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Published on December 13th, 2019 | by Alex Novus

Xbox Game Pass presents the 12 Games of Christmas

Need a Christmas gift your Xbox gamer? Then we’ve got you covered with Xbox’s 12 Games of Christmas *pause for fanfare*.

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 of our top picks below:

  • Minit

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

#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.

  • Riverbond

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! ​

Would love to know if this is of interest to you and do let me know if you need any additional assets.

Happy gaming!


About the Author

alexnovus@impulsegamer.com'

While not travelling, reading, gaming, watching films AND writing reviews and articles, Alex loves exploring the shops of Melbourne searching for classic pop culture trinkets.



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