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Day One Xbox Game Pass Game Gets Perfect 10/10 Review Score

GameRant 8/9/2022 Dalton Cooper
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Xbox Game Pass has well over 100 games for subscribers to try at any given time, and many of those titles are actually quite good. Some of the industry's most critically-acclaimed games are available to play through Xbox Game Pass, and it seems as though the service is set to add yet another critical darling to the mix, if an early review score is any indication.

Edge magazine is a UK-based gaming magazine and one of the industry's oldest gaming mags, first published in 1993. Thanks to its print format, Edge magazine occasionally breaks review embargo dates for certain games when subscribers get their copies early, and that's the case with Sam Barlow's Immortality, a new game set to launch as a day one Game Pass title on August 30.

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According to readers who have obtained their copy of the next Edge magazine issue early, Sam Barlow's Immortality has earned the coveted perfect 10/10 score from the magazine. This puts Immortality in elite company, to say the least. Since Edge magazine started in 1993, only 23 other games have earned a perfect score. The first game to do so was Super Mario 64, and earlier this year, FromSoftware's Elden Ring also earned a perfect 10/10 score from the magazine.

List of Edge Magazine Perfect Score Games

  • Super Mario 64
  • Gran Turismo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Half-Life 2
  • Halo 3
  • The Orange Box
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Grand Theft Auto 4
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Bayonetta
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Rock Band 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Last of Us
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Bloodborne
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Dreams
  • Elden Ring

The perfect 10/10 score is just one publication's opinion, of course, but considering how rarely Edge gives out such a high rating, it is a good sign that Immortality is going to be a big deal when it launches later this month. And since Immortality is a day one Xbox Game Pass game, it should really give Microsoft's subscription service added value.

For those who are unfamiliar with Sam Barlow's work, he previously made the award-winning Her Story, which was followed up by Telling Lies. Both were FMV games and both were praised for their acting and story, so fans should be able to expect similar quality from Immortality. But whereas Her Story and Telling Lies were more mystery thriller games, Immortality is said to lean harder into horror elements.

In Immortality, players have to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of actress Marissa Marcel. To do this, they have to watch clips from Marcel's films as well as examine other materials. Gameplay-wise, it sounds like the game should definitely appeal to fans of Her Story and Telling Lies. It will be interesting to see how other publications react to the game once it launches as a day one Xbox Game Pass title later this month.

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Source: Pure Xbox

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