Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 5-6)

Welcome to the weekend! We're sure many of you will be checking out Dying Light 2 over the next couple of days, but if you're not interested in Techland's latest creation, you've still got a batch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, more Free Play Days titles and another massive set of deals to take advantage of — plenty to keep you busy as ever!

Here's what we're checking out this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, News Editor

No Dying Light 2 for me — I haven't even got around to playing the first one yet — so my weekend is probably going to be spent getting some Xbox Game Pass Quests done, continuing my playoff run with the Vancouver Canucks in NHL 20, and checking out the new addition of Telling Lies on Xbox Game Pass, which looks intriguing.

I've also been hovering over the 'Buy' button for LEGO City Undercover as part of the Xbox Lunar New Year Sale, and it might be time to finally cash in some Microsoft Rewards points and go for it. I've played a bit of the first few levels in the past, and at the time I was surprised by just how hilarious it is. Definitely seems like a worthy buy.

Liam Doolan, Staff Writer

This weekend I've got quite an impressive to-do list on Xbox - with a lot of things to finish off. I'm finally done with Halo Infinite's campaign (I absolutely loved it by the way) so now I'm working my way through the multiplayer's Battle Pass. Now that the BTB mode has been updated, I should be able to use that to grind my way to level 100. At the moment I'm on level 87 of unlocks, so we'll see how we go.

Another game I want to polish off is OlliOlli World. I had a blast playing through the main story for the review we published earlier this week, and I now want to go back and complete all of the side quest objectives. Last but not least, I'll be returning to Forza Horizon 5 - it's been too long since I last booted this up (I guess I got sidetracked with Halo), so I'm looking forward to jumping back in.

Game on, everyone!

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

Hello. This weekend I'm gonna be very tight on free time with relatives visiting and reviews to get sorted, however, I will be making an Xbox-shaped hole in the chaos to sit down and spend a few hours with two games, Hunt: Showdown and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.

Hunt Showdown is one of my all-time favourite online multiplayer experiences but I've only ever had it on PC, until I grabbed it in the sales on Xbox last week. I sprung for the most deluxe edition available with all the cosmetic extras and blood bonds, and am looking forward to starting from scratch all over again from the comfort of my couch.

As for Metal Gear Rising, well, I nabbed that in the backwards compatibility sale and am looking forward to blazing through it all over again, just for old times' sake, as it's still one of the maddest, most non-stop ridiculous action games I've ever played. Have a good weekend, whatever you're up to or playing!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

After putting it off since I picked up my Xbox Series X last November, I suppose it's time I got stuck into The Medium, as it's leaving Game Pass this month. I'm a big fan of what Bloober Team has put out in recent years, especially the massively underrated Layers of Fear 2, and I'm looking forward to this one. Silent Hill it is not, but even if The Medium delivers a small slice of that series' atmosphere, I'll be happy.

Other than that, I'll probably be putting Big Team Battle through its paces on Halo Infinite, after the mode was finally fixed this week.

What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.