Microsoft has revealed the next round of Xbox Game Pass arrivals. The attraction of the marquee is Senua’s Saga: Hellblade IIwhich launched as a Game Pass title from day one on May 21st. But the second batch from May also includes Humanity (one of the best PlayStation games of last year), a hockey simulation EA Sports NHL 24a magical first-person shooter The Immortals of Aveumthe soulful classic Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and more.

It’s first Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the 2013 puzzle-adventure game that returns to Game Pass today after several years away from the platform. Engadget’s review from last year described the game as a “core treasure” that makes up for its boring and redundant title with a unique control scheme (a baton for every brother), beautiful visuals (albeit dated today), clever puzzles, and a touching story that weaves feel good about your action. The game is available to Game Pass members today (Tuesday) for console, PC and cloud players.

The long-awaited one Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II arrives on Game Pass on May 21st. Announced back in 2019 alongside the Xbox Series X, the game sends the character to Iceland, where she tries to find the Vikings who have invaded her hometown. Developer Ninja Theory promises more “perceptual puzzles driven by [Senua’s] experiences of psychosis,” one of the highlights of the 2017 original. You can play it on the cloud, PC and console (Xbox Series X / S) when it lands on Game Pass next week.

The puzzle adventure game Humanity, with people climbing and jumping over and across dangerous platforms against a pale blue sky.

Humanity (THA LTD.)

Humanitythe innovative puzzler that launched on PlayStation and Steam in 2023 is headed to Game Pass on May 30. From res creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the game puts you in charge of a Shiba Inu, leading herds of Lemmings– as humans through an impressive 90 stages, including boss battles. It also includes a level creator that lets you make your own or try out others’ builds online.

Meanwhile, The Immortals of Aveum borrows the mechanics of a first-person shooter, but replaces the weapons with a little hocus pocus. The narrative-driven single-player game comes from indie developer Ascendant Studios, but manages to look and feel like a big-budget game. Have unearthly magic at your fingertips as you step into the Eternal War, facing off against the Rasharnian army. The 2023 game is coming to Game Pass (cloud, PC, and current-gen consoles) on May 16.

Other titles arriving in the second half of May and beyond include 2014’s Action RPG Lords of the Fallen (May 30 – Cloud, PC, Console), EA Sports NHL 24 (May 16 – Xbox Cloud Gaming via EA Play!), a puzzle adventure Chants of Senar (May 15 – Cloud, Console, PC), Export 2 (May 28 – Cloud, Console, PC) and Fireworks (June 4 – PC). Several day one launch titles coming soon to Game Pass Galacticare (May 23 – Cloud, PC, Console), Haunties (May 23 – Cloud, Console, PC) and Hilly heights (June 4 – Cloud, Console, PC).