New Xbox Game Pass games (June 2024): What's coming, leaving soon

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Time for new Xbox Game Pass games! (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

It's a new month, which means new Xbox Game Pass games! 

Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and the all-encompassing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate each provide numerous perks to subscribers, including unlimited access to the best Xbox Game Pass games and many more. It's often considered to be one of the greatest values in the video game industry, and Xbox is intent on driving that idea home with new additions to the services every single month.

Xbox Game Pass is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles. PC Game Pass is available on Windows PCs. Xbox Cloud Gaming grants remote access to hundreds of titles on practically any device through streaming. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as the name implies, is the quintessential subscription that includes all the aforementioned services, online multiplayer, exclusive perks, and EA Play access. With new games arriving all the time, it can be easy to lose track of new additions.

Here's every single game leaving the service, as well as all the new Xbox Game Pass games right now. If you want the complete list, be sure to bookmark our ultimate guide to every game on Xbox Game Pass. This list isn't as applicable to Xbox Game Pass Core and its curated library of Xbox games, but you can still keep up to date with all the titles available in the main Xbox Game Pass catalog.

Recent updates

May 21, 2024 — Updated with the release of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, adding to the list of best picks.

Xbox Game Pass: Best new games this month

Say hi to the best recent Xbox Game Pass games. You'll rarely go wrong with the diverse selection of games on Xbox Game Pass, but there are always a handful of titles that stand above the rest — including, but not limited to, exceptional indie games, addictive multiplayer games, expansive AAA games, and Microsoft's first-party titles and projects. These are the best new games that have recently arrived on Xbox Game Pass that you shouldn't hesitate to play.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Hellblade 2 is a glorious, disturbing adventure through Iceland. (Image credit: Windows Central)
  • Available: May 21 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II has been in the works for years, and it was worth the wait. Ninja Theory's sequel to its acclaimed, horrifying cinematic narrative-adventure, Hellblade 2 is a visual, audio, and technical showcase on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. It sets a new bar for what can be accomplished when video games are treated as art, and it's a truly marvelous accomplishment.

People who only value game length or gameplay amount need not look at Hellblade 2, as this game is wholly focused on delivering its powerful, emotion narrative through the lens of the player. It allows you to explore a devastatingly beautiful Iceland twisted by supernatural elements, following the journey of Senua as she sets out to save her people from slavery. It's an incredible gaming experience that's best done with a good pair of headphones.

If you want to learn more about it, you can check out my spoiler-free Senua's Saga: Hellblade II review, where I go into depth about the performance and stability, visuals, gameplay, narrative, accessibility, and even how the game runs on PC and handhelds.

Manor Lords (Early Access)

Build your kingdom. (Image credit: Windows Central)
  • Available: Apr. 26 — Windows PC

Do you remember Banished? Many probably won't, but I do. It's one of the first games that made me desperately want a PC, and I made my first Toshiba Satellite laptop suffer just to run it. It was a medieval city builder with a focus on the individuals in your community and the brutal consequences of life whether or not you were adequately prepared. Manor Lords is the spiritual successor to Banished, and it's already shaping up to be brilliant.

Now available in early access on Windows PC (and a day one addition to PC Game Pass), Manor Lords puts you in the shoes of a lord and tasks you with designing and leading a thriving town of peasants. You must direct your people to gather resources, forage and hunt, build, arm and defend themselves, and much more. You can even walk among them as their lord, surveying your successes (and failures) from a more personal angle. It's a highly addictive city builder, as evidenced in our Manor Lords early access review.

Manor Lords has also been confirmed for an eventual Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass release, although it's not certain when that version will arrive. The developers likely want to accomplish a lot on top of optimizing the city builder for consoles, so it may be a while before we see the game on Xbox. Still, it's available now on Windows PC and it's a blast.

Another Crab's Treasure

It's an admittedly quirky game, but I love that it exists. (Image credit: Future via Michael Hoglund)
  • Available: Apr. 25 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

The Soulslike genre is mature, filled with many excellent games that have evolved over time to become better and better. Many of those games have seriously dark undertones, though, so what about players who want the challenge and gameplay of a Soulslike without the broody atmosphere? Enter Another Crab's Treasure, a delightful Soulslike with a ton of charm.

We reviewed Another Crab's Treasure, and praised it for its deep combat, great sense of humor, and focus on accessibility so that more people can enjoy the experience. There's even a setting to make combat considerably easier by giving your crab a gun (yes, really), a feature we don't often see in the Soulslike genre.

Another Crab's Treasure isn't a perfect Soulslike by any means, but its accessible gameplay and worldbuilding, plus its inclusion on every Xbox Game Pass platform, makes it a very easy recommendation to players of all ages and skill levels. It's simply fun, and can offer you a couple dozen hours of joy.

Xbox Game Pass: Full list of new games

A cinematic masterpiece that showcases the power of Xbox Series X|S. (Image credit: Windows Central)

It can be easy to lose track of all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, so we've compiled the full list for your convenience. In this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide, learn what games have been released on Xbox Game Pass recently, when they became available, and what platforms on which they're available.

May 23

  • Galacticare — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Hauntii — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

May 21

  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

May 16

  • EA Sports NHL 24 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming via EA Play
  • Immortals of Aveum — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming via EA Play

May 15

  • Chants of Sennaar — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

May 14

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

Xbox Game Pass: Full schedule of games coming soon

An upcoming narrative-horror game with seriously wicked style. (Image credit: Secret Mode)

Microsoft loves to give Xbox Game Pass subscribers plenty of time to prepare for upcoming additions by announcing them early. This section of our Xbox Game Pass will help you keep track of all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass shortly, so you can decide what you want to play and whether you need to free up some space.

May 28

  • Moving Out 2 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

May 30

  • Humanity — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Lords of the Fallen (2023) — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

June 4

  • Firework (Windows PC)
  • Rolling Hills: Make Sushi, Make Friends — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

June 18

  • Still Wakes the Deep — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC

Xbox Game Pass: List of games leaving soon

One Eiyuden Chronicle game arrives, another leaves. (Image credit: 505 Games)

For the most part, more games join Xbox Game Pass than leave. However, most games do leave the service eventually, so Microsoft likes to give players a heads up if they haven't gotten around to playing that game yet. Keep an eye on this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide for games you still want to play. If you see a game you've played and loved, be sure to purchase it with your Xbox Game Pass discount so you can keep it forever.

May 31

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Farworld Pioneers — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • PAC-MAN MUSEUM + — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview) — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Railway Empire II — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

Xbox Game Pass: All known upcoming launch games

A reboot of a legendary RPG franchise is in the works. (Image credit: Xbox Game Studio)

Microsoft gives us updates on games heading to Xbox Game Pass a few weeks before those games become available, usually twice a month. However, Xbox and ID@Xbox events toss aside this expectation to announce a flurry of games that are hitting Xbox Game Pass day and date, meaning they're launching into the service when they land on Xbox platforms. That means day one access to all of these games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, including some of the best upcoming Xbox games.

Many of these games are far enough out that they don't even have a release date, and we're not certain exactly which platforms they'll come to through Xbox Game Pass. Still, this list in our Xbox Game Pass guide will give you an idea of what to look out for in the future of Xbox Game Pass. We'll constantly update this list as we get new information about release dates, when games become available, and what platforms are getting them.

The following events, as well as upcoming Xbox Game Studios games, have been added to this section, including Xbox Games Showcase 2023:

Xbox Partner Preview — Mar. 2024

  • Frostpunk 2— Windows PC on July 25, 2024
  • Creatures of Ava — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC in 2024
  • Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC in 2024
  • The Alters — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC in 2024
  • Sleight of Hand — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC in 2025

Annapurna Interactive Showcase — June 2023

  • Bounty Star — Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One in 2024
  • Flock — Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One in 2024
  • Ghost Bike — Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One in 2024
  • to a T — Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One

Xbox Games Showcase — June 2023

  • Galacticare — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming on May 23, 2024
  • Still Wakes the Deep — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC on June 18, 2024
  • Cities: Skylines 2 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • 33 Immortals — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC in 2024
  • Avowed — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Dungeons of Hinterberg — Xbox Series X|S in 2024
  • Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC in 2024
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Towerborne — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Clockwork Revolution — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • Fable — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • Neon White — Xbox Series X|S & Windows PC
  • South of Midnight — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase — June 2022

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming on Sept. 5, 2024
  • Ara: History Untold — Windows PC in 2024
  • Ereban: Shadow Legacy — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming in 2024
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming in 2024
  • Ark 2 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

Summer Game Fest — June 2022

  • Routine — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

ID@Xbox Showcase — Mar. 2022

  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming in 2024

Xbox @ Gamescom — Aug. 2021

  • Bushiden — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming in 2024

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase — June 2021

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming on Sept. 5, 2024
  • REPLACED — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Windows PC in 2024
  • Contraband — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • The Outer Worlds 2 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC

ID@Xbox Games Showcase — Mar. 2021

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl — Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Windows PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming on Sept. 5, 2024
  • Dead Static Drive — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Windows PC in 2024
  • She Dreams Elsewhere — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Windows PC
  • Way to the Woods — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming

Xbox Game Studios & Bethesda Softworks upcoming games

  • Age of Mythology: Retold — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Ara: History Untold — Windows PC in 2024
  • Avowed — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Towerborne — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC in 2024
  • Clockwork Revolution — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • Contraband — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • Everwild — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • Fable — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • Perfect Dark — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • South of Midnight — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • State of Decay 3 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC
  • The Outer Worlds 2 — Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Windows PC

Xbox Game Pass adds new games all the time, but there's already a vast selection of high-quality titles available for gamers to play. Check out our list of best Xbox Game Pass games for some fantastic ideas on what you should play next. You can also pick up one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to ensure you always have enough storage for all these games.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

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