You know it’s going to be a great week for Xbox games when the top of the releases list features a plethora of pets and animals. Microsoft offers, as usual, console and Game Pass owners a plethora of great games to play. There is something for just about everyone in this week’s headlines, so let’s check them out!
You have no name, no background, only the Flask-157 ID number. One of the many experiments of a mysterious scientist. Perhaps, among other test subjects, you are the first to acquire the ability to feel emotions and to think. Can you show your creator that you are not just a test subject? Each level is an experience to test how you interact with technical fluids, to test your intellect. Squeeze levers, activate transport lines, and use liquids to activate various machines. Your empty head can turn dangerous liquids into your instrument. Use your abilities to solve test chambers and earn your freedom!
Harvest Moon: One World
Cycle through beaches, desert and even a volcano in the latest entry in the long Harvest Moon series! The Harvest Goddess is gone, and it’s up to you to help bring her back! Along the way, you will meet cows, sheep, camels and even reindeer! Dig, because in this game the world is literally your oyster!
Wednesday September 15th
Arkan: The Dog Adventurer (Optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
A unique explosive mix of platformer and Arkanoid! Hit the ball! Move, jump! Break the bricks! Destroy the enemies! Destroy everything that is destructible! Dodge enemy shells and attack in response, the ever increasing complexity won’t let you get bored. Go through a large number of levels using your precision and reaction. Nice graphics and music will support you on this difficult journey full of rich experiences! If you are a platformer or Arkanoid lover, like solid complexity and have stamina, this is the game for you. If the last two points don’t apply to you, the game also offers an easy mode.
Catateral damage: Remeowstered (optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered is the definitive edition of your favorite destructive cat simulator, where you play as a rampaging domestic cat and do all those fun things your owner hates! See the world through the eyes of a cat! Run around the house, knock over neatly organized books, smash vases, meow at nothing, tear curtains, take a nap in dark places, and more! Complete objectives, explore procedurally generated levels, or just relax in sandbox mode to unlock a host of cat friends and special abilities! Remeowstered has been completely rebuilt to give a shiny new coat to the destructive feline gameplay of the original!
Dustwind – The Last Resort (Optimized for Xbox Series X / S, Smart Delivery)
Dustwind – The Last Resort is a post-apocalyptic real-time tactical action game with demanding combat, hours of exploration and a moving story. The gripping single-player campaign unfolds over 16 gripping story missions. Roam the Wastelands in single player mode, develop your own survival strategies, find weapons and equipment, adapt your character to your favorite way of playing and become a leader in these dark times. Become the nameless heroine of the Wasteland!
We’ve all been that adventurer who throws sacks of gold to buy swords and shields, but what about the poor souls scurrying behind the store counter? Strange customers? Yes. On top of the best crafting challenges? You bet. A store cat? Absoutely! Take over Merek’s Market as you haggle, barter and fight your way through a comedic single-player campaign or team up with friends to supply the whole town.
Mr. Pumpkin 2: Kowloon Walled City (Xbox One X Enhanced)
Mr. Pumpkin 2: Kowloon Walled City is a sequel to the Mr. Pumpkin franchise. Our protagonist, an insignificant guy with a pumpkin head, will explore the walled city of Kowloon in Hong Kong and witness the stories that unfold within these walls. The plot takes place in the historic sites of Hong Kong and is a tribute to the golden age of Hong Kong films.
Harbinger of sorrow
In a hidden underground world ruled by creatures of the night, a new terror has awakened! Omen of Sorrow brings together monsters from horror, literature and mythology for a fighting game experience like no other. Inspired by many arcade classics but offering its own unique innovations and a mature aesthetic, Omen of Sorrow positively bleeds style!
It’s a meditative experience where you don’t have to deal with fuel, car maintenance, health, or damage. Simply find out where to drive and how to use your tools effectively. Or just forget about your job and walk through misty landscapes to calm down after a hard day.
Thursday September 16
You are a lonely little bird and your big friend has hung up his board for good. Their job sucks, and lately they’re hardly ever home to play with you. You’re going to fix it all with the power to be a cool little skateboarding bird. You might be short, but the more you skate, the more friends you’ll make. The birds will come to visit your park, help you find other parks and together you will (somehow) fix Big Friend’s life! Above all, stingrays do their best.
The incredible American circus
In The Amazing American Circus, you’ll build a circus empire from scratch. Flesh and blood opponents, as well as well-known figures from American folklore, will stand in your way of success. As the novice owner of a dilapidated little circus, you’ll have to face industry giants like Ringling Bros. and PT Barnum. Can you defeat them?
Friday September 17th
Apsulov: End of Gods (Optimized for Xbox Series X / S)
You wake up in a facility built to research the worlds of Yggdrasil. Survive the dangers that await you as you journey through a world of technology and mythological artifacts, where chaos reigns over the human realm. It is in this chaos that you find your purpose and your destiny.
Aragami 2 (Optimized for Xbox Series X / S, Smart Delivery)
You are one of the last elite warriors in your family, the Aragami. Victims of a supernatural affliction that eats away at the body and devours the mind, the Aragami control the Essence of Shadow – a mystical power that grants the ability to control shadows. With this power, the Aragami accomplish their tasks and quests – missions done throughout the valley to ensure the livelihood of the village and free the Aragami from enslavement by the invading armies.
Earth Marines is a new game from HugePixel and Diedemor Studio. It’s an action-packed run-and-gun shooter full of zombies and brutal shootouts. A special Earth task force must eradicate the threat of zombies – which is why they are overwhelmingly packed, but in small numbers. Your main objective is to kill hordes of zombies, eliminate infected areas and destroy sources of deadly viruses capable of resuscitating the dead.
End and the ancient mystery
Join Big-eared Fin on a journey through ten magical platform worlds to destroy six massive bosses, master magick, and save the world. You are the one with the strength to succeed! Fin must unravel the mysteries of the clan and find hidden crystal artifacts to protect the world from the Ancient Destroyer.
Murder Diaries (Xbox One X Enhanced)
Find out what happened, explore fascinating landscapes and abstract environments, and enjoy the thrilling storytelling. Collect pieces of history while freely floating in related environments and immerse yourself in an intriguing story filled with blood and murder.
Nexomon (optimized for Xbox Series X / S, Smart Delivery)
Get ready to explore a world where you can catch, evolve, and collect over 300 unique Nexomons! Embark on an epic journey and build your ultimate team to take on mighty tamers and their fearsome Nexomon.
Tails of Iron (optimized for Xbox Series X / S, Smart Delivery)
An epic RPG adventure with punishing brutality combat. As Redgi, heir to the Throne of the Rats, you must embark on a perilous quest to reclaim your kingdom. Explore a world of deceptive charm, assemble a band of brave companions and banish the ruthless Frog clan… once and for all!