Game Pass Core Library Will Have 36 Games at Launch

Its library will include the likes of Gears 5, Fallout 4, Forza Horizon 4, Inside, Stardew Valley, and many others, with updates coming 2-3 times per year.

A couple of months ago, Microsoft unveiled Game Pass Core, a cheaper tier of its subscription service that will replace Xbox Live Gold, while also bringing a smaller, more curated catalog of titles for subscribers as compared to other Game Pass tiers. Now, with the new tier of the service set to launch tomorrow, on September 14, Microsoft has revealed the full lineup of games that will be available at launch.

Upon its announcement, Microsoft said Game Pass Core will offer over 25 games at launch, and as it turns out, the library is going to be much beefier than that, with 36 games included.

As you’d expect, plenty of first party Microsoft offerings are going to be included in the lineup, including the likes of Grounded, State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, Psychonauts 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition, Dishonored 2, Fable Anniversary, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and DOOM Eternal Standard Edition.

Interestingly, however, there will be some older offerings that will be on offer in place of their respective franchises’ most recent instalments. For instance, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo Infinite aren’t included, but subscribers can play Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Wars 2. Similarly, Forza Horizon 5 won’t be on offer, but Forza Horizon 4 will be.

Meanwhile, a number of beloved indie hits are also included in the library, including Among Us, Stardew Valley, Limbo, Inside, Celeste, Vampire Survivors, Dead Cells, Firewatch, and Slay the Spire, among others.

Unlike other Game Pass tiers, Game Pass Core won’t see day and date releases for first (or third) party titles, but Microsoft says it will be updating its library 2-3 times per year.

You can check out the full Game Pass Core launch lineup below.


  • Among Us
  • Astroneer
  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Descenders
  • Dishonored 2
  • DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Firewatch
  • Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
  • Gang Beasts
  • Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
  • Golf with your Friends
  • Grounded
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Ori & the Will of the Wisps
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Powerwash Simulator
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Slay the Spire
  • Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • Superliminal
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Unpacking
  • Vampire Survivors