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Control, Yakuza Remastered Collection and more coming to Game Pass this month

Microsoft revealed the next batch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass and it’s one of the biggest rounds yet. Over the next few weeks, the service will add Control, Yakuza: The Remastered Collection, and more.

Control comes to the PC version of the service on January 21. Remedy Entertainment’s third-person action game was a big hit in 2019, landing multiple nominations at the Game Awards including Game of the Year. In our review of the game, we called it “a bizarre paranormal action game that feels like it can sit alongside The X-Files.”

Yakuza: The Remastered Collection hits console, PC, and Microsoft’s cloud gaming service on January 28. Announced at this year’s Game Awards, the collection features remastered versions of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5.

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For those looking to catch up on some 2020 hidden gems, Desperados III comes to console, PC, and Android on January 21. The critically acclaimed Western is a standout real-time tactics game with an emphasis on story and stealth.

Some choice indie titles are coming to Game Pass this month. Sci-fi game Outer Wilds joins the cloud streaming service on January 21. Donut County, a charming puzzle game, comes to PC, console, and Android on the same day. Retro action title Cyber Shadow comes to PC, console, and Android on January 26.

All of those games join a particularly noteworthy month, which culminates in the Microsoft exclusive The Medium joining the service on January 28 for PC and Xbox Series X|S owners.

While plenty of games are joining the service at the end of the month, eight are leaving on January 29. The list includes Final Fantasy XV and several indie hits like Gris and Indivisible.

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