January doesn’t have to be so blue, especially when you’ve got the power of Team Green on your side. Booting up your Xbox this month is going to be worth it, as the new lineup of Xbox Game Pass games is beginning to roll out. Microsoft is sparing no expense to kick off 2024, giving players a taste of several genres, but three games in particular are great additions for anyone.
Over the holiday break, you’ve likely played some of the best Xbox Game Pass games around, but the fun doesn’t stop there. According to a recent reveal from Xbox, your backlog is about to get even bigger, as January will begin its roll-out with the explosive team-based shooter Hell Let Loose. Arriving on Thursday, January 4, 2024, Hell Let Loose is an essential experience for fans of objective-based, large-scale FPS games in the vein of Battlefield 2042 (hey, it’s good now).
The game started off fairly rocky, but with several major updates, Hell Let Loose’s muddy and gritty boots-on-the-ground World War 2 gameplay is a blast with a group of friends. There’s even an RTS minigame that lets you manage your squad’s resources, if you’re a bit of a management-sim nerd. Hey, you do you. Although, if warfare isn’t your bag, then how about vikings and exploring England?
Not just any version of England, though. This is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla we’re talking about. You can dive into one of the best RPG games on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. If you haven’t had the chance to play Assassin’s Creed Mirage yet, then this precursor to the latest entry will keep you entertained longer than Eivor’s bloodline, as the game’s world is absolutely gigantic. On a more horror aligned front, a stone-cold classic from Capcom joining the ranks too.
The Resident Evil 2 remake joins Xbox Game Pass on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Built from the ground up, this superb rejuvenation of one of the best horror games ever made is a prime example of doing a remake right. In fact, this remake is so good, that Capcom used the lessons learned here to somehow make Resident Evil 4 even better. Now that is just wizardry, to be honest. Elsewhere in this new lineup, you’ll also be able to play:
- Close to the Sun (Cloud, Console, and PC) – out now
- Figment (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 9
- Super Mega Baseball 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) EA Play – January 11
- We Happy Few (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 11
If this is just the start of Xbox’s rollout for Game Pass in 2024, we already can’t wait to see what February will bring. The sheer Xbox Game Pass value that was accumulated in 2023 is astounding, proving just how much bang for your buck Microsoft gives players. Aside from diving into all those free titles, don’t forget to check out all the new Xbox games you need to keep your eyes on.