Happy 2022! Xbox has got some amazing games coming up in January 2022 for the Game Pass – and games that are already available Let’s begin the new year and find the next awesome video game that you can add to your downloaded list or play on the cloud!
Gorogoa (Cloud, Console, and 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.
Olija(Cloud console, Xbox and Computer)
Olijais an adventure game that centers around Faraday’s journey as a shipwrecked man who is stuck in the enigmatic country of Terraphage. Armed with the legendary harpoon, he along with others castaways attempt to escape this dangerous country and return home to their homes.
The Pedestrian(Cloud, Console as well as PC)
The Pedestrian is an 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle game set in a lively world that is filled with stunning graphic and challenging games in which you can arrange and connect public signs to explore and progress through the various environments.
Embr (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 6
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!
Mass Effect Legendary Edition(Console and PC) EA Play – January 6
It’s official! Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be available on PC Game Pass and Ultimate with EA Play! It is the Legendary Edition includes single-player content, as well as over 40 DLC in the well-respected Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 as well as Mass Effect 3 games, including promotional weapons armors, packs, and weapons Remastered to be optimized specifically for Ultra HD. Ultra HD.
Outer Wilds(Cloud, Console as well as PC) , January 6
Explore to satisfy your curiosity by exploring a handmade solar system with many hidden secrets to be discovered and dangers to avoid when exploring the universe. Players will be provided with a variety of tools that can aid backpacking in space, such as their own jetpack and spaceship, the surveyor probe to scout as well as taking photos as well as a signalscope that can locate audio signals and see the landmarks from afar.
Spelunky 2(Console and PC) , January 13
This challenging roguelike platformer gives players the freedom to create your own route through its randomly generated caves and ruin sites. Make use of your imagination and your actions, you can tell an original story every when you are playing. Discover the secrets by yourself or with a group of friends!
The Anacrusis(Game Preview)(Console and PC) , January 13
The game is available from day one using Xbox Game Pass: The Anacrusis is a cooperative, four-player first-person shooter that takes place on the massive starship, which is located in the middle of the 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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Minecraft New Year’s Celebration – Through January 17
Join the New Year’s celebration! Until January 17, Minecraft Marketplace will be filled with giveaways, a free YouTube Creator Skin Pack, and weekly free maps including the Caves & Cliffs Explorers map from Spark Universe and Mithey’s Howl of the Wild map. Let the blocky festivities begin!
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Apex Legends : RIG Helmet Weapon Charm – January 5
Show the competition what you’re made of with your new RIG Helmet Weapon Charm, brought to you by EA Play! Equip this to your favorite weapon and battle for glory, fame, and fortune in style.
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis January Member Monthly Bonus 5 January
Take a leap into the all-new PSO2 New Genesis with some things to lend some help! The N-Half Scape Dolls (x5) are designed to to keep you alive during fierce combat, and Photon Chunks (x50) to help strengthen the weapons and units.
This is also the last chance to get this bundle, the back 4 Blood Battle-Hardened Bundle and it’s the Halo: Infinite Massive AR Bundle in Pass Tentainment prior to when they go away! Claim them now on the Perks gallery on your Xbox console, or in the Xbox App on your Windows PC or in the Xbox Game Pass smartphone application.
Leaving January 15
The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon, so be sure to jump back in and tie up any loose ends before they leave! Remember you can save up to 20% off your purchase of these games using your member discount.
- Desperados III (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Ghost of a Tale(PC)
- Kingdom Hearts III(Console)
- Mount & Blade Warband(Cloud Console and PC)
- Pandemic(Console or PC)
- Yiik A Postmodern RPG(PC)
Finally, PUBG: Battlegrounds will be removed from on the Xbox Game Pass library on January 10 , and will be free to play on January 12. Find out more about it here!