This week is another vibrant celebration of gaming with Microsoft providing Xbox Game Pass and Xbox console gamers with a slew of great new titles to check out. Among them, players will find zombie mayhem, RPG grandeur, puzzle fun, and even a trip to a phone booth. It’s a great week to be a player, so let’s see what’s new on October 11-15, 2021.
Tuesday 12 October
Back 4 Blood (Optimized for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox Game Pass for PC / Console)
Back 4 Blood is an exciting cooperative first-person shooter from the makers of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. You are at the center of a war against the Ridden. These once human hosts of a deadly parasite have transformed into terrifying creatures determined to devour what remains of civilization. With the extinction of humanity at stake, it’s up to you and your friends to fight the enemy, eradicate the Ridden, and reclaim the world.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
Bully, gossip, resort to violence, write poetry, sing karaoke, dance like a beast or solve the meaning of life. Disco Elysium is the most faithful representation of the computer role-playing game ever attempted in video games.
Wednesday October 13
Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide is a co-op couch puzzle game inspired by Lemmings and Tower Defense! Play as Catty or Batty and build a path to guide the spirits home.
Enter a puzzle experience that challenges conventional design! Immortus Temporus is a game created by a speedrunner for those who like to hone their skills through practice, trial and error, determination and relentless replay. Stages have many ways to beat them. Crashing into hazards will disable them and teleport the player to the respawn point, allowing free passage from A to B, but is this the fastest route?
Thursday October 14
Doctor Who: Edge of Reality
Wield the Sonic Screwdriver as you join the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker) on a quest to save the universe, and meet the Tenth Doctor along the way (voiced by David Tennant in a guest appearance). Live an unforgettable adventure through space and time, face terrifying monsters and solve a mind-boggling mystery!
Coup de Dieu
Godstrike is a time-based 3D boss bullet hell. This means that you have to face all the Bosses and defeat them before your time is up!
Henchman Story (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
Henchman Story is an interactive story where you play as a besieged henchman working for a goofy supervillain. It is a thankless job. Week after week you put on your purple spandex and get beaten up by much stronger, much cooler people wearing much more sophisticated spandex. But the checks are clear, and Lord Bedlam provides health care, so a job is a job, right?
Jackbox Party Pack 8 (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
The eighth installment of the beloved Jackbox Party Pack franchise has arrived! Five hilarious new games will energize your next game night, Christmas party, happy hour, or video call.
This game simulates a 5th generation survival horror game. It uses tank controls, cinematic third-person camera angles, and is meant to be played with a controller. If you have a problem playing tank control games, you will not like this game. It does not have autosave, you have to save with pencils which are limited in number.
The Riftbreaker (optimized for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox Game Pass for PC / Console)
You take on the role of Captain Ashley S. Nowak – you are the Riftbreaker, an elite scientist / commando inside a powerful Mecha-Suit. Enter a one-way portal to Galatea 37, a distant planet on the edge of the Milky Way, with the goal of building a base that will allow them to return to Earth and continue colonization. Ashley’s Mecha-suit, which she calls “Mr. Riggs,” can withstand the harshest environmental conditions and has a full range of equipment for base building, resource extraction, gathering specimens and, of course, combat, he is able to traverse rifts that connect space over vast distances.
Vzerthos: heir to thunder
Vzerthos is an old-fashioned 2D isometric techno-fantasy style top-down shooter. The player’s arsenal includes the skills of the Heir to the God of Thunder and three types of guns – use them to slice and dice, burn and detonate your enemies!
Friday, October 15
Ancient Stories: Gods of Egypt
Stop the evil plans of an evil pharaoh before your town is wiped out in this breathtaking match-three adventure! With Standard, Advanced and Untimed modes, Ancient Stories: Gods of Egypt offers an exciting experience for every player.
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Chronicles of Hinokami (Optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
Become the blade that destroys demons! In single player mode, follow the path of Tanjiro Kamado whose family is slaughtered and his sister transformed into a demon. Experience the story depicted in the anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” as Tanjiro fights to restore Nezuko’s humanity and fight the demonic menace!
Gleylancer (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
In 1992, Gleylancer was released as an iconic space shooter. Our pilot heroine decides to hijack the fighter prototype and attack her missing father. Prepare to fight your way through hostile alien battalions as you guide your ship safely through the universe.
NHL 22 (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
Experience EA Sports NHL on one of the industry’s most powerful game engines, bringing unparalleled visual detail with every hit, shot and shot. Superstar X-Factors lets you feel the personality and power of NHL Superstars with an all-new ability system that unlocks the unique skills of the league’s most elite players. Authentic to the skills and style of real players, NHL stars truly come to life in EA Sports NHL 22 make their time on the ice more influential than ever. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with EA Play can hit the ice today with a 10-hour free trial.
The Good Life (Xbox Game Pass)
Journalist Naomi Hayward is burdened with debt and is out of breath. After accepting a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “unravel the mystery of a small English town”, Naomi finds herself far from home in New York, in Rainy Woods. At the start of her investigation, Naomi – camera in hand – soon discovers an inexplicable phenomenon in which the townspeople turn into cats and dogs at nightfall … Then, as she investigates this mystery in particular, a murder occurs … revealing the truth about Rainy Woods.