Microsoft is featuring some amazing titles coming out this week for Xbox and Xbox Game Pass. Whether you’re in the market for a great racing game, some brain-breaking puzzle action, a quiet game to soothe jangled nerves or some hilarious Marvel action, there’s something to appeal to nearly any gaming taste. Check out this week’s offerings for October 25-29, 2021.
Tuesday, October 26
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
In this third-person action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord, and thanks to your bold yet questionable leadership, you have persuaded an oddball crew of unlikely heroes to join you. Some jerk (surely not you) has set off a chain of catastrophic events, and only you can hold the unpredictable Guardians together long enough to fight off total interplanetary meltdown. Use Element Blasters, tag-team beat downs, jet boot-powered dropkicks, nothing’s off-limits. If you think it’s all going to plan, you’re in for a world of surprises, with the consequences of your actions guaranteed to keep the Guardians on their toes. In this original Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy story, you’ll cross paths with powerful new beings and unique takes on iconic characters, all caught in a struggle for the galaxy’s fate. It’s time to show the universe what you’re made of. You got this. Probably.
Moonglow Bay (Xbox Game Pass)
Moonglow Bay is set along the Eastern Canadian coastline during the 1980s and offers players a diverse and emotionally charged story, complemented by a relaxing, slice-of-life fishing RPG. You play as a rookie angler, struggling to fulfill your partner’s final wish by keeping a business afloat in the face of impending bankruptcy. Whether playing solo or with a friend in a drop-in-drop-out local co-op, you’ll need to cook your catch of the day, then sell a variety of recipes to upgrade your shop, gear, and fishing boat.
NASCAR 21: Ignition redefines the official video game of the world’s most popular stock car racing series. With incredible graphics and immersive gameplay, NASCAR 21: Ignition brings a whole new level of authenticity and atmosphere to the NASCAR Cup Series.
Wednesday, October 27
Amazing Breaker is a beautiful addictive ice-smashing game. The aim of the game is to blast the ice sculptures with different bombs.
In Dadish, he’s a dad AND a radish! His kids have gone missing from the vegetable patch, and he needs your help to find them. Explore an exciting world, face off with fast-food-themed foes, and reunite Dadish with his missing children in this challenging platforming adventure. In Dadish 2 he’s a dad and a radish, and he’s back in his biggest adventure yet! After an impromptu “Bring Your Kids To Work Day” goes awry, Dadish sets off to find his missing children.
Are you ready to fight your nightmares flooded Farland? Can you cope with all puzzles that await you in this horror story? You must visit 8 huge locations including streets, hospitals, cemeteries, sewers, and military bases to solve riddles and fight scary clown monsters.
Lucid Cycle (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
Sleep has the power to transport us to wonderfully enigmatic places, sometimes frightening and often unexpected. Lucid Cycle is an exploration of the concepts and experiences common to our dreams, whether it’s solving environmental puzzles without a clear purpose or journeying through a shifting landscape without knowing the final destination. Sometimes we might find ourselves in familiar places with unfamiliar circumstances or vice versa, but is there a greater meaning behind it all?
United Assault – Normandy ’44 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
United Assault – Normandy ’44 is an open-world rogue-lite FPS set in 1944’s depiction of Normandy. You are a US Army paratrooper dropped into enemy territory to prepare the D-Day. Your mission objectives vary from destroying Panzer IV tanks, Flak 88 cannons to obtaining secret documents or even liberating an entire town. After completing your objectives, exfiltrate and claim your rewards.
Age of Empires IV (Xbox Game Pass for PC)
One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.
Thursday, October 28
Bassmaster Fishing 2022 (Xbox Game Pass)
For the first time ever, compete as or challenge 10 pro anglers from the Elite tour across 8 different real-world venues. Climb the ranks, earn your sponsors, and progress through your B.A.S.S. career to become the Bassmaster Classic Champion. Or take to the water and compete with other players in a variety of all-new massive multiplayer modes to conquer the global leader boards.
Black Widow: Recharged (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
The original cult classic arachnid-starring, twin-stick shooter returns! Just in time for Halloween, Black Widow: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals, powerful new abilities, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
Players use Camera Obscura, a special camera capable of repelling vengeful ghosts and sealing away their powers, to explore Mt. Hikami and the numerous incidents that took place there in the past. The story is divided into separate missions, and each mission is led by a new protagonist. In addition to sealing the evil spirits that attack you, Camera Obscura can be used to reveal other things that can’t be seen with the human eye and will help in the recovery of lost items.
In all levels made by hand, Milli will face a lot of obstacles that will difficult her pass, like a classic action-adventure platform game. The game also has some basic mechanics, like jump, slide, and dash. However, with a physics feature that can change the gravity of your jumps, the player will have more challenges than he expects.
Riders Republic (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
Jump into a massively multiplayer playground! Bike, ski, snowboard, or wingsuit across an open world sports paradise. Race in mass start events, develop your rider’s career, or kick back with friends and free roam the parks.
VirtuaVerse (Xbox One X Enhanced)
VirtuaVerse is a challenging old-school cyberpunk point & click adventure set in a future not so far away narrating tales of technomancers, AVR graffiti writers, hacker groups, tribes of cryptoshamans, digital archeology, epic cyberwars, and virtual reality debauchery.
Friday, October 29
Danger Scavenger (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
Danger Scavenger is an intense cyberpunk-themed roguelite skyline crawler that takes you to the roofs of a breathtaking cyberpunk city, where you will face ruthless enemies controlled by the soulless AI.
Light Fairytale is a turn-based Japanese-style RPG series set in a dying underground world ruled by an evil empire. The goal of this project is to bring back the immersion and emotion of 90’s era JRPGs on current platforms with the expected evolution in both design and technique. Each episode is a standalone game, approximately 3 hours long for a first play-through, double it for full completion of all the achievements and secrets.
Go into the night to save the day as Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko! Use your superpowers to explore the world of PJ Masks and find secret collectibles, in a platforming adventure for little heroes. Can you stop villains Romeo, Luna Girl, and Night Ninja taking over the world?