8 Games That Are Popping Off

Pizza Pops are not only one of the best snacks for gamers, but also for anyone who needs the deliciousness of pizza in minutes. In celebration of a Canada’s #1 selling pizza snack and a new contest that could award you with free access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, we thought we’d share with you the eight games that are popping off right now in the wide world of video games.

From the Left 4 Dead spiritual successor Back 4 Blood to the return of Master Chief in Halo Infinite to the epic tale of Zagreus and his journey out of Hell in Hades, gamers around the world have no shortage of incredible experiences just waiting to be played.

With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate you can play all of these amazing games plus over 100 more across PC, Xbox consoles, phones and tablets. By purchasing certain boxes of Pizza Pops, you can win 1 of 10,000 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate codes to start playing Sea of Thieves, Marvel’s Avengers, and over 100 other great games you can play today, as well as Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 the day they release. Each box contains a pin code, and there is no limit to how many codes you can enter at pizzapopsgamepass.ca in your chance to win one of these exciting prizes that can be worth over $200 CAD.

With the holiday season right around the corner and some colder months ahead, here are the best games that you need to check out and dive right into alongside your favorite Pizza Pops

Psychonauts 2

Even though Psychonauts 2 was released 16 years after the original, its arrival is as welcome today as it was back in 2005. This story picks up only a couple days after Psychonauts and the VR-only The Rhombus of Ruin and it gives us another opportunity to hang out with Raz and his friends. Luckily, this sequel brings with it many of the modern advancements we’ve come to enjoy without removing any of the charm and fun of the first adventure. The platforming and combat have been greatly improved and make simple actions like moving, jumping, and attacking even that much more enjoyable. One of the standout parts of Psychonauts 2 is its varied level design that will surely put a wide-grinned smile on your face until their credits roll. From playing life-size pachinko to jumping into a library book and playing in a 2D level for a bit, its creativity is hard to beat. Oh, and one area has you joined by a hilarious ball of light voiced by Jack Black, which can never be a bad thing.

Marvel’s Avengers

Following the release of Marvel’s Avengers’ Black Panther: War for Wakanda expansion, Microsoft made the big announcement that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ game about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and all the previously released free content would be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC, Console, and Cloud on September 30. Not only will players be able to suit up as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and Thor, but also as the previously mentioned Black Panther, Hawkeye, and Kate Bishop. This experience includes a full story campaign, three post-launch campaigns, and an ever-evolving multiplayer suite that allows you and your friends to… well… Assemble!

Hades

Hades won countless Game of the Year Awards from sites all over the internet, including IGN, and for good reason. This game about escaping the depths of the Underworld of Greek myth is one that just begs you to jump back in after you will inevitably die. Not only do you learn how to survive the dangers that lurk below, but each new run provides you with more story to let you learn about this world and the adventure of Zagreus. So, choose either the Stygius the Stygian Blade, Varatha the Eternal Spear, Aegis the Shield of Chaos, Coronacht the Heart-Seeking Bow, the Twin Fists of Malphon, or Exagryph the Adamant Rail and master this rogue-lite that dares you to defy your Dad and break free from Hell, no matter how many tries it takes.

Halo Infinite

Following a streak of wildly successful multiplayer technical preview weekends, Halo Infinite is well on its way to being one of the most anticipated games of 2021. While the multiplayer suite is free-to-play, Xbox Game Pass members will also gain access to the world-class campaign that will tell the latest story in the Master Chief saga. While it suffered a big delay that pushed it past the launch of the Xbox Series X, the extra time afforded to 343 Industries may have been just what was needed to create a game that lives up to the legend of the Master Chief himself.

The Ascent

While everyone was talking about Cyberpunk 2077, Neon Giant was hard at work at their own take on the cyberpunk genre with The Ascent. This Diablo-style action-RPG features a gritty and technologically advanced world that is just begging to be explored. As you make your way through its dangerously beautiful levels, you will earn better and better loot, level up and gain access to new powers, and be awe-struck by the visuals. Its 15-20 hour campaign is a perfect way to spend some time waiting for the bigger holiday releases of 2021, and you may even find an experience that rivals the most triple of AAAs.

Forza Horizon 5

Playground Games are masters at their craft, and now, with the power of the Xbox Series X, Forza Horizon 5 looks to drive to even higher heights. From parachuting into the game’s Gran Caldera Volcano to driving through the urban streets of Guanajuato to driving on the beach of a picturesque coast, Forza Horizon 5 is a game that will constantly surprise and delight and leave you with a ton of activities to partake in. Oh, and did we mention there will be over 426 vehicles to drive and a wealth of updates that will follow post-launch? This is one game that won’t be leaving your console anytime soon.

Back 4 Blood

When Turtle Rock Studios announced Back 4 Blood back in 2019, fans of the Left 4 Dead series let out a collective cheer that could be heard around the world. This spiritual successor to Valve’s beloved games aims to bring the addictive co-op zombie-killing gameplay of the originals to 2021 with new features and state-of-the-art technology that will be as fun as it is terrifying. You and up to three friends will be able to take on hordes and hordes of zombies, but this time with a new deck building system. Players will bring some of these cards with them to each level, and these cards – which can be part of either Reflex, Discipline, Brawn, or Fortune categories – grant bonuses and buffs to speed, stamina, and more. However, there are also corruption cards that will make things just that much more difficult by adding more fog to make it harder to see or placing a giant Ogre at the start of a level.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is, without a doubt, the ultimate pirate fantasy that allows you and your friends to sail the seas to your heart’s content. While it may have launched with a lack of content, the support from Rare has been unmatched and they have turned it into a game that is not only filled to the brim with treasures waiting to be found and plundered, but also a free Pirates of the Caribbean story that has you living the Pirate’s Life alongside Jack Sparrow himself. While the game itself is a blast, it also features some of the most beautiful water we’ve ever seen. However, don’t get too distracted, as a rival pirate ship may be just around the corner waiting to steal what is rightfully (at least in your eyes) yours.

These are only some of the over 100 games just waiting for you on Xbox Game Pass through the end of 2021 and beyond, and there are so many from all types of genres available that are just waiting to be discovered.

If that sounds great, don’t forget that purchasing specifically marked boxes of Pizza Pops will give you a chance to win 1 of 10,000 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate codes to give you access to this incredible library instantly and all future games headed there like Halo Infinite this December. Today just may be your lucky day, so be sure to enter the pin code that comes with each box at https://www.pizzapopsgamepass.ca/ for your chance to win one of these exciting prizes that just may be worth over $200 CAD.

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