Australians are packing their bags as they prepare for their trip to Melbourne for PAX Australia. For those stuck at home, fortunately there’s a tonne of great content coming to Game Pass this October.

To celebrate PAX AUS, Xbox ANZ have showcased six awesome Aussie and Kiwi games. They’ve curated a short list of some of the most acclaimed games developed right here in Australia and New Zealand.  These are the latest creations of some home-grown talents available on Xbox Game Pass.

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Whether you’re going to PAX or playing along from home, jump in and celebrate the very best of ANZ gaming, available now on Xbox Game Pass for console and/or PC.

Here are 6 awesome Aussie and Kiwi games included with Game Pass this October and are available to play right now with on Xbox and PC with Ultimate Game Pass.

6

 Ashen by A44

Explore the darkness together in this third person action game where you must forge meaningful relationships to grow your settlement and survive in the remnants of humanity.

5

Void Bastards by Blu Manchu

Created in Canberra and inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a revolutionary new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim.

4

Hollow Knight by Team Cherry

Descent into the award-winning world of this action adventure, exploring twisting caverns, ancient cities and deadly wastes. Created in Adelaide, South Australia, Hollow Knight brings to life Team Cherry’s mission to build crazy, exciting worlds for travelers to explore and conquer. This masterpiece is included with game pass and available to play right now.

3

The Gardens Between by The Voxel Agents

Fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens and manipulate time to solve puzzles in this mysterious realm created by one of Australia’s most awarded studios. From Train Conductor to Puzzle Retreat, the stories created by the Melbourne based studio have been enjoyed by over 17 million players from around the world.

2

The Stillness of the Wind by Fellow Traveller

A quiet game of life and loss, this sad but incredibly beautiful Victorian-developed game challenges you to tend to your homestead and animals in a once bustling village, in which you are the only remaining resident.

1

Ashes Cricket by Big Ant Studios

Not impressed with the latest instalment to this iconic sporting event? Create your own history in this sporting epic created in Melbourne.