Rise of the Tomb Raider joins Xbox Game Pass next month

Rise of the Tomb Raider should be joining Xbox Game Pass in March 2018. Today, Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Director of Programming, announced that March's Xbox Game Pass additions would be revealed next week. However, he teased one of the games early. Hryb's Twitter post identifies the first title as Square Enix's Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Usually new Xbox Game Pass titles are available for download at the beginning of each month and Rise of the Tomb Raider shouldn't be any different. Membership costs $9.99 each month so be sure to check it out if you want a Netflix-style subscription for games on Xbox One.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is the sequel to 2013's Tomb Raider reboot. It follows Lara Croft as she tries to uncover the secret to immortality. However, her pursuit pits her against a shadowy organization obsessed with the supernatural. The Tomb Raider franchise couldn't compete with the likes of Uncharted before Square Enix decided to start from scratch with a darker theme. Hopefully the staples of great third-person gameplay and storytelling will continue with future installments.

In our review of Rise of the Tomb Raider, we said that "the game is well-written and doesn't issue many blunders this time around. Additionally, the motion capture makes an already great story even better. As for the gameplay, it received some well-deserved additions as well as some revamps that everyone will find pleasing." Be sure to play the game if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber and haven't done so already.

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  • That's awesome, but I already own the game. Its the best Tomb Raider game hands down. Im just hoping for the Forza games to make it in the catalog. If Forza Horizon 3 makes it in, I'll still probably purchase it and the DLC. I just want to try it before I buy it.
  • Forza Horizon 4, and all future Forza games should it game pass day of release.
  • Forza Horizon 3 and both expansions are great! Totally worth the money! And if you have the new X, the 4k update is icing on the cake.
  • I'm not a racing game fan but, FH3 - Hot Wheels is unique and fun (FM3 itself is fun enough, but the HW expansion is an interesting addition) imo. It's not something we can experience in real life, so wish one day we get to experience it with MR or AR!
  • So I know Play Anywhere titles with Game Pass let you download them on PC, but what about a game like this? Rise of the Tomb Raider is Xbox Live enabled through the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, but it's not a Play Anywhere title. If I subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, would I be able to download the UWP version of Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC? My guess is no, but the confusion illustrates the problem with unifying the Microsoft Store across platforms but not mandating that all Xbox games be Play Anywhere.
  • Different SK so... they don't do save sync and share achievement either...
  • Only applies to Play Anywhere titles. So no on PC for this one.
  • i wish all Xbox titles were PlayAnywhere titles
  • Am I the only one that noticed the “12 months pass”?.hopefully they will start selling the 12 months for $99.99. Really? Not even the article writer mentioned it.