Game Pass gets Vampire Survivors, one of the best games of 2022

A vampire stares intently at a swelling blood moon in the background in Vampire Survivors on Game Pass.

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Sony may have caused a stir with its recently detailed PS Plus redesign, but Game Pass continues to grow its library. The park builder Jurassic World Evolution 2 is obviously a main draw and, as a bonus!, today. Later this week, Game Pass will also receive one of the best games of the year: vampire survivors. Here is everything Coming to Xbox Game Pass in the coming weeks:

May 17

  • His history (CP)
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud, Console, Desktop)
  • Little witch in the woods (Console, PC)
  • Skatethrough EA Play (Cloud)
  • Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Cloud, Console, Desktop)

May 19

  • Farming Simulator 22 (Cloud, Console, Desktop)
  • vampire survivors (CP)

May 24

  • Soft Knights (Cloud, Console, Desktop)
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker (CP)

May 26

  • Elite Sniper 5 (Console, PC)

May 27

  • locust 22 (CP)
  • Pac-Man+ Museum (Cloud, Console, Desktop)

Jurassic World Evolution 2— which, amusingly, was announced by Jeff Goldblum himself at last year’s Summer Game Fest – is the sequel to one of 2018’s great planning games. Despite its many variables and room for creative designs, Jurassic world evolution was a bit clunky and lacking in detail. But the thrill of designing a park for the fucking dinosaurs was unrivaled. The fans say the sequel plays like a more robust and polished version of the first. vampire survivorsmeanwhile, is a hell of balls up and down not to be missed with clear Castlevania inspiration. He is difficult, but like the best roguelikes, you improve without even realizing it, until you finally become unstoppable. Really hard to put on.

As always, Game Pass can’t add without taking away. The following items disappear at the end of the month:

  • EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (Cloud, Console, Desktop)
  • Knockout City (Console, PC) EA Play
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Cloud, Console, Desktop)
  • SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest (CP)
  • Superhot: mind control removal (Cloud, Console, Desktop)
  • Yes, Your Grace (Cloud, Console, Desktop)

The most curious thing here is the imminent departure of Knockout Citythe dodgeball-themed competitive arena game that was played by a million people then instantly ran out of breath. In February, developer Velan Studios announcement it should rocket league approach and make the game free. Velan also said it would begin self-publishing the game, taking over responsibilities from EA, which served as the game’s publisher. far. Velan Studios reps said Kotaku this character progression will continue seamlessly, and anyone who played through Game Pass will receive a handful of free cosmetics.

Updated: 05/17/22 11:05 AM ET: This article has been updated to include commentary from Velan Studios.

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