Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 2nd)

The month of May has arrived, and hopefully that means we'll be getting lots of juicy Xbox Series X info over the next few weeks! In the meantime, there are plenty of great Xbox One games to keep busy with, including four Free Play Days titles this weekend and some major Xbox Game Pass additions. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days:

Fraser Gilbert, News Editor

I'm really digging last week's Xbox Game Pass addition of Deliver Us The Moon so far, which has one of the most intriguing intro sequences I've experienced in recent memory. I'll definitely be jumping back into that one this weekend, as well as another new Xbox Game Pass title in the form of Streets of Rage 4. It's been a long time since I last played a game in the series, but I'm really enjoying this one.

Elsewhere, I'd like to give Sonic Mania another go now that it's free-to-play for a couple of days, and I still haven't had a chance to play Gears Tactics properly yet, so I'll definitely be spending a few hours with that game this weekend. And again, it's free with Xbox Game Pass (for PC)!

Liam Doolan, News Reporter

Thanks to Xbox Game Pass, this weekend I'll be taking to the streets in the long-awaited title, Streets of Rage 4. I've spent a handful of hours with it so far, and it's quickly grown on me. Much like Sonic Mania - you can tell the developers of Streets of Rage 4 were true fans. They've managed to capture the magic of the originals and at the same time add a whole new layer of complexity, as noted in our Pure Xbox review.

When I'm done on the streets, I'll be going into homes and removing furniture in Moving Out. I've heard quite a few people say this isn't as stressful as Overcooked, but in my opinion, it still requires a great deal of focus and coordination if you want to earn the gold medal on every level. To unwind from the frantic action in both of these games, I might set sail in Sea of Thieves, or go for nice long country drive in Forza Horizon 4.

Ken Barnes, Freelance Contributor

A gaming backlog can be somewhat overwhelming. Everyone falls into the trap of thinking that one day, they’ll get around to playing everything they have and will accrue all of the gaming knowledge in the universe along the way. Only that never happens.

So, for the sake of my ever-waning sanity, I’ve drawn a line in the sand, and Marie Kondo’d my Xbox One hard drive this past week. I’ve sworn to only install games that I genuinely want to play. This weekend, that list includes Streets of Rage 4, Telling Lies, Freakout: Calamity TV Show, Moving Out, and Antigraviator. If there’s time, a sneaky little bit of V-Rally 4 (now free as part of Xbox Games With Gold) will get a couple of hours, too.

I won’t install anything else until I’ve played them all. Aside from Yakuza Kiwami…oh, and it’s Team of the Season in FIFA 20 this week…oh, and Sensible World of Soccer is free and…darn it.

Which Xbox games will you be playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments.