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5 Best Free-to-Play Games on Xbox Game Pass (August 2023)



Halo Infinite

Free-to-play games allow players to experience a great amount of content without the barrier of a price point. This is great as it lets players simply jump in and enjoy what the game has to offer with no strings attached. This is wonderful, and these games, as far as value goes, can greatly bolster a player's library. To bring you some of the best free-to-play titles on Xbox Game Pass. That said, please enjoy the 5 Best Free-to-Play Games on Xbox Game Pass

5. Warframe

Starting off our list today of the best free-to-play games on Xbox Game Pass, we have Warframe. For those unaware, Warframe just underwent a massive overhaul with the hopes of improving the new player experience. This allows players to go down different routes in terms of their progression. This also serves to simplify the story a bit, which is great. Players are able to choose which storyline in the game they want to follow and start their journey from there. The game itself is somewhat of a looter shooter, with fast-paced third-person combat at its core.

Players will complete missions on various planets in order to obtain loot and ultimately collect different Warframes. This gives the game replayability that is seldom found in free-to-play titles. But, rather than rest on its laurels, Warframe manages to grip the player with its narrative and gameplay, which make for a phenomenal experience on par with many AAA offerings. So if you are looking for one of the best free-to-play games on Xbox Game Pass, make sure you check out Warframe.

4. Overwatch 2

Our next entry is one that should come as no surprise to many competitive FPS players. Overwatch and its sequel Overwatch 2 both manage to bring fantastic teamplay into the mix. However, there is quite a difference, that might seem small, but changes the game immensely. This change is the fact that Overwatch 2 has 5v5 teams instead of the traditional 6v6 format. This omits one of the tanks from the roster and makes team fights more skill-oriented and less about which team's tank can soak up the most damage. This is a welcome change for some players who wanted the game to be more focused on individual skills.

The game offers players a PvE experience as well, in the form of story content. And while it may be a far cry from what players initially expected, what is on offer is certainly serviceable. However, the majority of the focus surrounding this game is on its multiplayer battles. No matter your playstyle, you can learn to adapt to this great game and play with others. It is free-to-play, as well as cross-platform which opens a world of possibilities. In short, Overwatch 2 is one of the best free-to-play games on Xbox Game Pass


Staying somewhat in the same vein as our last entry, next, we have NARAKA: BLADEPOINTNARAKA: BLADEPOINT is a game that takes the battle royale formula, and applies it to a melee brawler. This is great, as it sees players duking it out on massive maps, using a number of different weapons and fighting styles. This makes each of the game's classes feel unique and allows for player expression quite a bit. The environments within the game are also beautiful and really serve to make for a great backdrop for massive battles.

Additionally, players can choose to wield a number of different weapons, each with their own skill floor and skill ceiling. This makes reaching the top of that ceiling difficult, but also rewarding. The game is simple to get into, and it being free-to-play, and on Xbox Game Pass allows more players to simply jump in. So if you are someone who is in the market for a battle royale title, that changes up the flavor of gameplay significantly, definitely check this title out. To close, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT is one of the best free-to-play games on Xbox Game Pass.

2. Omega Strikers

Switching things up a bit, for our next entry, we have the most recent addition to the Xbox Game Pass library. Omega Strikers is a MOBA in which players will play as a varied cast of characters, in a set number of roles. The game revolves around players being able to control an object called the Core. This essentially plays out much like a game of hockey or soccer, where players must score goals in order to succeed. However, where the MOBA elements come in is with the characters' abilities. Each character in the game has distinct abilities they can use to disrupt their opponents or score.

This gives the game quite a bit of strategy, which can be a bit daunting early on in the game. However, with time, players will be able to battle their opponents more competently. Additionally, the art style for the game is distinct and gives the game a distinct identity to recognize and connect with. This makes it a great game for players who want something easy to get into, but well worth sinking their teeth into if they enjoy the game. All around, Omega Strikers is one of the best free-to-play games on Xbox Game Pass.

1. Halo Infinite

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To close out our list of the best free-to-play games on Xbox Game Pass, we have Halo Infinite. It should be noted, however, that we are only discussing the multiplayer elements of this game. This is due to the fact that the game's multiplayer is the only component of the game that is free-to-play. However, there is a staggering amount of content that has been added to this game by the developers. Additionally, for PC players, there is a thriving modding community pumping out content daily. As for Xbox players, you are able to enjoy many content patches and changes that have been made to the game.

While the game at launch for many was barebones, the developers have put in the work to flesh out Halo Infinite. This work includes things such as more playlists, a better matchmaking and ranking system, and much more. With the effort put forth, it is certainly commendable to see how far this game has come since its launch. For fans of classic Halo gameplay, this game offers an evolution of many of those concepts. And it is for these reasons, and much more that we consider Halo Infinite one of the best Xbox Game Pass games.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Free-to-Play Games on Xbox Game Pass (August 2023)? What are some of your favorite Free-to-Play Games on Xbox Game Pass? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.

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