Lies Of P, Payday 3 And Gotham Knights Coming To Xbox Game Pass

A troupe of Payday 3 characters in suits and masks rob a bank while shooting offscreen.

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Microsoft has announced the next crop of games you can snatch up on Xbox Game Pass for the rest of September and the early parts of October. The offerings are pretty lowkey, but there’s some cool stuff to download right now.

For starters, Lies of P, the gritty Soulslike by South Korean developers Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio, is available now on Xbox consoles. That was already a day-one on Xbox Game Pass announcement, but since the game’s now officially launched, you can finally go download it. And that’s about it for what’s available right this moment. For the rest of the next batch of games you’ll have to wait between a couple of days to a couple weeks.

The quirky physics-based brawler Party Animals, for example, will be available on September 20. Payday 3, the first-person bank robbery shooter, lands a day after on September 21. Adventure puzzler Cocoon, from the lead gameplay designer of the atmospheric platformers Inside and Limbo, arrives on September 29. And that’s it for September.

Bringing up the rear are the superhero brawler Gotham Knights and The Lamplighter’s League, the turn-based strategy game from Harebrained Schemes, which hit Xbox Game Pass on October 3. While that’s a bunch of games coming to the subscription service, as is customary with these sorts of things, a handful of titles are also leaving very soon. Seven games will get booted from the vault come September 30, including the 2D side-scrolling Soulslike Moonscars, the live-service shooter Outriders, the action-RPG Weird West, and a few others. RIP.

Below is a breakdown of all the Xbox Game Pass games coming and going:

Xbox Game Pass titles coming in September/October

  • Lies of P – Available now
  • Party Animals – Available September 20
  • Payday 3 – Available September 21
  • Cocoon – Available September 29
  • Gotham Knights – Available October 3
  • The Lamplighter’s League – Available October 3

Departing games

  • Beacon Pines (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Despot’s Game (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Last Call BBS (PC)
  • Moonscars (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Outriders (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Prodeus (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Weird West (Cloud, Console, and PC)

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PS Plus October Includes Disco Elysium And Gotham Knights

An image shows Disco Elysium's detective smile at himself in the mirror.

Image: ZA/UM

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes a new medley of games for PlayStation Plus subscribers that’ll become available Tuesday, October 17.

One of the highest-profile games coming to PS Plus next week is Disco Elysium – The Final Cut. Developed by ZA/UM, the widely acclaimed isometric RPG has Dungeons & Dragons-esque dice rolls driving deeply quirky, systems-driven storytelling. You play as a hard-boiled alcoholic detective as he uses his social skills, or lack thereof, to solve a murder in a dilapidated city. If you tend to navigate RPG chats in a centrist manner, you might as well leave your sensibilities at the door for Disco Elysium because the many conversations you’ll engage in shape the political alignment of your detective as he bumbles his way through (possibly) solving the case.

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PS Plus’ October crop also includes Warner Bros.’ new Batman game sans Batman, Gotham Knights. Gotham Knights see the Dark Knight’s sidekicks, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood, and Robin, take up the mantle of defending Gotham City in his stead because Bruce Wayne is super dead. For real this time. Think DC Comics’ Batman: Battle for the Cowl run but with some original story beats and superpowers by developer WB Games Montreal.

Unlike the Arkham series’ penchant for stealth puzzles woven between bone-crunching combat, Gotham Knights leans heavily into combat-centric missions where, upon completion, you can unlock a myriad of unlockable gear for the heroic quartet. It also has a huge focus on co-op. So if that’s your speed, Gotham Knights might be worth the download.

PlayStation / WB Games Montreal

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PS Plus Line-Up For October 2023

Here’s everything coming to PS Plus starting Tuesday, October 17:

  • Disco Elysium
  • Gotham Knights
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • Outlast 2
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Far: Changing Tides
  • Gungrave G.O.R.E.
  • Eldest Souls
  • Röki

See, I told you there were some spooky games too. Godspeed getting through Outlast 2 and Alien: Isolation with the lights off.


Get Gotham Knights And All The Batman Arkham Games For Only $15

A new Humble Bundle deal from WB Games gives you the chance to buy the entire Batman Arkham series, Gotham Knights, Mortal Kombat 11, and more for less than $20.

Happy birthday, Warner Brothers Studios! You might be turning 100 years old this year, but you don’t look a day over 60. And while usually people bring gifts for those celebrating a birthday, WB has gifts for you, assuming you are willing to pay. Sure, WB might legally be a person, but it’s still a giant, greedy corporation that wants all the dollars it can get.

The WB 100: Play The Legends bundle contains 12 games split across three tiers. As with previous Humble Bundles, you can spend less to get fewer games, or more to get more or all of the available games. All of the WB PC games included in the bundle are redeemable via Steam. The deal ends on November 17.

For just $5 you can get two of the best Batman games ever made, along with the underrated open-world action game Mad Max and Mortal Kombat XL, which is the version of the game with all of its DLC characters included. Add another $5 and you get the other two Batman Arkham games as well as Mortal Kombat 11’s ultimate edition (which also comes with all the DLC) and Injustice 2, a fantastic superhero fighter. The final tier includes Back 4 Blood and Gotham Knights, which are both currently available on Game Pass, but if you want to own them outright, this is the cheapest option at the moment.

Here’s the complete list, broken down into the three price tiers:

$5 tier

  • Mad Max
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
  • Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Edition

$10 tier (Includes all games in the $5 tier, too.)

  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Edition
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition
  • Injustice 2 Legendary Edition

$15 tier (Includes all games in the previous tiers, too.)

  • Gotham Knights
  • Back 4 Blood

As with other Humble Bundles, this WB-themed one is helping a specific charity, donating a portion of the proceeds to the International Medical Corps, a group that provides lifesaving medical aid and supplies to families and communities around the world that have lost everything due to war, disaster, and disease.