Gamers, get ready for an exciting start to the year! Xbox Game Pass has just dropped a fresh wave of thrilling titles in January 2024 that cater to every taste. From Viking conquests and terrifying thrills to quirky indie adventures, there’s something for everyone in the Game Pass library. So, let’s dive into the highlights and discover what awaits us this month!
AAA Blockbusters in January:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (January 9th):
Embark on an epic journey to the shores of 9th-century England as Eivor, a fierce and battle-hardened Viking warrior. Immerse yourself in a vast, dynamic, open world where every decision you make shapes your destiny. Forge powerful alliances with other factions and lead your clan on daring raids to plunder the riches of your enemies. Engage in intense combat, master a variety of weapons and skills, and uncover the secrets of a land steeped in legend and mythology. Whether you choose to fight for honor, glory, or wealth, the fate of England rests in your hands.
- Resident Evil 2 (January 16th):
Experience the spine-chilling horror of Raccoon City like never before with this remastered masterpiece. Step into the shoes of either Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield and immerse yourself in an intense and heart-pounding adventure as you navigate through dark, claustrophobic corridors, solve intricate puzzles, and dodge terrifying hordes of flesh-eating zombies. With stunning graphics and enhanced gameplay, this classic survival horror game will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Indie Gems This Month:
- Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (January 18th):
Immerse yourself in the role of Turnip Boy, a resolute vegetable embarking on a mission to execute the greatest heist of all time. This captivating action-adventure game features a distinctive art style, offering a delightful combination of humor and challenge.
- Those Who Remain (January 16th):
Explore a mysterious town enveloped in fog and secrets as Edward, an American journalist, searches for his missing daughter. Face your fears and confront a terrifying entity in this atmospheric narrative adventure.
More to Explore:
- F1 23 (January 18th):
Prepare for an unparalleled racing experience with the introduction of the official Formula 1 game onto Game Pass. Take hold of the steering wheel and compete in exhilarating races across some of the world’s most iconic circuits, with the ability to select your preferred drivers and teams. This thrilling game will keep you on the edge of your seat and provide a highly immersive experience.
- Palworld (January 19th):
Unleash the adventurer in you and tame, befriend, and exploit the irresistibly cute creatures in this thrilling RPG. With the freedom to build your own world, explore the vast and vibrant wilderness, and craft items to thrive, you are destined to conquer this game.
Although January’s collection of games is impressive, it’s important to remember that Xbox Game Pass is an ever-changing service. Make sure to keep an eye out for any new titles added throughout the month and don’t forget to check out the “Leaving Soon” section to play any games that will soon be removed from the service. This way, you can make the most of your time with each game.
So, grab your controller, settle in, and prepare to dive into the diverse buffet of games available on Xbox Game Pass this January. With AAA hits, charming indies, and more, there’s something for every gamer to sink their teeth into. Happy gaming!
Q: When will the next batch of Game Pass games be announced?
Microsoft usually announces new Game Pass additions around the middle of the month, so expect news for February sometime in the next couple of weeks.
Q: Are there any free games on Game Pass in January?
Yes! Several free-to-play titles are available on Game Pass, including Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warframe.
Q: Can I play these games on PC as well as Xbox?
Absolutely! Most Game Pass titles are available on both PC and Xbox, allowing you to seamlessly switch between platforms depending on your preference.
Q: What if I don’t have a Game Pass?
No worries! You can sign up for a Game Pass subscription at any time and enjoy a vast library of games for a monthly fee. There are even trial offers available, so you can try it out before committing.