Rage, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more leave Xbox Game Pass soon

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is a monthly game subscription service from Microsoft.
  • A lot of amazing games are leaving the service soon, quite possibly the most significant departures.
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider and more titles will leave Xbox Game Pass soon.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Xbox Game Pass is a monthly game subscription service that has garnered millions of subscribers over the past several months. It offers hundreds of games for $10 a month, and you can even bundle Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass for $15 a month.

Every month, Xbox Game Pass gets a lot of new games. However, in order to make room for those titles, older games leave the service. Today, the Xbox Game Pass app on iOS revealed that Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Jackbox Party Pack 2, Pumped BMX Pro, Rage, and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two are leaving soon. Aside from last month, this has to be one of the biggest exoduses because big-name games like Rage and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are departing soon.

What do you think of these departures? Do you play any of these games? Let us know. If you do play them, be sure to purchase them because Xbox Game Pass gives you a discount on titles that are part of the subscription.

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.

  • Noooooo!!!! I knew I shouldn't have procrastinated on Shadow of the Tomb Raider. That was going to be my very next game, I swear. I guess I'm going to have to wait for a good sale or get it used now.
  • It doesn't take that long to get through. You can probably do it in a weekend if you have a clear schedule
  • If I only cared about beating the game once for the story, yes you are correct It takes longer to get all achievements and at least not use a walk through guide the first play through. I usually spend around 30-35 hours in a TR game. I also have very sporatic work schedule and can't play most of my off time. I need 1-2 months for one of these usually. I guess I just thought they would always be there on the service.
  • What really sucks is they seem to be pulling these out of order. They only just pulled TR, RotTR is still on the service and staying it seems.
  • I think this is done for financial reasons. RotTR is probably a lot cheaper to keep.
    The thing that would be nice is that they show exactly how much time is left for each games. I was subscribed to a TV operator who provided replay service of previous shows and a bunch of other movies and series. Each of them had the date in which they were going to be taken out of this service. As for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I think there is a discount if you're a game pass member, maybe you can try that. Else I think it should be quite cheap used. Or maybe you can wait a bit, we've already seen games come back to game pass.
  • Yeah, I know, thanks. It's my own fault in the end, the problem is that they keep putting these other great games on GP that I keep hearing about and so it ends up being just another backlog issue. It just sucks that I was finally going to get around to it and now they pull it. Yes, a time frame would be awesome. The only thing close to that that I have seen for TV was shows from the US broadcasting companies having an expiration date on their apps or sometimes a 3rd party app like Hulu. Usually they get extended anyway, but I have missed some stuff because of that when it wasn't.