7 Great Games on Xbox Games Pass to Get Immersed In

A few weeks ago, we put out a list of seven great games on Xbox Games Pass that had (relatively) easy achievements. Now we're back with another list, but, this time, not for achievements. Instead, it's for games you can get lost in. For maximum immersion, we'd recommend you play all of these games with headphones or on a nice sound system and focus on the game's narrative as well as the lore that often surrounds it. Not all of these games are RPGs, though some of them are, and their playtime varies so whether you like long 50+ hour games or shorter 10-hour ones, there is something on this list for you. Without further ado, here is our list of 7 great games on Xbox Game Pass to get immersed in.

Dishonored 2 | Crafted by narrative-focused developer Arkane Studios, Dishonored 2 is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Dishonored from 2012. While some players do suggest playing through the first game before diving into the second, it isn't entirely necessary. The game picks up the story, with the same characters, fifteen years after the last game. After a series of events, that we won't spoil, you can pick one of the two characters to play as you travel through Karnaca under the instruction of the Outsider. We will admit that starting with Dishonored and fully understanding the world and its characters before playing Dishonored 2 will enhance your experience. However, the game does stand well on its own and the uniquely fun combat that Arkhane has perfected here is worth playing for any fans of stealth games.

Fallout: New Vegas | Following the release of the highly successful Fallout 3Fallout: New Vegas from Obsidian Entertainment had a lot to live up to. Started by former Black Isle Studios employees, the team that made the first two Fallout games, Obsidian making New Vegas was in many ways a return to the series' roots. The game has you play as a courier who has been left for dead in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of what was once called Las Vegas. Since it released, the game has built up a cult following and it's easy to see why. Even though the game, and in some ways the studio that made it, lives under the shadow of Bethesda, they made one of the best RPGs of that generation. And even though it wasn't their first game, it was a sign that Obsidian was just getting started. Hint: another one of their games appears on this list.

Mass Effect | While hardcore Mass Effect fans are still waiting with bated breath for the release of a long-rumored Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered, thanks to the miracle of backward compatibility, you don't have to wait to jump in and experience Mass Effect on your Xbox One. The game, set over a century in the future, has you take control of Commander Shepard as he fights to stop a galactic invasion of the Milky Way. Mass Effect is one of the most popular science fiction franchises in gaming, and although Andromeda was not too well received by fans, it can't undo the greatness of the three games that preceded it. While many consider Mass Effect 2 the best game in the series, we'd recommend starting with the first game so that your characters and choices all carry with you through the series.

Metro 2033 Redux | If you want to be fully immersed in a game, without even the benefit of a HUD distracting you, then Metro 2033 is the game for you. The game was originally released on the Xbox 360 in 2010 and is based on the book of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky. Redux is a rerelease of the game on current-gen consoles with updated graphics. Set in the metro under a post-apocalyptic Russia, the game tells a story of Artyom as he tries to save his home station from shadowy creatures called the Dark Ones. And as we said at the start, you can play Metro 2033 with no HUD when playing under the Ranger difficulties. As a bonus, if you play through 2033 and really enjoy it, then you can continue the story with the sequel, Metro: Last Light, which is also available on Game Pass.

The Outer Worlds | Obsidian Entertainment is back with their sci-fi planet-trotting RPG, The Outer Worlds. The game is set in an alternate future where megacorporations occupy star systems. You play as one of the passengers of the long lost colony ship called Hope that was sent from Earth to colonize Halcyon. After being awakened by scientist Phineas Welles, you start your interstellar adventure to unwrap the conspiracy that cold destroy Halcyon. Plus if you start playing now, by the time you finish the 12-hour main questline the new DLC, Peril on Gorgon, will be out and you can continue the story by exploring the Gorgon asteroid.

Batman: Arkham Knight | The Batman: Arkham series contains some of the best superhero video games ever made. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, developers of the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the series follows the masked vigilante known as Batman. While the first game is set in Arkham Asylum and the second in the sectioned off sector of Old Gotham known as Arkham City, the third and final game in the Arkham trilogy lets you loose in Gotham City. Set on Halloween, after Gotham has been vacated, Batman, along with a few of his companions and of course the Bat Mobile, must work to clear the streets of Gotham and stop whoever is behind the madness. If you have the opportunity, it is recommended that you play Batman: Return to Arkham, a bundled remaster of the first two games, before you play Arkham Knight. But it's still an amazing game if you go in blind.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | What can I say about The Witcher 3 that has not already been said? It's is one of the highest-rated games of this generation and in many player's minds, it's one of the best games ever made. From Polish developer CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the conclusion to the trilogy that started in 2007. The series is set in The North Kingdoms and follows a monster hunter, known as Witchers in this universe, named Geralt of Rivia. Whether you've played The Witcher, or watched the show, or read the books, or none of the above, the journey of the white ponytailed protagonist and company is an amazing one. If you want a real meaty game that you can really sink your teeth into, The Witcher 3 takes about 50 hours to complete and going for side missions and mini-games can easily push you over that. 

Originally we had Red Dead Redemption 2 on this list but the exact day we started compiling the list was the day it was announced that RDR2 will be leaving Game Pass. So we had to add in one of our honorable mentions in its place. Speaking of, shout out to Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Anyway, there it is, 7 great games on Xbox Game Pass to immersed in. What did you think of the list? Were there any games you think should have been mentioned? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter and Instagram @greatwhiteandco. And feel free to check out our 7 Scary Games on Xbox Gamepass that you can play this October

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