Below are all Xbox Series X/S release titles, listed alphabetically. Only one is console exclusive, and even then only for a limited time. Here’s all we know…
Bring on the list!
Ark: Survival Evolved
With the release on Xbox Series X/S, Ark: Survival Evolved comes with upgrades to terrain and graphics.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Kill people silently as a viki- Wait. That’s oxymoronic. Kill people as a viking.
The third installment in a universally loved looter shooter. Grown Tiny Tina is reason enough to buy Borderlands 3. Not… not in a creepy way. Okay just a little.
Bright Memory is a hack and slash shooter inspired by Devil May Cry. It comes out in episodes, and is also on mobile.
Dead By Daylight
Dead By Daylight is a very popular asymmetric horror survival game, pitting four players against one blood thirsty murder slingin’ baddie. Popular horror movie villains have been included in DLC, such as Leatherface and Jason.
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Devil May Cry 4 is, wait, oops. Sorry. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Sorry, I mixed them up. They’re so similar) is another entry into a game series that’s basically the same game over and over.
Dirt 5 is an offroad racing game, and has a weather system that can affect how a car drives. What’s surprising is that it has split screen… in a modern video game.
Enlisted is a timed exclusive, which means it will be exclusive to the Xbox Series X/S until it isn’t. As a veteran myself, I am ALWAYS a big fan of a well made war simulator. Out of all Xbox Series X/S release titles, I am looking forward to playing this one the most.
Evergate is a cute platformer that shares some mechanics with No Time To Explain. You shoot beams at gems that have different effects, and propel yourself along the stage to recover your memories.
The Falconeer is what you get when you turn the planes of Ace Combat into birds. Not only do you fight in the sky, but you also fight underwater, which seems counterintuitive to the whole bird thing. But hey, I’m not a bird, what do I know? Other than, like… math.
Do I really have to say anything about Fortnite? Please don’t make m- FINE! Fine. Fortnite saves gamers from having to play with the squeakers, so it’s not all bad. I guess. *grumbles*
Forza Horizon 4
Racing games aren’t usually my thing. I have played two racing games in my life (other than Mario Kart); Star wars Episode 1 Racer, and Forza Horizon 4. I enjoyed both. Forza Horizon 4 has great music, TONS of stuff to do, and so many cars to buy and find. It also has weekly rotating goals and events that keep you wanting more. You could play the game without ever racing another human being, or do nothing BUT race them.
Gears 5 continues the story of humanity fighting against the underground dwelling Locust. The story offers some surprising details and twists. Try it out.
Gears Tactics pretty much sums in up in the title. It’s a tactics game set in the Gears of War universe. It’s a prequel to the first game in the series and has direct tie-ins to the story of Gears 5.
Maneater is guilty pleasure incarnate. You play as a shark and, wait for it… eat people. *confetti, party horns* Don’t let the simple premise shake you, it’s fun.
Manifold Garden is a first-person puzzle game where you basically have to forget everything you know about physics. It’s trippy.
I’ve never been a big sports game fan. To be fair, I’ve never been a sports fan either. While I don’t see the appeal of buying basically the same game with just a different year in the title, I can understand why basketball fans are into it. R.I.P Kobe and Gianna (and the 7 others on board).
No Man’s Sky
I don’t think any game, even Cyberpunk 2077, will EVER have a launch as garbo as No Man’s Sky. I also don’t think a game will ever have such a wonderful story of pure, unregulated redemption as No Man’s Sky. Seriously. Play it. In the years since it released, it’s become one of the better space exploration/survival games ever made.
Observer: System Redux
Observer: System Redux is the definitive version of Observer, a psychological horror game set 60 years in the future following a cybernetic apocalypse. It comes from the same team as Layers of Fear.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps begins directly after Blind Forest. It has overhauled graphics. If you’re a regular human being, expect to cry. Again.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat
Another definitive version, Overcooked! All You Can Eat combines the base game with all of the DLC’s. You and your friends try to complete cooking tasks within a time limit, with some other challenges along the way.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition
A console edition of Planet Coaster. *shrug*. It’s basically modern Roller Coaster Tycoon. But on consoles. They made it a point to delineate that.
Rogue Company is Hi-Rez’s take on the character based shooter. So it’s basically Overwatch or TF2 but with different *gestures vaguely*.
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves lets you become the pirate you’ve always wanted to be. Sailing the deep blue sea in search of buried treasure. Fighting other pirates. Getting killed by skeletons. It has it all.
Spacelords was previously known as Raiders of a Broken Planet. Spacelords sounds cooler. It has a to-be-released episodic story, and otherwise is an asymmetric online adventure where you shoot, punch, and tactic your way through kerfuffles.
Tetris Effect: Connected
Basically Tetris: The Acid Trip. Think Tetris, but with a leveling system and a mechanic that allows the player to place multiple blocks at once, and a kick butt soundtrack.
When the titans of Diablo and Warhammer Fantasy go on a date, hit it off, and do adult things together, Warhammer: Chaosbane is the result of their promiscuity. Point and click, hack and slash, gory bone-crunching excitement.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion lets you recruit and control different characters, all with different skillsets, and even has a permadeath option. It wasn’t received well, though.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the 8th installment in the Yakuza franchise. You play as a different character than the previous titles, and actually try to be a GOOD guy. Whoa.
Yes, Your Grace
Yes, Your Grace is a role-playing game where you manage your kingdom and it’s treasury, military, etc. It is notable for devising a way to counter savescumming.
There you go. All Xbox Series X/S release titles. There are a few I have my eye on, but I don’t have an Xbox Series X/S yet. Thankfully, only one of them is console exclusive, so I can still play the others.