Another packed schedule of games this week, with no less than sixteen games releasing via ID@Xbox alone, so there’s surely something to whet your appetite. From the Animal Crossing inspired Castaway Paradise, the couch-competitive game that had everyone buzzing at EGX Rezzed earlier this year, Jump Gunners, to the Telltale games-esque 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. Check them out below along with the rest of the games releasing on Xbox this week.
Tuesday 31st July
Your adventure starts when you get stranded on a tropical island. This is your island, your adventure! Do whatever you like! It’s the ultimate Sandbox sim! Do you like Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon? Castaway Paradise is the game for you!
Maximum Football 2018 (U.S. Can. release)
Achieve gridiron greatness our North American football simulation title that brings to fans everything they love about the fast paced game. For the first time, fans can play the Canadian game on the PS4 – and for the first time since 2013, College football fans have a console option.
8 to Glory (Americas release)
8 To Glory – Bull Riding, the official game of the PBR, gives you the full experience of being a professional bull rider in the TOUGHEST SPORT ON DIRT. Show your skills as one of the world’s top bull riders against the toughest bulls in the sport today. Play season mode where you progress through the full 2018 circuit from New York City to the World Final in Las Vegas. Unlock rewards including new bulls and riders that you can challenge anytime, and gain points on your road to the championship. Challenge a friend to local head-to-head mode, where one player is the rider and the other controls one of the famous PBR bulls.
The Z Axis Continuum
Escape a bizarre world by rotating the universe. Use portals, physics, time, and clones as floors become walls, walls become ceilings, left becomes down, and right becomes up. You manipulate time and space at will, but do you have the mind to solve the warped reality that imprisons you? Play the 2D puzzle platformer game inspired by Portal which started off as a popular little jam entry and has since blossomed into the 30 level reality-defying monstrosity that it has become. All levels are carefully handcrafted (not randomly generated) to challenge even the most seasoned puzzle platformer fan’s understanding of physics, time, and space.
Vigor (game preview)
NORWAY, 1991 Civilization lies in ruin. Will you rise from the debris? Scandinavia, mostly untouched by the fallout of the war, remains the last safe zone in a post-war Europe. Norway, once a haven, has transformed into a cut-throat land of survival where only the ruthless – or cunning – make it out alive.
#wargames is a new video experience from Sam Barlow: a reimagining of the 1983 Oscar-winning MGM film using pioneering interactive video technology.
You shape the story as Kelly and her band of misfit hackers transform from pranksters to leaders of an international movement. As they take on the media, the military and the powers that be, where you focus as you watch will shape the story and the actions the characters take. Whether it be trolling international pop stars or breaking into high-security hotel rooms, the choice is in your hands.
An experiment gone wrong has ripped away the Earth’s atmosphere. Bathed in the scorching radiation of the sun, the planet has been condemned. Abandoned by all intelligent beings, what remains is a treasure trove of loot in the form of energy sources and weapons that has attracted the scum of the galaxy, all seeking a piece of the action. Oblivious to the dangers, the looters must navigate past mutant creatures and automated defense systems and outfight each other.
Wednesday 1st August
Road to Ballhalla
Roll and be trolled on your journey to the legendary place called Ballhalla. Follow the beat to overcome deadly hazards in sync with the music. Style your balls and marble at awful puns in the roll playing game of the year!
State of Anarchy Master of Mayhem
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem is a hilarious shooter that will put a smile on your face. You were an ordinary citizen in a small town… Now it’s on fire! Rioters are storming the houses, aliens rampage in the sky! Run as fast as you can! Shoot anything that moves! Do not release the gas pedal!
Anarchy has never been so much fun!
One More Dungeon
Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world.
Use a melee weapon, magic staffs, and antique artefacts, to burst way through the hordes of enemies inhabiting a few game areas.
Thursday 2nd August
Armored Warfare, the future of modern tank shooters, is coming to Xbox! Take control of cutting-edge tanks and join your friends in completing co-op missions, compete with rival teams in PvP mode, or experience the real tank action in the Global Operations – an explosive mix of competitive and cooperative play empowered by large maps with respawn zones, surveillance drones, AI support, airstrikes, and much more.
Friday 3rd August
Super Dungeon Tactics
Super Dungeon Tactics is a classic turn-based game featuring exciting, new gameplay mechanics. Along with traditional RPG characters making you feel right at home, the dynamic gameplay will keep you on your toes. Call upon 15 heroes, each with unique abilities, to combat the Dark Consul’s forces throughout the magical land of Crystalia. Explore ever-changing dungeons and battle diverse hordes of monsters during your adventures. React to the tides of battle with randomly rolled ability dice; boost core stats or unlock potent abilities, it’s up to you — and a little luck — to use them to their fullest potential. Choose wisely and craft the ultimate band of heroes to complete each adventure.
Doughlings brings unique gameplay mechanics through its interesting characters and the world while combining together the best that all known brick breaker games have to offer, polished with a modern look and design.
Zazmo Arcade Pack
The Zazmo Arcade Pack (ZAP) is a collection of co-op, single player and competitive games inspired by arcade games we love. We took a few of our favorites and put the Donley Time Foundation spin on them. Five arcade games with co-op, single player and some with head to head (see list below)
1979 Revolution Black Friday
Based on true stories and historical events, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play a photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah. Armed with your camera, you’re soon pulled into a dangerous world of revolution and civil unrest.
Asemblance: Oversight is a first-person exploration and puzzle-based game. You are part of a team of scientists and engineers charged with using a classified technology to aid in recreating the human mind. Your success relies on unraveling the truth surrounding the origins of this strange technology, and outsmarting the ones who will do anything to keep it secret.
Jump Gunners is the definitive local multiplayer battle game for 1 to 4 players, matching fast paced hilarious recoil jumping gunplay, with core gameplay that are easy to learn but hard to master. Become the champion among friends, as you fight alone, or team up together against your foes.