It’s Game Pass day! We have four more games entering the service on console, PC, and cloud today, but keep in mind that Lost words: beyond the page comes a bit later (it’s listed as “coming soon” at the time of writing).
Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today:
Interact with the words inscribed on the pages of a young girl’s diary to solve puzzles, tackle unique platforming segments, and uncover an emotional story set in the vibrant world of Estoria in Lost Words: Beyond the Page.
Sand: Console, PC, Cloud
Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through its gliding flight; a rite of passage that will take her through vast deserts and bewitching landscapes, capped with remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.
Immerse yourself in an icy underwater adventure on an alien planet. Below Zero is set two years after the original Subnautica. Return to planet 4546B to uncover the truth behind a deadly cover-up. Survive the harsh conditions by building habitats, crafting tools, and diving deeper into the world of Subnautica.
A unique, infinitely replayable, story-driven hybrid between a deck-building Roguelike and an RPG game. Explore the ever-changing maps, fight deadly enemies, and find out what happened to the Cursed Isle of Avalon.
Interested in one of these new Xbox Game Pass titles? Let us know in the comments.
Visuals don’t always sell a game, but they sure help. If you’re in that frame of mind, you probably can’t skip the launch of Sable, especially since it’s optimized for the X | S series and playable through Xbox Game Pass.
Available for purchase and download now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC, Sable is Beautiful. We mean, CLEAN stunning in visual terms. For the most part, it’s these visuals that will ensure that it comes to the forefront of your gaming sessions, as you join the Sable holder on a journey of discovery.
Priced at £ 20.99 or available for free through Game Pass, Sable promises to deliver a unique and unforgettable journey, while helping Sable cross the lands, explore the world, and try to figure out exactly what’s going on. With a stationary bike on hand and the ability to climb, jump, and roam a wonderfully wild world, how you play Sable is largely up to you.
There will also be puzzles to complete, each of which will reward you in some way, while collectible masks and more should always be at the forefront of your mind. Chatting with those you meet is also a more than competent task, with Shedworks and Raw Fury having honed what is required for a mind-blowing adventure.
We’ve known Sable for a little while now and can confidently admit that this is one of the best games of the year. Give our full review a read for our exact thoughts – all delivered spoiler-free.
The main features of the game include:
• Explore a rich world, full of vestiges of past civilizations.
• Climb, jump, hover, hover – use whatever is available to you to discover every inch of the world in front of you
• Customize your hover bike as you find or earn new parts
• Help other clans and nomads you meet along the way
• Lose yourself in an adventure and find yourself through masks, outfits and other collectibles, to represent who you are to those around you …
• Complete puzzles to earn rewards and blaze your way through cutthroat terrain
If you are then sold on Sable, go to Xbox Store and grab a copy of the game. You’ll probably want to play this on the X | S series as we’re sure this is where it stands out best, but it’s also fully playable on Xbox One and PC.
Description of the game:
Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through its gliding flight; a rite of passage that will take her through vast deserts and bewitching landscapes, capped with remains of spaceships and ancient wonders. Explore the dunes on your hoverbike, climb monumental ruins and meet other nomads as you uncover long forgotten mysteries and find out who she really is behind her mask. With its unique art style and Japanese Breakfast soundtrack, immerse yourself in the world of Sable and explore everything at your own pace. There are many things in this world just waiting to be discovered. Do not be afraid. Take the plunge.
At the end of last month, I wrote about eight games coming to Xbox Game Pass. Well, let’s add to that. In a blog post this week, Microsoft confirmed that a total of 13 games will arrive on Xbox Game Pass over the next two weeks, eight of which will be available on day one of launch.
Some of these games, we had already talked about: I Am Pisces, SkateBird, Aragmi 2, Sable, Lemnis Gate and Astria Ascendant. Here’s a look at all of the games that are expected to hit Xbox Game Pass now by October 1.
Flynn: Son of Crimson (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 15
I Am Fish (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 16
SkateBird (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 16
Superliminal (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 16
Aragami 2 (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 17
Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 23
Sable (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 23
Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console & PC) – September 23
Tainted Grail: Conquest (CP) – September 23
Lemnis Gate (Console and PC) – September 28
Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console and PC) – September 30
Blind (Console and PC) – September 30
Phoenix Point (Console) – October 1
Flynn: Son of Crimson, which is already available since yesterday, is a platform game in which Flynn’s duo and their legendary companion Dex go on a journey of discovery and conflict to save Rosantica from the Scourge. If you are looking for a new puzzle game to test your wits, Superliminal offers puzzles based on perspective and optical illusions.
Phoenix Point is actually an older title, released in 2019, but it’s finally coming to Xbox One (and Xbox Series X | S) with console optimizations. A spiritual successor to the X-COM series, Phoenix Point takes us into the near future of Earth in the midst of an alien invasion. Using tactical strategy, it’s up to you to strike back and save the planet from annihilation.
As I mentioned before, Lemnis Gate is a competitive shooter with a unique approach to turn-based combat, which I am particularly looking forward to. And of course, Aragami 2 is a ninja-themed stealth action adventure that can be played solo or with a friend in co-op.
As you can see, there’s a lot to look forward to when we come to box Game Pass over the next couple of weeks. And this is in addition to all the great games that have arrived in the last few months, including Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Ascent, Hades, Twelve Minutes and Psychonauts 2. What games did you enjoy on your Xbox lately?
A journey of discovery and conflict awaits you! Today at Humble Games and Studio Thunderhorse we launched Flynn: Son of Crimson for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Windows 10 and with Xbox Game Pass.
Flynn: Son of Crimson is a stylish 2D metroidvania action platformer on Coming Home. Well… go home and find that your peaceful home in Rosantica is once again invaded by the evil of the Scourge and its mighty overlord. As the last hero in the long line of Crimson legacy, it’s up to you to swing the sword and send these buckos back to where they came from.
And there is more on Flynn: Son of Crimson that we know fans will love, including:
A mythical canine companion who is sure to bite by your side, uh, fight… you will understand.
New paths in the vast environment, each filled with ancient mysteries just waiting to be discovered by you!
Get in touch with the mysterious side of Flynn through his particular lineage, which draws its energy from purple energy… you can say, complications in the family tree?
The ability to harness elemental magic in the form of fire, ice, and lightning to aid you on your journey, as players will need all the help they can get to fight the evil of the Scourge and its mighty overlord.
We can’t wait for you to join us on this adventure!
Flynn: Son of Crimson
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The peace of Rosantica is threatened again The peaceful and beautiful island of Rosantica is once again threatened by relentless evil. The magical barrier between Rosantica and the Scourge began to crack, allowing dangerous creatures to slowly infiltrate in an attempt to take over the island. Flynn stumbles upon this invasion and discovers that he must stand up against the Scourge to stop its spread in Rosantica. Accompanied by his legendary companion Dex, Guardian Spirit of the Land, Flynn will be challenged by the evil of the Scourge and his powerful overlord. Classic 2D Action Platformer Flynn: Son of Crimson is a handcrafted 2D action platformer that will take you on a journey of discovery and conflict while learning to master the art of Crimson Energy . Help Flynn and Dex save Rosantica before the evil Scourge claims her home. Flynn and Dex Summon your mythical companion and protector Dex when needed and fight alongside him as you work to save Rosantica. Dex will excel at smashing hard walls and fighting his way through hordes of enemies. She’s the best bitch a boy like Flynn could hope for! The bond between Flynn and Dex is one of friendship, mutual protection and love for each other. With the threat looming from the Scourge, Flynn and Dex charge the muzzle first in the battle. Explore Rosantica and The Scourge World Explore Rosantica and its unique regions, each filled with ancient mysteries to be discovered. Collect relics throughout your journey and discover new paths as you battle your way to victory. The Scourge is a dark world, filled with hate, trying to infest and destroy the beauty of Rosantica. You will need to enter this grim world to face off against Zealock, lord of this dimension, and his mysterious dagger-wielding warrior, Rozia. Embrace the Power of Crimson Energy Flynn discovers he has powers he never knew from a lineage that is a mystery. Discover the power of Crimson Energy and help Flynn master this new part of him. The Crimson Sword, a staple in Flynn’s arsenal, is the first Crimson Energy weapon offered to Flynn by the Goddess Sorrell during a great time of need. Unlock piercing dashes and uppercuts to destroy these nasty enemies. The Crimson Ax demands precise timing and prediction from the enemy, trading the quick cuts of the Crimson Sword for heavy winding. Use the ax to crush your enemy’s shields and smash fragile walls to access new areas with brute force. The Crimson Claws are a set of fast and forceful weapons used to stun enemies with high attack speed and air superiority. Free your inner wildcat with unique wall jumps and spiral drill attacks to tear apart enemies at a fast pace. Become a True Master of the Elements Elemental magic in the form of fire, ice and lightning will be unlocked through a natural mutation with the flora of Rosantica.
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Today marks the start of the next bundle of Xbox Game Pass titles, with Flynn: Son of Crimson kick off the rest of the month. It’s available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The 2D action platformer is beautiful and allows players to travel through different worlds by means of a world map, similar to Super mario world. Throughout the adventure of approximately five to six hours, you will be able to improve Flynn, while learning new attacks and increasing your health. All of this is wrapped up in a gorgeous art style with gorgeous pixel art.
Flynn: Son of Crimson is a hand-crafted 2D action platformer that will take you on a journey of discovery and redemption. In the game, players will join Flynn at his beloved home in Rosantica, a beautiful island once ravaged by war and an evil presence now banished from the Scourge.
Flynn: Son of Crimson is just one of the many wonderful indies coming to Xbox Game Pass this month. Other notable titles such as Sable, Subnautica: below zero and Superliminal. There is definitely something for everyone with this offer, giving Game Pass members plenty of choices.
Are you going to take a look at Flynn: Son of Crimson? Leave us a comment and let us know.
Microsoft has revealed the new titles they’ll add to Xbox Game Pass on PC and consoles in late September, and the line-up is chock-full of independent releases on launch day. In total, subscribers receive eight new Day 1 games, including Flynn: Son of Crimson, I Am Fish, SkateBird, Aragami 2, Sable, Lemnis Gate, Astria Ascending and Unsighted. And that’s not all ! Microsoft is also adding the Phoenix Point tactical strategy game and more.
Flynn: Son of Crimson (Cloud, console and PC) – September 15
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: Flynn: Son of Crimson is a hand-crafted 2D action platformer that will take players on a journey of discovery and conflict. Join Flynn and his legendary companion Dex to save Rosantica from the Scourge. Discover and harness the power of Crimson Energy to stop the evil overlord Zealock!
I Am Pisces (Cloud, console and PC) – September 16
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: I Am Fish is a charming physics-based adventure starring four intrepid fish friends forcibly separated from their home in a pet shop aquarium. Swim, fly, roll, and fight your way to the ocean in an attempt to be free and reunited again.
SkateBird (Cloud, console and PC) – September 16
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: You’re a lonely little bird on a skateboard, and your Big Friend has hung up his board for good. Their job sucks, and lately they’re hardly ever home to play with you. You’ll fix it all – with the power of skateboarding! Above all, stingrays do their best.
Superliminal (Cloud, console and PC) – September 16
Perception is reality. In this mind-boggling first-person puzzle game, you escape your own dream by tackling impossible puzzles based on perspective and optical illusions. Think outside the box and expect the unexpected.
Aragami 2 (Cloud, console and PC) – September 17
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: The Aragami emerge as a clan to defend their own, using the shadows to defend their cause. Aragami 2 takes the franchise to new levels of stealth and skill-based combat in a gripping tale that can be experienced solo or with friends as a co-op stealth action adventure.
Lost words: beyond the page (Cloud, console and PC) – September 23
Winner of over a dozen awards, Lost Words is an atmospheric storytelling adventure that takes place in the diary entries of a young girl named Izzy. Unfold the pages and explore the fantastic land of Estoria, a place where words hold immense power.
Sable (Cloud, console and PC) – September 23
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: embark on an unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her gliding flight; a rite of passage that will lead her through breathtaking deserts and ancient wonders. Explore a world rich in hoverbikes, solve puzzles, climb great heights and get to know the locals. Find out who Sable is under the mask.
Subnautica: below zero (Cloud, console and PC) – September 23
Immerse yourself in an icy underwater adventure on an alien planet. Set two years after the original Subnautica, return to planet 4546B to uncover the truth behind a deadly cover-up. Survive by building habitats, crafting tools and diving deeper into this captivating universe.
Tainted Grail: Conquest (PC) – September 23
Explore the ever-changing maps, battle deadly enemies, and find out what happened to the Cursed Isle of Avalon in this unique, endlessly replayable, story-driven hybrid between a deck-building Roguelike and an RPG game. Create your own combos from hundreds of cards and learn to survive in a dark and ruthless world surrounded by a mysterious and deadly force known as wyrdness.
Lemnis Gate (Console and PC) – September 28
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: Harness the abilities of mighty agents in breathtaking 4D battles as you turn the past to change the future. Lemnis Gate frees you from time constraints to deliver a relentless inventive multiplayer experience deeply rooted in tactical FPS gameplay. Harness the limitless complexities of time travel and chart your way to victory.
Astria Ascendant (Cloud, console and PC) – September 30
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: Explore a vast world on the verge of chaos in a mature and emotional JRPG rendered in beautiful hand-drawn 4K visuals. Customize your characters with extensive customization and lead Orcanon’s 8 demigods into battle in rewarding turn-based combat to protect harmony.
visually impaired (Console and PC) – September 30
Available from day one with Xbox Game Pass: the few androids that remain are running out of Anima, the energy that gives consciousness to all robots. It is up to you, Alma, to save your friends from sight loss. Explore the vast ruins of Arcadia, using any tools you can find. Time is counted. They need you.
Phoenix Point (Console) – October 1
A changing alien threat threatens the last remnants of humanity on an Earth ravaged by the Pandora virus and it’s up to Project Phoenix to reclaim the planet for humanity. The successful Phoenix Point turn-based strategy includes optimizations and changes designed specifically for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.
Xbox Game Pass gives gamers access to over 100 games for $ 10 per month. You can check out the full list of console and PC games available here. As always, Microsoft is giving new subscribers one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which also includes Xbox Live Gold and EA Play subscriptions) for just $ 1.
What Game Pass titles do you plan to tackle over the next few weeks? You certainly have a range of choices if you’re into indie games – Sable, Aragami 2, and Lemnis Gate all seem worth a look.
Annapurna Interactive returns to mark a masterstroke. Collaboration with the independent team of Beethoven & Dinosaur, go up PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S the very successful The Artificial Escape by Francis Vendetti. A psychedelic adventure which with its vibrant colors intrigued us since the first unveiling and which now joins the Day One catalog Xbox Game Pass. From Thursday, September 9, Microsoft users will be able to pick up the electric guitar and go to the most absurd corners of the universe, among artistic suggestions that will delight rock fans.
Our sidereal journey took place on an Xbox Series X, which perfectly met our thirst for sonic virtuosity. Closed (for now) the guitar in the case, this is why we advise you to let yourself be carried away in the Wonder of Francis Vendetti.
A rock story
The adolescent Francis Vendetti he is known to his fellow citizens mainly as the grandson of the great Johnson vendetti, a true legend of folk music.
To celebrate the anniversary of the publication of “pine trees, The maestro’s most famous album, the country is hosting a commemorative festival, which sees thousands of fans heading to the hill station. Another reason for excitement, the imminent debut of Francis Vendetti, grandson of the musician and guitarist prodigy who will perform for the first time at the music fair. An opportunity not to be missed for the fans and for the municipality, who hope to find in the boy the same vocation as the talented uncle.
But being a committed folk musician doesn’t seem too comfortable to the young Francis, music lover, but also passionate about science fiction Serie B. For him (almost) without his knowledge, the boy is in the midst of an artistic and identity crisis, seized by the fear of disappointing those around him, but also eager to freely seek his musical vocation. And what better way to find yourself than to leave for an epic intergalactic journey aboard an absurd spaceship?
In the middle of the night, the guitarist’s wildest sci-fi fantasies show up at the front door, convincing him to embark on an unprecedented adventure like Lightman’s opening artist, one of the most famous artists in all of Stupefacosm. Eccentric and talented, the musician has indeed decided to go on a new sidereal tour, and wishes to take the young Francis Vendetti with him.
The prospect of an interstellar journey in the company of a star rock legend, coupled with the solemn promise of being brought back in time for the festival, is all our protagonist needs to be convinced. Thus begins the “artistic escape” which gives the title to the production Beethoven & Dinosaurs, for an adventure which is also and above all a path of growth and inner research, which will lead Francis to understand what kind of artist he really wants to be: he is really folk to the Bob Dylan his destiny, or perhaps we are rather facing a David Bowie who has not yet given in to the call of glam rock?
A show of lights and colors on Xbox Game Pass
From these premises an extraordinary interactive spectacle comes to life, in which the player is constantly exposed to a kaleidoscope of sounds, colors and vibrations. The extraterrestrial environments evoked by Francis Vendetti’s Artistic Escape are simply awe-inspiring, animated with extraordinary inspiration and, above all, incredibly alive.
The alien species that inhabit the Stupefacosm seem to have come out of the best feathers of great science fiction, so in their surreal essence or anatomy they manage to be perfectly believable, never grotesque or ridiculous. Among immense deserts capable of rivaling glimpses of dunes, snow-capped landscapes and lush jungles, the visual power of the Annapurna Indie is unmistakable. Bewitching, the scenarios of the title capture the player, who is seduced by them when he is called to cross them to the rhythm of the music. Each level will see us constantly holding our faithful guitar, whose notes blend perfectly with the sounds produced by the natural environment of each planet visited. François’ musical approach generates renewed vitality in the surrounding world, among animal creatures that engage in sinuous dances, flowers that bloom to the rhythm of the music or sources of light that illuminate as they pass.
Between spaceships that seem ready to leave the screen and a very inspired alien fauna, The artistic escape he does not put aside the story, proposing excellent writing. With a good English dubbing and an Italian localization which comes up against some negligible stumbling, the work stages with simplicity – but never banality – the growth path of Francis Vendetti. Gradually, the young man becomes aware of himself and his own musical tastes, forging his own unique style and transforming himself into a real stage animal.
With him, the player is also part of a world where expressing oneself is the only thing that matters, even if a whole planet of critics and fashion designers will try to convince us otherwise. An individual expression which also finds its manifestation in very welcome character look editor and in delightful narrative moments, one of all an exhilarating late show in which Francis recounts his own galactic genesis. Were we captains of an epic heavy metal space crew? Are we coming from a planet whose axis moves according to the mathematical imperatives established by the filling of a candy? Are we irrational, dreamy, arrogant or enthusiastic? In amazement everything is possible, and all our fantasies will find the right way to consolidate the personality of the still adolescent guitarist.
How is it i
At the center of the experience which is undoubtedly represented by the constant construction of an explosive audiovisual spectacle, supported by the aforementioned writing quality, The artistic escape don’t forget to line up an adequate dose of gameplay. At the strictly video game level, the work is configured as a rhythm game with fairly basic platform elements.
François’ walk among the celestial bodies rests above all on the spectacular and the harmony that emerges between music and decor, and for this reason the development team did not insert – rightly, in our opinion – articulated platform phases that would have risked breaking its rhythm. Simple jumps in quick succession, swaying through the air and gliding at supersonic speed are the only things that distinguish a platform component that is certainly not overwhelming.
Much more present is the soul of the rhythm game, which sees the player perform short musical sequences using five buttons on the controller. A simple control system, but which at certain stages, especially the last ones boss fight, he also manages to offer a certain challenge. On this front, however, it must be admitted, the authors of Beethoven & Dinosaurs they could have offered more diversified or articulated solutions, to offer a The artistic escape greater playful depth. A criticism that fades, however, by recognizing that during the entire adventure, which lasts about four hours, no feeling of boredom has ever manifested itself.
Finally, great credit must be given to the software company’s ability to complete the entire campaign of an incredible number of references to great musical legends. Always well studied and never too flashy, references to Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or Guns N ‘Roses are constant goodies that brighten up the trip with Francis. Between well-crafted comic moments and reflections on the importance of clearing a path, in short, the adventure of young Vendetti is absolutely successful.
Whether you’re looking to expand your collection or upgrade your gear, there are plenty of game deals up for grabs this weekend. Our top picks include rare savings on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Nintendo Switch deals on cheap controllers, and the latest game releases. There are also great prices on SSDs and PS5 games.
With that in mind, we’ve walked the virtual aisles of all your favorite retailers to bring you the best discounts on PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Specifically, we’ve highlighted our top three deals in each category further down the page.
Want to go it alone? You can head straight to the latest game sales just below.
Of all those discounts, our favorites are that $ 5 savings on a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (now $ 39.99 at Walmart) and Amazon’s Nintendo Switch deals – you’ll find a $ 10 discount on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD right now (was $ 59.99, now $ 49.99).
However, if you’re really looking to spend the money (and you’ve got your hands on the necessary beta update), Amazon’s PS5 offerings look solid as well. You’ll find the Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PS5 SSD for just $ 342.25 down from $ 429.99 – it’s not far from an all-time low price.
There are also plenty of additional discounts on some of the best brands of gaming mice, as well as very low prices on the best Nintendo Switch accessories.
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Don’t forget to check out our roundups of best ps5 accessories and best xbox accessories. Or, if you’re having trouble locating a console, take a look at our guides to find PS5 stock and Xbox Series X Replenishment Opportunities.