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5 Best FPS Games on Xbox Game Pass (April 2024)

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Heads up, FPS aficionados — Xbox Game Pass has just paved the way for yet another selection of quality shooters, and yes, they’re all completely free to play on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. So, if you’re a returning subscriber, or if you’re simply looking for an excuse to punch your ticket for the first time, then be sure to read on for a few quick recommendations. Here are, in our honest opinion, the five best FPS games on Xbox Game Pass this month.

5. Hell Let Loose

HELL LET LOOSE | The Eastern Front Official Trailer

We’ve seen numerous online war games jolt to life over the years, for sure, but only a select few that have successfully managed to emulate the trials and tribulations of a wide-scale conflict between two warring parties. Hell Let Loose is, in all honesty, one of the best FPS games in recent memory, and arguably one of the best modern torchbearers for competitive multiplayer, period. It helps, too, that it doesn’t squash its player base down to a mere 5v5 format, but rather, a full-blown 50v50, thus allowing each round the opportunity to showcase the full potential of an online FPS phenomenon.

Hell Let Loose boasts a generous selection of maps, armies, weapons, and other features in its ever-expanding catalog of components, thus making it one of the most sought-after FPS titles in the book at the time of writing. It’s still early days, too, and so, if you are looking to get ahead of the curve and throw yourself in the foot of the woods ahead of its next major update, then be sure to check it out the next time you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned war-centric shooter.

4. Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 Official Reveal Trailer (ft. 2WEI)

Battlefield 2042 is a bit of a mixed bag, given its fluctuating popularity and reviews and what have you. With that said, with the recent release of its seventh season, now is as good a time as any to plunge into its world and experience the wealth of content that it has stored in its casket. Like its earlier iterations, the game allows two teams to thrash it out for points, kills, and perks over a series of immersive maps that range from deserted locales to bustling metropolises that are equally teeming with loot, landmarks, and collaborative objectives. Suffice it to say that, as far as relevant war games travel, Battlefield 2042 is, without doubt, one of the best of the bunch at present.

The seventh season of Battlefield 2042 has seen in a slew of new items, including a brand-new suburban map, and not to mention a reincarnation of a fan favorite, Stadium. It also includes four new classes to choose from, as well as a banquet of new weapons to unlock and upgrade, too. So, if you’re interested in tucking into all of the latest content that Electronic Arts’ established IP has in its case, then be sure to give 2042 some tender love and care.

3. TheHunter: Call of the Wild

theHunter: Call of the Wild | Announcement Trailer

If you’re a sucker for a good old-fashioned bullet cam that showcases the finesse of your sniping abilities, then you’ll no doubt enjoy just about everything that theHunter: Call of the Wild has to offer. Simply put, it’s a traditional hunting simulation game, and one that essentially invites you to harness the power of a true marksman in a wild setting, and utilize a wide array of traps, weapons, and tools in order to locate, capture, and eliminate targets of all different species.

Aside from the actual sniping sections, theHunter: Call of the Wild also includes several other gameplay elements, such as driving, foraging, and even customizing select weapon components and useful items for future field missions. Granted, it can be a little slow, but given that you’re in probably on the hunt for something that’s a little less demanding than the average first-person shooter chapter, it’s certainly a good starting point for newcomers.

2. Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic - Gameplay Trailer

Deep Rock Galactic just goes to show that not every first-person shooter needs a harrowing storyline to elevate its position as a game. Matter of fact, sometimes—and I mean sometimes, all it takes is an addictive gameplay loop and a seemingly infinite supply of sparkling loot and upgradable tools to get the wheels in motion. And that, really, is what DRG is: an endless romp through a lot of the same motions, only with an ever-shifting catalog of different maps, challenges, and customizable features.

Deep Rock Galactic is all rather simple to understand: you embark on a mining expedition on an alien planet, and carve deeply into the roots of a loot-stuffed network that’s equally teaming with spiders and hatchlings as it is with jewels, ores, and other priceless artifacts. The ultimate goal, in short, is to evolve your dwarven miner to tackle even greater exploits, and survive long enough to earn the title of one of the greatest in the business, period. The question is, how deep will you need to travel in order to claim such bragging rights?

1. High on Life

HIGH ON LIFE Official Game Trailer | Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

If it’s crude humor and a vivid clone of Rick & Morty that you’re on the market for, then you needn’t look any further than High on Life, Squanch Games’ ludicrously crafted first-person shooter that just so happens to capture all of the same crass dialogue of Adult Swim’s cult phenomenon, as well as the high-octane shenanigans of, say, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. That’s High on Life, in a nutshell, and it’s arguably one of the strangest games to ever grace the Xbox Game Pass storefront.

It goes like this: you’ve found yourself washed ashore on the surface of an alien planet—a world in which guns talk, aliens fart, and the local fauna is as deadly as the silent squeakers of your closest extraterrestrial neighbors. As one of the only humans, you must embark on an epic quest to unearth an arsenal that’s fit for a king, and wage war with a ravenous alien species in order to locate a back door that leads back to your home planet. It’s a weird journey, we’ll give it that, but one that’s equally as memorable, all the same.


So, what’s your take? Will you be picking up any of the above five FPS games on Xbox Game Pass this month? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.