Shooters, Platformers, and Animals Galore in This Week’s Xbox Games

Xbox Games September 13-17 2021

You know it’s going to be a great week for Xbox games when the first several on the release list feature a plethora of pets and animals. Microsoft is, as usual, offering console and Game Pass owners a heaping helping of great games to play. There’s something for just about anyone in this week’s titles so let’s check ’em out!

Already Released

Flaskoman

You have no name, no history, only identification number FLASK-157. One of the numerous experiments of a mysterious scientist. Perhaps among other test subjects, you are the first one, which gained the ability to feel emotions and think. Can you demonstrate to your creator that you are not just a test subject? Each level is an experiment to test how you interact with technical liquids, to test your intellect. Press levers, activate transporting lines and use liquids to activate various machines. Your empty head can turn the dangerous liquids into your instrument. Use your abilities to solve test chambers and earn your freedom!

Harvest Moon: One World

Trek across beaches, the desert, and even a volcano in the latest entry into the long-running Harvest Moon series! The Harvest Goddess has gone missing, and it’s up to you to help bring her back! Along the way, you’ll come across cows, sheep, camels, and even reindeer! Dig in, because in this game, the world is literally your oyster!

Wednesday, September 15

Arkan: The Dog Adventurer (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

A unique explosive mixture of platformer and Arkanoid! Hit the ball! Move around, jump! Smash the bricks! Destroy the enemies! Destroy everything destroyable! Dodge enemy shells and attack in response, the ever-growing complexity will not let you get bored. Walk through a huge number of levels using your accuracy and reaction. Nice graphics and music will support you on this tough journey full of rich experiences! If you are a lover of platformer or Arkanoid, if you love solid complexity and have the stamina – this game is for you. If the last two points are not about you, the game also provides an easy mode.

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered is the definitive edition of your favorite destructive cat simulator, where you play as a house cat on a rampage and do all that fun stuff your owner hates! See the world through the eyes of a cat! Run around the house, topple neatly organized books, shatter vases, meow at nothing, tear up curtains, nap in obscure places, and more! Complete objectives, explore procedurally generated levels, or just relax in sandbox mode to unlock a clowder of cat friends and special abilities! Remeowstered was rebuilt from the ground up to give a shiny new coat to the destructive feline gameplay of the original!

Dustwind – The Last Resort (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

Dustwind – The Last Resort is a post-apocalyptic real-time tactical action game with demanding combat, hours of exploration and a moving story. The engrossing single-player campaign takes place in 16 gripping story missions. Roam the Wastelands in single-player mode, develop your own survival strategies, find weapons and equipment, adapt your character to your preferred way of playing, and become a leader in these dark times. Become the nameless heroine of the Wastelands!

Merek’s Market

We’ve all been that adventurer throwing down bags of gold to buy swords and shields, but what about the poor souls rushing around behind the shop counter? Strange customers? Yes. Over the top crafting challenges? You bet. A shop cat? Absolutely! Take ownership of Merek’s Market as you haggle, barter and craft your way through a comical single-player campaign or team up with friends to supply the whole town.

Mr. Pumpkin 2: Kowloon Walled City (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Mr. Pumpkin 2: Kowloon Walled City is a sequel to the Mr. Pumpkin franchise. Our protagonist, an insignificant guy with a pumpkin head, will explore the Kowloon Walled City of Hong Kong, and witness the stories happening within these walls. The plot is set in the historical sites of Hong Kong, and is a tribute to the golden age of Hong Kong films.

Omen of Sorrow

In a hidden underworld ruled by creatures of the night, a new terror has awakened! Omen of Sorrow brings monsters of horror, literature and mythology together for a fighting game experience unlike any other. Inspired by numerous arcade classics but offering its own unique innovations and mature aesthetics, Omen of Sorrow positively bleeds style!

Titan Chaser

It’s a meditative experience where you don’t need to manage fuel, car maintenance, health, or damage. Just find where to drive and how to use your tools effectively. Or just forget about your work and drive through foggy landscapes to calm down after a hard day.

Thursday, September 16

Skatebird

You’re a lonely lil’ bird, and your Big Friend has hung up their board for good. Their job sucks, and lately, they’re barely ever home to play with you. You’re gonna fix all that with the power of being a chill little skateboarding bird. You may be tiny, but the more you skate, the more friends you’ll make. Birds will come check out your park, help you find more parks, and together you’ll (somehow) fix Big Friend’s life! Above all else, skate birds try their best.

The Amazing American Circus

In The Amazing American Circus, you’ll build a circus empire from scratch. Flesh and blood opponents, as well as characters known from the American folklore, will stand in your way to success. As a novice owner of a small and run-down circus, you’ll have to face giants of this industry, like Ringling Bros. and P.T. Barnum. Can you defeat them?

Friday, September 17

Apsulov: End of Gods (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

You wake in a facility built to research the worlds of Yggdrasil. Survive lurking dangers as you journey through a world of technology and mythological artifacts, where chaos rules over the human realm. It is in this chaos that you find your purpose and destiny.

Aragami 2 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

You are one of the last elite warriors of your kin, the Aragami. Victims of a supernatural affliction which corrodes the body and devours the mind, the Aragami control Shadow Essence – a mystical power that grants the ability to control the shadows. With this power the Aragami carry out their tasks and quests – assignments made all along the valley to ensure the subsistence of the village and to free the Aragami enslaved by the invader armies.

Earth Marines

Earth Marines is a new game by HugePixel and Diedemor Studio. It’s an action-packed run-and-gun shooter full of zombies and brutal gunfights. Special task force from Earth has to eradicate the zombie threat — that’s why they come heavily packed but in a few numbers. Your main objective is to kill zombie hordes, wipe out infected areas and destroy the sources of deadly viruses capable of reanimating dead people.

Fin and the Ancient Mystery

Join big-eared Fin on a journey across ten magic platform worlds to destroy six huge bosses, master magic, and save the world. You are the one with the strength to succeed! Fin must unravel the mysteries of the Clan and find hidden crystal artifacts to protect the world from the ancient Destroyer.

Murder Diaries (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Figure out what happened, explore fascinating landscapes and abstract environments and enjoy the thrilling storytelling. Collect pieces of the story while freely floating through related environments and immerse yourself into an intriguing story filled with blood and murder.

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

Get ready to explore a world where you can catch, evolve and collect over 300 unique Nexomon! Embark on an epic journey and build your ultimate team to take on powerful tamers and their fearsome Nexomon.

Tails of Iron (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

An epic RPG adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must embark on a perilous quest to reclaim your kingdom. Explore a deceivingly charming world, assemble a band of brave companions, and banish the merciless Frog clan… once and for all!

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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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