Welcome to the weekend! It's been a quieter week in the world of Xbox after an exhaustively busy November, but we've still got a batch of new Xbox Game Pass titles to check out, over 600 games included as part of the Xbox Black Friday Sale 2021, and Halo Infinite is still in the middle of its first special event! Plenty to enjoy as always.
Here's what we're diving into this weekend:
Fraser Gilbert, News Editor
Another week over, another growing backlog of games to try and catch up on! To be honest, I'm probably going to spend most of my time with Halo Infinite's multiplayer over the weekend, but I'm hoping to try and finally sink some hours into Psychonauts 2 and Judgment as well, both of which I've been neglecting these past few months.
I may get a chance to try Mortal Shell on Xbox Game Pass, but it doesn't really look like my type of game. If I have any time left over, it's more than likely going to be spent on the excellent Forza Horizon 5 instead. Oh, and I need to try and finish off my Microsoft Rewards tasks for the month - the December 6th deadline is fast approaching!
Have a great thanksgiving weekend, folks.
PJ O'Reilly, Freelance Contributor
Well. I said I'd never go through it all again, but Alien Isolation is on Game Pass and I'm not sure I'm strong enough to resist a fourth playthrough. It's easily one of the greatest horror games (or just games in general) ever made, so I reckon I'm locked into that over the weekend, with a little side-helping of AI: The Somnium Files. Game Pass is amazing!
Oh and there's Mortal Shell and Halo Infinite to get stuck into too. Deary me.
Liam Doolan, News Reporter
Unsurprisingly, I'm playing Halo Infinite multiplayer (again) this weekend. A few weeks later and it still feels just as great, the battle pass progression still needs some work though.
Apart from this, I'm also replaying Halo 5's campaign with a friend. We've replayed all of the other Halo games in the lead-up to Infinite's launch, so it's nice to finally be making our way through the fifth game. Over the weekend, we'll be tackling missions 3 to 6, and hope to have the whole thing completed well before December 8th.
That's probably it for me this weekend. Have fun, everyone.
What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.