Xbox Game Pass December update: Halo Reach is finally here!


Another month and here we are with the Xbox Game Pass December update where we see nine games joining the service, headlined by the highly anticipated Halo Reach. Xbox has decided to break out the lists into Game Pass for PC and Game Pass for Console additions but we’ll be keeping them in one post for the time being.

Of the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December, two are Xbox One X Enhanced, one is a Backward Compatibility title, and three are Day One Launches. Of course, if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you’ll get all the games listed below.

Xbox Game Pass December Additions

The first batch of games — Xbox usually adds more as the month goes on — that will be joining Xbox Game Pass include:

  • Halo Reach (December 3)
  • My Friend Pedro (December 5)
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (December 5)
  • Demon’s Tilt (December 6)
  • Wandersong (December 6)
  • eFootball PES 2020 (December 12)
  • Overcooked! 2 (December 12)
  • Pathalogic 2 (December 12)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division (December 12)

Halo Reach

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox One X Enhanced

Halo: Reach for Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes to the Xbox One looking better than ever, including up to 4K UHD resolution and HDR on Xbox One X consoles.

Experience the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage, saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be pushed to the brink of destruction.

Enjoy iconic Halo multiplayer experiences with generation-defining player customization, unforgettable maps and classic game modes. Battle alone or with squad mates in Firefight to survive against endless waves of enemies deploying with ever-increasing difficulty. All rendered in stunning detail on the Xbox One and Xbox One X.


My Friend Pedro

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC

My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.

Unleash a torrent of destruction with an incredible level of control over both your weapons and your body. Twist and turn through the air while aiming both hands at priority threats or line up a perfect ricochet to drop an unsuspecting gangster from behind.

Break up the high octane running and gunning a bit with dynamic sequences like a thrilling motorcycle chase or slow it all down and take a moment to think through a series of clever (and possibly fatal) physics-based puzzles.


Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Xbox Game Pass for Console

The Naruto franchise is back with a brand new experience in NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER! This new game lets gamers battle as a team of 4 to compete against other teams online! Graphically, SHINOBI STRIKER is also built from the ground up in a completely new graphic style. Lead your team and fight online to see who the best ninjas are!

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Demon’s Tilt

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Play Anywhere, Day One Launch

TURBO CHARGED PINBALL RETURNS! Now with bigger sprites, more baddies, more secrets & MORE BULLETS! Demon’s Tilt pushes the limits of the Video Pinball genre with SHMUP & Hack N’ Slash elements.

Video pinball updated with bigger sprites, more baddies, more secrets and of course MORE BULLETS!

Demon’s Tilt pushes the limits of the Video Pinball genre with SHMUP & Hack N’ Slash elements.



Xbox Game Pass for Console, Day One Launch

A musical adventure where you use singing to save the world! Play as a silly bard who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to learn about the mysterious Earthsong, said to prevent the universe’s imminent end. It’s up to you to sing your songs, unlock the world’s secrets and make new friends!

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eFootball PES 2020

Xbox Game Pass for Console

Experience the most realistic and authentic soccer game with eFootball PES 2020! Play with the biggest teams in world soccer, featuring Spanish champions FC Barcelona, global giants Manchester United, German champions FC Bayern München, and Italian champions Juventus — featured exclusively in PES!

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OVercooked! 2

Xbox Game Pass for Console

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!)

Out of the frying pan, into the fire…

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Pathologic 2

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Day One Launch

Pathologic 2 is a narrative-driven dramatic thriller about fighting a deadly outbreak in a secluded rural town. The town is dying. Face the realities of a collapsing society as you make difficult choices in seemingly lose-lose situations.

The plague isn’t just a disease. You can’t save everyone. The plague is devouring the town. The chief local healer is dead, and you are now to take his place. You’ll have to look for unexpected allies. The local kids are hiding something. Try playing by their rules.

You only have 12 days.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox One X Enhanced

Tom Clancy’s The Division is a revolutionary next-gen experience that brings the RPG into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or water the city descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms.

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Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass in December

Of course, every month also sees a number of games leaving the service as well. Here’s a list of games leaving December 13th if you want to get to them or buy them for 20% off before they do:

  • Ashen
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Life is Strange Season 1
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

What do you think about the games coming in the Xbox Game Pass December update? Let us know in the comments below or on TwitterFacebook, or MeWe.

Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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