Xbox One release roundup for the week of August 8, 2016

While the rest of the gaming community was waiting for No Man's Sky's (not-so-perfect) launch last week, the Xbox One missed out on the sci-fi exploration game. That's not to say that Xbox One gamers were left empty-handed, with the launch of a number of indie titles.

Among this week's highlights was the release of top-down shooter #KILLALLZOMBIES and the Xbox One re-release of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Xbox One owners were also treated to two free titles this week, in the form of Lies Of Astaroth and Ben-Hur.

Here's a full recap of all the Xbox One releases over the past seven days:

Tuesday, August 9

TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron

Price: $49.99 // Publisher: Activision

TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character's unique abilities.

Kingdom: New Lands

Price: $14.99 // Publisher: Raw Fury

Tales spread of far off isles with mysteries waiting to be discovered. Rulers will need all the strength of their subjects to sail away and find new kingdoms in these New Lands. Kingdom: New Lands builds upon the award-winning gameplay and mystery of Kingdom by introducing an abundance of new content to the IGF-nominated title while maintaining the simplicity and depth that legions of monarchs have come to experience and enjoy.


Price: Free to Play // Publisher: AOL

Take the reins of the most exhilarating chariot race in history, as you become Ben-Hur. Inspired by this year's reimagining of the epic film, brave the twists of an ancient Roman arena and battle deadly charioteers for your life and the freedom of your family. In this race… the first to finish is the last to die.

Wednesday, August 10


Price: $11.99 // Publisher: Digerati

In the distant future, #KILLALLZOMBIES thrusts civilians into a sport of survival, where a ravenous zombie population is unleashed in the name of sports entertainment. With the potential of a collective horde of over 1,000 zombies, spectators vote upon how many and what kind of zombies or obstacles they want to uncage to make survival easier or harder for you to accomplish.


Price: $3.99 // Publisher: Kittehface Software

Anode reintroduces the classic falling-block puzzle genre, with new twists and challenges! Link blocks back and forth across each other. Match angled couplers to create chains of multiple colors. Earn items and use them to clear your bin. Play Mission Mode and complete randomly-generated objectives for additional challenge. Post your scores on leaderboards and see how you stack up.

Friday, August 12


Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Projectile Entertainment

Experience a new perspective with Momentum, a physics based platformer. Choose one of many unlockable balls, and then skillfully maneuver it through 3D labyrinths. Race the clock as you rotate labyrinths and use gravity to your advantage. But be careful, because you could easily lose control. Momentum's zen atmosphere contrasts with its challenging gameplay. The soothing soundtrack and detailed environments combine to create a truly unique, relaxing vibe.

Lies Of Astaroth

Price: Free to Play // Publisher: IFree Studio

Lies of Astaroth (LoA) is a free-to-play and highly addictive epic fantasy MMORPG card-battle hybrid! With its simple yet deep battle design, the game has long been championed as the combination of best of both worlds, satisfying both hardcore card game fans for strategy depth and causal players for fantasy RPG gameplay.

Looking forward

New week's lineup is looking rather strong, with a number of highly-anticipated titles hitting the Xbox One. Kicking off the week we see the follow-up to Ubisoft's Grow Home, Grow Up. Other notable launches include the re-release of hit card game UNO and Hitman's fourth episode, set in Bangkok.

This list has been compiled from Xbox Store listings at the end of the week, alongside any other notable releases.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.