Button Mash The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass  

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If you have a Xbox Games Pass subscription on your Xbox One, there are so many great action games just waiting to be played. Let's take a look at the best action games available on Xbox Games Pass, including classic hits like Dead Island, adventure role-playing games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and newer titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider that have exceptional amounts of action spread throughout many hours of immersive gameplay.

Many of the titles offered on Xbox Game Pass are some of Microsoft's greatest entries into the action genre, such as Gears of War 4. If running through horrific alien planets while tearing apart monsters with massive guns and chainsaws is your thing, you definitely have to check it out. While it's the fourth entry in the franchise, you can jump right in and tear up the alien landscape without missing a beat. If you prefer a game that's more grounded in reality, why not check out a history classic like Ryse: Son of Rome? This game follows the life of a Roman centurion as he rises through the ranks of the Roman Legion. The game is steeped in historical accuracy while remaining a fun and exciting action-adventure title filled with all the elements you come to expect from the people working at Microsoft Studios. Other hit titles like Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion provide action along with RPG elements.

Vote up the Xbox Games Pass action games you'd most want other gamers to check out, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide for what to play next!

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game and the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider. The game is developed by Crystal Dynamics, and published by Microsoft
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Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Gears of War is a 2006 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It is the first installment of the Gears of War ...more
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Devil May Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Devil May Cry 4 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom in 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms. The game is the fourth ...more
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Darksiders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Darksiders is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. The game takes its inspiration from the apocalypse, with the player taking the role of ...more
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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Mass Effect is a 2007 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game developed by BioWare for the Xbox 360 and ported to Microsoft Windows by Demiurge Studios. The Xbox 360 ...more
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Wolfenstein II: The New Coloss... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a 2017 action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is the eighth main entry in ...more
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Ryse: Son of Rome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Ryse: Son of Rome is a third person action-adventure developed by Crytek and published by Microsoft Studios as an Xbox One exclusive launch title.
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Sunset Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Sunset Overdrive
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Sea of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Sea of Thieves is a shared world action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox. The game allows players to take the role of a ...more
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for ...more
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Ninja Gaiden Black is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Ninja Gaiden Black
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Halo 5: Guardians is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One home video game console. The tenth installment and fifth ...more
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is an action-adventure platform video game developed and published by LucasArts. It is the second installment of the The Force Unleashed multimedia project, and ...more
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary 2K Games. It is ...more
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 2017 multiplayer online battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge ...more
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zer... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a LucasArts action-adventure video game and part of the The Force Unleashed project. It was initially developed for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and ...more
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Metal Slug XX is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Metal Slug XX
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Halo Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Halo Wars is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 video game console. It was released in Japan and Australia on ...more
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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a first-person action video game developed and published by Fatshark. It is the sequel to the 2015's Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide 2 was released for ...more
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Homefront: The Revolution is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Homefront: The Revolution is a first-person shooter video game developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the ...more
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Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Dead Island is a 2011 action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Polish developer Techland and published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, ...more
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Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Darksiders II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. It is the sequel to Darksiders and was released in August 2012 for Microsoft ...more
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Gears of War 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Gears of War 3 is a 2011 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360. Originally due for release on April ...more
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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Games on Xbox Games Pass
Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major installment in the Fallout series. The game was released in North America, ...more