Game Pass Loses One Of Its Best Games, Gets Ubisoft’s Worst

Valeria and Isaac from Boyfriend Dungeon stand next to special forces combatants from Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Image: Kitfox / Ubisoft

On the one hand, Game Pass is shedding a lovingly-made dungeon crawler that claims issues in regards to the existence of recent life. But then again, a minimum of it is getting one of the callous Ubisoft map video games in current reminiscence (I’ll offer you one guess). Here’s what’s coming to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service within the coming weeks.

August 2

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands (cloud, console, PC)

August 4

  • Turbo Golf Racing (cloud, next-gen console, PC)

August 9

  • Two Point Campus (cloud, console, PC)

August 11

  • Cooking Simulator (cloud, console, PC)
  • Expeditions: Rome (PC)
  • Offworld Trading Company (PC)

And this is the total listing of video games leaving as of August 15:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon (cloud, console, PC)
  • Curse of the Dead Gods (cloud, console, PC)
  • Library of Ruina (cloud, console, PC)
  • Starmancerthrough Game Preview (PC)
  • Train Sim World 2 (cloud, console, PC)

Boyfriend Dungeonregardless of the messy, bad-faith controversy that outlined its launch final summer time, is well one of the partaking dungeon-crawlers in recent times. Part relationship sim, you date individuals who can rework into weapons, and use these weapons to combat the bodily manifestations of your anxieties in isometric fight. Not solely is the fight a blast, nevertheless it additionally options some sharp dialogue rife with incisive commentary in regards to the good and ailing of recent relationship. It is a bummer to see it depart.

This month’s large Game Pass addition, Ghost Recon Wildlands, has…lots much less to say. Sure, Ubisoft’s co-op shooter sports activities stable gunplay and an impressively giant, if not precisely energetic, open world. But it is also a politically abhorrent, borderline propagandistic recreation, portraying Bolivia as a narco-state overrun by cocaine-running cartels: You play as a squad of US particular forces swooping in to “save” the “day.” Ubisoft did such a poor job at representing the nation that Bolivia’s inside minister despatched a proper letter to the French authorities and threatened authorized motion.

But hey, a minimum of Turbo Golf Racing—a recreation that principally seems like Rocket League grafted onto a golf course, and in addition a recreation that I’m solely simply studying about in the present day—seems cool AF.

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