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A simple way to save on fighting games

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A simple way to save on fighting games
A perfect opportunity to go hard on your opponents and easy on your wallet

Fighting games come out once in a while to be supported for years after the release with the balance patches, new game modes, and character packs. This is a common process of maintaining the interest of an established community and also attracting new players. However, it comes with a price. Literally, video games are already not the cheapest hobby, and with all the downloadable content which accumulates during years of support, purchasing a fighting game may cost a small fortune. You’re probably familiar with a feeling, when you launch the base version of a game, start to enjoy it, and then realize that the lion's share of the content is hidden behind the paywall. And it annoys you a lot when you see some really cool characters or outfits, which you can’t use. Or, for example, you’ve already played a game on one platform, and then want to try it on a different one. What, pay the same pile of money again? Or even more, depending on the platform you choose. This might seem ridiculous, but life is hard and games are not cheap. And I don’t even talk about new players, willing to try out the unfamiliar genres and running away scared by the number near the “buy” button.

However, I don’t mind such developers’ policies. All and all, it is a reasonable way to benefit from a game that came out years ago and still keeps players entertained. But what if I say there’s a way to save your money and still be able to try out and enjoy some of the best fighting games to date on PC or console, whichever you prefer? The answer is Xbox Game Pass, a gaming service from Microsoft. Here you may find several critically acclaimed titles ready for you to jump into the genre or simply try out your favorite game on a different platform.

Do you prefer something brutal and gory? Mortal Kombat 11 is the one you might want to try out! The latest installment of the renowned franchise is available here for you. A wide variety of game modes and an epic cast of characters, including guest ones like Terminator, John Rambo, or Joker; isn’t it enough to entrap you for dozens of hours?

Or maybe superheroes are your thing? Well then, Injustice 2 might grab your attention. An incredible cast of DC superheroes and supervillains provides a perfect opportunity to recreate all the imaginable duels you’ve seen in comics and movies.

And how about anime? And not just some anime, but Dragon Ball itself - an everlasting title with a devoted fan base and massive potential for such a genre as fighting games. Dragon Ball FighterZ is undoubtedly one of the best modern fighters and one of the most popular worldwide as well. Choose your team of prominent characters and their various forms and versions to face off against your opponent in a vast variety of game modes, both offline and online.

If you want something special and standalone, then Killer Instinct might interest you - the definitive version of the legendary series reboot with a handful of extraordinary characters and some unique features you won’t find in any other fighting game title.

Okay, maybe fighting games are not your cup of tea. Then why are you even here? Just kidding. Xbox Game Pass grants you access to a vast library of more than 100 different games of various genres, both for Xbox console and PC, not to mention lots of major recent and upcoming releases, like Total War: Warhammer III or Starfield, available for you on day one! For a fair monthly price, all of these games are ready to download and play at any time as long as you’re a member. So if you are interested in a certain game but don’t want to waste your money blindly, Xbox Game Pass grants you a perfect opportunity to try out anything included in its library without going hard on your wallet. Sport simulators, co-op adventures, strategies, role-playing, and action games - everyone will be able to find something to their liking. 

Do you own both a gaming PC and an Xbox console? Well, then you probably should take a look at the Ultimate package of Game Pass since it provides all the bonuses for both platforms all-in-one. With Ultimate membership, you’re also rewarded with additional benefits, like free online multiplayer and various special discounts on Microsoft’s game store.

Xbox Game Pass is also a great way to have fun with your friends and family members. With so many games of different genres, you’re sure to find something everyone will enjoy. And if you're still not convinced about how beneficial Xbox Game Pass membership is, they offer a 14-day free trial, so you’ll be able to check it out for yourself and make a decision. So there is no reason to waste your time any longer! Go sign up and start to explore this amazing world of video games.

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