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Xbox Game Pass new games: what’s new and what’s leaving in February 2023

While Microsoft was been hit with criticism for the Xbox Series X’s slow-growing exclusive lineup — several highly anticipated titles like Bethesda’s Starfield and co-op shooter Redfall have been pushed to later in 2023 — the company is still delivering one of the best deals in gaming: Xbox Game Pass.

Game Pass gives gamers access to a massive library of games that includes throwback hits, brand-new titles on release day, and indie darlings. These games can be played on Xbox consoles, PC, mobile, and even Steam Deck.

New titles are being added to Game Pass every month and others are taken off, similar to how Netflix works, so it’s crucial to stay on top of library changes to make sure you don’t miss out on that title that’s been on your to-play list. Check back toward the end of every month for a complete list of new additions and removals from the Game Pass roster.

Our top pick for February

Hi-Fi Rush
Hi-Fi Rush
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Music, Platform, Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
Developer Tango Gameworks
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release January 25, 2023
Shadow-dropped at Microsfot’s Developer_Direct event at the end of January, Hi-Fi Rush has become an immediate banger on Game Pass. The rhythm-action game follows a young man named Chai who fights with an electric guitar.  Everything moves to the game’s beat, including enemy attacks, cutscenes, and dungeon traps. It also has a combat-grading system like in the Devil May Cry franchise. Chai isn’t alone in his fights; he has comrades such as his cat, 808.

Everything new on Game Pass in February

Cars racing on orange track in Hot Wheels Unleashed.

February 2

  • Darkest Dungeon (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Grid Legends (cloud)

February 7

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed – Game of the Year Edition (cloud, console, and PC)

Everything leaving Game Pass in February

A crew of pirates examine a clue in Sea of Thieves.

So far, there haven’t been many removals announced for February.

February 2

  • Sea of Thieves: The Secret Wilds 

Everything new on Game Pass in January

Player shoots a man coming out of a bathroom stall in GoldenEye 007.

Here are all the games that arrived on Xbox Game Pass in January.

January 19

  • Persona 3 Portable (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Persona 4 Golden (cloud, console, and PC)

January 20

  • Monster Hunter Rise (cloud, console, and PC)

January 25

  • Hi-Fi Rush (cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S)

January 27

  • GoldenEye 007 (cloud and console)

January 30

  • Roboquest (Game preview) (Console)

January 31

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (cloud and console)
  • Inkulinati (game preview) (cloud, console, and PC)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R (cloud, console, and PC)

Everything leaving Game Pass in January

We Happy Few

Unfortunately, the list of titles being removed from Xbox Game Pass is a bit bigger than the list of new additions for the month.

January 15

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Nobody Saves The World (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Pupperazzi (cloud, console, and PC)
  • The Anacrusis (Game Preview)(cloud, console, and PC)
  • We Happy Few (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Windjammers 2 (cloud, console, and PC)

January 31

  • Donut County (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master (console and PC)
  • Telling Lies (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Worms WMD (cloud, console, and PC)

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