Wave Two of Xbox Game Pass Games Revealed

Wave Two of Xbox Game Pass Games Revealed

We’ve got a huge selection of titles coming to the Xbox Game Pass this month. From GOTY contenders and nominees to Indie darlings, Xbox is spoiling us as usual. So, if you’ve recently acquired a new Xbox Series X (or S), or you’re still playing around on the Xbox One, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Coming this month;

Available; Now (as of 21st January)

Control

Available on: PC

Published by: 505 Games

Developed by: Remedy Entertainment

“After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the Director struggling to regain control. This third-person, action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities that will keep you on the edge of your seat”.

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Desperados III

Available on: Android, Console, PC

Published by: THQ Nordic

Developed by: Mimimi Games

Desperados III is the long-awaited prequel to Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. A story-driven, tactical stealth game featuring a colorful cast of characters that epitomize the Wild West, Desperados III takes players on an adventure through rural towns, swamps, and riverbanks, to their ultimate, gun-slinging showdown!”

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Donut County

Available on: Android, Console, PC

Published by: Annapurna Interactive

Developed by: Ben Esposito

Donut County is a story-based, physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole”.

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Outer Wilds

Available on: Android

Published by: Annapurna Interactive

Developed by: Mobius Digital

“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 their space-backpacking adventure: their very own spaceship and jetpack, a surveyor probe for scouting and taking pictures, and a signal scope to track down audio signals as well as view landmarks from afar”.

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Available: 26th January

Cyber Shadow

Available on: Android, Console, PC

Published by: Yacht Club Games

Developed by: Mechanical Head Studios

“The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game”.

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Available: 28th January

The Medium

Available on: Xbox Series X/S, PC

Published by: Bloober Team

Developed by: Bloober Team

“Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned hotel resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time”.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection

Yakuza 3

Available on: Android, Console, PC

Published by: SEGA

Developed by: CS1 R&D [Division of SEGA]

“In a quest to abandon their bloody past, Kazuma Kiryu and adoptive daughter Haruka Sawamura leave the unforgiving streets of Kamurocho for the island of Okinawa to run the Morning Glory Orphanage. Despite his efforts, trouble shadows Kiryu and the orphanage is soon entangled in a deadly power struggle. Can Kiryu rescue the children’s home and escape his past for good?”

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Yakuza 4 Remastered

Available on: Android, Console, PC

Published by: SEGA

Developed by: CS1 R&D [Division of SEGA]

“A murder in Tojo Clan territory soon sets off an investigation by a small Tojo branch consisting of Kazuma Kiryu, Masayoshi Tanimura, Shun Akiyama, and Taiga Saejima. Follow the four playable protagonists as they unravel a hidden battle over money, power, status, and honour and a mysterious woman at the centre of it all. With underground forces readily willing to kill to protect their secrets, the search seems to lead to more questions than answers”.

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Yakuza 5 Remastered

Available on: Android, Console, PC

Published by: SEGA

Developed by: Rya Ga Gotaku Studio [Division of SEGA]

“Kazuma Kiryu’s newfound calm as an unassuming cab driver comes to a sudden end as the standing peace between the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance disintegrates. Forced to reckon with his past once more, the Dragon of Dojima returns to the criminal underworld to protect those he holds dear. With five playable protagonists across five major cities, follow Kiryu and his allies in their quest to navigate the corrupt underbelly and prevent an all-out turf war”.

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Alas, all good things must come to an end. And, so too is the case with the following Xbox games. Be sure to purchase any of the following if you wish to carry on playing them after the fact. To sweeten the deal, each of the following titles are on sale by 20% off their usual RRP thanks to your Game Pass subscription.

Leaving on: 29th January

Death Squared

Leaving: Console

Published by: SMG Studio

Developed by: SMG Studio

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Death’s Gambit

Leaving: PC

Published by: Adult Swim Games

Developed by: White Rabbit

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Final Fantasy XV

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: Square Enix

Developed by: Square Enix

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Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: Maximum Games, Dovetail Games

Developed by: Dovetail Games

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Gris

Leaving: PC

Published by: Devolver Digital

Developed by: Nomada Studio, BlitWorks

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Indivisible

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: 505 Games

Developed by: Lab Zero Games

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Reigns: Game of Thrones

Leaving: PC

Published by: Devolver Digital

Developed by: Nerial

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Sea Salt

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: YCJY Games

Developed by: YCJY Games

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So, there we have it. Plenty to fill your hard-drives up with this month. What do you think? Is there anything here that has piqued your interest?

As always, this is just what we currently know about coming to the Game Pass this month. Xbox has proven that plenty that the Game Pass often receives a lot more than previously announced.


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