Game Releases by Score

What Remains of Edith Finch 1.

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: Xbox One
July 19, 2017
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.7
Injustice 2 2.

Injustice 2

Platform: Xbox One
May 16, 2017
Every battle defines you. Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Experience an unprecedented level of control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your super Hero. Your Journey. Your Injustice.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
N++ 3.

N++

Platform: Xbox One
October 4, 2017
N++ is a fast-paced, action-packed puzzle platformer set in the distant future. You play as a ninja, darting through obstacles, narrowly evading a slew of inadvertently homicidal enemy robots and collecting delicious gold in a minimalist, sci-fi world. N++ is all about smooth physics, deftly controlling the speed and inertia of the ninja,and the awesome feeling of fluidly moving through each level. It's bursting with hundreds of single player and multiplayer levels, each featuring a series of difficult challenges, diabolical traps and a distinct visual style to nimbly soar through. If that wasn't enough, the integrated level-editor allows you to make and share your levels with every other person on the planet. Get ready for the biggest test of your ninja skills yet!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.5
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 4.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Platform: Xbox One
October 27, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.5
Destiny 2 5.

Destiny 2

Platform: Xbox One
September 6, 2017
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
4.4
Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels 6.

Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels

Platform: Xbox One
May 9, 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels, the latest expansion for Forza Horizon 3, is now available exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Available either as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, or as a standalone purchase, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels transports you to a new Australian locale, where orange tracks spiral and loop into the air and iconic Hot Wheels cars come to life.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Okami HD 7.

Okami HD

Platform: Xbox One
December 12, 2017
In Okami, the player takes the role of the mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, in the form of a wolf. Her task is to restore color (or 'life') to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. Since Amaterasu is a diety, there are naturally people who worship her and people who don't. The more people who worship her (as a result of her restoring color and doing other good deeds for them), the more powerful she becomes.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Thumper 8.

Thumper

Platform: Xbox One
August 18, 2017
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.1
Cuphead 9.

Cuphead

Platform: Xbox One
September 29, 2017
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. [Studio MDHR]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition 10.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Platform: Xbox One
August 29, 2017
Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. From there, it released to broad critical acclaim, won dozens of awards, and has been a fan favorite on the PC. Now, Paradox Arctic has adapted this unmissable RPG for an entirely new audience on major consoles -- bringing Pillars' fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to fans on a whole new platform. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package. But Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition goes beyond just offering everything together. Paradox Arctic has thoroughly updated the Xbox One version of the award-winning RPG for play with a controller, and have entirely redesigned the UI for easy viewing on televisions. Players will be able to easily navigate the game's detailed character creation, real-time-with-pause combat, and party management from their couches thanks to new TV-friendly menus and controls. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition features: Award-winning writing, story and artwork of Pillars of Eternity, along with the expanded world and content of The White March: Parts I & II Countless character creation options, from races and classes to character backgrounds which drive your personal story An epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing party members and companions, a variety of in-game factions, and a lovingly rendered world to traverse All major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels New UI and controls designed from the ground up, presenting the Pillars of Eternity experience like never before
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Sky Force Reloaded 11.

Sky Force Reloaded

Platform: Xbox One
December 1, 2017
The best mobile shooter is now ready to rock your iPhone!Sky Force Reloaded is an award winning and highly acclaimed vertical shooter. It features 3d interactive objects, outstanding graphics, special effects, high quality soundtrack and 100% of pure gameplay.Ever wanted to play a good arcade vertical shooter? This one is for you!----------------------------------------------PRESS:IGN Review:9.5/10 - Force your friend to buy this one.AppSmile.com5/5 - With its recent introduction into the App Store, Sky Force Reloaded (or perhaps re-Reloaded) is a title no arcade junkie should miss.PocketGamer:10/10 - Graphically, Sky Force: Reloaded is stunning. The whole game screams quality.PocketPlayers.deOne of the best, if not THE best shooters!----------------------------------------------FEATURES:- 8 large levels- plenty of enemies,- interactive environment elements*- upgradable weapons- dynamic weather (rain, clouds, wind)- highscoresRecommended for fans of Raiden, 1942, 1945, iFighter, Siberian Strike
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Resident Evil 7: biohazard 12.

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Platform: Xbox One
January 24, 2017
Fear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning for survival horror with the Isolated View of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by the RE Engine, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter a terrifyingly new world of fear as they fight to survive.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Observer 13.

Observer

Platform: Xbox One
August 15, 2017
What would you do if your fears were hacked? The year is 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. To gather evidence, you must relive their darkest fears, and, finally, face your own. From Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game designed to disturb you.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
DiRT 4 14.

DiRT 4

Platform: Xbox One
June 6, 2017
Dirt 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross, and landrush.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.7
Forza Motorsport 7 15.

Forza Motorsport 7

Platform: Xbox One
September 29, 2017
Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit. Enjoy graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR. Collect and race more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.2
Assassin's Creed Origins 16.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Platform: Xbox One
October 27, 2017
Set in mysterious Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. And discover the origin story of the Assassin's Brotherhood. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
NBA 2K18 17.

NBA 2K18

Platform: Xbox One
September 15, 2017
The highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation returns with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court. *According to 2008 - 2016 Metacritic.com
Metascore:
85
User Score:
1.6
Enter The Gungeon 18.

Enter The Gungeon

Platform: Xbox One
April 5, 2017
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.2
Project CARS 2 19.

Project CARS 2

Platform: Xbox One
September 22, 2017
Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey. Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of Esports pros... Project CARS 2 captures the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, intense, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. FEATURES: * Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands. * The largest track roster of any console racing game including ice and dirt tracks. * New vehicle types and motorsport classes including Rallycross, IndyCar, and Oval. * Dynamic time of day, weather, and new seasonal conditions. * New Online Championships mode. * LiveTrack 3.0 powers dynamic surface conditions that affect vehicle performance and handling, and evolves the track over the course of a race weekend. * Esports built-in from day one with full ranking, and broadcasting / streaming functionality. * Bleeding-edge tire physics, advanced AI, and intuitive gamepad control.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.7
South Park: The Fractured But Whole 20.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Platform: Xbox One
October 17, 2017
South Park: The Fractured but Whole empowers players to delve into the tender, crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid, players join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a group of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team some of the most beloved superheroes in history. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were involved in every step of the development of the game. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Prey 21.

Prey

Platform: Xbox One
May 5, 2017
You awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you have to survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. [Bethesda Softworks]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
F1 2017 22.

F1 2017

Platform: Xbox One
August 25, 2017
Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. The game sports an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Battle Chasers: Nightwar 23.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Platform: Xbox One
October 3, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre-greats and the 90’s cult comic book. Experience deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a story driven by exploration of the world.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 24.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Platform: Xbox One
September 15, 2017
Take on the role of Billie Lurk (aka Megan Foster), once one of Dunwall's most notorious killers-for-hire. Reunited with your old mentor, the legendary assassin Daud, you undertake the greatest assassination ever conceived: killing the Outsider, a god-like figure whom Billie and Daud see as instrumental to some of the Empire's most dishonorable moments. As you venture deep into the grimiest corners of Karnaca to uncover the mystery of the Outsider and his origins, you will face deadly opposition, ancient powers, and difficult decisions that will forever change the world around you.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.3
Thimbleweed Park 25.

Thimbleweed Park

Platform: Xbox One
March 30, 2017
Thimbleweed Park is a 2D point & click adventure game that cuts to the core of what made the classic games so special, and done by the actual people who spawned the genre. Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, the town of Thimbleweed Park once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now it teeters on the edge of oblivion and continues to exist for no real reason. It’s a town that makes you itch and your skin crawl. It’s a place no one ever looks for, but everyone seems to find. Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up detectives investigating a dead body found in the river just outside of town. It’s a game where you switch between five playable characters while uncovering the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thimbleweed Park.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Assault Android Cactus 26.

Assault Android Cactus

Platform: Xbox One
November 7, 2017
Assault Android Cactus is an intense arcade style twin stick shooter - pick from one of nine unique synthetic heroines and blast your way through overwhelming robots hordes to save the ship from its own workforce. Supports single player and local co-op game modes.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.9
FIFA 18 27.

FIFA 18

Platform: Xbox One
September 26, 2017
Score incredible goals in FIFA 18 as new movement and finishing animations unlock more fluid striking and heading of the ball. All-new crossing controls bring greater options to how you send it into the box. Whipped to the spot, arching deliveries, and pinged crosses to the back-stick will shake up your attacks in the final third. The biggest step in gameplay, FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system that unlocks the next level of responsiveness and player personality. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch. From tiki-taka to high press, new Team Styles put the most recognised tactics of the world's best clubs on the pitch in FIFA 18. Enjoy more time and space to read the play through New Player Positioning, while improved tactics give players greater options on the ball as teammates exploit space and make new attacking runs. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
3.2
Sonic Mania 28.

Sonic Mania

Platform: Xbox One
August 15, 2017
Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath 29.

Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath

Platform: Xbox One
August 24, 2017
Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in an unforgiving world that boasts deep character and item customization, endless replayability, countless valuable treasures, and a massive, customizable end-game. The entire game is available for free. Its development is funded through optional community support in exchange for cosmetic character garb to enhance your immersive experience. To compete in Path of Exile's leaderboards, all you'll need is your skill and not your wallet! There are no pay walls, and no paying for power. Path of Exile is developed by Grinding Gear Games, an independent studio from New Zealand that keeps gameplay fresh by providing frequent updates to the core content. Additionally, they offer a new Challenge League every thirteen weeks. These are competitive leagues that offer a new variation on gameplay where players can compete for bragging rights and rewards. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Little Nightmares 30.

Little Nightmares

Platform: Xbox One
April 28, 2017
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears. Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
SOMA 31.

SOMA

Platform: Xbox One
December 1, 2017
Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable. From Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series, SOMA is an aberrant tale of scientific inquiry and survival; an entropic exploration of synapse and circuit that wades through the delusions of human consciousness.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Super Hydorah 32.

Super Hydorah

Platform: Xbox One
September 20, 2017
Super Hydorah is a nonlinear horizontal shoot em up designed to offer a challenging and memorable experience, sublimating the wisdom and richness of traditional shmup classics. The game has direct action, nostalgic art and a wide variety of unique spatial content and situations. It is hours of intense fun, alone or with your friends, to face the menace of the Meroptians aboard the Delta Lance.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
The Sexy Brutale 33.

The Sexy Brutale

Platform: Xbox One
April 11, 2017
The Sexy Brutale — a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the (quite possibly) occult! Relive the same mysterious day where the guests at the casino mansion are being murdered by the staff over and over again.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.1
RiME 34.

RiME

Platform: Xbox One
May 26, 2017
The story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive - and ultimately escape from - a mysterious island and a terrible curse. An end, and a new beginning. A strange island with a sinister secret, and an open-world adventure with a difference. As a boy who finds he is key to solving a series of ancient puzzles, you'll use an enigmatic artefact to manipulate your environment and even time itself. Thanks to the innovative control offered by the DUALSHOCK 4 controller, you'll find that light, sound and touch are all essential in your bid to escape the island.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Hand of Fate 2 35.

Hand of Fate 2

Platform: Xbox One
December 1, 2017
Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living board game where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
The Evil Within 2 36.

The Evil Within 2

Platform: Xbox One
October 13, 2017
You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around you. Will you face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shadows to survive?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.1
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 37.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

Platform: Xbox One
September 12, 2017
Real Touch+ adds a new dimension to ball control, with full body touch allowing various parts of the body to control the ball based on the unpredictability of the ball movement. Set pieces have been reworked with a new Free Kick and Penalty Kick system, alongside the option to choose the new one player kick off. A new mode dedicated to 2v2 and 3v3 co-op play, with support for local guests. Play together with friends, take your team to the top or simply have some fun via one-off casual matches. Compete in PES League in new modes including myClub, Random Selection Match and Online co-op. [Konami]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.3
Madden NFL 18 38.

Madden NFL 18

Platform: Xbox One
August 22, 2017
Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date. Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real world match ups each week in Play Now Live! With the introduction of even more ways to play, coupled with your modes, Madden Ultimate Team and Franchise, this is Madden like you've never seen before.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
4.4
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition 39.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

Platform: Xbox One
April 7, 2017
Step into the boots of Grayson Hunt after a crash landing on an abandoned resort planet forces him to make a hard choice: survival or revenge. An exiled member of the elite assassin group Dead Echo, Graysons blind desire for vengeance finds his crew stranded on Stygia where he can finally confront the commander behind his betrayalor get his team off the planet alive. Battle your way through throngs of Stygias mutated inhabitants, performing masterful kills throughout the single-player campaignor one of 30 competitive score-challenge or 12 co-operative multiplayer mapsusing Bulletstorm: Full Clip Editions unique Skillshot system that rewards you for executing the most creative and deadly kills imaginable. Bulletstorm: Full Clip edition is the definitive Bulletstorm experience that includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons, plus brand-new content exclusive to Full Clip!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
Tekken 7 40.

Tekken 7

Platform: Xbox One
June 2, 2017
Love, Revenge, Pride. Each one of us has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths or weaknesses. There are no wrong motives, just the paths we choose to take. Experience the conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Tekken 7 features story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 3: Hell is Empty 41.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 3: Hell is Empty

Platform: Xbox One
December 20, 2017
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 42.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Platform: Xbox One
October 10, 2017
Experience an epic open world brought to life by the Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal orc army in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, nothing will be forgotten.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
4.2
Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition 43.

Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition

Platform: Xbox One
April 21, 2017
Developed by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines offers sprawling landscapes and maps with endless sandbox gameplay and new ways to expand your city. Key to progression is the ability to influence your city’s policy by incorporating taxation into districts. All this including the ability to mod the game to suit your play style makes this the definitive city building simulation.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.3
Sniper Elite 4 44.

Sniper Elite 4

Platform: Xbox One
February 14, 2017
Welcome to Italy, 1943. Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series World War Two heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino. Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before its even begun. If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition 45.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

Platform: Xbox One
February 21, 2017
Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC - made famous by the Halo FPS games - Halo Wars: Definitive Edition provides a unique angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battlefield. Control large Halo armies and direct them in action-packed warfare.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Sine Mora EX 46.

Sine Mora EX

Platform: Xbox One
August 8, 2017
Sine Mora is a side-scrolling shoot ’em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shooter offering both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 47.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Platform: Xbox One
April 18, 2017
Featuring hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure. Play as the game’s classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited co-star Hu-Girl and use their unique abilities to uncover the land’s deepest secrets. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Aaero 48.

Aaero

Platform: Xbox One
April 11, 2017
Speed through stunning, stylized environments tracing ribbons of light, releasing the energy in the music. Battle strange enemies and fight epic boss battles all driven by an incredible licensed soundtrack. Featuring music from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, The Prototypes, Neosignal and many more.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.5
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen 49.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Platform: Xbox One
October 3, 2017
An epitaph speaks of another's demise... A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface--a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered. The time to take up arms has come once again. Delve into the isle's depths and uncover its dark secret!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
TowerFall Ascension 50.

TowerFall Ascension

Platform: Xbox One
January 25, 2017
TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce. Loot treasure chests for game-changing power-ups, master the art of catching arrows out of the air, or descend on your foes and stomp them into submission. TowerFall is best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other. New in Ascension is the 1- or 2-player co-op Quest mode. Players work together, fighting off a variety of monsters and enemy archers across the land of TowerFall. It's a new adventure to explore when you don't have more friends handy to square off against.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Call of Duty: WWII 51.

Call of Duty: WWII

Platform: Xbox One
November 3, 2017
Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII - a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in historys most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.3
For Honor 52.

For Honor

Platform: Xbox One
February 14, 2017
For Honor is a competitive third-person melee title which mixes speed, strategy and team play with close range combat. The Chosen has survived a thousand years of wandering the southern deserts. Their journey should have wiped them out hundreds of years ago, but they survived thanks to the skill set and focus of their heroes. These individuals hoe to lead their followers to an improbable victory and to establish a new homeland. Striking fear in their enemies, The Warborn warriors sail across the Boiling Sea to raid the southern coast. Known for their fire and passion, they will seek to drive their enemies out of their ancestral lands. On the shoulders of great heroes, The Legions have driven out invaders, conquered any who wouldn't join them, and established hundreds of others to defend what is theirs. Facing invasion on two fronts, these heroes fight to protect their lands form the heathens who would take it. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.9
Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 1: Awake 53.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 1: Awake

Platform: Xbox One
August 31, 2017
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part standalone story adventure set three years before the events of the first game. This time play as Chloe Price, a rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber in a dramatic new story in the BAFTA award winning franchise.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Killing Floor 2 54.

Killing Floor 2

Platform: Xbox One
August 29, 2017
In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe after it has been overrun by horrific, murderous clones called Zeds that were created by the corporation Horzine. The Zed outbreak caused by Horzine Biotechs failed experiments has quickly spread with unstoppable momentum, paralyzing the European Union. Only a month ago, the first Zed outbreak from the original KILLING FLOOR ripped through London; now the specimen clones are everywhere. Civilization is in disarray, communication networks have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe are now focused on self-preservation, the lucky few who survived having gone into hiding. But not all have given up hope; a motley group of civilians, soldiers, and mercenaries have banded together to fight the outbreaks from privately funded bases across Europe. When a specimen clone outbreak is detected, the players are sent into Zed-laden hot zones to exterminate all threats using whatever means necessary. Welcome to the Killing Floor.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8
Torment: Tides of Numenera 55.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Platform: Xbox One
February 28, 2017
Torment: Tides of Numenera is a single-player role-playing game which continues the thematic legacy of the critically acclaimed Planescape: Torment by having to face complex and nuanced morality decisions, carefully contemplating deep and reactive choices with consequences that echo throughout the game all the while immersed into a new and strange vision taken from by renowned designer and writer Monte Cook's new tabletop role-playing game, Numenera. In Torment: Tides of Numenera, players must decide for themselves the answer to the eternal question, what does one life matter? Numenera's Ninth World is a fantastic vision of a world in which massive civilizations continue to rise and fall with only cities, monuments, and artifacts left behind to serve as reminders of their past existence. These reminders have become part of the accumulated detritus of eons and now this assortment of ancient power, called the numenera, is there for the taking. One of these humans has discovered a way to harness the numenera to grow strong, to cheat death, to skip across the face of centuries in a succession of bodies. But he discovers an unexpected side effect: You.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.7
Tacoma 56.

Tacoma

Platform: Xbox One
August 2, 2017
Tacoma is a narrative-driven adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. Explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.4
Halo Wars 2 57.

Halo Wars 2

Platform: Xbox One
February 17, 2017
Halo Wars 2 is a strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story. Developed by Creative Assembly, a SEGA company and the creators of the popular “Total War™” series, in partnership with 343 Industries.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.2
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition 58.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition

Platform: Xbox One
May 30, 2017
Become Victor, hunter of demons. Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Explore ‘Motörhead: Through the Ages’ - a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world, and enter the Fractured Worlds, a dimension formed from the fragments of broken realms.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
World to the West 59.

World to the West

Platform: Xbox One
May 5, 2017
A young Teslamancer, an optimistic underdog, a seasoned explorer and a strongman aristocrat out of his depth find themselves flung into an adventure none of them signed up for. In a land that holds secrets best left forgotten, the four heroes must use their unique abilities to find glory, get revenge, and for some, simply find a way home. [XBox.com]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Shadow Warrior 2 60.

Shadow Warrior 2

Platform: Xbox One
May 19, 2017
Shadow Warrior 2 is the evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.6
Blackwood Crossing 61.

Blackwood Crossing

Platform: Xbox One
April 5, 2017
Blackwood Crossing is a single-player, first person narrative game. An intriguing tale exploring the relationship of Scarlett and Finn, two siblings who are growing apart. When their paths cross with a ghostly figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a haunting adventure of love, death and magic.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Candleman 62.

Candleman

Platform: Xbox One
February 1, 2017
Even though it can only burn for 10 seconds, a little candle decides to walk into the darkness on a journey to seek the light. A 3D platformer, Candleman’s action adventure gameplay uses the mechanics of light and shadow to tell an immersive story, and a wide range of environments help provide the backdrop. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth 63.

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth

Platform: Xbox One
August 15, 2017
Based on Ken Follett’s world-bestseller, The Pillars of the Earth retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new way. Play as Jack, Aliena, and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
The Inner World 64.

The Inner World

Platform: Xbox One
March 31, 2017
The Inner World is a wonderfully twisted point-and-click adventure game that takes place in Asposia, a land that defies all laws of physics by existing in an enormous hollow space. Asposia is surrounded by rich soil and ventilated solely through three large wind fountains. When the fountains start running dry, it is up to cheerful yet naive resident, Robert, to solve the mystery behind the wind's disappearance.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
2.4
Aven Colony 65.

Aven Colony

Platform: Xbox One
July 25, 2017
Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity's first extrasolar settlement on Aven Prime, an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth. Build the infrastructure, look after the well-being of your citizens, manage your resources, and guide your colony to prosperity -- all while dealing with the harsh and often dangerous realities of an alien world. Features: * Build: Take charge of humanity's first extrasolar settlement on a new alien world. Build and expand your small colonies into massive, sprawling cities. * Discover: Deploy your crack team of pioneers to take on alien lifeforms and unlock the secrets of Aven Prime, as you tackle the campaign and sandbox modes. * Survive: Prepare for harsh winters, electrical storms and much more in this cruel and often dangerous new environment.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
LEGO City Undercover 66.

LEGO City Undercover

Platform: Xbox One
April 4, 2017
In LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator and indispensable crime scanner. This is the first time that the LEGO City play sets have come to life on a gaming platform and it's exclusively on the Wii U console.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
The Escapists 2 67.

The Escapists 2

Platform: Xbox One
August 22, 2017
Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.2
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto Expansion 68.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto Expansion

Platform: Xbox One
February 3, 2017
Road to Boruto brings the combat and anime-quality graphics from Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 with an all-new adventure featuring Boruto Uzumaki. Road to Boruto also includes new characters from the hit anime series for online and offline play. Requires the full version of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, sold separately. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Outlast 2 69.

Outlast 2

Platform: Xbox One
April 25, 2017
Outlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. No conflict is ever black and white.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1: The Enigma 70.

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1: The Enigma

Platform: Xbox One
August 8, 2017
Both Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
3.0
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite 71.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Platform: Xbox One
September 19, 2017
The epic clash between two storied universes returns with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the next era of the action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.3
L.A. Noire 72.

L.A. Noire

Platform: Xbox One
November 14, 2017
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Portal Knights 73.

Portal Knights

Platform: Xbox One
May 23, 2017
Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG! Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands and restore peace to a world torn apart by The Fracture. Begin your journey as a Warrior, Mage, or Ranger. Defeat formidable monsters and epic bosses while gathering resources to craft powerful weapons, armor and spells to help you on your adventure. Travel between worlds by collecting portal shards and rebuilding the ancient gateways. Meet 100+ memorable NPCs, recruit a pet, and experience dynamic events that happen in real-time! Build your perfect home and choose from dozens of materials and furnishings to make it your own! Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Defeat the Portal Guardians. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
Ruiner 74.

Ruiner

Platform: Xbox One
September 26, 2017
RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.5
NHL 18 75.

NHL 18

Platform: Xbox One
September 12, 2017
NHL 18 is built to deliver the speed, skill, and creativity of today’s young new NHL through Creative Attack controls and the all-new Defensive Skill stick. The new 3-on-3 NHL THREES mode introduces fast-paced, arcade-inspired action and, in Franchise Mode, the Expansion Draft feature lets fans be the first to play as the Vegas Golden Knights, or create and draft their very own 32nd NHL team from the ground up. All of these new features are delivered with the most ways to play multiplayer ever in an EA SPORTS NHL game. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
4.0
Embers of Mirrim 76.

Embers of Mirrim

Platform: Xbox One
May 24, 2017
An ancient power forges together two distinctly different creatures into one versatile hero charged with restoring peace and balance to the world. This newly minted savior has the grace and power of its respective races, as well as the ability to split itself into light and dark ember. Each ember is controlled independently using right and left analog sticks, creating an intuitive and satisfying way to platform through stunning fantastical landscapes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game 77.

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game

Platform: Xbox One
September 22, 2017
Find your inner ninja with the Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game. Play as your favorite ninjas to defend Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.9
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind 78.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

Platform: Xbox One
June 6, 2017
Return to Morrowind in the latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One. This new chapter puts you face to face with a deadly Daedric threat that puts Morrowind on the verge of destruction. Embark on this epic journey across familiar locations, from volcanic ashlands to mushroom-filled forests. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.1
The Disney Afternoon Collection 79.

The Disney Afternoon Collection

Platform: Xbox One
April 18, 2017
Starring a cast of Disney characters, The Disney Afternoon Collection takes you back to a golden era of gaming and afternoons filled with adventure. All six classic games feature new and improved visuals and include filtering options that replicate a retro look and feel.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.8
The Long Dark 80.

The Long Dark

Platform: Xbox One
August 1, 2017
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Condition, search for life-saving supplies, and master survival skills like fire-building, maintaining your gear, hunting, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you. The hit Steam Early Access sandbox becomes the first survival game available on Xbox One!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.6
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands 81.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Platform: Xbox One
March 7, 2017
Taking place a few years into the future, Ghost Recon Wildlands empowers players to lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to destroy the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld force and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of a beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia. With hundreds of villages and well-known landmarks, local legends and various factions and regions, players venture into a vast world with which to interact and explore. The Ghosts’ upgradable skills, along with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles and drones, help them defeat their almighty enemy. Gamers can play the entire game solo or they join up with as many as three friends in co-op to roam freely in this vast playground. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.8
Mass Effect: Andromeda 82.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Platform: Xbox One
March 21, 2017
The story opens after a 600-year journey to the Andromeda galaxy, as the crew begins searching for a new home for humanity. The dreams of easy settlement are quickly shattered, as worlds expected to be paradises are instead wastelands, and the Pathfinder discovers that not all inhabitants of the galaxy welcome humanity. Terrifying enemies will challenge players and their crew, forcing them to utilize destructible environments, vertical movement through boosted jumps, customizable weapons, Biotics and other tools in their arsenal to even the playing field in a combat system and character progression that is more thrilling and open than ever. Mass Effect: Andromeda also features a separate team-based online multiplayer mode where players can engage in fast, fluid and frenetic combat to work together and achieve success. Utilizing combat skills, strategies, weapons and abilities gained from the field, players must coordinate to take down overwhelming forces. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.0
Crawl 83.

Crawl

Platform: Xbox One
April 11, 2017
Crawl is a competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters. Kill the hero to instantly swap places, and it's your turn to crawl! It's a race to gain enough experience and loot to take on the dungeon's boss, cooperatively controlled by the other players!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.5
Redout 84.

Redout

Platform: Xbox One
August 29, 2017
NEXT GENERATION AG RACING IS HERE! Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre. The floating system and driving models are based on physics: each turn, slope, hard braking, acceleration, each turn and twist of the track will apply a unique force to the ship. A sharp low-polygon style blends meshes and terrains with the latest state-of-the-art shading and lighting effects provided by the Unreal Engine 4, creating beautiful and instantly recognisable aesthetics. Breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes, vast desert plains: the melancholic, dystopian atmosphere of a semi abandoned Earth is the background for the most high-speed, tense and beautiful futuristic racing clashes.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Unit 4 85.

Unit 4

Platform: Xbox One
May 24, 2017
Perform impossible tricks, play with your friends and get ready to save the universe. Play as an elite squad of agents with amazing skills in this 4-player cooperative, fast-paced action game where you’ll face off with huge bosses and evils aliens.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.0
Table Top Racing: World Tour 86.

Table Top Racing: World Tour

Platform: Xbox One
March 10, 2017
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.6
Chime Sharp 87.

Chime Sharp

Platform: Xbox One
February 24, 2017
Arrange pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is a sequel to 2009’s Chime, a music puzzle game with an ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a crescendo of your own design.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
2.1
Metrico+ 88.

Metrico+

Platform: Xbox One
January 20, 2017
Metrico+ is an input-driven game in a world of infographics. All the bar charts, line diagrams and pie charts react to what the player is doing. One bar diagram might grow for every step you walk to the left, while another could decline with every jump you make. You will have to explore Metrico+ and carefully analyze your every move to see how it affects the world, and whether it will get you further. This mechanic is called “Input Morphing” and it makes you think about actions you normally don’t think about. Metrico+ is a combination of exploration, skill, experimentation, but most of all: thinking outside of the box. [Microsoft.com]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
A Hat in Time 89.

A Hat in Time

Platform: Xbox One
December 6, 2017
A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached to your hat!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.9
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue 90.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue

Platform: Xbox One
April 18, 2017
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series delivers a wholly new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes, the rag-tag band of outlaws who go by the names Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
The Surge 91.

The Surge

Platform: Xbox One
May 16, 2017
Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases. As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earths citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization. The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
Gigantic 92.

Gigantic

Platform: Xbox One
July 20, 2017
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Snake Pass 93.

Snake Pass

Platform: Xbox One
March 29, 2017
THINK LIKE A SNAKE! When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must re-unite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power. A unique, physics based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to 'think like a snake' as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award winning independent studio Sumo Digital! Master Noodle's one-of-a-kind abilities -Unravel the mystery of the nefarious gatecrasher -Restore Haven Tor to its former glory -Slither into every nook and cranny in search of cunning collectibles -A brand-new soundtrack from fan favourite composer David Wise
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.1
Super Cloudbuilt 94.

Super Cloudbuilt

Platform: Xbox One
July 28, 2017
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 95.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

Platform: Xbox One
November 14, 2017
With a completely original branching storyline, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 introduces amazing new gameplay features, including the ability for characters to manipulate time and a four-player competitive Super Hero battling mode. With a huge array of brand new characters from the Marvel Universe, including old favorites in new guises, this game is sure to thrill both LEGO and Marvel fans, as well as newcomers to the series.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Typoman: Revised 96.

Typoman: Revised

Platform: Xbox One
February 17, 2017
Typoman is a 2D puzzle platformer. You slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make your way through a dark and hostile world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can craft words to alter your environment. But choose your words wisely - they can either be a blessing ...or a curse!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Human: Fall Flat 97.

Human: Fall Flat

Platform: Xbox One
May 12, 2017
Human:Fall Flat is a quirky, open-ended physics-based puzzle and exploration game set in floating dreamscapes. Your goal is to escape these surreal dreams by solving puzzles with nothing but your wits and physics.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.7
Get Even 98.

Get Even

Platform: Xbox One
June 23, 2017
Cole Black wakes up in an old, abandoned asylum. He is confused and his sole memory is the attempted rescue of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest. With a strange technology fused to his head – used to read and replay human memory – Black travels into the depths of his own mind to discover the truth about his past. Every step he takes, leads to the mysterious Red, whose intentions it is difficult to guess. Get Even is a game maintained in convention of a thriller, where action is shown in first-person perspective (FPP). Raising fundamental questions about the understanding of justice and reality. The player discovers the story piece-by-piece through exploration of interactive environments.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 4: Who Needs You 99.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 4: Who Needs You

Platform: Xbox One
October 10, 2017
In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, this five-part episodic series puts you in the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Yooka-Laylee 100.

Yooka-Laylee

Platform: Xbox One
April 11, 2017
Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Our new heroes, Yooka (the green bloke with no pants) and Laylee (the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie. Using an arsenal of special moves like Yookas tongue grapple and Laylees tactical sonar blast, players will explore and expand gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and through skill discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within. FEATURES: * Heroes Built for Fun: Our new buddy-duo were dreamed up specifically for entertaining platforming gameplay and exceptional colour coordination. We think we've captured the spirit of our past heroes while introducing our most inventive moves yet. * An Arsenal of Abilities: Sonar blasting, tongue whipping, sky soaring a move roster built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom. Additionally, there may or may not be a move involving a giant fart bubble. * A Dream Soundtrack: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine in what's sure to be a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears - they're in for a treat. * Collect-em-up 2.0: A roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials). Every collectible type in our new game will expand gameplay in a meaningful way. Yes, we employ the man responsible for DK64's myriad of trinkets, but we've had a stern word. Our main collectible, Pagies, are used to unlock and expand new worlds in Yooka-Laylee. * Expandable Worlds: Experience more of the playgrounds you love by spending collectibles to expand your favourites into bigger, more challenging worlds. * A Cast to Last: A huge cast of memorable characters to meet (or beat) brought to life by the art and audio teams behind Banjo-Kazooie and destined to endure in future games as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks. * Introducing Play Tonics: Discover these unique gameplay modifiers and use them to customise gameplay to suit your style. Will you run faster, hit harder or fly further? Also, are they named after our studio or vice versa? We'll never know. * Arcade machines: Each world hides at least one secret arcade game encasing old-school gaming goodness. Complete its retro-tastic challenge to claim your Pagie!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.6
Coming Soon
  1. Pacer

    • Release Date: Oct 29, 2020
    • Platform: XONE
  2. Cyberpunk 2077

  3. Twin Mirror

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 85

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  2. 84

    Horace

    • Release Date: Oct 21, 2020
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 84

    Amnesia: Rebirth

  4. 83

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  5. 82

    Ys Origin

    • Release Date: Oct 1, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 8.5
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 40

    Remothered: Broken Porcelain

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 5.5
    • Platform: PC
  2. 55

    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
    • Platform: PS4
  3. 57

    Space Crew

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  4. 57

    Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed

    • Release Date: Oct 16, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 61

    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix

    • Release Date: Oct 6, 2020
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 7.0
    • Platform: PS4