What games could leave Xbox Game Pass in February 2023?

By Sean Carey,

As we all know, games included in Game Pass don't remain in the service forever unless it's a first-party title. To help you plan out your gaming time, here's a look at some games that could leave Xbox Game Pass in February.

With a plethora of games coming to Game Pass soon, sadly, the old must make way for the new. With Game Pass titles sticking around in the service usually for periods of 12-24 months, we've taken a look at some of the games that could leave Game Pass in February to give you an idea of what to focus on before an official announcement.

12 months

Infernax Xbox Game Pass

First, we have games that were added to Game Pass this time last year, meaning by the time February rolls around, they would have spent 12 months in the service, which is usually the length of time most games stick around for.
From what we can gather, some of the above nine games could be about to leave Game Pass. Besiege on console is a quick completion that can be completed in under four hours. However, the Windows version does feature an unobtainable achievement. Speaking of unobtainables, Edge of Eternity also includes two of 'em, so you may or may not want to give that one a miss depending on where you sit. Elsewhere, Infernax will take you around 20 hours, Skul: The Hero Slayer around 40 hours, The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom around 15 hours, and Dreamscaper between 40 and 50 hours. For the PC crowd, a Total War: Warhammer III completion is estimated to take a whopping 200-300 hours, minus the DLC pack, and for Galactic Civilisations III, we don't have enough data to give you an estimate.

18 Months


We also often see games drop out of Game Pass after spending 18 months in the service. While most of the titles that joined back in August 2021 have left, a stubborn couple remain.

Estimates suggest that sci-fi action-adventure game Recompile is a fairly quick completion that will take around eight hours to earn its 1,000G. However, the game has multiple achievements with fairly high ratios, so bear that in mind before starting. As for the PC version of the turn-based strategy title Humankind, well, it features a whopping four unobtainable achievements.

24 months


Next, we move on to the games that have spent 24 months in Game Pass. Again, most games that were added to the service two years ago have already left, but there are some stragglers here that could be culled next month.
The excellent destruction-derby-themed arcade racer Wreckfest could be set for the Game Pass scrapheap in February. A completion here is estimated to take between 20 and 25 hours, with a fair bit of grinding required. Pillars of Eternity 2 is a strange one, as it was developed by Obsidian which is now owned by Xbox. However, it was published by Versus Evil, which means it technically could still leave the service, much in the same way We Happy Few left Game Pass despite being developed by Xbox Game Studios' Compulsion Games. The console version of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Ultimate Edition joined Game Pass in February 2021, whereas the PC version joined a month later, so it's possible the RPG could leave either in February or March. Either way, the RPG will take around 60 hours to complete on both PC and console.

48 months

Alien: Isolation Achievements

Finally, we come to the Game Pass faithful — games that have been in the service for a whopping four years each as of February 2023.
The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Season Two, and Alien: Isolation all joined Game Pass back in February 2019! It should also be noted that the PC versions of The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: Season Two only joined PC Game Pass back in October, so it's possible that the console versions may be sticking around for a while (thanks, PhantomPlanetAP in the comments!). The two The Walking Dead games are very simple and easy completions that shouldn't take you too much time, whereas the chilling Alien: Isolation boasts a long 50-hour estimate that's filled with tricky achievements.

Will you be starting any of these on the off chance they'll be leaving Game Pass? Let us know down in the comments!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5 or picking up wins in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
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