If you have yet to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider with your Xbox Game Pass subscription, you may want to hurry up as the game will be removed from the catalog very soon, along with 4 other titles. The third instalment in the new trilogy exploring the origins of Lara Croft was added to Xbox Game Pass a year ago on February 6, just five months after the game's release in September 2018.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was one of the first high-profile Square Enix games to join Xbox Game Pass just a couple of months after its release, along with Just Cause 4 and Life is Strange 2. The game also makes excellent use of the Xbox One X hardware, and it’s definitely one of the most beautiful games available on Xbox Game Pass. Previous episodes Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider will remain on the catalog for now, and the latter shouldn't be removed anytime soon as it's actually co-published by Square Enix and Xbox Game Studios.
The four other games leaving Xbox Game Pass soon are Pumped BMX Pro, The Jackbox Party Pack 2, as well as the Xbox 360 titles Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and RAGE. However, Microsoft isn’t giving a removal date for all these games on the Xbox Game Pass section of the Xbox One dashboard or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.
Even though these five games are leaving Xbox Game Pass soon, the game subscription service recently added several excellent games such as The Witcher 3, GTA V, or A Plague Tale: Innocence. The Xbox Game Pass Twitter account also recently teased that February should be a "really" good months for subscribers.