All confirmed Xbox games coming to Game Pass in 2022 and beyond

By Heidi Nicholas,

Xbox Game Pass announcements tend to be made at short notice, but some publishers love to share news of their titles coming to the service well in advance. Here's every upcoming Game Pass game we know about...

Spoilers: it's a big list. We've included everything that has a specific Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass release or arrival date for the next two years, as well as those that have broader release windows, and those that haven't yet had any release window confirmed. Take a look through and see what's on the horizon for Xbox Game Pass in the next two years... we'll be keeping this article updated as more announcements are made and as games hit the service, so be sure to keep an eye on it!

December 2022

Hello Neighbor 2

Hello Neighbor 2 joins Xbox Game Pass on December 6th. The stealth-horror game continues directly after the first Hello Neighbor and has us searching for the missing Mr Peterson.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

In the first wave of announcements for December Game Pass additions, we learned that action-adventure game Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga — which covers the nine main Star Wars movies — will join Xbox Game Pass on December 6th. You can check out our Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga review to see what we thought of the game!

Chained Echoes

Chained Echoes, the RPG inspired by the SNES era, arrives for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on December 8th, when it sees us setting out to restore order to the land of Valandis.

Metal: Hellsinger

Rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger joined Xbox Game Pass for Xbox Series X|S players back in September, but on December 8th it'll be available on Xbox One consoles too — we gave it a Free Pass in our Xbox Game Pass First Impressions!

High on Life

High on Life, Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland’s “triple-I game,” looks to combine first-person shooter elements with action-adventure themes and Metroidvania mechanics. High On Life had a small delay and will now launch into Xbox Game Pass on December 13th.

Infinite Guitars

Rythm RPG Infinite Guitars is set to join Xbox Game Pass on the same day as High On Life on December 13th, and will see us using our electric guitar to save the world.

Potion Craft

Potion Craft has been in Early Access on Steam since last year, and arrives for consoles and PC with Xbox Game Pass on December 13th. We'll be running our own shop, taking charge of finding new recipes and customers, and interacting with our tools and ingredients at each stage of the potion-making process.

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan fuses together creature-collecting, puzzles, and RPG elements when it joins Xbox Game Pass on December 15th.

Hot Wheels Unleashed - Game of the Year Edition

Hot Wheels Unleashed - Game of the Year Edition also joins Xbox Game Pass on December 15th, asking you to customise some iconic Hot Wheels vehicles and design the tracks you want to race them on.

"Coming soon" 2022

Thirsty Suitors

The entries on this list will be shorter in general, but Thirsty Suitors isn’t making that easy — according to the game’s site, it encompasses a lot; “culture, relationships, family pressures, and expressing oneself” — in the middle of all that, we’ll also be fighting our exes, skateboarding, and cooking. Interested? It’s “coming soon…”

Q4 2022

Inkulinati

Now, the rest of these entries haven’t yet got specific release dates, but have all so far been filed under Q4 2022. Inkulinati a turn-based strategy game that has you waging war over the pages of medieval manuscripts. Inkulinati is set to launch with Xbox Game Preview for Xbox Game Pass this winter — if you’d like to know more, check out our Inkulinati interview!

Maquette

Puzzle game Maquette launched for PlayStation last year, and joins Xbox Game Pass this winter, when it will mess with your perspective while telling a love story.

Solar Ash

Action-adventure game Solar Ash also launched for PlayStation last year, and comes to Xbox Game Pass this winter. We’ll be exploring the surreal world of Solar Ash, fighting enemies, and looking to solve the mysteries of this cryptic land.

Party Animals

Competitive brawler Party Animals also launches into Xbox Game Pass some time this year, and sees us (the party animals in question) fighting across a number of game modes and using everything from plungers to lollipops as weapon.

The Big Con

Mighty Yell's Nineties crime adventure The Big Con is also set to join Xbox Game Pass later this year, as confirmed when it too popped up in Skybound Games' Game Pass Showcase, and sees teenager Ali setting off on a crime-filled journey across America as she tries to earn enough money to save her mum's video store.

January 2023

Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden

While Persona 5 Royal is set to join Xbox Game Pass in October this year, JRPGs Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will join Xbox Game Pass on January 19th, 2023.

Monster Hunter Rise

Originally released as a Switch exclusive back in 2021, we learned that Monster Hunter Rise is coming to Xbox and Game Pass on January 20th with both new and returning monsters, new additions to the hunter's toolkit, the new Palamute companions, and more.

February 2023

Atomic Heart

We don’t know much about unsettling shooter game Atomic Heart, just that it is now expected to launch into Xbox Game Pass on February 21st, 2023.

March 2023

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Action-RPG Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, which will introduce us to a dark fantastical version of the Later Han Dynasty (along with all of its assorted demons), arrives for Xbox Game Pass on March 3rd, 2023.

Amnesia: The Bunker

We don't yet have a specific release date for first-person survival horror game Amnesia: The Bunker, but we do know it's coming to Xbox Game Pass in March 2023. "Left all alone in a desolate WW1 bunker with only one bullet remaining in the barrel, it’s up to you to face the oppressing terrors in the dark. Keep the generator running at all costs, persevere, and make your way out alive."

First half of 2023

Minecraft Legends

Action-strategy game Minecraft Legends was a recent announcement, and has now been confirmed as joining the Xbox Game Pass library in spring next year, when we’ll fight to defend the Overworld from the piglins.

Starfield

Then we’ve got two biggies: firstly, Bethesda's sci-fi RPG Starfield, which was delayed into 2023. It’ll launch for Xbox Game Pass during the first half of the year, and will have us working for an organisation known as Constellation, and exploring the Settled Systems.

Redfall

Vampire-slaying co-op shooter Redfall was likewise delayed to the first half of 2023, at which point we’ll begin killing the vampires who have taken over an island, and the cultists who serve them.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Metroidvania adventure The Last Case of Benedict Fox, which lists its inspirations as including everything from jazz music to Lovecraftian themes, is set to launch into Xbox Game Pass in spring 2023. We’ll be using our bond with a demon to investigate the minds of the dead in order to solve the murder of a couple and the disappearance of their child.

Forza Motorsport

Racing sim Forza Motorsport has also been given a spring 2023 release window, and according to the devs, it’ll be “the most technically advanced racing game ever made."

Planet of Lana

Lovely adventure game Planet of Lana has been confirmed to launch into Xbox Game Pass in spring 2023. We play as Lana herself — after the planet is invaded by a robot army, Lana's sister is caught. Lana finds a new companion in a small creature called Mui, and the two set out to rescue her sister and the planet.

Lightyear Frontier

Lightyear Frontier soars onto Xbox Game Pass in spring 2023. We’ll be farming on an alien planet in Lightyear Frontier, which mashes together base-building, crafting, discovering alien flora and fauna, and more.

TBC 2023

Bounty Star: The Morose Tale of Graveyard Clem

Here, we get to the more mysterious portion of the list; all these entries are set to join Xbox Game Pass in 2023, but haven’t specified release windows yet. First up is Bounty Star: The Morose Tale of Graveyard Clem, an action game where we play as Clementine McKinney as she fights her way across a post-post apocalyptic desert in a rather snazzy mech.

Humankind

Turn-based historical strategy game Humankind, which sees us exploring and advancing 60 historical cultures, was initially set to join Xbox Game Pass in November 2022 but has been delayed "until further notice." Here's hoping it doesn't ship with unobtainable achievements like the PC version did...

Turnip Boy Robs a Bank

Turnip Boy looks set to continue his life of crime when Turnip Boy Robs a Bank arrives in 2023. The sequel to Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is described as a "unique spin on the original" with some top-down shooter and roguelite elements too.

Guilty Gear Strive

Fighting game Guilty Gear Strive comes to Xbox in 2023, when it will be available for Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, having previously only been available for PS5, PS4, and Steam.

Homestead Arcana

Magical farming game Homestead Arcana, announced during Skybound Games's Game Pass showcase, has been confirmed as coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one when it launches in 2023. We, along with our cat familiar, will be working to heal the land from the corruption of the Miasma.

Lies of P

The creepy, Souls-like, Pinnochio-inspired Lies of P has been confirmed to launch into Xbox Game Pass sometime in 2023, and sees us guiding Pinnochio on his journey to become a human.

Dungeons 4

Dungeons 4 launches for Xbox Series X|S, Windows, Xbox Game Pass, and PC Game Pass in 2023, and tasks you with creating a dungeon for your creatures and then unleashing them into the world to remind everybody of the Absolute Evil. You'll also need to defend your dungeon from those seeking to steal its Dragon Heart.

Railway Empire 2

Kalypso Media and Gaming Minds Studios announced Railway Empire 2 with the above trailer, and confirmed that the game will come to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass at launch in 2023.

Little Witch in the Woods

Little Witch in the Woods is already available in Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass, but if you’ve been holding off until the game launches in full, you’ll need to wait until some time in 2023. Little Witch in the Woods is a charming pixel adventure game where you train to become a fully-fledged witch, and consists of a mix of crafting, exploration, puzzle-solving, and life-sim elements — for more on that, check out our Little Witch in the Woods interview.

Replaced

Retro sci-fi 2D adventure Replaced is also set to launch into Xbox Game Pass in 2023. We’ll play as Reach, an AI trapped in a human body, and will explore and fight our way through Phoenix City. The pixel art here is some next-level stuff...

Ereban: Shadow Legacy

Ereban: Shadow Legacy launches into Xbox Game Pass next year, too. In this stealth platforming game, we’re Ayana, who, armed with mysterious shadow powers, is exploring a dying world to investigate the megacorporation Helios and the truth about her long-lost ancestors.

Ravenlok

Ravenlok comes from the creators of Echo Generation, and revolves around Ravenlok herself, who tumbles through a mirror into a fantastical world. It’s a dark fairytale, presided over by the terrifying Caterpillar Queen, and will launch into Xbox Game Pass in 2023.

Cocoon

Cosmic puzzle adventure game Cocoon is also set to be released with Xbox Game Pass next year. We’ll be leaping between worlds — which all exist within orbs that you can carry on your back — and will manipulate them to solve puzzles. Sounds suitably mind-bending.

Ark II

Survival game Ark II is also set for 2023, and will star Vin Diesel as Santiago and Auli'i Cravalho as his daughter Meeka. Expect it to expand heavily on the scale and scope of its popular dino-packed predecessor.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is a fantasy action-RPG set to launch into Xbox Game Pass in 2023, and seems to have us fighting both against the dead and the gods themselves.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes also launches into Xbox Game Pass some time next year. It’s a JRPG featuring a “traditional” six-character battle system with a mix of 2D sprites and 3D backgrounds. Companion title Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is already available with Xbox Game Pass, in case you fancy getting a taste of the world and characters early.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Asymmetrical horror game The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is also set to arrive some time during 2023. Fans of Evil Dead: The Game and Dead by Daylight will probably want to keep a close eye on this one...

Unknown

Flock

Flock is the first on this final section of the list: those that have no release window yet at all. It's a colourful, laid-back multiplayer co-op game where you soar contentedly through the world and gather up creatures to add to your herd. It looks all kinds of beautiful, but sadly doesn’t have a release window yet.

GoldenEye 007

Rare at last confirmed that the GoldenEye 007 remaster is coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass. We don't yet have a specific date, but at least we now know for sure GoldenEye 007's on the way!

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight: Silksong is the long-awaited sequel to Hollow Knight, so it’s great to hear that it’s coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch, even though we don’t have a specific release date yet. If you like Ori but wish the games were darker and more challenging, keep an eye on this (and go play the original in the meantime, it's ace).

Fable

Here’s one we’ve been waiting for for a while: Fable was announced back in 2020 as a “new beginning for the legendary franchise” with “fantastical creatures and wondrous places,” and we haven’t really heard anything since. There’s no hint yet of a release window for Fable, but we do know it joins Xbox Game Pass on day one.

Avowed

First-person RPG Avowed was also announced in 2020, and, sadly, it too has no release window yet. Avowed is set in the fantasy world of Eora, and is set to join Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Everwild

Everwild, revealed back in 2019, is another one that seems to have disappeared after its announcement, although a report suggested Everwild is targeting a 2024 release after being “restarted from scratch”. We’ve heard no official update on when Everwild might emerge, so here it goes, into the “unknown” section.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Also announced back in 2019, action-adventure game Senua's Saga: Hellblade II also has no hint of a release window yet, but will join Xbox Game Pass on day one. We’ll update here when we know more.

Cassette Beasts

Cassette Beasts is a Pokémon-inspired RPG monster-battling game that lets you combine those monsters into new creatures. It’s set to join Xbox Game Pass on day one, retro vibes and all.

Routine

First-person sci-fi horror game Routine was announced back in 2012, and then seemed to vanish until it was re-revealed back in June of this year. It’s set to join Xbox Game Pass at launch, whenever that launch may be.

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl brings first-person shooter action to Xbox Game Pass at launch, when we’ll be exploring a post-nuclear open world. Developer GSC Game World is based in Ukraine and recently shared an emotional video diary explaining its situation — this one might be a little way off still, but just stay safe and take your time with it, folks.

Ara: History Untold

Ara: History Untold was announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase as a historical turn-based strategy game which will join PC Game Pass at launch.

Slime Rancher 2


Slime Rancher 2 is available in Game Preview/Early Access with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass already, but if you're waiting to play until the achievements are added with the full release of the game, there's a bit longer to go — we don't yet have a concrete release date for when Slime Rancher 2 launches in full.

Age of Mythology Retold

In one of the best announcements of 2022, we found out that a Definitive Edition of 2002's much-loved Age of Mythology game was on the way — we don't yet have a release date, but it'll come to PC Game Pass!

Riot Games

Finally, we have a little section entirely devoted to those Riot Games titles which are coming to Game Pass, because we didn’t really know what else to do with them — they’re all free-to-play already, but through Game Pass, all Champions will be unlocked for free. League of Legends and Valorant will be available on PC, League of Legends: Wild Rift will be available on mobile, and Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics will both be available for PC and mobile.

So, what do you think? Anything on there catch your eye, or take you by surprise? What do you think of the gaming horizon for Xbox Game Pass? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.