Space exploration, bridge jumping, cricket, and genre mashups… just your average day on the Xbox Games Store.
New to download on the Xbox One today is Astroneer, a four-player space exploration game that asks players to risk their lives on a harsh planet. However, all the strife and turmoil might be worth it if you can strike it rich in a 25th century gold rush. Also available to download for the Xbox One today is Bridge Constructor Stunts, a game that combines bridge building with wild stunts. Engineer that ramp and then fly over it in a school bus.
A slightly more earthbound new release for today is Don Bradman Cricket 17. Available to download for the Xbox One, Don Bradman Cricket 17 is the only cricket simulation you’ll ever need… now with a completely revamped control system with “the best batting, bowling, and fielding experience.”
Finally this week, Steel Rain X mashes up strategy games, RPGs, and shoot ’em ups into a single game.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break.
Xbox One Games
Game Preview… Astroneer ($19.99)
Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich. On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases. Reshape and shape terrain as though it were made of Play-Doh. Explore procedurally generated planets that can entirely deformed and traversed. Build a spaceship and travel to new planets and moons. Snap together components and objects to create custom vehicles and modules.
Bridge Constructor Stunts ($9.99)
The successful Bridge Constructor series – with over 50 million players worldwide – treads new paths with Bridge Constructor Stunts! Stuntman and engineer in one? No problem with Bridge Constructor Stunts! Build imposing ramps and loops to reach your goal in the diverse stages. But building structures alone isn’t enough this time: you sit behind the wheel of the vehicles yourself and have to maneuver them skillfully to the goal. Collect stars, complete daredevil jumps, flips and spectacular stunts, leaving behind a trail of destruction across the entire level to beat the high score. But you can only do all that with perfectly constructed bridges and ramps.
Don Bradman Cricket 17 ($59.99)
Don Bradman Cricket 17 brings a new revolutionary control system delivering the best batting, bowling, and fielding experience by providing you an even greater level of variety and precision of play. Bat like a pro with the new Helicopter, Reverse Sweep and Scoop shot. Stump your opponent by mixing up your fast deliveries with Leg-cutters, Off-cutters, Cross-seam or go with spin deliveries including Doosra or Flipper. Enhanced fielding, it now includes Slides and Tap Backs inside the boundaries, plus Relay Throws. Deep Career Mode that gives you the choice between a seasoned pro or a rookie just starting out in club cricket, Captain your International team to the top of the World Rankings.
Steel Rain X ($9.99)
Steel Rain X is a truly novel mix of strategy, RPG, and frantic action, with a modern, high velocity shmup core at its center. You get to control two wings you can tactically arrange in different formations and firemodes, as you fight your way through an impressive variety of overwhelmingly huge enemy fleets. Liberate planets, build colonies, research new technologies, and learn new active and passive skills. Construct buildings, and research new combat technologies and skills. Wisely craft items, and play through missions to gather the experience points and cash needed for even more exotic and powerful upgrades. Never forget to install your shiny new upgrades, construct cunning drone pets, and buy new wings; make your strikes deadlier than ever! Instantly switch through three different wing formations, and combine them with six fully customizable firemodes, in order to develop your very own sets of special tactics and strategies for each and every situation.