The 10 Best Xbox Game Pass games you're probably not playing
#9 We Happy Few
We Happy Few is what happens when you put Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium, A Hard Day's Night, and BioShock into a blender and then made a video game out of the slop. It's dark, trippy, unsettling, and a lot of fun.
Wellington Wells is a small village in 1960s England, and everybody in the town is required by law to take a mood enhancing drug called Joy. The drug suppresses bad memories and causes euphoria, but also has a number of icky side effects as well. The game follows the stories of three different individuals who have come off the drug, and their attempts to recover their memories and escape the town.
Like the Bioshock games, We Happy Few is a first-person action game with plenty to explore and collect, as well as visceral combat and witty writing.
It's a deep, time consuming game, but if you don't have anything else on your plate, and want to get invested in some dark alternate history, this is a great bet.