Xbox adds more classic Bethesda and Id Bangers to Game Pass

A horned warrior approaches a player with a sword in a dark cave.

A Legend of Elder Scrolls: Battlespire
Screenshot: Bethesda

PC Game Pass users can now access more classic Bethesda and id Software games, including some old ones Elder Scrolls spin-offs and old-school shooters, Like it Wolfenstein 3D. And that’s not all. Bethesda also offers some older games for free on the Microsoft Store on PC.

Announced earlier today as part of the launch of QuakeCon, Microsoft has expanded the PC Game Pass library with five new titles. If you don’t remember, Microsoft bought Bethesda last year after regulators approved the multi-billion dollar deal. So now Microsoft Game Pass can pump full of vintage Bethesda games, which they continue to do today.

The list of PC Game Pass games added today includes some true classics from both Bethesda and demise developer id software. Here’s the full list:

  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Shock 4
  • A Legend of Elder Scrolls: Battlespire
  • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

While most of these games were very easy to buy and play on modern PCs before this news, it’s still nice to see more of the back catalog from Bethesda and id Software making the jump to Game Pass. I wonder if we’ll ever see these games get ports to Xbox, but for now these are only for Game Pass users on PC.

Read more: The 24 best games on Xbox Game Pass

In addition to the new titles added to Game Pass, Microsoft also announced that both The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls: DaggerfallThe first and second installments in the fantasy RPG series can be downloaded and played for free from the Microsoft Store on PC.

Confusingly, this doesn’t seem to extend to the Xbox App Store on PC, because when I searched for both titles there, I got nothing. It wasn’t until I searched for the games in the Microsoft Store that I found them. Weird stuff!

Corporate mergers are a bummer and the idea of ​​a few companies owning everything is a thought that makes me genuinely nervous about the future of media and pop culture. But if Xbox and other companies start buying up others, we might as well take advantage of some of the benefits before everything collapses.


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