Xbox Games This Week Take You on Retro Adventures & More

Xbox Games July 26-30 2021

Microsoft never has a dearth of games for Xbox players and this week is no exception. Whether you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned dungeon crawl or a narrative adventure or platforming action, there’s something to love in this week’s crop of games. Let’s take a look!

Already Released

Blightbound

Blightbound is a multiplayer dungeon crawler that tasks three heroes to venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight – a mysterious and corrupting fog that enshrouds the land.

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a robot voxel slice-em-up where any part of your body can be sliced off. With your mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Game Pass, Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

Take to the skies and experience the joy of flight in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The world is at your fingertips.

Night Book

Loralyn works the night shift remotely from her home, live interpreting video calls from English to French and back again. Currently pregnant, with a husband working far away and caring for her mentally ill father, she is desperately trying to keep her family together and safe – but who is she prepared to sacrifice to survive? The fiancé, the baby, her father, or herself?

Samurai Warriors 5

After a 7-year wait, a new installment in the tactical action series “SAMURAI WARRIORS” is finally here! With this title, the historical period depicted in the first title of the “SAMURAI WARRIORS” series released in 2004 has been revamped. With visuals that have largely evolved since the first “SAMURAI WARRIORS”, additional WARRIORS officers and evolved actions, an even deeper drama set in the warring states is depicted. Also, with a focus on the lives of officers Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi, in order to more intensely and boldly depicting the warring states era spanning from the end of the Ōnin War to the Incident at Honnōji, the title is the beginning of a new series, in which the stories and characters from the traditional “SAMURAI WARRIORS” have been revamped.

Splitgate

Splitgate is a free-to-play, fast-paced multiplayer shooter that features player-controlled portals. This sci-fi shooter takes the FPS genre to a new dimension with its portal mechanics, delivering high-flying, multi-dimensional combat. Evoking memories of the most revered shooters of the past two decades, Splitgate embraces the classic and familiar feel of close-quarters combat while adding a unique twist. IGN describes Splitgate as “Halo meets Portal.”

Colorful Colore

Colorful Colore is a Puzzle Labyrinth game, where your goal is to reach the exit while matching the right colors in the room and interacting with different mechanics.

The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 3 million downloads.

Trigger Witch

From the creators of Reverie, Trigger Witch is a stylized 2D twin-stick action game set in an odd open world where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life. Players assume the role of Colette, a prospective graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm, events are set in motion that turn Colette’s life upside-down, casting her as the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace.

Thursday, July 29

Fuga Melodies of Steel (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

Fuga: Melodies of Steel is an RPG where you place children, each with their own unique characteristics and skills, at different gun turrets in a tank to fight against the enemy. Living inside the tank, the children show emotion and gain affinity amongst each other. Manage these both to change the outcome of their journey!

Get Packed

Get Packed: Fully Loaded is the expanded edition of the couch co-op removals game that’s full of calamity and physics-based carnage for 1-4 players. When a greedy salt mining company takes over Ditchlington, Last Ditch Removals must handle the hostile eviction.

Omno (Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Play Anywhere)

A single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. Full of puzzles, secrets, and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilization will carry you through forests, deserts, and tundras – even to the clouds.

Paint the Town Red (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

Paint the Town Red is a chaotic first-person melee combat game set in different locations and time periods and featuring a massive Rogue-Lite adventure. The voxel-based enemies can be punched, bashed, kicked, stabbed, and sliced completely dynamically using almost anything that isn’t nailed down.

The Ascent (Xbox Game Pass, Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery)

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega-corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed.

Blaster Master Zero 3 (Smart Delivery)

In Blaster Master Zero 3, it’s time to hop aboard the all-terrain battle tank G-SOPHIA SV and explore the world around you in sideview mode, then travel into the depths of numerous dungeons on foot in top-down mode as the series protagonist Jason! With a host of new abilities and weapons in your arsenal, Blaster Master Zero 3’s hybrid of side-scrolling and top-down action is more intense than ever before!

Skydrift Infinity

Skydrift Infinity is an action-packed arcade game focusing on the experience of flying alone, and with others, in a light, quick, fast-paced style. During the various game modes, you can partake in deathmatches and armed races as well as other armed competitions, using modern airplanes, which are tuned to the max, with extreme weapons. Your goal is simple: if you can’t overtake them, shoot them down!

Flowlines Vs.

If you like classic puzzle video games for 1 or 2 players… we have a lot of stuff for you! Inspired by the very best in the genre, Flowlines Vs. aims at becoming one of the greatest party games out there. We want players to solve puzzles, to compete with others at it, and to play – everywhere and with everyone.

Friday, July 30

Apple Slash (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)

In Apple Slash, you play as the mighty apple knight wielding his powerful slashing sword, where you embark on a quest full of creatively designed combat. Featuring innovative attack mechanics, combine one swing with multiple skills using your rotating blade. As you explore, you’ll find and combine various skills scattered around in the swamp with your aim to deal with powerful attacks.

Horror Tales: The Wine

Mediterranean Horror: Explore the forsaken capital of an awe-inspiring archipelago. Do not let yourself be fooled by the gentle sea breeze, the Mediterranean vistas or the comforting summer sun. Since the Devil’s Fevers pandemic ravaged the city, it was abandoned, and now only horrific nightmares await there.

Inbento (Xbox One X Enhanced)

Experience a calming, wordless story about cats and parenthood by solving adorable puzzles in Inbento. Relax, tease your brain, and prepare tasty bento dishes. Arrange them in an elaborate lunchbox while sticking to the recipe shown on the screen.

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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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