Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 18-19)

Welcome to the weekend! It's all about Game Pass for us over the next few days, with no less than 12 games added to the service throughout the past week. However, there are also various Free Play Days titles including Assassin's Creed Odyssey to try this weekend, and Halo Infinite continues to prove highly popular as always.

Here's what we're diving into this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, News Editor

It's likely that I'm going to spend the majority of my Xbox time with Halo Infinite this weekend (no surprises there!). I've never been a big Halo fan in the past, but Infinite is absolutely fantastic in terms of gameplay, and it's become one my personal surprise games of the year. I'm actually playing a lot more multiplayer than campaign right now as well, which I didn't expect would be the case.

Aside from that, I loaded up my Xbox with a bunch of downloads earlier in the week for the likes of Mortal Kombat 11, Lake and Broken Age on Xbox Game Pass. I probably won't get to them all this weekend, but hopefully a few at least.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

PJ O'Reilly, Freelance Contributor

Hello. This weekend I'll likely spend most of my gaming time with Halo Infinite's fantastic multiplayer. Yes, the progression system needs a bit of work at present, but the combat is just so slick and moreish, I'm completely addicted to it right now.

Elsewhere, if I manage to find the time, I'll also be blasting through the rest of the excellent Chorus. I mentioned this one last week but if you're on the look out for some top-notch space shooting action with a couple of really neat little quirks in its dogfighting duels, this is a game well worth checking out.

Liam Doolan, News Reporter

Yep, I'm still playing the Halo Infinite campaign, and I'm absolutely loving it. I'll admit I've dropped the difficulty down a little, but it's mainly so I can enjoy exploring the world of Zeta Halo without having to worry as much about Jackal Snipers and other surprises.

When I'm not in the game's campaign, I've been spending a lot of timing grinding in the multiplayer. Weeks on and it's still just as much fun. One other game I might also check out this weekend is The Gunk, which is now available on Game Pass. It's just a matter of ripping myself away from Halo. Game On!

What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.