Who doesn’t love a great adventure? With Xbox Game Pass, you can go on an unforgettable video game adventure any time you like, all without having to get up off the couch (except to raid the fridge on occasion).
Adventure games invite us to explore new worlds and meet fascinating characters. And often, we get a memorable story in the bargain. But if you’re new to Game Pass you may not know where to start with all this grand adventuring. We’ve got you covered with these Game Pass recommendations for those who seek the thrill of adventure.
Far: Changing Tides
Few games capture an atmosphere quite like this one. Published by Frontier Foundry, this grand adventure is set in a haunted post-deluge world brimming with danger. And players will have to brave those dangers to collect salvage and gather resources to keep their ship afloat.
When Joule Adams awakes from her centuries-long cryo-induced sleep, she finds that her home – the utopian colony of Far Eden – lay in ruins. Don’t you just hate when that happens?
ReCore follows Joule's quest to discover what happened to Far Eden in this intriguing open-world adventure that combines platforming, third-person shooter and exploration elements.
In this gorgeous open-world exploration adventure, players guide the eponymous young girl Sable on a coming-of-age quest. Sable must brave the perils of a ruined desert planet in search of a suitable mask with which she can return to her nomadic clan. Luckily, she has a customizable hoverbike to help her along the way.
Subnautica: Below Zero
Both the original Subnautica and its 2021 sequel Subnautica: Below Zero are available on Game Pass as of the time of this writing. Both are fine open-world, first-person survival adventures each in their own right. Explore a deep-sea alien world, collecting resources, crafting tools, building bases and constructing submersibles along the way. Survive the perils of the abyss and unveil the many secrets of planet 4546B.
The Forgotten City
A mystery adventure game with roleplaying aspects, The Forgotten City was originally a Skyrim mod released in 2015. A beautiful rendition of an ancient Roman City, The Forgotten City boasts an award-winning story that puts an entirely different spin on the phrase “The Golden Rule.”
So what do you think of our Game Pass recommendations for adventure games? Are there any games on this list that have you chomping at the bit to dive into? Let us know in the comments below. And if you don't have Xbox Game Pass yet, you can check it out here. You can also visit the FAQ page for additional info.