With the month of February, more than halfway through, there are still a handful of video games coming to the Xbox One beginning today until the end of the month.
Expected to officially roll out today is the action-adventure video game “How to Survive 2” from 505 Games. It will be followed four days later with the unveiling of “Halo Wars 2” by Microsoft Studios.
On February 24th, two Xbox One video games will officially make their splash in the video game retail market and they are the role-playing game “Trulon: The Shadow Engine” by Headup Games and the platformer “A Pixel Story” developed by Rising Star Games.
On the last day of the month, two games will bring the rear and they are going to be the strategy game “Constructor HD” by System 3 Arcade Software, and the role-playing game “Torment: Tides of Numenera” developed by Techland.
The action game “Forma 8” by Mixed Bag is also expected to get into the video game shelves before the end of the love month.
A flurry of releases
There will be over 20 games that will officially hit the Xbox One this month and it was paced by a flurry of releases during the first two weeks of February this year.
The bulk of the release of Xbox One games in February happened during the week from February 6 to 10, 2017 featuring six new games that all came to the Xbox One Game Store, reports Thumbsticks.
One of the more interesting video game releases that week includes the “Fallout Shelter” which is an iteration of the post-apocalyptic role-playing game “Fallout 4” released to the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 ad the PC in November of 2015.
It came out first as a mobile game after its surprise reveal during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 and it finally came out to the current generation Microsoft gaming console almost two weeks ago.
The Xbox One edition of “Fallout Shelter” includes every update added to the game over the last 18 months. It also benefits from being an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means that gamers can play it on a console and then on the PC with the gamers’ progress transferred.
Also released during the week is “Pix the Cat” from Focus Home Interactive. The game was released on the PlayStation consoles way back in 2014. Gamers and critics alike describe it as a charming arcade-style experience that combines the twin pleasures of “Pac-Man” and “Snake.”
It may be considered mundane by some gaming experts but it is quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Highlight of the week
However, the humdinger or highlight video game release of the week is the “Crypt of the NecroDancer” which is set to a brilliant soundtrack from Danny Baranowsky.
The game is considered as a rhythm-based, rogue-like, dungeon explorer, which is quite a sales pitch from Microsoft.
The video game that came out with “Fallout Shelter” on February 7 is “8DAYS,” which from the mere title alone, appears to be a horror-action video game.
The following day, it was the turn of “Pix the Cat” to officially unveil. Two more days later, “Crypt of the NecroDance” had its turn to officially roll out to the market including “Spheroids” and “Uncanny Valley.”
In a related news, on February 16, Xbox Live Gold members were given the green light to pick up more free games.
As part of the Games With Gold program, the racing game “Project Cars” has become free on Xbox One, while the licensed action game “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” is a freebie for Xbox 360.
It is important to note that “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” plays on Xbox One through the backward compatibility.
Additionally, “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime” is free on Xbox One all month long. The new titles replace “Killer Instinct Season 2” and “Monkey Island 2: Special Edition,” which were free until February 15.