Batman: Return to Arkham, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more join Xbox Game Pass soon

Today, Microsoft announced a number of new games which are joining Xbox Game Pass in February. The highlight of the month has to be Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Not only is it the conclusion to Lara Croft's origin story, but it also raises the bar in terms of visuals, stealth, and shooting mechanics.

However, if you've already played Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you're still in luck. Xbox Game Pass will receive experiences like Crackdown 3 and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season as well. You can see a complete list below.

Pumped BMX Pro

Pumped BMX Pro is exactly what the name suggests. Jump on the pedals and hit the ramps in this momentum-based trickathon. The game features more levels than ever, each with their own set of challenges for you to smash.

Pumped BMX Pro should join Xbox Game Pass on February 7.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the conclusion to Lara Croft's origin story. Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Mayan apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. Keep in mind that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider are also available on Xbox Game Pass.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider should join Xbox Game Pass on February 7.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season

In The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, you play as Lee Everett, a man with a criminal past given a chance at redemption by protecting a young girl named Clementine during a zombie apocalypse. The title was developed by the now-closed Telltale Games and is regarded as one of best games ever made.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season should join Xbox Game Pass on February 7.

de Blob

de Blob is a cult classic. The goal is to become a master of color by replacing the lifeless gray coloring that the I.N.K.T. Corporation has imposed on Chroma City and its inhabitants.

de Blob should join Xbox Game Pass on February 14.

Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3 is the latest entry in the popular destruction series. It features over-the-top mechanics which make you feel Iike a superhero. The game is published by Microsoft so it'll join Xbox Game Pass the same day as it launches.

Crackdown 3 should join Xbox Game Pass on February 15.

Batman: Return to Arkham

Batman: Return to Arkham contains Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the iconic Batman Arkham series. The best part is that they're Xbox One X Enhanced and look better than ever.

Batman: Return to Arkham should join Xbox Game Pass on February 21.

Since the service launched, many gamers have been asking Microsoft how many subscribers it has. While usually the company doesn't comment on sales figures, during an interview between Executive Vice President of of Gaming Phil Spencer and LevelUp, he revealed a general count. There are "millions of subscribers" already.

It's great to see that Xbox Game Pass is doing so well. Hopefully the trend will continue in the future as more high-profile titles join the service. Do you pay $9.99 a month for Xbox Game Pass? Which games do you want added? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

8 Comments
  • I can't believe they are already adding Shadow Of Tomb Raider, it came out in September! It really must've sold badly but the game is amazing!
  • Sales have nothing to do with it. It works the same as Netflix. Netflix give money to a studio for rights to a series or movie on there service for a period of time. That's exactly what happens with gamepass.
  • I don't care how it happened... It makes me happy.
  • Sales are actually quite good.
  • Is shadow of the tomb raider on game pass only for xbox or can it be played on game pass on pc?
  • I came to learn this. Nobody never talks about this. But I fear it won't be Play Anywhere too. Now, some time ago MS promised great improvements coming to the PC catalog in Game Pass. Where is that? Why make promises they can't fulfill?
  • These ninjas think that making Game Pass work in PC is a simple as taking a candy off a baby. PC ecosystem is notorious for getting hacked because contrary to a console it is open to do whatever you want to they just want to make sure it is as anti "hackable" as possible.
  • Noooice! I wasn't expecting for Shadow of the Tomb Raider but I'll gladly take it! I'm also looking forward to Crackdown 3 which I'm hoping is big, dumb fun.