December’s Xbox Game Pass Update Brings Gears of War 4, Darksiders, Mass Effect and more
The December update for the game streaming service, Xbox Game Pass, on the Xbox One has been revealed. Next month, Game Pass subscribers will be able to jump into three major franchises, Gears of War, Mass Effect, and Darksiders, as well as jump into some top smaller games.
Gears of War 4 has seen amazing post-launch content support from developers (which, for the most part, has been free), Darksiders has been remastered, and Mass Effect is celebrating its 10th anniversary - there's really no reason not to jump into any of these titles.
It should be noted that you can grab Xbox Game Pass for $1 during the Xbox Store's Black Friday sales.
Gears of War 4
Jump into campaign solo or co-op and take on the role of J.D. Fenix, son to Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, as you and your band of Outsiders confront the Coalition of Ordered Governments, battle the impending Swarm, and unravel the mystery of Marcus Fenix’ last 25 years. And that’s just in the single-player campaign – there is more excitement to be found in multiplayer or Horde mode. As an added bonus, The Coalition is kicking off December with a double XP incentive
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
HQ Nordic’s third-person action adventure journey based on the lore of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. You play the horseman War, and you are tasked with venturing out from The Scalding Gallow to explore and discover new lands, weapons, enemies, and abilities. The Endwar has begun on Earth, inciting a great battle between angels, demons, and man. Only War can break the Seventh Seal and finally restore order to the realm.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
The legendary detective is back with five cases to investigate, as well as a host of additional personal, professional, and moral hurdles to overcome along the way. Use your detective powers to collect all the evidence and solve each puzzle as you bring peace and security back to the streets of London.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones
This War of Mine is equal parts strategy and survival, requiring you to take on the role of a bystander to war and scavenge for resources, ration supplies, and try (oft unsuccessfully) to avoid the perils of war. This War of Mine is a demanding game covering a very sobering topic and one you are not likely to forget anytime soon.
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
Lacrosse is a fast-paced, action-packed sport requiring keen strategy and tactical precision and CPL 16 delivers pace and excitement reminiscent of the real thing. If you’re new to Lacrosse, jump into the Lacrosse Academy to develop and polish your skills. From there, play pickup in Quick Match (solo or competitive multiplayer) or start your sure-to-be-illustrious journey in career mode. With CPL 16, create your own characters, build your own teams and forge your LAX dynasty from the ground up.
Mega Man 10
Mega Man 10, the last and final installment in the legendary platforming saga, allows you to assume the role of either Mega Man or Proto Man and take on classic boss battles with Blade Man, Chill Man, Sheep Man, and more! Mega Man may seem fun and simple, but it can be a very challenging test of your skills. Struggling with your stealth? Play through the main story or jump into Challenge Mode, where you can polish your abilities in 88 different mini-games.
In Mass Effect, we follow the story of Commander Shepard, a 22nd-century soldier assuming the tiny little mission of… saving the entire universe from a super race of ill-intentioned, mighty mechs. Choose from six different classes and up-level your character as you seek out and complete combat missions, resource gathering expeditions, and other side quests.