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

Valeria and Isaac from Boyfriend Dungeon stand alongside Special Forces fighters from Ghost Recon Wildlands.

picture: Kitfox / Ubisoft

On one hand, Game Pass loses a lovingly made dungeon crawler that says things about the existence of modern life. But on the other hand, it’s going to be at least one of the most callous Ubisoft card games in recent memory (I’ll give you a guess). Here’s what’s coming to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service in the coming weeks.

August 2nd

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands (Cloud, Console, PC)

4th of August

  • Turbo Golf Race (Cloud, Next Gen Console, PC)

August 9th

  • Two point campus (Cloud, Console, PC)

August 11th

  • cooking simulator (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Expeditions: Rome (pc)
  • Offworld trading company (pc)

And here’s the full list of remaining games from August 15:

  • friend dungeon (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • curse of the dead Gods (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Library of Ruina (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Star Magevia Game Preview (PC)
  • Train simulation world 2 (Cloud, Console, PC)

friend dungeonIn spite of the messy, malicious controversy that defined its release last summer, is easily one of the most compelling dungeon crawlers in recent years. Part dating sim, you date people who can transform into weapons and use those weapons to battle the physical manifestations of your fears in isometric combat. As well as being a blast, the combat features some sharp dialogue that packs a punch succinct commentary on the good and bad of modern dating. It’s a pity that it works.

This Month’s Big Game Pass Addition, Ghost Recon Wildlands, has … much less to say. Sure, Ubisoft’s co-op shooter offers solid gunplay and an impressively large, if not exactly vibrant, open world. But it’s also a politically obnoxious, borderline propagandist game that portrays Bolivia as a drug state overrun by cocaine cartels: you play as a squad of US special forces swooping in to “save the day.” Ubisoft represented the country so poorly Bolivia’s interior minister sent a formal letter to the French government and threatened legal action.

But hey, at least Turbo Golf Race– a game that basically looks like this rocket league grafted onto a golf course, and also a game I’m just learning today – looks cool AF.