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Xbox Game Pass: New Games in Mid-January! Control, Desperados III and The Medium

Xbox Game Pass New Games in January
Control, Desperados 3 & The Medium coming soon to Xbox Game Pass (Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass has already given us access to some excellent games in the first half of January. Now, the titles for the second half of January has been announced: Control, Desperados III, and a horror game, The Medium. The Xbox Game Pass is becoming a must-have sub service.

The Xbox Game Pass started off strong in January 2021 with games like PES 2021 and Injustice 2. But guess what? The second half of January will be even better. Another 9 titles will join the Game Pass' basic rate.

New Games Coming to the Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass subscribers can look forward to numerous top-class games on the Xbox, PC, and Android devices in the second half of January. The first of these is the mystery thriller, Control from developer Remedy, and it's available on PC from January 21. In the game, you play the role of Jesse Faden who tracks down supernatural phenomena in a constantly changing building complex. It's a gripping, action-packed, third-person shooter with a thrilling story.

More games come to the Xbox Game Pass on January 21. On PC, Xbox, and Android, the strategy game Desperados III, from Mimimi Productions, is something tactical gamers should definitely check out.

The game Outer Wilds, one of the hottest indie games in recent years, is finally coming to Android devices as well.

Psycho-Horror and Gang Wars on the Xbox Game Pass

Things get creepy on January 28 with the horror game, The Medium by Bloober Team. In this acid trip, you slip into the skin of Marianna, who is a medium able to communicate with ghosts. I think I've seen this TV show before...let's hope this game is better than the show. In this game, you must solve a murder case at an abandoned resort, but what awaits you there, blurs the boundaries between reality and imagination.

If ghosts are too scary for you, then maybe try your hand at being a Japanese gangster! You'll definitely get your money's worth with the Yakuza Remastered Collection.

Strategy game fans can expect the first DLC for the cult classic Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The expansion, Lords of the West, has a lot to offer with two new civilizations and three new campaigns. This will be released on the Xbox Game Pass on January 26.

All New Xbox Game Pass Titles Coming January 2021

And without further ado, here' s the full list of titles that will hit Microsoft's subscription service as we enter the second half of January:

January 21

  • Control (PC)
  • Desperados III (Android, console and PC)
  • Donut County (Android, console and PC) ID@Xbox
  • Outer Wilds (Android) ID@Xbox

January 26

  • Cyber Shadow (Android, console and PC) ID@Xbox
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Lords of the West DLC

January 28

  • The Medium (Xbox Series X|S and PC) ID@Xbox
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered (Android, console and PC)
  • Yakuza 4 Remastered (Android, console and PC)
  • Yakuza 5 Remastered (Android, console and PC)

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