Crackdown 3, Lara Croft and Batman Lead February’s Game Pass Additions
Xbox's Game Pass subscription service - already pretty much essential if you own Microsoft's machine - is about to get a whole lot more appealing this month, with the latest raft of additions earning ubiquitous thumbs-up receptions.
February 2019 - we're in it, hey - sees the following titles land on the pay-your-money, download-whatever-you-like service.
Added to the service on 15 February, Sumo's much-delayed open-world destroy-everything-'em-up pits players against crime lords and petty thugs alike as they fight to restore order to the city of New Providence. Check out the brand-new launch trailer for the game, below.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Joining Game Pass on 7 February, SotTR released in 2018 to a mixed reception, but if you were a fan of Lara's previous two adventures on modern hardware, this will scratch many of the same itches.
Pumped BMX Pro
This side-on stunt-pulling delight is one for those short-play sessions when you just want to do something cool. Naturally, it'll take you a few attempts to actually land what you're attempting, but don't give up. With an intuitive control scheme, Pumped BMX is a treat, and comes to Game Pass on 7 February.
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The Walking Dead: The Complete First Series
Also arriving on 7 February is this, where it all began for The Walking Dead in the gaming medium. Telltale's debut series focusing on zombies and all that is, arguably, the very best one, and with the entire run coming to an end in March, you could do worse than look back at the game that did so much for both this brand and the studio behind it.
On 14 February, the Game Pass gets a dose of colourful puzzle action with De Blob, a game that first released on Wii back in 2008 and received a welcomed remaster in 2017 (this is that version). Something of a cult favourite, this *might* just be the pick of this Game Pass bunch, y'know.
Batman: Return to Arkham
Bundling Rocksteady's first two Batman games, Asylum and City, these remasters are superb open-world superhero games, but the argument of which is the best of the two will likely never be settled. (Me, I prefer the claustrophobic atmosphere of Asylum, but there's no doubt that City is an amazing experience, too.) Return to Arkham is added to Game Pass on 21 February.
Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Sumo Digital