Game Releases by User Score

Hades 1.

Hades

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 13, 2021
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.5
Forza Horizon 5 2.

Forza Horizon 5

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 5, 2021
Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 27, 2021
From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.1
It Takes Two 4.

It Takes Two

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 26, 2021
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 5.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 26, 2021
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.0
Tetris Effect: Connected 6.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Tetris® Effect: Connected adds an all-new robust multiplayer expansion to the huge variety of addictive and innovative single-player modes that Tetris Effect is known for with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. Tetris Effect is Tetris® like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you're playing, making any of the game's 30+ stages and 10+ modes something you'll want to experience over and over again. A challenge for the mind and a feast for all the senses, Tetris Effect: Connected is the perfect excuse to play Tetris again... and again...and again, and again, and again and again and again and again and again and again and... Game leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One title and the Xbox Series X|S title when available.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
F1 2021 7.

F1 2021

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 13, 2021
Every story has a beginning in F1® 2021, the official videogame of the 2021 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Enjoy the stunning new features of F1® 2021, including the thrilling story experience ‘Braking Point’, two-player Career, and get even closer to the grid with ‘Real-Season Start’.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.6
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:
7.6
Hitman 3 9.

Hitman 3

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 20, 2021
Death Awaits HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Top of the World Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. A Platform of Assassination The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Death's Door 10.

Death's Door

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 20, 2021
Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power. Talon Sharp Combat: Utilise melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Mistakes are punished and victory is rewarded. Gain an edge by customising your character stats and mastering the abilities and upgrades you obtain. A Beautifully Bleak World: Venture beyond the Doors and explore a land full of twisted inhabitants and countless secrets, bringing hope to the weird and wonderful characters you’ll meet along the way. A Dark Mystery to Unravel: Track down and defeat colossal tyrants with stories and motivations of their own. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Tales of Arise 11.

Tales of Arise

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
The Forgotten City 12.

The Forgotten City

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 28, 2021
The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Judgment 13.

Judgment

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 23, 2021
From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition 14.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Devil May Cry is back. The legendary stylish action game is better than ever in the ultimate version of this multi-award winning hit. New features: - New playable character - Dante's brother and arch-rival, Vergil - Legendary Dark Knight mode - an extremely challenging horde mode featuring huge numbers of enemies - Turbo Mode - make the game even more intense by playing at 1.2x speed - Ray-tracing support* - this next-generation graphics technology brings the already near-photorealistic world of DMC5 to a new level of unparalleled visual splendour - High Frame-Rate Mode - experience super-smooth action These new features and modes utilise the power of Xbox Series X to bring you the craziest, sexiest, most stylish Devil May Cry experience ever.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Planet Coaster: Console Edition 15.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Welcome to a new era in coaster park simulation! Bring your ideas to life with easy-to-use tools, manage all aspects of your expanding empire, and harness the world’s best creations from an endlessly creative community in the Frontier Workshop.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.3
Life is Strange: True Colors 16.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 17.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Build your own Viking Legend. Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla. England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you? Write Your Viking Saga. Blaze your own path across England with advanced RPG mechanics. Fight brutal battles, lead fiery raids or use strategy and alliances with other leaders to bring victory. Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness. Lead Epic Raids. Lead a crew of raiders and launch lightning-fast surprise attacks against Saxon armies and fortresses. Claim the riches of your enemies' lands for your clan and expand your influence far beyond your growing settlement. ENGAGE IN VISCERAL COMBAT. Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior as you dual-wield axes, swords, or even shields against relentless foes. Decapitate opponents in close-quarters combat, riddle them with arrows, or assassinate them with your Hidden Blade. Grow Your Settlement. Your clan's new home grows with your legend. Customise your settlement by building upgradable structures. Unlock new features and quests by constructing a barracks, a blacksmith, a tattoo parlour, and much more. Share Your Custom Raider. Recruit mercenary Vikings designed by other players or create and customise your own to share online. Sit back and reap the rewards when they fight alongside your friends in their game worlds. A Dark Age Open World. Sail across the icy North Sea to discover and conquer the broken kingdoms of England. Immerse yourself in activities like hunting and drinking games or engage in traditional Norse competitions like flyting – or, as it's better known, verbally devastating rivals through the art of the Viking rap battle. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Tails Of Iron 18.

Tails Of Iron

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 19.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 20.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Subnautica: Below Zero 21.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 14, 2021
Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts... The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Resident Evil Village 22.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 7, 2021
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Gears Tactics 23.

Gears Tactics

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Knockout City 24.

Knockout City

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 21, 2021
CALLING ALL BRAWLERS. Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City, where EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
MLB The Show 21 25.

MLB The Show 21

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 16, 2021
Be a 2-way star. For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star. Enjoy Franchise improvements and updates to March To October which empower you to better make decisions on the future of your club. Live content now streamlines programs to provide clearer goals, faster paths to rewards based on how you play, and welcomes a new class of Legends to build your dream squad. New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles alongside new gameplay onboarding tutorials to expand gameplay for all playstyles and skill levels. Casual: An easier, fun, pick-up and play experience with an emphasis on learning the game. Simulation: Authentic MLB experience that plays true to player and team ratings. A balance between stick skills and player attributes. Competitive: User stick skills reign supreme, greater emphasis on user input over player ratings. Our new online H2H default.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
DIRT 5 26.

DIRT 5

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Let Loose in DIRT 5 - the boldest off-road racing experience ever, with a star-studded Career, four-player split-screen, innovative online modes, livery editor and more. Blaze a trail on global tracks, covering gravel, ice, snow and sand, with cars ranging from rally icons, to trucks, to GT heroes.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.2
The Artful Escape 27.

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:
81
User Score:
7.4
Chivalry 2 28.

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:
6.0
Immortals Fenyx Rising 29.

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 3, 2020
[Formerly titled 'Gods & Monsters'] Immortals Fenyx Rising brings grand mythological adventure to life. Play as Fenyx, a new, winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods. The fate of the world is at stake – you are the gods’ last hope. Wield the powers of the gods like Achilles' sword and Daidalos' wings to battle powerful enemies and solve ancient puzzles. Fight iconic mythological beasts like Cyclops and Medusa in dynamic combat in the air and on the ground. Use your skills and diverse weapons, including selfguided arrows, telekinesis, and more, for devastating damage. Discover a stylized open world across seven unique regions, each inspired by the gods.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
WRC 10 30.

WRC 10

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 2, 2021
Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Alan Wake Remastered 31.

Alan Wake Remastered

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
NBA 2K21 32.

NBA 2K21

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.7
Diablo II: Resurrected 33.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.4
Far Cry 6 34.

Far Cry 6

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 7, 2021
Far Cry 6 reveals a Caribbean island simmering with revolutionary tension. The title features actor Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul,” “The Boys,” “The Mandalorian”) as President Anton Castillo, the violent leader who grips the island of Yara with an iron fist, promising a return to its former glory. With an arsenal of weapons and allies at your back, you’ll take on Castillo’s regime and fight for the future of Yara. As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. You’ll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog. As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez (“Coco”), to succeed him, you will do all you can to ensure his plans don’t come to fruition. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.7
Lost Judgment 35.

Lost Judgment

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 24, 2021
SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further. How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice? From just a single stumble, one can become a monster… BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them. EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Chorus 36.

Chorus

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 3, 2021
Take control of Nara, once the Circle’s deadliest warrior, now their most wanted fugitive, on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a true evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in exhilarating zero-g combat, and venture beyond our waking reality. Lead Nara and Forsaken, her sentient ship, as their quest for redemption takes them across the galaxy and beyond the boundaries of reality. Enter a dark new universe, teeming with mystery and rife with conflict. Explore epic locations such as sprawling space stations and strange planes of existence beyond our own. Attain powerful weapons and combat upgrades. Master your ship’s unique drift mechanic and deadly mind-bending abilities, including extra-sensory perception, teleportation, and telekinesis. Chain your powers together to become the ultimate living weapon.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Riders Republic 37.

Riders Republic

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 28, 2021
Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.7
Cris Tales 38.

Cris Tales

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 20, 2021
Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions on their journey across a dark, fairytale world facing a grim future. Crisbell must embark across Crystallis and the four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of the world and all those living in it. Along the way, she'll meet and recruit powerful allies with their own unique stories and skills like Matias the Frog and Willhelm the Child Mage. As she explores the world and meets her unique companions, Crisbell will have to make choices with far-reaching consequences for the people she meets consequences that will impact the world you'll experience in real-time throughout your journey. Each companion will be invaluable as you face these choices and the myriad enemies who stand in your way. Will you buffet them with attacks, or discover creative ways to use Crisbell's time powers to alter the reality of each fight? Key Features > A Love Letter to Classic JRPGs Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a unique cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make your way through an expansive world. > Experience the Past, Present, and Future Simultaneously Peer into and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will reshape the world dynamically depending on the choices you make. > Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat Warp your enemies into the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to go beyond your party's limits in combat. > Uncover a Fascinating Story & Characters The Empress' plot to destroy the world is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies throughout the world to uncover and undo her multi-faceted web and make your way to the True Ending of this enchanting tale. > Discover a Beautiful World Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Vinez, discover each unique location and shape its future.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Observer: System Redux 39.

Observer: System Redux

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural police detective and hack into the jagged minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought, or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Lemnis Gate 40.

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:
4.0
Football Manager 2021 41.

Football Manager 2021

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 30, 2020
Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition brings the depth, detail, and drama of the world’s favourite football management simulation series to Xbox. Experience the closest thing to being a real manager by taking charge of the world’s greatest football teams and playing the beautiful game your way. FM21 Xbox achieves football authenticity that other management games can only aspire to. Based on FM Touch, FM21 Xbox is fully optimised for victory with the Xbox Controller for Series X|S and Xbox One.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Moonglow Bay 42.

Moonglow Bay

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 7, 2021
In Moonglow Bay, you play as a rookie angler, working together with friends, family, and neighbours to hone your fishing skills, nourish relationships, and restore a remote town’s fractured community.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
FIFA 22 43.

FIFA 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 27, 2021
Powered by Football™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with fundamental gameplay advances and a new season of innovation across every mode. New gameplay features in FIFA 22 give you more consistency between the posts with a goalkeeper rewrite that brings more composure to the most important position on the pitch, alongside new ball physics, explosive sprint that better matches the acceleration of the game’s quickest players, and new attacking tactics that let you take control of how your team plays. In Career Mode, live out your football dreams as you create and manage the game’s newest club to glory. VOLTA FOOTBALL rewards you for your flair with restyled small-sided gameplay and new ways to play and progress each season. Get the squad together in Pro Clubs with enhanced team customization and updated progression that puts you in control of your Virtual Pro’s development, and welcome back some of football’s most memorable players as new FUT Heroes in FIFA Ultimate Team™ with a redefined competition structure that makes testing your skills against other players more accessible. However you play, enjoy unrivaled authenticity everywhere with over 17,000 players, 700+ teams, and more than 30 leagues including the UEFA Champions League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and the brand new UEFA Europa Conference League - only available in FIFA 22. GAMEPLAY Reimagined gameplay creates fundamental advances that you’ll feel across every mode in FIFA 22. A goalkeeper rewrite brings more composure and consistency to the most important position on the pitch, new ball physics reimagine every pass, shot, and goal, and explosive sprint lets you feel the acceleration of the game’s quickest players. • Goalkeeper Rewrite - A brand new goalkeeper system brings a new level of intelligence to the last line of defence, unlocking more reliable shot-stopping and smarter decision-making between the posts. In FIFA 22, goalkeeper positioning personality replicates the different styles of keepers throughout the game - from the lightning-fast reflexes of world-class shot stoppers like Jan Oblak to the aggression of sweeper keepers such as Ederson. • True Ball Physics - Real-world data imported into FIFA 22 takes the game’s ball physics to a new level of realism. Tuned parameters including speed, swerve, air drag, air resistance, ground friction, and rolling friction mean every touch, trap, shot, volley, pass, and dribble will look, move, and fly like the real thing. • Explosive Sprint - A new gameplay mechanic that changes the dynamic of one-on-one situations, Explosive Sprint gives you more control over acceleration when dribbling or defending. Lure opponents in and choose when to unleash your full speed to get away from the defender as you drive your team forward in attack.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.5
Haven 44.

Haven

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 3, 2020
Does love truly conquer all? Two lovers gave up everything, left their entire lives behind, and escaped to a lost planet to be together. Play these lovers, Yu and Kay, at the same time as they settle into an unknown and eerie world. Explore the planet searching for parts and material to fix their ship and make it a cosy home. Enjoy life together as a relatable couple cooking meals, crafting, collecting resources and engaging in meaningful conversations. Fight against those trying to tear them apart by synchroniSing their actions in combat, finding the perfect timing and rhythm, while controlling both characters simultaneously. Glide through the mysterious landscape, explore a fragmented world and fight against what’s trying to tear them apart in this RPG adventure about love, rebellion, and freedom.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
In Sound Mind 45.

In Sound Mind

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 28, 2021
From the creators of cult classic Nightmare House 2, comes an imaginative psychological horror experience that challenges your expectations and ushers you through the deepest corners of your mind. As you awake in the corridors of an inexplicable building, you find the environment takes on a life of its own and leads you to discover a series of victims, all exposed to the same experimental therapy. In your search for answers, bizarre visions emerge and introduce a host of imposing horrors. With your sanity in question, you have no choice but to rely on your instinct…and a cat named Tonia. In Sound Mind is a witty first-person psychological horror with frenetic puzzles, unique boss fights, and original music by The Living Tombstone. Explore and fight through a series of unsettling memories as you journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape—your own mind.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Samurai Shodown: Special Edition 46.

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:
tbd
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 47.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.8
Scarlet Nexus 48.

Scarlet Nexus

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 25, 2021
Assume the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS. Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies. Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness. Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction. Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
MotoGP 21 49.

MotoGP 21

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 22, 2021
Discover all the official rosters and tracks and experience the thrill of the 2021 Season. And if you want to dive into the past, you can relive the MotoGP™ history with more than 40 riders and their iconic bikes. Take critical decisions and find a winning strategy to take over the Championship! Create your crew, choosing between official teams or a new one. Pick your staff, choosing your Personal Manager, a Chief Engineer, and a Data Analyst who will help you to make crucial choices such as the best contract to get and the bike development. Reach the MotoGP™ or Moto2™ class and assemble your very own Junior team. How you ride your bike will directly affect the tires wear. Worn tires make it more difficult to handle the bike. Manage it cautiously. Forget automatic respawns. If you fall, you must get up and get back on your bike as fast as possible. Never lose control. Customize helmet, suit, stickers, racing number, and livery with 5 incredible Graphic Editors! Once you’re done, share* your designs online or try on some of your fellow player’s creations. *You can share helmet, racing number and rider stickers. Just like the real riders, you’ll have to play by the rules of the official championship or you’ll face the consequences, including, for the first time, the Long Lap Penalty. Enjoy the most authentic MotoGP™ experience.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 50.

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:
3.3
NBA 2K22 51.

NBA 2K22

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
Enjoy competitive gameplay, online features, and a variety of game modes, including myCAREER, as you put together your dream team in this basketball video game. A WORLD OF BASKETBALL. NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. PLAY NOW in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players. Build your own dream team in MyTEAM with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends. Live out your own pro journey in MyCAREER and experience your personal rise to the NBA. Flex your management skills as a powerful Executive in MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
4.7
Call of the Sea 52.

Call of the Sea

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 8, 2020
A weird tale of otherworldly mystery. Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s that tells the story of Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband's expedition. The search takes place on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific, filled with secrets waiting to be unearthed. It is an otherworldly tale of mystery, adventure, and self-discovery.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Echo Generation 53.

Echo Generation

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 21, 2021
Echo Generation follows a gang of kids through otherworldly adventures as they investigate mysterious and supernatural events in their hometown that will change the course of their lives forever.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Lost in Random 54.

Lost in Random

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
The Big Con 55.

The Big Con

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 31, 2021
Hustle through the 90s in THE BIG CON, an adventure game where you're an awkward teen hustling to save her family video store from gangsters. Play as Ali, a high school junior gone AWOL from band camp to seek revenge on the loan sharks that threaten her mom's video store. (Fighting with your mom is YOUR job. No one else gets to do that.) Maybe you'll profit from the latest collectible plushie craze, and make an interesting friend or two along the way.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Back 4 Blood 56.

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:
6.6
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 57.

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:
8.0
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 58.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 22, 2021
From the creators of Until Dawn Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right THREE WAYS TO PLAY Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology! 1. SOLO STORY The complete terrifying story as a single player experience 2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character And: 3. SHARED STORY 2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Call of Duty: Vanguard 59.

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
Twelve Minutes 60.

Twelve Minutes

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 19, 2021
TWELVE MINUTES is a real-time top-down interactive thriller with an accessible click and drag interface. What should be a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death... Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, stuck in a TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same terror again and again... Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what's coming to change the outcome and break the loop. TWELVE MINUTES blends the dream-like tension of THE SHINING with the claustrophobia of REAR WINDOW and the fragmented structure of MEMENTO.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.6
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One 61.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 16, 2021
In this story-driven detective thriller, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Outriders 62.

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
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids 63.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 13, 2021
Explore the haunted wilds and beautiful landscapes of Ireland as you battle a druidic cult known as the Children of Danu. Conquer ring forts, master the art of smuggling, and gain the favor of Gaelic kings in a new open-world adventure.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Jurassic World Evolution 2 64.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 9, 2021
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the sequel to Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling, new narrative campaign, incredible new features, and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs brought to life with captivating authenticity. Together with expanded construction and more customisation options, the result is an even bigger, better and authentic Jurassic World game. FEATURES An Original Jurassic Story Immerse yourself in a compelling and original Jurassic World narrative set after the Earth-shattering events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs as you work alongside iconic characters from the films, including Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). Create your own Jurassic World Take control with deeper management tools and creative options. Construct and customise new buildings and flex your managerial muscle across never-before-seen locations ranging from dense forests to rocky deserts. Rescue and bioengineer more than 75 prehistoric species, including highly requested flying and marine reptiles , and watch them seek territory, fight and interact with staggering realism. Play with Chaos Theory Chaos Theory mode lets you play through key moments of your favourite films - with a twist. Experience "what-if" scenarios from iconic Jurassic World and Jurassic Park films, with each level set across eras and locations from all five movies. Immerse yourself at the heart of the Jurassic World franchise and see how things turn out when you are put at the helm of managing new challenges with unpredictable outcomes.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.7
Lawn Mowing Simulator 65.

Lawn Mowing Simulator

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 10, 2021
Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Monster Truck Championship 66.

Monster Truck Championship

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 16, 2021
From Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions! But before you can pull off doughnuts, wheelies and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are colossal and spectacular yet highly technical to drive. The game faithfully reproduces all the unique demands of mastering these powerful trucks, including independent front and rear wheel management, mass transfer anticipation in bends, and predicting bounces after jumps. But what's performance without style? Customise your monster truck to reflect your style and show it off to your 7 opponents in online mode.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
4.6
Hot Wheels Unleashed 67.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 27, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Lake 68.

Lake

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 1, 2021
It's 1986 - Meredith Weiss takes a break from her career in the big city to deliver mail in her hometown. How will she experience two weeks in beautiful Providence Oaks, with its iconic lake and quirky community? And what will she do next? It's up to you.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Medium 69.

The Medium

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 28, 2021
Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there's no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side. The Medium features a "dual" soundtrack by Bloober Team's Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.3
Sable 70.

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:
6.3
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 71.

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:
6.9
Destiny 2: Beyond Light 72.

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:
5.7
Madden NFL 22 73.

Madden NFL 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 17, 2021
There will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make the right decisions for your team. Plus, Franchise will see improvements throughout the year via three Live Service updates. Our first live service update targeting September to release is one of your top requested features, Player Scouting. Keep an eye out for more Gridiron Notes as each Live Service update rolls in. The Yard is back with a new challenge-based Solo campaign. You can now visit new fields located on gorgeous beaches and beautiful mountain landscapes across the world, battle boss characters with unmatched NFL talents, and unlock celebrations and items for your avatar. Plus, a new ranked mode can allow for you competitive Yard players out there to test your skills against one another and earn rewards. Face of the Franchise returns - and this time with more customization. The mode lets you shape your story as a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, or (for the first time ever) a linebacker striving to reach NFL superstardom and become more than the game. You’ll start out prepping for the NFL and experiencing flashbacks to your most pivotal college football moments. You’ll then take the stage on Draft Day and begin the once in a lifetime NFL journey, playing every game of your rookie season, rising to the top all based on the choices you make. An all-new Player Class and progression system also lets you choose your skills, ratings, and unique attributes with even more customization options to realistically craft your avatar. You can also level up this year by sharing progression between The Yard and the all-new Face of the Franchise: Unite We Rise, so you never miss a beat. Superstar KO is back again in Madden NFL 22 with a co-op eliminator mode. You’ll be able to play quick games in unique stadiums with fan favorite house rules and icons of football culture. Authentic NFL teams, various stadiums and rosters will also be available for the first time.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
0.6
Immortals Fenyx Rising: A New God 74.

Immortals Fenyx Rising: A New God

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 28, 2021
As Fenyx, overcome the legendary trials and challenges of the gods of Olympos to change the Greek Pantheon and fulfill your destiny.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Aliens: Fireteam Elite 75.

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:
7.2
Last Stop 76.

Last Stop

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 22, 2021
Last Stop is a single-player third-person narrative adventure game set in present day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis. An anthology drama, Last Stop is three stories in one. What connects these three strangers? Where will fate lead them?
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.8
The Ascent 77.

The Ascent

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 29, 2021
You belong to the corporation. Can you survive without it? The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.8
The Falconeer 78.

The Falconeer

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Generations of poisonous decisions and treason swirl in the deep, as factions collide. Become the Falconeer and soar through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. Uncover secrets lost to the sea as you join or oppose different factions and clans scattered throughout The Great Ursee. Take advantage of multiple Falconeer classes with individual stats, weapons and warbirds that can be upgraded through winning battles, completing quests, discovering secrets, or applying Mutagens or Chants. Use ocean thermals and energy to dive, dodge, barrel-roll, and twist to gain an advantage. The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring fast, brutal aerial dogfights and deep exploration of an incredible fantasy open-world set not only above the clouds, but also amongst the waves and down through the sunken, ocean depths.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.0
Battlefield 2042 79.

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:
2.4
Hood: Outlaws & Legends 80.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 7, 2021
In a violent, medieval world, outplay rival gangs in intense PvPvE multiplayer heists. Moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.0
Greak: Memories of Azur 81.

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:
62
User Score:
tbd
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 82.

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 11, 2021
Cross is Super Again! The official videogame of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is back with its fourth edition, the most extreme ever!
Metascore:
61
User Score:
5.5
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 83.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 28, 2021
The Fatal Frame series lives again! Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, youll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of allthe history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. Features: * Survive this horrifying new entry in the Fatal Frame series * Explore sinister locales like an underground cave for human sacrifices and a shrine for life-sized dolls * Use the Wii U GamePad controller as your Camera Obscurayour only defense against fatal ghosts * Mt. Hikami is coursing with inexplicably dangerous water; stay dry or die * Investigate and stay alive on the deadly Mt. Hikami
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.1
Recompile 84.

Recompile

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 19, 2021
Recompile is a 3D Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure set in the Mainframe.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance 85.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 22, 2021
Band together with friends, near or far, and fight against vicious monsters in the new co-op action RPG from Dungeons & Dragons.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
4.7
Override 2: Super Mech League 86.

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
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood 87.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 4, 2021
You are Cahal, a powerful Garou who chose to go into exile after losing control of his destructive rage. He can transform into a wolf and a Crinos, a huge ferocious beast. Master your three forms and their powers to punish those who defile Gaia.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
4.5
Necromunda: Hired Gun 88.

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:
5.0
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition 89.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 11, 2021
Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
0.6
Bright Memory 90.

Bright Memory

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Bright Memory is a lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres, created by one-man development studio FYQD using Unreal Engine. Combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks. SRO (Supernatural Science Research Organization) agent Shelia's adventure is about to begin. This game depicts the maiden adventure of a woman named Shelia in the year 2020. The 1000-year-old relic swords known as "Kanshou and Bakuya", discovered through SRO research, have been found to comprise a unique multilayered structure, containing a mysterious substance in their cores. This substance, known as the "Soul of Jiu Xuan", possesses the ability to reanimate the dead. In an attempt to take possession of the substance, the "SAI" - a massive terrorist organization controlling its own army - has used a cutting-edge piece of technology known as a "Quantum Transporter" to infiltrate the SRO research facility and steal top-secret and incredibly dangerous data. To make matters worse, while attempting to calibrate coordinates on the Quantum Transporter, Shelia mistakenly activates the device, immediately transporting everyone in the vicinity to the Floating Island - an airborne continent near the North Pole, undisturbed in its slumber for over 1000 years. It is soon discovered that the various beasts and corpses of those who once populated the island have been reanimated by the "Soul of Jiu Xuan", and they're coming for Shelia... Shelia: Hannah Grace The female main character. 21 years old. Her parents were in the military. After losing both parents in a sudden tragic accident at the age of six, she was raised by Professor Richard Carter, founder of the SRO. Having spent years undergoing various types of military training and shining among her peers in virtually every field, her near-superhuman abilities landed her a spot as a member of the ultra-elite "SRO Emergency Inspection Team". Carter: Jack Merluzzi Founder of the SAI. Male, 35 years old. Taking advantage of his influential status, he struck it rich by buying and selling vast numbers of ancient artifacts on the black market. After learning of the existence of the "Soul of Jiu Xuan", he immediately infiltrated the SRO in an attempt to steal top-secret data.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
4.1
Balan Wonderworld 91.

Balan Wonderworld

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 26, 2021
BALAN WONDERWORLD is an action platformer game themed around the Balan Theatre. Led by the enigmatic maestro named Balan, the stars of the show Emma and Leo will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in the Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, filled with a myriad of tricks and traps, to get to the heart of each story.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.3

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 86

    Danganronpa Decadence

  2. 84

    Archvale

    • Release Date: Dec 2, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  3. 81

    Fights in Tight Spaces

    • Release Date: Dec 2, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  4. 80

    Solar Ash

  5. 79

    Chorus

Lowest of the Month
  1. 56

    Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp

    • Release Date: Dec 3, 2021
    • Rating: M
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 71

    Chorus

  3. 71

    Beyond A Steel Sky

    • Release Date: Dec 14, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS4
  4. 72

    Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

    • Release Date: Dec 3, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 74

    Chorus