• Allison McMIllian

New games coming to Gamepass for December

Everyone who has played Xbox for a while knows December is the best time to get games, but Xbox is doing something a little more this year. It is adding some more games to its Game Pass.

On different days of the month, new games will be released to Game Pass. Some games are newer and some are not. There are a total of 12 games that have or will be coming out this months, including the popular "Mortal Kombat X."

On December 4, three newer games came out on Game Pass: "Strange Brigade, "Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden," and "The Gardens Between." "Strange Brigade" is a third-person shooter that involves puzzles and mystery solving. It can be played by up to four people at a time. There are four different characters to be chosen from, each with his or her own unique personalities. The game is set in the 1930's and involves players fighting against mummies.

"The Gardens Between" is an indie game that involves puzzles that require using observation and logic to solve. The game involves two friends who have to reach the top of each island with a sacred light. The two have the special power to stop time or track back time for a few seconds. The light can be used to clear fog. Sometimes fog is good though, so there would have to be another way to do that specific task.

The game "Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden" is an adventure game that involves stealth and strategy. Basically, the player is a mutant leading other mutants in a post-human world. It is a full single-player game.

On December 7, "Ashen" and "Mortal Kombat X" were released to Game Pass. "Ashen" is an RPG that involves a lot of action. It is about a wanderer who is in search of a place to call home. The game is based off forming relationships. It is a multiplayer game, and that is why it is important to help one another in exploration.

"Mortal Kombat X" is a one-on-one fighting game where players choose a character to fight against other characters from the game. The game is gruesome and a little disturbing at some points. The game came out on Game Pass on December 7 and was originally released on April 7, 2015.

On December 11, a new game came to Game Pass the same day it was released. "Kingdom: Two Crowns" is a strategy game in which the player has to try and build a kingdom from very little money and resources. The only catch is that the player's kingdom does get attacked, and the player has to defend it.

"Spintires: Mudrunner" is a game based around off-road vehicles and driving across harsh terrain. The only guidance the player has is a compass and map. The game can be played with three other people to complete objectives. There are plenty of maps and vehicles with their own attachments. It came out on Game Pass on December 13.

The competitive soccer game "Pro Evolution Soccer 19" came to Game Pass on December 13. It is a game in which players choose a team they want to play for and go against another competitive team. The player chooses different plays in order to score as many goals as possible. The player can also control certain characters. The game was originally released in August.

The game "Below" is an action RPG. The player is supposed to explore and fight against the enemies of an island. The game is all about survival. There is not a lot of information on the game, but it comes out December 14.

In April, the game "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" was released. It comes to Game Pass on December 17. It is a single-player story game which involves action, puzzles, and other genres in the gaming industry. It is based around Norse Mythology and Celtic Culture, and the story follows Hellblade following Senua to rescue the soul of her dead lover.

"Ori and the Blind Forest" is a platform game in which players are in control of two characters to solve puzzles and get through each level. Players can save the game at any point to pick up where they left off. The game was originally released in March 2015 but came to Game Pass December 20.

The game "Shadow Warrior 2" is an action-packed, story-based game that can be played co-op. The whole point of the game is to get a soul back that belongs to you but is stuck in a demon. The game originally came out in October 2016 but will be out on GamePass on December 20.