izayoi with no warning to a world much like Gensokyo but not quite the same.

It’s a place where she has the ability to manipulate time and does so with some intense style. It allows lots of freedom in terms of exploring areas, lovely visuals and just fast paced action. It’s quite an interesting time. A 2D adventure, a sense of tension and some light RPG elements too.

#9: Night in the Woods

This follows college dropout Mae, returning home to a crumbling former mining town called Possum Springs. She aims to resume her aimless former life, by connecting with those that she left behind.

Things are strange, darker and it’ll take some exploration to figure out what’s happening while the light begins to dissipate. It’s heavily focused on narrative based action, an adventure game with charming visuals and a distinct art aesthetic. It’s a strange game, yet most certainly worth one’s time for an interesting experience.

#8: Descenders

This is an extreme biking game where players battle against procedurally generating worlds. This is available for solo play, or online multiplayer action as well. Tackle large jumps, steep slopes or even hillbombs every time you play. It’s always going to be a different challenge, offering something unique to test your skills.

Do you have what it takes to handle always varied obstacles, that’s the true test of one’s biking abilities. You’ll be trying to get massive scores, reaching high combos and attempting not to bail out. Aside from just quick playing there are a variety of modes, and different ways to intact with the experience. It’s certainly a different sort of challenging racing time, great bikes against intense courses.

#7: Sniper Elite 4

This is one awesome sniping based game. You’re able to work through a lengthy campaign, attempt to survive with others online or even compete against other players in multiplayer. It’s quite a setup that’s packing a lot of game time. Head back to World War 2 in this sequel that follows Karl Fairburne during an Italian Resistance campaign.

As the allied forces you’ll need to fight in Europe before the real battle even begins. It’s an expansive campaign with epic moments and intense action the whole way through. It’s expanded through other modes where you can play with, or against others. There are even more gnarly x-ray kills than ever before. It’s a great game, that’s very well rounded and creates a pathway towards the Zombie Army spin-off series.

Xbox Game Pass Destiny 2

#6: Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

Within this release of the game you get all of the epic content up towards Shadowkeep. Explore the entiety of the second Destiny and prepare for the upcoming expansion that further increases the scope of what the title has to offer. That’s arriving next month, and also on this service.

Within the game large scale multiplayer RPG you’ll be working alone, or with others to complete various missions to help save humanity. It won’t be an easy task as you take on various roles and classes. You’ll improve abilities, unlock your full potential and become the ultimate Guardian. The campaign is long, and has been expanded upon across DLC releases.

Those expansions and smaller bits of content really have increased the value of what’s present here. Explore gorgeous vistas across planets in the solar system or beyond. Do this on foot, in a vehicle and within a party if you so choose. There’s not just a story area, there are extra missions across hubs and even direct PVP. Strikes, Raids and more smaller exploration based objectives further bloat the package outwards.

#5: Warhammer Vermintide 2

This is the second entry in this really thrilling Left 4 Dead like game that features a focus on melee action. You’ll be slicing and dicing rats among other grim creatures. It’s gritty, it’s dark and really awesome.

The world is filled with disease, and you’re attempting to fight back. It’s a losing battle, but at least you’ve got some comrades to battle into the dark with. Play alone with AI assistants, or jump online for a grand coop time.

It’s a lot of fun, there’s a good selection of missions to play and some DLC content too to take things further. It may be dark, grim or different but it’s awesome. It’s a lot of fun to play, with gorgeous visuals and insanely distinct worlds. It brings a lot of content, RPG elements and many ways to interact with it. Work towards getting better loot, and improving your class too.

#4: Hotshot Racing

This is one seriously awesome racing game featuring stunning throwbacks visuals and gameplay. It really is just such a delight, and a perfect arcade racer. There’s a great selection of levels, quirky drivers and many ways to interact with it. Race locally across a series of modes, or take the drive online.

It’s got a lot of content, and many things to do. It’s got gripping fast paced racing action, and many ways to enjoy that. The tracks are very well designed, filled with depth and carry a lovely aesthetic to them to make each area feel safely distinct.

#3: Brutal Legend

Time to rock and roll in this brawler title that takes a metal world literally. Embrace some strange environments in a very open setup. Bash enemies on foot, in vehicles or even with wings. Use the awesome powers of Jack Black to really enjoy an intense narrative driven venture.

It features some RTS elements, and a very distinct sort of atmosphere. It brings the music, the action and so many strange moments. It’s definitely a different sort of time, yet one that is most certainly entertaining. It’s bizarre, filled with rock and of course leans heavily on those metal themes to deliver the heart pounding hits the whole way through.

Xbox Game Pass Forza

#2: Forza Motorsport 7

The last circuit based entry in the series, this brings cutting edge visuals alongside stellar performance. Zip across stunning circuits competing against others in various weather conditions. Do so during the day, at night or even face dynamic weathering.

It’s quite a time, with a pile of modes and so many ways to play. Race alone locally against others, or do so online in a variety of modes. It’s packed with content, and has been expanded upon greatly since its initial release. There are ways to customize your vehicles, and how you drive.

It brings some stunning environments, excellent track setups and a truly authentic setup. You can of course tune this to be as realistic as you’d like, or just focus on arcade action. Be professional, or just have fun with it too. It brings the tracks of premium sporting competitions to life, as intense or casual as you’d like to experience them.

#1: DOOM Eternal

With the glorious Bethesda Xbox deal closing, consider this a bit of a celebration. Jump into the latest venture of the demon slayer as the stakes are raised, and the action reaches new heights. This builds from the recent rebooted entry in the series, delivering some insanely fast paced combat and so many demons to slice into pieces.

Enjoy an engaging story, epic action and so many intense set pieces. Battle on some familiar terrains, and take things further across many darkened landscapes. The situation is not good, and there’s one insane individual that’s come to put a stop to any problem that might arise.

It’s not an easy task, but when you’re literally just driven by the destruction you’re the right one for the task. It nails that retro style of FPS, and totally pushes it forwards into the modern era. A real visual treat, with a high level of fluidity that’s a joy.

That’s the list for the best Xbox Game Pass games October 2020, hopefully you found some interesting options. It’s our goal to provide an interesting list of suggestions every single month throughout the year. Just keep in mind that over time some games get removed, or re-added and there’s always something new to play.

Hopefully the selected options above stay on the service for a long while so that the listings are relevant for extended periods of time, but that’s not always the case of course. These lists hopefully provided a varied offering whether you want family games, casual party ones or even gripping multiplayer. Some single player setups, indie titles or even a wild expansive RPG. Always something fresh and distinct being added within this offering from Microsoft.

Basically something for every age group or type of audience out there in the gaming space. We will continue to try and provide varied, as well as fresh options each month that we do this in. We have a review for one of them below, or you can check out the general platform hub for additional coverage of the ecosystem of games too. Have fun, and of course happy gaming.

Other important information is that this is a monthly plan that can be subscribed to. It does provide some interesting little goodie bonuses to gamers and also rewards as well for checking out the titles or earning Achievements. On top of that, if you want to buy to own the games or even DLC content you get deals off all of that content.

This comes as a pass just for the console, or just for the PC and an Ultimate Xbox Game Pass offering for both which includes Gold as well as Project xCloud. The first party titles are available day one on the program, and many other perks are present as well. It’s the best deal in gaming in our opinion. It also continues to dynamically change with so many neat offers.

It’s something that will grown and is often compared as being the Netflix of gaming. It should be neat to see how this monthly subscription grows and changes over time. Hopefully the extra details were helpful, or provided additional insight into just what is provided here and how the selections were made for this month.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner