Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass is adding 17 more games this month across its console and PC versions, including three coming to both platforms and a few indies launching directly into Game Pass along with their retail versions. Here's the full list. Note that any dates mentioned are only confirmed for console for now, as the PC additions made no mention of when they'll be added and thus may differ as the program is officially still in beta.
Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC
- My Friend Pedro (December 5)
- Pathologic 2 (console launch day, December 12)
- Demon's Tilt (launch day, December 5)
My Friend Pedro is a 2D shooter with stylish slow motion and over-the-top kills. It earned a Strong 80 OpenCritic average during its June 2019 launch. Pathologic 2 has been described as "extremely weird" by PC Gamer, "seriously weird" by TechRaptor, and "bizarre" by Bleeding Cool, so expect high strangeness. It has a Fair 68 score. Demon's Tilt is not yet released, but it's coming this week on December 5. It's a pinball game with a hellish spin. We should have reviews on site soon.
Xbox Game Pass for Console
- Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (December 5)
- Wandersong (console launch day, December 5)
- eFootball PES 2020 (December 12)
- Overcooked 2 (December 12)
- Tom Clancy's The Division (December 12)
Naruto to Boruto continues the story of one of the world's most popular anime and manga franchises as the game, like the series elsewhere, shifts to Naruto's son. Few reviewers liked the game at launch, apparent in its 64 score. Wandersong makes its debut on Xbox this week on December 5. It's come to all other platforms at different times and has been adored by many players, evidenced by its Mighty 84 average. With a revised title, PES 2020 continued to impress with this year's installment as Konami's soccer sim. It boasts a Strong 81 score on OpenCritic. Overcooked 2 has a similar score (82) as the co-op cooking game known for its frantic gameplay. Lastly, The Division rejoins Game Pass after appearing in the library two years ago. It was well received as Ubisoft's first foray into the loot shooter genre, with a 79 OpenCritic score.
Xbox Game Pass for PC
- Europa Universalis IV
- Farming Simulator 17
- Human: Fall Flat
- Age of Wonder: Planetfall
- Metro: Last Light Redux
Europa Universalis IV predates OpenCritic so we don't have reviews for the base game, but people have generally enjoyed its many expansions. It comes from Paradox Interactive, who work year-round on a number of popular strategy titles. Strategy fans will also get a second genre title in Faeria, a fantasy-themed turn-based strategy game. It has a Strong average of 81. Physics-based Human: Fall Flat is a streamer favorite thanks to its awkward movements making for some unintentional comedy. It's received many free new levels over the years since its original PC launch in 2016. It averages a 68 on OpenCritic. Even more strategy gameplay is coming to PC Game Pass via Age of Wonder: Planetfall, a sci-fi themed RTS from -- you guessed it -- Paradox. It finished its review season with a Strong 81 score. Lastly, Metro: Last Light Redux, the remastered predecessor to 2019's Metro Exodus, will hit Game Pass for PC. Only five people re-reviewed the game when it got its remastered release in 2014 but they generally liked it given its 77 score.
There's no rhythm to when Microsoft makes Game Pass announcements, so we'll be sure to bring you the next batch of titles whenever they're revealed.