Games to Stream ‘n Load from Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia [Feb. 22-28]

Superhot: Mind Control Delete and Dirt 5 are now on Xbox Game Pass

Superhot Mind Control Delete

Every week, Stream n’ Load goes over the new games to hit gaming subscription services every week, such as Xbox Game Pass, Google Stadia, PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus.

We’ll also highlight any Canadian titles when relevant.

Check all of the titles out below:

Google Stadia

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition

Developer/Publisher: WayForward
Genre: Platformer
Price: $39.99 CAD
Metacritic: 84 percent (Switch version)
Google Stadia release date: February 23rd, 2021

After a messenger leaves her a cryptic message, half-genie Shantae ventures out to stop an impending evil that only she can defeat.

Use Shantae’s hair and spells to attack enemies, as well as special dances to transform into animals.

It’s worth noting that the somewhat less well-received Shantae’s Risky Revenge also hit Stadia this week for $14.99.

Xbox Game Pass

Dirt 5 (Cloud, Console and PC)

Developer/Publisher: Codemasters
Genre: Racing
Price: included with Game Pass for Console, Game Pass for PC and Game Pass Ultimate (required for Android streaming)
Metacritic: 79 percent (PS4 version)
Game Pass release date: February 25th, 2021

Hit the dirt with a variety of vehicles and compete in tracks around the world, including those in the U.S., Brazil, China, Italy, Nepal and South Africa.

An assortment of modes is available, including a narrative-focused campaign, online versus mode and track creator.

Killer Queen Black (Cloud and Console)

Developer/Publisher: BumbleBear Games
Genre: Real-time strategy, platformer
Price: included with Game Pass for Console, Game Pass Ultimate (required for Android streaming)
Metacritic: 83 percent (Switch version)
Game Pass release date: February 23rd, 2021

Go solo or team up with three friends as you face off with up to four other players in this arcade-style multiplayer game.

Each team is made up of Drones that are led by a Queen who they must perform tasks for to compete with the enemy players.

Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC)

Developer/Publisher: BumbleBear Games
Genre: Roguelike
Price: included with Game Pass for PC, Game Pass Ultimate
Metacritic: 78 percent (PC version)
Game Pass release date: February 25th, 2021

This standalone expansion from the main Superhot experience (which isn’t required to own beforehand) puts you in procedurally generated environments that players must make your their through.

You can choose between one of several Cores with different abilities and gain power-ups as you go along to face tougher challenges.

Xbox Game Pass is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Android. Game Pass for Console and Game Pass for PC each cost $11.99 CAD/month.

Meanwhile, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $16.99/month. On top of Android streaming, this tier includes Game Pass for both Console and PC, as well as an Xbox Live Gold subscription and access to EA Play.

Newcomers can also sign up for their first month of Game Pass Ultimate for $1.

For more on this month’s Game Pass titles, click here.

What are you planning on playing this week? Let us know in the comments.

For more suggestions, check out last week’s Stream ‘n Load column here.

Image credit: Superhot Team