Ratings Boards #3: More games coming to Xbox One

Round 2 of my compilation of newest games rated by PEGI (EU), USK (Germany) and ESRB (US)



“Exploration, Sacrifice, and the Serenity of Desolation

Trapped in an ancient, half-submerged city and desperate for supplies, you must explore the flooded streets in your simple fishing boat, and scale the ruined buildings that hold the promise of salvation.

With gorgeous visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4 and music by BAFTA Award-Winner Jeff Van Dyck, Submerged will drag you under.”

Submerged is an interesting game with a cool premise, I hope it lives up to its potential.

  • Developer/Publisher: Uppercut Games
  • Rated: USK
  • Visit: Website – Twitter

The Deer God


“The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. Feast your eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night system, and vast landscapes. Become one of the most beautiful animals on planet earth. 


One of those games that sounds crazy but crazy enough to work!

  • Developer/Publisher: Crescent Moon Games
  • Rated: PEGI/USK
  • Visit: Website – Steam page

Dont Starve Giant Edition


“Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. 
You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. 

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.”

Klei’s last Xbox game was Mark of the Ninja for Xbox Live Arcade, good to see them back on Xbox and Don’t Starve is a very well-regarded game.

  • Developer/Publisher: Klei Entertainment
  • Rated: USK
  • Visit: Website – Steam page

Guns, Gore and Cannoli


“Welcome to Thugtown circa 1920, the height of Prohibition. 
Prepare yourself for a non-stop, action-packed, completely over-the-top, fast-pased, platform game. Set against the gangster heyday of the roaring twenties. Lose yourself in an exciting, elaborate tale of the underground and underworld. Experience friendship, betrayal, vengeance, and witness first hand the rise and fall of a criminal mastermind. 
This is survival horror, wiseguy style… Capiche?”

Sounds cheesy and looks great, I have had my eye on this one for a while.

  • Developer/Publisher: Crazy Monkey Studios/Claeys Brothers
  • Rated: PEGI
  • Visit: Website – Steam page

The Fall


The Fall is a unique combination of adventure-game puzzle solving, and side-scroller action, all set within a dark and atmospheric story. Exploration will be paramount to surviving your adventure. Utilize ARID’s flashlight to uncover a myriad of interactive objects. If what you uncover is hostile, switch on your laser sight and kick some metal!

Get ready for a disturbing journey as you fight, explore, and think your way forward, expanding ARID’s world, in spite of her protocols.”

Looks a lot like The Swapper, I liked the The Swapper, sounds great!

  • Developer/Publisher: Over The Moon Games
  • Rated: PEGI
  • Visit: Website – Steam page

Squid Hero for Kinect


“As the titular Squid Hero, players travel across the world, using the power of Kinect to smash thousands of encroaching chunks of ice. The game challenges the players’ accuracy and dexterity in turbo-speed races, rhythm sections and saving hapless critters, culminating in epic giant robot boss fights.”

A co-op (or single player) Kinect game, looks fun

  • Developer/Publisher: Virtual Air Guitar Company
  • Rated: PEGI
  • Visit: Website – Twitter

Octodad: Dadliest Catch


“Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad’s existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family. 

In this sequel to the splash hit Octodad, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?”

Octodad looks like silly fun which is good!

Awesomenauts Assemble


“The year is 3587. Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic supremacy, they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! 

Awesomenauts is a MOBA fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer. Head out to the online battlefields together with your friends as an online party or in local splitscreen, and never worry about having to wait for an online match because of drop-in matchmaking! 

Devise strategies as you upgrade and customize each character’s skills to suit your playing style.”

Tembo The Badass Elephant


“Aided by his faithful avian companion Picolo, it’s up to TEMBO to jump, smash, punch, swing,  and butt stomp his way through the PHANTOM hordes as he aims to bring about the end of their tyrannical onslaught. Featuring 17 cleverly designed 2D side-scrolling levels, a whole host of deadly enemies and a unique comic book style art, TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT is the heaviest action adventure of the year…weighing in at about seven and a half tons of fun.”

A non-Pokemon game from Game Freak which looks very and different to what they’ve done before

  • Developer/Publisher: Game Freak/Sega
  • Rated: PEGI
  • Visit: Website

Magic Duels: Origin


“Magic Duels is the best way to start playing Magic, offering endless free gameplay, regular content updates, unlockable cards, and many exciting multiplayer modes—including the return of Two-Headed Giant! Available starting July 2015.

Play the world’s best strategy game free on your favorite digital platform. Arm yourself with a deck of dazzling spells and fearsome creatures, then win battles and unlock even more powerful cards to add to your collection.

Challenge some of the brightest minds in the world of Magic. Take on friends, online opponents, and thousands of AI foes.

Explore Magic’s all-new Origins campaign and walk in the footsteps of five iconic Planeswalkers as you uncover their never-before-told stories.”

  • Developer/Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Rated: PEGI
  • Visit: Website – Steam page

Lichdom Battlemage


“Lichdom: Battlemage is a first-person caster that gives the Mage the spotlight in a way never before seen in games. With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill and strategy. You must carefully craft a vast array of spells and learn to cast them in the heat of combat. 

You are your spells! The Lichdom: Battlemage spell crafting system offers an enormous range of customization. Every Mage is the product of crafted magic that reflects the individual’s play style. Whether you prefer to target your foes from a safe distance, wade into combat and unleash your power at point-blank range, or pit your enemies against each other, endless spell customization lets you become the Mage you want to be.”