If you’re a fan of retro-themed games, this week is a boon for you thanks to Microsoft. The crop of Xbox games over the course of the coming days features a number of preciously pixelated adventures for you to travel through. In addition, there are a few other great games that will come out that will appeal to driving fans and adventure fanatics.
Thursday, July 15
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a snarky action-adventure puzzle game with a good dose of humor. Explore hundreds of secret-filled rooms, fight big bosses, gather companions for your party, and use the powers of Pip -your bat buddy- to solve puzzles and escape the eldritch abyss!
Blaster Master Zero 2 (Optimzed for Xbox Series X/S)
Mutant Blasting Action is back! Join Jason, Eve, and Fred on an intergalactic journey! The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action-adventure title “Blaster Master Zero” returns with its long-awaited sequel! Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth’s mutant scourge in “Blaster Master Zero” as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, “GAIA-SOPHIA”!
Bloodroots (Xbox Game Pass – Cloud, Console, PC)
One-hit kill die-retry murder ballet. Chain deadly combos by improvising your kills with utterly everything you can get your hands on: from carrots to plasma guns. Die and retry until you carve your way to vengeance in this fast-paced one-hit-kill beat ’em up.
Lost At Sea (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
Lost At Sea tells the story of Anna, who, in the autumn of her life, has come to be alone. To live her new future, she will first have to take stock of hnexer past. Construct her memories through objects and puzzles on a strange island, and face the question we all face eventually: “Did I do it right?”
Friday, July 16
F1 2021 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
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’. Take your team to the top in the acclaimed ten-year ‘My Team’ Career mode, or race head-to-head in split-screen and multiplayer. Immerse yourself in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet and race with the authentic lineup of twenty heroic drivers and ten iconic teams from the 2021 season.
The evil Broccoli, irritated by the fact that kids hate vegetables and love ice creams, has created an army of vegetables to destroy the flavor galaxy. Only the Ice Cream Surfer with the help of his 4 super tasty friends can prevent that. Straight to the action, we aren’t here to tell stories, but for button-mashing. Are you ready to shot Ice Cream balls filled with pure cooling energy?
Hordes of zombies and blood-sucking bats, dozens of deadly mutants and cannibals, reanimated maniacs and pumpkin-killers — can you handle these mobs? You will have to survive through the night each and every time you’ll play Restless Night. This game is full of horrifying encounters with undead enemies, but your rifle will come in handy! Can you make it to the dawn? There’s only one way to find out — grab your favorite firearm and get ready to crush, kill and destroy all these zombies with classic old-school style. Made with love and taste, even your grandfather remembers this feeling and how fun it actually is!
In 1560 A.D – Japan’s last Shogunate has lost full control over the realm, causing a plunge into a massive civil war. All hope lies within the ninja clan “Black Lotus” to sabotage and defend against the forces of the villain and his demonic allies. The warlord must be assassinated. Do you have the ninja skills to save medieval Japan from a reign of terror?
Inspired by The Binding of Isaac but without blood and more magic. This game is easy to play and simple to get the mechanics, all you do is find monsters and make them explode in different ways, and as you improve on Wizodd, you get to be stronger, dodge the various traps, and clear levels more quickly.