New on Xbox Game Pass this week: Rainbow Six Extraction and more

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2021 was a tremendous year for Xbox Game Pass with over $6,000 worth of games added to the subscription service. Between Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5 and other Microsoft first party games, you’re probably swamped with games to play already. But Microsoft isn’t slowing down, dropping new games on the service at a breakneck pace. This week four new games rae slated to arrive on Xbox Game Pass.

Nobody Saves the World – January 18 (Console, PC and Cloud)

Kicking things off first this week is Nobody Saves the World, a top-down action-RPG from indie developer DrinkBox Studios (Guacamelee!). In this intriguing looking game, which can be played solo or with online co-op, you take the form of various characters, from a slug to a ghost to a dragon. You can mix-and-match their abilities and take on evolving dungeons to save the world.

Pupperazzi – January 20 (Console, PC and Cloud)

Pupperazzi is more of a calming game. You travel to an island inhabited by all sorts of adorable pups and take photos of them. As you capture photos, you can build up your career, upgrade yoru camera and discover more dogs.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction – January 20 (Console, PC and Cloud)

Of the four games coming this week, I’m most excited for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction. In this co-op shooter, you must stop the spread of an evolving Archaean threat. As a member of the Rainbow Exogenous Analysis & Containment Team (REACT), it’s your job to to head to containment zones across the United States and complete high-stakes missions. With changing variables in each mission and a challenging end-game, Rainbow Six Extraction offers high replayability and deep strategy.

Windjammers 2 – January 20 (Console, PC and Cloud)

The fourth and final game coming to Xbox Game Pass this week is Windjammers 2, a long-awaited sequel to the competitive sports title. The premise of Windjammers is simple, shoot the disc into your opponent’s goal on the other side of the court. But Windjammers 2 modernizes the series and introduces some new gameplay mechanics to keep things fresh.

If you’re an Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass subscriber, all four of these games will be free for you at launch. Which one are you most looking forward to playing?