May 19, 2022

Wave Two of Xbox Game Pass Titles Revealed

Ready your hard drives, and pray for your backlogs

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 20th May)

SnowRunner

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Focus Home Interactive

Developed by: Saber Interactive

“SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive over 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world”.

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Peggle 2 – EA Play

Available on: Cloud

Published by: EA

Developed by: PopCap Games

Peggle 2 is a magical game full of bouncing balls, magical pegs, and bricks made of pure compressed joy! Test your luck and skill by clearing pegs, bashing bricks, and timing your shots just right to achieve extreme fever!”

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Plants Vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville – EA Play

Available on: Cloud

Published by: EA

Developed by: PopCap Games

“Ready the Juice Cannons and prepare for battle! Unearth 20 fully customisable character classes, tackle hilarious missions, defeat epic bosses, go all-out against friends and foes in six PvP modes, including Battle Arena, and more. Experience the unbeleafable thrills of combat today with EA Play!”

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Secret Neighbor

Available on: PC

Published by: tinyBuild Games

Developed by: Dynamic Pixels

“Secret Neighbor is a suspenseful multiplayer horror game where a group of kids try to rescue their friend from the Neighbor’s creepy basement – the only problem is one of the kids is the Neighbor in disguise”.

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The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Dovetail Games

Developed by: Dovetail Games

“With 35 species to hunt, you’ll have to work up your strategy and tactics to catch every boss fish. To succeed you’ll need to choose your angling spot, based on time of day, weather conditions and perfect equipment, before casting out to battle and catch these elusive creatures”.

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The Wild at Heart

Available on: Console, PC

Published by: Humble Games

Developed by: Moonlight Kids

“Day one with Xbox Game Pass! The Wild at Heart is a whimsical story centred around two children that escape to a fantastical land filled with magical creatures to befriend and an oddball order of guardians who’ve lost their way. Explore a beautiful, handcrafted world full of charming puzzles and deep secrets. Welcome to the Deep Woods”.

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Available; 21st May

Knockout City – EA Play

Available on: Console, PC

Published by: EA

Developed by: Velan Studios

“Day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate with EA Play! Calling all brawlers! Team up and duke it out in Knockout City, where epic dodgeball battlers settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!”

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Available; 25th May

Maneater

Available on:Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Deep Silver

Developed by: Tripwire Interactive

“Maneater is a single-player action RPG, set in the Gulf Coast’s unforgiving waters. Fight to survive in the open ocean, swamps, and rivers with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed”.

Xbox

Available; 27th May

Conan Exiles (Optimised for Series X/S)

Available on: Cloud, Console

Published by: Funcom

Written by: Funcom

“Alone and naked in a hostile land, your first task is simply to survive. Then you must build a stronghold and gather your allies. And from there, you can set out to dominate your enemies. Conan Exiles is a single and multiplayer survival game, set in a massive open-world sandbox with mythical beasts, perilous dungeons, and the freedom to play whichever way you like”.

Xbox

Fusion Frenzy

Available on: Cloud

Published by: Xbox (formerly Microsoft) Game Studios

Developed by: Blitz Games

“The Xbox original Fuzion Frenzy combines the continuous, frenetic action of a futuristic street sport with the action-packed fun of mini-games set in a dynamic 3D urban environment. Six arenas and more than 45 mini-games provide plenty of competitive fun for up to four players”.

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Joy Ride Turbo

Available on: Cloud

Published by: Xbox Game Studios

Developed by: BigPark

“Joy Ride Turbo is an arcade racer delivering precision handling, speed, and crazy stunt mayhem! In the Stunt Park, show off your skills or explore and find collectables that unlock cars, giving you an edge for faster races and death-defying stunts”.

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MechWarriors 5: Mercenaries

Available on: Console

Published by: Piranha Games

Developed by: Piranha Games

“Welcome to the year 3015! It’s a hell of a time to be alive. Humanity has colonized thousands of star systems, war is everywhere, and the battlefields of the future are dominated by hulking machines known as BattleMechs. It’s dangerous work for the elite pilots of these metal monstrosities, but that’s why a power-hungry MechWarrior like you came here, right? If you’re looking to blast, wreck, stomp – and profit – step inside!”

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Slime Rancher

Available on: PC

Published by: Monomi Park, Skybound Games (for console)

Developed by: Monomi Park

“Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light-years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slime. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!”

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Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Available on: PC

Published by: Tactical Adventures

Developed by: Tactical Adventures

“Discover the shattered world of Solasta. Explore ruins and dungeons for legendary treasures, learn the truth of an age-old cataclysm, and stop it from happening again. Tailor your squad to your preferred strategy and maximize your party’s abilities in classic tabletop RPG tradition. The choice is yours”.

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SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest

Available on: PC

Published by: THQ Nordic

Developed by: Grimlore Games

“Make your mark in the chaotic world of Nortander in SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest. Explore and prosper, build and lead armies, develop your character, and defend the throne in this story of renegades and rebellion”.

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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 is on sale by 20% off their usual RRP thanks to your Game Pass subscription.

Leaving; 31st May

Assetto Corsa

Leaving: Cloud, Console

Published by: KUNOS Simulazioni

Developed by: KUNOS Simulazioni

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Broforce

Leaving: PC

Published by: Devolver Digital

Developed by: Free Lives

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

Leaving: Console

Published by: Square Enix

Developed by: Square Enix

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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Leaving: Console

Published by: Square Enix

Developed by: Square Enix

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Surviving Mars

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Paradox Interactive

Developed by: Haemimont Games (initially), Abstraction Games

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Void Bastards

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Humble Games

Developed by: Blue Manchu

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? There’s plenty of titles being added, so be sure to keep your eyes open for the next available install.


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