Next week is packed with new Xbox games launching on the platform, including the Dead Space remake, Forspoken, and the re-release of the Xbox 360 classic Risen.
We have two big game releases dropping onto the Xbox platform next week: Forspoken, which launches on PC (yes, with achievements, check the store page) on January 24th, and Dead Space on January 27th. Also launching on the 24th is the re-release of Risen, a cult RPG that launched back on the Xbox 360 in 2009. Unfortunately, we don’t have any announced games coming to Game Pass next week, so in the meantime, check out our list of the best games on Game Pass for something new to play.
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!
Forspoken (Windows) — Windows
Forspoken follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures.
Risen — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
The volcanic island of Faranga is being terrorized by monstrous creatures. Wield sword, staff and over 20 spells to defend the land and shape its ultimate fate, with no loading screens for a seamless open world RPG adventure.
Clunky Hero — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
A crazy platformer with a touch of RPG and tons of quirky but challenging things! Lovely hand-drawn-looking graphics, for a world crowded with funny creatures and bizarre weapons. Join Rufus, the clunky hero with broom and bucket, on his absurd journey.
Kingdom Rush — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!
Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness!
Sissa’s Path — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Help a kitten sort her toys in a relaxing series of pushing puzzles!
Get to know the curious hobby of a kitten named Sissa! She’s a very organized feline, and when she plays with her balls of wool, each needs to be pushed across the floor to the correct spot. Presented in cute and colorful 3D style, Sissa’s Path is a pushing puzzle game where you play as Sissa and move her toys around tiled floors.
Once all the balls of wool rest on the white circular tiles, the stage is cleared, and another increasingly complex hand-crafted puzzle awaits to challenge Sissa’s toy-nudging skills. Can you help her organize her toys?
The Dark Side of the Moon: An Interactive FMV Thriller — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
When his 2 young children vanish mysteriously throughout the night, it’s up to single-dad Dean Hamilton to do what any good dad would do: Go to the end of the universe and bring them back home in this thrilling FMV/Interactive Movie.
Cat Slide Tiles — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Cat Slide Tiles is a 3D puzzle game with a cute and colorful aesthetic that brings Kitten Tom trying to get his way cleared to get home.
The game presents a simple gameplay: slide blocks from the terrain to create a path that leads the kitten from point A to point B. There are three keys in each scenario, the kitten must take all the keys to open the door that leads to the next path. The difficulty will gradually increase as you progress through the levels.
Take Tom to his destination, he really needs you to get home before dark.
Natural Instincts — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Protect the environment, and save it from harm! Give commands to the animals, observe their rituals and help them survive. Face different disasters, react to human presence and help the animal kingdom flourish in this unique, environmental experience!
OddBallers — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Shoulders of Giants — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Simultaneously control a sword-wielding robot and a gunslinging space frog in Shoulders of Giants, an explosively colourful sci-fi roguelike. Play alone, with a friend, or as part of a four-person team, cutting through waves of enemies on a quest to rescue the galaxy!
Startup Company Console Edition — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You’re the CEO of a small startup and are eager to grow your company. With a small investment, you set out to build an amazing website to compete against the largest tech giants in the world hoping to become the most valuable company in history.
The Table Game Deluxe Pack — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
You can play Othello, Mahjong, Shogi, Igo, Hanafuda, Texas Hold’em, Chess, Backgammon, all in this single package!
In each game, you can play against a computer with real thinking, as well as collect achievements, challenge mode, and other overwhelmingly challenging elements.
You can enjoy playing against other players in Othello, Igo, Shogi, Chess, and Backgammon by alternating the use of even a single controller!
Two-player Mahjong・three-player Mahjong (Standard/Kansai/Kyoto rule sets)・Four-player Mahjong・Othello・Go・Shogi・Tsume Shogi・Hanafuda Koikoi・3-player Hanafuda・Texas Hold ’em・Blackjack・Five Card Draw Poker・Chase・ Backgammont・Shisen Mahjong Solitaire
Transiruby — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Explore the mysteries of an unknown land!
“Transiruby” is a metroidvania game where you explore the world as a cyborg protagonist named Siruby. Slash and shoot your way to reveal its hidden secrets!
A strange continent from a different dimension has suddenly appeared… and Siruby, a young cyborg traveling space just happens to pass by. Taking her trusty AI partner “Ne-com” with her, she sets out to explore this unknown land.
Meet other characters such as “Yamato”, an unusual cyborg girl and “Douglas” the treasure hunter as you follow Siruby through her adventure.
A new metroidvania game by Skipmore, the creators of “Kamiko” and “Fairune”!
Expect the same high quality action… with a dash of adventure and puzzle-solving.
◎ Quick, stress-free sword action
◎ Collect golden “Tranchips” to open doors to the next stage!
◎ Freeze enemies using an element gun to use them as a foothold!
◎ Perfect balance of puzzles and riddles accent the game!
◎ Siruby is a cyborg, so she can transform into a plane and a motorbike!
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
London, 1888: The people of Whitechapel live under the ghastly shadow of Jack the Ripper, Will you stop Jack before more blood is spilt on the streets?
Dead Space — Xbox Series X|S
Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One