Xbox Game Pass is getting a whole host of new titles added to its already extensive catalog this month, according to a tweet from Larry Hryb.
The new lineup includes 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1, Batman: Return to Arkham (which is Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, but remastered!), Pumped BMX Pro, and De Blob.
Actually, looks like we just listed them all – Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Walking Dead Season 1, Batman Return to Arkham, Pumped BMX Pro AND de Blob. All coming to Xbox Game Pass in February. https://t.co/s8ZFneUIBS
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 5, 2019
If you’re not 100% sure what Xbox Game Pass actually is, never fear! We’ve got you covered. Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service for use on Xbox One consoles. It’s sort of like the popular media streaming site that starts with N and rhymes with Betflix, but for games instead of films and TV shows.
It’s a pay-monthly service that gives you, the player, access to an entire catalog of games. As long as you have a subscription and enough storage space on your console, you can play any game in the catalog, at any time.
The catalog features over a hundred games that aren’t just Xbox One titles, but also select Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles too. If you really like the game, you can buy it (so you can permanently keep it) for a 20% discount.
As an added bonus, any downloaded games from Xbox Game Pass can be played offline, but only for up to 30 days. You just have to verify that you still have an active account after those 30 days and you can go offline again.
Titles in the Xbox Game Pass lineup include Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY edition, ARK: Survival Evolved, Saints Row: The Third, We Happy Few, Just Cause 3, and Forza Horizon 4.
You can join Xbox Game Pass now and get your first month for only $1 – but just be aware that it costs $9.99/month afterwards.