A solid month to begin the new year.

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-like gaming subscription that lets subscribers play games on the service as much as they want.
  • The service has gone from strength to strength, and continually adds and rotates its game lineup with fresh content.
  • January looks to be a slightly more mundane month after coming back from the holidays, but there are still some great games here.
  • Injustice 2, Torchlight 3, PES 2021, and much more are all set to be added to Xbox Game Pass in January.

After returning from the holidays, Xbox Game Pass is already doing what it does best: offering more and more games. Xbox has revealed the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in January. This month’s list is a little more modest than previous months, but still includes a handful of great options for players to take a look at, especially on their new Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. There are games being added to PC, console, and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud).

If nothing catches your eye on this list, be sure to review our list of the Best Games for Xbox Game Pass for some ideas on incredible games that are already included in the service. Also be sure to invest in one of the Best SSDs for Xbox Series X|S, as Xbox Game Pass’ wide selection of titles makes it easy to fill up your storage quickly.

Coming soon

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

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Cloud & Xbox) – January 7

Take the pitch with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Diego Maradona, and more in one of the most celebrated sports video game series, eFootball PES. Play with friends in online co-op, head-to-head matches, and take part in real-life soccer events with Matchday Mode. Now in its 25th year, there has never been a better time to experience the fun and fluid gameplay of PES and discover why it is considered a cornerstone for soccer video games.

Injustice 2 (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) – January 7

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 continues the cinematic storyline as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together but struggle against those who would restore Superman’s Regime.

The Little Acre (Cloud & Xbox) – January 7

The Little Acre takes place in 1950s Ireland and follows the story of Aidan and his daughter Lily. After discovering clues to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Featuring full voice acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.

Neoverse (PC) – January 14

Neoverse is a beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along various timelines.

Torchlight III (Cloud & Xbox) – January 14

In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and a new adventure!

What Remains of Edith Finch (PC) – January 14)

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a family in Washington state. Follow Edith as she explores her family history through these stories and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC) – January 14

This surreal JRPG-styled game set in 1999 has college graduate Alex witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator. He soon rounds up a band of misfits from the Internet to investigate her disappearance, employing vinyl LPs, cameras, and other oddities in battles that blend twitch-based minigames with turn-based combat, as they brave booby-trapped factories and puzzle-ridden caves in search of the truth.

Leaving soon

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

January 15

  • FTL: Faster Than Light (PC)
  • My Friend Pedro (Xbox & PC)
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Xbox)
  • Tekken 7 (Xbox)

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