13 Underrated Xbox Game Pass Games to Play in 2021

13 Of The Underrated Xbox Game Pass Games
Dead Cells

It’s time to take a look at the underrated Xbox Game Pass games. There are many hits Xbox Game Pass has and almost all of us have scrolled past many titles. However, there are a lot of underrated games not that many people know they exist. In this article, we will take a look at these hidden gems. We included different genres so you can find something for your taste.

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea is an adventure video game including lots of mysteries. The game is set in the 1930s and tells the story of a woman. It has a first-person perspective and features puzzles. She must explore an island to find her missing husband. It doesn’t take much time but the story is definitely smooth and intriguing.


Celeste revolves around a young girl, Madeline, who decides to climb a mountain. It is a story about overcoming depression and anxiety. However, the game tells it in a fun way to ease the heavy thematics. The game is really tough, but you’ll feel like a conqueror for sure when you get through.


Control is Remedy Entertainment’s supernatural thriller which includes government agents. The protagonist of the game is Jesse Faden and she is in a battle with a supernatural entity called The Hiss. The combat features and visuals are definitely strong but the map is quite confusing. Still, this isn’t a disadvantage if you like complex gameplay.

Dead Cells

Dead Cells perfectly blends the mechanics quality into a competitive game structure. In this game, you die a lot and your progress is lost throughout the game. This could be boring for some players but if you’re interested in what else it offers, you should take a look. It is a unique title of the roguelike genre.

Evil Within

Evil Within makes it clear that it is a successful survival horror game in the first minutes. The game has a gruesome aesthetic, that’s for sure, but it also offers a strong atmosphere. After Resident Evil: Village and its echoes, this game have the potential to keep the scare-fest going. Prepare yourself to die repeatedly and tear into pieces.

The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between is a chill-out game with its story and gameplay. You’ll only have 3 buttons to play this game. The game’s protagonists are 2 kids trying to go to their play area. You need to solve puzzles by moving backward and forwards at the right time to make them reach there. It is a fun, warm, and cozy game with every feature it has.

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a great animation with a high-quality 2D game design. It might look like a boring game but this definitely isn’t the case here. It is an insect game set in a land of countless mysteries. This is a world that has been elaborated down to the smallest detail and has no inconsistencies in its content. That member of the “Metroidvania” genre is full of surprises.

Knights and Bikes

Knights and Bikes is a hand-drawn action-adventure game set on a British island in the 1980s. You can play the game with Nessa and Demelza sisters either alone or as a co-op. While Nessa can hit the ground or kick, Demelza can attack with her frisbee. The goal is to find the legendary treasure.


In Morkredd, you will have to use light and shadow to solve puzzles in a dark world inspired by Scandinavian culture. The bright orb must be your best friend in this game. The game requires 2 players or master-degree abilities to control two characters simultaneously. We advise you to be careful about the balance between light and shadows to not disappear.

NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata is an RPG that requires to be finished multiple times to fully understand. It has 26 endings and 5 of them are the “actual endings”. Also, the game switches to different genres very quickly and naturally. It transforms from a normal action role-playing environment to a two-dimensional platform smoothly.


Observation is a science fiction game, set in 2026. The game tells the tension-filled story of the international space station which came out of Earth’s orbit as a result of an accident. In the damaged station, the entire crew has disappeared, except for a doctor named Emma Fisher and the station’s AI SAM. The twist is that you are the AI in the game, unlike other sci-fi titles.

Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4 is an ode to arcade games and beat ’em ups. The game offers special moves, wall juggles, and wall damages. We also need to add that it runs at 60 fps smoothly and ensures a fun and nostalgic gaming experience.

Wilmot’s Warehouse

Wilmot’s Warehouse is a puzzle game where you sort things out in your way. It is short and that makes it so good. The design is beautiful and the game is fulfilling. You can also learn a lot about yourself when the time is limited.

Did you play any of these underrated Xbox Game Pass games or do you plan to? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Related Posts