Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, shocked the gaming community. Bethesda is behind several massive video game franchises, including DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and more. So, after the acquisition, future Bethesda games may be exclusive to Xbox and PC. Moreover, starting today, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service boasts 20 amazing Bethesda games.
Of course, few Bethesda games were already available on Game Pass. However, several games are new. So, in this post, we’ve mentioned the 7 best Bethesda Game Pass games you can play following the Microsoft-Bethesda deal.
|S.No||Best Bethesda Game Pass Games|
|2.||Wolfenstein: The New Order|
|3.||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition|
|4.||The Evil Within|
|7.||Doom Eternal Standard Edition|
Best Bethesda Game Pass Games
1. Fallout 4
The fourth installment in the Fallout series, Fallout 4, is an open-world post-apocalyptic video game. Bethesda Softworks released Fallout 4 on November 10, 2015, for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. However, after Microsoft and ZeniMax Media’s deal, the action role-playing game is now a part of Xbox Game Pass.
Play: Fallout 4
2. Wolfenstein: The New Order
MachineGames’ Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure first-person-shooter game released back in 2014 for Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The game is set in an alternate timeline where Nazis won the second world war. In short, Wolfenstein: The New Order is probably one of the best Bethesda Game Pass games if you want to put down some Nazis in video games.
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
If we are talking about the best Bethesda Game Pass games, how could we not mention Skyrim? It’s hard to disagree that The Elder Scrolls V is one of the best works of Bethesda. The open-world action RPG takes you on the journey of Dragonborn to defeat Alduin, the world-eater. Besides following the main storyline, players have to complete multiple side quests to level up in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
4. The Evil Within
Do you have a soft corner for horror games? If yes, Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within is one of the best Bethesda Game Pass games you should try. In the game, you fight terrifying bosses and creatures using your weapons and melee weapons. The horrifying nature of The Evil Within will surely give you jumpscares. So, if you’re up for that kind of experience, go ahead and download the game by taking an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Play: The Evil Within
Published by Bethesda Softworks and developed by Arkane Studios, Prey is considered one of the best video games of 2017. Prey’s story takes place in an alternate timeline, where you try to survive against a hostile alien force. These aliens possess both physical and psychic powers that make them powerful shapeshifting monsters.
The third-person shooter game incorporates stealth, RPG, and immersive sims elements. You get to try incredible weapons and explore a strange open-world environment.
6. Dishonored: Definitive Edition
Arkane Studios’ Dishonored is one of the best action-adventure games of all time. Set in the fictional city of Dunwall, Dishonored tells Corvo Attano’s story, who is framed for the murder of Empress of Isles. Attano gets the support of a resistant group and The Outsider, who gives Attano some magical abilities. Then, Corvo goes on a rampage to bring down the people who tried to ruin his life.
Some people may say that Dishonored 2, which is also available on Xbox Game Pass, is better than Dishonored. However, you really shouldn’t play the sequel before trying out the first game.
7. DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
Finally, DOOM Eternal is one of those Bethesda Game Pass games you should be playing right now. Of course, DOOM Eternal was available on Xbox Game Pass before the Microsoft-Bethesda deal. However, when we are talking about the best Bethesda games on Game Pass, we can’t possibly leave out DOOM Eternal from the list.
Once again, you take control of the DOOM Slayer, who wants to stop Hell from taking over the Earth. In this journey, you have to defeat several demons and stop Maykrs from destroying humanity.
All 20 Bethesda Game Pass Games
Now you know the seven best Bethesda Game Pass games you should play right away. However, other amazing Bethesda Games are also available on Xbox Game Pass asides from the video games mentioned above. So, if you wish to explore other Bethesda games following Bethesda’s acquisition by Microsoft, here’s the complete list:
- Fallout 4
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the year edition
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the year edition
- The Evil Within
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- Dishonored: Definitive Edition
- DOOM 64
- DOOM 3
- DOOM II (Classic)
- DOOM (1993)
- Fallout 76
- DOOM Eternal
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Dishonored 2
- Rage 2
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- The Elder Scrolls Online
That’s it; these are all the Bethesda Xbox Game Pass games to play in 2021. Of course, Microsoft will add more Bethesda games to Game Pass in the future. Also, it’s confirmed that future Bethesda titles will be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one. So, we’ll update this list accordingly.