With the Australian-developed and brilliant The Gardens Between available today. With Microsoft expanding Xbox Game Pass with a mix of new and old it's great to see such a vibrant and varied line-up emerging each and every month. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, the XCOM inspired post-apocalyptic strategy game where to take control of mutated pig and duck is the perfect title to launch day and date on the service.
Also, Strange Brigade, a fun co-op shooter - is a great addition too.
The Gardens Between (November 29)
Follow two best friends Arina and Frendt who fall into a surreal world full of dreamlike garden islands. Together they’ll embark on a nostalgic journey through a world built around objects from their childhood, lighting constellations and illuminating threads from a time when friendship was the most important thing in the world. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and traverse each precious memory to reach the summit of each island in this single-player puzzle adventure.
Mutant Year Zero (December 4)
A tactical adventure game with turn-based combat and real-time exploration of a post-apocalyptic world, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden puts you in command of a unique squad of mutant soldiers as you scavenge through the remains of civilization to survive. From the creators of Hitman and PayDay, experience a mix of story, exploration, stealth, and strategy in the brutal environment of a decimated planet Earth as your band of heroes embark on a quest to discover the legend of Eden.
Strange Brigade (December 6)
Join an elite agency of extraordinary adventurers and investigate the darkest corners of Egypt, where mythological menaces manifest! Strange Brigade offers a rip-roaring, 1930s-style campaign full of peril, intrigue, and good old derring-do for one to four players as you tackle an army of mummified monsters! Solve mind-bending puzzles, defy dastardly traps, unearth incredible treasure in a mysterious, ancient landscape and use the most marvelous firearms known to man in thrilling third-person combat to defeat the witch queen Seteki and send her petrifying minions back to the afterlife.
Microsoft's offer, where you can get the first month of Xbox Game Pass for $1 is still up for grabs, making it the perfect time to check out the service.