The first wave of Game Pass titles for the month has been announced and are rolling out throughout July. There's a good variety of titles here, from indies to AAA behemoths, from games coming to the service on the day they launch to gems from a decade ago. Let's take a look!

Quotes taken from the article linked above. Games with an asterisk (*) next to their name are launching in Early Access, not as final products. Pay attention to the platforms for each game (Cloud, Console, and PC), as some won't be available for all of them.

Grand Theft Auto V

Cloud and Console - Out Now

"When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber, and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government, and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody — least of all each other. Includes both the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X|S versions of Grand Theft Auto V."

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever

Cloud, Console, and PC - Out Now

"Enter a realm that blends ancient mythology with traditional Asian aesthetics in Sword and Fairy: Together Forever! Weaving its tale between the three clans of Human, Deity, and Demon, it puts you in command of a memorable party of characters, each with unique personalities, motives, skills, strengths, and weaknesses."

McPixel 3

Cloud, Console, and PC – Out July 6

"McPixel 3 is a mind-blowing save-the-day adventure that sees the titular wanna-be hero avert one disaster after another at every turn using unconventional yet entertaining methods of mayhem."


Cloud, Console, and PC – Out July 11

"Common’hood is a squatter settlement simulation game with highly customizable base building tools. Gather salvage materials, grow your own food, research new technology, craft new tools, and build a new home. Common’hood invites you to explore and discover unique characters that will go from strangers to family, helping the community overcome the shortage of food and shelter."

Insurgency: Sandstorm

PC – Out July 11

"Battle in the war-torn environments of a contemporary conflict through a series of intense co-op and PvP multiplayer modes. Feel every bullet and fear every impact in fierce close quarters combat as your team fights toward victory."


Cloud, Console, and PC – Out July 14, Day 1 Title

"Every month is T. Rex awareness month in Exoprimal! Squad up and take down hordes of dinosaurs in a series of endless wargames run by the artificial intelligence Leviathan. Blending PvE and PvP combat with a variety of objectives and powerful exosuits to pilot, no two matches of Exoprimal play out the same."


Cloud, Console, and PC – Out July 18, Day 1 Title

"Dig into the sub-surface, bioluminescent world of a rogue alien planet as you explore and construct sprawling factories in Techtonica. Work alone or in co-op to master automation, gather resources, research new technologies, mold the destructible terrain, establish a base of operations, and uncover long-forgotten secrets."

The Cave

Cloud and Console – July 18

"The Cave is an adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities, and then descend into the mysterious depths."

DLC / Game Updates

The following games are getting an update or DLC that subscribers will either have instant access to or get a special discount for.  

  • Race like Barbie and Ken in Forza Horizon 5 – Available now
    • "Barbie… in Forza?? Check your Message Center today to receive the very special 1956 Chevrolet ‘Barbie Movie’ Corvette EV and Ken’s 2022 GMC ‘Barbie Movie’ HUMMER EV Pickup, now available for download! See ‘Barbie The Movie’ only in theaters July 21."
  • FIFA 23 Women’s World Cup – Available now
    • "Experience the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 now in FIFA 23 at no extra cost. Play for the most coveted prize in women’s football, complete with all 32 qualified nations, stadium dressings, cinematics, match presentations, dedicated commentary, and more."
  • Hi-Fi Rush: Arcade Challenge! Update! – Available now
    • "Hi-Fi Rush fans, get ready to return to the pit: Tango Gameworks’ rhythm-action brawler is getting not one, but TWO new ways to play in the Arcade Challenge! Update! – a free addition for all Hi-Fi Rush players."
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – Battle of Zhongyuan DLC – Available now
    • "Game Pass members save up to 10%! Conquer new scenarios and face new demons in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty’s first DLC, Battle of Zhongyuan. Take on the demon-plagued Three Kingdoms and overcome the odds of deadly combat!"
  • Sniper Elite 5: Kraken Awakes DLC – July 6
    • "Game Pass members can save 10% on Season Pass Two, which includes the upcoming Kraken Awakes DLC. This final content pack includes a brand-new mission, a new Mod.712 pistol, and skins to complete an all-American look for Karl. Plus, check out the free multiplayer map – The Abandoned Quarry."

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will benefit from the following perks in the listed titles.

  • Madden NFL 23: EA Play Ultimate Team Pack – July 6
    • "Unlock your EA Play Ultimate Team Pack, featuring new players to upgrade your Madden NFL 23 Ultimate Team! Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play members can automatically claim this Pack by entering Ultimate Team from July 6 to July 31."
  • Sea of Thieves: Obsidian Banjo Pack – July 6
    • "For a limited time, claim items from the prized Obsidian set! This pack contains the Obsidian Banjo, Onyx Compass, and Obsidian Hull. Perk content requires Sea of Thieves to use."

Games Leaving the Service

The following games will leave the service on July 15th. If you have any unfinished business in them or want to give them a shot, this is your last chance.

  • Exo One (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Spelunky 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

What do you think of the titles coming? Any other games you'd like added to the service? Let us know in the comments below!