[XB1] Xbox Game Pass Jan 2019: Life Is Strange, Farming Simulator 17, Ark: Survival Evolved, Just Cause 3 & More @ Microsoft


Enjoy :)

Note : 1 Month Game pass still available for $1

Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) (December 20)
Welcome to the portside town of Arcadia Bay. In the seminal award-winning narrative adventure game Life is Strange, you play as Max, a high school senior who discovers that not only can she rewind time, but that all her actions, no matter how big or small, have consequences that will last a lifetime.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Episodes 1-3) (December 27)
A three-episode arc taking place years before the first game, Before the Storm puts you in the shoes of Chloe Price, whose rebellious character formed much of original game’s tone. As Chloe struggles with difficult changes in her own life, she will need to support her friend Rachel whose world continues to be rocked and shaken.

Life is Strange 2: Part 1 (January 3)
A new adventure with new characters and the prevailing themes of friendship, family, and mystery the series has come to be known for. Life is Strange 2 will follow the path of two brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz, as they are forced to flee from their home after an unexplainable and tragic event. Experience this first episode with Xbox Game Pass, plus look out for episodes 2-5 coming to Xbox Game Pass soon.

Ark: Survival Evolved (January 3)
Ever wanted to run around on a mysterious, futuristic island full of giant dinosaurs? Cool, we thought so too. Which is why we’re bringing Ark: Survival Evolved to Xbox Game Pass in January. You’ll have to craft, hunt, and survive against not only the ferocious local wildlife, but the hundreds of other players as well all in the hopes of escaping the shores of this deadly island.

Farming Simulator 17 (January 3)
It’s time to live out your dream as a farmer, but without that whole, getting dirt under your fingernails business. In Farming Simulator 17 you will have access to over 250 vehicles and equipment to help harvest a variety of crops, take care of livestock, and then sell your goods to your local market and continue to expand your farming empire so you can take over the world… ok, maybe that’s too far. But you can ride a tractor!

Absolver (January 7)
Live out a life as martial arts expert focused on a variety of fighting skills, weapon knowledge, and hand-to-hand combat in the competitive, online world of Absolver. Journey across forsaken lands and come face to face with others like you, learning new combat skills, obtaining new weapons, gear, and armor along the way, all in the hopes of being considered worthy enough to be welcomed into the corps of the Absolvers.

Just Cause 3 (January 10)
Cause chaos on a massive scale to take down a Mediterranean island’s evil dictator. Return as Rico Rodriguez in the third entry of this awesome open world action game that lets you skydive, swoop across mountain ranges, hijack vehicles, and experiment in all sorts of unique, hilarious, and explosive ways to get your mission done.

Aftercharge (January 10)
Aftercharge is a bit like a cat and mouse game. But in space. With invisible robots (and no cats). With teamwork at its core, two teams of three players compete against one another – one must sneak across the battlefield to shatter six cylinders; the other is completely invincible, armed to the teeth, and must stop that from happening. Both teams need to work together, either coordinating attacks or creating distractions, all in the hopes of coming out on top.

Thanks to Major Nelson

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  • +1 vote

    'Free' via Game Pass sub is like saying Photoshop is 'free' via the Creative Cloud sub. As in, it really isn't. Some nice additions there though :)

  • +1 vote

    good selection they are adding. i'll definitely play all of those.

  • -1 vote

    Not free as u r just renting them.
    Better titled - recently added to Xbox game pass

  • +3 votes

    Love game pass but why is this posted on ozbargain? Should be on forums if anything.

    • +2 votes

      yeah this is def more a forum post like PS Plus monthly games too should be, as much as I like the heads up. It isnt really a bargain imo


      It is a bargain for me :) I never had game pass before, so I get to play the game I wanted for a long time for a whole month for just $1 ;)


    Farming simulator 15 being replaced with 17 is good news, my kids will be happy to hear.

  • +1 vote

    any of these play anywhere titles?


    Upvoted for life is strange series. Really well written plotline


    Man I need an Xbox. These definitely best the PS plus line up in my opinion


      Remember this is Gamepass. PS plus is more like Games with Gold.

    • -2 votes

      Would definitely rather have a PS4 for the exclusives.

      Basically every game on that list you can get on PC (for free even, if money is an issue, via methods I don't endorse) or PS4 already, so no real reason to buy an Xbox unless it's the One X, which is still the cheapest way to play native 4k games.

      • +1 vote

        Not everyone has or wants a gaming PC.

        The exclusives on Xbox aren't too shabby either.

        You've got the Forza series, Gears, Halo, Sea of Thieves etc.

        I'm quite happy with my Xbox One and Game Pass subscription.

    • +4 votes

      As owning both consoles and the subscriptions, I only use PS+ and my Xbox Gold for multiplayer. PS definitely have the better exclusives but game pass on Xbox is just amazing, don’t really have to buy anymore games on my Xbox one.


        Yeah I have both consoles and I won't be renewing PS+ or GwG when the time comes and will instead just stick to subbing to Game Pass, which IMO is much better value. 95% of the stuff I play is single player so I won't miss the online access, and the free games I can do without seeing as I can't get around to playing all of the titles available on Game Pass anyway.

    • +1 vote

      I couldn’t decide between PS and Xbox myself.. but with the Black Friday $170ish One S it was a no brainer :) BOTH IS BETTER ;)

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