Happy February! We’ve got games to fire up your imagination station, whether you want to tame even more dinosaurs, destroy castles with custom-built siege engines or challenge yourself with some rogue-like adventures. There are games for all types here. Let’s beef up your to-play games list!
Contrast (Cloud and Console) [email protected] – February 3
Explore a dreamlike, vaudevillian world of the 1920s, in which you can shift freely in and out of shadow. Tasked with helping a young girl named Didi, you will unravel the mysteries behind her troubled family and the dark secrets that must be exposed to re-shape her future.
Dreamscaper (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 3
An endlessly replayable action roguelike with a waking/dreaming gameplay cycle. By night, delve deep into your subconscious, facing nightmares in an ever-changing world filled with unique items, abilities, and challenges. By day, explore the city of Redhaven, build relationships and unlock permanent upgrades to take on the next dream stronger than ever.
Telling Lies (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 3
An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan, and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and writer/designer of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
Besiege (Game Preview)(Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 10
Besiege is a physics building game where you construct war machines to obliterate fortresses, annihilate legions of soldiers, navigate hazards, and solve physics puzzles. In the single-player campaign, you’ll conquer your way through four distinct islands, each with its own theme, packed with fully destructible levels and see you bring your enemies to their knees. Learn more about Besiege (Game Preview)here!
CrossfireX (Console) – February 10
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: Play the first CrossfireX single-player campaign, Operation: Catalyst, developed in partnership with Remedy Entertainment. Take control of a Global Risk unit, as they traverse through enemy territory to save their captured teammate and uncover the dark secrets of the Black List Mercenary group.
Edge of Eternity (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 10
Available on day one with Game Pass: Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene on their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion in this grand tale of hope and sacrifice, created by a small team of passionate JRPG lovers.
Skul: The Hero Slayer (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 10
Skul is a fast-paced action rogue-lite where losing your head is encouraged. Featuring 100 playable characters each with their own unique abilities and a ton of items that can create wild synergies, the battles are as electrifying as they are challenging.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 10
Battle hordes of zombies and monsters in The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, a semi-open world action RPG that tells a new story in the post-apocalyptic town of Wakefield. Playing as teen survivors Jack, Quint, June, or Dirk, you’ll explore zombie-infested streets on your quest to stop Malondre, a powerful adversary from obtaining the Staff of Doom.
Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 14
Experience everything that the Ark franchise has to offer with Game Pass in this definitive collection! Tame and ride primeval creatures as you explore savage lands, team up with other players to compete in epic tribal battles, and travel together on the greatest dinosaur-filled adventure of all time.
Infernax (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – February 14
Available on day one with Game Pass: Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. While on your quest to find and destroy the source of this corruption by any means necessary, you will face ruthless creatures, dangerous beasts, and precarious terrains.
DLC / Game Updates
Grounded: Into the Wood Update – Available now
Explore the depths of the termite stronghold, traverse the scorching coal-laden remnants of the BBQ, and test your skills against dangerous new “friends” and challenges in the expanded yard in Grounded’s Into the Wood update!
Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VII: Australia – Available now
World Update VII: Australia features new aerial imagery, high-resolution elevation maps, and 3D cities. Soar over the renowned Great Barrier Reef, visit modern architectural feats, explore the evocative forms of interior deserts, and tour new handcrafted airports and points of interest. This free update also includes new discovery flights, fresh landing challenges, and bush trips that highlight this beautiful region of our planet. Learn more here!
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Go claim these new Perks now in the Perk gallery on your Xbox console, Windows PC, or Xbox Game Pass mobile app for iOS/Android.
Smite: Season 9 Starter Pass – Available Now
Get started in Smite with the Season 9 Starter Pass! This pack includes free Skins, Gods, and more. Learn more about Season 9 here!
World of Warships: Exclusive Starter Pack – Available Now
Grab the World of Warships Exclusive Starter Pack to take the helm of the legendary battleship Dreadnought and a sturdy cruiser Charleston with impressive firepower! You will also get a week of Premium Account for maximum comfort.
Phantasy Star Online 2: February Member Monthly Bonus – February 2
Get a head start with free items to strengthen your units & weapons and revive you during battles!
Leaving February 15
Don’t let the following games leave without a proper farewell. This is your chance to grab some extra achievements or jump back in where you left off. As always, be sure to use your membership discount to save up to 20% and keep these games in your library before they go!
- Control (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Code Vein (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (Console and PC)
- The Medium (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Project Winter (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- The Falconeer (Cloud, Console, and PC)
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ID@Xbox Winter Game Demo Event Heading Your Way
Winter is a great time to keep warm indoors and catch up on that backlog, either by gathering with friends and family or taking some time to yourself. Speaking of backlog, we’ve got another super cool line-up of game demos ready for you! Partnering with Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, we’re excited to share even more chill games that you can add to your Xbox Store wish list. Starting December 6 and running through December 12, you’ll be able to play over 20 demos of upcoming unreleased games for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One!
A few things to keep in mind:
- These demos will only be up on the Xbox Dashboard for a week. Some might be re-published to the Demo channel later, but many will simply disappear at the end of the week, so check them out while you can.
- The developers would love to hear what you think. Hit them up on social media or through their websites. If you like the game, tell them! If you have constructive criticism, they would love to hear that too.
- These “game demos” are not the norm. Typically, the demos you see in our Demo channel are created after the game is completed (or nearly completed) and represent an almost final to final version. Think of these akin to “show floor demos” and not necessarily indicative of the final product. You’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which gives you the chance to provide your feedback! You should also note that these games will continue to evolve and become more polished as they near release.
We’ll announce the full list on December 6, but here are some games you’ll want to keep in mind:
Inkulinati – Yaza Games
Inkulinati is an ink-based strategy straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog’s sword. Embark on an ever-changing journey and become a master of the Living Ink. Build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars, and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.
Rhythm Sprout – SURT/tinyBuild
Handcrafted rhythm action with original music and a wacky story mode. Fight charming bosses in rhythm battles. Run to the beat through juicy 3D environments. Remix the levels with modes for infinite challenge and replayability. The demo features 5 colorful tracks, refreshing game modes, and self-aware demo-exclusive story.
Thirsty Suitors – Outerloop Studios/Annapurna Interactive
Thirsty Suitors is a game about culture, relationships, family pressures, and expressing oneself. Can Jala handle her demanding parents, reconcile with her exes, and mend broken friendships in time for her sister’s wedding? Will she be ready for the impending visit of Paati, the family’s terrifying and judgmental matriarch? Through the game’s story, Jala will confront her exes in cinematic, turn-based battle sequences.
Tin Hearts – Rogue Sun/Wired Productions
Guide a troop of tin soldiers through a beautiful, toy-filled world full of magic and mystery. Solve increasingly elaborate puzzles, forge new paths for your toys to follow and discover a deeply emotional story, in Tin Hearts – an immersive puzzle adventure game from members of the team that brought you Fable.
There will be so many unique games to discover and enjoy! When you get the chance to check it out, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and as always, stay warm and toasty while you game on!