The Best Action Games on Xbox Game Pass

If you have a Xbox Game 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 Game 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 Game 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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  • Ninja Gaiden Black is a reworked compilation of Ninja Gaiden and the two Hurricane Packs developed by Team Ninja and published by Tecmo for xbox in 2005.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

    10 votes
  • 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 installment to ...more
  • Doom
    9 votes
    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 having ...more
  • Darksiders
    9 votes
    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 War, ...more
  • Gears of War
    Gears of War is a military sci fi third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game was released for Xbox 360 in 2006 and for PC in 2007. ...more