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I thought it would be a fun experiment to see what the value of Gamepass has been for people. Follow the format below, which is mine, and I will plan to update it as my subscription continues and I play more games.

How much I’ve spent on subscription through 4/8/21: $136

Games played on Gamepass I didn’t already own along with MSRP as of this post:

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition - $5

Final Fantasy XV - $35

Super Lucky’s Tale - $30

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition - $20

SpiritFarer - $30

Frostpunk - $30

The Outer Worlds - $60

Microsoft Flight Simulator - $60

Wasteland 3 - $60

Eastshade - $25

Donut Country - $13

Neoverse - $20

Desperados III - $50

Yakuza 0 - $20

Halo: MCC - $40

Final Fantasy VIII - $20

Ghost of a Tale - $23

Cyber Shadow - $20

Yooka-laylee and the Impossible Lair - $30

Torchlight III - $40

Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition - $24

Dragon Age Inquisition - $36

Star Wars Battlefront II - $36

Dragon Age Origins - $27

Star Wars Squadrons - $36

Total: $790

Total Value of Gamepass (Subscription and Value subtracted from each other): + $654

I did not include tax in the value of the game, nor did I include discounts because I normally buy games when they are brand new or not at all.
So that means I have saved roughly $654 on playing games via Gamepass so far. How does your history look?

If I get enough responses with valid data I may make some charts :)



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I'll have to get back to you on that. My list may look very similar to yours quantity wise.



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imm i'd pick up ori for 5 bucks even with gamepass sub active



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Wolfenstein New Order - 19,99

Wolfenstein New Colossus - 39,99

Dishonored Definitive Edition - 19,99

Dishonored 2 - 39,99

Prey - 29,99

Crackdown 3 - 29,99

Resident Evil 7 - 19,99

Full Throttle Remastered - 14,99

Wasteland 3 - 59,99

Outriders - 69,99

Middle Earth Shadow of War - 39,99

Undertale - 14,99

Doom 64 - 4,99

Doom 2016 - 19,99

Doom Eternal - 69,99

Gears Tactics - 69,99

Gears 5 - 39,99

Subnautica - 29,99

The Surge 2 - 49,99

Nier Automata - 19,99

Code Vein - 69,99

Injustice 2 - 39,99

What Remains of Edith Finch - 19,99

The Little Acre - 12,99

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 39,99

The Gardens Between - 19,99

Tell Me Why - 19,99

Donut County - 12,99

Fractured Minds - 1,99

Call of the Sea - 19,99

The Medium - 49,99

Tetris Effect: Connected - 39,99

Destiny 2 + all expansions (so basically the legendary edition) - 79,99

Sea of Thieves - 39,99

Forza Horizon 4 - 39,99

NBA2K20 - 69,99

Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 14,99

A Plague Tale: Innocence - 49,99

Darksiders 3 - 59,99

Outer Worlds - 59,99

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 29,99

Hellblade - 7,49

Recore - 19,99

All prices are in Euros, as listed on the store atm, some of them are currently on sale.

I had 3 years of gold, that I probably bought for like 120 bucks or so....an extra dollar to convert it all to GPU, which expires...idk, sometime late next year...probably around October or something, at which point I'll be paying 38,99 every 3 months.

Value of GamePass, for me: Basically 3 Series X/PS5 consoles...so far...probably 4 by the end of the year.



Outriders - $60
Wasteland 3 - $60
MLB 21 - $70
Donut County - $13
Doom Eternal - $60
Gears Tactics - $60
Dirt 5 - $60
Killer Queen Black - $20
Tetris Effect Connected - $40
The Medium - $50
Cyber Shadow - $20
Gears Ultimate - $20
Gears Judgement - $12
Gears 2 - $12
Gears 3 - $12
Gears 4 - $20
Gears 5 - $40
Gears 5: Hivebusters - $20
Call of the Sea - $20
Horizon 4 - $60
Minecraft Dungeons - $20
Children of Morta - $22
The Outer Worlds - $60
Crackdown 3 - $30
Battletoads - $20
Carrion - $20
Halo 5 - $20
Halo Wars DE - $20
Halo Wars 2 - $40
Streets of Rage 4 - $25
Bleeding Edge - $30
Ori and the Will of Wisps - $30
Two Point Hospital - $40
Wolfenstein 2 - $40
A Plague Tale - $50
Untitled Goose Game - $20
Dead Cells - $25
My Friend Pedro - $20
Lord of the Rings Card Game - $20
Void Bastards - $30
Outer Wilds - $25
Aftercharger - $20
Headlander - $20
Below - $25
Mutant Year Zero - $35
Ashen - $48
Strange Brigade - $50
OnRush - $10
Ruiner - $20
Sea of Thieves - $40
Vermintide 2 - $30
Rise of the Tomb Raider - $30
ReCore - $20
This War of Mine - $20
$1,704

I think this is it. I also have a sub for my kids that is shared across their consoles, I don't even know what it has saved me there. Not nearly as much, but it has saved me. Now, subtracting my cost, I would say at most I have spent $140 on GamePass subs. I've also bought some DLC/MTX for some of the games, and some of them like Slay the Spire I bought on Switch and Xbox after playing them. So I'd probably slice off another couple hundred and say it's saved me around $1,400.

I'm also only including games I was really interested in and spent some time playing. Games I would have bought anyway, at MSRP or on sale. Lots of other games I downloaded to try and quickly deleted. Like a couple Yasnooza games, Zombie Army, Dead Island, Celeste, etc.



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Gears 5 + Hivebusters $60
Crusader Kings 3 (PC) $60
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition $20
State of Decay 2 Juggernaut Edition $30
Ori and the Will of the Wisps $30

EDIT:

Imperator: Rome $60 (would have 100% refunded if I bought it on Steam lol)

Game pass cost: $60 Gold subscription + $13.99 upgrade.

I've tried to reflect the USD costs when in reality I spent in GBP.

I've also been played Ori and Blind Forest, MCC, Halo 5, Forza Horizon 4, Outer Worlds, Wolfensteins, Doom eternal, KC Deliverance, Sunset Overdrive etc. but I either owned those games before or came to purchase them anyway, so dont count them as value added from the service. In some cases I'm playing the PC version of MCC these days rather than Xbox, I'm not sure whether to count this because I already owned the console version.

Overall I'm net +$125~ , or thereabouts.



Not gonna bother listing anything from before 2020 as that would take waaaay too long.
So everything listed here is what I played in 2021 for at least a few hours. Using current standard digital prices:

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE - $25
NHL 94 Rewind - $10
Donut County - $13
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - $30
Desperados III - $60
Final Fantasy XII - $50
Control - $30
The Jackbox Party Pack 4 - $25
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan - $30
eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE - $30
Dirt 5 - $60
The Medium - $50
Undertale - $15
Gato Roboto - $8
Deliver Us the Moon - $25
Octopath Traveler - $60
NHL 21 - $60
Nier Automata - $40
Outriders - $60
Code Vein - $60
Wreckfest - $30
DayZ - $50
Yakuza 6 - $20
Destroy All Humans - $40

Total: $881
Upgraded 3 years of Gold to GP Ultimate in 2019. So if I break that down on the four months of 2021, I spent around $12 on Game Pass Ultimate during that time.
Amount saved in 2021: $869



Gamepass Value from what I actually played is only $60 or so from what I played:
FH4 $60
Crackdown 3 $30
Downloaded Gears 5 and something else (don't even remember) but didn't get around to playing it.

Cost:$1 for gamepass + $30 for wired 360 controller (FH4 doesn't work with non XBox controllers)

However it also cancelled my plans to get an XBox One X after a price drop to play FH4 and other exclusives.
That's another $400 saved, plus other games I might have been enticed to buy after getting a One X (FH3 for sure)

It wasn't just value, it actually saved me money and first gen I didn't end up with all 3 consoles. The value of exclusives on PC for $1 was too much to justify getting the console.

Did it save you money or did you end up increasing your gaming budget by having access to more games?



Played through not that many yet:

Afterparty  (XBO)
ARK: Survival Evolved  (XBO X, HDR)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons  (XBO)
Call of the Sea
Crackdown 3
Deliver Us the Moon  (XBO X)
Forza Horizon 4
Gears 5: Ultimate Edition
Gears 5: Hivebusters
Hypnospace Outlaw  (XBO)
Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 - Roads  (XBO X)
Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 - Rules  (XBO X)
Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 - Wasteland  (XBO X)
Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 - Faith  (XBO X)
Minecraft: Dungeons
Old Man's Journey  (XBO)
Ori 1: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition  (XBO X)
Ori 2: Ori and the Will of the Wisps  (XBO X)
Outer Wilds  (XBO)
RAGE 2
ReCore: Definitive Edition
Super Lucky's Tale
Tacoma  (XBO X)
Tell Me Why: Chapter 1  (XBO X)
Tell Me Why: Chapter 2  (XBO X)
Tell Me Why: Chapter 3  (XBO X)
The Gardens Between  (XBO)
The Medium  (RTX)
The Outer Worlds  (XBO X)
The Touryst  (XBO X)
Tracks - The Trainset Game  (XBO X)
Untitled Goose Game  (XBO X)
Wandersong  (XBO)
What Remains of Edith Finch  (XBO)

But I played the first few hours each of dozens other games, f. e. Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Many of them I want to finish someday... if I find the time.

My costs so far: €130 for 61 months... just filled up GamePass Ultimate for the next 3 years tonight.



SvennoJ said:

Gamepass Value from what I actually played is only $60 or so from what I played:
FH4 $60
Crackdown 3 $30
Downloaded Gears 5 and something else (don't even remember) but didn't get around to playing it.

Cost:$1 for gamepass + $30 for wired 360 controller (FH4 doesn't work with non XBox controllers)

However it also cancelled my plans to get an XBox One X after a price drop to play FH4 and other exclusives.
That's another $400 saved, plus other games I might have been enticed to buy after getting a One X (FH3 for sure)

It wasn't just value, it actually saved me money and first gen I didn't end up with all 3 consoles. The value of exclusives on PC for $1 was too much to justify getting the console.

Did it save you money or did you end up increasing your gaming budget by having access to more games?

For me it definitely saved money. I don't have enough time to play the free games on Gamepass as it is, let alone buy other ones I wouldn't normally have bought on Switch/PC.