The final Xbox Game Pass release of November 2022 was Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, although it's still only available on PC for now, with the console version set to arrive "shortly after" last week's launch (there's no date yet).
Despite the lack of Xbox version, plenty of Game Pass members have been enjoying the game on PC over the past few days, and we've also been seeing a bunch of reviews go live at various outlets.
Gaming Nexus (8.5/10)
"Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a true successor to Fatshark’s previous Vermintide series. If you were afraid the jump from fantasy to 40K would ruin the experience, fear not, it’s even better."
PC Gamer (80/100)
"Though Warhammer 40K: Darktide needs more time to develop, its core gameplay is the best Fatshark has ever created."
"Once you get down into the dilapidated yet impressive levels of the Hive and start swinging, Darktide is as great a swarm shooter experience as any, but it needs to improve much of the surrounding infrastructure to make that core combat experience feel rewarding and meaningful."
Windows Central (3.5/5)
"The gameplay is simply awesome, the soundtrack stellar, and the bleak world of horror that is Warhammer 40,000 has perhaps never been visually represented quite as well as it is here. It's also just flat-out not well optimized, with some downright bizarre technical issues."
"It's both a promising Left 4 Dead-like and a flawed live service, but its issues are fixable, and the growth of Vermintide suggests that Darktide will also enjoy a long shelf life as one of the better games of its kind."
The Gamer (3/5)
"There’s a brilliant game buried deep within this Hive World, filled with exciting combat and gruesome enemies in equal measure. However, to properly enjoy those glorious moments, you have to break through the pustular skin of Darktide’s pointless upgrade systems and wade through the poisoned viscera of dull progression."
The majority of critics have positive things to say about Warhammer 40K: Darktide, then, especially when it comes to core gameplay, although some of the surrounding elements and PC optimisation have received a bit of criticism. The game currently has a Metacritic rating of 74 based on 36 reviews, along with a "Mixed" rating on the Steam platform.