Get ready for another packed week of new Xbox releases — a bumper crop of 24 new games is heading to the Xbox platform this week, including some pretty big launches and another great get for Game Pass.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is the first of the two big releases this coming week, with the co-op bug hunt just days away — we’ll have a review for you just before launch, so keep an eye out for that if you want some early impressions of the action-packed shooter. The other big one on this week’s radar is Double Fine’s Psychonauts 2, a sequel to the cult classic trippy platform adventure that hit the original Xbox way back in 2005. Again, a review is in the works, so keep ’em peeled, plus we were lucky enough to speak with director Tim Schafer recently, so you’ll be able to read that interview in full very soon as well. There’s also the surprise return of Myst, as well as a bunch of other stuff, so see if anything else takes your fancy!
From this page, you can view a game’s achievement list if it’s been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here’s a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you’re planning on picking up in the comments!
Aliens: Fireteam Elite — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the evolving Xenomorph threat.
King’s Bounty II — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Legend returns! King’s Bounty II is the long-awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games franchise, one of the most iconic representatives of the turn-based RPG genre. Fighting for your own future, making difficult decisions, and experience the intensity of one of the classic sagas in an exciting new way.
Mickey Storm and the Cursed Mask — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Spy up and save your parents in this action-packed platformer! Welcome to the world’s greatest waterpark! In this resort full of wild adventures and thrilling waterslides only you, and your sister, can stop the evil Dr. Fisher! Using the powers of a mysterious mask this vicious villain has enchanted the entire park to finally trap your parents.
RiMS Racing — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
The first motorcycling simulation that combines a realistic riding challenge with engineering and mechanics! Ride the world’s most powerful bikes and optimise their performance by swapping out parts and analysing data in real time.
Darker Skies — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
The War is over, but the effects linger. Take control of Jack, a survivor of the War of the Worlds trying to rebuild a working Heat Ray to blow his way to freedom and light the spark that will rebuild civilization.
Mask of Mists — Xbox Series X|S
In this game, you are a mercenary who was assigned to find a missing person. One of the Archmages of the Academy broke the communication when he was conducting his research in the depths of the Infected Territory. At one time this area had been exposed to the monstrous amount of magic, and it is filled now with creatures of the Abyss. Go on the trail of the missing Archmage and plunge into the atmosphere of an adventure full of magic and dangers!
– Explore ancient ruins, mysterious caves and abandoned houses;
– Fight with magical creatures;
– Collect items and use them to solve puzzles;
– Create alchemical potions from the magic plants you found;
– Open the passageway between the worlds and find the legendary artifact!
Mechstermination Force — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
When the MegaMechs have taken control of the world, one small group of brave soldiers is still fighting for humanity’s independence. Join them and lead the charge against the mechanical menace.
Get powerful weapons and upgrades! Use the Magnet Gloves to climb on top of robots the size of Skyscrapers, double jump over pools of lava with the Boost Boots, and use your trusty baseball bat to smash the MegaMechs energy cores.
Take on the massive bosses alone or together with a friend in local co-op
Murder Mystery Machine — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Join the District Crime Agency in this isometric, modern noir deduction thriller. Explore crime scenes in complex dioramas, organize your evidence effectively, and blur the lines between right and wrong to present your case. Do you have what it takes to be a real detective?
Phoenotopia: Awakening — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
– A narrative-driven single-player adventure filled with charming characters, vibrant towns, and dangerous dungeons.
– Over 10 different weapons & tools with which to combat enemies and solve puzzles. Fly with rocket boots! Blast with bombs! Play the flute!
– Fight against over 50 different enemy types and 12 boss encounters.
– A world brimming with secrets! Find 33 Energy Gems, 55 Heart Pieces and 111 Moonstones.
– An achievement system, with 33 badges to earn, for players seeking extra challenge and replayability.
– Over 60 original songs ranging from mellow piano and orchestra to raging synth/metal rockers and bagpipes!
– A main campaign length estimated at 30 hours of playtime. 50 hours for completionists.
Solve the great mystery of the Phoenix!
Psychonauts 2 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
ISLANDERS — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Myst — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Star Hunter DX — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
~ Return of the Bullet Hell Bounty Hunter ~
– The Story so Far
Betrayed by her cut-throat crew, Luna Starr – former Space Pirate captain turned Bounty Hunter – has a score to settle. As Luna, travel to 5 exotic planets to track down your mutinous mates, and face them in Bullet Hell dogfights to the death!
– Stop! Bullet Time
Outnumbered and outgunned, it’s a good thing Luna has an ace up her sleeve: a space fighter craft that can alter the flow of time itself! Power up the Bullet Time gauge by destroying enemies or catching their attacks in a bomb blast, then enter Bullet Time! Enemies and their projectiles will move in slow motion, while you can still fly and shoot at normal speed.
– Galactic Gold Rush
Why eat lead when you could turn lead into gold? During Bullet Time, the bullets from any enemies you destroy will be converted into gold cubes to collect! Will you play it safe and quickly cash in bullets for survival, or take a risk and allow bad guys to flood the screen with fire for a massive score boost?
– Eye of the Tiger
Star Hunter DX is old school hard, but wants you to succeed: the extensive practice mode will help beginners to survive, and allow pros to perfect their runs. Push it to the limit and rise to the top of the leaderboards!
– Super Streaming
Why stop at the top of the leaderboards, when you could show off your skills (or practice runs) live? Star Hunter DX plays nicely with popular streaming software so that you can broadcast on your favourite site easily.
Baldo: The Guardian Owls — Xbox One
The prophecy is coming true, a pure-heart child has been born. The no-heart creature sealed in the underworld by the wise owls is destined to rise again.
Cold Silence (Windows) — Windows
This is minimalistic horror platformer about surviving in snowy mountains. Follow the voice from the radio, fight your fears and reveal the truth!
Drone Gladiator (Windows) — Windows
New era of gladiator battle shows has come, era of robots! And you have a chance to participate in it! Drone Gladiator is an arena shooter, where you upgrade your drone, fight giant bosses and participate in random events.
Inked: A Tale of Love — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Mad Streets — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Mad Streets is the kind of game that makes you crack a smile all while punching some one in the face, It’s a physics-based party game meshed with a brawler that feels like an evolution to the genre with a deeper system that allows skilled players to direct their blows for face-crunching KO animations that wouldn’t look out of place in MMA highlights. .
One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Upon finding the entrance to an apparently abandoned bunker, the two become trapped inside and discover the place is inhabited by a family of hospitable cult members, who also happen to be skeletons. The family mistakes the two for fellow members, and invites them to “stay for the party” and wait for the “New World”. Unfortunately, Lee and Beracus don’t have that kind of time! They’ll similarly meet their deaths down there if they don’t escape, and they still have to find their all important cure!
Together they must explore and talk to the skeleton family to discover clues, collect items, and try to unravel the tragedies that turned this simple bunker into a tomb.
* Casual, easy to pick up puzzles!
* Multiple endings!
* Completely original art, story, and soundtrack!
* Meet and greet a family of skeletons and decide if they are friend, or foe!
* Get to know, guide, and ultimately judge, your pal One-Eyed Lee
Space Station Sprint — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Infiltrate each space station and complete your objective before your escape ship is spotted by the enemy. Sprint your way to find the quickest path to the objective and Space Jump back to your escape ship. Use your slide, grenade, shockwave, and slow motion abilities to increase your chance to survive. Find permanent upgrades, time bonuses, collectibles, and secrets throughout each space station.
Tanknarok — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
TANKNAROK is a high speed, frenzied blastathon where 2-4 tanks go head to head in a wide range of arenas; filled to the brim with huge guns, powerful explosions and dangerous hazards! Wholesome roughhousing with either your friends at home, or friendly strangers on the internet!