Xbox game releases — October 11th to 17th

By Sean Carey,
How's your backlog holding up? Got any more room in there? Well, you'd better find some as 29 new games are heading to the Xbox platform, including Back 4 Blood, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, Crysis 2 Remastered, Crysis 3 Remastered, The Good Life, and more.

Kicking the week off strong on October 12th, we have two Xbox Game Pass additions, the "interactive poem" A Memoir Blue and the zombie-blasting co-op shooter Back 4 Blood. Also on the same day, the definitive edition of one of the best RPGs of all time comes to Xbox, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. A couple of days later, the unsettling roguelike card crawler Ring of Pain joins Xbox Game Pass on day one alongside the base-building survival game, The Riftbreaker. On October 15th, we have Crysis Remastered 2 and Crysis Remastered 3, and for the ice hockey fans, NHL 22. Then as far as notable games go, we have Swery's new title The Good Life launching straight into Game Pass. What a week!

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!

October 12th

A Memoir Blue — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Back 4 Blood — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. Experience the intense four player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Winner of 3 BAFTAs, The Game Awards, DICE, Game Developers Choice Awards, South-by-Southwest, Dreamhack, and many more.

PC Gamer - Game of the Year 2019, Gamespot - Highest Rated Game of 2019, IGN - Best PC Exclusive 2019, Metacritic - Absolute Must Play of 2019.


Features –

Unprecedented freedom of choice.
Intimidate, sweet-talk, resort to violence, write poetry, sing karaoke, dance like a beast or solve the meaning of life. Disco Elysium is the most faithful representation of desktop role playing ever attempted in video games.

Countless tools for role playing.
Mix and match from 24 wildly different skills. Develop a personal style with 80 clothes items. Wield 14 tools from guns to flashlights to a boombox, or pour yourself a cocktail of 6 different psychoactive substances. Develop your character even further with 60 wild ​thoughts ​to think – with the detective's Thought Cabinet.

A revolutionary dialogue system with unforgettable characters.
The world is alive with real people, not extras. Play them against each other, try to help them, or fall hopelessly in love. Disco Elysium's revolutionary dialogue system lets you do almost anything.

Carve your unique path across the city.
Explore, manipulate, collect tare, or become a millionaire in an open world, unlike anything you've seen before. The city of Revachol is yours for the taking, one small piece at a time. From the streets to the beaches – and beyond.

HARD BOILED, HARD CORE
​Death, sex, taxes, and disco – nothing is off the table. Revachol is a real place with real challenges. Solve a massive murder investigation, or relax and kick back with sprawling side-cases. The detective decides – the citizens abide.

October 13th

Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide — Xbox Series X|S


Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide is a casual couch co-op puzzle game, inspired by Lemmings and Tower Defense! Play as Catty or Batty and build a path to guide spirits home. 🐈🦇

Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide is a casual couch co-op puzzle game, inspired by Lemmings and Tower Defense! Play as Catty or Batty and build a path to guide spirits home. 🐈🦇

Dark Grim Mariupolis (Windows) — Windows


Introducing "Dark Grim Mariupolis", a point'n'click adventure game set in a world, combining noir, Greek mythology, magic, mysticism, hopeless entourage of Greco-Roman Age of Decadence and stifling everyday routine. Encourage yourself and step into darkness…
Enter Mariupolis, a dark place accompanied with confusing, strange music of no visible source. You are some sort of a detective, and therefore you need to investigate, but why? That's the thing you're going to find out… or, maybe not. Everything depends on you and sudden whims of Pentaculus, a grim god stretching its hands out over the whole city.
Investigate and solve puzzles, while resisting dark and obscure grasp of Mariupolis, where the only things guarding you from its baneful influence are sarcasm and arrogance. And be aware – your hero might actually die.

Immortus Temporus — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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Challenge your mind and break the rules to find the fastest route from start to finish!

Enter a puzzle experience that defies conventional design! Immortus Temporus is a game created by a speedrunner for those who love to hone their skills through practice, trial and error, determination and relentless replay. Stages have numerous ways to beat them. Crashing into hazards will deactivate them and teleport the player back to the spawn point, allowing free passage from A to B, but is that the fastest route?

The actions you take in Immortus Temporus persist through death, whether it's collecting a pick-up or destroying an obstacle. Levels only reset when you run out of time. Each attempt will challenge you to outperform yourself, to think outside the box and break the game!

October 14th

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Wield the sonic screwdriver as you join the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker) on a quest to save the universe, and meet the Tenth Doctor along the way (voiced by David Tennant in a guest appearance).

Experience an unforgettable adventure through space and time, face terrifying monsters and solve a mind-bending mystery!

Godstrike — Xbox Series X|S


Godstrike is a 3D boss rush Bullet Hell based on time. This means that you have to face every Boss and defeat them before your time runs out! Time is money and health, so buying abilities or being damaged will reduce your remaining combat time. You better watch out!

Henchman Story — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


A visual novel where you play as a beleaguered henchman working for a bumbling supervillain, and a slice of superhero satire packed with colorful characters and meaningful choices. Even henchmen have bills to pay, and sometimes, even henchmen can make choices that change

Koh-Lanta — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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Murder House — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


A news crew breaks into the old abandoned home of an executed serial killer Anthony Smith, planning to shoot a salacious haunted house story. But is the notorious Easter Ripper really dead or is he waiting inside, ready to wipe them out one by one? Who will survive, and what will be left of them? The spiritual successor to Babysitter Bloodbath.

This game simulates a 5th gen survival horror game. It uses tank controls, third person cinematic camera angles and is meant to be played with a controller. If you have a problem playing tank control games, you will not like this game. It has no auto saves, you must save with pencils which are in limited supply.

Red Ronin — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


WHAT IS RED RONIN?
One by one, turn by turn, kill all of them!

Red is a Tactical Turn-based but fast paced dash 'n slash game where a bloodthirsty ronin and her companion bot searches for revenge.

STORY

After being betrayed by her former team, Red embarks with her companion bot ISAAC in a non stop revenge journey to eliminate everyone who left her behind.

A turn-based puzzle game turned into a stylish hack 'n' slash game (or vice versa).

RescueHQ - The Tycoon — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Ring of Pain — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


The Jackbox Party Pack 8 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Plan a game night with the looping lunacy of Drawful Animate, scrambled sentences in Job Job, surveys and teamwork in The Poll Mine, doodling and deduction in Weapons Drawn and chance and trivia in The Wheel of Enormous Proportions.

The Riftbreaker — Xbox Series X|S


The Riftbreaker™ is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.

The Riftbreaker (Windows) — Windows


The Riftbreaker™ is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.

Vzerthos: The Heir of Thunder — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Vzerthos is a 2D isometric old-school techno-fantasy styled Top-Down Shooter. Player's arsenal includes skills of the Thunder God's heir and three types of guns - use them to slice and dice, burn and blow up your enemies!

Vzerthos: The Heir of Thunder (Windows) — Windows


Vzerthos is a 2D isometric old-school techno-fantasy styled Top-Down Shooter. Player's arsenal includes skills of the Thunder God's heir and three types of guns - use them to slice and dice, burn and blow up your enemies!

October 15th

Ancient Stories: Gods of Egypt — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Stop the wicked schemes of an evil pharaoh before your city is annihilated in this heart-stopping match-three adventure! With Standard, Advanced and Untimed modes, Ancient Stories: Gods of Egypt offers a thrilling experience for every player.

When the vile Tutmos sets in motion his plan to achieve immortality by reciting an incantation that unleashes a deadly plague, you must save your people by destroying the unholy altars that are sustaining the pharaoh's spell.

As the hero of this captivating tale, you must create chains of three or more matching elements to clear the levels that stand between you and the altars. Along the way, you'll unleash powerful combos by creating uniquely shaped matches, call upon the gods for help, and upgrade the spirits to make them more powerful.

You'll also use your matching prowess to defeat mighty bosses, earn rewarding achievements and complete deviously designed boards packed with challenging obstacles. Will you stop the incantation before Tutmos spells doom for your city?

Crysis 2 Remastered — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Relive the legendary single-player campaign from the classic first-person shooter, Crysis 2, optimized for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in Crysis 2 Remastered.

Crysis 3 Remastered — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Experience the single-player experience from the iconic first-person shooter, Crysis 3, optimized for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in Crysis 3 Remastered.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

Become the blade that destroys demons!

In solo play mode, walk the path of Tanjiro Kamado and experience the story depicted in the anime ""Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"" as Tanjiro fights to restore his sister Nezuko's humanity and battle the demon threat!

Play Versus mode, which allows up to 2 players to battle in offline or online 2v2 battles with any combination of characters! With simple controls and exhilarating gameplay, rise up to become the strongest of the Demon Slayers!

Gleylancer — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


In the year 1992, Gleylancer was released as an iconic space shooter.

Our heroine pilot decides to hijack the prototype fighter and go after her missing father.

Get ready to shoot your way through battalions of hostile aliens as you guide your ship safely across the universe.

Equip multiple weapons and powerups... Choose between different optional formations to customize your ship and become the most powerful fighting force in space.


Features:
* Improved modes available with accessibility features and modern controls
* Classic and deep space shoot 'em up gameplay
* Epic space opera with anime cut scenes
* Customize the ship's attacking power
* Iconic retro console graphics and sound
* Legacy 16-bit title from the 1990s!

NHL 22 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Pre-order EA SPORTS™ NHL® 22 Standard Edition and receive:

- Up to 2 HUT Diamond Player Choice Packs (1 per month for 2 months)
- 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks (Instant)
- Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks (2), XP Boost, and Bonus Trait Points
- 1 Unlocked Hockey Bag

NHL 22 — Xbox Series X|S


Pre-order EA SPORTS™ NHL® 22 Standard Edition and receive:

- Up to 2 HUT Diamond Player Choice Packs (1 per month for 2 months)
- 5 World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks (Instant)
- Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks (2), XP Boost, and Bonus Trait Points
- 1 Unlocked Hockey Bag

The Good Life — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


■Welcome to Rainy Woods

Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt and is at the end of her rope. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to "uncover the mystery of a small English town", Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods. Upon beginning her investigation, Naomi – camera in hand – soon discovers an inexplicable phenomenon in which the townspeople transform into cats and dogs as night falls... Then, as just she's looking into that particular mystery, a murder occurs... Join her as she attempts to reveal the truth about Rainy Woods.

■Solve mysteries as a human, a cat, or a dog!

Naomi herself eventually becomes able to transform into a cat or dog. Turn into a cat, and gain the ability to jump and climb all over town to explore; or transform into a dog, and use your acute sense of smell to track the town's residents. Use your respective abilities as a human, cat, and dog wisely to more easily solve the various mysteries and incidents you'll face.

■Take photos to earn money

As a journalist, Naomi is able to earn money by taking photos of Rainy Woods at the request of The Morning Bell and the town's residents. Also, if she can manage to snap photos of whatever happens to be trending on social media site "Flamingo" and increase her number of followers, she just might be able to earn enough money to make life in this small town that much easier.

■Enjoy life in your new town

In Rainy Woods, as long as you've got the money, a free and easy life is yours to be enjoyed. Growing vegetables in your garden, brushing up on your culinary skills, exploring the plains, sharing a drink with your fellow townspeople at the local pub... Stay fed, get lots of sleep, keep yourself looking nice and clean, and enjoy daily life in Rainy Woods.

■Explore the vast and sprawling town of Rainy Woods

Rainy Woods is full of various spots, as well as an array of events just waiting to happen. Explore the areas around the town to unlock shrines and camping grounds, expand your field of mobility, and enjoy the comfortably open world. Hopping onto a sheep and riding around the hills is just so much fun!
Which of these games will you be picking up next week? Let us know in the comments below!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with the latest gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.