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5 most underrated games in Xbox Game Pass (Image via 11 Bit Studios, Xbox Studios and Undead Labs)

Gaming is a very wide genre. We see tons of different games all around us every day while surfing through Steam or our Xbox Game Pass. But as lit is with different aspects of life, some achieve more exposure than others. This is why the term “underrated” exists.

Xbox Game Pass is one of the best cloud gaming services out there and boasts a wide plethora of games for us. You can just buy a subscription, which costs up to $14.99 a month, with the first month being just $1. Instead of buying heaps of games, many are opting for this service. However, as mentioned earlier, the word “underrated” works here too.

Thus in this article, we will look at the 5 most underrated games on Xbox Game Pass that you need to try now.

Disclaimer: This list is subjective and reflects the writer’s personal opinion. 

Xbox Game Pass: 5 most underrated games that you should play now

1) State of Decay 2 

State of Decay
State of Decay 2 (Image via Undead Labs)

State of Decay 2 is not just another customary zombie apocalypse game. It is way different. The twist is this is your own story, as you direct the narrative in your own way. You will have to handle the actions of your group or decide on your hunting partner. You have to make every necessary decision in the game in your own way to survive this abysmal situation.

The game is realistic and is different from other zombie games. If forces you to rethink your decisions, and take control of dilemmas. The combat is very smooth and fresh, thus it is a very good play for sure in the Xbox Game Pass.

2) As Dusk Falls

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As Dusk Falls (Image via INTERIOR/NIGHT and Xbox Game Studios)

If you are a fan of story-driven games, this one is for you. As Dusk Falls is surprisingly very underrated on Xbox Game Pass, considering the game is such a good experience. “Choice” is everything in this game and you even start with one- your adventure. You can start with any one of the three characters as your own and continue their story, centered on a robbery gone wrong in rural Arizona. Choose your own way, face the consequences of your choices, and live the life of someone else. The game is great.

3) This War of Mine: Final Cut

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This War of Mine: Final Cut (Image via 11 Bit Studios)

This War of Mine: Final Cut is arguably one of the best survival games in Xbox Game Pass. The fact that it is on this list is preposterous. This game perfectly portrays the life of an average civilian during a war and the struggles that are impending. He just strives to survive this adversity.

You must get the other civilians everything they need. Trading with survivors and making tough choices for survival come next. It is a very tragic game with a tenebrous setting, which incorporates the calamities brought over by wars effectively.

4) Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why (Image via DONTNOD)

Tell Me Why is another underrated story-driven title in Xbox Game Pass, which a lot of people tend to skip. With its beautiful and mature storyline, it is something that is to be played when you want to get away from fighting and killing in games.

The game chronicles the stories of Tyler and Allison as they are striving to sell their childhood home where their mother died due to some obnoxious reasons. They share a supernatural bond among them in which they can exchange their thoughts and memories among them. You have to dive deep into their memories and find out the root reason behind their trauma- the reason for their mother’s death.

5) The Long Dark

The Long Dark
The Long Dark (Image via Hinterland Studio)

Another survival game on Xbox Game Pass, but it is unlike any other. The realism in this game is striking. Considering the game came out in 2014, it is surprising that it is not more popular than it is.

The game features realistic survival adversities, like climate change, heavy rain, or snow. You will have to gather supplies and keep yourself warm and well-fed. These are the necessities for survival in this game facing real-life challenges.

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Souhardya Choudhury is a veteran musician and an audio engineer but has now been writing as a hobby for a long time. He is currently pursuing Media Science and Film Making as his major. He also considers himself a hardcore gamer as souls games like Elden Ring, Sekiro, and Dark Souls series are his go-to genre for gaming. RPG open-world games come next.