Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 27-28)
Image: Cassette Beasts

Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for some new games to play over the next few days, we've been treated to a bunch of recent Xbox Game Pass releases, various new free-to-play titles have been getting a great reception on the Xbox Store, and there are lots of Xbox deals that are currently live, including over 150 additions this week.

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I played Planet of Lana for review last week, so that one's kinda out of the question for me, but I'd still like to spend some time with various other new Xbox Game Pass releases such as Cassette Beasts and Railway Empire 2.

Elsewhere, Hi-Fi RUSH is calling to me (I still haven't finished it yet), and it'd be good to go back to Hogwarts Legacy and complete the tasks that are still left over. Both of those are amazing games, and they deserve more of my time!

Have a good weekend, folks.

Ollie Reynolds, Contributor

I won’t lie, I’m feeling the hype for Metal Gear Solid after PlayStation’s latest showcase, so I’ve decided to replay Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the Series X. I do actually have the HD Collection installed too, which contains MGS2 and MGS3, but I think at this stage I’d rather wait until the Master Collection launches later this year.

Since The Phantom Pain is fairly light on story in comparison to the other games, it feels like a suitable entry to dive into now, but I’m definitely itching to replay through the entire franchise soon!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

I did have plans to finish off a few already-started campaign games this weekend, but... I'm probably going to end up playing Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 most of the time. Infinity Ward has announced a double XP event for this weekend, so I better get cracking with that Battle Pass progress - I've been slacking!

If I do manage to squeeze in some more gaming time this weekend, I'll probably try out the new Alone in the Dark preview that's just gone up on the Xbox Store. A slice of the game is free-to-try ahead of the full launch this October, so why not, eh?

Have a super weekend, guys!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

I thought I’d be playing Planet of Lana this week, but I surprised myself on launch day by beating it twice before mopping up some leftover achievements. This makes Wishfully’s gorgeous sidescroller the sixth 100% game for me this year - halfway through my new year’s resolution of twelve 100% games!

So, I’m on the hunt for another game and I’m not quite sure what that is. One title I will be checking out this weekend {thanks to a technical test on Steam) is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It’s this Dead By Daylight type game, which is hard but good fun! Thought I’d give it a whirl ahead of its launch on Xbox Game Pass later this year.

Happy gaming folks!

Liam Doolan, Staff Writer

I'm having one hell of a time in the game I'm playing at the moment, and I'll be continuing the grind over the next few days. Oh, you want to know the name of it? You don't need to know that!

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