Game Pass Isn’t Done With 2021 Just Yet

Eleven More Games For You To Play

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It’s been a huge year for Game Pass, with major titles like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Psychonauts 2 now available on the service. Microsoft aren’t done with their service yet though with a variety of cool games yet to launch on the system. Is this the last update of 2021? Hard to tell, but you can definitely still look forward to these eleven games.

Among Us (Cloud) – December 15th

Ben 10: Power Trip (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

Broken Age (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

Firewatch (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th (Our Review)

The Gunk (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

Lake (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th (Our Review)

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Mortal Kombat 11 (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

Race With Ryan (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

Transformers: Battlegrounds (Cloud, Console, PC) – December 16th

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That’s a whole lot of games on December 16th. When it comes to interesting games, there are really three groups. We have a wide variety of excellent, highly acclaimed indie titles like Broken Age, Firewatch, and Lake. All of these have many fans and I’ve personally been looking forward to getting to Lake. Now I have less excuse than ever to not check it out.

There are also a couple of big franchise games, particularly Mortal Kombat 11 and Transformers: Battlegrounds.

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It also surprised me to see a solid group of games aimed at the little ones, something I’ve long felt was a bit missing from Game Pass. If you need to entertain younger kids, I’m confident PAW Patrol, Race With Ryan, and Ben 10 will be a solid start.

This is definitely one of the slower release periods for day one releases we’ve seen in some time, but the end of December is a slow time for releases in general so we can’t really fault Game Pass too much for that. There’s always The Gunk which is a day one release.

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Meanwhile, we have ten more games with touchscreen controls for those playing on their phone using the cloud. These include Astria Ascending, (Our Review) Backbone, (Our ReviewBug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling, Dicey Dungeons, Fae Tactics, I Am Fish, One Step From Eden, Ring of Pain, Sable, (Our Review) and The Gunk when it launches.

We’ll need to say goodbye to a few titles on the service as well. Don’t forget that if you want to keep them they have a discount available until they leave the service. Pro Evolution Soccer 2021, The Little Acre, (Our Review) Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be leaving Game Pass December 31st.


Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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