A total of eight new games are coming to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscribers this month—and five games are leaving Game Pass this month.

Here’s a look at some of the latest releases for Xbox Game Pass this January.

Close to the Sun 

Close to the Sun, the 2019 indie first-person horror game with a “mostly positive” Steam review score, is now available on Xbox Game Pass. The game is set in an alternate history world where Nicola Tesla and Thomas Edison are engaged in a global war for power (in the figurative and literal sense). Some Steam reviewers have called it a survival game, while others have praised its graphics and overall atmosphere. 


Hell Let Loose

The World War II first-person indie shooter Hell Let Loose will be available on Xbox Game Pass on January 4. First released in 2019, the game offers tactical gunplay and large maps for team-based battles. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft’s 2020 game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released as a part of Xbox Game Pass subscriptions on January 9. Valhalla is the viking-themed installment of the longstanding roleplay action-adventure series. In Valhalla, gamers get to play as a viking raider, Eivor Varinsdottir, who is searching across England for his son.


Figment is a 2017 indie action-adventure game where players must venture across a surrealist world, completing various quests and puzzles along the way. The setting takes place in someone’s mind in the wake of trauma and nightmares—but the landscapes are floating islands with fantastical, almost steampunk elements.

Figment will be released on Xbox Game Pass on January 9.


Super Mega Baseball 4

Super Mega Baseball 4 is an arcade-like baseball simulation game coming to Microsoft’s Game Pass service on PCs through the EA Play platform on January 11. 

We Happy Few

We Happy Few is a creepy and colorful action-adventure game published by Borderlands makers at Gearbox. We Happy Few offers a dystopian alternate history set in 1960s England complete with weird masks, mind-altering drugs, and a narrative-driven experience. The game will be released on Xbox Game Pass on January 11.

Resident Evil 2

The 2019 remake of zombie survival game Resident Evil 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on January 16. The original Resident Evil 2 first came out in 1998, and its remake became the bestselling Resident Evil game of all time in 2023.

Those Who Remain

Those Who Remain is a psychological horror game coming to Game Pass January 16. Set in the dark, neon-lit town of Dormont, Those Who Remain brings a creepy puzzle experience with first-person adventure.

What’s leaving?

While plenty of new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, Grand Theft Auto V will leave the service January 5 and the following titles will no longer be included come January 15:

  • Garden Story 
  • MotoGP 22 
  • Persona 4 Golden 
  • Persona 3 Portable

Edited by Andrew Hayward. Originally published on Nov. 30, 2023, last updated with new info on Jan. 3, 2024.


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