7. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, developed by The Bearded Ladies, played on the Xbox One X for approximately 16 hours. This game came out of nowhere late in the year and, yes, it came to Game Pass. I heard it was like "XCOM meets Metal Gear Solid" and I love both of those games... So guess what? I love this game. This game is brutally difficult. I played it on hard, and the enemies can kill your whole team with one bad turn. Thankfully, I got really good at equipping my team with stealth weapons, with fully upgraded stealth perks and upgraded weaponry/throwables. I could typically plan out a sneak attack on a lone scout; however, the shit can hit the fan and surviving these scenarios can leave one's heart pumping--which is incredible considering the slower turn-based nature of the game. I also loved exploring the post-apocalyptic Swedish setting, searching for relics and other upgrade items scattered around. The writing is pretty good and Dux, Bormin, and Farrow are full of personality and flesh out the world to make it feel more believable. The Blade Runner-esque score and overall presentation really clicked and made this something truly special. I also enjoyed going back to the Ark (a hub-like homebase) to listen to the elder ramble on about nothing and upgrade/purchase items. My only complaint is that the game is pretty short and left me wanting more--so hopefully we'll see more Mutant Year Zero games in the future (it is based off a relatively popular pen/paper role-playing board game.) If XCOM, Mario & Rabbids, Wasteland 2, etc. are your types of game, I highly recommend checking out this relatively lesser known gem.