Those who left Game Pass in March include Undertale and Guardians Of The Galaxy End-shutdown

March means that spring has begun and it’s finally time to say goodbye to winter, and a new batch of Game Pass leaving. This month’s upcoming games list is bigger than usual, with games like Guardians Of The Galaxy, Goat Simulator, and Undertale all saying goodbye on March 15 and 16.

Leaving PC Game Pass in March:

  • goat simulator
  • Kentucky Route Zero: PC Edition
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • paradise killer
  • young souls
  • under the story
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

You can get through most of this list quite comfortably in two weeks, except for The Nonary Games, which is a few dozen hours long. Zero Escape games are longer than your typical visual novels, but how else would you fit a reality-bending plot, a couple of grisly murders, and a big drop of philosophy into one game?

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy is the great triple AAAh game on the list, and I’m sad to see it go. Reviewing him, Ed thought, “Planet hopping as Star Lord is a lot of fun, made even better by his colorful countrymen and the genuinely hilarious fun they share.” Those party pranks rarely stop on GOTG, but it does mean the 20-hour game speeds up at a breakneck pace. Plus, these space mercenaries are infinitely more nuanced than their MCU counterparts, so if you think you know the gang, think again.

The rest of the indie losses are a shame too because there are some great games here. Undertale is one of the most influential indies of the 2010s, although I don’t remember half of it, other than the sad and sleepy lullaby, Fallen Down. I haven’t played Paradise Killer yet, but AliceB described it as “a bunch of immortals having fun in the sun, getting married and remarried and fucking and bleeding abductees on sticky pink stone statues.” If that’s your thing, you have two weeks.

What I’ve played is the brilliant Kentucky Route Zero, a poetic, multimedia adventure about financial ruin and other dreamy stuff. At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Goat Simulator, which needs no introduction. It’s pure, chaotic fun, and not necessarily a game you need to ‘win’ at. He just jumps around, terrifying a few NPCs, and (almost) breaking the game into a million tiny pieces. I guarantee you will smile.

That’s it for this month’s Game Pass users. Are you planning to binge on any of them? As some games leave, others take their place, and by others I mean Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, available tomorrow on Game Pass.

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