Racing Games and Call of Duty: Vanguard Anchor This Week’s Xbox Games

Xbox Games November 1-5 2021

It’s another stellar week for gamers this week, particularly if you’re an Xbox Game Pass or Xbox console owner. As always, Microsoft has a heaping helping of terrific titles. This week, in particular, fans of auto racing games will find tons of new games coming from beloved franchises as well as a few new entries into the genre. Add in a bit of Call of Duty: Vanguard, and it’s a great week to be a gamer!

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Tunche

Tunche is a charming hand-drawn action game with roguelike elements. Team up with your friends or play solo. Choose from 5 unique characters and restore peace in the Amazon rainforest!

Unpacking (cloud, console, and PC via Xbox Game Pass)

Unpacking is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.

Wednesday, November 3

Bloodshore

Bloodshore is an interactive action movie about a televised battle royale between high-profile streamers, entertainers and death row inmates. You control the fate of Nick, a washed-up actor who fights for a life-changing cash prize.

Gunkid 99

Gunkid 99 is a fast and frantic SCORE CHASER shoot’em up platformer inspired by Super Crate Box and arcade-style games. The goal of the game is to earn as high a score as you can by collecting weapon drops throughout a run (and thereby changing your weapon in the process). Unlock and play across numerous hand-crafted stages in two modes, dodging level hazards and fighting off a unique garden variety of enemies.

The Solitaire Conspiracy (optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Protego, the world’s leading spy agency, has been destroyed. Only one person can wield C.A.R.D.S to take control of Protego’s scattered spy crews and save the world.

Thursday, November 4

Just Dance 2022 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

Just Dance® 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like “Believer” by Imagine Dragons, “Level Up” by Ciara, and more! Looking for the perfect game to dance to the latest hits and share some fun with friends and family?

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is the ultimate edition of the award-winning roguelike twin-stick shooter. It includes all the content from previous editions of The Binding of Isaac (Rebirth, Afterbirth and Afterbirth+) plus Repentance, the game’s final and biggest-ever expansion, adding hundreds of additional new features, modes, and improvements. Experience the modern classic like it’s never been seen before!

Demon Turf (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

The Demon World is inhabited by all kinds of nasties… Most of them lumped into gangs battling for dominion, each led by its own head honcho. Yet even these bad dudes are no match for the Demon King himself! Instead, the task falls to Beebz, a young demon barely a thousand years old, who decides it’s time for her to kick every turf leader’s butt and become the Demon Queen herself.

Friday, November 5

Bloody Rally Show

Welcome to Bloody Rally Show – a head-on smash between frenetic top-down arcade racing and hyperviolent reality TV. You must drift, boost, and blast to keep the viewers entertained and your paymasters happy. Go full throttle and drive to survive! Includes local multiplayer mayhem for up to 4-players!

Circa Infinity

Reach the core of each level by slipping through a series of circular layers. Time your jumps carefully to avoid the creatures that reside within the circles and reach the next layer. As you go deeper, the action gets faster and more challenging! Can you keep up?

Call of Duty: Vanguard (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Dogfight over the Pacific, airdrop over France, defend Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision and blast through advancing forces in North Africa. The Call of Duty® franchise returns with Call of Duty®: Vanguard, where players will be immersed in visceral WWII combat on an unprecedented global scale.

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R

The criminal organization, SH1FT3R, is on the rise, now it’s time for you to stop their plans! Get ready to trigger traps, hit speed boosts, and out-race the competition to claim victory. To be the champion, you’ll need to beat the growing threat of SH1FT3R in a high-stakes, adrenaline-fueled racing tournament from the South Pacific to the Sahara Desert and more! Or grab your friends and warm up those tires with up to 6 players online or 2 player local multiplayer; there’s no shortage of action to keep the whole crew entertained.

Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open-world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.

The Gardener and the Wild Vines

Leap and slash at flowers growing on the vines to propel yourself upward. Chain them together to go fast, but watch your step! Every level is a handcrafted tower with new mechanics being introduced regularly. Attacking flowers grows new procedural vines with leaves to jump on. Carefully balance leaping upward while watching how the vines will grow to plan your ascent. You’ll need quick reflexes and even faster wit to reach the top!

Ghost Sync (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

In a world infested with evil beasts called savarians, a girl is on a journey to hunt these dangerous beings. One day she runs into a dog possessed by the soul of a young man. This meeting triggers a further long adventure awaiting only to reveal what is behind the mystery involving the world’s fate.

 

Magic Nations

Jump into the fantasy world of the Magic Nations card battle game. Grab your card deck and fight your opponents from all over the world. This is a strategy card game where you constantly must adapt to battlefield conditions. Collect new, powerful units, expand your deck with unique characters, buy and sell your cards!

The Prince of Landis (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

In the year 198X, young Evan must survive a bleak life in the snowy backwater of Landis, Oregon. One fateful day, his existence is forever changed by the dark influences of a strange visitor from another world. With the guidance of his new ally, can Evan stand up against schoolyard bullies?

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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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