Xbox and PC Game Pass titles for late June have been revealed and feature Need for Speed Unbound, The Bookwalker, and Bramble: The Mountain King.
To end this month, Microsoft subscription service is adding:
- Need for Speed Unbound (Cloud, PC and Xbox Series X|S) EA Play – June 22
- The Bookwalker (Console and PC) – June 22
- Bramble: The Mountain King (Cloud, Console, and PC) – June 27
- F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – June 27
- Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Console and PC) – June 29
- Arcade Paradise (Console and PC) – July 3
- Sword and Fairy: Together Forever (Console and PC) – July 5
Dammit, Microsoft, couldn’t you have added Need for Speed Unbound last month? I just bought it. Anyway, at least the game is decent, though I prefer NFS Heat with its manually selectable day and night cycles, transferable car upgrades, and, most importantly, the fact that I don’t need to re-unlock all my cars in online multiple like Unbound. The heck, EA, leave us some time to play other games. But jokes aside, if not for the aforementioned titbits, Unbound is worth testing, especially with Game Pass, so give it a try if you are looking for a stopgap while waiting for Forza Motorsport.
The rest isn’t bad either, with The Bookwalker following the story of an author who has lost his ability to write and is now trying to gain it back again. Bramble is also a well-received title that can be finished in about three hours, where you play as a young boy in a quest to save his sister. Meanwhile, F.I.S.T. is a Metroidvania featuring a rabbit literally punching his way through the levels. Sounds like my kind of game.
Unfortunately, the £1 per month offer for Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate is no longer available, leaving those who missed their chance with a respective £7.99 and £10.99 monthly bill. Nevertheless, the Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate exchange rate may still be active for those thinking about getting one or two years of subscription in advance.