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 April 24 and April 28 which you should check out. Some of the experiences are quite obvious while others may surprise you.
Outlast 2 is an eerie experience which tasks you with finding your wife after your helicopter crashes into a territory occupied by a terrifying cult. If you haven’t played the prequel and its expansion before, there will also be an Outlast Trinity bundle available for sale. The game is very similar to Resident Evil 7 but you don’t have access to any weapons. Stealth and evasion are your only options.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiven open world. Explore large maps with dynamic weather and a day-night cycle that actually impacts your play and decisions. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in a land soaked in the blood of civil war.
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw–a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse, offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!
Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition
In Valhalla Hills, you play as Leko, youngest son of Odin, exiled to Midgard by your father for failing to meet his expectations. More interested in building villages than pillaging them, you now find yourself far from home with a disgruntled band of recently-deceased muscleheads. There’s only one thing left to do—you’ll have to guide your newfound companions to heavenly glory the only way you know.
You must lead your band of outcast Viking warriors through the mountain region of Valhalla Hills, where a magical portal awaits to take to your rightful place in the realm of the gods. But the journey is a hazardous one, and the Vikings will need to do one thing first…survive! Reach the portal at the top of each mountain, and shout your battle cry loud enough for the gods to hear. If they will not give your people the reward you all deserve, then by your axe, you will take it from them.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy expansion pack introduces new mechanics to the series that allow for greater strategic possibilities. One of these additions is the Fame System, wherein players work towards receiving bonuses for their characters by completing achievements, which range from battlefield objectives to peacefully resolving disputes. Players can also earn a Prestige title for their character through the Fame System, which will unlock new actions based on their Prestige level and ultimately shape life as an officer.
Also arriving with the new expansion is the War Council, which is held before engaging in battle. With this feature Generals are able to choose which Officers will follow them into combat and which strategies they will apply to outsmart their opponent. Furthermore, players will now be able to create their own scenarios with the Event Editor. This tool allows unique narratives to be crafted within second century China and offers full control over when Events take place, which officers are affected and whether there will be multiple outcomes.
On top of these engaging gameplay elements, players will be able to utilize a wide range of strategic options and kinds of warfare from the base Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII game. Players can partake in open field, narrow pass and naval battles, duels, or exchange weaponry for words and enter debates. Each battle is brought to life with stunning detail alongside environments that provide better views of the field and support quick and efficient changes to battle strategy. Outside of combat, the Civic Development system provides the option of developing Commerce, Farming and Culture, which can give a variety of boosts to an army’s loyalty and strength. Finally, securing allies and forming strong relationships through the Bond system is key to receiving aid in tight situations, allowing the tides of battle to be turned in the player’s favor.
The upcoming expansion’s release also marks the first time that the grand-strategy experience will be available on Xbox One. Gamers on Xbox One will be able to experience the renowned strategy series as a digital bundle including both Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII and the Fame and Strategy expansion pack.
Apart from the games mentioned above, Xbox One is getting Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom, Syberia 3 and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier’s latest episode. There might be other surprise releases in there too like last week’s classic ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2. This week is definitely more eventful than the last few put together because heavy-hitters like Outlast 2 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 are releasing together. All of these are great experiences Xbox One owners should try out.