Xbox One Adds Many New Games This Week

Madden 18, The Escapists 2, and more arrive this week.

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Xbox One players have a generous selection of new games to play this week. Five new titles are available for the console now, with a number still to come throughout the rest of the week.

This week's batch of releases is headlined by Madden NFL 18. However, only the game's premium GOAT Edition is available right now; the standard release arrives on August 25. This entry introduces some rather big changes to the long-running sports series, one of which is the new Longshot mode. In this "cinematic" campaign, players take on the role of Devin Wade, a former standout high school quarterback struggling to make it to the NFL. Critics were certainly impressed by this year's installment; GameSpot scored the football title a 9/10 in our Madden NFL 18 review.

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Also out now is The Escapists 2, the follow-up to the 2015 prison-escape game. This installment features improved visuals, 10 unique themed prisons, a new combat system, and many other features. GameSpot found the first title to be enjoyable, awarding it an 8/10 in our Escapists review and calling it "a gratifying game that provides dozens of hours of entertainment." The Escapists 2 retails for $20/£20.

Other games available right now include Super Comboman, a colorful side-scrolling beat-'em-up featuring fluid combos and upgradable moves; SwapQuest, a puzzle game with RPG elements; and Rivals of Aether 1.0, an indie fighting game that includes Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest as a free DLC character. Super Comboman and Rivals of Aether both retail for $15/£12 each, while SwapQuest costs $10/£8.

Those aren't the only options Xbox One players have this week. On August 23, the Portal-like ChromaGun and Masquerada: Songs and Shadows were added to the Xbox Store, while Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy and the Diablo-style RPG Path of Exile launch for the console on August 25. You can find the full list of this week's releases below.

Xbox One Game Releases This Week

August 22

  • The Escapists 2
  • Madden NFL 18: GOAT Edition
  • Rivals of Aether 1.0
  • Super Comboman
  • SwapQuest

August 23

  • AeternoBlade
  • Blacksea Odyssey
  • ChromaGun
  • Knock-Knock
  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
  • Spartan

August 24

  • Bleed

August 25

  • Absolute Drift: Zen Edition
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Eventide 2: The Sorcerer's Mirror
  • F1 2017
  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy
  • Path of Exile

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