Another week where the games on offer have a wide range of genres covered. from the comidic flipping platformer Flipping Death, to the ‘Superhero Simulator’ that is Megaton Rainfall. Not forgetting the frantic co-op action of overcooked 2 and finally the full release of the first person survival adventure We Happy Few. Check them out below along with the rest of the games releasing on Xbox One this week.
Tuesday 7th August
Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game. Experience a Roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath. No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again.
Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!) Out of the frying pan, into the fire… You’ve saved the world from the Ever Peckish. Now a new threat has arisen and it’s time to get back in the kitchen to stave off the hunger of The Unbread!
When Penny dies under mysterious circumstances, she wakes up and finds herself filling in for DEATH HIMSELF! This temp job comes with a new power – the ability to flip between the worlds of the living and the dead! In this puzzling platformer, she’ll need that – and her wits – if she ever hopes to unravel the mystery of her demise. Leap between platforms, solve puzzles and help the dead rest in peace by possessing the living and making them dance around at your merest whim in this comedy adventure game by Zoink Games.
Defenders of Ekron
Defenders of Ekron fuses Shmup action and the exploration of an Adventure game. Destroy enemies in 360° shooting range, analyze unique scenarios, upgrade your Anakim’s skills and defeat The Renegades to stop the bursting civil war threatening Ekron. The revolution starts within.
MOBA action at Hyper speed! Fast-paced combat and easy to pick up and play controls get you right into the action in this Free to Play 2D MOBA. Choose from a diverse cast of colorful Hypers, each with their own unique abilities. Leap into intense 4v4 combat on every level of the battlefield as you and your teammates work together to destroy the enemy base. Hyper Universe delivers a game that is truly out of this world Free to play with Gold (Xbox Live Gold sold separately). In-game purchases available. -Requires broadband Internet; ISP fees apply.
Wednesday 8th August
‘Megaton Rainfall’ is a first-person superhero game. A global alien invasion is taking place and you must face it – alone. Chase massive destruction devices at supersonic speeds around an Earth that’s as large as the real thing and populated with semi-procedurally generated cities. finish off the alien devices with your lethal energy blasts. Just be careful to avoid human casualties! You are so powerful, you’ll leave a trail of collapsed buildings if you miss your targets!
TETRA’s Escape is a platforming puzzle-game all about blocks. Blocks named Tetras and it is down to the players to all that they can, to save them and make the most out of their special ability. Via the means of shape-shifting, Tetras can turn into different Tetrominos and used to fill holes and master puzzles, in an attempt to reach the portal on the other side of the level. But, don’t just go expecting a linear adventure, as sometimes crafting a staircase to the heavens is the only way to make it to the end, so if you dare to dream big and go block mad, you might just have what it takes to bring all the Tetra’s back home! Features: – 7 hours’ worth of content, which includes 64 levels to beat – Increasing difficulty – Conventional 3 star system with Bonus Trophy – Explanatory images to walk you through Tetra’s abilities, which includes: Block Jumps, rotations, mirror effects, transformations, bombs for undoing transformations and more! – Original Soundtrack by Levi Bond
Thursday 9th August
City of Shroud
The story has only begun – the players will finish it. Your choices, and the choices of every player, will drive a living story and determine the fate of the city of Iskendrun. Paired with an explosive real-time, combo-based battle system, your decisions will change the story forever. Choose your allies wisely.
Friday 10th August
Single player modes: • Fight enemies, complete missions & work your way up the ranks in Campaign. • Explore and build with or without the threat of enemies in Creative. • Build the fastest Tech you can and beat your previous race times in Gauntlet. PvP Multiplayer: Jump into a 16-player PvP battle to win the most fights within the time limit, or team up in a classic red vs. blue match. Choose from the four pre-made Corporation Techs and its additional starting blocks, grab and build as you fight, earn kill streak rewards, and protect your cab at all costs. Corporations: The Galactic Survey Organisation, or GSO, is the all-rounder starting Corporation, but it would be a mistake to underestimate them.
Madden NFL 19
Madden NFL 19 gives you game-changing control on and off the field. Real Player Motion transforms the way you play Madden delivering you gameplay control with precision and intent. Create and share custom Draft Classes, design your game strategy, progress your players and execute your game plan with all new positional archetypes in Franchise. In Madden NFL 19 Ultimate Team, train your favorite players to fit your roster and lead your team to glory in all new ways to compete.
We Happy Few
We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. Discover the retrofuturistic city’s dark history as you play through the intertwined narratives of three quietly rebellious citizens of Wellington Wells.