I should carve out time to play The Long Dark on Xbox Game Pass

April 15, 2020 2 min read

The Long Darkand Gato Roboto, two on-the-fence games I've been meaning to play for months, are coming to Xbox Game Pass soon. Will I play them? Hopefully! The former is a cut above many survival games, and the chilly wilderness backdrop sounds weirdly cozy. The latter is a cute cat metroidvania.

Will I really play these games? Probably not. (At least not for a while.)

That's kind of how it goes with these services, though – sometimes titles pop up at exactly the right moment, and other times, you just aren't feeling it. The timing feels forced or rushed. Today, Microsoft posted another batch of Xbox One and PC titles confirmed for Game Pass. Let's run through the list.

New Xbox One arrivals for Xbox Game Pass in April

  • The Long Dark(April 16)
  • Gato Roboto(April 21)
  • Deliver Us the Moon (April 23)
  • HyperDot (April 30)
  • Levelhead (April 30)

About those three other games: Deliver Us the Moonis a story-focused astronaut adventure for space buffs, HyperDot is a dodging action-arcade game, and Levelhead is a level-building platformer.

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New PC arrivals "coming soon" to Xbox Game Pass

  • Deliver Us the Moon
  • Gato Roboto
  • Gears Tactics
  • HyperDot
  • Levelhead
  • The Long Dark
  • Machinarium

Gears Tactics is the one to watch for PC players – everything I've seen of the beefy strategy title tells me you don't need to be into the lore to enjoy it – and Machinarium, if you never played it, is so wholesome.

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Xbox One titles leaving Xbox Game Pass on April 30, 2020

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Bomber Crew
  • Braid
  • Fallout 4
  • Full Metal Furies
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Ruiner
  • Silence: The Whispered World 2
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

PC titles leaving Xbox Game Pass on April 30, 2020

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Bomber Crew
  • Full Metal Furies
  • Ruiner
  • Silence: The Whispered World 2
  • Smoke and Sacrifice

Anything stand out to you this month? I'll echo Brett and suggest Journey to the Savage Planet.

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