Xbox Game Pass Is Getting A Bunch Of Great Games Through The Rest Of September

By Erik Kain, Contributor
Lemnis Gate joins a seriously impressive roster of Xbox Game Pass titles this month. Credit: Ratloop Games

Whether you like strategy games, first-person shooters or top-down tactical affairs, the rest of this month is looking awfully good for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

For fans of ninja stealth tactics, Aragami 2 is a must-play—that is, if it’s as good as the original. The game launches on September 17th and is a day-one Xbox Game Pass title.

Another day-one release on Game Pass is the really cool-looking time-loop competitive FPS Lemnis Gate because apparently September is a month for time-loop games (I’m about to fire up Deathloop—I’ll see your gate and raise you a loop, or something!)

Fans of survival games will enjoy Subnautica: Below Zero and if you prefer XCOM-like turn-based tactical fare, check out Phoenix Point, though I suppose that’s cheating since it comes out on October 1st.

Here’s the full list of games headed to Xbox Game Pass for the rest of September.

September 15

  • Flynn: Son Of Crimson (Cloud, Console, PC)

September 16

  • I Am Fish (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • SkateBird (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Superliminal (Cloud, Console, PC)

September 17

  • Aragami 2 (Cloud, Console, PC)

September 23

  • Lost Words: Beyond The Page (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Sable (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest (PC)

September 28

  • Lemnis Gate (Console, PC)

September 30

  • Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Unsighted (Console, PC)

October 1

  • Phoenix Point (Console)

These titles join a number of games that have already come out this month on Game Pass. These are:

  • Craftopia (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Console and PC)
  • Signs of the Sojourner (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Surgeon Simulator 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Crown Trick (Console and PC)
  • Breathedge (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Nuclear Throne (Console and PC)
  • The Artful Escape (Console and PC)

Leaving Game Pass

Of course, good news usually comes with some bad. The bad news is that several titles are also leaving Game Pass at the end of September, including some good ones that you might want to take for a spin before they’re gone. The games leaving are:

  • Drake Hollow (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Ikenfell (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Night in the Woods (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Kathy Rain (PC)
  • Warhammer Vermintide II (Cloud and Console)

Touch Controls

Meanwhile, 11 games have been given the touch control treatment, meaning Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play these on PC or mobile devices without a controller. These are:

  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Cris Tales
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Last Stop
  • Omno
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • The Medium
  • Tropico 6

All told, not a bad haul for September.

And then it’s October and even more Xbox Game Pass titles to look forward to. Check out some of the biggest Xbox Game Pass titles of 2021 here or watch the video below:

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