Since Microsoft now owns Bethesda’s parent company, they’re wasting no time in pointing out why you should get Game Pass. The subscription has all of the first-party games from Microsoft studios on it, plus a few others for flavor. At this point in time, you can play a huge chunk of Bethesda’s back catalog through Game Pass, and it won’t cost you as much as it would to buy every game separately. The only two you need to care about right now are Dishonored and Dishonored 2. Even if you’ve played them to death, this change deserves another playthrough of each at least.
Sure, you can play all the old Elder Scrolls games, such as Morrowind, and even Arkane Studios’ latest title, Prey, but Dishonored is where the true action is. The first game is a masterpiece in stealth, story, and enjoyable gameplay. The second game takes it all to an entirely new level, and not enough people know about it. You’d have to be crazy to avoid playing these games if you already have a Game Pass subscription, but for anyone else, these new additions should seal the deal and see you finally invest.
The world that these games are set in is one that I don’t feel like has been explored enough. There’s so much potential to take it further, and I’m sure after Deathloop we’ll be heading right back. For now though, these are two fantastic entries into a series that also has a lot of DLC for you to explore. The DLC takes you deeper into the mysteries and cultures within the world, expanding it way beyond anything you thought was there. It’s a completely different level to other Bethesda titles, and feels fresh and new even today.
With a little drought in terms of new releases still to go in March, there’s never been a better time to get into these games. Take the plunge and emerge drenched in the knowledge that you’ve played two of the best stealth games on the market. They’re also a great setup for Deathloop, which shares most of its mechanics with the Dishonored franchise.