30 Xbox games:
The year 2021 has numerous games in tow again and Microsoft has big plans. Which games will be exclusive to Xbox this year? We show you in this series of pictures.
“2021 is a fantastic year for Xbox fans,” is how Microsoft describes the current year. The company aims to leverage the power of the Xbox Series X | S and bring a huge variety of content to Xbox gamers. So far, 30 games have come out that come from partners as well as creative teams at Microsoft and appear as console exclusive titles on Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One. Here we go!
The Medium – January 28, 2021
In this psychological third-person horror game you discover a dark secret that only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned resort, use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve puzzles in two realities, survive encounters with ghosts and discover two realities.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection – January 28, 2021 / Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – March 25, 2021
These games are technically not console exclusive, but this is the first time they have appeared on Xbox and in Xbox Game Pass.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection contains Yakuza 3, 4 and 5. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life closes the story of Kazuma Kiryu.
If you’re a fan of the series, you’ll soon be able to play the entire saga with an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
You don’t have a subscription yet? With the Xbox Game Pass, you can choose between four terms: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now also includes EA Play.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – Summer 2021
Already a huge hit on the PC, Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next generation of one of the world’s most popular simulation series and will land on the Xbox Series X | S this summer. Create your flight plan, get on the plane of your choice and fly wherever you want.
Adios – 2021
Adios is a cinematic first-person game about sticking to a complicated decision. You don’t agree with how the mafia operates. A friend, a contract killer by profession, wants to convince you not to quit your job. How you react to this will determine the rest of the game.
The Artful Escape – 2021
Developed by Beethoven & Dinosaur and published by Annapurna Interactive, The Artful Escape tells the story of Francis Vendetti, who embarks on a multidimensional journey to create his stage personality. On the eve of his first appearance, Francis struggles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic aberrations of his own imagination. The Artful Escape is an action-adventure, a narrative, musical laser-light battle game and a soulful message about what it means to find your true self.
The Ascent – 2021
The mega-corporation that you and everyone else belong to, the Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos reign, security and order are mixed up and without protection everyone is on their own. In the solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world, your task is to find out what really happened.
The Ascent is said to provide an “amazing gameplay experience” with 60 FPS and a full 4K on the Xbox Series X.
The Big Con – 2021
The Big Con is an adventure game where you as a teenager travel across the country trying to save your family’s video library. You slip into the role of Ali, a high school student. She wants revenge on the loan sharks who threaten your shop.
CrossfireX – 2021
The iconic PC game Crossfire returns as a fast-paced first-person shooter, including multiplayer modes and a campaign. Explore the global conflict between the most terrifying private military factions Black List and Global Risk.
Dead Static Drive – 2021
Grab your baseball bat, steal a car, and take on the scary horrors of Route 666. In Dead Static Drive, tow-down driving meets survival horror. Choose carefully who you want to trust.
Echo Generation – 2021
Echo Generation is an adventure RPG that revolves around a gang of children who investigate a mysterious crash in a nearby corn field in 1993. Will you defy the supernatural?
ExoMecha – 2021
ExoMecha is a free, competitive online first person shooter set on the newly discovered planet Omecha, where multiple species from across the galaxy battle each other in hopes of taking control of the planet’s abundant resources. Special gadgets and skills should help you to gain the upper hand in boss fights.
Exo One – 2021
A strange signal and an alien spaceship – Exo One is a gravity-defying, interplanetary adventure through space and time. Discover mysterious and desolate alien landscapes and use gravity and dynamics to reach colossal speeds and exhilarating heights.
The Gunk – 2021
A new action adventure game comes from the makers of the SteamWorld franchise. The Gunk describes the adventure of two friends who run a small dive and are looking for resources that they can harvest and sell. One day they land on a planet that looks dead from a distance but is covered in a slimy parasite. “Fearsome enemies and challenging puzzles” await you on the planet that you want to save.
Halo Infinite – 2021
The legendary Halo series is set to continue in 2021 with the largest Master Chief campaign to date. Slip into the armor of mankind’s greatest hero and explore the halo ring.
The environment is said to be many times larger than the last two Halo games put together.
The Last Stop – 2021
The Last Stop is a third-person adventure game set in what is now London, in which you play three different characters whose worlds collide during a supernatural crisis. In the three stories, you meet Donna, an arrogant high school student, John, a middle-aged single father, and Meena, a ruthlessly ambitious professional.
Lake – 2021
Lake plays on September 1, 1986. In the adventure you slip into the role of Meredith Weiss, who is in her mid-forties, who returns from a big city to her quiet home village to stand in for her father, the local postman. During her stay, you decide who to talk to and who to befriend or even to have a romantic relationship with. In the end, you’ll have to decide whether to go back to the big city or stay where you grew up.
Little Witch in the Woods – 2021
Little Witch in the Woods is a fantasy role-playing game in which you slip into the role of a witch. Your witch house is abandoned and dilapidated when you arrive. Your goal is to master witchcraft by learning potions as an apprentice, collecting materials from across the country, and exploring the mystical place.
Psychonauts 2 – 2021
Psychonauts 2 is not console exclusive, but it appears in Xbox Game Pass. The hero Razputin returns in this action- and humorous sequel. A trained acrobat and powerful young clairvoyant, Raz has finally realized his lifelong dream of joining the international clairvoyant spy organization known as the Psychonauts.
RPG Time – 2021
A new virtual craft RPG with hand-drawn creations would like to take you into the surprising and magical world of fantasy.
Sable – 2021
Sable takes you into an open world desert, where you as a young Sable start your personal journey across a strange planet. Explore ancient monuments, dilapidated architecture, and ships fallen from the cosmos as you meet the residents and discover their place in the world.
Scorn – 2021
Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure set in a nightmarish universe. You are isolated in a dream-like environment in which you can explore different interconnected regions in a light-linear way. Each place has its own theme, its own puzzles and its own character. You will quickly find that even the unsettling environment is a character itself.
She Dreams Elsewhere – 2021
She Dreams Elsewhere is a surreal adventure RPG about dreams that are reflected in reality. You take on the role of Thalia, a comatose woman who embarks on a journey to face the nightmares that keep you from growing up. The game focuses on emotions, mental health and identity.
Shredders – 2021
Inspired by the iconic snowboard game Amped, shredders take you down cool slopes that you can either ski down alone or with friends. The game should combine high-end graphics and next-gen physics and thus “offer a perfect mix of fun and realism”.
Song of Iron – 2021
Song of Iron is an atmospheric action adventure in which you immerse yourself in a dark Nordic world full of secrets and dangers. Your journey takes you far across the land of myths and the home of the gods. Fight people, monsters and nature itself. Use your bow, ax and shield, but be careful – weapons can get lost, arrows can become scarce and shields can be broken.
Tunic – 2021
Tunic is an action-adventure about a little fox in a big world who has to explore the landscape, fight monsters and discover secrets. Tunic is designed to evoke the feeling of classic action-adventure games and challenges you with unique items, skillful combat techniques and arcane secrets.
Twelve Minutes – 2021
Twelve Minutes is an interactive thriller that merges the film and game genres by bringing in a cast of actors (including James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe) who bring the game’s nuanced and complex characters into the world.
A romantic evening with your wife turns into a violent invasion when a man breaks into your house, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death … only to grow up again and find yourself in the same twelve-minute time warp, damn it, to experience the same terror over and over again.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy – 2021
Unexplored 2 is an action RPG that aims to capture the same sense of adventure and wonder as a tabletop role-playing game. Explore beautiful landscapes and hidden wonders, encounter magical creatures and dangerous enemies.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide – 2021
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a 4 player co-op action game set in the Hive city of Tertium. Fight hordes of enemies together with your friends.
Darktide builds on Vermintide 2’s acclaimed hand-to-hand combat and introduces deep and balanced gunplay. Master the balance between ranged and close combat.
Way to the Woods – 2021
Way to the Woods is a third-person adventure that accompanies a deer and a fawn on a journey through an abandoned, unknown world. Solve the mystery of Cat Town, avoid the hunting wolf pack and find your light to explore a world filled with the relics of the ancient gods: humanity.
The Wild at Heart – 2021
In this action adventure, you take command of a magical swarm of curious creatures. You fight against dangerous wild animals and supernatural enemies. Discover a secluded world that is rich in centuries-old traditions. Forests, caves, coasts and ancient shrines are full of puzzles and secrets that you want to be solved and discovered.
That was 30 games that you can expect to enjoy on the console in 2021 – a colorful mix. There is a good chance that the list will be expanded later this year.
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