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12 new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December 2021

Send 2021 off with a bang.

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Xbox Game Pass ends 2021 on a high note with one of the most anticipated games yet for the new console generation.

That’s right — it’s Lawn Mowing Simulator time!

Just kidding...

Here are 12 games coming to Xbox Game Pass in a packed December 2021.


(December 2, Console/PC)

Co-op top-down shooter ANVIL is now on Game Pass’ Game Preview program. That means it should change a lot in the coming months, but it already looks like a fun multiplayer romp.

11. Archvale

(December 2, Cloud/Console/PC)

Archvale is a darn good fantasy-themed bullet hell shooter, sort of like a Zelda game crossed with Enter the Gungeon.

10. Final Fantasy XIII-2

(December 2, Console/PC)

As the sequel to one of the most maligned Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a mostly forgotten game. Now, you can give it the chance it deserves.

9. Lawn Mowing Simulator

(December 2, Cloud/Console/PC)

Whether you have a chore fetish or just need an extremely low-key game, Lawn Mowing Simulator has you covered.

8. Rubber Bandits

(December 2, Cloud/Console/PC)

Rubber Bandits is a hectic multiplayer brawler, perfect for an extremely chaotic gaming night with friends.

7. Stardew Valley

(December 2, Cloud/Console/PC)

Surely you’ve heard of one of the most successful indie games of all time, but if you still haven’t tried this great farming and flirting sim, now’s your chance.

6. Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

(December 2, Cloud/Console/PC)

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector explores the grimdark 40K universe in turn-based strategy form. If it’s as good as the PC version, it’s a must-play for fans of the genre.

5. Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator

(December 7, Cloud/Console/PC)

Yet another entry in the venerable organ trading genre. If you like economic sims and have a taste for stylish satire, it should be on your list.

4. Halo Infinite

(December 8, Cloud/Console/PC)

Haven’t heard much about this one, but it looks like a solid campaign to go along with the multiplayer shooter that launched last month. Hope it turns out okay!

3. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

(December 9, Cloud/Console/PC)

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 is a Dynasty Warriors-style Musou game based on the wildly popular anime. When you want to punch thousands of people in the span of a few minutes, give it a shot.

2. Aliens: Fireteam Elite

December 14, Cloud/Console/PC)

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a somewhat janky but still pretty fun co-op shooter that should find a much larger audience now that it’s on Game Pass.

1. Among Us

(December 14, Console)

The biggest surprise hit of 2020 is coming to Game Pass. This social deduction game is some of the most fun you can have lying to your friends.

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