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5 Best Games on PC Game Pass (February 2023)

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PC Game Pass is a system that allows players to play various games for one low fee. This is fantastic as it will enable you to experience any number of games for one low price. Furthermore, this is really consumer friendly as it allows players to try out experiences for a cost that is usually cheaper than outright purchasing a game. So without further ado, here are our picks for the 5 Best Games on PC Game Pass (February 2023). 

5. Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise is the latest iteration of the Monster Hunter franchise. As the name would imply, players will be able to hunt various monsters in the game, each with their own abilities and quirks. A lot of the game revolves around gathering parts of different monsters and fashioning armor sets out of them. This leads the game to be a quest to see how efficiently you can defeat these monsters overall. In addition, the game has an assortment of weapons to choose from that all feel unique in their own way. This goes a long way to promote gameplay variety.

Monster Hunter Rise was initially released on the Nintendo Switch before being ported over to various other platforms. The PC port of this game, for example, allows players to take full advantage of their hardware. Thus, allowing for smooth gameplay. Finally, Monster Hunter Rise is a game that promotes cooperative gameplay, allowing you to party up with friends and tackle these challenges together. In fact, that can be argued as the main appeal of the game. So if you are looking for a game on PC Game Pass in 2023, then this is a great choice.

4. Hi-Fi Rush

Hi-Fi Rush is a unique title. The gameplay of this game primarily consists of players trying to attune their attacks to the game's music. The music of the game features many licensed tracks from famous artists as well. This is great as it allows the game to have quite an amount of crossover appeal, especially to those who aren't necessarily into the rhythm-action genre. In addition, the stages in the game, while being linear, offer players a blast of a good time to be had.

So if you are looking for a title that oozes flair and allows for a unique gameplay loop to grab ahold of you, then Hi-Fi Rush should be right up your alley. The game also rewards players who perform well within it as well. This is due to the fact that you can unlock a challenge mode of sorts for your efforts. Overall, Hi-Fi Rush is a modern example of a classic game design that allows players to enjoy contemporary music within their rhythm-action setting. This game is a fantastic pickup for anyone with PC Game Pass in 2023, as the amount of fun to be had is nearly endless.

3. Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler is a fantastic example of what a JRPG can be. The game features beautifully realized worlds, as well as a distinct art style. This allows it to stand out even among its competitors. That isn't the only thing that this game has going for it either, as the story is also phenomenal. The battle system within the game also ensures that players will want to play more, even if the story doesn't interest them in particular.

Having this game available via the PC Game Pass is wonderful. This is because it allows a group of players that might not have picked the game up initially to do so. In addition, there are a number of party options and story routes to go along with in this game. This adds an element of replayability to the game, meaning even after you beat the game, there is still more to do. The world of Osterra certainly seems inviting enough. Wrapped in this charming art style, players can lose countless hours in this world. For these reasons, we believe that Octopath Traveler is one of the best PC Game Pass games in 2023.

2. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition features the gameplay that players know and love from the base game, as well as extra content. One of the key differences between the base version and the definitive is the addition of new difficulties. This brings another layer of challenge to the gameplay, which is already fantastic in its own right. One of the strongest aspects of the game is its presentation. Simply put, it is one of the most visually stunning games on the market.

There are also new abilities that the player can unlock throughout their playtime. While we won't spoil these abilities here, just know that they add a new dimension to the already stellar gameplay. So if you enjoy platformers that are wrapped in a gorgeous art style, then definitely give this title a shot. It is not only one of the best games on PC Game Pass but one of the finest gaming experiences you can have in 2023.

1. Coral Island

Coral Island is an immensely charming game. The game,e has a ton of heart and allows players to immerse themselves in its world. This is great as the gameplay of the game also allows players to have a ton of creative freedom. It is exactly this freedom that makes the game feel so refreshing. While a small team may have developed the game, the amount of content and the quality of that content are both fantastic.

Players are able to explore a diverse world with plenty of lovable characters to pal around with. The gameplay in this farming sim is reminiscent of the earlier Harvest Moon games, which no doubt brought a lot of attention to the game as a whole. The game also features a number of activities for the player to engage in, these range from fishing to insect hunting to diving and exploring caverns and caves. In closing, Coral Island is an incredibly charming game that players cannot afford to miss out on. It is for these reasons that we believe it is one of the best games on PC Game Pass.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Games on PC Game Pass (February 2023)? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.