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Look, many of you out there are probably hoping to get an Xbox Series X/S soon, and that’s totally fine. But in truth, it might take you a while, and also in truth, just because you get it, don’t mean you’re going to have a lot of “new games” to play on it. The Xbox One though has a lot to offer, especially in the Action-RPG kind of way. We’ll show you 40 of them.

#40 Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

We’ve named Cyberpunk 2077 on a lot of lists in the past and we…haven’t been the nicest to it…so why buck a trend?

In Cyberpunk 2077 you are Samurai, a character you design to go on a daring mission in Night City, the embodiment of both Cyberpunk and crime itself. All the while, Keanu Reeves, er, Johnny Silverhand, is in your head “guiding you” on what to do next.

The game can be an exciting RPG adventure, especially as you get to fully decide how “cyber” to make yourself, how to complete missions, the main campaign, and more.

But…as you all know, it’s not exactly in the “best condition” right now. It’s certainly made some improvements thanks to the developers pushing out updates. Also the game is always on sale so you can likely pick a copy up relatively cheap. We’re hopeful that the developers continue to release updates to make performance better.

#39 Bastion

Supergiant Games first came onto the scene with Bastion, and it’s been a game highly recommended for players. Players will be taking on the role of a hero known as The Kid. Set in a disastrous world, and players have to go through a barrage of enemies and dangerous obstacles laid out.

Fortunately, players will have plenty of weapons, but most who played this game would comment on the narration throughout the entire game as it blends in incredibly well with the gameplay. Overall, it’s a shorter RPG experience, and if you haven’t already played through Bastion, then you’re looking at about six hours of gameplay to set aside to complete the narrative.

#38 Moonlighter

Moonlighter is an interesting little RPG that mixes dungeon crawling with store management simulation. Players step into the role of a shop owner named Will. Will sells his goods to all sorts of people that make their way into his village shop. However, to obtain these goods needing to be sold, Will has to venture into dungeons. Here, you’ll be fighting off all sorts of hostile enemies in search of loot and gear to be sold.

However, this is a roguelike game, meaning that the setup will be a bit different each time you venture into a dungeon. Likewise, if you perish during a run, all of your goods are lost. There are some workarounds to keep your loot, but this is a risk and reward type of game for the most part.

#37 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Xbox Live Gold Free Titles For May Have Been Unveiled

Xbox Live Gold subscribers are in for a treat for the month of May have four games, two for the Xbox 360 and two for the Xbox One have been announced for the service. Although the Xbox Game Pass have overtaken any other video game subscription service, Microsoft has not forgotten its original gamers and fanbase. In the month of May, fans can enjoy Yoku’s Island Express, The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk, Hydro Thunder Hurricane and Viva Pinata Party Animals for free.

In Yoku’s Island Express, for Xbox One, players will  be thrown into a tropical paradise where Yoku must travel the island to help others and awaken an ancient deity. Along the way, players will explore Mokumana, test their skills and much more. The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk will be available for Xbox One from 16th May to 15th June. Here, players will embark on an adventure and fulfill Robert’s destiny as the heir to the throne.

In Hydro Thunder Hurricane, available from 1st to 15th May on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, players will speed through different areas on Monster Island and the Bermuda Triangle. The areas are packed with various drop-offs, objects and more. Finally, Viva Pinata Party Animals is available from May 16th to 31st. Here, players will have a ton of fun playing over forty minigames mixed with race events. Will you be crowned the Champion?

In making the announcement, Microsoft released a trailer showing off the games.

What are your thoughts on Xbox Live Gold? Are you a subscriber? What do you think about the four games for the month of May? Are you subscribed to Xbox Game Pass? What do you think about the service? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook.

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kraken academy xbox

Just one of four titles devs Fellow Traveller are releasing onto Game Pass as a day-one launch, Kraken Academy!! follows the tried and tested ‘anime school’ formula that has dominated some of the visual novel scene in recent months.

Releasing on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and PC, Kraken Academy!! places you into the shoes of a new student at the titular school. As the newbie, it’s no surprise that you will be getting to know fellow pupils, immersing yourself in extra-curricular activities and traversing the awkwardness customary to any coming of age story. Oh, and the world is about to end, your headteacher is a kraken, and you have been given the power of time travel!

You quickly realise that this school is like no other, and soon you’ll come across ghosts in the hallways, crocodiles munching on children, and a plot that, with help from the Kraken-headteacher, must be unravelled. In order to do this you must track down the Traitor, who is threatening apocalyptic destruction of the school, yet could be anyone in the school. With each three-day time loop you progress through during the course of the game, you slowly garner clues and edge one step closer to bringing the Traitor down. There’s also a number of interesting side-arcs to look into, including one involving the school janitor and a crime syndicate!

But you are still a kid after all, and must have some downtime. Luckily enough there are four clubs to try your hand at: Music; Art; Sports and Drama. Each club has exciting set-pieces to check out, from performing in a rock band, to having your creative masterpieces put on display.

If the wackiness of Kraken Academy!! sounds like a bit of you, then you can pick up a copy on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One for £14.99 from the Xbox Store. The game is also available on Game Pass for both Xbox and PC, and can be found on Switch too.

Game Description:

Make friends, free spirits and make sure that the world doesn’t end! Welcome to Kraken Academy, a technicolor fever dream that for legal reasons can only be described as “technically a school.” Join forces with a magical kraken to manipulate a time loop and save the world. Kraken Academy is no ordinary high school. Ghosts fill the art department, cultists meet below the monkey bars and now crocodiles are eating children. Join forces with a magical Kraken to uncover the Traitor, a malevolent mastermind, who could be anyone at the school. With each time loop you’ll get closer to saving Kraken Academy. While saving the world is definitely an important goal there’s a whole range of other activities to dive into. Learn teachers’ and students’ routines as you explore every corner of the campus during this three day loop. Attend a costume party, become a detective, and help the school’s janitor bring down a crime syndicate.