Alternatives to Xbox Game Pass
Remember that only the Ultimate variant of Xbox Game Pass is the one that also works with PC and not just consoles, but you can’t find games that will really hook you and you want something more concrete or retro. If so, these other alternatives that we show you below come here.
Undoubtedly one of the most interesting alternatives for PC, since it not only includes all the versions of the French company that hit the market (always the Deluxe versions) on the “first day” of their release, but also includes over 100 PCs. classic throughout its history. And that includes marvels like The Settlers saga, Rainbow Six, Trackmania, Rayman, Watch Dogs, Heroes, The Crew and a long list of famous names. Its price is 14.99 euros and includes the option to play in the cloud.
If you’re looking to get a bit off the beaten track, there’s nothing better than diving into a service that truly looks back in time. Antstream Arcade offers more than 1500 classic games from the last 45 years, 8- and 16-bit consoles, computers, but above all arcade games that we can enjoy on our computer without downloading anything. And the names it boasts are intimidating: Metal Slug, R-Type, Pac Man, Mortal Kombat, Earthworm Jim, Dig Dug, Just, Galaga and a long list of all-time classics. It’s price? 6.99 euros per month.
Google’s cloud service is a bit stagnant, not so much in terms of quality of service (it’s the best), but in terms of available headers where important names aren’t being updated and added as users would like them to be. For 9.99 euros we can access the Pro version and play with almost the entire catalog available. Of course, games are released every month, so it’s important to keep a subscription to add them to your library and thus not miss the opportunity to have more and more games in your collection. If you’re interested, in Stadia you can also subscribe to Ubisoft+, but this requires an additional payment of just over 17 euros each month.
PlayStation Plus Premium
What we used to call PlayStation Now, which allowed you to play cloud games, is now called PlayStation Plus Premium and is integrated with other services available on PS4 and PS5, such as the Game Catalog, Classics Catalog, etc. To be honest, this is no longer cost-effective or useful for the average user who only has a PC and wants to enjoy (streaming) console games on Windows. If you decide to rent it, it will cost you 16.99 euros per month.
We leave EA Play for last, although as you know, you already included it in Xbox Game Pass. But if for some reason you prefer to have it separately, remember that its price is significantly reduced to 3.99 euros per month and you can rediscover classic marvels such as the Ultima saga, Wing Commander, Command & Conquer or BioWare’s success. , 20-year-old sports cars, and an arsenal of names that Americans threw around computers in the 80s and 90s.