Microsoft has tons of great new games for Xbox players this week and they span just about the entirety of the breadth of gaming. Whether you’re a fan of strategy, fantasy, shooters, or retro, there is surely something in this week’s heaping helping of games to pique your interest. Check them all out and then get gaming!
Tuesday, June 8
Chivalry 2 (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S and Smart Delivery)
Return to the ultimate medieval battlefield. Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first-person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era – from clashing swords to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more.
Wednesday, June 9
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S and Smart Delivery)
Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realizes she needs to do something about it! This is truly a Mediterranean paradise if you ignore all the litter! From the idyllic beaches to the ancient castle overlooking the town a whole island is ready to be explored. With Ines and your grandfather – who is a total bird nerd – by your side, you can start the movement to save the island. Maybe even the world after that.
GREEN HELL is an Open World Survival Simulator set in the uncharted unique setting of the Amazonian rainforest. You are left alone in the jungle without any food or equipment, trying to survive and find your way out. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown?
Welcome to Ye OLDE! Your new retirement paradise. Date as an octogenarian and find somebody to love, or just get your kicks in while the getting is good. Remember, if the chairs are rockin’, don’t come a-knockin.
Paradox Error is a surreal take on the scrolling platformer format, combining minimalistic black-and-white presentation with a self-aware, fourth-wall-breaking design. Glitches are intentionally integrated, allowing the player to cheat death, open new areas by triggering bugs or leap off of UI elements as if they’re part of the stage. The title screen’s main menu acts as a respawn hub, cursors may appear as enemies or helpful guides, graphical errors obscure parts of the screen, and the player’s character explodes into pixels upon death.
Thursday, June 10
Enjoy 3 games from the NINJA GAIDEN series in this one title. Each title is still just as fun as you remember while providing the same high-speed action of the original releases. Look forward to heated battles with fearsome opponents! In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, 4 other characters, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi, are also playable. You can create a tag team with your favorite characters and freely swap out the playable character during battles. The heroines included in this title are the same as the original versions. In addition, the characters that are playable and scenes (modes) vary for each title.
Friday, June 11
The time has come for the legendary game to get the second life. Farm Frenzy is back and it’s for real — the world famous arcade time management sim franchise is coming to consoles for the first time as a special Refreshed Edition! Time to get your own virtual barn with plenty of livestock to take care of.
You and your partner – aspiring chefs – find yourselves in a quite impractical commercial kitchen. It’s divided by a long-serving counter, yet the products and the appliances you both need are placed on opposite sides of the room. Your job is to cooperate, cook together and serve orders of steaming, delicious food. Chop, stir and fry everything you can while throwing (at) your partner all the ingredients they need. Prove that cooking is a piece of cake as long as you do it together!
Life of Fly 2 (Xbox One X Enhanced)
Life of Fly 2 features 13 short stories each revolving around the life and thoughts of another fly. It is an interesting yet relaxing narrative flight game like no other. You jump into the role of a little fly which is collecting its thought while exploring its own living environment. Each fly talks about its life, about some things that happened to them, and about some almost philosophical thoughts they had.