With the year slowly drawing to its close, and holiday season breaks on the horizon, some may be wondering what games are out there to binge-play during the festive season? Microsoft’s Xbox team has kicked off the month by announcing a range of games that will be joining the Xbox Game Pass in the first half of this month. Scroll down to see if any games catch your eye:
Headbangers: Rhythm Royale (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Headbangers puts you and 29 others into the eye of the Pigeon while you battle it out in rhythmic challenges to find out who is the ultimate Master Headbanger. Compete against each other in mind-bending musical minigames, screw over your competitors with powerups, and collect Crumbs to customize your very own Pigeon!
Jusant (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Embark on a climbing adventure in Jusant! Master your climbing tools as you ascend a mysterious, ever-changing tower. Enjoy an atmospheric soundtrack and breathtaking biomes, accompanied by the enigmatic Ballast. Your watery companion will guide you while awakening nature along your path to reveal the tower’s mysteries and reach the top.
Wartales (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Wartales is an open world RPG in which you lead a group of mercenaries in their search for wealth across a massive medieval universe. Explore the world, recruit companions, collect bounties, and unravel the secrets of the tombs of the ancients.
Added This Week
Thirsty Suitors (Cloud, Console, and PC) – 2 November 2023
Thirsty Suitors is a stylish RPG that follows the story of Jala who’s back to her town of Timber Hills to confront her mistakes, make up with her exes, reconcile cultural differences, and become the person she was meant to be with active turn-based combat, skating, and cooking.
Added Next Week
Football Manager 2024 (PC) – November 6
Write your own football story. Manage the world’s best teams, craft a world-class team, and dominate your rivals in football’s most prestigious competitions. Progress never stops in the pursuit of footballing greatness.
Football Manager 2024 Console (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 6
Step into the shoes of a real football manager this season. Pick the perfect club for you from a choice of more than 55 nations before shaping a world-class squad that can deliver you glory against your rivals in football’s most prestigious competitions.
Dungeons 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 9
Build a cozy and comfortable Dungeon to suit your creatures’ needs and rule over them, then send them out into the Overworld to kindly remind the good people living there that the Absolute Evil rules over their lands.
Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 9
Erase your past to protect your future. Once a legendary yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu faked his own death and abandoned his name for the sake of protecting his family. Now, he is thrust into conflict by a mysterious figure attempting to drive him out of hiding.
Wild Hearts (Cloud, Console, and PC) EA Play – November 9
Are you ready to tame a world gone wild? PC Game Pass and Ultimate members can master ancient tech to hunt down giant beasts on November 9 in Wild Hearts via EA Play. Take on these creatures alone or hunt with friends in seamless co-op.
Available Week After Next
Spirittea (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 13
Spirittea is a cute, cozy life sim inspired by Stardew Valley and Spirited Away! Humans have stopped worshipping spirits, and now they’re in danger of becoming lost. Run a bathhouse, make friends with people in town, take part in hobbies like bug catching and karaoke, and find all the spirits!
Coral Island (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S) – November 14
Available now on PC and coming soon to Xbox Series X|S! Coral Island invites players to be who they want and experience enchanting island living at their own pace – living off the land, nurturing animals, building relationships with a diverse cast of townsfolk, and making the world around them a more vital and harmonious place.
Leaving Xbox Game Pass on 15 November 2023
Sadly, there are also a range of games that will be leaving the Xbox Game Pass come 15 November 2023, which include:
- Coffee Talk (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Exapunks (PC)
- Ghost Song (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Gungrave G.O.R.E (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Football Manager 2023 (PC)
- Football Manager 2023 Console (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Lapin (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Townscaper (Cloud, Console, and PC)