New Xbox games — September 26th to October 2nd

Sean Carey - September 25th 2022

A total of 22 new Xbox games release next week, including FIFA 23, Grounded, Let's Build a Zoo, Despot's Game, and Paw Patrol: Grand Prix.

It's a busy one next week, with 22 new Xbox games releasing. FIFA 23 is arguably the most notable game, which lands on Xbox on September 30th, and we also have the full release of Grounded on September 27th. Xbox Game Pass is also getting some new additions: Moonscars, Let's Build a Zoo, Paw Patrol: Grand Prix, and the delayed Despot's Game all join the service next week.

From this page, you can view a game's achievement list if it's been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here's a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you're planning on picking up in the comments!

September 27th

Grounded — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Can you trust your own mind? Immerse yourself in a psychological thriller of a new kind, playing with the limits between reality and fantasy. Freely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s universe.

Hokko Life — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Hokko Life is a cosy, creativity filled community sim game.

Step off the train into the town of Hokko and get settled into your new home!

This quiet village needs your help to turn it into the charming rural town everyone loves. With hammer and paints in hand it's up to you to design, build and decorate homes for all of your new friends!

Moonscars — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Push the limits of your combat skills, and master new abilities to progress through an unforgiving nonlinear 2D world. Face off against the relentless darkness that seeks to destroy you. In Moonscars, every death is a lesson learnt—and as you overcome each challenge, new truths will be revealed.

World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Preorder and receive the exclusive preorder bonus: Sammy Swindell! Race as this World of Outlaws Champion in World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing!

The Official Game of The World of Outlaws, built in collaboration with iRacing! Race in both the premier World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series, as well as 4 additional DIRTcar classes across 13 real-world tracks.

Upgrade your cars, build your team, and expand your facilities to stay competitive with the best of the best on your way to becoming a World of Outlaws Champion in Career Mode! Then, prove you're Outlaw Tough when you take on up to 25 other racers in Online Multiplayer!

With over 40 total tracks to race, there's something for every dirt racing fan!

September 28th

One Hell of a Ride — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Action-packed, arcade and explosive racing game — this is the best description for One Hell of a Ride. Are there any better candidates to fill the boots of such memorable titles, as Carm… ahem… Twiste… ahem… Well, you know these games without any hints from us. The point is, One Hell of a Ride will give you the same old feeling like other arcade racing games from the past used to. We should have called it Heavy Metal Racing, frankly speaking.

One Hell of a Ride includes one hell of a heavy metal soundtrack, cars with mounted rocket launchers and nitro boosters, the option to smash, crash and destruct your enemies on your way to the finish line! Retro graphics, affordable price and magnificent explosions on the death-ridden tracks — you know you want it!

Tip Top: Don't fall! — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Tip Top is an arcade style climbing game with procedurally generated routes that never repeat themselves!

It features a gripping single player campaign that has you exploring all corners of the globe while making sure not to fall to your (perma)death.

September 29th

C.A.R.L. — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A mysterious factory outfitted with spiky ceilings, hidden passages, and deadly cogs… that’s a lot for the average robot, but not for C.A.R.L.! Help him uncover the sinister secrets of Kent Industries in this 2D puzzle adventure filled to the brim with funky tunes and retro platformer goodness.

Despot's Game — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Let's Build a Zoo — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Experience Springloaded's Zoo management sim Let's Build A Zoo, alongside the newest DLC, Let's Build A Zoo: Dinosaur Island!

It's time to build a zoo! Let out your wild side, and create your own animal empire with this cute, expansive management sim. Import and breed rare creatures, hire the right staff, keep your visitors happy, and deal with plenty of weird and wonderful events. Then try your hand at DNA Splicing, and stitch together over 300,000 different types of animal, ranging from the majestic Giraffephant to the peaceful PandOwl!

Build your own zoo with over 500 different animals at your disposal, then splice together over 300,000 different animal combinations

Keep your animals and your visitors happy, with hundreds of buildings, foliage, path and enclosure decorations

Hire the perfect employees to deal with a variety of life events

Control everything that happens in your park, from what your animals eat to what eats your animals...

Decide whether you want to run your Zoo above board... or break the law and pocket the extra cash

Let's Build a Zoo lets you import a variety of animals from other Zoos around the world! Breed your animals and start families to expand your wildlife and fill your enclosures. But if that doesn't suit you... you could just create animals instead! With DNA splicing at your finger tips, you have the power to bind together over 300,000 different types of animal, creating monstrosities and oddities as you go! Ever wondered what a ChicKaka would look like? Now you can find out!

Let's Build A Zoo: Dinosaur Island:

Escape to a brand new DINOSAUR ISLAND and discover a world of prehistoric beasts. Start a brand new zoo complete with terrifying (and adorable!) creatures, brand new themed shops and a whole host of new decorations to give your guests the ultimate dinosaur experience!

A Whole New Campaign!

Your adventures on this unexplored Dinosaur Island will be full of brand new quests, moral choices and news articles. Build a successful Zoo in this lush, fresh setting, and make meaningful choices to shape it!

50+ New Animals
With incredible fossil discoveries, over 50 new dinosaur species are now ready for you to adopt and showcase to your visitors! From Velociraptors to Sabertooths, so many favourites are available to take in, care for and splice with others! By adding dinosaurs to your zoo, you will have the ability to create more than 10 million animal variants in the sandbox mode - are you ready to make the world's first Capysaurus or Donkey-Ceratops!?

7 New Enclosure Types
Learn all about your new charges and build environments perfect for their needs, from dense, lush forests to craggy volcanic peaks. If you'd rather your guests could get up close and personal there are brand new all-glass panels, as well as natural brush fencing!

Over 110 New Shops and Decorations
Let your guests step into a brand new world with new themed shops, decorations, signs and pathways to bring this new breed of zoo to life! Take inspiration from your new critters and show off their wild environments throughout your zoo, from rocky paths and active volcanos to giant trees and dino-egg food shops!

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Embark on a journey to a realm overrun by demons in a new epic RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Explore the nature of good and evil, learn the true cost of power, and rise as a Mythic Hero capable of deeds beyond mortal expectations.

Weedcraft Inc — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Weedcraft Inc explores the business of producing, breeding and selling weed in America, delving deep into the financial, political and cultural aspects of the country's complex relationship with this troublesome and promising plant.

Would-be marijuana moguls will need to prioritize resources carefully as they manage the production and distribution of their weed. Cultivate killer plants, cross-breed them to create unique strains of the devil’s lettuce, hire and manage a growing staff, and be prepared to take on the competition. As in real life, the business of bud presents plenty of opportunity along with a plethora of problems. Decide when and where to take on extra risk to maximize profit, but be careful, the cops and politicians are all working their own angles.

An important, controversial topic presented in an insightful and detailed manner, Weedcraft Inc presents a challenge to those who would rule the reefer, offering a series of diverse scenarios and unique characters to work with (or around) as your budding empire grows. Whether you choose to hobnob with politicians, pay off the police, fight for medical marijuana rights or work the legal system, it’s all in the name of the sticky icky and your cutthroat corporate profits.

Work from Home — Xbox Series X|S

“Work from Home” is a co-op party game for 1 to 4 players.
Players act as workers who slack off behind their boss and pretend to work when their boss is around.
Appropriate allocation of "slacking" and "pretending to work" is the workplace survival rule in "Work from Home".
Use all the things you can reach in the workplace to slack off and have fun with colleagues.
Enjoy your time, with pay!
September 30th

Airoheart — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Airoheart is a top-down action-adventure RPG inspired by the classics. Embark on an epic journey to save the world from evil and test the strength of your heart in this emotional tale of betrayal, tragedy and redemption. 

Blade Assault — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Bunny Park — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Manage your own bunny park! Give snacks and toys to your bunnies. Improve and decorate your park to increase its popularity and collect all the bunnies!

FIFA 23 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 brings The World’s Game to the pitch, with both men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup™ tournaments coming to the game during the season, the addition of women’s club teams, cross-play features**, and new ways to play your favourite modes.

PAW Patrol: Grand Prix — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

No track is too big, no racer too small!

The PAW Patrol are on their fastest mission yet – To win the Pup Cup! Race around iconic locations including Adventure Bay, Jake’s Snowboarding Resort and The Jungle in this 4-player-championship to find out who will be crowned the winner.

Rabio — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


Rabio is a 2D short retro-styled hardcore platformer with skill-based gameplay. Little Rabio discovers the depths of the rabbit hole, full of dangers and trials. Help him pass all the trials!
October 1st

Slaycation Paradise — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Are you tired of the same boring old vacations? Then boy have we got the tonic for you! Slaycation Paradise offers the ultimate in multi-dimensional apocalyptic tours. Slay away your worries with Twin-Stick action mixed with Tower Defence as you visit the end-of-world scenarios of your dreams!