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Among Us and more join Game Pass PC in December

From Doom to Dragon Quest, here's what to expect

December 11, 2020 Microsoft has announced a slew of further Game Pass PC titles, including Among Us.

Doom Eternal is now on Xbox Game Pass for PC, but it’s not the only game coming to the home computer version of Microsoft’s subscription service this month. Game Pass is loaded with excellent offerings in December, from day one launches for gorgeous-looking indie titles to massive additions from major publishers. In addition to the titles announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft lifted the veil on a bunch of new additions at The Game Awards.

Though a host of further Yakuza games is coming to Game Pass for PC, we sadly won’t be playing those until next year. We will be playing Morkdredd, a cooperative physics-driven puzzle game focused on light and shadow, which just launched on December 10, and has joined both console and PC Game Pass on the day of release. (While you may have seen Skyrim is coming to the subscription on December 15, that’s only on console – so sorry, if you somehow don’t own a PC version yet.)

Among Us is by far the biggest game in the new Game Pass announcement, and if you haven’t yet joined the millions already playing, you’ll soon have no excuse. The social deduction game will be available through Game Pass PC starting on December 17.

December 17 is the big day for a lot of titles. We’re getting narrative-driven horror game The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, racing game MotoGP 20, and acclaimed puzzle game Wilmot’s Warehouse.

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We’ve already gotten a big chunk of games in December, including the long-awaited addition of Doom Eternal. There’s Haven, a brand-new, gorgeous-looking indie take on JRPGs. December has also brought us VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action and Yes, Your Grace to complete the hat trick of excellent indie games.

If you’re looking for something massive, Game Pass now offers Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, a new-and-improved version of one of the best RPG games in recent memory. There’s also Call of the Sea – the mysterious narrative adventure you might recall at the Xbox Series X gameplay debut earlier this year – as well as Chucklefish’s Starbound.

Then we’ve got Unto the End, which the devs describe as a “cinematic platformer” – think Limbo, but with more sword fighting. If you were distracted by the Cyberpunk 2077 release date, there were also two notable additions on December 10: GreedFall, and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – the latter of which is, incidentally, one of the finest 2D platformer games this side of Donkey Kong Country 2.

Those are the standalone games, but there’s one more big addition to Game Pass this month: EA Play. As of December 15, you’ll get access to a giant library of EA titles as part of your subscription, including games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This benefit does not include the Pro tier of EA Play, which gets you access to new EA games on the day of their release – that’s still exclusive to Origin on PC.

Of course, Game Pass taketh away as much as it giveth. On December 15, we’ll lose access to Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Infinifactory, Metro: Last Light Redux, MudRunner, Pathologic 2, The Turing Test, and Ticket to Ride. Then, on December 30, the service will drop Farming Simulator 17 and Football Manager 2020.