Whether you’re rocking an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One, you might be looking for a new game to get through the pandemic quarantine doldrums. Fortunately, there are many recent releases at great discounts right now, along with controller bargains. Watch and play!
It puts a big smile on my face to see a return to the era when first-party controllers came in every color under the sun. Of the many choices Microsoft offers, you can buy an Xbox controller for $17 in four different colors. The carbon black and Robot White are tight as always, but if you want something that pops, consider the pulse red or the shock blue. You can grab one for just $48. The new Xbox controller for the Series X is also one of the best out there, so if you’re a PC gamer without an Xbox… Another thing to maybe pick up .
Hades was hands down my game of the year for 2020, and darn it, it became the most played game I played last year with over 100 hours logged. The game is tearing. Zagreus is fun and charming, as is the entire cast of Olympian and Chthonic gods you associate with. The combat is tight and rewarding and each weapon is fun to use in its own way. If you haven’t played this yet, do yourself a favor and pick it up.
The developers originally responsible for the SNES and Nintendo 64 era of rare games, including the Donkey Kong Country series and Banjo Kazooie went on to start a brand new studio to get our itch for 3D collections of wacky characters and fun platforming challenges. Both Yooka-Laylee and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Cave are bundled for just $9.
NeatherRealm Studios is responsible for two of the funniest fighting games of this generation: the over-the-top Mortal Kombat 11 and the extended hero-and-villain packed injustice 2. Both together its only $20 on Xbox.
Arkham Asylum plays as a claustrophobic Metroidvania while the sequel Arkham Asylum expands its exploration into a mini open world. And finally, the last item further expands that open world and adds vehicular combat. But the real reason to step in is to see Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their roles as Batman and the Joker in a much darker setting than you grew up in. Batman: the animated series. Get all three games for $9.
Game Pass Ultimate remains the best deal in gaming right now. Hundreds of games from a growing catalog is a great way to discover games you might not have played otherwise, while also saving on the games you would have bought anyway. Get 3 months for just $40.
As a spiritual sequel to Until sunriseSupermassive Games gave us a new action adventure game in the quarry. Play as nine camp counselors in a cinematic story, make choices for them and seal their fate. The game is $20 off, so sit down with some friends this Halloween and pass the controller to watch it all unfold together.
CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 delivers a compelling vision of a futuristic open world… but it’s one that launched with a lot of bugs. It’s most problematic on the original Xbox One console and slightly better on Xbox One X, but a lot of that has been ironed out since launch, especially for the Xbox Series X/S. So hop in and explore Night City.