Fun & Fantasy Mark This Week’s Xbox Games

It’s another new week and there’s another big crop of games coming to Xbox One and to the Xbox Game Pass. Whether you’re a fun of space-faring fun or a Gears fanatic or even someone who likes their action in 8-bit graphics, there’s something to love for everyone. Check out this week’s bouquet of games to see what suits your fancy!

Tuesday, December 15

Gears 5: Hivebusters (XB Play Anywhere, XB Game Pass Ultimate)

Return to Gears 5 with the new Hivebusters campaign expansion. Play as Lahni, Keegan and Mac – the heroes of Gears 5’s Escape mode – on their first operation as part of the secretive Hivebuster program. Thrown together and dubbed “Scorpio Squad,” their suicide mission to destroy a Swarm hive may hold the key to saving Sera and their own redemption.

Wednesday, December 16

Colossus Down

Nika has just finished the first phase of her plan to destroy everything that isn’t cool: the construction of a combat mecha called MechaNika. There’s no time to lose, so join Nika, get your hands on MechaNika’s controls and demolish the entire planet. You have to put an end to history books, planned obsolescence, kitschy dresses, never-ending sagas of boring video games, and pea soup.

Freddy Spaghetti

Meet Freddy. Freddy is spaghetti. Oh, and conscious. Follow along with Freddy’s story as you plunge head first into challenges and obstacles. My name is Dr. P Starr.
However, nowadays everyone just calls me Dr. Pasta. Long story short, I made a piece of spaghetti conscious using the machine that I had invented. It turned out to be quite the adventure that would follow.

Freddy Spaghetti

Synthetik: Ultimate

Fight against relentless opponents and unforgiving bosses encased in ever-changing environments. Master the uniquely deep and satisfying weapon mechanics and the unprecedented amount of customization. Discover a seemingly unending amount of weapons, items, perks, and character upgrades.

Thursday, December 17

Elemental War TD (XB Play Anywhere, XB1 X Enhanced)

Are you ready for the next level of Tower Defense games? Endless single-player gaming fun Three innovative game modes, five difficulty levels, seven scenarios, countless maps, and enemy types – the single-player offers you everything you need for long-term gaming fun. Compete in rankings with your friends and players from your city, your country, and the whole world – and check out how the best play via detailed rankings.

Monster Train (XB Game Pass)

Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck-building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real-time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.

Neoverse (XB Game Pass)

Neoverse is a beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along with various timelines.

Neoverse

Wilmot’s Warehouse (XB Game Pass)

Wilmot’s Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you’ll need to find the things people want quickly, in order to earn the coveted Performance Stars.

Friday, December 18

60 Parsecs!

Lead a crew of woefully unprepared astronauts, equipped with whatever junk – sorry – “supplies” you can grab before blasting off, on a journey across the cosmos that’s best described as misguided. Make the best of it, while dealing with soup shortages and other horrors of outer space. Will you have what it takes to find a new home and survive?

60 Seconds Reatomized (XB1 X Enhanced)

With only 60 seconds left to impact, go on a mad dash through the house in search of family members and useful supplies. Everything will be against you: time, your very own furniture, a house that’s different every time you play, and the fundamental question… what to take with you and who to leave behind? Reaching the fallout shelter in time, alive, is only the beginning. Whatever you scavenged and whoever you saved will play a vital role in your survival. Each survival story will be different, with every day surprising you with unexpected events. Will all of these stories end well? It’s up to you. Ration food and water, make best use of your supplies, face difficult choices and even venture into the wasteland.

Cattch

Cattch is the cat with a classy jersey! He acts just like you, and when he gets to chill, he loves to spend his time watching TV. But he won’t stay out of trouble when things go south and his friends are attacked by villains.

Cattch

Goetia

The ruins of any village are the silent testament to its final moments. The ruins of Oakmarsh are no different. Their telling silence, the dust blanketing what was once a quiet village near Coventry.

Goetia

Radio Commander

In Radio Commander you are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War. You will be carrying a heavy burden as your mission is to coordinate military operations taking place between 1965 and 1968. But this is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tokens and notes.

Written by
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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