Crusader Kings 3, Weird West, Shredders, and more join Xbox Game Pass in March

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

What you need to know

  • As we enter the second half of March 2022, Microsoft has unveiled all the new games heading to Xbox and PC Game Pass soon.
  • Headlining titles include Crusader Kings 3 on Xbox Series X|S, F1 2021 via EA Play, Weird West and Shredders, and more.
  • New games, including Among Us, are also gaining touch controls when played via Xbox Cloud Gaming.
  • A few games leave the service at the end of the month, including Destiny 2 from PC Game Pass.

The first half of March 2022 is behind us, and all of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass promises from the beginning of the month have come true. On Tuesday, Microsoft revealed what's coming next to its Xbox Game Pass suite of services, which gives players access to hundreds of high-quality video games across Xbox consoles, PC, and the cloud on any number of devices.

Xbox Game Pass is securing a fresh batch of game additions in the upcoming weeks, spread out across numerous genres and platforms. Indie lovers should look out for day one Xbox Game Pass launch titles Weird West and Shredders, for example.

The headlining addition this time around is undoubtedly Crusader Kings 3, an excellent strategy game that is finally arriving on Xbox consoles. For the time being, Crusader Kings 3 will only be available on current-gen Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, but this could change if the title heads to Xbox Cloud Gaming at some point in the future. Either way, one of the best Xbox Game Pass games is now available on more devices and to more players.

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, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud gaming below:

Shredders (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 17

Break into the snowboarding event of the year in the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you're up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering rails, and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding. Also jump in on Xbox One and other devices you already own with cloud gaming via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 17

Live an adventure filled with humor, surprises, and silly encounters as you step into the wacky heroic fantasy universe of The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk. Lead a team of unlikely and clumsy heroes in this epic and challenging tactical RPG.

Tainted Grail: Conquest (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — March 22

Available now with PC Game Pass and coming soon to console! Explore the ever-changing maps, fight with deadly enemies, and learn what happened to the cursed island of Avalon in this unique, infinitely replayable, story-driven hybrid between a deck-building roguelike and an RPG game. Create your own combos out of hundreds of cards and learn how to survive in a dark, unforgiving world shrouded by a mysterious, deadly force known as the wyrdness.

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 22

A group of strangers is kidnapped and forced to participate in a diabolical game of death. Who can be trusted? Tensions rise as the situation becomes increasingly dire. Can you find a way out of The Nonary Games? Or will you pay the ultimate price?

Norco (PC) — March 24

Play the southern gothic point-and-click narrative adventure for yourself and explore the sinking suburbs and verdant industrial swamps of a distorted South Louisiana. Your brother Blake has gone missing in the aftermath of your mother's death. In the hopes of finding him, you must follow a fugitive security android through the refineries, strip malls, and drainage ditches of suburban New Orleans.

F1 2021 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Xbox One) via EA Play — March 24

It's lights out and away we go! EA Play and Game Pass Ultimate members can experience a gripping F1 story, hit the track with their own team and live every Formula 1 fan's ultimate fantasy as F1 2021 joins a collection of racing games available to play on EA Play.

Crusader Kings III (Xbox Series X|S & PC) — March 29

Live the life of a medieval ruler in Paradox Development Studio's award-winning strategy role-playing game, Crusader Kings III! Assume the leadership of a medieval noble family, increasing its power and reputation through the generations. As one ruler dies, they are replaced by an heir who may have very different abilities or interests, forcing you to adjust your long-term plans.

Weird West (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 31

Weird West is a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures, each playing with their own rules and their own peculiar motives.

Leaving soon

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

March 31

  • Madden NFL 20 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) via EA Play
  • Narita Boy (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC)
  • Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC)

April 11

  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Shadowkeep, & Forsaken (PC)

Touch controls

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

  • Among Us
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Pupperazzi
  • Rubber Bandits
  • Spelunky 2
  • Telling Lies
  • Undungeon
  • Young Souls
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