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Resident Evil 3 comes to Game Pass in February, a great chaser for the RE2 remake

Plus Madden 24, just in time for the Super Bowl

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Jill Valentine faces a swarm of zombies on the streets of Raccoon City in a screenshot from the Resident Evil 3 remake Image: Capcom
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Game Pass subscribers got one of the best Resident Evil games last month with the debut of Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake on the subscription service. In February, they’re getting the pretty good, but far less ambitious remade sequel, Resident Evil 3.

2020’s Resident Evil 3 remake serves as a fine chaser to the bigger, better, modernized version of RE2. As we noted in Polygon’s review of the game, “Resident Evil 3 is a great example of what a video game remake should be. It’s just that the source material is a little less impressive this time around — and so is the end result.”

Still, it’s worth playing for a compact, highly concentrated dose of survival horror that feels not unlike an expansion for the RE2 remake. And just as I’d recommend playing through Resident Evil 2 multiple times to squeeze even more fun out of it, Resident Evil 3 gets much better as you replay it. You can knock out a new game plus-style replay in a couple hours, start to finish.

Joining Resident Evil 3 on February’s list of Game Pass additions are A Little To The Left, the cozy puzzle game that has you sorting and stacking home items, and Madden NFL 24, perfectly timed if you get a hankering for American football in video game form after Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Here’s February’s Game Pass lineup for Windows PC, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Xbox Series X:

  • Anuchard (Cloud, Console, and PC) — Feb. 6
  • Train Sim World 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 7
  • Madden NFL 24 (Console and PC) – Feb. 8
  • Resident Evil 3 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 13
  • A Little To The Left (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 14
  • PlateUp! (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 15
  • Return to Grace (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 20

And just as NFL seasons end, so too do some games’ time on Game Pass. Two titles are leaving the service on Feb. 15:

  • Galactic Civilizations 3 (PC)
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Xbox Game Pass costs $10.99 a month, while PC Game Pass costs $9.99 a month. PC Game Pass includes EA Play access, which offers another 70 games on PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, at $16.99 per month, gives subscribers access to everything — the PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass libraries, EA Play on both console and PC — as well as access to online multiplayer. Xbox Game Pass Core (formerly called Xbox Live Gold) costs $9.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

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