Don’t miss out on these Game Pass games leaving soon!

Xbox Game Pass is one of the greatest values in gaming today, as it not only provides Netflix-like access to some of the biggest games on day of release, but it also provides a great catalog of off-the-beaten-path games that you may never have tried unless they were on Game Pass.

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Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and while there are some games that seem like they will never leave Game Pass, many games are only available for a limited time and eventually leave the service.

There are six games leaving soon (date not certain, but likely by February 15th):

While you should certainly try them all if you can (they are included in your Game Pass subscription, after all) if you’re limited on time, I suggest you play them in the following order:

#1 Infernax

To put it simply, Infernax is awesome. If you like retro gaming, side scrolling platformers, blood and gore, or just plain amazing games, you should just buy Infernax right now. Seriously, it’s that good. However, if you want to try it first, make sure it’s your first play of the games leaving Game Pass soon.

Check out my beginning gameplay above if you want to get a taste while it’s downloading (because of course you’re going to download and play it, right?!?)

Seriously, do it. You won’t be sorry.

#2 Skul

Skul is kind of like a slightly cuter version of Dead Cells, and just as awesome, but don’t go thinking this is a kid’s game. The main story has you off on a quest to rescue the Demon King from the humans, because of course, you’re a skeleton (did you think you were going to rescue the princess?). With great pixel-art graphics and tight gameplay, Skul is a game you should definitely check out before it’s gone.

#3 Recompile

Recompile is a 3D Metroidvania that was released early in the Xbox Series X/S’s lifecycle, and launched Day One on Game Pass. (So why haven’t you played it?!?) Recompile has beautiful stylized graphics and tight controls that makes it a pleasure to play. If I had to describe the graphic style, I would say it looks like Tron probably should look, given everyone is supposed to be programs inside of a computer. Definitely try and play this one before it’s gone (even if it’s just for a few minutes).

Ok, now we’ve reached the bottom 3 on the list (or the second-half, whichever way you want to see it). In all fairness and transparency, I haven’t played any of the bottom three on this list, and I probably won’t, but I still wanted to bring them to your attention in case you wanted to try them before they’re gone.

#4 Crossfire X Catalyst

From the user scores I thought CrossfireX might be the worst game on this list, but apparently it just got review bombed. From the comments it seems like people thought certain features were launching on Game Pass, but then either the features didn’t work as advertised at first, or people were confused, but amidst the bomb 1 star reviews, a lot of people said the game is pretty fun. Sounds like a COD-clone with decent graphics but lackluster multiplayer. If that sounds like something you want to try, give it a shot. Would love to know what you think of it.

#5 Last Kids on Earth

Last Kids on Earth is based on the animated series of the same name (which I also haven’t seen). The description on the Xbox Store says:

Playing as teen survivors Jack, Quint, June or Dirk, you’ll explore zombie-infested streets on your quest to stop Malondre, a powerful adversary from obtaining the Staff of Doom. When you are surrounded by enemies, use your heroes’ unique combat skills to defend the tree house. Summon sorcerer Bardle, warrior Skaelka and other allies for help in battle. Craft upgrades to strengthen your abilities, the treehouse, and getaway vehicle Big Mama. Up to 4 players can tackle the story together in couch co-op or take on waves of enemies in Horde Mode. Can you defeat giant bosses from the animated series, including an all-new enemy, Malondre?

If the trailer above looks interesting you should give it a try. Then you can tell me what I missed out on (if anything).

#6 Beseige

Beseige is one of the least interesting games (to me) on this list, and I probably won’t check it out myself, but watch the trailer above and see if you want to try it before it’s gone.

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