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 May 15 and May 19 which you should check out. Some of the experiences are quite obvious while others may surprise you.
Shadow Warrior 2
Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter starring the brash warrior Lo Wang, who must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world.
Injustice 2 continues the storyline established in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Unlike the previous game, which centered on a multiverse conflict, the plot for Injustice 2 takes place entirely within the alternate, dystopian universe. The game features transforming heroes and even more polished fighting mechanics.
Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! A catastrophic event has knocked you out during the first day on the job…you wake up equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, in a destroyed section of the complex. Robots gone haywire, insane augmented coworkers and rogue AI—everything wants you dead. Defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Target and slice specific limbs off your foes, with a next-generation loot system where you loot what you dismember! Equip, upgrade and craft new weapons and armor sliced from enemies, and make yourself stronger through a fresh take on leveling-up. The game is basically Dark Souls set in the future.
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island is a passionate homage to the 3D platformers of our youth. Go on an action-packed adventure, collect gadgets helping you explore a beautiful paradise and save it from evil.
Seasons After Fall
Seasons After Fall is a 2D puzzle-platformer that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature. It’s somewhat like Ori and the Blind Forest.
Apart from the games mentioned above, Xbox One is getting Black & White Bushido, Mayan Death Robots: Arena, Mr. Pumpkin’s Adventure, Tango Fiesta and A Walk in the Dark. There might be other surprise releases in there too. This week is definitely more eventful than the last few put together because heavy-hitters like Injustice 2, Shadow Warrior 2 and The Surge are releasing together. All of these are great experiences Xbox One owners should try out. If you can only buy one game though, get Shadow Warrior 2! The title has so much character and exhilarating gameplay. Plus, it comes with a free copy of Shadow Warrior on Xbox One.