Which Xbox Game Pass Plan is The Best for You


If you're a PC or an Xbox gamer, Xbox Game Pass is a heavenly boon for you. In fact, Xbox Game Pass is the fabled 'Netflix of Videogames', thanks to its "pay once and play as much as you can before your subscription expires" model.

Xbox Gamepass
Xbox Gamepass

But there are 3 different plans that Microsoft offers for Xbox Game Pass and, unlike Netflix, one isn't simply better than the others. So today, we're going over all the Xbox Game Pass Plans and how to pick a plan that is best for you.

Xbox Game Pass Plans

All Xbox Game Pass Plans
All Xbox Game Pass Plans

Ultimate - $14.99 / month

  • Access to over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, and Android mobile devices
  • New games added all the time
  • Xbox Game Studio titles the same day as the release
  • Exclusive member discounts and deals
  • Free Perks including in-game content and partner offers
  • Play games on your Android mobile phone and tablet from the cloud (Beta)
  • Xbox Live Gold
  • EA Play, featuring a¬†library of top Electronic Arts titles, exclusive rewards, and member-only content

PC - $9.99 / month

  • Access to over 100 high-quality PC games
  • New games added all the time
  • Xbox Game Studio titles the same day as the release
  • Member discounts and deals

Console - $9.99 / month

  • Access to over 100 high-quality console games
  • New games added all the time
  • Xbox Game Studio titles the same day as the release
  • Member discounts and deals

Best Xbox Game Pass Plan for PC

If you're gaming on a PC only, we'd recommend you go for Xbox Game Pass PC, costing $9.99 / month. The ultimate plan may seem exciting, but the extra $5 isn't worth it if you don't have a console. The additional perks of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, namely Xbox Live Gold and EA Play, are only redeemable on the console and cloud gaming is still in its infant stages. So even if you do go for an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan for a PC, you'll get the same perks as the Xbox Game Pass PC plan.

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Best Xbox Game Pass Plan for Console (Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X)

If you're playing on a console, hands down you should go for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan. In addition to hundreds of games that can't be redeemed on PC, you also get access to Xbox Gold Live and the complete library of EA games. Just the latter two make the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate worth it on a console. Furthermore, the wider selection of games means you won't have to buy games often, except for the new third-party titles.

If you're planning to buy an Xbox Series S/X console, you can get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $24.99, which is one heck of a steal deal.

In case of a console, it's not worthing saving the $5 by opting Xbox Game Pass console because you end up losing more than you gain.

Can I try Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass Trial
Try Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1

Yes, you can try Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 3 months for just $1. The trial gives you unlimited access to all the games in Xbox Game Pass library, plus elusive features on the console such as Xbox Live Gold and EA play for just $1.

Sarthak Khurana
Tech and gaming enthusiast with a keen interest in stories. Believes that Witcher 3 is the only RPG that comes close to Fable 2, the best RPG ever made!