Feature The Full List Of New Xbox Games Releasing In April 2023
All the release dates you need to know
Welcome to our roundup of all new Xbox games coming out in April 2023! Below, we've listed every Xbox game with a April 2023 release date, including all confirmed Xbox Game Pass releases so far. Without further ado, here are all the new games coming to Xbox in April 2023: The Biggest New Releases Coming To...
Feature BioShock Infinite's 'Columbia' Is One Of The Best Game Worlds Ever To Grace Xbox
No water or waves, only clouds
The original BioShock's underwater city of 'Rapture' is maybe one of the most celebrated video game settings of all time. It appropriately sets the mood from minute one, as you clamber from the ruins of a plane crash only to find yourself fighting off Splicers and Big Daddies for the next 10 hours or so. There's no...
Poll What Do You Think Of The Resident Evil 4 Remake So Far?
Does it live up to the hype?
The big release of this week was undoubtedly the Resident Evil 4 Remake, which launched on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this past Friday. We absolutely love the game here at Pure Xbox, giving it an "Outstanding" 10/10 in our review. The Metacritic rating isn't too far behind that score either, sitting at a 9
Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (March 27-31)
Including a former PlayStation exclusive
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for March 27th to March 31st! We've got a busy week of new releases ahead, such as the former PlayStation exclusive Sifu, the Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure expansion, a whole bunch of indies including
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 25-26)
Did you buy Resident Evil 4?
It's time for another busy weekend on Xbox! Yesterday's release of Resident Evil 4 might be taking up all your time over the next couple of days, but if not, you've got a new Xbox Game Pass arrival to enjoy, three impressive Free Play Days offerings, the
Talking Point How Often Do You Use Mouse & Keyboard Controls On Xbox?
Never? Sometimes? Always? We want to know!
If you're a regular Pure Xbox visitor, you've probably noticed by now that we have a pretty extensive 'All Xbox Games With Mouse & Keyboard Support' guide, which continues to grow by the month. These days, you've got the ability to play the likes of Call of Duty, Hogwarts Legacy,
Roundup Here's What Was Revealed At March 2023's Future Games Show
Everything Xbox related, at least
Today marked the return of the Future Games Show for March 2023, with the Spring Showcase event bringing us almost 90 minutes' worth of reveals. Below, we've highlighted all the Xbox specific announcements that were shown as part of the event, so you can get an at-a-glance overview of what you might have missed...
Hands On Our Early Impressions Of The Diablo 4 Beta On Xbox
One hell of a good time
It’s now been more than a decade since Blizzard originally released its last mainline Diablo game, Diablo III. In between that time it also dropped expansion packs and updates, released multiple versions of the game across various platforms, re-released an older entry, and even launched a mobile (and PC) title known as...
Talking Point Did You Play Epic's Ill-Fated Gears Of War Spinoff On Xbox 360?
We won't judge you for it
2013 ended up being a swansong year for the Xbox 360, with fantastic titles like Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and believe it or not, Grand Theft Auto V debuting on the system in its final year. However, on the exclusive front things dried up a little bit prior to the Xbox One's arrival in November 2013. Forza Horizon...
Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (March 20-24)
Including one of the best games of 2023!
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for March 20th to March 24th! It's actually a somewhat quiet few days as things stand, but we've still got some big arrivals on the way including the Resident Evil 4 remake, The Settlers: New Allies and
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 18-19)
Checking out the Anno 1800 free trial?
Welcome to the weekend! We've got a lot of great stuff happening on Xbox right now, including betas for Diablo IV and Exoprimal, Xbox Free Play Days titles such as
Reaction Should Xbox Produce A Mid-Gen Upgrade If Sony Launches 'PS5 Pro'?
Striving to compete
A huge gaming rumour doing the rounds today (via Insider Gaming), is that Sony is planning on launching a mid-gen PS5 upgrade, with a "tentative release date" of late 2024. If such a device exists and launches around that time, that would put a Sony 'PS5 Pro' console right in line with when Xbox launched its mid-gen Xbox One X...
Poll Have You Tried 'Guilty Gear Strive' On Xbox Game Pass?
If so, what score would you give it so far?
We feel as though Ark System Works' Guilty Gear Strive has gone a little under the radar as an Xbox Game Pass launch, arriving as part of the library on March 7th. As a result, we wanted to check in with the Pure Xbox community on who's been trying out this new Game Pass fighter. We haven't had the chance...
Hands On Dead Island 2 Is A Fleshy Funride Through Infected LA
Hell-a good times
It's safe to say we were somewhat sceptical of Dead Island 2 heading into this hands-on preview. That scepticism wasn't based on what we've seen of the game so far, or on our history with the series (we actually quite liked the first Dead Island), but rather the game's protracted development period. After all - Dead Island 2 was...
Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Halo Game?
Is Halo 3 still the PX champion?
Welcome to another edition of Pick One! This weekend, to celebrate the recent arrival of Halo Infinite Season Three, we thought we'd take the opportunity to quiz you on your favourite Halo game to date. For those who have been around Pure Xbox a while, you may remember that we did this exact poll back in the middle...
Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (March 13-17)
The latest big batch of new releases
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for March 13th to March 17th! Although we haven't got too many big hitters on the list for next week, there's still plenty to look forward to including WWE 2K23, Valheim on Xbox Game Pass, Anno 1800 Console Edition and
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 11-12)
Any Guilty Gear Strive?
Welcome to another March weekend! There's plenty to keep you busy on Xbox over the next couple of days, including a few new Xbox Game Pass additions, four great Free Play Days titles, a massive set of Xbox deals with over 500 games on sale, and the arrival of the surprise
Guide Best FPS Games On Xbox Game Pass
Rip and Tear
What are the top ten best FPS games on Xbox Game Pass? The FPS genre has long been a firm favourite amongst gamers, providing absorbing and action-packed experiences that draw the player into intense scenarios jam-packed full of kinetic battles, alongside some of the most cinematic storylines in all of gaming. Shooting stuff in video...
Feature Six Things We're Hoping For From Bethesda's Starfield Direct Showcase
Coming this June
After what feels like an age, we finally have confirmation of two big Starfield events: the game's release date, and the next time we'll see Bethesda's RPG in action. The game is now set to launch on September 6th, and we'll next see gameplay at the Starfield Direct on June 11th. While we don't really know any specifics in relation...
Talking Point What Do You Want To See Most From The Xbox Games Showcase 2023?
Summer is coming
With the announcement of a date for Bethesda's upcoming Starfield Direct event, we also got confirmation on when Xbox's big summer conference lands in 2023. Yep, the annual Xbox Games Showcase hits on June 11th this year, and now that it's firmly marked in our calendars, we've begun thinking about what Xbox might show off.
Hands On Resident Evil 4's 'Chainsaw Demo' Has Us Wanting More
Is it March 24 yet?
Late last night, the folks over at Capcom unleashed their pre-release Resident Evil 4 Remake demo, and we did what all wise folk would - downloaded it straight away and played it in the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully (for our sleep schedule anyway), this demo slice of Resi 4 is short, with our playtime clocking in at just...
Poll What Do You Think Of 'Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty' On Xbox Game Pass?
Have you beaten the first boss yet?
Team Ninja's latest soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has been up on Xbox Game Pass since late last week, meaning you've had the weekend to try it out now - if you're at all inclined! Here at Pure Xbox HQ we've been playing the game a little longer than that, and we very much enjoyed our time with the game for...
Talking Point Where Do You Want 'Tomb Raider' To Go Next?
The reboot is now 10 years old!
Time just goes by too fast doesn't it? My word, it's been a whole decade since developer Crystal Dynamics rebooted the Tomb Raider franchise, ushering gaming icon Lara Croft into a whole new era on March 5th, 2013. Since then, two solid sequels have cemented the reboot trilogy as a brilliant piece of the Tomb Raider...
Soapbox I Hope Forza Horizon 6 Goes In A Different Direction For The Series
Taking the alternate route
Now that Playground Games has revealed all of its major expansion plans for Forza Horizon 5, I've been thinking about what I'd like to see from the inevitable sequel, whenever it arrives. For a long, long time, there's been plenty of discussion around Japan as a potential location for 'Forza Horizon 6'. The idea has me
Pick One What Was Your Favourite Xbox Game Pass Game In February?
Atomic Heart? Mount & Blade 2? Tell us!
It's time for another round of Pick One! With February now in the books, we're looking back at a quieter but still pretty impressive month for Xbox Game Pass, which included the additions of a few highly popular games. The big day one release of the month was undoubtedly Atomic Heart, which arrived after...
Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (March 6-10)
Another extremely busy few days ahead
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for March 6th to March 10th! We've got another busy few days coming up for new releases, including The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition, Clash: Artifacts of Chaos, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse and others, while Xbox Game Pass is also adding (at least) one...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 4-5)
How about some Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty?
Welcome to the first weekend of March! If you're looking for things to do, we've got more new Xbox Game Pass titles you can check out from the past few days, three great Free Play Days titles are on offer, and there's also a massive Xbox Super Saver Sale along with var
Talking Point Could You Ever See Microsoft Selling The Xbox Brand?
Who knows what the future holds?
Just over 21 years since the Xbox brand first came into existence, it's yet again going through another very important time in its history. The acquisition of ZeniMax Media (Bethesda) the other year was huge, and now Microsoft is putting a lot of time, attention and money into trying to acquire Activision Blizzard as...
Feature All New Xbox Games Coming Out In March 2023
Release dates for every March Xbox launch
Welcome to our roundup of all new Xbox games coming out in March 2023! Below, we've listed every Xbox game with a March 2023 release date, including all confirmed Xbox Game Pass releases so far. Without further ado, here are all the new games coming to Xbox in March 2023: The Biggest New Releases Coming...
Poll What Score Would You Give 'Atomic Heart' On Xbox Game Pass?
Are you enjoying it?
February has been another solid month for Xbox Game Pass, with Atomic Heart arguably being the biggest launch of the month - and one of the biggest of the year so far. Mundfish's sci-fi shooter has been out for a good few days now, so, how are you finding the game? Here at Pure Xbox, we scored Atomic Heart 7/10 in our review...
Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (February 27 - March 3)
Including another major XGP launch
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for February 27th to March 3rd! We've got a couple of big releases on the way next week in the form of Destiny 2: Lightfall and the day one Xbox Game Pass launch of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, while you'll also want to look out for the likes of Scars Above and Catan: Console...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 25-26)
Exploring the world of Atomic Heart?
Welcome to the weekend! As always, we've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles you can try out this weekend including the day one release of Atomic Heart, another batch of Free Play Days games, and hundreds of discounts as part of the
Talking Point Are You Happy With The Forza Horizon 5 Expansion 2 Setting?
Many rally returns
Playground Games finally revealed Forza Horizon 5 Expansion 2 yesterday in the form of 'Rally Adventure', an all-new DLC pack arriving next month. The expansion takes clear inspiration from Forza Horizon 1's own rally add-on, bringing a more down-to-earth DLC to Forza Horizon 5. The question is, what do we all make of the...
Poll What Do You Think Of EA's Wild Hearts So Far?
Have you played the Game Pass trial? What do you think?
EA and Koei Tecmo have been working away on their Monster Hunter competitor for some time now, and the result of that labour — in the form of Wild Hearts — is now out in the... wild. Anyway, enough of our silly puns, we'd like to know how you've been getting on with the game so far. In our...
Talking Point Are You Ready For Crytek's Famous FPS To Return To Xbox?
It's been 10 years since Crysis 3 hit the 360!
'Can it run Crysis?' The famous phrase was thrown around like nobody's business 15 odd years ago, as Crytek's debut Crysis game put PCs around the world through their paces. In the years following, two sequels arrived that were admittedly more catered towards console players, before the series was...
Pick One Which Is Your Favourite 'EA Originals' Game On Xbox?
It Takes Two? Wild Hearts? Let us know!
It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the release of Wild Hearts as part of the EA Originals program, we thought we'd take a look back at the history of that "Originals" initiative on Xbox. In case you didn't know, EA Originals is something the company has been working on for a few...
Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (February 20-24)
Including this major new FPS!
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for February 20th to February 24th! The highlight next week is undoubtedly Atomic Heart, which arrives on Xbox Game Pass on day one, but we've also got some other exciting new releases on the way to Xbox including Like a Dragon: Ishin and
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 18-19)
How about some Wild Hearts?
Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for Xbox content to keep you busy over the next few days, we've had a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles this week, there are two fantastic Xbox Free Play Days additions, the XDefiant technical test is ongoing, and there are
Poll How Many Games Have You Bought Because Of Xbox Free Play Days?
Xbox Free Play Days is something we highlight every week here at Pure Xbox, but if you haven't paid much attention to it, it's a program for Xbox Live Gold members where free trials are made available for various games from Thursday to Sunday. Obviously, the hope is that you might want to buy them after the trial period is over. The...
Talking Point Do You Buy Less Third-Party Titles Because Of Xbox Game Pass?
Or is it more of a first-party library to you?
The viability of Xbox Game Pass has once again been in the spotlight this week, as Microsoft continues to fight various authorities to pass its Activision Blizzard deal. While the company has seemingly admitted that Game Pass affects individual game sales (a point that seems obvious to us anyway),
Feature EA DICE's Sole 'Medal Of Honor' Game Shuts Down This Week, And We Wanted To See More
It's a shame the studio never got a 2nd attempt
Most of you probably remember the Medal of Honor series from its so-called 'glory days' of the early 2000s. A bunch of WW2-themed MoH titles graced the original Xbox back then, before the series started to die off in tandem with Call of Duty's meteoric Modern Warfare-fuelled rise to stardom. However,...
Reaction Halo Infinite's New Playlist Feels Key To The Game's Future
We're loving these Forge maps!
If there's one core issue that's plagued Halo Infinite pretty much since launch, it's been the severe lack of meaningful post-launch content. The team hasn't delivered any new weapons at all so far, and additional maps for us to play around with have been pretty hard to come by as well. Late last year though, Forge's...
Pick One Which Of These Xbox Classics Would You Remaster?
When Pure Xbox relaunched back in early 2020, one of the things we used to do as part of these weekly "Pick One" features was to ask the PX community which classic Xbox games they'd like to see remastered. We did a bunch of these over a number of weeks, and the first three games that came out as winners were The Simpsons Hit &...
Feature New Xbox Releases: All Games Coming Out In February 2023
Release dates for every February Xbox launch
Welcome to our roundup of all new Xbox games coming out in February 2023! Below, we've listed every Xbox game with a February 2023 release date, including all confirmed Xbox Game Pass releases so far. We've also got a guide to all new Xbox games release dates in 2023 elsewhere on Pure Xbox: <related...
Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (February 13-17)
We've got a lot on the way!
Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for February 13th to February 17th! We've got quite an interesting week ahead, with new releases including the likes of Wanted: Dead, Wild Hearts and
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 11-12)
What's got your attention right now?
Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking to keep busy on Xbox over the next few days, don't forget we've got the launch of Hogwarts Legacy along with various other games, the arrival of multiple new Xbox Game Pass titles, three Free Play Days offerings that you can enjoy through Sunday night, and lots of
Feature 2023 Has Already Treated Us To Multiple GOTY Candidates On Xbox
It's been an amazing start to the year
It's the end of another busy week, and with the launch of Hogwarts Legacy happening today (the standard version), we thought we'd take a quick chance to reflect on just how good the new release slate has been for Xbox in 2023 so far. Looking at Metacritic, Xbox has been absolutely inundated with top-quality...
Poll What Do You Think Of Hot Wheels Unleashed On Xbox Game Pass?
Enjoying it so far?
It feels like we were waiting ages for Hot Wheels Unleashed to arrive on Xbox Game Pass - mainly because it was supposed to join the service back in December - but now it's finally here, available in its huge Game of the Year format for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming. The question is, what do...
Talking Point What Happened To Xbox's 'Resolution Boost' Program?
It was discussed before the Xbox Series X launched
Microsoft has done a pretty amazing job over the last five years-or-so in enhancing our old libraries and bringing them forward to newer consoles. In the Xbox One X era, the team focused on enhancing Xbox 360 and original Xbox games for the system, while the FPS Boost program was a great feature...
Poll What's Your Favourite Special Edition Xbox Series X|S Controller So Far?
They're all pretty stellar aren't they
As Xbox announces yet another special edition Series X|S controller, we've been thinking about our favourite gamepads of the generation so far. Despite the fact that we've seen lots of stock issues across the industry during the COVID-19 era, Microsoft has managed to put out a solid amount of unique controller...