Xbox Game Pass will once again treat us to some great free games this coming weekend, promising to keep us busy for many hours.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers already enjoy an abundant and regularly updated library of games. In addition to this extensive catalog, this month again, great titles are available for discovery during a free weekend. A notable advantage is that it is the full versions of the games that are available for these trials, potentially allowing them to be completed in a matter of days, although in this case they are mainly multiplayer heavyweights.
Huge games playable for free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers
Among the games accessible at no additional cost during the vast FreePlay Days weekend, certain sacred video game monsters stand out. First of all, let’s mention Minecraft. Although it is the most monumental of the games on offer, it could also be perceived as the least interesting of the lot, being the most played game in the world, you may well already have it in your library.
Minecraft, developed by Mojang Studios and acquired by Microsoft in 2014, is one of the most iconic and successful video games of all time. Launched in 2009, it features an open universe made up of blocks that players can destroy, build and modify in a 3D environment. The game offers two main modes: Survival, where players must collect resources while managing their health and hunger; and Creative, where players have unlimited access to in-game resources and the ability to fly. Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, selling more than 238 million copies across all platforms.
The second game that we can highlight is a colossus of the FPS genre, in this case Battlefield 2042. It is the latest opus in the Battlefield series, offering a multiplayer experience anchored in the near future, where the world faces various crises, including resource shortages and mass refugee movements. The game is renowned for its large-scale battles, supporting up to 128 players on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S (and 64 players on previous generation consoles). Despite a tumultuous launch, the game managed to stabilize.
Lesser-known little nuggets
We are making a notable change of universe this time with the addition, on the occasion of FreePlay Days, of Autonauts for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. It is a simulation and management video game, developed by Denki and published by Curve Digital. This game offers participants the opportunity to explore and colonize planets by creating and programming an army of intelligent automatons. Indeed, the main objective in Autonauts is to establish and manage a colony by automating various tasks. Such as gathering resources, building structures, and caring for residents.
In conclusion, we find Akka Arrh. Behind this strange title lies a rhythmic arcade shooter developed by Llamasoft Ltd. and published by Atari. It is a contemporary reinterpretation of a project left on hold since the 1980s, mixing shooting experience and psychedelic visuals. Players must protect their life rings while performing combinations and aiming for the highest score. In short, this weekend, there will be something for everyone.