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How much it’d cost to buy every game on Game Pass (Analysis on how much you save with gamepass)

kingfey

Banned

Game Pass is touted as the best deal in video games — but exactly how much are you really saving year on year?

This post was sponsored by Lenovo Legion and Game Pass, where you can enjoy three free months of Game Pass with access to hundreds of games on eligible Lenovo laptops.

Having first launched with over 100 current and Xbox 360-era games, Microsoft’s games-as-a-service offering has now expanded to cloud streaming, the PC, and early access titles. And with Xbox’s day one approach extended to Microsoft’s new first-party studios in Bethesda, Activision, and Blizzard, Game Pass’ value has only gotten stronger.

But just exactly how much value are you getting out of Game Pass, against what it’d cost to buy the odd game here and there? And what about those on specialist gaming laptops, like the Lenovo Legion line, or pre-built desktops where online gaming costs nothing and digital stores are offering sales every other week?

There’s only one way to answer those questions: by looking at how many games are on the service — and how much it’d cost to buy each one individually.

Some ground rules​

To make this comparison sensible, let’s establish some ground rules. Nobody is going to feasibly buy over 100 games in the space of a month; plenty will buy a game, play it for a bit and then move onto the next title without ever finishing. So to make this exercise better mirror how frequently people actually buy games, let’s calculate the cost of Game Pass (and Game Pass Ultimate) over a year, rather than on a per-month basis.

If you’re based in the United States, UK or Australia, here’s how much Game Pass will cost:
Game Pass (console only): $9.99/month / £7.99/month / $AU10.95/month
Game Pass Ultimate (console, PC, streaming): $14.99/month / £10.99/month / $AU15.95/month
Game Pass for PC: $9.99/month / £7.99/month / $AU10.95/month


Over the course of a year, those in the United States will spend $119.88 for Game Pass or its PC-only equivalent — or $110.89, if you sign up when one of the many $1 for the first month deals are available.


Game Pass Ultimate has lots of $1/first month deals as well. So in your first year, it’ll cost you $165.89 for a year’s subscription, and $179.88 every year afterward. (If you’re frugal, you can save even more by picking up cheap 3-month Game Pass codes when they go on sale.)

For those in the UK and Australia, here’s what that pricing looks like:
Game Pass (or just Game Pass for PC) for one year: £88.89 / $AU121.45 for the first year, £95.88 / $AU131.40 every year after

Game Pass Ultimate for one year: £121.89 / $AU176.45 for the first year, £131.88 / $AU191.40 every year after


The value for PC-only players will be a little different, primarily because you don’t require a subscription service for online play. There’s also more competition among digital stores, so the prices of PC games are often cheaper, or at least discounted more frequently than their console counterparts. So keep all of that in mind.

It’s also worth emphasising that all game prices are accurate at the time of writing. Video games can vary wildly on price depending on the time of year; it’d cost a whole lot less to grab 5 or 6 titles during Black Friday, for instance. And it wouldn’t be right to just compare games at their recommended RRP given how often games are discounted a month or two after release.

Regional pricing matters, too. While I’ve included the UK and Australia above to give a better idea of the state of play for Game Pass, I’ll be focusing on the cost of US-based games for simplicity’s sake. I also won’t be including the cost of the backward compatible games that make up the Game Pass list: most of these aren’t sold anymore, and pricing in secondhand markets can vary greatly.

How many games are there on Game Pass?​

At the time of writing, there are 449 games available for console Game Pass subscribers, and 409 games available for PC Game Pass. While there’s a good deal of crossover between the two, there are lots of anomalies. You can’t get Total War: Warhammer 3 or Prodeus on console, because they’re not available there yet. Similarly, most of the Xbox 360 backwards compatible games aren’t playable on PC, because they’re specially coded to take advantage of the Xbox’s in-built emulation layer.

There’s 65 backward compatible titles on Game Pass at the time of writing. Most of these are through Microsoft’s partnership with EA Play, which adds games like Crysis, Dead Space, Battlefield Bad Company, and Mirror’s Edge. But there’s also the older Bethesda and Rare titles too (Fallout 3, New Vegas, Oblivion, Morrowind, RAGE), classics like the original Gears of War trilogy, and the odd gem from the original Xbox era.


But given the likelihood of anyone actually buying physical versions of those games in 2022, we’ll exclude them from the list. That brings the total Game Pass catalogue down about 370, once you remove multiple listings. (NFL and FIFA, for instance, have separate downloads for the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S versions.)

All prices were calculated using the game’s current price on the US Xbox store at the time of writing. You might be able to save more for individual games during certain promotions or times of year, but for now, this should give you a pretty good indication of the subscription service’s value. (If you want to have a look at the data, I’ve collated everything in a public Google Sheet.)

How much it would cost to buy every game individually on Game Pass (console only): $10,026.24

There are some caveats here. If you wanted to calculate the “true” figure of all the games, you’d probably have to generate an averaged figure for the free-to-play games (Black Desert, Elder Scrolls Online), or games that have such a high turnover of microtransactions (FIFA). Similarly, the figure doesn’t include how much games would have cost when they were added to the service.

But, you might be wondering, what about the Microsoft part of this equation? There’s more than 30 studios under the Xbox banner. And while not all of those developers are working on PC-only titles (like World’s Edge, the team overseeing the Age of Empires remakes), the vast majority of Xbox’s stable is available.

So how much value are you getting out of the service if, for whatever reason, you weren’t interested in Microsoft-only games?

How much it would cost to buy every Game Pass game, excluding all the Microsoft owned titles: $8,201.87

Removing Xbox first-party games from the equation really highlights the difference the EA Play partnership makes. It’d cost you thousands just to acquire the NHL, FIFA, Need for Speed, Star Wars, Battlefield, Mass Effect, the DiRT, GRID, and F1 titles from Codemasters, and EA-branded indies like It Takes Two.

There’s still thousands of dollars of value from indies like Slay the Spire, not to mention the suite of AAA JRPGs like the Yakuza series, Scarlet Nexus and Dragon Quest.

But that raises another question: what if you’re not playing on Xbox? What if you’re a PC gamer through and through, or just looking for something you can fire up on a solid gaming laptop like the Lenovo Legion?

For that, we’ll need to work out how much the PC Game Pass library would cost. The methodology will follow the same as above: every game noted down, with duplicates removed, and current prices taken from their primary store (Steam or the Epic Games Store).

How much it would cost to buy every PC Game Pass title: $8,081.91

There are a ton of interesting differences in what’s sold between the console and PC versions of Game Pass. While most games make the jump, there’s a whole host of PC-only indies like Raji: An Ancient Epic, EA’s PC classics like Dungeon Keeper and Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection, and the Australian-made Fallout Tactics.

You can see the impact of competition too. Even though PC Game Pass has a similarly sized catalogue, there are more deals available more frequently on PC, bringing the overall cost of the library down.


Even still, it’s still an impressive list. But what’s the value like when Microsoft’s first-party offering is removed from the equation?

How much it would cost to buy every PC Game Pass title, excluding all the Microsoft owned titles: $6,644.32

Even if you’re just playing on a desktop PC or a reliable gaming laptop, there’s plenty to get stuck into. The EA partnership adds 71 games by itself, including certified bangers like Jade Empire, Dungeon Keeper and the excellent Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection.

And the indie scene is well supported, with games like BattleTech, Fe, and Everspace 2 — perhaps the best alternative to Freelancer, a Microsoft-published game that’s sadly no longer on digital stores.

So no matter how you slice it, and no matter the platform, Game Pass provides thousands of dollars of value more than the yearly subscription cost. Games will always come and go each month, but over the long term, it’s still the fastest and most efficient way to build up a properly impressive Pile of Shame.
 

Kuranghi

Gold Member
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IDKFA

Gold Member
It's great. Good value for money. Personally, my views have changed slightly on Gamepass.

Maybe this is now classed as old fashioned, but I'm no longer down with renting my games for a monthly subscription. I don't play a lot anymore and I'm very selective on what I do buy.

If a game is on Gamepass, I'll try it out. If it's a third party game and I love it then I'll buy it before it leaves the service. This might sound mad, but I also buy the first party games if they're good enough. I don't plan on keeping Gamepass anyway. I just had three months thrown in with my XSS.

Hopefully Microsoft never take away the option of buying first party games and make them Gamepass only.
 
I'm in, but I only play about 3 games on it. It's just like streaming video services, more than half are things that people already played for years and they cant charge for it anymore.
 

Plantoid

Member
Even if we calculate the lowest price ever for each game (since some games were given for free elsewhere or super cheap) it's still a good deal
 

kingfey

Banned
You save as much as you play different games. It depends solely on you and no analysis could tell you anything relevant. You could be interested in all of the games on gamepass but if you're playing rarely you won't save much.
Those small saves allows you to afford day1 games. That is the one thing I like about gamepass.
Elden ring and Horizon forbidden west were affordable because of that. I dont like spending money on day1 games. But when I have security like that, then i can justify spending those $60 (That is like 3 $20 games on sale).
 

Max_Po

Gold Member
This comparison is moronic.

By playing demos / refunding games you don't like, you pay much much less long term and get exactly the games you want if you buy those on steam.

Completely agree,

just because back in the day blockbuster was full of isles of games does not mean I am going to rent everyone and save 90% off retail.
 

saintjules

Member
You save as much as you play different games. It depends solely on you and no analysis could tell you anything relevant. You could be interested in all of the games on gamepass but if you're playing rarely you won't save much.

Agreed. This is the assumption that people are playing all the titles on the roster.

I'll really start to save when those day and date exclusive and 3rd party titles are day and date to the platform.
 

Lognor

Banned
The problem with this analysis is this: Would you buy all games, or even most games, available on GP? The answer is most likely no. So this is pointless.
The analysis is showing you the value. No one is saying you have to buy all the games. I'm playing GotG right now and I wouldn't have played it otherwise. It's a fantastic game. Thanks for Game Pass I discovered this great game I would never have paid for. There are countless examples of this. Microsoft does a great job with curating the GP selection. If you're playing one game a year then no, it's not the best value in gaming. But I've already played enough YTD that I've "recouped" my costs. It's just that good!
 

Tg89

Member
Gamepass is great value but this is a poor way of showing it. 95% of video games are not worth buying and that's true of gamepass offerings too.

Been playing Infernax recently though, good stuff.
 

Plantoid

Member
The problem with this analysis is this: Would you buy all games, or even most games, available on GP? The answer is most likely no. So this is pointless.
I would buy 6 or 7 games that released day 1 last year, still worth it

Since we have regional pricing here it's even better
 

The Cockatrice

Gold Member
The analysis is showing you the value. No one is saying you have to buy all the games. I'm playing GotG right now and I wouldn't have played it otherwise. It's a fantastic game. Thanks for Game Pass I discovered this great game I would never have paid for. There are countless examples of this. Microsoft does a great job with curating the GP selection. If you're playing one game a year then no, it's not the best value in gaming. But I've already played enough YTD that I've "recouped" my costs. It's just that good!

Discoverability is a you issue. "you would ahve never known about this game", do you not have internet? Theres like tons of gameplay videos out there. It's a shitty point.

Just call gamepass what it is my dudes. YOu dont want to waste 60 euros on that game you saw was interesting so Ill get it for 10. I did it with Back 4 Blood, no shame on it.
 
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kingfey

Banned
Do you own the game? No. Do you want to buy all the games on GP? No. Did you take into account grey-markets/huge-sales of games you want to buy? No. Comparison is pointless.
You have the access to those games. Whether you play it or not, it will be up to you. But that doesnt change the fact that those games are available at your disposal for a set of price.
 

Polygonal_Sprite

Gold Member
Except most people play around 10-20 games a year. It’s still great value without adding up the total worth of everything on the service.
 

kingfey

Banned
Agreed. This is the assumption that people are playing all the titles on the roster.

I'll really start to save when those day and date exclusive and 3rd party titles are day and date to the platform.
The assumption is that, those games are available to you, as the player. You are not buying all these titles, to have it avalable to you, so you can play it.

As a gamepass user, i can pick any titles from these, and play it. But if I dont have gamepass, i will have to spend money on which game would I want to play. First option is unlimited, while the second is limited to your budget.
 
Not saying it’s a bad deal but this is a shit comparison and article. Just like saying the amount of value you get from PlayStation Plus or Netflix if you were to count every single TV show and movie and how much it would cost to buy them. When you probably only watch 5%.

I saved $1,875,000 by subscribing to Spotify!
 

The Cockatrice

Gold Member
It still doesnt matter. You are playing the game. Plus you have 1 year to play those games. You can finish around 100-200 games during that time. That is on temporary access.

Doesnt matter to some, matters to others. Again, im just saying the comparison is pointless. Service is good for some, buying is good for others. They are 2 entirely different things. Renting a car is not the same as buying one just because you can drive it the same amount of time. Not saying its a bad service just no point to compare it.
 

kingfey

Banned
Doesnt matter to some, matters to others. Again, im just saying the comparison is pointless. Service is good for some, buying is good for others. They are 2 entirely different things. Renting a car is not the same as buying one just because you can drive it the same amount of time. Not saying its a bad service just no point to compare it.
You are missing the key point. You have access to all those games. Its like going to a buffet. You cant eat everything, but you can pick what you want, without paying additional money.
How you use your play time, is up to you. But that wont change the fact, that you have all these expensives games with no extra money, other than subscription fee. The games that are left, will be replaced by new ones. Every month you get 16-20 games. So you are still in the same spot

If you want to build the same library, you will have to spend those money. Not right way, but in the long term.
 
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No one would ever buy all the games on GamePass.

Imagine if you bought DVD box sets for every show on Hulu! It'd be a ton of money - the vast majority for stuff you'd never even consider paying money for.

The only, even halfway, reasonable comparison is to list which game or games you've played (more than demoing for 10 minutes) that month and how much it would have cost you. Remember a ton of those games can be had for $10-$20 now.

But that still doesn't take into consideration if you would have spent money to play those games, if you hadn't already paid for the month and need to choose something on the list Xbox gives you.

And, further, you don't keep these games. Even if you stay subscribed to GamePass, the games eventually leave the service. If you had purchased the game, you'd own it and could play it anytime. GP is a rental service and what is available to rent is constantly changing.
 
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jose4gg

Member
You are missing the key point. You have access to all those games. Its like going to a buffet. You cant eat everything, but you can pick what you want, without paying additional money.
How you use your play time, is up to you. But that wont change the fact, that you have all these expensives games with no extra money, other than subscription fee. The games that are left, will be replaced by new ones. Every month you get 16-20 games. So you are still in the same spot

If you want to build the same library, you will have to spend those money. Not right way, but in the long term.

This is what you are missing,

The value of a buffet is

HOW MUCH I ATE COST - HOW MUCH IT WOULD HAVE COST ANYWHERE ELSE = VALUE

You cannot say, OH, this buffet (((completely))) even with the things you don't eat or things you couldn't eat cause your stomage has a limit and say: The value of this Buffet is:

100 K in Buffet Food - How much it cost to me to produce that food = VALUE

it does not make sense/
 

The Cockatrice

Gold Member
You are missing the key point. You have access to all those games. Its like going to a buffet. You cant eat everything, but you can pick what you want, without paying additional money.
How you use your play time, is up to you. But that wont change the fact, that you have all these expensives games with no extra money, other than subscription fee. The games that are left, will be replaced by new ones. Every month you get 16-20 games. So you are still in the same spot

If you want to build the same library, you will have to spend those money. Not right way, but in the long term.

You have access to buying all games as well. Most ppl know what games to buy, how the games are, how they play, unless ofc they are pre-ordering in which case they are dumb, no one should ever do that. A lot of ppl bought Back 4 Blood on steam despite having access to gamepass for much cheaper. Why do you think that is? How do you factor that into your comparison? You cant. Gamepass is nothign but a cheap way to play a game legit. It's a very good service for those that never really bought games and just pirated but for those that always knew what to buy, when to buy, the smart way, gamepass is not much, just a once in a while "i dont feel like epdning on this game that looks meh but want to play so ill give it a go on gamepass". Thats it. Nothing else to compare. I can 100% guarantee you steam would have the same amount of sales or active players on Elden Ring if it came to gamepass as well day 1.
 

sircaw

Banned

Game Pass is touted as the best deal in video games — but exactly how much are you really saving year on year?

This post was sponsored by Lenovo Legion and Game Pass, where you can enjoy three free months of Game Pass with access to hundreds of games on eligible Lenovo laptops.

Having first launched with over 100 current and Xbox 360-era games, Microsoft’s games-as-a-service offering has now expanded to cloud streaming, the PC, and early access titles. And with Xbox’s day one approach extended to Microsoft’s new first-party studios in Bethesda, Activision, and Blizzard, Game Pass’ value has only gotten stronger.

But just exactly how much value are you getting out of Game Pass, against what it’d cost to buy the odd game here and there? And what about those on specialist gaming laptops, like the Lenovo Legion line, or pre-built desktops where online gaming costs nothing and digital stores are offering sales every other week?

There’s only one way to answer those questions: by looking at how many games are on the service — and how much it’d cost to buy each one individually.

Some ground rules​

To make this comparison sensible, let’s establish some ground rules. Nobody is going to feasibly buy over 100 games in the space of a month; plenty will buy a game, play it for a bit and then move onto the next title without ever finishing. So to make this exercise better mirror how frequently people actually buy games, let’s calculate the cost of Game Pass (and Game Pass Ultimate) over a year, rather than on a per-month basis.

If you’re based in the United States, UK or Australia, here’s how much Game Pass will cost:
Game Pass (console only): $9.99/month / £7.99/month / $AU10.95/month
Game Pass Ultimate (console, PC, streaming): $14.99/month / £10.99/month / $AU15.95/month
Game Pass for PC: $9.99/month / £7.99/month / $AU10.95/month


Over the course of a year, those in the United States will spend $119.88 for Game Pass or its PC-only equivalent — or $110.89, if you sign up when one of the many $1 for the first month deals are available.


Game Pass Ultimate has lots of $1/first month deals as well. So in your first year, it’ll cost you $165.89 for a year’s subscription, and $179.88 every year afterward. (If you’re frugal, you can save even more by picking up cheap 3-month Game Pass codes when they go on sale.)

For those in the UK and Australia, here’s what that pricing looks like:
Game Pass (or just Game Pass for PC) for one year: £88.89 / $AU121.45 for the first year, £95.88 / $AU131.40 every year after

Game Pass Ultimate for one year: £121.89 / $AU176.45 for the first year, £131.88 / $AU191.40 every year after


The value for PC-only players will be a little different, primarily because you don’t require a subscription service for online play. There’s also more competition among digital stores, so the prices of PC games are often cheaper, or at least discounted more frequently than their console counterparts. So keep all of that in mind.

It’s also worth emphasising that all game prices are accurate at the time of writing. Video games can vary wildly on price depending on the time of year; it’d cost a whole lot less to grab 5 or 6 titles during Black Friday, for instance. And it wouldn’t be right to just compare games at their recommended RRP given how often games are discounted a month or two after release.

Regional pricing matters, too. While I’ve included the UK and Australia above to give a better idea of the state of play for Game Pass, I’ll be focusing on the cost of US-based games for simplicity’s sake. I also won’t be including the cost of the backward compatible games that make up the Game Pass list: most of these aren’t sold anymore, and pricing in secondhand markets can vary greatly.

How many games are there on Game Pass?​

At the time of writing, there are 449 games available for console Game Pass subscribers, and 409 games available for PC Game Pass. While there’s a good deal of crossover between the two, there are lots of anomalies. You can’t get Total War: Warhammer 3 or Prodeus on console, because they’re not available there yet. Similarly, most of the Xbox 360 backwards compatible games aren’t playable on PC, because they’re specially coded to take advantage of the Xbox’s in-built emulation layer.

There’s 65 backward compatible titles on Game Pass at the time of writing. Most of these are through Microsoft’s partnership with EA Play, which adds games like Crysis, Dead Space, Battlefield Bad Company, and Mirror’s Edge. But there’s also the older Bethesda and Rare titles too (Fallout 3, New Vegas, Oblivion, Morrowind, RAGE), classics like the original Gears of War trilogy, and the odd gem from the original Xbox era.


But given the likelihood of anyone actually buying physical versions of those games in 2022, we’ll exclude them from the list. That brings the total Game Pass catalogue down about 370, once you remove multiple listings. (NFL and FIFA, for instance, have separate downloads for the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S versions.)

All prices were calculated using the game’s current price on the US Xbox store at the time of writing. You might be able to save more for individual games during certain promotions or times of year, but for now, this should give you a pretty good indication of the subscription service’s value. (If you want to have a look at the data, I’ve collated everything in a public Google Sheet.)

How much it would cost to buy every game individually on Game Pass (console only): $10,026.24

There are some caveats here. If you wanted to calculate the “true” figure of all the games, you’d probably have to generate an averaged figure for the free-to-play games (Black Desert, Elder Scrolls Online), or games that have such a high turnover of microtransactions (FIFA). Similarly, the figure doesn’t include how much games would have cost when they were added to the service.

But, you might be wondering, what about the Microsoft part of this equation? There’s more than 30 studios under the Xbox banner. And while not all of those developers are working on PC-only titles (like World’s Edge, the team overseeing the Age of Empires remakes), the vast majority of Xbox’s stable is available.

So how much value are you getting out of the service if, for whatever reason, you weren’t interested in Microsoft-only games?

How much it would cost to buy every Game Pass game, excluding all the Microsoft owned titles: $8,201.87

Removing Xbox first-party games from the equation really highlights the difference the EA Play partnership makes. It’d cost you thousands just to acquire the NHL, FIFA, Need for Speed, Star Wars, Battlefield, Mass Effect, the DiRT, GRID, and F1 titles from Codemasters, and EA-branded indies like It Takes Two.

There’s still thousands of dollars of value from indies like Slay the Spire, not to mention the suite of AAA JRPGs like the Yakuza series, Scarlet Nexus and Dragon Quest.

But that raises another question: what if you’re not playing on Xbox? What if you’re a PC gamer through and through, or just looking for something you can fire up on a solid gaming laptop like the Lenovo Legion?

For that, we’ll need to work out how much the PC Game Pass library would cost. The methodology will follow the same as above: every game noted down, with duplicates removed, and current prices taken from their primary store (Steam or the Epic Games Store).

How much it would cost to buy every PC Game Pass title: $8,081.91

There are a ton of interesting differences in what’s sold between the console and PC versions of Game Pass. While most games make the jump, there’s a whole host of PC-only indies like Raji: An Ancient Epic, EA’s PC classics like Dungeon Keeper and Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection, and the Australian-made Fallout Tactics.

You can see the impact of competition too. Even though PC Game Pass has a similarly sized catalogue, there are more deals available more frequently on PC, bringing the overall cost of the library down.


Even still, it’s still an impressive list. But what’s the value like when Microsoft’s first-party offering is removed from the equation?

How much it would cost to buy every PC Game Pass title, excluding all the Microsoft owned titles: $6,644.32

Even if you’re just playing on a desktop PC or a reliable gaming laptop, there’s plenty to get stuck into. The EA partnership adds 71 games by itself, including certified bangers like Jade Empire, Dungeon Keeper and the excellent Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection.

And the indie scene is well supported, with games like BattleTech, Fe, and Everspace 2 — perhaps the best alternative to Freelancer, a Microsoft-published game that’s sadly no longer on digital stores.

So no matter how you slice it, and no matter the platform, Game Pass provides thousands of dollars of value more than the yearly subscription cost. Games will always come and go each month, but over the long term, it’s still the fastest and most efficient way to build up a properly impressive Pile of Shame.
A couple of questions,

1 How many games have you played on game pass.
2 How many of those did you finish.
3 Could you list the 5 best games you have played on the service
4 Could you list the absolute top 5 worst games you have played on the service
5 Could you add up your personal saving to show how much Gameplass has saved you.
6 Did you take advantage of the 1 dollar trials, if so how many months
7 Are you receiving anything pro bono from Microsoft for your constant hard chilling on this site?
8 Do you have a picture of Phil spencer hanging on the back door of your bathroom.

Thank you for your Honest replies :messenger_heart:
 
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Chukhopops

Member
What matters is how many games you play versus the cost.

This year I played Windjammers 2 and Total War Warhammer 3, finished Hitman Trilogy, GotG, Scarlet Nexus, Infernax and Nobody saved the world so I basically broke even already.

How much value in all the games is there is irrelevant.
 

Fbh

Gold Member
I mean gamepass is great and offers a ton of value, but beyond being a fun piece of trivia this is pretty dumb/pointless
 

Black_Stride

do not tempt fate do not contrain Wonder Woman's thighs do not do not
This must be the most moronic most biased nonsense calculation concerning gamepass I´ve seen to date.

The value for a gamer is only what he actually wants to play not what he could play....
The metrics the article is calculating and the metrics you are using a completely separate things.

The article is talking about "how much would it cost to buy everything, as so to garner how much you save in the event you buy everything"
You are talking about "value of Gamepass to specific gamer X".

One is objective.....thus an article can outright give us an answer.....your metric is subjective......so who gives a shit?
 

Haggard

Member
One is objective.....thus an article can outright give us an answer.....your metric is subjective......so who gives a shit?
The article is utter bullshit calculating nonsense numbers with no real world meaning at all, it`s clickbait nonsense.
The value is always subjective with subscription based content services as nobody likes everything, that is a simple fact.
 
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kingfey

Banned
The article is utter bullshit calculating nonsense numbers with no real world meaning at all, it`s clickbait nonsense.
The value is always subjective with subscription based content services as nobody likes everything, that is a simple fact.
There are 2 values.
1: VALUE which the service has.
2: VALUE which the user gets.

1: is true. Gamepass has that much value.
2: Depends on what the user wants. If the user wants all these games, that user has to spend all these money to get them.

But at the end of the day, it's comes down to what type of gamer you are. If you are a hardcore gamer, you will play alot of gamepass games. If not, then you will play handful games.
 
Gamepass is only a value to people who just play anything thrown at them. Most people have responsibilities and time constraints.

Netflix is the same thing, too many choices of 99% bleh
 

Haggard

Member
There are 2 values.
1: VALUE which the service has.
2: VALUE which the user gets.
Number 2 is the only value that matters in the real world.
The only people who may even remotely care about number 1 are the controllers at MS looking at their fees for the publishers..........it`s clickbait nonsense. Pure theorycrafting so to speak.
 
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Black_Stride

do not tempt fate do not contrain Wonder Woman's thighs do not do not
The article is utter bullshit calculating nonsense numbers with no real world meaning at all, it`s clickbait nonsense.
The value is always subjective with subscription based content services as nobody likes everything, that is a simple fact.

You missed the whole point of it.

Its like car websites that calculate what a fully specced out Lambo would cost.
No, Nobody(looks at wallet) is actually gonna get every single option on a Lambo.
But its interesting to see what the price of the car would be IF someone actually did.
Same with travel sites that do pieces on full decked out world tour holidays.

Is anybody gonna buy every single game on Gamepass? (looks at wallet) No, Nobody is actually gonna do that.

But its an interesting metric that I was genuinely curious about.....I was just too lazy to actually do the math myself.

Its not dissimilar to when website priced how much it costs to actually build a Playstation/Xbox.....is anybody out there gonna make their own Playstation/Xbox....does that information even matter? Nah....but its interesting to know.

Most lets call them fluff pieces like this are worthless in the grand scheme, but interesting nonetheless.
 

kingfey

Banned
A couple of questions,

1 How many games have you played on game pass.
2 How many of those did you finish.
3 Could you list the 5 best games you have played on the service
4 Could you list the absolute top 5 worst games you have played on the service
5 Could you add up your personal saving to show how much Gameplass has saved you.
6 Did you take advantage of the 1 dollar trials, if so how many months
7 Are you receiving anything pro bono from Microsoft for your constant hard chilling on this site?
8 Do you have a picture of Phil spencer hanging on the back door of your bathroom.

Thank you for your Honest replies :messenger_heart:
I havent managed to finish a game yet, but I have been downloading and installing the games on the service, to see what games fits my taste.

My best game so far, is fifa 21. I know it's sport game, but honestly, I have been playing that game nonstop. And because of that, I bought fifa 22 day1.

As for my worst (not that I hate it, it's launch issues made me drop it) is outriders. Huge potential for fun game. But launch issues made it hard for me to enjoy it.

So far, I have played around 50 games. Only few were interesting for my taste. But that is it. 50 games at $20 average is $1000. So far, I saved that much.

I started gamepass seriously in May last year.
Keep in my mind, that I got little brother and sisters who use the TV, which makes it harder for me to play alot of gamepass games.
 

sircaw

Banned
I havent managed to finish a game yet, but I have been downloading and installing the games on the service, to see what games fits my taste.

My best game so far, is fifa 21. I know it's sport game, but honestly, I have been playing that game nonstop. And because of that, I bought fifa 22 day1.

As for my worst (not that I hate it, it's launch issues made me drop it) is outriders. Huge potential for fun game. But launch issues made it hard for me to enjoy it.

So far, I have played around 50 games. Only few were interesting for my taste. But that is it. 50 games at $20 average is $1000. So far, I saved that much.

I started gamepass seriously in May last year.
Keep in my mind, that I got little brother and sisters who use the TV, which makes it harder for me to play alot of gamepass games.
I actually liked outriders a lot, like you, I think there is huge potential. Really looking forward to seeing what the new expansion is like later this year. I hope for some sort of pet class.

I played it on my ps4 pro, so much loading. Looking forward to giving it a go with my new ps5 just to see how it plays.
 

kingfey

Banned
Number 2 is the only value that matters in the real world.
The only people who may even remotely care about number 1 are the controllers at MS looking at their fees for the publishers..........it`s clickbait nonsense. Pure theorycrafting so to speak.
Is it that bad, to show what the games on that service cost?
The entire point of the article, is to show that you will be spending that much, to have the games that are on gamepass.

#2 is different for alot of people. Not to mention, more games would be added to the service. Which means, you aren't forced to play the current games. But how many games you can play for 1 year.

If you play 100 gamepass games in 1 year, you are saving quarter of these money minus the cost of gamepass subscription.

If you are a super hardcore gamer, you can play up to 200-250 games. which saves you half of the money listed here.
 
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