Xbox users are getting one after another reward this year. After an exclusive show at Xbox Games Showcase, fans are getting one of the most anticipated RPG games of all time, Starfield, on the 6th of September this year. Adding to that, Xbox announced some great games in their new list for Xbox Game Pass. The cherry on top is this news appeared to be some exclusive open-world games, which are crazy enough to blow fans’ minds away.

Best open-world games on Xbox Game Pass

Grand Theft Auto 5


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GTA 5 became one of the most popular games after its release in 2013. Developed by Rockstar North, this action adventure-based game soon captured its fans’ hearts. Grand Theft Auto received much appreciation for its open world set up set in the fictional landscape of Los Santos. It is the seventh main instalment in the franchise.

From interesting protagonists to interesting stories, GTA 5 fans claimed its gameplay was addictive. This game received more popularity in its multiplayer setting over single-player. That is why GTA Online became a huge hit. This incredible game is available at Xbox Game Pass and can be played on Xbox Series X/S. With a complete gameplay of thirty to eighty hours, GTA 5 is one of the most lucrative open-world games available on Game Pass for July. GTA multiplayer is also available for players with their Game Pass package. 

No Man’s Sky

Developed by Hello Games, No Man’s Sky is a survival adventure-themed game released in 2016. Set in a fictional outer space-themed environment, No Man’s Sky offered players to act as a traveler and explore planets full of humanoid aliens. No Man’s Sky recently featured in the list of Xbox Game Pass July.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of the most popular games among RPG lovers. A sequel of Assassin’s Creed Origins, this game is the eleventh main instalment in the franchise. After Origins entered the Game Pass List, its successor Assassin’s Creed Odyssey also made it to the Xbox Game Pass July list. This open-world game offered a vast map for players to explore through stealth and action-oriented combat.

Set in the fictional town of Ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey offered an exciting experience for players. Now that this game is available on Xbox Game Pass July, fans are extra-excited. This game might take ninety hours to complete. 

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Minecraft Legends

Who in the video gaming industry is yet to hear the name of Minecraft? This legendary open-world game is developed by Mojang Studios. After completing a decade of entertaining fans, this franchise brought a new game Minecraft Legends in 2023. Set in a fictional village following a legend who saved the overworld, Minecraft Legends became equally popular as the original title.

Before its release, fans were nervous thinking that this game might not feature on Xbox Game Pass. However, breaking all speculation, Xbox Game Pass July proudly presented Minecraft Legends in their game list. Minecraft can be played on both Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. 


Developed by Obsidian, Grounded is an open-world survival game featuring a fictional backyard filled with dangerous barriers and creatures. Players are offered to use their survival strategy to remain in the game’s landscape. Players can see Grounded in the Xbox Games Pass July list.

Middle-earth: Shadow Of War

Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow Of War is one of the famous action adventure-themed open-world games. Published in 2017, this game became quite popular among Tolkien fans for its obvious thematic similarities with Lord of the Rings.

A sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, this game offered players to explore the dark fantasy world through the game’s protagonist, Talion, a Gondor ranger with combat skills. Shadow Of War increased its previous game’s fantastic adventure with a new world, where players meet their enemies occasionally. Players might take a total of fifty hours to complete Middle-earth: Shadow Of War. Players can experience it on Xbox One. 

Atomic Heart

Developed by Mundfish, Atomic Heart was 2023’s one of the best-seller games. Set in the fictional time of the 1950s Soviet Union, Atomic Heart offered an exclusive FPS experience for players in an open world set-up. This sci-fi shooter game provided a narrative where the Soviet Union encountered a massive technical advancement going wrong. Players are offered the role of an agent to investigate the situation. Atomic Heart offered a crazy detailed game landscape with a huge map for players to navigate.

Apart from its open-world theme, players can also enjoy games’ side quests. Inspired by classics like BioShock, Atomic Heart surely had an impression on its fans. Now this game made its appearance on the Xbox Game Pass July making it more fun and entertaining for players. Atomic Heart’s total gameplay will take approx. thirty hours to complete. Players can use their Xbox Series X/S for experiencing this game. 

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Stranded Deep

This open-world survival game is developed by Beam Team. The gameplay offered the players to survive on a remote island of the Pacific Ocean after their plane crashed. From making shelters to gathering food for hunger, this open-world survival game is a favorite choice for many. Recently, it made it to the Xbox Game Pass July’s list.


Valheim is a Viking-themed survival game developed by Iron Gate, which made its entry to the Xbox Game Pass July list this year. Valheim offered players a huge map for exploration. Additionally, players had to create armor and weapons for surviving against enemies. Valheim’s presence on the list cheered the fans completely. 


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Developed by System Era Softworks, Astroneer is an open-world adventure game making its entry to Xbox Game Pass July’s list. Players need to explore other planets with in-game tools and set on the path of their own adventure.


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From Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to Minecraft Legends, this month’s Xbox Game Pass list looked kind of lucrative for players. So, which one of these games did excite you? Don’t forget to share with us. 

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