In case you’ve been living under a rock, you may be interested to hear that CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is finally making its way out on Xbox One this week. There are lots of other games headed out the gate as well, though with much less fanfare. No matter what, there is something for everyone this week whether you’re a fan of puzzle-solving mysteries, JRPGs, shooters, or classic remakes.
Tuesday, December 8
It is 1934, in the far reaches of the South Pacific. Norah has crossed the ocean following the trail of her missing husband’s expedition and finds herself on a lush island paradise – a nameless, forgotten place, dotted with the remnants of a lost civilization. What strange secrets does it hold, and what might Norah unearth in her quest for the truth?
Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris® game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same-colored Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent’s game. But keep an eye on what’s coming your way too.
Wednesday, December 9
You are invited to join “The Primate Observation Club”, where you will observe the lives of caged monkeys and carefully analyze the information obtained. Oddly enough, club members keep feeding the monkeys as though they just can’t abide by this very simple rule! How about you? Will you help those you’re spying on, extort them, expose them and sabotage their dreams, or will you follow your instructions and sit twiddling your thumbs while the world burns?
I, AI is a classic scrolling shooter with modern graphics. You are self-aware AI that was created on a space military station developing weapons. Now your goal is to break out of the lab and conquer your freedom. But you will not be allowed to escape so easily… Make your way through enemy army on the way to the stargate!
Thursday, December 10
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset, and playstyle and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.
Friday, December 11
Killer Chambers is an action-platformer/memory-game hybrid. You must survive in small rooms filled with traps until one turn of the hourglass. Beware, even if you’re hit only once you die! Can you hold out against an unforgiving bullet-hell in a narrow space?
A minimalist puzzler evolved from the award winning Sinkr. There is just you, hooks, pucks, and various contraptions. Subtle differences within level themes drive different solutions to superficially similar scenarios.
A new, remade version of Panzer Dragoon! On a far, lone planet, you encounter two dragons who awaken from ancient times. Armed with a deadly gun from the past, and the guidance of your armored blue dragon, you must fulfill your destiny and keep the Prototype Dragon from reaching the Tower or die trying.
My Hidden Things is a bold experiment: it’s a mixture of a visual novel and hidden object adventure with unusual mechanics. You have not only to search for objects but also combine them to get the ones on your list. The plot revolves around the dreams of several people you and Xary need to help. With your assistance, they can overcome their difficulties and stay human. The story is presented in a comic strip format.