[REVIEW] : Xbox Game Pass: An Xbox Series X|S game announced for May

The announcements never end on the Xbox Game Pass side. And while the month of April is not over, we already know seven games coming to Microsoft’s on-demand games service in May. This time it’s This War of Mine: Final Cut announced on Xbox Game Pass for day one availability. It is therefore on May 10 that the game developed at 11 bit studios will integrate the catalog.

The game from the Polish studio is actually a new version of the original game released in 2014 that asks the player to follow a group of civilians trying to escape the war. You will therefore have to survive in a hostile environment with the need to manage shelter, make tools and recover resources, including food. The game will also ask you to make important moral decisions. Note that this version is only compatible with the Xbox Series X | S, and will therefore not be accessible to players who own an Xbox One.

And if you haven’t followed the various announcements made so far, here is the Xbox Game Pass loaded program for the month of May:

  • Loot River – May 3
  • Citizen Sleeper – May 5
  • Trek to Yomi – May 5
  • This War of Mine: Final Cut – May 10
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising – May 10
  • Sniper Elite 5 – May 26
  • Pac-Man Museum+ – May 27

Discover the games from Brazilian studios available

Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass are Microsoft’s game subscription services, and some games from Brazilian studios are available there.

With a library that boasts over 100 games that subscribers can play whenever they want at no additional cost, Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass are an attractive alternative for anyone who has an Xbox, or even those who only play on PC.

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The catalog is constantly updated and even features exclusive Xbox games that enter the service on launch day. Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass both have a R$29.90 subscription, with the former offering both console and PC games and the latter only PC games. The PC version also includes EA Play in the subscription, with games and exclusives from Electronic Arts.

Console users who also want EA Play can opt for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is the company’s most comprehensive package. It has the same games for console and PC and additionally has EA Play and Xbox Live Gold, which provides access to online games and offers free games every month.

PC Game Pass is exclusive to PC and Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can be used on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One as well as PC.

dodgeball academy

Disclosure / Xbox Game Pass

Dodgeball Academia is an action-adventure game produced by Pocket Trap studio, based in São Paulo. In the game, the player takes on the role of a character who decides to become the best dodgeball player. With RPG mechanics, you will have to embark on the journey where everyone is looking for the same goal.

The description : In a world where dodgeball is everything, control Otto in the gym and train to become the greatest dodgeball champion of all time! Over eight episodes, you’ll make friends and meet rivals, all to build the best dodgeball team.

Available for: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

dandy like

Disclosure / Xbox Game Pass

In Dandy Ace, the player assumes the role of a magician loved by all around him, but who must face his nemesis, Lele, who uses dark magic and locks him in a cursed mirror. Thus, it is necessary to use character tricks to defeat Lele’s evil minions and various bosses, to get rid of the curse. The game was developed by independent studio from São Paulo, Mad Mimic Interactive.

The description : Dandy Ace is a roguelike with a dynamic and whimsical combat experience that follows a fabulous magician seeking to combine and use his magic cards as he fights and plunders to defeat the green-eyed illusionist Lele, who has trapped him in a cursed mirror. As you battle for Lele’s ever-changing palace, combine different cards with over a thousand possibilities, each with their own playstyles and powers. Each match offers new challenges and combinations for players to explore as they get closer to Lele.

Available for: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Quadrilateral

Disclosure / Xbox Game Pass

Produced by Cafundó Estúdio Criativo, of Santa Catarina, Tetragon works in a system similar to a magic cube, in which the player rotates the world and moves the character from one point to another on a map. But there are pitfalls along the way that must be avoided and mechanisms that open paths to achieve the goal.

The description : Welcome to Tetragon – a vast and mysterious universe that mixes intriguing puzzles, magical mazes and grand challenges! It’s a real challenge for those who love games like The Room, The Witness and The Talos Principle. Your objective is to move planes and platforms through a universe of unreal gravity, while spinning the world at 90 degree angles. Using the power of TetraGen, shift the universe and towers to guide brave lumberjack Lucios through enigmatic worlds in search of his lost son!

Available for: Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Disclosure / Xbox Game Pass

Kaze and the Wild Masks is a game by PixelHive Studio in which the player goes on an adventure through the Crystal Islands. The game has a classic platformer style and invites the player to take on the role of Kaze, who must save his friend Hogo from the curse that is wreaking havoc across the islands.

Kaze and the Wild Masks features classic platform titles released throughout the 90s. In it, the idea is to guide Kaze through different stages to try and free Crystal Islands after finding all of the Wild Masks, summoning the powers of the Legendary Guardians and gaining the help needed to complete this journey.

Available for: Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Dandara Trials of Fear Edition

Disclosure / Xbox Game Pass

A game from Long Hat House studio, Dandara Trials of Fear Edition introduces a bit more of Brazil to the gaming world. In it, the player assumes the role of heroine inspired by Dandara dos Palmares, a Brazilian historical figure from the the country’s colonial period.

The description : Sal’s world is on the verge of collapse. Citizens, once free spirits, are now oppressed and isolated. But all is not lost, because from this atmosphere of fear rises a heroine, a glimmer of hope. Her name is Dandara. Discover a unique 2D metroidvania platforming world filled with mystical creatures and limitless exploration. Defy gravity by jumping on the floor, the wall and the ceiling. Discover the mysteries and secrets hidden in the world of Sal and its diversity of characters. Strengthen Dandara for battle and survive enemies determined to oppress. Awaken, Dandara, to bring freedom and balance to this troubled world.

Available for: Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Game Pass: 5 games to absolutely try in co-op with friends

GEARS 5

After a rather horrific Gears of War 4 which did not necessarily convince the historical fans of the license, The Coalition rolled up their sleeves in order to propose a Gears 5 full of content to share with others. The campaign, first of all, is playable up to three players, both online and locally. The adventure turns out to be of high quality and will certainly provide intense moments for your squad. Anxious to include an audience that would not be used to cover shooters, the studio had the good idea to make Jack, the flying robot, playable. Beginners can thus accompany the pros of the pad without worrying too much about the systems. Our little advice: do not hesitate to try the Hivebusters add-on which is a compendium of everything we love in Gears of War. At last, Gears 5 welcomes a four-player horde mode, and a three-player Escape mode. It should be noted that a map editor is included for those who wish to create their own arenas (in Escape mode).