What you need to know

  • Many new games are coming to Xbox One next week.
  • Experiences like Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Return of the Obra Dinn are probably the most prominent.
  • Almost all of the games are Xbox One X Enhanced.
  • You can preorder many of these titles through the Microsoft Store today.

Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft's platforms next week. We have a few new smaller releases on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is finally launching on the console, and Return of the Obra Dinn offers an interesting take on the investigation genre. With that in mind, here are all the best games launching next week, between October 14 and 18.

Most anticipated Xbox One games for 2019 and beyond

Children of Morta

Children of Morta is a story-driven action game about an extraordinary family of heroes. Lead the Bergons, with all their flaws and virtues, against the forthcoming Corruption. Will you be able to sacrifice everything to save the ones you care for?

Children of Morta should launch on October 15, priced at $22.

Together as a family

Children of Morta

Save the world from Corruption

Children of Morta is an incredible roguelike title that will keep you hooked for hours on end, offering superb gameplay and presentation, as well as a surprisingly strong story.

Felix The Reaper

Felix The Reaper is a romantic comedy about the life of Death. It's brought to you as a 3D shadow manipulation puzzle adventure game of dance, dying people, and dangerous love.

Felix The Reaper should launch on October 17.

The Fisherman: Fishing Planet

The gold standard for fishing games is now available in a complete version with no microtransactions. Experience all the fun of the sport and hone your skills in single-player or multiplayer mode.

The Fisherman: Fishing Planet should launch on October 15, priced at $40.

Catch that salmon

The Fisherman: Fishing Planet

No more microtransactions

Preorder to receive the Predator Boat Pack, which includes the BattleTaurus motorboat and a selection of camouflage gear, and the Trophy Catch Pack with a collection of incredible rods and reels for catching trophies.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

The new Plants vs. Zombies game is probably the worst-kept secret in gaming. Everyone who played the multiplayer test leaked its existence weeks ago, and we even saw a trailer. While everyone expected the game to launch later this year, it's leaving early access next week.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville should launch on October 18, starting at $40. The game runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.

Kill all zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

You can also take on plants

Unearth almost two dozen fully customizable character classes at launch in one social region, three free-roam regions, one co-op mode, six competitive modes, and more.

Return of the Obra Dinn

In 1807, the Obra Dinn drifts into the port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, finds means to board the ship, and prepares an assessment of damages. However, it turns out to be much more than a simple case.

Return of the Obra Dinn should launch on October 18.

Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands

Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands is an open world, exploration, and farming adventure full of quests and discovery! You're ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago and it's up to you to escape.

Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands should launch on October 17, priced at $25. Those who preorder can get it for $21.50.

Mysterious islands

Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands

Gather your crew

After being shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago, you'll have to fight off dangerous foes, gather your scattered crew and set up a farm to feed everyone stranded as you build up your camp.

These are the biggest games launching soon, and many of them seem like absolutely thrilling experiences. Be sure to check out Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Return of the Obra Dinn because they appear to be the most unique games out of the lot. Which titles are you interested in? Let us know.

Other experiences like Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Collector's Pack, Driven Out, Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, The Jackbox Party Pack 6, Kine, Megaquarium, Pig Eat Ball, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition, Samurai Shodown: Basara, The Sims 4: Realm of Magic, Sole, Stela, and Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, should also release next week. If you're looking for a break between those heavy-hitters, be sure to check out these games because they're a lot of fun.

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