Xbox Game Pass September Update: It’s time to suit up for Gears 5!

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Xbox Game Pass September Update

Of the games come to Xbox Game Pass in September, five are Xbox & PC, one is Xbox only, and two are PC only.

Another month and here we are with the Xbox Game Pass September update where we see eight (technically nine) games joining the service, headlined by, of course, Gears 5. Xbox has decided to break out the lists into Game Pass for PC and Game Pass for Console additions but we’ll be keeping them in one post for the time being.

Of the games come to Xbox Game Pass in September, five are Xbox & PC, one is Xbox only, and two are PC only. Of course, if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you’ll get all the games listed below.

Xbox Game Pass September Additions

The first batch of games — Xbox usually adds more as the month goes on — that will be joining Xbox Game Pass include:

  • Dead Cells – Console & PC (September 5)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 – Console (September 5)
  • Creature in the Well – Console & PC (September 6)
  • Gears 5 Ultimate Edition – Console & PC (September 6)
  • Enter the Gungeon – Console & PC (September 12)
  • GoNNER – BLüEBERRY EDiTION – Console & PC (September 12)
  • Bad North: Jotuun Edition – PC (TBA)
  • Shadow Warrior 2 – PC (TBA)

Dead Cells

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass PC

Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.

Experience a Roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath. No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again. However, you keep some of your progress for successive runs; new paths you’ve unlocked, access to new levels, mutations, abilities and weapons.

Speaking of weapons, Dead Cells features a plethora of ways to slay your enemies. A large variety of swords, bows and of course spells, but also whips, grenades and turrets, each one with its own unique twist. Plus, mutations and scrolls allow you to build and customize your character differently with each and every run.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3

Xbox Game Pass for Console

METAL GEAR SOLID 2 HD Edition. The government sends Raiden, a new recruit in the new FOXHOUND, to infiltrate the Big Shell and rescue the US President, who is held hostage inside…

METAL GEAR SOLID 3 HD Edition. The origin of the Metal Gear series begins in 1964 at the height of the Cold War. The fate of the world hanging in the balance, Snake is forced to question the true meaning of “loyalty,” as he embarks on a lone mission to kill his former mentor.

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Creature in the Well

Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass PC

Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

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Gears 5 Ultimate Edition

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass PC

Campaign: The world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition’s robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.

Escape: Outrun the bomb, outsmart the Swarm, and escape the Hive! Escape is a new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode featuring a three-player suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within.

Versus: May the best team win! Rack up points and trade up for superior weapons in Arcade, a frenetic playlist built for jump-in, over-the-top fun. With ten other game types plus new and classic maps, Versus rewards every competitive style, from casual to pro.

Horde: Can you and four friends endure waves of ever-stronger enemies and bosses? Survive using new hero abilities, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team.
Map Builder: Create custom Escape hive maps and experiences to share with and challenge your friends.

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Enter the Gungeon

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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GoNNER – BLüEBERRY EDiTION

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC

GoNNER is a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby.

With Death as his mentor, supplying both a multitude of abilities and arsenal for Ikk to use, Ikk traverses an ever-changing land full of unwieldy creatures who don’t appreciate his trespassing or his friend Sally. Procedurally-generated environments, arduous bosses, hidden secrets, multiple endings, and more await Ikk on his journey to make one person happy even if it kills him—which it certainly will.

Don’t lose your head!

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Bad North: Jotuun Edition

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

It’s charmingly brutal, with beautiful procedurally-generated islands and adorable soldiers juxtaposed against the blood-stained realities of war. You control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. It’s accessibly deep, with simple player inputs masking a dynamic combat simulation that make it inviting to new players while challenging veterans.

Keep fighting, warriors. Not for power or riches or glory, but for hope of peace to come once again in the harsh lands of the Bad North.

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Shadow Warrior 2

Xbox Game Pass for PC (already available for Xbox Game Pass for Console)

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.

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Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass in September

Of course, every month also sees a number of games leaving the service as well. Here’s a list of games leaving in September if you want to get to them before they do:

  • Onrush (September 4)
  • LEGO Batman 2 (September 6)
  • Joy Ride Turbo (September 6)
  • Splosion Man (September 6)
  • The Maw (September 6)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones (September 30)
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (September 30)
  • Split/Second (September 30)
  • Ninja Gaiden Black (September 30)
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild (September 30)

What do you think about the games coming in the Xbox Game Pass September update? Let us know in the comments below or on TwitterFacebook, or MeWe.

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