Xbox Game Pass: 8 Bethesda Softworks Games You Must Play

Game News Xbox Game Pass: 8 Bethesda Softworks Games You Must Play

The Xbox Game Pass gives you access to a huge amount of games, including those from Bethesda Softworks, a publishing house that recently fell into the hands of the Redmond company. The editors of JV have set out to find 8 must-play Bethesda games.


  • dishonored
  • eternal mischief
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Prey
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The evil within
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order


dishonored is one of Arkane Lyon’s best-known productions. Who says Arkane, says Immersive Sim, where the genre emphasizes the player’s choices. These decisions are as much about the story as it is about the gameplay, which you can adapt to your playstyle, adding a varied number of possible interactions with the environment. Dishonored takes these key principles by incorporating them into a steampunk universe with multiple possibilities. You play as Corvo Attano, royal protector of the Empress of Dunwall. One day, a group of assassins is sent to kill her. Once their crime is committed, they use you as a scapegoat. Behind this masquerade hides a group of conspirators who want to control the city. Despite his incarceration, Corvo has not said his last word. Thanks to the powers entrusted to him by the Outsider, the God of this universe, he will manage to escape. His goal then is to fire the conspirators, rescue little Emily, the Empress’s daughter, and regain her lost honor. What makes Dishonored so much fun is the multi-purpose level design coupled with the possibilities the gameplay offers through Corvo’s various powers and gadgets. It’s up to you to make your way through the dark streets of Dunwall.

eternal mischief

Do you love chainsaws and shotguns? Do you like beheading demons? Do you like blood and guts? then you will love Eternal doom† This is the latest nugget from id Software, the legendary developer behind the FPS genre. A sequel to the excellent Doom (2016), Doom Eternal does the same, only better, with more weapons, more demons and more violence!!! Okay, the Doom storyline isn’t the main thing, but we’ll do a little refresher. You are the Doom Slayer, legendary warrior who brought the army of the underworld to its knees by the sheer power of his…shotgun. After invading Mars through a dimensional portal, the demons go to Earth. Your goal: destroy them to the last. To qualify the gameplay, we only have one word: brutal! Every confrontation is millimeter work, so that the sensations of power and control are in balance. All demons have a certain role that they associate with others to end your reign of terror. To avoid being overwhelmed, keep moving at all times. You can regain health by killing enemies with glory kills, while ammo requires Chainsaw Massacre to refill. This mechanic turns every fight into a dance of death with demons. This adventure into the depths of hell will clearly not make you regret your choice. So play Doom if you haven’t already!

Fallout New Vegas

Bethesda completely redefined what the Fallout license is with the third installment released in 2008, inspired by the game system of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout New Vegas takes over the basis of this new formula. You play as a courier who is accidentally shot in the head while delivering a package. You wake up a few days later and wonder what could be so important in that package to bring you down like this. Here you roam the Mojave Wasteland to find the person responsible. The gameplay is very close to that of Fallout 3 with the famous SVAV that allows you to aim while stopping time. The SPECIAL is still there and gives you the option to customize your avatar to your liking. For the rest, it’s up to you to decide your fate according to the faction you choose. Your actions affect how the world perceives you, which makes the experience more spicy. You can be a hero who saves the widow and the orphan or a cannibal who kills children… but jovial. Where Fallout New Vegas pulls out of the game is in its corrosive writing that addresses social issues while simultaneously reflecting on our plight as human beings. It’s clearly a post-apo essential.


Well, if you’ve followed it this far, when we’re talking about Arkane, we’re talking about… Immersive Sim. Prey is the revival of an old license of the FPS genre from the 2000s. Please note, this is not a sequel, but a reboot. You control Morgan Yu who wakes up on the space station Talos 1. We were hoping for a peaceful stay in space, but not everything goes as PREY saw. The ship is invaded by aliens and it’s up to you to clean it up. Your only allies are your weapons and the powers you gradually gain during the adventure. Remember, it is above all an immersive Sim. The choice of approach and gameplay is up to you, the player. The game is very tolerant on this point, especially with the famous glue gun that allows you to create new platforms to access new routes. The game clearly shines with its haunting atmosphere that reminds us of the great hours of Dead Space, but also with its artistic direction. This mix of baroque and art deco is very reminiscent of Bioshock. If you have the Gamepass, go for it! You will not regret it.

And yes ! There was indeed one for Skyrim and what a “for” with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion† Certainly less conspicuous than its little brother, this fourth opus in the saga was clearly a graphic revolution for its time. It is also the episode that democratized the license for the general public with an intense and dynamic adventure. The game allows you to explore the plains of Cyrodiil, province of Tamriel, where the gates of Oblivion are open and terrible creatures can pass through. It’s up to you, player, to close them. However, this goal is just a thread in this non-linear adventure where you define your own routes and goals. Today, there are many mods available to make your adventure smoother and more exciting than ever.

Xbox Game Pass: 8 Bethesda Softworks Games You Must Play

Well let’s be clear, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most cult role-playing games of the past decade. Despite its release in 2011, the game is still very popular, especially among the modding community. It also had two remasters: a version on PS4 and Xbox ONE and another in virtual reality. You are a prisoner of the Imperials, on the hunt for their political enemies, the Stormcloaks in the land of Skyrim. As a guard prepares to execute you, a dragon rises from the sky to spread flames and destruction in its path. This is the terrible Alduin, the scourge of time, awakened from his thousand-year-old slumber. He plans to destroy everything in his path by raising his scaled brothers from the dead. You are the only one who can turn the situation around. Why ? Because you are the chosen one of the prophecy: the Dragon Child. Your skills allow you to absorb the souls of the dragons you slay, giving you access to a very special power: the Thu’um. It’s a form of magic that relies on your voice and the dragon’s tongue. Screaming sends a wave of energy to your enemies! A mythical game to play at least once in your life.

The evil within

Shinji Mikami gives you a stunning new take on the horror genre. You play as Sebastian Castellanos, a police inspector sent to the Beacon Bay Asylum to investigate the massacre of the residents. Upon arriving at the scene, he is attacked by a mysterious half-burnt hooded man. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a bloody and sickly world, clearly inspired by Silent Hill. Sebastian is confronted by monsters that are all more repulsive and terrifying than each other. Delve into the heart of a gruesome and disturbing adventure to unravel the mystery of the inner evil that rules these places. The evil within is clearly the spiritual sequel to Resident Evil 4. The main strength of the game lies in the game design with small onions, produced by one of the best authors of his generation. You can develop your weapons and skills to survive in this crazy world. Sniper, shotgun and pistol will be your best allies here.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

With Doom, killing demons is cool, and killing Nazis is just as cool in Wolfenstein: The New Order† The story is set in a dystopia where the Nazis won World War II using mysterious technology. You play Blazkowicz, American who is resistant, who fell into a coma for years after trying to defeat the mecha Third Reich. When he wakes up, the world he knew no longer exists. However, a group of resistance fighters will help him get back on his feet to end the reign of the fearsome Bouché. But beware, the Nazis are heavily armed and equipped with armor and mechanized robots. The main strength of the game lies in its edited and uchronic atmosphere, which is rich in totally adopted clichés. The old-fashioned gameplay makes the genre shine through its playful purity alone: ​​we move forward, we shoot. A no-nonsense FPS.

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