Xbox Game Pass Titles For May 2021
We’re in a weird place with the Xbox ecosystem. As Xbox fans watch games like Reternal and Ratchet and Clank hit the PS5, the Series X|S hasn’t had its first hit as of yet. That’s a bit easier to swallow when there’s a good month lined up for Game Pass. Luckily, that’s true for the month of May. The way things have been going on Game Pass, this certainly won’t be the last batch of games added this month. The initial lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles for May 2021 are enough to keep us busy well through the month. I have three titles on this list I’d recommend to just about anyone, so let’s dive into my favorites and the full lineup.
What are the new Xbox Game Pass Titles for May 2021?
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May starts off strong on Tuesday, May 4 with the addition of Dragon Quest Builders 2 coming to Xbox and Game Pass. The game is a great hybrid of Minecraft-style crafting and Dragon Quest stylistic touches. The verison added to Game Pass also includes some fun add-ons to enhance the experience! On May 6, FIFA 21 comes to Game Pass via the EA Play partnership. If you’re a fan of soccer games, then you probably already have FIFA. That said, the casual settings on the game can make it feel fun for just about anyone to play.
Also coming May 6 is fellow sports title Steep. The game isn’t quite the SSX Tricky experience we know and love, but it is a great snowboarding game. With travels taking you along the Alps and the newly added Alaskan wilderness, there’s a lot to love in this open-world title. The last addition for May 6 is Outlast 2, the follow-up title in the acclaimed horror-survival series. It’s twisted, it’s dark, and it’s a great playthrough. May 13 brings even more titles to Game Pass. No matter what your favorite genre of game is, there’s something for you here.
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On May 13, a bunch of extra games join the Xbox Game Pass Titles for May 2021 library. Firstly, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster arrives to take you on a journey through Spira. If you’re feeling a bit more violent and explosive, then maybe Just Cause 4: Reloaded is more your speed. The OG Xbox classic Psychonauts joins Game Pass the same day as well. In my opinion, that’s a mandatory playthrough for Xbox fans!
You’ll also get access to Red Dead Online on May 13. For the past few years since Red Dead Redemption 2’s release, the online mode has added a ton of content. It’s a bit wild in terms of an odd gameplay experience, but would you expect anything less from the frontier? Lastly, May 13 brings Remnant: From the Ashes to PC players. It’s a good game if you haven’t already tried it!
Xbox Game Pass continues to fuel the Xbox community. Exclusives need to start trickling in sooner rather than later, however. Are the Xbox Game Pass titles for May 2021 enough to curb your gaming appetite for now? Let us know in the comments! Find the full Game Pass lineup on the Xbox Wire blog.
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Taylor is the Gaming Editor of Comic Years and a lifelong fan of video games. He holds two degrees in Political Communication and wrote a Master's Thesis on resistance movements, race, and the exploitation of college athletes. His wife and two Toy Australian Sheppards keep him sane.