Google Stadia: Subscription cost, Games List, Requirements, and more

In this post, we are going to give you a brief review of the Google Stadia along with necessary details like the subscription cost, games list, free games, compatibility requirements and much more.

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In 2019, Google launched the Stadia platform to provide users access to games without any dedicated gaming hardware. And since launch, it is quite popular among gaming enthusiasts.

So, Let’s Check it Out…

What is Google Stadia?

In short, Stadia is a cloud gaming platform from Google.

Basically in cloud gaming, all the dedicated gaming hardware is located on an offshore server and you can play games on them with your basic computer or TV through the internet.

This is similar to streaming videos on YouTube. But here you can control the video feed through the stadia in real-time.

Stadia Performance and Gameplay

In our testing, Stadia worked really well on a stable internet connection. But, this was not the case with unreliable internet or bad Wi-Fi.

Also, the Stadia is not as responsive or graphically better as that of running the game locally on your own high-end PC. And, there is some extra latency you can feel with the Stadia. Although, this extra latency is much less than what you get with the Xbox One X.

Now, these experiences may vary from person to person. Some of the users have reported an unplayable input lag.

See, there are various factors that can affect your Stadia experience. The data speeds and quality of the internet, your Wi-Fi router, local interference, location of nearby Stadia data center are only some of them.

You can check your internet connection speed for stadia from this Google’s official speed test website.

Stadia Connection Requirements and Compatibility

For Stadia, you don’t need a very high-speed internet connection. Google recommends a minimum of 10 Megabits per second to play in 720p at 60 frames per second.

To play in 4K, the internet download speed has to be at least greater than 35 Megabits per second. The highest quality will consume at about 20 Gigabits of data per hour, so it can be an issue with someone with a limited data plan.

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Google Stadia can run on any modern smartphone, laptop or TV. On Windows, Mac and Chromebooks, Stadia can run on their Chrome browsers.

If you a smartphone, you can install the Stadia mobile app on your device and play on it using the official touch controls. Also, if you want to play games on mobile data connection i.e 4G or 5G, you can do so by enabling the options in the Stadia app settings.

Now, all the modern controllers like the DualShock 4 and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller are compatible with the Stadia on the Mobile as well as the Laptop. You can also use the keyboard and mouse to play games on the laptops.

But, to use Stadia on TV, you will need a Chromecast Ultra and an official Stadia controller.

Google Stadia’s Graphics Quality

Now, Stadia can run games in 4K at 60 frames per second but, all the games don’t do so. Also, the stream is upscaled to 4K, which means the stream look notably better than its native resolution. It is not a true 4K experience.

This means the games on Stadia does not look graphically better than a high-end gaming PC. Google has already provided the tools for 4K streams, but it’s up to the developers to implement on their games. Also, Graphics quality and performance will increase with time as more and more developers will start to optimize their games for the Stadia platform.

Google Stadia Subscription Cost

All the new users who sign up for the Stadia Pro subscription will get their first month as a trial. And, you will be allowed to access the library of free games.

After a trial month, you are required to pay $10 per month to keep using the Stadia Pro which includes perks like 4K gaming, free games, game discounts, and 5.1 surround sound. If you will cancel the subscription, you can still purchase the games and play it on any device at 1080p for free. You will lose access to the free games library but all the purchased games will be accessible.

You can use Stadia on your laptop or mobile without any additional hardware, but to use it on TV. You will need to buy a Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia controller and you can grab this bundle at a price of $100. A standalone Stadia Controller will cost you around $69.

Google Stadia Games List

TITLEInitial Release DateStadia Release DatePriceNotes
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey2018, 10/052019, 11/19$59.99, $119.99Launch title
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla2020, 11/172020, 11/17TBA
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle2019, 7/052019, 11/19$59.99Launch title
Baldur’s Gate III: The Black HoundTBATBATBA
Borderlands 32019, 9/132019, 12/17$59.99, $79.99, $99.99
Celeste2018, 1/252020, 7/28$19.99
CHORUSSometime in 2021Sometime in 2021TBA
Crayta2020, 7/12020, 7/1$39.99, $59.99
Cris Tales2019, 6/102020, 11/17$39.99
Cyberpunk 20772020, 9/17Sometime in 2020TBADelayed from April 16 launch date
Darksiders Genesis2019, 12/052019, 12/05$39.99
Dead by Daylight2016, 6/14September 2020TBA
Destiny 22017, 09/062019, 11/19Base game + Warmind, Curse of Osiris, Forsaken, and Shadowkeep free with Stadia Pro

$24.99 (Forsaken)

$34.99 (Shadowkeep)

$39.99 (Beyond Light)

$49.99 (Beyond Light + Season)

$49.99 (Upgrade Edition)

$69.99 (Beyond Light Deluxe Edition)

Launch title
Destroy All Humans (Remastered)Sometime in 2020Sometime in 2020TBA
DIRT 5October 2020Sometime in 2021TBA
Doom 641997, 03/312020, 5/12TBA
Doom Eternal2020, 03/202020, 3/20$59.99Released March 20, 2020
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 22016, 10/252019, 12/17$49.99
El Hijo – A Wild West TaleTBASometime in 2020TBA
Embr2019, 5/212020, 5/21$15.99 (while in early access)
F1 20202020, 7/102020, 7/10$59.99, $69.99
Far Cry 62021, 2/182021, 2/18TBA
Farming Simulator 20192018, 11/192019, 11/19$39.99Launch title
Final Fantasy XV2016, 11/262019, 11/19$39.99Launch title
Football Manager 20202019, 10/312019, 11/19$49.99Launch title
Get Packed2020, 4/282020, 4/28$19.99Stadia Exclusive
Ghost Recon Breakpoint2019, 10/042019, 12/18$59.99, $99.99, $119.99
Gods & Monsters2020, 2/25Sometime in 2020TBA
Grid2019, 9/132019, 11/19$59.99, $84.99Launch title
GunsportSometime in 2020Sometime in 2020TBA
GYLT2019, 11/192019, 11/19$29.99Launch title
Hello Neighbor2017, 12/82020, 9/20TBA
Hello Neighbor: Hide & SeekHoliday 2020Holiday 2020TBA
Hitman2015, 6/232020, 9/1TBA
Hitman 22018, 11/132020, 9/1TBA
Hitman 3January 2021January 2021TBA
Jotun: Valhalla Edition2015, 9/292020, 5/26$14.99
Just Dance 20202019, 11/052019, 11/19$49.99Launch title
Just Shapes & Beats2018, 5/312020, 6/30$19.99
Kine2019, 10/172019, 11/19$19.99Launch title
KONA2016 3/10Sometime in 2020TBA
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris2014, 12/92020, 7/15$19.99
Little Nightmares2017, 4/282020, 6/1TBA
Lost Words: Beyond the PageTBA2020, 3/27$14.99Released March 27th, 2020
Mafia 2 Remastered2020, 5/19TBATBA
Mafia 3 Remastered2020, 5/19TBATBA
Marvel’s Avengers2020, 9/42020, 9/4TBA
Metro 2033 Redux2010, 3/162020, 6/23$19.99
Metro Exodus2019, 2/152019, 11/19$39.99, $64.99Launch title
Metro: Last Light Redux2013, 5/142020, 6/23$19.99
Monopoly2017, 10/302020, 4/28$39.99Announced March 12, 2020
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom2018, 12/42020, 7/1TBA
Monster Energy Supercross 32020, 2/042020, 2/04$59.99
Monster Jam Steel TitansTBATBATBAAnnounced March 27, 2020
Mortal Kombat 112019, 4/232019, 11/19$59.99Launch title
MotoGP202020, 4/232020, 4/23$49.99Announced March 27, 2020
NBA 2K202019, 9/62019, 11/19$59.99, $79.99, $99.99Launch title
NBA 2K212020Sometime in 2020TBA
Octopath Traveler2018, 7/132020, 4/28$59.99
One Hand Clapping2020, 7/142020, 7/14$2.99
Orcs Must Die! 32020, 7/142020, 7/14Free with Pro
OutcastersFall 2020Fall 2020TBAStadia Exclusive
Outriders2021Sometime in 2021TBA
Panzer Dragoon: Remake2020 3/262020, 6/1TBAAnnounced February 13, 2020
PGA Tour 2K212020, 8/212020, 8/21$59.99, $69.99
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds2016, 7/302020, 4/28$29.99 , $89.99
Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid2019, 3/262020, 6/1TBA
Rage 22019, 5/142019, 11/19$59.99, $79.99Launch title
Rainbow Six QuarantineTBATBATBA
Red Dead Redemption 22018, 10/262019, 11/19$59.99, $79.99, $99.99Launch title
RelictaSometime in 2020Sometime in 2020TBA
République2013, 12/19Sometime in 2020TBA
Rise of the Tomb Raider2015, 11/102019, 11/19$29.99Launch title
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break2020, 7/212020, 8/14Free with Stadia Pro
Samurai Shodown2019, 6/252019, 11/19$59.99Launch title
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice2019, 3/222020, 10/29TBA
Serious Sam 4August 2020August 2020TBAExclusive to Stadia and PC until sometime in 2021
Serious Sam Collection2013, 7/122020, 3/3$29.99Announced February 13, 2020
Shadow of the Tomb Raider2018, 9/142019, 11/19$59.99Launch title
Sniper Elite 42017, 2/14TBATBA
SpiritfarerSometime in 2020Sometime in 2020TBA
Spitlings2020, 2/252020, 2/25$14.99
Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks)2020, 4/12020, 4/1TBAAnnounced February 13, 2020 as time-exclusive title
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order2019 11/15Fall 2020TBA
SteamWorld Dig2013, 8/072020, 3/10$9.99Announced February 20, 2020
SteamWorld Dig 22017, 9/212020, 3/1Free with Stadia ProAnnounced February 20, 2020
SteamWorld Heist2015, 12/102020, 3/10$19.99Announced February 20, 2020
SteamWorld Quest2019, 4/252020, 3/1Free with Stadia ProAnnounced February 20, 2020
Strange Brigade2018, 8/282020, 8/1TBA
Sundered: Eldritch Edition2017, 7/282020, 5/26$19.99
Super Bomberman R OnlineAutumn 2020Autumn 2020TBA
Superhot2016, 2/252020. 6/1TBA
The Crew 22018, 5/312020, 3/25$49.99, $59.99, $89.99Announced March 12, 2020
The Division 22019, 3/152020, 3/17$59.99, $99.99, $119.99Announced March 12, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online2014, 4/42020, 6/16Base game +Morrowind expansion free with Stadia Pro

$19.99 (Non-pro members)

$59.99 (Greymoor)

$79.99 (Greymoor Collector’s Edition)

The Turing Test2016, 8/302020, 5/5TBA
Thumper2016, 10/102019, 11/19$19.99Launch title
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition2013, 3/222019, 11/19$19.99Launch title
Trials Rising2019, 2/262019, 11/19$24.99, $39.99Launch title
Watch Dogs: Legion2020, 10/292020, 10/29TBA
Wave BreakTBA2020, 6/23$29.99
West of Loathing2017, 8/102020, 7/1TBA
Windbound2020, 8/282020, 8/28TBAAnnounced June 16, 2020
Windjammers 2Sometime in 2020Sometime in 2020TBAOriginally promoted with “2019” launch window
Wolfenstein: Youngblood2019, 7/262019, 11/19$29.99Launch title
WWE 2K Battlegrounds2020, 9/182020, 9/18TBA
Zombie Army 42020, 2/42020, 5/5TBA

Stadia Pro Free Games

Stadia offers a list of free games to its Pro subscribers. These new games keep on increasing every month and once you grab a free game, you can play as long as you are a Pro subscriber.

Also, if your Pro plans end, you will lose access to these free games, but they can be reaccessed by resuming the Pro plan.

Added and Upcoming Titles

  • Crayta
    • Added July 2020
  • Destiny 2: The Collection
    • Added November 2019
  • Get Packed
    • Added June 2020
  • Grid
    • Added March 2020
  • Gylt
    • Added February 2020
  • Hello Neighbor
    • Coming September 20, 2020
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek
    • Coming Holiday 2020
  • Hitman
    • Coming September 2020
  • Just Shapes & Beats
    • Coming August 2020
  • Kona
    • Coming August 2020
  • Little Nightmares
    • Added June 2020
  • Metro 2033: Redux
    • Coming August 2020
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
    • Added July 2020
  • Panzer Dragoon Remake
    • Added June 2020
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Pioneer Edition)
    • Added April 28, 2020
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
    • Added June 2020
  • Rock of Ages III
    • Coming August 14, 2020
  • Serious Sam Collection
    • Added April 2020
  • Spitlings
    • Added April 2020
  • Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks)
    • Added April 2020
  • SteamWorld Dig
    • Added July 2020
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
    • Added March 2020
  • SteamWorld Heist
    • Added May 2020
  • SteamWorld Quest
    • Added March 2020
  • Strange Brigade
    • Coming August 2020
  • Superhot
    • Added June 2020
  • West of Loathing
    • Added July 2020
  • The Turing Test
    • Added May 2020

Removed Titles

  • Thumper
    • Added January 2020, removed May 2020
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
    • Added December 2019, removed January 2020
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
    • Added May 2020, to be removed August 2020
  • Samurai Shodown
    • Added November 2019, removed February 2020
  • Elder Scrolls Online
    • Added June 16, removed July 16
  • Farming Simulator 19: Platinum Edition
    • Added December 2019, removed March 2020
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
    • Added January 2020, removed February 2020
  • Metro Exodus
    • Added February 2020, removed April 2020

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Google Stadia: How to Buy?

Now, If you have a good internet connection, go to Stadia’s official website and get started with a free plan. If you want to keep it, get the $10 Pro subscription. You can also cancel the subscription and keep using Stadia by individual games you like.

But, if you plan to use it on TV. You will need to buy the Chromecast Ultra and the Stadia controllers which you can buy from the Google Store.

So, this was the basic overview of the Google Stadia Gaming platform with Games list, Subscription cost and more.

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