If you haven't thought about the apocalypse much before (and now, rightly, have a lot), then at least one of the new games heading to Xbox Game Pass
might level your newfound trepidation for the futre, while equally preparing you for it.
Here's the official line on the new additions to the an already heady line up:
Frostpunk: Console Edition (ID@Xbox)
A society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. As the leader of the last civilized society on Earth, you’re tasked with building a city for your survivors to live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem and holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
Dive into an original story where you are the protagonist in the virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online where you’ll encounter enemies and familiar faces from the “Sword Art Online” anime series. Develop your avatar as you see fit, master a wide array of weapons and skills, and learn to survive in your own personal warzone. You can also experience co-op and PvP using the weapons you find with your customized character.
The storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7. With the faithful 3D battle system and gameplay intact, Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative features and fighting mechanics with the attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA to provide the ultimate fighting game experience on Xbox.
In Case You Missed It
Sometimes we sneak one in there, and the game we added earlier this month (it’s only January 7?!) is one you don’t want to miss.
Grand Theft Auto V
When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.
Xbox Game Pass Quests
The best part about Xbox Game Pass Quests is that you were going to play the games anyway, so why not get some extra points for it? Quests from January 7 through February 2 include:
- New Year, Try a New Game – 200 Points
- Earn any achievement from our New Year, Try a New Game collection.
- The Witcher 3 – 200 Points
- Complete 2 achievements in The Witcher 3.
- Minecraft – 200 Points
- Complete 2 achievements in Minecraft.
- ID@Xbox – 300 Points
- Earn 3 achievements in any game in our ID@Xbox game collection. See eligible games.
- Play Something New – 100 Points
- Earn 1 achievement in any of these new games released.
- Play PC – 100 Points
- Earn 1 achievement on PC.
Additionally, Just Cause 3
and LEGO City Undercover
will be leaving Game Pass soon, so jump into them now while you have a chance.