Post-Apocalyptic Action, Platformers and a New Battlefield Anchor Xbox Games This Week

No matter what you’re in the mood for this week, there’s an Xbox or PC game out there for you thanks to a great list of titles Microsoft has on offer. Whether you’re up for shooter action (Battlefield 2042), platforming puzzles (Out of Line), or good old-fashioned detective work (Sherlock Holmes), there’s something for everyone this week. Check out this week’s offerings and then head off to start gaming!

Already Released

Grow: Song of the Evertree

Grow your own worlds and nurture a deep natural connection with everything they hold. See your actions change the world for better! Bring the Evertree back to life in this breathtaking world-crafting sandbox, with life management and adventure elements.

The Last Stand: Aftermath

The latest from veteran developer Con Artist Games, creators of The Last Stand series of games, The Last Stand: Aftermath is an all-new, premium single-player standalone action adventure rogue-lite. Choose a survivor to set forth and explore the ruins of civilization, find fuel to travel to new locations and gather supplies to craft weapons, and more.

Out of Line

A unique adventure game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in a unique 2D style!  Join San on his introspective journey in his quest for identity and freedom. Discover several wonderful worlds where many obstacles await you.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Before he was the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes was a brilliant rebel itching to prove himself. When an old wound compels him back to the Mediterranean shore where his mother died, it seems like the perfect opportunity to do just that—but beneath the vibrant urban veneer of the island, the rhythm of island life strikes a more ominous beat. Crime and corruption, a twisted sense of justice and morality… These are just a few stumbling blocks in Sherlock’s quest for truth.

Surviving the Aftermath (Leaving Game Preview, Launching v1.0)

Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce, but opportunity calls! Build the ultimate disaster-proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world. Go beyond the colony and explore the wastelands to gather resources, meet rival colonies, and uncover the world’s secrets.

Them Bombs

A text message from Dr. TiNT leads you to a ticking bomb. Tic-toc! Tic-toc! Every second counts. Will you keep a cool head and manage to defuse the bomb?

Wednesday, November 17

Before We Leave

Rediscover what was lost and nurture your reborn civilization in Before We Leave, a city-building game set in a cozy corner of the universe. Grow, gather and manage resources to help your settlements thrive, and share goods between the hexagonal lands and planets around you. Relax and expand the fabric of your growing societies and create a solar system of happy planets at your own pace. Not everything will go your way, though – use your wits and research solutions to overcome the challenges that your ancestors once faced.

Chef’s Tale

On the distant shores of a certain river weary travelers of this underworld domain, exhausted by their long journey, are going to take the next step on their journey…But before that, why not take the bite out of that tasty steaming hot apple pie, just like your nana used to make!

Klang 2

Fast-attack the enemy with flashy fireballs. Dodge and counter enemy attacks, and deal enough lightning damage to shame even the greatest gods of mythology. Achieve a euphoric state of trance through skillful play in this rhythm-action game with hypnotic beats and high-speed combat.

Next Space Rebels (Xbox Game Pass)

Next Space Rebels enables the joy of creation, lessons of failure, and progress of experimentation, generally reserved for complex sim games, through its accessible “notepad-style” creation tools and intertwined narrative.

Space Moth Lunar Edition

1CC Games’ first shoot ’em up returns with totally overhauled visuals, all-new enemies and attacks, a deeper scoring system, remixed soundtrack and fresh player powers. Space Moth: Lunar Edition is the ultimate version of the beloved cult classic.

Tamarin

Explore an incredible interconnected 3D world, brimming with primate platforming and bug-splattering shooter action. Leap with the agility of a tamarin as you journey into the Northern wilderness on scenic routes through forests, fjords and mountains. Along the way you will chase mysterious electrical fireflies, discover a secret underground world of dancing ants, rescue innocent birds, and restore the tamarins’ once idyllic natural habitat.

Thursday, November 18

Space Elite Force 2 in 1

In Space Elite Force I you can play a wide variety of stages, guns, enemies, and a lot of improvements to your ship. Have fun in insane battles, facing epic bosses, and unlocking a wide variety of achievements in one of three game modes; Normal Mode, Arcade Mode, and Boss Rush mode.

Space Elite Force

Two Hundred Ways

Two Hundred Ways, the sequel of the successful brain teaser One Hundred Ways, gives puzzle fans twice as many mental challenges to overcome. The mission of each of its 200 levels sounds easy: guide one or more balls to the exit. But levels with up to three different layers and numerous ball traps don’t make this task a walk in the park. Luckily, players can use dozens of tools to help them reach their goal – but using more tools means that their level score will go down…

Undungeon (Xbox Game Pass)

Undungeon is an action role-playing experience that brings back the spirit of old-school action/RPGs wrapped in modern design. Restore the order in all dimensions, influence and determine the fate of the worlds, create and decide what will happen in the new Multiverse.

Friday, November 19

Battlefield 2042 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.

Despotism 3k

Humanity is enslaved by an AI… which is awesome because we’re on the right side of the conflict. Exploit puny humans to extract power and build your own empire! You’ll have to keep track of them to make sure they don’t succumb to exhaustion and hunger… although the weakest ones can always be thrown to the Bioreactor. In other words, this is a resource management sim with rogue-lite elements, a dramatic plot, and an abundance of pop culture references. Also, jokes. Slaughter has never been so fun!

Nerf Legends

NERF Legends thrusts you into a futuristic, sci-fi world where you’ll come face-to-face with legions of robot enemies and ultimate boss masters. Armed with a wide array of NERF blasters based on their iconic, real-world counterparts, you’ll thwart formidable enemies while being challenged to pull off the most impressive high-flying trick shots across a series of unique and immersive environments. Are your NERF skills up to the challenge to become the ultimate NERF Legend?

Smoots Golf

Will you be the Golf Champion? Visit golf courses in 5 unique locations for a fun and endless multiplayer golf experience!

Total Arcade Racing

Relive your childhood memories and take this fun arcade racing game for a ride. Play solo or up to 8 friends in different game modes on a single screen. Total Arcade Racing is a tribute to classic arcade racing games where you zip around in closed circuits. Compete with players from around the world and see if you can reach #1 on the Hall of Fame leaderboard.

 

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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