Xbox unveiled its second wave of upcoming games Xbox Game Pass in May. We’ve already seen Trek to Yomi, NHL 22, and Loot River hit Game Pass in the first half of the month, and now games like Sniper Elite 5, Vampire Survivors, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Pacman Museum+, and more are on the way. coming to Game Pass over the next few weeks.
More games are expected to hit the service soon, including Assassin’s Creed Origins, but with confirmation that it won’t be available in May, you should probably expect it in June. For now, here’s everything coming to Game Pass so far this month. (ICYMI, Sony also announced some of the games coming to the new PS Plus as well)
Sniper Elite 5 is on Game Pass from May 26
The award-winning shooter series returns with Sniper Elite 5, and it will be available day one of release on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC users. Experience sniper shooting and tactical third-person combat with a savage X-ray kill-cam that can still produce stunning cinematic shots.
Everything is coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2022
- Loot River — Available Now
- Citizen Sleeper (console, PC, cloud) — Available now
- Trek to Yomi (console, PC, cloud) — Available now
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition (Console, PC, Cloud) — Available Now
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Console, PC, Cloud) — Available Now
- This War Of Mine: Final Cut (Console, PC, Cloud) — Available Now
- NHL 22 (EA Play) (Console) — Available Now
- His Story (PC) [email protected] — Available Now
- Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) — Available Now
- Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview) (Console & PC) [email protected] — Available Now
- Skate (Cloud) EA Play — Available Now
- Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Cloud, Console and PC) [email protected] — Available Now
- Farming Simulator 22 (Cloud, Console, and PC) — May 19
- Vampire Survivors (PC) ID @ Xbox – May 19
- Floppy Knights (console, PC) – May 24
- Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC) – May 24
- Sniper Elite 5 (console, PC) – May 26
- Pac-Man Museum+ (Console, PC) – May 27
- Cricket 22 (PC) [email protected] – May 27
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is now on Xbox Game Pass
“While it lacks the depth of customization and management of Frontier’s other excellent recent park builders, Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo, seeing these prehistoric beasts at eye level from one of those sleek ’90s Jeeps doesn’t never looked more appealing.” – IGN reviewed Jurassic World: Evolution 2 last year and gave it a 7/10.
Vampire Survivors is coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 19
Don’t underestimate this game just because of its graphics, it’s addictive and wild racing that can create some serious gaming chaos once you enter the later stages of a session.
Everything leaving Xbox Game Pass this month
Here’s everything Xbox has confirmed is leaving Xbox Game Pass in May. This includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition which will leave the service on May 10. Notable games also leaving the service at the end of the month include Resident Evil 7, NHL 20, and Superhot. See all the other games departing from Game Pass below.
Leaving May 10
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition (Cloud and Console)
Leaving May 15
- Enter The Gungeon (cloud, console, and PC)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Console and PC)
- Remnant: From the Ashes (cloud, console and PC)
- Steep (cloud and console)
- The Catch: Carp and Coarse (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- The Wild at Heart (cloud, console and PC)
Leaving May 31
- EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
- Farming Simulator 19 (cloud, console and PC)
- Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play
- Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest (PC)
- Superhot Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Yes Your Grace (Cloud, Console and PC)
First, your Game Pass subscription must not currently active – I repeat, you must do not have an active Game Pass for this to work. Once you are confident, take the next step.
Then you need to invest up to 3 years of Xbox Live Gold. You can easily buy 12 Month Xbox Live Gold Codes from Amazon or other retailers, costing $60/£50 depending on your region.
I recommend stacking 2 years of Xbox Live Gold
The maximum stacking amount for Gold subscriptions is 36 months (costing $180), any more than that will not be lost. So to keep things safe for those who currently have a Gold subscription, I recommend sticking to just 2 years (costing $120/£100).
Now here comes the fun part. Once you’ve redeemed these codes and stacked your Xbox Live Gold membership to your liking, you can then convert this time to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a 1:1 ratio.
Head to the Xbox Live Gold Upgrade Page and convert the time you paid directly to Game Pass Ultimate. If you’ve never used the upgrade feature before, it will cost you $1/£1 (total cost is $121/£101). If you’ve used it before, the upgrade will cost you $14.99 / £10.99.
All in all, you’ll only pay $135 at most for 2 years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (down from $359). If you manage to complete a 3-year conversion, you will pay a maximum of $195 instead (instead of $539). Now that’s a big discount. Once you’re done, just make sure to turn off auto-renewal as well.
Robert Anderson is a Transaction Expert and Trade Editor for IGN. you can follow it @robertliam21 on Twitter.