Resident Evil 2, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and more coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

Resident Evil 2 key art. Image courtesy Capcom.
Resident Evil 2 key art. Image courtesy Capcom. /

Microsoft has announced the first batch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2024, and it's kicking things off with quite a bang.

Arriving on January 4, today, is Hell Let Loose (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S), a multiplayer tactical first-person shooter set in World War II and featuring epic battles with 100 players.

Coming next week is Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Cloud, Console and PC). Set in England's Dark Ages, you'll play as legendary Viking warrior Eivor, raiding your enemies, growing your settlement and building your political power. Assassin's Creed Valhalla received generally positive reviews upon release in 2020, and you'll be able to play it for free on Xbox Game Pass starting January 9.

Also coming on January 9 is Figment. No, this isn't a game based on the popular Disney character, but rather an action-adventure filled with music, humor and multi-layered narrative. As you join Dusty and his optimistic friend, Piper, you'll adventure across the different sides of the mind in attempt to restore the lost courage.

On January 11, Xbox Game Pass will get Super Mega Baseball 4 (Cloud, Console and PC). This game will be available to play only through PC Game Pass and Ultimate via EA Play. I know we're still a few months away from Spring Training, but with the Winter Meetings taking place last month, the baseball itch is in full swing. We Happy Few , an action adventure set in a drug-fueled futuristic alternate version of 1960s England, is also returning to Xbox Game Pass (Cloud, Console and PC) on January 11.

Wrapping up this first batch of games is the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2 (Cloud, Console and PC). This is the recent remake of the beloved horror classic, featuring updated visuals and modern gameplay mechanics. Resident Evil 2 will arrive on January 16.

And the last game coming on January 16 is Those Who Remain, a story-driven, first-person psychological thriller.