Xbox fans go wild for forty games you can play for free – no Game Pass required


XBOX has just released a list of 40 games that console owners can play for free.

And unlike Game Pass, you don’t need Game Pass in order to download them and play.

Lies of P is just one of the forty games available.

Some of the games included haven’t even been released, giving players a first look.

The library is part of the ID@Xbox Demo Fest, a limited-time event where you can play a number of demos for upcoming Game Pass games.

Available from Tuesday, July 11, 2023, until Monday, July 17, 2023, players have just a week to try out some upcoming games.

There are a few games from the list we recommend, including Lies of P, an upcoming soulslike based on the story of Pinocchio.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is an upcoming puzzle game remaster, from the mind behind the Phoenix Wright series.

Rain World is a pixel art metroidvania in the style of Hollow Knight that has been on Steam a while, but will be heading to Xbox soon.

WrestleQuest is another to look out for. It’s a turn-based RPG set in a toybox world of pro-wrestling, featuring stars of the 90s like Macho Man Randy Savage & The Road Warriors.

Finally, we recommend Sea of Stars, a retro turn-based RPG that is set to be released in August.

You can play as many of the games as you like during the time period, but most will become unavailable after that.

Here are all forty games available to play in ID@Xbox Demo Fest:

  • Alchemist: The Potion Monger
  • Alisa Developer’s Cut
  • Astrea
  • Bang on Balls: Chronicles
  • Black Skylands
  • Bunny Battle Nemesis
  • Cell Scientists: Beyond
  • Cross Tails
  • Dark Deception
  • Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle
  • Demonschool
  • Deserted
  • Dreamers
  • Dynacat
  • Frank and Drake
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Knights of Braveland
  • Lies of P
  • Lunark
  • Marble It Up! Ultra
  • Metaball
  • Metal Mind
  • Oaken
  • Pixel Cafe
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Punch Club 2: Fast Forward
  • Raging Bytes
  • Rain World
  • Sea of Stars
  • Slave Zero X
  • Space Boat
  • Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde
  • Spirit of the Island
  • STONKS-9800 Stock Market Simulator
  • The First Descendant
  • The Night of the Rabbit
  • The Wandering Village
  • Trinity Fusion
  • Worldless
  • WrestleQuest

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.