For any fan of sci-fi horror, it's hard to imagine a world without the 1979 Alien, or its myriad sequels and spin-offs.

Fortunately, we don't have to think about such a meaningless existence; there's still time to get caught up in its action-shooter successor before it leaves Xbox Game Pass for good.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is one of 11 games set to pack up and leave the Game Pass roster on December 15. Sure, we'll take solace in the 11 new titles to immerse our Facehuggers in, but now's a great time to head over to the USS Endeavor for one last alien hurray with your friends. Think Warzone, but with Xenomorphs and a story.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Marines take on the xenomorph swarm

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with the crew

It's always a bittersweet moment when Xbox Game Pass announces its whereabouts. While 11 new games certainly won't hurt, especially if you're one of the lucky new owners of an Xbox Series S after it went blank on Cyber ​​Monday, there's something special to say about Aliens: Fireteam Elite that's going to be hard to find anywhere. another title. Whether it's for the nostalgia factor or the bizarre enemies you face, it's definitely worth checking out before leaving the service.

You play as a Colonial Marine heading to the vast battlefield of outer space and responding to a distress call. What you find is more than just starship wreckage. You and your team quickly learn that an alien experiment has gone horribly wrong.

If you've always been a bit put off by the litany of movies and alien movies as someone who is easily scared, there's no need to panic by going for Fireteam Elite. Much like Resident Evil 6 replaced screaming with teams, Aliens: Fireteam Elite leans heavily on the action-gun tracks side of things rather than being a straight-up survival horror adventure. That's not the case with the likes of its Game Pass-native sibling, Alien: Isolation, so you'll want to make sure you don't download this one by mistake.

If the promise of fewer and more spaced out scares isn't enough to cheer you up, you can go with two friends by your side for a little extra morale support. The game fully supports online cooperative play, so there's no need to worry about those nasty Chestbursters.

hello neighbor 2

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New kids on the block

While it will be sad to say goodbye to Fireteam on December 15, don't despair. We'll see games like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Game Pass on December 6, spanning all nine games and even some TV spin-off elements.

Hello Neighbor 2 on December 8 accompanies The Lego Star Wars Collection, the highly anticipated sequel to the original 2017 stealth horror game that wowed streamers. Using only your wits and the environment, your mission will be to infiltrate your creepy neighbor's house and discover the secrets he hides there before he finds you first, and if the first episode is anything to judge of this one, you really don't want that. that happen. happen.

Check out the full list of what's new for December with Game Pass on the Xbox Blog - opens in a new tab.