Xbox game releases — August 22nd to 28th

By Sean Carey,

Next week, 19 more games join the Xbox platform, including Death Stranding, Saints Row, F1 Manager 2022, Midnight Fight Express, and Soul Hackers 2.

It's a busy one next week, folks. A whopping 19 games, including some heavy hitters, are coming to Xbox. It all kicks off on August 23rd, with Death Stranding coming to PC Game Pass, and yes, Death Stranding does support Xbox achievements. Also on the same day, we've got Xbox Game Pass day one title, Midnight Fight Express, and Volition's Saints Row reboot — what a day! August 25th sees the release of F1 Manager 2022, and on August 26th, we have Pac-Man World Re-Pac and Soul Hackers 2.

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!

August 23rd

Death Stranding — Windows

From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience. Stay connected with the "Social Strand System™”.

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.

Starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.

Additional PC features include HIGH FRAME RATE, PHOTO MODE and ULTRA-WIDE MONITOR SUPPORT. Also includes cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series.

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Based on the popular TV franchise, this charming couch co-op quiz game for 1-8 players will have you face more than 6800 fully English-voiced questions. Prove how much you still know from school and that you are, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader.

Fallen Legion: Revenants — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

The world is covered in miasma, and the remnants of mankind have taken refuge in a floating castle ruled by a madman. Swap between the charismatic politician Lucien and the vengeful ghost Rowena, and make political maneuverings in the castle above as you fight off monsters in the wasteland below. This iteration includes exclusive new characters and new boss battle scenarios that will leave you wanting more!

Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Return to the battlefield of Fenumia, where a besieged nation stands on the brink of war. See the conflict through the lenses of Princess Cecille and Legatus Laendur, one who would restore her kingdom to its former glory and one who would see a new nation rise in its place. Combining both Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion and Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire for the first time on Xbox consoles, Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory includes new characters to aid in your battle.

Midnight Fight Express — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

A former member of the criminal underworld is lured back into “the life” by a mysterious drone claiming they have until sunrise to prevent a citywide criminal takeover together.

Saints Row — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

"Welcome to Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the heart of the American SouthWest. In a world rife with crime, where lawless factions fight for power, a group of young friends embark on their own criminal venture, as they rise to the top in their bid to become Self Made.

Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created; the unique sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger than life sandbox of thrilling side hustles, criminal ventures and blockbuster missions, as you shoot, drive, and wingsuit your way to the top."

Yars: Recharged — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Shoot from afar or nibble up-close and personal in a boss-rush, bullet-dodging revival of the 1982 Atari classic title, Yars' Revenge. Take on 60 unique enemy encounters alone or with a friend in local co-op.
August 24th

Flat Heroes — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Flat Heroes encourages you to stylishly navigate and survive over 300 handcrafted levels, destroy the most epic bosses around and truly be the two-dimensional hero (or heroes!) you’ve always dreamed you could be.

Islets — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Take to the sky and reunite a fragmented world in this surprisingly wholesome metroidvania! Help Iko adventure across beautiful hand-painted islands, receive letters from a quirky cast of characters, and face powerful monstrous adversaries.

Kid Ball Adventure — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Kid Ball Adventure

Bounce your way through 100 rooms packed with perilous traps and devious enemies on a quest to save your lost love!

Enter a fantasy world of bouncing balls and magic castles in Kid Ball Adventure, a 2D precision platformer where risk is balanced with great reward! Take control of Kid Ball as he pursues those who captured his love through treacherous castle dungeons. To guide Kid Ball to victory, you’ll need to overcome 100 challenging stages filled with traps and deadly enemies, bouncing over spikes and using booster cannons to your advantage! Locate the key and unlock the exit to move on to the next daunting chamber of hazards!

Kid Ball Adventure features a normal mode where stages can be retried as many times as necessary, but that’s not where the adventure ends! Time Trial mode awaits for true masters, offering Classic, No Death and Hell Day variants to push your skills to the ultimate test. With adjustable difficulty, cute pixel art presentation and a groovy original soundtrack, Kid Ball Adventure offers wholesome platforming fun for casual players and hardcore speedrunners alike!
August 25th

F1 Manager 2022 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Make your mark on Formula 1® in the officially licensed F1® Manager 2022. Be the boss of your chosen constructor and pick from a roster of 2022 drivers and staff. Featuring full F1® licensing and true-to-life presentation, you won’t just play F1® Manager 2022 – you’ll live it.

Hidden Shapes: Black Skull + Old West — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Hidden Shapes: Black Skull + Old West

Hidden Shapes: Black Skull + Old West is a collection with two beautiful and relaxing minimalist hand-drawn jigsaw puzzles that have two options to choose, “Pirates” or “Cowboys”.

Both games in this bundle have similar features and gameplay, in the Black Skull edition, the player will have the opportunity to play with elements of the classic jigsaw puzzle in a lot of Pirates themed puzzles.

In the Old West version, the player will have the same features, but with different levels and now with a diversity of Cowboys related puzzles.

Both games are created exclusively for you to rescue your tranquility and to be amazed by beautiful art for each puzzle solved, using abstract and minimalist elements!

Richman 10 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

"Richman10" is a classic chess game in which players earn money by luck (dicing) and strategy (buying land and buying cards) to defeat other players. Fine arts adopt pure 3D Q version of the original painting style. Game modes include: story mode, biography mode, multi-person hot seat mode!

SD Gundam Battle Alliance — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

August 26th

Aquadine — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

After his mother was hospitalized for an unknown disease, Robin Liyun works as a part-time gondolier to make ends meet, but under an alias named Ciel.

As he finishes giving tours one night, a mysterious voice lures him to discover a beautiful mermaid. She dives underwater shortly after their encounter, which leads him to believe the Ancient Aquadine was real.

Robin continues to live out his double life while making new friends and learning more about the merfolk civilization.


Features
* Voice acting
* Wholesome adolescent coming-of-age story
* Beautiful anime / manga-inspired art
* Incredible music soundtrack

NHRA: Speed For All — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

NHRA™ is back – bigger and better than ever! Immerse yourself into the teams, tracks, tuning, and strategies, then strap into the driver’s seat in your ultimate quest to become the Champion among the true Beasts of the Strip™.

PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Soul Hackers 2 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Explore a supernatural RPG with stylish summoners and dark dangers lurking under the neon lights of a cyberpunk Japan. It is up to the agents of Aion to decrypt destiny and save the world from apocalypse!

The Company Man — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Climb the corporate ladder and overthrow your boss!

The Company Man is a classic action platformer where you play as average salaryman Jim. Hit your crazy coworkers with a keyboard, shoot your evil bosses with emails, and buff up with coffee beans at the Good Water Company. Survive the struggles of working life and fulfill your lifelong quest to be CEO!

DESTROY EVERYONE IN YOUR PATH AS YOU MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
Put your platforming skills to the test as you jump and dash across seven corporate departments riddled with booby traps, quirky coworkers, and tough bosses.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED WORLD
Explore a variety of beautiful hand-painted environments - from the over air-conditioned icy floors in Accounting to the endless mountains of paperwork in Human Resources.

RELATABLE ISSUES DELIVERED WITH WIT
Remember the lazy manager who bosses you around, or the annoying coworker that tries to sell you a pyramid scheme? You will find yourself laughing at the many puns and jokes of working life.

PULL YOURSELF BY THE BOOTSTRAPS WITH WEAPON UPGRADES
Upskill yourself with a keyboard upgrade after beating a new department. From throwing a backhanded comment to blasting a spam email tsunami, there are many ways to finish the job.

RE-ENERGIZE WITH A RELAXING COFFEE BREAK
Feeling a little underpowered? Have a coffee break to boost your health and stamina! I mean, how could you possibly overthrow a company without a little caffeine?

BUFF UP WITH COFFEE BEANS
Spend the coins you earn from beating up your coworkers at the Coffee Shop, which offers a variety of health and stamina boosting coffee beans.

LOOK OUT FOR SECRET GAUNTLET DUNGEONS
Challenge yourself in secret gauntlet dungeons where Jim is forced to fight wave after wave of coworkers. These dungeons aren’t easy to find, so keep a lookout for them!

THERE’S A DIFFICULTY LEVEL FOR EVERYONE
Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, we got you covered with a wide range of difficulty levels from Normal to Impossible (Impossible is unlocked after beating the game).
Got your eye on any of these new releases? Let us know!
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.