As we approach the festive season, I’m sure you’ve got extensive plans to meet family and friends, share a gift or two, and most importantly stuff your face with as much food as ya can.
It’s a busy season so don’t waste time choosing what game to play – we’ve got you covered with Xbox’s 12 Games of Christmas.
Xbox Game Pass has a wealth of big hits and hidden gems that allow for some short and sweet sessions this holiday season. Check out 12 top picks from Xbox below:
Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.
- The Gardens Between
Take control of Arina and Frendt as you manipulate time to solve puzzles in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable.
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Whether you’re taking on The Covenant in single-player or taking out some fellow Spartans online, Halo has something for everyone. Better yet, with the recent addition of Halo: Reach, players have a wealth of options available to them.
- Secret Neighbor
Work with your friends in this multiplayer horror title where your aim is to rescue a kid from the Neighbour’s creepy basement. But watch out, one of your friends is really the neighbour in disguise!
#IDARB is a chaotic, 8-player, eSport jumping future arena ball game, complete with wild half time competitions, unlockable recipes, and disruptive “hashbombs”.
- Forza Horizon 4
With Forza Horizon 4’s free play mode you can experience dynamic seasons in a shared open-world without dedicating a lot of time to it. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.
- Creature in the Well
Unlock the power of an ancient facility and face the ominous, all-seeing Creature in this pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler.
- Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles all while controlling both brothers with a thumbstick. This unique journey is one you will never forget.
- Sea of Thieves
Offering the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – Sea of Thieves has everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right.
- Old Man’s Journey
Experience this soul-searching puzzle adventure where you interact with the world around you. Shape the landscape to create the old man’s path forward.
- My Friend Pedro
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to take orders from a sentient, potassium-filled banana? No? Well My Friend Pedro is gonna put you through it anyway. Check out this unique side-scrolling adventure as you control one man on his journey to obliterate anyone in his path.
Finish off your 12 games of Christmas with Riverbond. Embark on a heroic journey to complete missions, battle adorable enemies and smash everything into tiny cubes!