The already impressive and extensive Xbox Game Pass catalog has just gotten even better with the addition of five more games to the service.
The first game in the new lineup is Batman: Return to Arkham. The game features two remastered versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, including all previous DLC.
There’s also a graphical upgrade, better looking models and environments, and improvements to the lighting system.
Batman: Return to Arkham follows the iconic caped crusader as he’s forced to fight his way through the titular Arkham Asylum and stop the Joker from enacting his evil plans.
Batman then winds up in Arkham City, a sinister super-prison built around Gotham City’s slums, and must uncover the secret behind the mysterious Protocol 10 scheme.
The next game in the lineup is Headlander, a ‘2.5D’ Metroidvania-style video game where you play as a glass head in a jar, tasked with taking down a malicious rogue AI.
You can pop your head onto robots and control their bodies or you can just fly around, as free as a head in a jar can be. The game occasionally also strays into bullet hell territory, which just makes it all the more fun!
Following Headlander is Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. In this charming little co-op platformer, one player plays as the iconic Mickey Mouse and the other plays as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
The duo must work together to use their magic paintbrush to defeat or potentially redeem the Mad Doctor and return Wasteland to its former glory.
On the other end of the spectrum from Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is The Walking Dead: Season Two. One of the late Telltale Games’ finest works, The Walking Dead: Season Two is a zombie boogaloo (or an episodic interactive horror adventure game, to be more accurate) that follows the story of young Clementine as she fights to survive the zombie apocalypse.
The final episode of The Walking Dead releases soon, so consider catching up on your Walking Dead knowledge before what will definitely be a heart-and-gut-wrenching season finale.
The last but definitely not least game in the lineup is Alien: Isolation. Alien: Isolation is a survival sci-fi horror game set 15 years after the 1979 Alien film.
In the game, you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Alien protagonist Ellen Ripley. Amanda must balance stealth and smarts as she searches for answers about what happened to her mother while avoiding a single, but incredibly deadly, alien.
One of the best parts about Alien: Isolation is the alien’s AI. The alien can’t be physically defeated and never follows a predetermined path, instead learning from the player and adapting its attacks accordingly. The game is already considered a ‘modern horror classic’ and it’s a must-play for any avid horror fan.
If you’re not an Xbox Game Pass member, consider signing up today! Until February 21st, you can get two full months of the Xbox Game Pass catalog for just $2.
Source: Xbox Wire.