Xbox Series X Action Games

Vampire Survivors 1.

Vampire Survivors

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2022
Mow thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you. There's no place where to hide, all you can do is try to survive a cursed night and get as much gold as possible for the next survivor, before Death inevitably puts an end to your struggles.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.5
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 2.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
The little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm's way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land, and discover Ori's true destiny. From the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly anticipated sequel. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues the Moon Studios tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Rogue Legacy 2 3.

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:
90
User Score:
7.8
Deathloop 4.

Deathloop

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 20, 2022
If at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don't succeed die, die again.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.3
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate 5.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 17, 2020
Experience 2 robust and critically acclaimed story campaigns from Mk11 & Mk11: aftermath. Play as the complete 37-character roster including newly added fighters mileena, RaiN & rambo. Thousands of Skins & weapons & Gear for an unprecedented level of Fighter customization. Includes all previous guest fighters such as Terminator Joker spawn & robocop. Every mode included.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.9
Hi-Fi Rush 6.

Hi-Fi Rush

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 25, 2023
Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp with raucous rhythm combat! From Tango Gameworks comes Hi-Fi RUSH, an all-new action game where the world syncs to the music.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights 7.

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 29, 2021
Long ago, in the distant reaches of Land's End, an unforeseen rainfall transformed all living things into frenzied undead monstrosities known as the Blighted. Faced with a calamity far beyond their understanding, the kingdom fell into ruin with no end to the accursed rain in sight. Meanwhile in the remnants of this devastated land, a young woman named Lily awakens in the depths of a church Unravel the mystery of the kingdom destroyed by the Rain of Death. Journey through the sprawling and hauntingly beautiful Land's End, traversing a submerged forest, a sealed-off contaminated underground cavern, and a grand castle. Formidable bosses await that will gladly claim your life given even the slightest chance. Defeat these powerful foes and release them from their unending curse to recruit them as allies. Overcome the challenges before you and search for the truth with powerful knights at your side.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Psychonauts 2 8.

Psychonauts 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 25, 2021
Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
Halo Infinite 9.

Halo Infinite

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 8, 2021
When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Begin anew and step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
Tinykin 10.

Tinykin

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 30, 2022
Milo arrives on Earth to find that he's way too small, everybody's gone and a day hasn't passed since 1991! Catch hundreds of mysterious tinykin and use their unique powers to create ladders, bridges, explosions and a lot more! Find a way home through a sprawling ant-sized metropolis, and unravel Earth's biggest mystery!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 11.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 12, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
OlliOlli World 12.

OlliOlli World

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 8, 2022
OlliOlli World is a bold new skateboarding action-platformer that’s bursting with personality. Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges, and make new friends along the way. Customize your character’s looks, tricks, and style while you experience explorable levels with multiple paths that provide an array of opportunities for player expression. Challenge the world in Leagues or dare a friend to beat your best tricks on one of millions of sharable levels. Experience the accessibility, depth, and player freedom as you dive into the signature flow state gameplay of OlliOlli World. OlliOlli World marks the third entry in the critically-acclaimed OlliOlli series from Roll7, the BAFTA and multi-award-winning independent studio. Key Features: ? Welcome to Radlandia!: Take a trip across a lush skateboarding utopia that is filled to the brim with eccentric characters and vibrant locations that are begging to be explored. Find your grind in Inflatable Alley or blaze down Los Vulgas to discover new paths, fresh side quests, rad rewards, and epic trick opportunities. All perfectly complemented by a hand-picked compilation of IDM and Electronica tracks. ? Play at your level: Super tight controls combine with highly refined gameplay to ensure a silky smooth ride. Not a Pro? Don’t worry – OlliOlli World welcomes you with open arms, allowing new players to tear down streets and pull off sick method grabs without fear of faceplanting the curb. Think you’ve got what it takes? Achieve mastery through millions of unique levels in sandbox mode or compete against rivals around the globe in leagues with a hugely deep combo system with over 100 moves to master and combine in your battle for the highest score. ? Freedom of expression: Cruise through Radlandia's epic skate-haven and prove your skills to unlock special rewards that let you customize your character’s looks, tricks and style. Want to skate in your flip flops… go for it. Want to wear a bumble bee onesie …ok then… no judgement. In OlliOlli World as long as you’re on board anything goes!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.6
Quake Remastered 13.

Quake Remastered

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 12, 2021
The remastered version of Quake is here.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary 14.

Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 14, 2022
Serving as the ultimate celebration of a decade's worth of brain-twisting first-person action, Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary adds refined visuals, completely redesigned and revised gameplay sections, and a whole new chapter to a fresh take on the classic puzzler entirely rebuilt from the ground up. The new chapter - dubbed Sector 8 - offers an additional 4-6 hours of gameplay, adding fresh content to an anniversary edition that will also allow players to take on either the original 2012 version of the game, or 2014's Director's Cut complete with its voice-over narrative and revised soundtrack - both with Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary's stunning new visuals.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen 15.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 22, 2022
The Definitive Destiny Campaign. Delve into Savath?n’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies. New Destination. A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savath?n’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here. Weapon Crafting. Create custom weaponry with unique mod, shader, and stat combinations. Master the new Glaive weapon type and unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
OlliOlli World: VOID Riders 16.

OlliOlli World: VOID Riders

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 15, 2022
With its DLC expansion, Void Riders, the side-scrolling skateboarding platformer is taking things a step further with a cosmic theme and the addition of a whole bunch of aliens.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Hell Let Loose 17.

Hell Let Loose

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
You've never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played... with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle. Featuring sweeping maps modelled on real reconnaissance images and satellite data, the entire battlefield is divided up into large capture sectors -- allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns on an ever-evolving front line. When a sector is captured, it will generate one of three resources for your team, creating a complex meta-game that will influence your team's march to victory.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Gears 5 18.

Gears 5

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
The world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition's robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera herself. CHARACTERS: Kait Diaz Kait was born and raised beyond the COG's formal jurisdiction. Her mother, Reyna, was the leader of her isolated Outsider village. Yet Kait also has deep family ties to the COG: her late father was a widely admired lieutenant colonel during the Pendulum Wars and her uncle, Oscar, was a highly decorated frontline Gear in the early years of the Locust War. Even after her induction into the COG, her true loyalties are unknown, even to her. Kait's Necklace Kait hasn't told anyone about the Locust necklace her mother gave her before she died and the pressure of this secret is eating her alive. JD Fenix The son of Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, JD grew up surrounded by stories of his war-hero parents. Unfortunately, an incident at Settlement 2 left JD deeply disillusioned with the COG, after which he and his best friend, Del, went AWOL and joined an Outsider village. After helping to fight back the Swarm's initial push, JD has once again attracted the interest of First Minister Jinn, much to his father's and friends' dismay. Del Walker Del lost both his parents in the difficult aftermath of the Locust War and was siphoned into a boarding school, where he met JD Fenix. As a young officer, Del was part of a disastrous mission at the COG's Settlement 2, which shattered his faith in First Minister Jinn's government. Although Del recognizes the need to fight with the COG in the aftermath of the Swarm's emergence, he is not necessarily thrilled to be doing soand he is wholly unprepared to learn details about the Settlement 2 incident that JD has kept from him. Marcus Fenix After the Locust War, Marcus played a limited role in the COG, even though his wife, Anya, initially led the government. After Anya's death, it became clear that the COG would favor authoritarian control over civic-minded rebuilding. Now that he and JD have been reunited, Marcus finds himself once again fighting for the COG, but his frustrations with authority, and conflicts with his son, remain ever present. Game details: From one of gaming's most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. Three-player Campaign Co-op: Battle alongside your friends in three-player online or split-screen co-op. Tours of Duty: Rank up from new recruit to four-star general in Gears Tours of Duty. Take on new and exciting challenges, earn awesome rewards, and show off your loot. Boot Camp: New to Gears or just a little rusty? Bootcamp is a fun way to learn the ropes, from the basics to advanced combat techniques. Play as Jack: Play as Jack, your personal flying support bot that can protect allies and damage enemies - perfect for players new to Gears. Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K and HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second on Xbox One X.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Just Dance 2022 19.

Just Dance 2022

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 4, 2021
Just Dance 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, "Level Up" by Ciara, and more. Looking for the perfect game to dance to the latest hits and share some fun with friends and family? Just Dance 2022 is for you. ? Exercise while having fun and start your own your routine with Sweat mode. ? Team up with your friends and rule the dance floor in Co-op mode. ? Engage the little ones with eight kid-friendly songs and choreographies with Kids mode.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles 20.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 13, 2021
Players can relive the story of Tanjiro Kamado as depicted in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its episodes start from the “Kamado Tanjirou Risshi Arc” of the TV anime, in which Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and faces off against various demons, and end at the “Mugen Train Arc” of the feature film, in which Tanjiro joins the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku on a mission. Enjoy the battles against the demons from the anime with beautiful graphics and expression. Versus Mode Form a tag team of two characters from the characters who fought in intense battles in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, including Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado, as well as from six characters who appeared in the official anime spin-off Chuukou Ikkan!! Kimetsu Gakuen Monogatari, for a total of 18 characters. Enjoy battles with your ideal tag team, be it a combination of characters who fought alongside each other in the anime, or a dream team that did not. Two-player online play is also supported.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.5
Gears 5: Hivebusters 21.

Gears 5: Hivebusters

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 15, 2020
Return to Gears 5 with the Hivebusters expansion and undertake their first suicide mission. Explore the tropical Galangi islands, battle enemies with the team’s ultimate abilities and confront a deadly new predator.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Infernax 22.

Infernax

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 14, 2022
Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
Ghost Song 23.

Ghost Song

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 3, 2022
On the desolate moon of Lorian, a long-dormant Deadsuit awakens from slumber. Journey beneath the surface on an atmospheric 2D adventure of self-discovery, ancient mysteries, and cosmic terror. Explore winding caverns and acquire new abilities to unearth this alien world’s long-buried secrets.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
Metro Exodus: Complete Edition 24.

Metro Exodus: Complete Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 18, 2021
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet. Embark on an incredible journey - board the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive, and join a handful of survivors as they search for a new life in the East. Experience Sandbox Survival - a gripping story links together classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
F1 22 25.

F1 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 28, 2022
Enter the new era of Formula 1? in EA SPORTS? F1? 22, the official videogame of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship?. Take your seat for a new season as redesigned cars and overhauled rules redefine race day, test your skills around the new Miami International Autodrome, and get a taste of the glitz and glamour in F1? Life. Race the stunning new cars of the Formula 1? 2022 season with the authentic lineup of all 20 drivers and 10 teams, and take control of your race experience with new immersive or broadcast race sequences. Create a team and take them to the front of the grid with new depth in the acclaimed My Team career mode, race head-to-head in split-screen or multiplayer, or change the pace by taking supercars from some of the sport’s biggest names to the track in our all new Pirelli Hot Laps feature.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
4.3
Chivalry 2 26.

Chivalry 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 8, 2021
Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, sprawling castle sieges and more. Catapults tear the earth apart as players lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of grand Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade. Are ye a heroic warrior, or a blood-soaked murderer? Keep fighting and gurgling out battlecries even when wounded, bleeding out and missing limbs. Enhanced player expression brings thousands of hilarious new voice-lines and deep character customization. A revamped, faster and more fluid combat system offers an expanded range of creative choices, allowing players to perfect their playstyle. Immersive sound and effects ensure every blow lands with the sickening thud of steel sinking into bone.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Blacktail 27.

Blacktail

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 15, 2022
Create the myth of Baba Yaga by living out the origins of this classic Slavic folk story in BLACKTAIL, the first-person action-adventure from THE PARASIGHT. Experience a one-of-a-kind blend of intense archery combat and dark storytelling set in a vibrant fairy tale world. Choose your path to become either the guardian of the woods or the terror nightmares are made of. You play as Yaga, a 16-year-old girl accused of witchcraft and expelled from an early medieval Slavic settlement. When living memories of her past return as foul, walking spirits, Yaga is faced with no other option than to hunt them down in hopes of unravelling her own mystery.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Ghostrunner: Project_Hel 28.

Ghostrunner: Project_Hel

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 3, 2022
Take control of Hel, one of the original games’ bosses, as she descends Dharma Tower on a bloody quest of her own. Designed to appeal to new players and veterans, she’s more combat-oriented and can survive an additional attack compared to the Ghostrunner. Run on walls, soar through neon cityscapes, and slice through six levels while mastering Hel’s powers through her own ability progression system. Battle new enemies and bosses to the beat of six fresh tracks courtesy of electronic musician Daniel Deluxe.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Artful Escape 29.

The Artful Escape

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 9, 2021
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It's an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
MultiVersus 30.

MultiVersus

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 26, 2022
In MultiVersus, the Multiverse is at your fingertips as you battle it out in intense 2v2 matches. Up against Batman & Shaggy? Try using Bugs Bunny & Arya Stark! This platform fighter lets you play out your fantasy matchups in a fun co-op or head-to-head fight for supremacy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.9
Them's Fightin' Herds 31.

Them's Fightin' Herds

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 18, 2022
Overview: Them's Fightin' Herds is an indie fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust. Beneath the cute and cuddly surface, a mechanically-deep GGPO-powered fighter awaits! Combat Features: * 4-Button Fighting - A (Light), B (Medium), C (Heavy), D (Magic). * Magic System - Emphasize your character's special abilities through a dedicated button and a unique resource. * Enhanced Super Attack - Spend an additional bar of meter during your super for a bonus utility effect. * Juggle Decay - An infinite-prevention system that manages combo length without imposing hard limits. * Dynamic Music System - Rockin' character themes adapt in the heat of the battle to make every fight feel like a clash of champions. * GGPO Netcode - Battle across the globe with little to no input delay. Game Modes: * Local Versus and Online Matchmaking - Play at home or fight worthy opponents on-demand. * Tutorial and Training Modes - Learn the ropes with guided tutorials, or practice on your own with a fully-featured, data-rich training room. * Combo and Target Challenges - Test your skills in character-specific sets of combo trials and target-smashing obstacle courses. * Pixel Lobby - An online visual lobby system that sets players free to interact and explore in a top-down overworld with nostalgic style. Customize your avatar with cosmetic items collected through various single-player and multiplayer modes. * Salt Mines - A unique melding of fighting game and dungeon crawl that pits Pixel Lobby players against waves of predators and each other in a contest of glory... and hats! * Story Mode (currently in development) - An episodic adventure where players travel with each champion in their quest to recover a magical key that will save the world of Fnum from vicious predators. Chapter 1 will be available with the release of version 1.0. Subsequent chapters will be added in the months following, free of charge.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Just Dance 2023 Edition 32.

Just Dance 2023 Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 22, 2022
Welcome to a new era of dance with Just Dance 2023 edition! Now with online multiplayer, personalization, 3D immersive worlds and new songs and modes year-round, you can experience a never-ending dance party all year long!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The King of Fighters XV 33.

The King of Fighters XV

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 14, 2022
Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, and online experience! '- A total of 39 characters are participating! Classic popular characters, revived characters, new characters, and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin! - KOF's story reaches its climax! The latest KOF Saga continues from the previous title in Story Mode. This time, the story is coming to an explosive climax! - The culmination of the series' battle system Inheriting the series' traditional 3-on-3 team battle, KOF XV also features a new system. Enjoy an unprecedented sense of speed and freshness! - Easy and versatile online play Rollback netcode has been adopted to reduce lag in online matches. There are also a variety of battle options that allow you to choose how you want to play! - KOF is fully packed with content to enjoy Includes a Gallery with movies and voices, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
A Juggler's Tale 34.

A Juggler's Tale

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 29, 2021
A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. "Ladies and Gentlemen! Come in, come in! In the mood for a story, are we?" Abby is an artiste held captive at a circus: She spends her days entertaining the audience and her nights in a cage, longing for freedom. One day, she escapes the circus and gets to explore a mystical world. Alas, freedom comes at a cost and Abby soon finds herself dragged into the dangers this world has to offer: In a war-torn, medieval fairy tale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda, Abby has to cross raging rivers, make it through bandit camps and around traps. Her adventure is always accompanied by the lyrical rhymes of puppet master Jack, who tells her story while holding the strings of his puppets firmly in his ever-helpful hands. Who can Abby trust? Can she find a way to truly break free? Despite dangling from her threads, will Abby learn that she can still influence her destiny? "Abby, Abby... Don't you see, the threads holding you up – also hold you back."
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
The Knight Witch 35.

The Knight Witch

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 2, 2022
The Knight Witch is a metroidvania adventure game with fast-paced, shoot 'em up combat set in a beautifully hand-drawn world. Cast devastating card-based spells, forge close bonds, and make moral choices all in your quest to save your home and discover who's behind the War Golem invasion.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Metal: Hellsinger 36.

Metal: Hellsinger

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 15, 2022
Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Severed Steel 37.

Severed Steel

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 22, 2022
Severed Steel is a single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, and a unique one-armed protagonist. It's you, your trigger finger, and a steel-toed boot against a superstructure full of bad guys. Chain together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides to take every last enemy down. Play as Steel, a nimble, one-armed sharpshooter on a mission. There is no reloading - pick your shots well and be ready to pry a loaded weapon from your enemies' cold dead hands.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Lemnis Gate 38.

Lemnis Gate

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 28, 2021
Lemnis Gate is a time-warping, turn-based combat strategy FPS. Over five alternating turns taking place in a 25” time-loop, you are called to master the unique abilities of a varied cast of deep-space operatives and outskill, outsmart, and outmanoeuvre your opponent in mind-bending four-dimensional battles. Lemnis Gate twists time to subvert one of the world’s most popular game genres and offers a relentlessly inventive multiplayer experience deeply rooted in tactical FPS gameplay. Challenge yourself to think across four dimensions as you embark on the ultimate test of cognition and combat. Matches in Lemnis Gate take place within time loops. You have 25 seconds to execute your action, be it blasting an enemy, manoeuvring your operative, or setting up your next move. After all players have taken turns, the next 25-second round begins. Now you’ll face what has happened while setting up what will happen. Each of the five rounds is your chance to alter the timeline as past, present, and future converge. STRATEGIC COMBAT IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION Victory doesn’t rely on shooting supremacy. You’ll have to use skill and strategy to create unstoppable game plans and get the drop on opponents. It’s all about non-linear logic, abstract thinking, and outlandish manoeuvres. Execute audacious acts and think several moves ahead to get the win. A TIME-BENDING TACTICAL SHOOTER With a varied cast of characters to choose from, how you play is up to you. Lay damaging toxic waste in your enemy’s path, slow time to land the perfect shot, or deploy protective orbs to assist your future self. Every operative possesses a distinctive loadout and special ability that proves decisive on the battlefield. TEAM UP WITH YOURSELF Welcome to the team comprised entirely of one: you. With Lemnis Gate’s innovative auto co-op feature, you command every member of your side. Auto co-op gives you total control of five deep-space operatives, effectively enabling two competitors to duke it out in bustling ten-character matches. Become a literal one-person army. COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES, ENDLESS OUTCOMES From the first second to the last, anything can happen in Lemnis Gate. Each round is a fresh chance to implement an unbeatable new strategy – or earn redemption from an earlier error. Predict hostiles’ routes, infiltrate enemy lines, and develop multi-layered gameplans by co-operating with yourself. Experiment both in and outside time, and get creative with causality.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.5
Overwatch 2 39.

Overwatch 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 4, 2022
Reunite and stand together in a new age of heroes. Overwatch 2 builds on an award-winning foundation of epic competitive play, and challenges the world's heroes to team up, power up, and take on an overwhelming outbreak of threats around the globe. Overwatch 2 evolves the look and feel of the world, with more dynamic environments, larger scale battles, additional in-game storytelling events, and improved atmospheric effects and shadows. Heroes in Overwatch 2 will also have a brand-new look, with greater detail and higher fidelity. In Push, a new, symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game. Play an active role in the next chapter of the Overwatch saga through a series of intense four-player missions. Fight back against Null Sector, uncover the motives behind the omnic attacks, and confront a rising wave of new threats. Your accomplishments and loot collections will be carried forward to Overwatch 2. That means you'll keep your skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more! Current Overwatch players will battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer; they'll also be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.5
R-Type Final 2 40.

R-Type Final 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 30, 2021
Wave Cannon attacks by trans-dimensional fighters equipped with firepower equivalent of that of a battleship. This game is thoroughly focused on expressions of how enemies are destroyed. The feeling of exhilaration in the destructions is thoroughly pursued.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.9
Outriders Worldslayer 41.

Outriders Worldslayer

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 30, 2022
OUTRIDERS is a story driven RPG-Shooter that will put the player in the shoes of an Outrider, the last hope of the human race trapped on Enoch, a dangerous and untamed planet. The campaign can be played entirely in single player, or in co-op with up to three players. Outriders Worldslayer is a new expansion that takes place directly after the events of the main campaign. In it, you and up to 2 other players must travel to the far reaches of Enoch to battle a new threat known as Ereshkigal, a dark overlord, and the main villain of the expansion.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.3
Souldiers 42.

Souldiers

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 2, 2022
Fight for your freedom in a sprawling fantasy world caught between the living and the fallen. Hone your skills in a retro epic featuring puzzle platforming, metroidvania exploration and crunchy soulslike combat.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master! 43.

Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master!

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 27, 2022
Drum out high scores by playing along with Don and Ka in Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master! Choose from over 70 songs and play with friends in local multiplayer mode and online ranked matches. Light your drumming spirit on fire!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread 44.

Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 23, 2022
Blast Brigade vs. The Evil Legion of Dr. Cread is an eye-popping 2D action-adventure inspired by the popcorn-chomping thrills of '80s action flicks. Assemble a crack team of heroes and use your platforming skills and puzzle-solving wits to traverse unique biomes, meticulously designed to encourage metroidvania-style exploration. Arm yourself with upgradeable weapons and perks, and embark on a daring mission to save the world from a mad scientist!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 45.

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:
6.1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 46.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 28, 2022
A global squad of iconic veterans and new legends of yet untold clandestine missions, these Operators are set to deliver a new era of Call of Duty when Modern Warfare II releases on October 28, 2022. Initial asset intel brings revelations about key members of Task Force 141, including Team leader Captain John Price, Sergeant Kyle "Gaz" Garrick, Sergeant "Soap" MacTavish, lone-wolf Simon "Ghost" Riley, and Colonel Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special Forces.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
Samurai Shodown: Special Edition 47.

Samurai Shodown: Special Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 16, 2021
SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns from players game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled "ghost" characters. With a story set one year before the very first installment, a diverse cast of returning and new characters cross paths in order to fulfill their destinies! * SAMURAI SHODOWN is faithful to the series' roots by delivering the same tense and exhilarating battles that it has always been known for. * Using the power of UNREAL? ENGINE 4 the series is able to achieve a level of detail and graphical quality like never before. * Using revolutionary Deep Learning AI, the game will learn from player tactics and create Ghost characters which players around the globe can share and fight against.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Sniper Elite 5 48.

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:
6.3
Kombinera 49.

Kombinera

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 7, 2022
Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It's up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos? Core Features: -Progress through 300 increasingly complex puzzles. -Encounter new hazards and abilities. -Replay levels to achieve best times. -Grab collectibles to unlock new levels -Vibrant neon visual style accompanied by ambient electronic audio tracks. -In-depth, complex, heart-tugging emotional storyline. -Accessible controls.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Trifox 50.

Trifox

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 14, 2022
Trifox, A twin-stick action-adventure game inspired by classic platformers. In Trifox you play as a multitalented hero on a quest to restore his recently invaded and plundered home. Fight your way through swarms of enemies, engage in thrilling boss fights and overcome exciting environmental challenges as you discover that there is more to your quest than meets the eye... Mix and match between three different and unique playstyles. Experiment; combine and discover new ways of dealing with your foes!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Paint the Town Red 51.

Paint the Town Red

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 29, 2021
Paint the Town Red is a chaotic first person melee combat game set in different locations and time periods and featuring a massive Rogue-Lite adventure. The voxel-based enemies can be punched, bashed, kicked, stabbed and sliced completely dynamically using almost anything that isn't nailed down. In the Scenario levels you'll need to use your wits, speed and anything you can get your hands on in epic bar fights, disco brawls, old west saloon rumbles and more. In the epic rogue-lite Beneath you'll have to delve deep underground battling terrifying monsters and unlocking powerful upgrades in a battle against ancient evils. Our amazing community has used the in-game Level Editor and Custom Texture and Music options to add thousands of amazing new levels to the game on the Steam workshop. Create your own massive brawls, horrific adventures, ingenious puzzle levels and more with the intuitive editor.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 13, 2020
Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more. MULTIPLAYER Engage in deniable operations and signature combat in the next generation of Multiplayer. ZOMBIES Players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next evolution of Treyarch's signature Zombies co-operative experience. WARZONE Black Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play experience Call of Duty: Warzone. Cross Play, Cross-Progression and Cross-Generation Enabled. NEXT-GEN Unlock the power of next-gen Call of Duty experiences with higher framerate, hardware-based ray-tracing, shorter load times and more.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
4.4
Shadow Warrior 3 53.

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:
76
User Score:
6.8
Gunfire Reborn 54.

Gunfire Reborn

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 27, 2022
Gunfire Reborn is an Adventure level-based game featured with FPS, Roguelite and RPG. Players can control heros with different abilities to experience diverse Build gameplay, use randomly dropped weapons to adventure in random levels. This game can be played by single player, or Co-op up to four. In this game, players' experience in each level is random. Every restart means brand new experience. You will meet different heroes' talents, weapons and items, different checkpoints and combat rhythms in different levels. Game Features: * FPS+Roguelite+RPG combined gameplay, construct diverse Build through death cycle for differnt experience * Elaborate, yet randomized stage experience * Over 100 different items and various weapons * Many heroes and multiple game plus with different game mechanism * Unique art style * Co-op level-based adventure
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.4
Hell Pie 55.

Hell Pie

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 21, 2022
Hell Pie is an obscene 3D platformer that takes bad taste to the next level. Hell Pie sees you grab the horns of Nate, the ‘Demon of Bad Taste’. He is given the honorable task of gathering the disgusting ingredients for Satan’s infamous birthday pie.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Demon Turf 56.

Demon Turf

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 4, 2021
The Demon World is inhabited by all kinds of nasties... Most of them lumped into gangs battling for dominion, each led by its own head honcho. Yet even these bad dudes are no match for the Demon King himself! Instead, the task falls to Beebz, a young demon barely a thousand years old, who decides it’s time for her to kick every turf leader’s butt and become the Demon Queen herself.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Curved Space 57.

Curved Space

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 29, 2021
Curved Space is an intense arcade-style twin-stick shooter that takes the classic formula and plunges it into the weirdest reaches of space. Battle cosmic space-invading spiders across curved landscapes where bullets hug the terrain while the horizon drops sharply out of sight.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R 58.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 2, 2022
All JOJOs Unite! Fight for Your Destiny! Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, DIO, Jolyne Cujoh, and other characters from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure gather across multiple generations! With 50 playable characters from all arcs, you can experience popular battles from each story, and see characters from different universes interact for the first time! This title is based on the All Star Battle fighting system that was released in 2012. The game design of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R reinvigorates the experience with adjustments to the fighting tempo and the addition of hit stops and jump dashes. With new audio recordings from the Part 6 anime voice actors, the full atmosphere of the animated series is realized. Both fans who have played the original All Star Battle and newcomers will be able to enjoy the experience.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Shoulders of Giants 59.

Shoulders of Giants

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 26, 2023
Simultaneously control a sword-wielding robot and a gunslinging space frog in Shoulders of Giants, an explosively colourful sci-fi roguelike designed to put your teamwork to the test. The forces of Entropy are spreading chaos through the stars, corrupting living planets and urging on the heat death of the universe. Led by the psychic Owl, one scrappy team of space survivors are fighting to restore the balance. A mysterious mech! A sharpshooting amphibian! Together they must cut through waves of enemies and restore light and life to the galaxy!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Evil West 60.

Evil West

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 22, 2022
A dark menace consumes the Old West. In solo or coop, fight with style in visceral, explosive combat against bloodthirsty monstrosities. Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a Wild West Superhero.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Divine Knockout 61.

Divine Knockout

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 6, 2022
Welcome to Divine Knockout. A world of Mythological Multiplayer Mayhem! DKO is a brand new, fast-paced, Brawler set in a stylized world of Gods and Mythology. DKO combines physics-based combat, a vibrant roster of deities and Third-Person combat that puts you right in the heart of the action! No confusing button combos, unleash devastating abilities at a push of a button. Hurl boulders as Hercules, unleash the might of Excalibur and wield Mjolnir with ease. Juggle foes, don't struggle with controls!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Isonzo 62.

Isonzo

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 13, 2022
World War One expands to the mountains of the Italian Front - beautiful but deadly in equal measure. Inspired by the two year struggle for control of the Isonzo river valley and the Alps during World War One, Isonzo elevates the WW1 Games Series, figuratively and literally. From the makers of Verdun and Tannenberg… Take part in historical offensives from the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo to the Strafexpedition. Reflecting the course of the actual battles, as the attackers advance the fighting will shift through vastly different landscapes within a single offensive: from hillside fortresses to mountain trenches and fierce urban combat on city streets. Everything is recreated based on research and field trips, from sound effects and uniforms down to the houses, vineyards and trenches you’ll be fighting over. The new Offensive game mode puts you right in the middle of key historical offensives on the Italian Front. Lead the charge across stunning Italian landscapes as you choose your path to victory - cut paths through barbed wire, flank your enemies by following mountain trails, or man a mortar to blast a way through. Shape a dynamic battlefield by laying sandbags and wire, placing ammo crates, deploying trench periscopes or sniper shields, and more.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
Call of Duty: Vanguard 63.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 5, 2021
This is WWII combat like never before. Witness the origins of Special Forces as you play a pivotal role and change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a gripping Campaign across four major theaters of war. Become an original Special Forces Operator in an online Multiplayer rich in innovation with 20 maps available at launch. Prepare for a franchise-first, universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Immerse yourself in a fully integrated Call of Duty?: Warzone? experience featuring a new and massive map. This is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next generation Call of Duty? engine introduced in Modern Warfare.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.0
Back 4 Blood 64.

Back 4 Blood

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 7, 2021
From the creators and development team behind the critically acclaimed, co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.3
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 65.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 4, 2021
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 marks the most challenging entry to the acclaimed series yet, introducing extreme long-range sniping with targets over 1000m away. Featuring a dramatic single-player campaign set in modern day Middle East, experience high-pressure tactical combat, deep inside enemy territory. Take on the role of Reaper, Contract Sniper Assassin, as he embarks on a new series of contracts in a lawless region of the Middle East, located along the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Tasked with a seemingly impossible task, your mission is to topple an insidious criminal syndicate and bring them to justice.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
White Shadows 66.

White Shadows

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 7, 2021
White Shadows is a cinematic puzzle-platformer where you play as a little Ravengirl trying to escape a brutal dystopia founded on oppression and violence that puts her at the bottom of its hierarchical social ladder.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
Outriders 67.

Outriders

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 1, 2021
Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you'll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you'll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, Outriders offers countless hours of gameplay from one of the finest shooter developers in the industry People Can Fly.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Little Orpheus 68.

Little Orpheus

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 13, 2022
The year is 1962 and NASA are trying to put a man on the moon. In a remote corner of Siberia, a Soviet cosmonaut is heading in the other direction. Comrade Ivan Ivanovich is dropped into an extinct volcano in his exploration capsule, Little Orpheus, to explore the center of the earth. He promptly vanishes. Join our bold yet hapless hero as he explores lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles and lands beyond imagination. Gasp as he battles the subhuman tribe of the Menkv and escapes the clutches of dreadful monsters! Cheer as he triumphs over impossible odds and brings socialism to the subterranean worlds! Little Orpheus is a technicolor side-scrolling adventure game inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot. Delivered in eight bite-size, commute-friendly episodes, Little Orpheus is simple enough for casual players but rich enough for seasoned adventure fans.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Heidelberg 1693 69.

Heidelberg 1693

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 18, 2022
Carve a bloody path through hordes of monsters and the undead in the ravaged city of 17th century Heidelberg. Manually reload your musket after every shot as you bring battle to the doorstep of hell and overcome these trials using what limited resources you can scavenge on the battlefield. Face the unknown and fight a vast number of hand-crafted and -animated enemies in over 20 lovingly detailed levels. Confront deadly bosses inspired by real historical figures as seen through the distorted lens of a nightmarish world where black magic and dark science rule supreme. Challenge the Moon King and send him back into the pits!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction 70.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 20, 2022
Assemble your elite team of Rainbow Six Operators to launch incursions in the unpredictable containment zones and face off against an evolving Alien threat. Band together and put everything on the line as you take on this unknown enemy. Pick from 18 Rainbow Six operators. Assemble a squad in Co-op of up to three Operators, or go solo. Each operator has a specific set of weapons and abilities to learn improve and master, and improve through a new progression-system. Explore 12 uniquely designed maps featuring procedurally generated challenges will test your team every time. Knowledge, cooperation and a tactical approach are your best weapons to survive. Fail against the enemies and your Operators will go Missing in Action (MIA). Be prepared to fight a lethal, unpredictable and constantly evolving Alien Threat. You will have to count on your teammates to face each of the 10 parasitic archetypes. Their abilities, combined with the alien ecosystem, will stand in your way.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.9
Pac-Man World: Re-PAC 71.

Pac-Man World: Re-PAC

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 26, 2022
Feed Your Appetite for Adventure. In Pac-Man World Re-Pac, Pac-Man arrives home on his birthday to find the Ghosts have kidnapped Pac-Man’s family & friends and ruined his party. Pac-Man must set out to adventure through the six areas of Ghost Island to rescue his family and friends, and face-off against the Ghosts’ boss, Toc-Man. With polished graphics, enhanced gameplay, and updated features – Pac-Man World Re-Pac is action/platforming fun for both experienced Pac-fans and new Pac-thusiasts the world over.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Sable 72.

Sable

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 23, 2021
Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.2
Destiny 2: Beyond Light 73.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
The frontier of Europa holds many lost secrets from the past, including the dark power of Stasis. You must work with the mysterious Exo Stranger to harness this new power before Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, bestows it on her Fallen forces. Grow your arsenal, master Stasis, and go beyond the light.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.0
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 74.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS! Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.6
The Gunk 75.

The Gunk

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 16, 2021
The Gunk is a game about two friends who run a small scavenging outfit together, and who travel from one space rock to another in search for resources they can harvest and sell. One day they land on a planet that looks dead from a distance, turns out to be unlike any other they’ve set foot on. A slimy parasite? — or gunk — covers vast areas and seems to corrupt the otherwise vibrant nature and wildlife. It’s clear that they must fight this gunk to understand what’s happened and to save the dying planet. But this also creates a rift between them; on one hand, the planet will die if we don’t rid the planet of the gunk. On the other, we’ve got problems of our own and surely this isn’t our fight to begin with. So, who cares… right? Do we have to? [Thunderful Group]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.8
Aliens: Fireteam Elite 76.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 24, 2021
2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival. Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the Xenomorph threat. Face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates, as you and your fireteam desperately fight your way through four unique campaigns that introduce new storylines to the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience. THE ULTIMATE HUNT Play a pivotal role in the epic events that occur 23 years after the original Alien trilogy as a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the USS Endeavor, battling terrifying Xenomorph threats. SURVIVE THE HIVE Face overwhelming odds against over 20 enemy types, including 11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and eviscerate vulnerable marines. CUSTOMIZE YOUR FIRETEAM Choose from five unique classes - Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon - each with their own special abilities and character perks. Utilize an extensive arsenal of 30+ weapons and 70+ mods/attachments in your effort to eradicate the Alien threat.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.9
Bright Memory: Infinite 77.

Bright Memory: Infinite

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 21, 2022
A lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres. Bright Memory: Infinite is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis in the year 2036. A strange phenomenon for which scientists can find no explanation has occurred in the skies around the world. The Supernatural Science Research Organization (SRO) has sent agents out to various regions to investigate this phenomenon. It is soon discovered that these strange occurrences are connected to an archaic mystery – an as-of-yet unknown history of two worlds, about to come to light. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
Remote Life 78.

Remote Life

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 27, 2022
Remote Life is a 2D side scrolling space shooter. The graphics are huge 3D pre-rendered sprites and are gorgeously animated. It is full of cool menacing monsters. The backgrounds look fantastic and fit perfectly to the Alien world. The Bosses look so infinity creepy and scary that the cg-artist had to design them with closed eyes. There are an immense number of weapons. You are surrounded by such a Brutal-Frenetic-Sci-Fi-Techno-Alien World that is so brilliantly credible that you can almost smell the gasses that the aliens create when you blast them off. The soundtrack fits perfectly to the theme and the pace of the game. This game is is a full immersion in an unseen world.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Arcadegeddon 79.

Arcadegeddon

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 5, 2022
Gilly, the owner of a local arcade, is trying to save his business from a faceless mega corporation. To do so he takes all the top arcade games and connects them all to make a super game, unfortunately the mega corporation, Fun Fun Co., hacks the game and injects a virus. You and your friends need to save the game and the last hometown arcade.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Final Vendetta 80.

Final Vendetta

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 17, 2022
The notorious "Syndic8" gang are slowly taking control of the capital and have kidnapped Claire Sparks' younger sister. Unfortunately for them, Claire will do whatever it takes to get her back and crush anyone who stands in her way! She teams up with her two friends (and housemates) - retired pro-wrestler Miller T. Williams and Duke Sancho, the streetwise bare-knuckle fighter. Together they must battle and brawl their way through the mean streets of London in a risky mission to reunite Claire with her sister. Final Vendetta is a hard-hitting action packed beat 'em up for 1 or 2 players in the vein of classic arcade titles. Featuring stunning pixel art and a thumping soundtrack with exclusive tracks from Utah Saints! Brawl with bad dudes and tough girls as you fight through dangerous environments.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Aliens: Fireteam Elite - Pathogen 81.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite - Pathogen

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 30, 2022
An expansion that takes players to new locations in a new campaign, with new enemies to fight, new accessories and cosmetics, and more.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Kao the Kangaroo 82.

Kao the Kangaroo

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 27, 2022
Join Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. On the course of his journey, Kao will learn under the guidance of his master - Walt, how to become not only an awesome fighter but also a clever one who uses his head as much as his fists.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.0
I Am Fish 83.

I Am Fish

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 16, 2021
I Am Fish is a charming, physics-based adventure starring four intrepid fish friends, forcibly separated from their home in a pet shop fish tank. Over the course of the game you join them as they swim, fly, roll and chomp their way to the open ocean from the far-flung corners of Barnardshire (the smallest county in England) in their bid for freedom and to re-unite once again. FINTASTIC FRIENDS Meet our heroes! Goldfish - cheerful, brave, and adventurous, a natural born swimmer! Pufferfish – a little slow but kind-hearted who can also puff up into a ball and roll across land. Piranha - wild, chaotic, loud, unpredictable, and loves to bite - obviously. Flying Fish – a little aloof at times but a real softy at heart, with the ability to glide through the air! These plucky heroes will leave no bowl unturned, putting their heart and shoal into the mission to re-unite! NO NEED TO BE A BRAIN STURGEON Swim, roll, glide, chomp, flip flop, inflate, fly and bite your way through enthralling challenges. A simple, intuitive control scheme leaves no excuses should your fish perish leaving you feeling very gill-ty. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOWL With its idyllic coastline and quaint villages Barnardshire might seem like a perfect slice of quintessential tranquility, but to our aquatic adventurers it’s alive with the very real threats presented by crossing roads, traversing rooftops, dodging deep fat fryers, avoiding wildlife including the cantankerous locals, not to mention fragile fishbowls and the very real problem that fish can’t breathe out of water. LEAVE NO FISH BEHIND We won’t dwell on grizzly fish death, but should your fish fall too far in whatever make-shift fishbowl it finds itself in, run out of air or generally flounder you will be popped back to the most recent checkpoint to refine your approach. SWIM TO FREEDOM Our four fin-tastic friends will be hitching rides in all manner of ad hoc water carriers including jars, mop buckets on wheels and the occasional pint glass. Cheers! Navigating in each make-shift aquatic vehicle poses its own unique challenge, but don’t worry, the relative freedom of open water is never too far away with inviting fountains, swimming pools and err, sewers full of hazardous materials to splash around in, before reaching the final goal – the shimmering, open ocean.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.9
Beat Souls 84.

Beat Souls

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 16, 2022
Let's break it down with Beat Souls! A high-speed rhythm game where you have to avoid obstacles and collect the titular Beat Souls to wrack up a stylish combo and go for the high-score! Lay the Rhythm Yokai to rest with awesome dance moves as you put on a killer performance! Dodge left or right, or Jump and avoid the noise (obstacles) that fly in rhythm with the music. To really master the game, you have to learn to move your character, Mikoto, while moving your Otomo companion to collect the Beat Souls. Dodge side to side and jump to avoid incoming danger while moving your Otomo across the screen to collect the incoming Beat Souls.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Arkanoid: Eternal Battle 85.

Arkanoid: Eternal Battle

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 27, 2022
Discover or re-discover, the emblematic block breaker game in a fully modernized version! Classic elements from the franchise will definitely make a comeback, with a brand-new look, new rules, as well as new effects, bonuses and features! For the first time ever, players will be able to compete against each other, offering an online experience thanks to the Eternal Battle mode, the main new feature of this game, bringing the arcade experience to a whole new level. This Battle Royale mode offers the possibility to compete among 25 players online.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Gravitar: Recharged 86.

Gravitar: Recharged

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 2, 2022
A lone pilot, far from home, must navigate an abstract universe of uncharted planets and space stations guarded by mysterious, hostile aliens in Gravitar: Recharged. You must complete missions in each solar system, navigating a variety of challenging environments, each with varying levels of gravity that will test your skills as a pilot. Complete each mission within a solar system and you will be transported to the next through a massive black hole. Will you ever make it home? The visual aesthetic of Gravitar: Recharged takes the Recharged series in a new direction, with expansive environments rendered in painterly style and pastel tones. In the capable hands of industry-veteran composer Megan McDuffee, the original soundtrack complements the art style with soothing, atmospheric tracks that evoke a sense of wonder.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
LEGO Brawls 87.

LEGO Brawls

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 2, 2022
Dream up the ultimate minifig brawlers and bash your way through all of your favorite LEGO themes in the first team action brawler set in the LEGO universe. Design your ultimate LEGO Minifig hero with unique style, strategy and personality. A cactus with an attitude? A scrappy janitor ninja who happens to have fighting chickens? A sledgehammer-swinging clown with a few scores to settle? Sure! Build the ultimate brawler and level them up with unlockable content! From the swashbuckling shores of Barracuda Bay, to the waterlogged caverns of Ninjago Seabound, to a dusty wild west saloon and the mythical Monkie Kid jungle, all of your favorite LEGO themes are brawlable! Collect unlockable minifigs, power-ups, and emotes along the way. Battle to the top and track your rank against everyone else in the world! Do you have what it takes to be the best?
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
High on Life 88.

High on Life

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 13, 2022
Fresh out of high school with no job and no ambition, you've really got nothing going for you until an alien cartel that wants to get high off humanity invades Earth. Now, you and a team of charismatic talking guns must answer the hero's call and become the deadliest intergalactic bounty hunter the cosmos has ever seen. Travel to various planets and locations across the cosmos, go up against the nefarious Garmantuous and his gang of goons, collect loot, meet unique characters, and more, in the latest comedy adventure from Justin Roiland! Navigate dynamic and changing worlds that range from a jungle paradise, to a city built inside an asteroid, the hub of the cosmos. Leverage the distinct skills of each gun to defeat a variety of diabolical alien enemies and track down Garmantuous. Complete hunter challenges, meet weird, fun, and hilarious characters, collect an array of alien technology, and more!
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.9
Swordship 89.

Swordship

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 5, 2022
What does a Shoot'Em Up look like if you remove the shooting? It looks like Swordship: an intense dodging game where placement is everything. Sharpen your skills because this is the DODGE'EM UP you are looking for! Dodge attacks to survive and trick your enemies into killing each other. Steal containers and deliver them to upgrade your ship or improve your score. No shooting, but all the action!
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
INDUSTRIA 90.

INDUSTRIA

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 9, 2022
Berlin, 9th November 1989: The streets are full of people. After four decades of division, thousands of cars are rolling across the inner-German border. The Wall is finally open! At the same time a man disappears in a secret research facility near East Berlin. His goodbye message reaches you too late. You drive back to the office, where the State Security has already destroyed all records of the research project. The complex is deserted and empty. The search for Walter takes you deep into the center of the facility - right into the heart of the universe, where time seems to stand still. The dark secret lurks - well hidden - behind the curtain. In the end, it is horrible insights and the questions of responsibility that make you dive deeper and deeper into a strange, surreal yet familiar world.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.0
Greak: Memories of Azur 91.

Greak: Memories of Azur

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 17, 2021
Greak: Memories of Azur is a side scrolling single-player game with hand-drawn animations. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires 92.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 15, 2022
Empires, a unique "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" experience. Dramatic stories of officers on different sides. All 94 officers who have appeared in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 are playable. In addition, players can control all 700 common officers. A major change from previous series titles, areas around castles become battlefields, evolving into “Storming the Castle” instances. Employ strategic Secret Plans and balance Army Affinity to break through the enemy's gate. Defeat the enemy commander in Decisive Battle mode to claim victory of the castle. The Empires series' signature domestic system is back. With a high degree of flexibility, set long and mid term kingdom goals, recruit new officers, procure logistics, and execute a variety of military, economic and diplomatic commands to strive to unify China.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
9.5
Battlefield 2042 93.

Battlefield 2042

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 12, 2021
Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
2.3
Within the Blade 94.

Within the Blade

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 16, 2021
In 1560 A.D - Japan's last Shogunate has lost full control over the realm, causing a plunge into a massive civil war. All hope lies within the ninja clan "Black Lotus" to sabotage and defend against the forces of the villain and his demonic allies. The warlord must be assassinated. Do you have the ninja skills to save medieval Japan from a reign terror? Within the Blade is an epic game in stealth, platforming, and RPG genres, in which the player takes on the role of a Ninja. Explore the scenic world of feudal Japan, using your stealth to complete missions. Collect various materials to craft weapons: shurikens, poisons, elixirs, grenades, mines. As well as the main weapon the Ninjato and Kusarigama to build your power.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
The Rumble Fish 2 95.

The Rumble Fish 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 8, 2022
At the close of the 20th century... A large-scale natural disaster struck the eastern area of a certain country. The disaster wiped out the financial sector and toppled high-rise buildings over a wide area, even as far as the main functions of the capital. This resulted in the loss of a staggering 158,000 lives. At the dawn of the 21st century... Conglomerate PROBE-NEXUS, commonly known as Probe, begins reconstruction efforts in the eastern area of said country. Probe relocates its own base of operations to the ruined sector and builds a massive city run by the corporation. Lavished with colossal capital and cutting-edge technology, the modern-day Babylon is made up of skyscrapers that put the old high-rises to shame, the biggest shopping mall in the world, and recreational facilities one might mistake for a theme park. This was the dazzling birth of a symbol for the new century. It became the most essential place on the planet and was christened Zone Prime. The Rumble Fish is a 2D fighting game. The arcade version was developed in 2004. The arcade version of The Rumble Fish 2 came out in 2005, introducing new game mechanics and characters. It gained popularity with its sleek 2D visuals powered by S.M.A. (Smooth Model Animation), fascinating characters and strategic gameplay using 2 types of gauges.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Sonic Frontiers 96.

Sonic Frontiers

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 8, 2022
Worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.3
Morkredd 97.

Morkredd

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 10, 2020
Morkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game for one to two players combining skill-based puzzle-solving, a challenging balance of light and shadow, and a dark world full of secrets to unlock.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
5.7
Override 2: Super Mech League 98.

Override 2: Super Mech League

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 22, 2020
Override is a 3D fighting game with local and online multiplayer modes that is perfect for competitive players, mech fans, or casual brawlers. This newest entry to the series features a fully online Career Mode, improved combat systems, and tons of multiplayer modes.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Necromunda: Hired Gun 99.

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 1, 2021
Become a Hired Gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable. Embark on an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.3
Gungrave G.O.R.E 100.

Gungrave G.O.R.E

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 22, 2022
In Gungrave G.O.R.E, play the gun-wielding badass anti-hero of your dreams as you mow down tons of enemies in a gory ballet of bullets and experience a story of vengeance, love and loyalty, all in a beautiful third-person action shooter, combining the best that Eastern and Western game design have to offer. As the titular Gunslinger of Resurrection, you become the badass anti-hero of your dreams, an ultimate killing machine, brutalising your foes without mercy. Taking cover and retreating is not an option for Grave, he only ever goes full steam ahead, preferably right through his enemies. Stylish third-person shooting meets close-range martial arts, creating seamlessly flowing action as you crush your enemies in a gory ballet of bullets. Utilise your unlimited ammo Cerberus pistols and your transformable EVO-coffin to unleash devastating combos in pursuit of maximum damage and style.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
4.0
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