The Xbox Game Pass February 2022 lineup has been announced, and there are some great games in there. Whether you're into artsy indies, big-budget first-person shooters, or non-linear investigative adventures, there's something for you in this month's lineup.
What's coming in the Xbox Game Pass February 2022 haul?
After January's haul included Mass Effect and Outer Wilds, February's lineup is just a little less star-studded, but no less high-quality for it. As ever, some of these games are available across Xbox consoles, PC, and cloud gaming, while some are restricted to just one or two platforms. Let's take a look at the Xbox Game Pass February 2022 titles.
Available February 3rd
- Dreamscaper (PC, console, cloud): A rather trippy action roguelite in which you must battle your nightmares while you sleep, then use what you gain to unlock upgrades and build relationships during the day. We were big fans of this surreal adventure.
- Telling Lies (PC, console, cloud): Much like Sam Barlow's previous game Her Story, Telling Lies revolves around a non-linear sequence of video conversations and interviews. You must watch them and get to the truth at which they hint. It's pretty decent.
- Contrast (console, cloud): Another dreamy experience, Contrast places you in a surreal setting inspired by 1920s vaudeville and asks you to solve a series of puzzles. To do so, you must coordinate with your shadow, which you can freely control.
Available February 10th
- Besiege (PC, console, cloud): If things have been a little too artsy for you so far, Besiege will appeal to you. In this game, you must construct a series of siege machines in order to lay waste to fortresses and solve physics puzzles. This one's a Game Preview, so it's not quite content-complete yet.
- CrossfireX (console): Remedy Entertainment is working on this first single-player outing for the popular Crossfire first-person shooter franchise. You control a Global Risk unit as they seek to save a captured squadmate and uncover the secrets of the Black List group.
- Edge of Eternity (PC, console, cloud): This turn-based RPG was developed by "a small team of passionate JRPG lovers" and will focus on Daryon and Selene, who must discover a cure for the Corrosion afflicting their world.
- Skul: The Hero Slayer (PC, console, cloud): Skul is a roguelite in which you can swap between over 100 different heads, each of which has its own powers and abilities. You'll need to use those powers wisely as you navigate this excellent action platformer's fast-paced stages.
- The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom (PC, console, cloud): Set in the post-apocalyptic town of Wakefield (sorry if you're from the north of England), this quirky action-RPG follows a group of survivors as they attempt to stop a powerful enemy from acquiring the Staff of Doom.
Available February 14th
- Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition (PC, console, cloud): If you've ever wanted to play Ark: Survival Evolved but you don't know where to start, here's your chance. The Ultimate Survivor Edition bundles in the base dino survival game plus all of its DLC and expansions.
- Infernax (PC, console, cloud): Whjat better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to follow the quest of a knight who must purge his land of unholy magic? If you like the 2D Castlevania games, or more recent updates like Shovel Knight, you should check this one out, although if you're not an old-school gaming fan, you should probably give it a miss.
What's leaving Xbox Game Pass in February?
Of course, even though all of these new games are pouring in, some sense of balance must be achieved, and so several games are leaving Xbox Game Pass in February. Here are all the games you won't be able to play on the service anymore (unless you've bought them, of course). All of these games are being removed from the service on February 15th.
- Control (PC, console, cloud)
- Code Vein (PC, console, cloud)
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PC, console, cloud)
- The Medium (PC, console, cloud)
- Project Winter (PC, console, cloud)
- The Falconeer (PC, console, cloud)
Whew. As you can see, there's plenty in the Xbox Game Pass February lineup to busy yourself with. Make sure you check out any of the above games before February 15th if you have any interest in playing them. As ever, you can grab an Xbox Game Pass subscription for $9.99 a month on either Xbox consoles or PC. If you game on both, you can get an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $14.99 a month, which covers you on console and PC and also includes an Xbox Live Gold membership.
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