Classic Games Not To Miss on Xbox Game Pass

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It’s hard to judge what exactly it means to be a classic, but it’s definitely the type of designation that you know when you see it. There’s no shortage of classic games on Xbox Game Pass, thanks to its deep library and collaborations with popular publishers. Whether you’re looking for a 90s mascot platformer, a genre-defying shooter, or a modern staple, Game Pass just might have what you’re looking for. Check out all of these classics and more by subscribing to Xbox Game Pass with our affiliate link.


Classic Games on Xbox Game Pass - Doom - But Why Tho

Celebrate DOOM’s 25th anniversary with the re-release of the original DOOM (1993). First released in 1993, DOOM introduced millions of gamers to the fast-paced, white-knuckle, demon-slaying action the franchise is known for. Relive the birth of the first-person shooter and experience the demon-blasting fun that popularized the genre.

Fable Anniversary

Fable - But Why Tho

For every choice, a consequence. Fully re-mastered with HD visuals and audio, Fable Anniversary is a stunning rendition of the original game that will delight faithful fans and new players alike! The all-new Heroic difficulty setting will test the mettle of even the most hardcore Fable fan.

Gears of War

Gears of War - But Why Tho

A Nightmare from Below. A Hero from Within. The planet lies in ruin – cities crumbling, Man’s greatest works fallen. Humanity is cornered, nowhere to run. The Locust Horde has risen, and they won’t stop coming. They won’t stop killing. The Coalition is desperate for soldiers. The sick, the wounded, the imprisoned are all that remain. An inmate named Marcus Fenix, once left to die, is now charged with keeping humanity alive. He can take comfort in but one fact: The human race isn’t extinct. Yet. Features – “Take cover and return fire!” with the intuitive one-button cover system to blind fire, evade, flank, and ultimately destroy the nightmarish Locust Horde.

Goat Simulator

Classic Games on Xbox Game Pass - Goat Simulator - But Why Tho

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true! Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while headbutting a bucket through a window, and you’ll earn even more points! When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game.


Classic Game on Xbox Game Pass - Limbo - But Why Tho

Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters Limbo.


Minecraft - But Why Tho

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs. Scale craggy mountains, unearth elaborate caves, and mine large ore veins. Discover lush cave and dripstone cave biomes. Light up your world with candles to show what a savvy spelunker and master mountaineer you are!

Mass Effect

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You are Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy, an elite agent in humanity’s Systems Alliance Military. Explore the galaxy with your hand-picked squad of combat, tech, and biotic specialists as you race against time to stop a madman bent on galactic destruction. Download new systems and worlds to visit! Meet new characters and encounter never-before-seen alien species! Find new weapons, armor, and items as you experience a whole new adventure!


Oblivion - But Why Tho

Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game world ever created. Oblivion is the latest chapter in the epic Elder Scrolls saga. With a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges.

Rare Replay

Rare Replay - But Why Tho

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Rare brings together the adventures of its iconic characters in a collection that spans the decades. From its earliest 2D classics to Xbox 360 triumphs, Rare Replay delivers a gaming treasure trove for veteran players and newcomers alike. As you brawl with the Battletoads, grab Jiggies in Banjo-Kazooie and fight the future in Perfect Dark, you’ll uncover bonus content and exclusive looks at the creation of Rare Replay’s hits. Master the basics or test your skills with all-new snapshot challenges and 10,000 Gamerscore. Gaming’s greatest are back, lovingly presented and exclusively on Xbox One!

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley - But Why Tho

You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?


Classic Games on Xbox Game Pass - Undertale - But Why Tho

Welcome to Undertale. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out… or stay trapped forever.

There are plenty more classic games on Game Pass, depending on how you want to define a classic, as well as their sequels, modern incarnations, collections, and derivatives. You can play these classic games on Xbox Game Pass and hundreds of others now with our affiliate link.

All individual game descriptions are taken from official game sales sources.