Xbox Game Pass showed no sign of slowing down. It’s been tough all year, adding big hit after big hit since 2022. That includes games like Mass Effect: Ultimate Edition, Weird West, Tunic, Life is Strange: True Colors, and much, much more. Microsoft is also expected to reveal new games coming to the service on Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase on June 9.
On May 10, Xbox Game Pass added three new games to the service. These were This War of Mine: Final Cut, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, and Danganronpa 2: Farewell Despair Anniversary Edition. Now Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have one more game they can claim today, May 12. It should be noted that the rest of May looks a little basic, but Microsoft is expected to reveal more games for the second half of the month soon.
Either way, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to claim NHL 22 today. Interested fans will need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership synced to their EA account, as a regular Game Pass membership won’t do. This is because, technically, NHL 22 is coming to EA Play, and EA Play is a plus for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Given that Game Pass Ultimate combines the massive library, Xbox Live Gold benefits, and various other benefits like access to EA Play, it’s just as valuable as the basic Game Pass.
NHL 22 is obviously a hockey simulation game, with the big change with this entry being a new game engine and a graphical overhaul. It features Superstar X-Factors, specific animations based on areas of expertise, new game animations, new reverse batting, new passing and shooting blocks, new pickups, improved puck protection, more goalie saves and much more. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate players will receive NHL 22 rewards like World of Chel gear sets.
More on Metacritic, NHL 22The Xbox Series X version has 74 Metascore and a user score of 4.5. Some of the complaints seem to be filed against the engine and the new features, while at the same time some suggest that NHL 22 it’s just a reworked version of the last few games. Either way, if someone is putting it off, there’s probably no better time to get on the ice and see how it goes.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers get a handful of games every month.
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