Total War: Warhammer 3, Madden NFL 22, and more join Xbox Game Pass in February

Xbox Game Pass February 2022
Xbox Game Pass February 2022 (Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Xbox and PC Game Pass typically announce batches of new games heading to the service twice every month.
  • On Tuesday, Microsoft revealed the titles heading to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of February, 2022.
  • The lineup is smaller than in the first half of February, but is headlined by several PC Game Pass additions.
  • Total War: Warhammer 3 is the highlight of the announcement, with Madden NFL 22 also joining through EA Play.

Every month, Xbox and PC Game Pass adds to its growing library of available games with new additions, which can range from fan-favorite classics to all-new day one releases. Microsoft typically announces upcoming games twice a month. As we cross the halfway point of February, 2022, Microsoft is doing exactly that.

Xbox Game Pass provides players with a colossal number of options from which to choose, and the list just got bigger. New games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in the next few weeks. There are fewer new additions this time around, but there's also more of a focus on PC-only titles heading to PC Game Pass. Some high-profile games are heading to the service, as well.

This time around, the announcement is absolutely headlined by the well-reviewed Total War: Warhammer 3, an incredible PC real-time strategy game. Madden NFL 22 also arrives on the service a few months after launch, courtesy of EA Play.

The best Xbox Game Pass games are getting more company with these new arrivals, even without taking into consideration the six other games included in this batch. Games already featured in Xbox Game Pass are also gaining touch controls, or coming to the cloud for the first time.

The games listed here can head anywhere Xbox Game Pass is available, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Because of the sheer volume of titles, it can be hard to keep track of all the games coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass.

Coming soon

You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:

Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — Feb. 15

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now available with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), via EA Play! The Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs.

Lawn Mowing Simulator (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Feb. 15 | (Xbox One) — Feb. 17

Available now for PC and Xbox Series X|S and coming soon to Xbox One! Take a break from the real world and enjoy the challenge and serenity of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator.

Madden NFL 22 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) via EA Play — Feb. 17

Madden NFL 22 is coming soon to PC Game Pass and Ultimate via EA Play, allowing members to get on the field and play on the platform of their choice. Plus, claim recurring member rewards like Ultimate Team Packs and gear sets for The Yard and save 10% on purchases of EA digital content like games, Madden Points, and more.

Total War: Warhammer III (PC) — Feb. 17

The cataclysmic conclusion to the Total War: Warhammer trilogy is coming. Rally your forces and step into the Realm of Chaos, a dimension of mind-bending horror where the very fate of the world will be decided. Will you conquer your Daemons… or command them?

Roboquest (PC) — Feb. 22

A fast-paced FPS roguelite playable in solo or co-op. Set in a scorched future world, you battle against hordes of deadly robots in high octane gameplay. Your high-powered, hyper-mobile Guardian is ready to fight through ever-changing environments fuelled by an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack.

Galactic Civilizations III (PC) — Feb. 24

Build a civilization that will stand the test of time and take the galaxy by storm in the largest space 4X strategy game ever. Choose from dozens of unique races and make a name for yourself through diplomacy, espionage, technological advances, and much more.

Super Mega Baseball 3 (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) via EA Play — Feb. 24

Run up the score in a relaxed slugfest or push the limits of your reflexes in this refined baseball simulator that's perfect for rookies and pros alike. The third entry in the series features all-new Franchise, Online Leagues and Practice modes, plus improved graphics and on-field additions!

Alice: Madness Returns (PC) via EA Play — Feb. 28

Coming soon to PC Game Pass & Ultimate via EA Play! Alice: Madness Returns delves deep into the dark and violent side of the imagination, creating nightmarish Wonderland where Alice must face the demons that haunt her visions.

Leaving soon

You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

Feb. 28

  • Hypnospace Outlaw (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC)
  • Killer Queen Black (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Stealth Inc 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Touhou Luna Nights (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC)

Touch controls

You can check out all the titles adding touch controls with Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

  • Dreamscaper
  • Firewatch
  • Lake
  • The Pedestrian
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered
  • Yakuza 4 Remastered
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