TA Playlist Game for February 2019 Announced

By Mark Delaney, 1 month ago
Our current month of TA Playlist came after a month of four Games with Gold options on the poll, and our next one will have emerged from the same sort of pack. Grab your overnight bag and listen for EVPs. We're going ghost hunting with OXENFREE.

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OXENFREE is a 2D narrative adventure game about a group of young friends partying on a supposedly haunted island and the abundance of weirdness that emerges from there really can't be predicted. It's the debut game from Night School Studio, a new indie house born out of former Telltalers back in 2015. While not to be considered a true horror game, OXENFREE does grapple with themes both spooky and even intense at times. It holds an 81 on OpenCritic and a 3.8 out of 5 on TA, so people generally like it. A full completion will take you 10 to 12 hours.

As mentioned, it was a Games with Gold title previously too and it is currently a Game Pass title, so check your Ready to Download library. It may already be sitting there. Below you can find the final tally from the last week of voting.

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Our month of supernatural adolescence begins on February 1st. Until then, you can join us in our ongoing discussion of Sleeping Dogs.

Check out our Best Xbox Adventure Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.