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Hades and four other really good games are leaving Game Pass

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If you have a Game Pass subscription and somehow, inexplicably, never got around to playing what was arguably the best game of 2020, you’re running out of time. Xbox has announced that Hades, along with a wealth of games — some of the service’s best — departing on August 31. Here’s the full list:

  • Elite Dangerous
  • Hades
  • myst
  • NBA 2K22
  • Signs of the sojourner
  • Ghostsman
  • Twelve minutes
  • two point hospital
  • What’s left of Edith Finch
  • World War Z

Hades is one of those genre-redefining games. It’s a roguelike that never feels real because of the way the story and characters are interwoven throughout the gameplay. And the gameplay itself is sleek and enjoyable, with tons of powers, perks, and weapons you can choose to fine-tune your gear. When Hades joined Game Pass a little over a year ago, the game became a major selling point for the subscription service, landing on damn close everyone’s must play list.

In addition to HadesGame Pass also loses some others really damn good games, including: myst, Elite Dangerous, Ghostsmanand my personal, constantly overslept favorite, What’s left of Edith Finch.

Of course, Game Pass also gives when it takes away. But while you have the chance to play Her storythe latest game from writer Sam Barlow Immortality, and the surprisingly decent one Immortals: Fenyx Risingnone of the new additions will be able to fill the mammoth quality gap that other games leave behind.

You have until August 31st to play those hits or else you’ll be locked out like The edge‘s Umar Shakir, who supposed Hades would always be there. Don’t be like Umar. Play Hades.

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