May 16, 2022

New Xbox Game Pass Titles Available Now – January 2022

X gon’ give it to ya!

Xbox is back with another list of great games coming to Game Pass.

So, if you’ve recently got yourself a new Xbox, or you’re wanting a few more games to play, look no further.

And, as part of your Game Pass subscription, you can download all these games for free.

Depending on what game it is, it’ll be available on consoles, PC, and cloud (with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate).

Available; Now (as of 4th January)

Gorogoa – ID@Xbox

Published by: Annapurna Interactive

Developed by: Jason Roberts, Buried Signal

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

“Winner of Debut Game at the BAFTA Games Awards, Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts”.

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Olija – ID@Xbox

Published by: Devolver Digital

Developed by: Skeleton Crew Studio, Thomas Olsson

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands”.

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The Pedestrian – ID@Xbox

Published by: Skookum Arts

Developed by: Skookum Arts

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

The Pedestrian is a 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle platformer set in a dynamic world with stunning graphics and challenging puzzles, where you will rearrange and reconnect public signs to explore and advance through each engaging environment”.

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Available; 6th January

Embr – ID@Xbox

Published by: Curve Games

Developed by: Muse Games

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

“Fight fires with friends for profit in this unpredictable and frantic multiplayer game. Team up with friends, take on daily challenges and climb to the top of the corporate firefighting ladder. More than one way to become a hero!”

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition – EA Play

Published by: EA

Developed by: BioWare

Available on: Console, PC

“The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to PC Game Pass and Ultimate with EA Play!

The Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed Mass EffectMass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimised for 4K Ultra HD”.

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Outer Wilds – ID@Xbox

Published by: Annapurna Interactive

Developed by: Mobius Games

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

“Explore for the sake of your curiosity with a hand-crafted solar system filled with secrets to discover and perils to avoid while exploring space.

Players are given a variety of tools to aid in space-backpacking, including their own spaceship and jetpack; a surveyor probe for scouting and taking pictures; and a signalscope to track down audio signals and view landmarks from afar”.

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Available; 13th January

Spelunky 2 – ID@Xbox

Published by: Mossmouth

Developed by: Mossmouth, Blitworks

Available on: Console, PC

“This challenging roguelike platformer offers you immense freedom to carve your own path through its randomly-generated caves and ruins. Exercise your creativity and through your actions, tell a unique story each time you play. Uncover the secrets alone or with friends!”

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The Anacrusis (Game Preview) – ID@Xbox

Published by: Stray Bombay

Developed by: Stray Bombay

Available on: Console, PC

Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass

The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!”

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Alas, it’s not all good news. With every game that comes to Game Pass, we must lose some. Think of it as Phil Spencer’s third law of Game Pass motion – every incoming game must force another one off the service. However, it’s not all terrible news, as you’ll still be able to bag these games for yourself with a special 20% discount with your Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Leaving; 15th January

Desperados III

Published by: THQ Nordic

Developed by: Mimimi Games

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

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Ghost of a Tale

Published by: Plug In Digital, Lionel “SeithCG” Gallat

Developed by: Lionel “SeithCG” Gallat

Leaving: PC

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Kingdom Hearts III

Published by: Square Enix

Developed by: Square Enix

Leaving: Console

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Mount & Blade: Warband

Published by: Paradox Interactive

Developed by: TaleWorlds Entertainment

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

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Pandemic

Published by: Asmodee Games

Developed by: Z-Man Games

Leaving: Console, PC

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Yiik: A Postmodern RPG

Published by: Ysbryd Games

Developed by: Ackk Studios

Leaving: PC

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So there we have it, a small offering of brand new games to sink your teeth into. Be sure to take full advantage of these whilst they’re available to you for free. Of course, if you’re more interested in games that are free AND you get to keep them forever, we got you covered. Check out our Xbox Games With Gold coverage.

OR, if you’re on PlayStation, we have this month’s PS Plus games.

And, for all of us on Stadia Pro, check out this month’s Pro Games, available with any live Stadia Pro subscription.


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