Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a CNET Editors’ Choice award pick, offers hundreds of games you can play on your Xbox Series X or Series S, Xbox One, and PC for free. $17 a month. With a subscription, you get new games every month, like the gaming world’s latest obsession, Palworld, and other benefits, like online multiplayer and deals on non-Game Pass titles.
Last month, Game Pass Ultimate added the instant phenomenon Palworld, which already has 7 million players, and continues to add new titles. Here are the games coming to the service soon.
Madden NFL 24
Madden NFL 24 joined Game Pass Ultimate just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. The latest installment of the football franchise features some new game mechanics, as an improved passing system that adds jump and dive passes to your arsenal. Your in-game playbook has also been expanded, making more than 70 new formations and at least 500 new plays available to you. So if you’re not a Chiefs or 49ers fan, play Madden this Sunday.
Train Sim World 4
If you’re a fan of model trains, but don’t have room in your house for tracks (or a means to finance the hobby), you should try Train Sim World 4. In this game, you can learn how to operate a train and take it through from countries such as Australia, Germany and the United States. You can run different scenarios where you can change things like the weather along the way for an extra challenge, or you can go into Free Roam and ride the rails however you want.
Resident Evil 3
Available: February 13th
About a month after Game Pass Ultimate added the award-winning RE2 remake to its library, subscribers will also be able to play the upcoming Resident Evil remake. RE3 puts you back in the shoes of Jill Valentine as she tries to escape the zombie outbreak that has taken over Raccoon City. You’ll have to solve puzzles and discover the best escape routes in this survival horror game, while the walking weapon Nemesis stalks you.
Bloody: Ritual of the night
Available: February 14th
This game returns to Game Pass Ultimate almost three years after being removed from the service. This Metroidvania-style game was developed by Koji Igarashi, a former producer of the Castlevania series, and looks like another installment in that series. You’ll explore a castle, solve puzzles, and use magical and physical weapons to rid the land of monsters and demons.
a little to the left
Available: February 15
This cozy puzzle game will have you stacking documents, sorting postcards and cleaning areas.
“A Little to the Left is about arranging clutter into pleasing arrangements, without worrying about timers or failure states,” said Anne Macmillan, co-founder of developer Max Inferno. Xbox.com. “It’s calm and accessible, with simple controls that anyone can quickly understand.”
However, just when you think you’ve solved these puzzles, a playful cat may appear and ruin your progress. But it is like this. You’re not racing against the clock, so solve the puzzle again and wait for the cat to mind its own business.
Available: February 15
Have you thought about opening your own restaurant or just caught up with The Bear and want more chaos? If so, you should try it. Plate up! is a cooking action game that allows you to experience the ups and downs of the restaurant business without any financial risk. You design your restaurant and kitchen, cook dishes and plan who works which shift so your new place thrives.
Return to Grace
Available: February 20th
This narrative adventure game puts you in the shoes of a space archaeologist who has just discovered the resting place of an AI god named Grace. Your goal now is to befriend the fractured variants of Grace and find out why the AI was shut down in the first place.
Titles leaving Game Pass
While you’ll be able to play the above games on Game Pass Ultimate in the coming weeks, there are some titles that will be leaving the service on February 15. You have some time to finish the side quests, but once these titles are available. You will no longer have to buy them separately.
For more on Xbox, here are more titles available on Game Pass Ultimate now and what you should know about the gaming service.