[Xbox Game Pass] New Additions ‘Indie Special’ – August 2021

 

Another month, another great selection of titles added to XBOX GAME PASS! With such a wealth of titles available across Xbox Consoles, PC and mobile streaming via the cloud, your friendly neighbourhood bearded gamer’s have once again cherry-picked a selection of top new titles plus a wealth of games that you may have missed.

This month is nothing short of a showcase for some of the very finest in indie gaming. We have a highly anticipated sequel to a classic from the original Xbox days alongside a murderous thriller with an all-star cast. Fancy something a bit slower paced? We have another relaxing sim experience for you but if you crave a fast-paced adventure, two of the finest roguelikes are now available, all this and more in the latest Game Pass updates.

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Psychonauts 2

Razputin “Raz” Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his lifelong dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Combining quirky missions and mysterious conspiracies, Psychonauts 2 is a platform-adventure game with cinematic style and tons of customizable psychic powers. Psychonauts 2 serves up danger, excitement and laughs in equal measure as players guide Raz on a journey through the minds of friends and foes on a quest to defeat a murderous psychic villain.

 

Twelve Minutes

TWELVE MINUTES is a real-time top-down interactive thriller with an accessible click and drag interface. Featuring James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe. What should be a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death…Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, stuck in a TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same terror again and again…Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome and break the loop.

 

Train Sim World 2

The evolution of train simulation! Master iconic locomotives and get creative with customisation tools in this advanced sequel. Feel the thrill of high-speed German rail with the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln, take the challenge of long freight on Sand Patch Grade in the CSX AC4400CW, and master the complex London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. Personalise your journey with new easy to use tools. Craft custom liveries with the Livery Designer and pick the locos/destinations you want to drive with Scenario Planner. SimuGraph has evolved, adding realistic adhesion physics. Upgraded visual fidelity also adds dynamic skies and 4K support.

 

Hades

As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unravelling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home.

 

Curse of the Dead Gods

You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts – fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step – encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.

 

Boyfriend Dungeon

Romance your swords! Capture the hearts of weapons to level them up in this “shack-and-slash” dungeon crawling adventure. For your summer job, you’re tasked with clearing the creatures in “the dunj”. Soon you discover weapons you find transform into cuties… and they’re SINGLE! (What a craaazy coincidence because you also happen to be up for grabs yourself.) Spend the cash you earn on romantic outings to forge precious moments with your lovers and work together to clear the rampant monster infestations, because after all, a couple that slays together, stays together.

 

Art of Rally

Art of rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. Race across the world through colourful and stylized environments in a top-down view.
Compete for first place in the leaderboards with daily and weekly challenges. Will you master the art of rally? Experience the golden era of rally in Career mode, travelling across 72 stages from Finland to Sardinia, Norway, Japan, Germany and Africa. From beginner-friendly options to driving modes that’ll challenge the most expert drivers, all players can tackle the races using their favourite rally driving tricks: Scandinavian flick, counter steering, left foot braking, handbrake turns.

 

Recompile

This atmospheric, Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. In the sprawling 3D world of the Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and an environmental logic-based hacking mechanic.

 

Without a doubt there will be something on this list for everyone, let us know in the comments below or on social media what you have been playing on Game Pass and don’t forget to follow us for more gaming news, reviews and previews.

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