It's a big one next week! A total of 20 games are coming to the Xbox platform, including one of the most anticipated titles of the year: Halo Infinite.
Despite there being 20 games on the list for next week, there isn't actually that much to shout about other than Halo Infinite. On December 7th, we have Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, which looks pretty interesting and joins the Xbox Game Pass lineup on day one. Then there is the monochrome White Shadows (check out Heidi's White Shadows Indie Spotlight for more on that).
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!
Energy Cycle (Windows) — Windows
'Energy Cycle' – new puzzle game from the developers of ‘Energy Balance’. When you click each cell on the game field - it changes color, and the colors of adjacent cells horizontally and vertically. Your task to bring all the cells to the same color. Sounds pretty easy, but try to do it!
Ever Forward — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Ever Forward is an adventure puzzle game — it is the story of Maya. Maya is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. She is alone to confront her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and confront her fears to unravel the secrets of the world. Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve multiple puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya's past and what dark secrets she has buried.
For more than three years, our designers racked their brains, designing puzzles with the ""puzzle gamer"" in mind. Players will feel deeply challenged and motivated to solve each puzzle, and some puzzles have multiple ways of being completed to fit different kinds of thinkers and logical processes.
A color pallet of soothing pastels and futuristic tones designed to simulate the absurd nature of the dream world.
Players can collect fragments of memories in the world to unlock new areas and new puzzles.
Mechanics range from simple movement and jump to teleportation and gravity control; the player must use stealth and observational skills to navigate each puzzle.
Rune Factory 4 Special — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Dive into the quivering innards of alien capitalism in Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator: the sci-fi body horror market tycoon game you didn't know you needed.
White Shadows — Xbox Series X|S
Ball laB — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Roll and bounce through tough-but-fair platforming stages in minimalistic retro style!
Stripping away modern complexities to return to a simpler, more challenging style of gaming, Ball laB is a straightforward precision platformer presented in minimalistic greyscale pixel art graphics. Each puzzling stage fills a single screen, with the objective being to get from one end of the level to another without falling victim to spikes, pitfalls or other hazards.
You play as a ball. You can roll along flat surfaces, bounce to ledges, hop onto platforms or ride elevators to reach your goal. If you hit a hazard, you’ll instantly respawn at the beginning of the stage, adding to your death counter with each attempt. How many tries will it take for you to clear all 60 challenges?
Halo Infinite — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Halo’s celebrated multiplayer returns, reimagined and free-to-play! Seasonal updates evolve the experience over time with unique events, new modes and maps, and community-focused content.
Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Transient: Extended Edition — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
From the creators of CONARIUM and the DARKNESS WITHIN series, comes TRANSIENT, a Lovecraftian Cyberpunk thriller.
In the distant, post-apocalyptic future, what is left of mankind lives in an enclosed citadel created to survive the harsh outside environment. Delve deep into this dystopian world and investigate what is happening to you and your friends. Solve puzzles, hack systems and plug in to explore other dimensions. Discover a truth that might tear apart your sanity and question your very existence.
Experience TRANSIENT like never before in the Extended Edition. Go beyond what you know with additional gameplay, a brand-new ending and an assortment of quality of life improvements. Presented in stunning 4K resolution, this ultimate release includes HDR support, additional achievements, multiple saves and enhanced controller and force-feedback support.
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” ― Heraclitus
HP LOVECRAFT MEETS CYBERPUNK
Experience a never-before seen blend between H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmic existentialism and a grim, dystopian cyberpunk setting. Transient adapts and expands upon seminal pieces of both genres to ensure that your experience is both familiar and fresh at the same time.
DISCOVER FRACTURED REALITIES
From the forgotten wastes of Kor Shehr to the mean streets of Providence, Transient is filled to the brim with unforgettable locations to traverse. Explore reality, your own dreams, and the virtual world to meet a diverse cast of friends, foes, and beings in between.
ESCAPE YOUR OWN REALITY
Combining a swath of beautiful environments with a haunting original soundtrack creates an immersive experience.
AUGMENTED MAN ON A MISSION
You assume the role of Randolph Carter, a man equipped (read: augmented) for the job. Use your advanced perception heightening implant, PHI, to investigate your surroundings, scan for clues, and hack your way past barriers preventing you from uncovering the truth.
MONOPOLY Madness — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Rediscover the MONOPOLY® you love in a way you’ve never seen before. With shorter rounds, race other players across the chaotic streets of Monopoly Town, collect resources, buy and upgrade properties, mess with your opponents, and avoid their tricks to win the race for riches. This is Madness!
RICO London — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Wytchwood — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Wytchwood is a crafting adventure game set in an expressive land of gothic fables and fairytales. As the mysterious old witch of the woods, you will explore a strange countryside, collect magical ingredients, brew sorcerous enchantments, and pass your twisted judgement upon a capricious cast of characters and creatures.
After all, how will they ever learn if you don’t teach them the moral of the story?
A YEAR OF SPRINGS — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Experience the stories of Haru, Erika, and Manami in A YEAR OF SPRINGS, a visual novel trilogy about three friends navigating their feelings of love, connection, and just wanting to belong.
In ONE NIGHT, HOT SPRINGS, visit the hot springs with Haru, a young and anxious trans woman who just wants to enjoy herself on a trip with Manami but doesn't want to cause any trouble.
In LAST DAY OF SPRING, spend a week as Erika, a well-meaning ex-delinquent who runs into more issues than expected when trying to plan a spa day for Haru.
In SPRING LEAVES NO FLOWERS, help sheltered university student Manami think about what friendship and romance mean to her as she spends a day with Haru, Erika, and her boyfriend.
- Three visual novels with multiple endings
- An all-new epilogue exclusive to the trilogy collection
- Soft and cute art with a relaxing original soundtrack
- Music player, CG gallery, and other extras
This trilogy discusses issues that people of different genders and sexualities may face, which is a topic that can be sensitive and personal.
Alexio — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Is there anything better than to spend the whole weekend with your friends when you have Quackbox 720 plugged into TV, and the brand new game just came out from the box into your hands? Actually I have a list of great things to do instead, but today I would love you to join us and play Alexio. This game is a blast among the fans of really hard and challenging titles. You’re gonna love it!
The premise is simple: this is the game about the little duckling Alex. The day when he turned 6 he learned the hard truth from his father — to become a true drake he had to complete the journey on his own and find his monobrow during his travels. Alex had a hard time trying to get some sleep, because he knew that this journey would be the most exciting thing for him ever. You will have to travel with Alex, overcome a set of obstacles and get through the meadows, lakes, mountains, woods, caves and ancient ruins on your way to the temple that keeps your hard-earned reward. Intriguing, right? This means it’s time to stop reading this and start playing!
Antarctica 88 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
In this scary game you will find yourself in the ice of Antarctica, where you can immerse into a terrible sci-fi story full of monsters, weapons and adventures.
Are you ready to face terrible creatures that Antarctica is hiding? Can you save yourself and humanity?
The game takes place at the station "Antarctica 1". Over the past six months the expedition of your father Vladimir Efimov has been engaged in drilling ice and exploring prehistoric minerals found in it. Six weeks ago, the expedition stopped communication. As a part of a four-man rescue squad, you have to figure out what happened there. Nobody will hear your scream!
Solve puzzles, explore, collect and use objects to figure out what's the story and try to get out of Antarctica ice alive.
There are many endings in Antarctica 88, and the outcome of the story will depend only on your actions and decisions. Can you open all the endings and find out the whole story? Play Antarctica 88 again to discover other endings.
Antarctica 88 features:
- An original plot with multiple endings
- Several types of monsters and weapons
- Original author's soundtrack
- Hardcore puzzles
- A nightmarish atmosphere
This is our second game. If you know how to improve it, just leave feedback!
Have a nice trip to Antarctica, friends!
Collapsed — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Collapsed is a post-apocalyptic roguelike action-platformer. Hunt your prey through vast procedurally-generated levels filled with tough enemies, useful loot and experience points.
Mini Madness — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Mini Madness is an arcade racing game inspired by such titles as Re-Volt or Micro Machines.
Players are racing on crazy, expanded vertically tracks placed in a single-family house and in its large garden, by taking control over miniature remote cars.
Mr. Prepper — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Mr. Prepper is about being prepared. You know something is wrong. The risk of a nuclear war is in the air and you need to get ready for what's coming. Struggle for your freedom and deal with the authoritarian government in this survival crafting game
- Build an underground shelter;
- Craft machines and facilities that can keep you alive: farms, greenhouses, tools, vehicles, etc.;
- Trade with neighbors, give them what they need, get what is useful to you;
- Explore atmospheric locations ad scavenge materials and items you could use;
- Make a plan – something radical needs to be done;
- Meet other rebellious characters, complete quests for them and help each other in the opposition to the regime;
- Outsmart the secret police – they don't want you to be prepared, they want you to stay controlled.
Mr. Prepper is a guy living in a country which once had been the land of the free, but its new government has changed everything. Obey, stay in your lane, and love the President – otherwise, the secretive and all-powerful Agency will take interest in you. Mr. Prepper has decided to defy this and get out of this delusion of life. The only way for him to hide his plans and doings is to build an underground shelter and construct a machine that will help him get out. But for that, he will need materials, time, and secrety. Help him succeed and break the status quo.
- Explore and scavenge
- Complete quests
- Defy the government
Trash Quest — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Trash Quest is set on the space station Deliverance. The crew has just begun preparations for the long voyage to Tau Ceti. The AI has been activated, and it's performing a quick system check.
You play as a raccoon that has no interest in the fancy defense systems, a raccoon that only wants to get its filthy hands on the station's trash.
Explore an interconnected maze of space station's rooms as you destroy robots, collect power-ups and unlock shortcuts. With each level completed, the difficulty of fighting with enemies increases.
SINGLE SPAWN SPOT
The progress saves automatically. Everytime you die, you reappear in one single spawn spot. But any power-ups, abilities, or shortcuts you've unlocked will remain.
Vaporum: Lockdown — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting. Follow the story of a scientist trying to escape a tower, a place of a secret research project gone wrong.