Here Are Your Xbox Game Pass Additions For January 2022

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is headlining the Xbox Game Pass lineup for January 2022. What a great start to the new year for subscribers!

Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s pending arrival to Xbox Game Pass began circulating the internet in November 2021. Now those rumours have become a reality. However, BioWare’s remastered trilogy is not the only great game coming to Xbox Game Pass this month.

what’s new to Xbox Game Pass?

Available now from January 4:

Gorogoa (Xbox, PC, Cloud)

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Winner of Debut Game at the BAFTA Games Awards, Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

Olija (Xbox, PC, Cloud)

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“Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.

The Pedestrian (Xbox, PC, Cloud)

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The Pedestrian is a 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle platformer set in a dynamic world with stunning graphics and challenging puzzles, where you will rearrange and reconnect public signs to explore and advance through each engaging environment.

Arriving tomorrow on January 6:

Embr (Xbox, PC, Cloud)

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Fight fires with friends for profit in this unpredictable and frantic multiplayer game. Team up with friends, take on daily challenges and climb to the top of the corporate firefighting ladder. More than one way to become a hero!

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (Xbox, PC, Cloud) via EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to PC Game Pass and Ultimate with EA Play! The Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armours, and packs – remastered and optimised for 4K Ultra HD.

Outer Wilds (Xbox, PC, Cloud)

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Explore for the sake of your curiosity with a hand-crafted solar system filled with secrets to discover and perils to avoid while exploring space. Players are given a variety of tools to aid in space-backpacking, including their own spaceship and jetpack; a surveyor probe for scouting and taking pictures; and a signalscope to track down audio signals and view landmarks from afar.

Arriving on January 13:

Spelunky 2 (Xbox, PC)

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This challenging roguelike platformer offers you immense freedom to carve your own path through its randomly-generated caves and ruins. Exercise your creativity and through your actions, tell a unique story each time you play. Uncover the secrets alone or with friends!

The Anacrusis (Xbox, PC)

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The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!

Furthermore, leaving Xbox Game Pass on Saturday, January 15th is Desperados 3 (Xbox, PC, Cloud), Ghost of a Tale (PC), Kingdom Hearts 3 (Xbox), Mount & Blade: Warband (Xbox, PC, Cloud), Pandemic (Xbox, PC), as well as Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC).

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Finally, as Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be available via EA Play, it also means that PlayStation gamers that subscribe to EAs service will also get the remastered trilogy at no extra cost.

Which games are you looking forward to playing most of all this January via Xbox Game Pass? Let us know across our social media channels.

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