Xbox Game Pass will soon let you play EA FC 24 for free

EA FC 24 (EA)
EA FC 24 (EA)

Microsoft has confirmed the next bunch of games coming to Game Pass, and they include the most high-profile football game of the moment, to coincide with the Euros.

EA Sports FC 24 will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on June 25, in good time for the Euros quarterfinals.

Not so keen on football? There’s another recent arrival you may have missed – Still Wakes the Deep.

This game was added on June 18, and is a story-based first-person adventure from The Chinese Room, the Brighton-based developer behind Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther.

Here’s the full list of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, and those just added in the last few days.

  • Still Wakes the Deep (June 18, 74% Metacritic)

  • My Time at Sandrock (June 19, 80%)

  • Keplerth (June 20, PC only, tbd)

  • EA Sports FC 24 (June 25, 75%)

  • SteamWorld Dig (June 26, 82%)

  • SteamWorld Dig 2 (June 26, 85%)

  • Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders (June 27)

EA Sports FC 24 is clearly the spotlight-stealer this month. And, for those who don’t follow the series, it’s what would have been FIFA 2024 had publisher EA not lost the licence to the real-life football association.

However, SteamWorld Dig 2 claims the title of the best-reviewed game of the bunch. It’s a cartoony mining title in which you dig through an otherworldly desert environment, searching for treasures.

Unlike a lot of indie-flavoured games, SteamWorld Dig 2 bears a surface-level resemblance to, the game isn’t a rock-hard rogue-like intended to suck up countless hours. How Long to Beat reckons you can finish it in around 7.5 hours.

And, as the original SteamWorld Dig from 2013 is coming to Game Pass on the same day, so you can see the series roots, too. The original uses procedurally generated levels and is meant to be even quicker to complete than the follow-up. We only just dug through the surface on this one a few years back, so maybe it’s time to return to this charming wasteland.

Looking for something cosy? Check out My Time at Sandrock, a fairly recent release from November 2023. It’s the follow-up to My Time in Portia, and is a farming sim set in a desert. This one picked up strong reviews at release, so give it a try if you’re a fan of the genre.