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From couch co-op to competitive online action a world away, finding a person to share your ride with or compete against has become an integral part of gaming. Many games are designed to be enjoyed by multiple people, and on Xbox and PC consoles, they are not lacking. And if you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you and your friends don’t have to buy all the same games to play together online; you simply need the $15/month membership. Once you’ve signed up, you and your friends will have access to dozens of great multiplayer games. For those looking for old-time couch multiplayer, there are some great Game Pass games with split-screen and local multiplayer. We’ve rounded up our picks for the best Xbox Game Pass multiplayer games.
The Xbox Game Pass library changes every month, with new games added and others removed. As such, this list will evolve over time as Game Pass evolves. Please note that there are three different Game Pass subscriptions, Game Pass Ultimate, Game Pass and PC Game Pass. If you’re looking to play online multiplayer on Xbox, you’ll want Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The regular Xbox Game Pass subscription does not include online multiplayer. PC Game Pass also includes hundreds of games, but if you have an Xbox, you’ll want Ultimate, which packs all the goodies into one.
Since Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes access to all Xbox and PC Game Pass libraries, here’s what platforms the games are available for. We’ve also clarified which games are compatible with Xbox Cloud Gaming, an Ultimate membership perk that lets you stream select Game Pass games on your phone, tablet, or PC.
If you’re interested in seeing what else the service has to offer, you can check out GameSpot’s features on the best Xbox Game Pass games, the best Xbox Cloud Streaming games, and a full list of all the games on Xbox Game Pass.