Top 5 games coming to Xbox One this week

Every week a handful of games release on Xbox One and many elude owners of the console due to their timid marketing. Xbox Wire makes sure you know about them but can’t provide gamers with recommendations. A lot of these titles are absolutely phenomenal and it’s a shame that they aren’t noticed. Here are some games coming out between July 31 and August 4 which you should check out. Some of the experiences are quite obvious while others may surprise you.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Shadow Tactics Screenshot

In this mix of stealth and real-time tactics, a new shogun has taken power and enforced a nationwide peace across Japan. To help, he recruits specialists with extraordinary skills in assassination, sabotage, and espionage—but are they willing to sacrifice themselves in the name of peace? Probably not from what we’ve played.


Tacoma Screenshot

Tacoma is a narrative-driven adventure set aboard a space station in the year 2088. Explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.

The Way

The Way Screenshot

Experience an adventure inspired by old school classics like Another World, Flashback and Heart of Darkness as you journey to another planet to discover its secrets in the hopes of bringing your loved one back to life.

Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is a chaotic adventure where you can explore a vast, alien frontier to build and customize a space ranch and avoid the perilous avalanche of a thousand wiggling, jiggling slimes! But there’s money to be made in slime science. Careful though, it’s a risky business when jetpacks are your tools.

Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator

Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator Screenshot

Happen to remember that silly PC game that parted lovers, destroyed families and turned friends into enemies? No? Well, here’s its console incarnation! The parrot is back from the dead bringing countless new insults for your disposal. Basically you have to insult everyone.

Apart from the games mentioned above, Xbox One is getting Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure, The Long Dark (leaving Xbox Game Preview), Mr. Shifty and Race Arcade. There might be other surprise releases in there too like the recent ACA NeoGeo Zed Blade. This week might not be as eventful as the last few put together, but it still includes some fun titles. All of these are great experiences Xbox One owners should try out.

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