Time Travel, Mind Games, & Shooters in This Week’s Xbox Games

Xbox Games July 19-23 2021

It’s another new week and there are lots of great reasons to check out this week’s Xbox games. Whether you’re in the mood for something quiet, something puzzling, something explosive, or whatever turns your head this week, Microsoft has you covered with a plethora of interesting new titles. Let’s take a look at each day’s offerings and then get started playing!

Already Released

Cris Tales (Xbox Game Pass (Cloud, Console, PC) / Smart Delivery Support)

Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future — all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions in a fantasy world facing a grim future. The powerful Time Empress and her forces threaten to bring about a cataclysm tearing apart Crystallis and the other four Kingdoms of the region.

Death’s Door (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power.

Fallen Knight

Fallen Knight is a futuristic knight’s tale that lets players play as a descendant of the great Lancelot in King Arthur’s tale. Players will take on the role of Lancelot the 49th in a futuristic setting, facing off against 6 unique enemy heroes with a dark past of their own. Expect a Dark Souls-esque challenging experience coupled with a fast-paced sword action gameplay that will punish players for every little mistake, and reward generously with every victory.

Mind Maze (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Mind Maze is a competitive logic puzzle game where you try to capture territory on the board. Place walls, build a maze, and capture tiles. Don’t let any dead ends appear, or your opponent will capture them. Plan your moves in advance, develop a strategy, and set logic traps for your opponent. Get sneaky – force your opponent to make a mistake and cover the board with an unstoppable landslide that will carry you to victory.

Wednesday, July 21

Gaps by POWGI (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

These words have one letter missing. Deduce the correct letters to fill the gaps and spell a new word, but watch out for red herrings! There are 150 puzzles to solve – and 150 terrible jokes.

Gaps by POWGI

In Rays of the Light (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

“In rays of the Light” is an atmospheric author’s parable about our place in this world, life, and death. Explore a mysterious territory filled with a variety of details that reveal the story. Solve logic puzzles and study text messages along the way.

The Last Rolling Hero (Xbox Play Anywhere)

In the distant future, toy robots lived on a distant planet. But there was a terrible danger behind the sweet appearance. Their artificial intelligence was able to combine into a computer of incredible power. And of course, the evil forces wanted to take advantage of this. Now only you can protect the universe. Take control of a robot defender and don’t let the scary happen.

MouseBot: Escape from CatLab (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Guide MouseBot through mazes of fantastical mechanical mouse traps created by the cat scientists of CatLab. Dodge giant metal Kitty Krushers, leap over mouse-grinding Roller Graters, evade scary Mines and Lasers, and platform your way across pools of bot-melting Acid on an epic quest for cheese and freedom.

Thursday, July 22

The Innsmouth Case (Xbox Play Anywhere)

A desperate mother, a missing girl, and a mystical place – a case could hardly be more challenging. To solve the enigmatic disappearance of little Tabitha Marsh, however, the toughest and cleverest detective of all is wanted… but he does not have the time – and so the job goes to you. This mysterious assignment takes you to the remote fishing village of Innsmouth, where nothing is what it seems… Save the girl, solve the case, survive Innsmouth!

Urban Trial Tricky Deluxe Edition

Alright! Urban Trial Tricky Deluxe Edition is here! Now, you can fully express yourself while exploring the urban jungle. With the full package of the motorbike tricks, style and extreme levels you will become unstoppable!

Friday, July 23

Aery – Calm Mind (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Aery – Calm Mind is an interactive game experience that is designed to relax your mind and soul. You jump into the role of a little bird, explore beautiful landscapes and collect the missing feathers of your little bird friend.

Freddy Spaghetti 2.0 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Freddy 2.0 has got a job! The story starts as you plunge headfirst into the workplace. Overcome the environment, master your spaghetti and run to the coffee machine! Don’t be late on your first day! Freddy Spaghetti uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character.

Orcs Must Die! 3 (Smart Delivery Support)

Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. Solo or with a friend by your side, arm yourself with a massive arsenal of traps and weapons. Slice, burn, toss and zap hordes of repugnant orcs in this long-awaited successor to the award-winning series.

Where the Snow Settles

This short narrative experience masterfully blends contrasting themes to create a compelling and atmospheric coming-of-age story. Gentle and undemanding game mechanics allow for escapism into a beautiful and desolate world, filled with secrets.

Where the Snow Settles

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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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