Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Series X|S)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Series X|S)Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Developer: Moon Studios
Release Date: 11th Feb 2020 (USA) / 11th Feb 2020 (UK/EU)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is another Xbox One game that truly shines on Xbox Series X, thanks to its 4K, 120FPS visuals (or even supersampled 6K, 60FPS!). It's still the same great adventure, but that extra performance and latency reduction really helps in a game that requires such precise platforming.

From the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest comes an adventure through a beautiful world filled with friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues the Moon Studios tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.

  • Smart Delivery? Yes
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Sea Of Thieves (Xbox One)

Sea Of Thieves (Xbox One)Sea Of Thieves (Xbox One)
Publisher: Microsoft / Developer: Rare
Release Date: 20th Mar 2018 (USA) / 20th Mar 2018 (UK/EU)

Yes, Sea of Thieves has also been enhanced for Xbox Series X, and it means the pirate adventure both looks and performs significantly better than ever before. This game is always getting new updates, and it's continually a blast to play with friends, so we're really pleased to see it receiving the upgrade treatment for Series X.

Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.

  • Smart Delivery? Yes
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

State of Decay 2 (Xbox One)

State of Decay 2 (Xbox One)State of Decay 2 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: 22nd May 2018 (USA) / 22nd May 2018 (UK/EU)

State of Decay 2 is another of those games that has been transformed ever since its initial release all the way back in 2018, redesigning its experience in the form of the 'Juggernaut Edition'. It also received an enhancement for Xbox Series X and S, which means the excellent visuals are now complemented with super smooth 60FPS performance.

The dead have risen and civilization has fallen. Not even the military could stop the zombies, and now it's up to you to gather survivors, scavenge for resources and build a community with up to three of your friends in a post-apocalyptic world – a world where every decision matters, and where you define what it means to survive in this ultimate zombie survival simulation.

  • Smart Delivery? Yes
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Series X|S)

Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Series X|S)Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: Enhance Games / Developer: Monstars
Release Date: 10th Nov 2020 (USA) / 10th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

You just can't beat a bit of Tetris! It might come as a surprise, but Tetris Effect: Connected is (in our opinion) one of the best games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at launch, featuring loads of ways to play both solo and in multiplayer, complete with dazzling visuals and audio. Plus, it's available with Xbox Game Pass!

Tetris Effect: Connected is the original Tetris Effect with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. This is Tetris® like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

  • Smart Delivery? Yes
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

The Falconeer (Xbox Series X|S)

The Falconeer (Xbox Series X|S)The Falconeer (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: Wired Productions
Release Date: 10th Nov 2020 (USA) / 10th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

The Falconeer is an indie title from developer Tomas Sala, and sees you soaring through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. There's nothing else quite like this on the Xbox Series X at launch, and it's another game that can run at 120 frames per-second if you've got the television or monitor for it.

The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring fast, brutal aerial dogfights and deep exploration of an incredible fantasy open-world set not only above the clouds, but also amongst the waves and down through the sunken, ocean depths.

  • Smart Delivery? Yes
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: SEGA
Release Date: 10th Nov 2020 (USA) / 10th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is absolutely bonkers, and it's all the better for it! The latest western entry in the series adopts a new RPG combat style which works impressively well, and the game comes with multiple performance modes on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, so you can choose the best setting to suit your preference.

Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

  • Smart Delivery? Yes
  • Xbox Game Pass? No

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