The Gardens Between Now Available in Xbox Game Pass

By Rebecca Smith,
Over the course of November, we've had ten new titles added to Xbox Game Pass. We thought that was it until December, but then Microsoft had one last surprise for us. Released today, The Gardens Between has been added to the program on day one.

The Gardens Between
The Gardens Between

Best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Together they embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship: the memories they’ve built, what must be let go, and what should never be left behind. Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, the friends find that time flows in all directions. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their significant moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative. "A masterwork." - The Guardian “A must-have title for anyone who enjoys puzzle games.” - Gaming Trend “An incredibly clever and frighteningly intricate puzzle formula.” - Nintendo Life "Full of creative touches and small magical moments." - GameSpot "A magical journey." - Polygon “You really need to play it.’ - Engadget AWARDS • 'Apple Design Award' Winner - Apple 2019 • 'Mac Game of the Year' Winner - Apple 2018 • 'Game of the Year' Winner - AGDA 2018 • 'Most Innovative Game' Winner - Game Two 2018 • ‘Best Technology’ Winner - Sense Of Wonder Night 2018 • 'Visual Excellence' Finalist - IGF 2018 • 'Best of MIX' Winner - MIX Seattle 2018 • 'Game Design Excellence' Winner - BIC Fest 2017 • Plus another twenty industry award nominations • 'Final Selection' of more than 16 international festivals Stream or buy the original and extended soundtrack of The Gardens Between at

We already know four of the titles due to arrive during December, although the first of those won't be released until December 4th. We thought there would be more titles to be added to Game Pass before then on December 1st, but we have just two days before the month ends and we haven't heard anything yet. We'll be sure to let you know as soon as we do.

In the meantime, don't forget that if you're currently playing any of these seven titles, you need to finish them before their removal from the program at the end of November in just two days.

We've got the full list of The Gardens Between achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.