Game Releases by User Score


Elden Ring 1.

Elden Ring

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 25, 2022
A New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date. Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.6
Rogue Legacy 2 2.

Rogue Legacy 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 28, 2022
Rogue Legacy 2 is what you'd get if you mashed Rogue Legacy and a sequel together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.0
Tunic 3.

Tunic

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 16, 2022
TUNIC is an action adventure game about a tiny fox in a big world where you don't belong. Presented by Finji. Developed by Andrew Shouldice, TUNIC is a game shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Crafted to evoke feelings of classic action adventure games, TUNIC stars a heroic little fox as they explore a foreign land that hides danger around every corner. Discover unique items, new combat techniques, and arcane secrets as our hero forges their way through intriguing new world.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Citizen Sleeper 4.

Citizen Sleeper

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 5, 2022
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYE An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE. Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time. TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future. ACCESS THEIR SECRETS Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks. YOU WERE MADE TO DIE Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
Crusader Kings III: Console Edition 5.

Crusader Kings III: Console Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 29, 2022
Paradox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.7
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 6.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
MotoGP 22 7.

MotoGP 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 21, 2022
Explore all the contents of the 2022 season in the MotoGP™ classes and in all the other categories. More than 120 riders, over 20 official circuits and all the excitement of the official championship are waiting for you. And if you want to take a leap into the past, over 70 historic champions will let you relive the best of MotoGP™ history.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
MLB The Show 22 8.

MLB The Show 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 1, 2022
Diamond Dynasty is back. Play, collect, and build on your fantasy card collection and bring to life on the diamond*. Try the new Mini Seasons mode, where each season brings new challenges as you face off against a new set of competition. Create and use multiple Ballplayers, beyond your Road to the Show personalized Baseball RPG experience, and customize your Ballplayers exactly how you want to aid in your progression. Face your friends with cross-platform play**. With cross progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms. Stepping up to the plate for the first time? Tailor your experience with gameplay styles and two new difficulty settings to help you get the hang of the basics. Play March to October in your style, with updated mode tools to utilize custom uniforms, logos, and created stadiums. Live out your dream Baseball matchups with new Legends joining the diamond.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.8
FAR: Changing Tides 9.

FAR: Changing Tides

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 1, 2022
Set sail and discover the wonders of a flooded world rife with mystery. Dive into unknown depths on the hunt for fuel and salvage, devise innovative solutions to overcome intricate obstacles, and unearth forgotten relics lost to time.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Grand Theft Auto V 10.

Grand Theft Auto V

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 15, 2022
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game's three lead characters, playing all sides of the game's interwoven story. All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto's darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
3.5
WWE 2K22 11.

WWE 2K22

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 8, 2022
Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy. Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania. Hit with the biggest and best-looking Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Ric Flair, Alexa Bliss & more.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.5
Road 96 12.

Road 96

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 14, 2022
Summer 1996. Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you'll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Shadow Warrior 3 13.

Shadow Warrior 3

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 1, 2022
Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system. Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon's egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to hold off the impending cataclysm. Bring a Katana to a Gunfight. Conduct a symphony of death with each encounter by mixing overwhelming firepower with devastatingly precise katana strikes as you dash in and around the demonic hordes. Fancy Footwork Flow between nimble movement techniques including air dashes, wall running, double jumps, and the fancy new grappling hook busts your combat and movement options wide open in every battle. Execute Then Annihilate Execute spectacular finishing moves to claim a piece of your conquered foe and unleash its powers back on the horde in a burst of unstoppable fury and powerful magic. Dynamic Combat Arenas Each environment is lined with hazardous structures and devices that can be activated to add another layer of creative choice to the offensive strategy. Neo Feudal Japan Trek across a mythic Asian land infused with the magic and technology of ancient samurai, now overrun by the demonic yokai from Japanese folklore. Funny Business Brace for expertly delivered one-liners from Lo Wang, pointed banter with Zilla, and an intense thrill ride of absurd predicaments on the way to turning doomsday into a new day.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.0
Sniper Elite 5 14.

Sniper Elite 5

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 26, 2022
As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken. It's Karl's mission to take out the high-ranking Nazi officers and end Operation Kraken once and for all. Based upon real world locations from France in 1944, the new game maps are the largest and most immersive in the franchise's history with the new traversal system offering players an even greater sandbox of options when it comes to taking out their targets. You can even invite a friend to help you on your mission with enhanced cooperative gameplay options.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 15.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 25, 2022
Embark on an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry! Bullets, magic, and broadswords collide across this chaotic fantasy world brought to life by the unpredictable Tiny Tina, who makes the rules, changes the world on the fly, and guides players on their journey. Customize your own multiclass hero and loot, shoot, slash, and cast your way through outlandish monsters and treasure-filled dungeons on a quest to stop the tyrannical Dragon Lord. Everyone's welcome, so join the party, throw on your adventuring boots, and be Chaotic Great!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Submerged: Hidden Depths 16.

Submerged: Hidden Depths

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 10, 2022
A drowned city, crumbling tips of skyscrapers stubbornly standing above the waves. Deserted villages, now inhabited by enigmatic creatures. And beneath the surging ocean waits an anguished, angry presence. Submerged: Hidden Depths is a non-combat third-person “relaxploration” adventure, set in the sunken ruins of a beautiful world. Take on the role of Miku and Taku – one cursed with a mysterious power that she wants to use for good, the other determined not to let it tear them apart. Boat across tranquil waters and storm-driven white-caps, explore and climb what remains of a once-towering city, and scour the buildings for the seeds of its salvation.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok 17.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 10, 2022
In the most ambitious expansion in franchise history, Eivor must embrace their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of Battle and Wisdom. Unleash new divine powers as you embark on a desperate quest through a breathtaking world. Complete a legendary Viking saga and save your son in the face of the gods’ doom.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
GRID Legends 18.

GRID Legends

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 25, 2022
GRID Legends is for the racing thrill-seekers, delivering thrilling wheel-to-wheel motorsport and edge of your seat action around the globe. Create your dream motorsport events, hop into live multiplayer races, be part of the drama in an immersive virtual production story, and embrace the sensation of spectacular action racing. Jostle for position. Drive legendary cars to their limits. Feel the rush of incredible speed. Push your Nemesis on the track. Defeat your friends again and again... and don't let them ever forget it! Play together with up to 21 friends in the most social and connected GRID ever, including cross-platform play, and cause havoc on the track. Make racing memories with a stunning variety of cars, new city locations such as London and Moscow, exciting event types, and create on-track enemies. Use the Race Creator to design adrenaline-fueled races to tear up with your friends, with event types like Elimination, electrifying Boost races, and the return of Drift. Want to race hypercars against huge trucks? Go for it! Be part of the spectacle of motorsport with our dramatic virtual production story Driven to Glory, or dive into our largest ever Career, featuring hundreds of exhilarating events.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.3
Evil Dead: The Game 19.

Evil Dead: The Game

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 13, 2022
Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds in a game inspired by all three original Evil Dead films as well as the Starz original Ash vs Evil Dead television series. ICONIC CHARACTERS Play as characters from throughout the Evil Dead universe, including Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and more, with new dialogue performed by Bruce Campbell and others! PLAY AS GOOD OR EVIL... Fight for the forces of good or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and other players while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls! OVER THE TOP VISUALS Whether you're tearing a Deadite in two with Ash's famous chainsaw hand or flying through the map as the Kandarian Demon in spirit form, the game captures the look and feel of the Evil Dead franchise in all its glory, with realistic visuals and a physics-based gore system that brings the horror to life! THIS...IS MY BROOMSTICK! Brandish your short barrel shotgun, chainsaw, cleavers and more to do some delightfully gruesome violence against the armies of darkness. Evil Dead: The Game features multiplayer co-op and PvP for PC, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Trek to Yomi 20.

Trek to Yomi

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 5, 2022
Trek to Yomi is an ultra-stylised cinematic action-adventure that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect. As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.4
ELEX II 21.

ELEX II

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 1, 2022
ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack, you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want. Several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat arrives from the sky, unleashing the dangerous powers of dark Elex and endangering all life on the planet. In order to defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax has to go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders. Dive into a huge, hand-crafted, completely unique world with multiple factions and diverse environments set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.1
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin 22.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 18, 2022
Players of the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the FINAL FANTASY series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
Shredders 23.

Shredders

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 17, 2022
Break into the snowboarding event of the year in the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you’re up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.1

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 87

    Hardspace: Shipbreaker

    • Release Date: May 24, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  2. 86

    Unpacking

    • Release Date: May 10, 2022
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS5
  3. 84

    Sniper Elite 5

    • Release Date: May 26, 2022
    • Platform: PC
  4. 84

    Citizen Sleeper

    • Release Date: May 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 9.0
    • Platform: XBSX
  5. 83

    Mini Motorways

    • Release Date: May 11, 2022
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 56

    DOLMEN

  2. 62

    DOLMEN

  3. 62

    Snow Bros. Special

    • Release Date: May 19, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  4. 62

    Seven Pirates H

    • Release Date: May 12, 2022
    • Rating: M
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 63

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong