Best Xbox Series X and S games of 2021 at Walmart
Best Xbox Series X and S games of 2021 at Walmart
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Best Xbox Series X|S Games

The new games keep on rolling in for Microsoft’s newest gaming consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. (Still hunting for a console? Bookmark these pages and check back for resupplies!) If you or someone in your family has the Series X or S and needs help deciding which hot new titles to add to your collection, we’ve rounded up the best Xbox games available now or arriving before the end of 2021. From Far Cry 6 to Battlefield 2042, there’s something for everyone.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human for Xbox

Action and Adventure Games

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Six years after the release of the original survival-horror title, a thrilling sequel arrives on December 7 in all its zombie-slaying glory. In this installment, you’re a Wanderer who must use parkour skills and crafted weapons to survive a vast open world that’s crawling with the undead.

Far Cry 6 for Xbox

Action and Adventure Games

Far Cry 6

The latest Far Cry game, which launches October 7, is loaded with star power. Its story centres on “El Presidente” Antón Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame), who is teaching his son Diego (Anthony Gonzalez from Disney Pixar’s Coco) how to become the next leader of Yara, a fictional Caribbean island.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Xbox

Action and Adventure Games

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

All your favourite Guardians—Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Drax—return in this hilarious action-adventure game coming to Xbox on October 26. This time the main villain is Lady Hellbender, a ruthless leader and galactic game hunter looking for her next cosmic monster trophy.

Lost Judgment for Xbox

Action and Adventure Games

Lost Judgment

SEGA’s crime-fighting series is heading back to the courtroom on September 24 with another murder case to solve. You once again become detective Takayuki Yagami and must investigate the streets of Tokyo and Yokohama (plus use your martial arts skills!) in pursuit of the truth.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for Xbox

Action and Adventure Games

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Play through all nine Star Wars saga films with the fun graphics and whimsical humour for which the LEGO video game series is famous. The game, which will hopefully launch before the end of the year, features space battles (hello, Millennium Falcon!), high-speed podracing and fan-favourite planets to explore including Tatooine, Naboo and Dagobah.

Battlefield 2042 for Xbox

Multiplayer Games

Battlefield 2042

EA’s Battlefield 2042 is all about epic-scale warfare with 128-player team battles on Xbox Series X|S. This entry in the long-running series arrives on October 22 and takes you to the near future to experience intense conflicts with real-time destruction on a grand scale. For the first time ever, massive tornadoes tear through the maps.

Back 4 Blood for Xbox

Multiplayer Games

Back 4 Blood

From the creators of Left 4 Dead comes a new four-player co-op zombie shooter landing on Xbox consoles on October 12. As a member of the elite zombie-hunting squad known as the “Cleaners,” you and up to three friends embark on dangerous campaigns to rid areas of the Ridden undead horde.

Aliens Fireteam Elite for Xbox

Multiplayer Games

Aliens Fireteam Elite

Taking place 23 years after the original Alien trilogy, Fireteam Elite has you and up to two friends face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorphs and Weyland-Yutani androids. Following its release on August 24, you’ll be able to create and customize your own Colonial Marine, including their class, weapons and gears, then battle through four campaigns set in the Alien universe.

Outriders for Xbox

Multiplayer Games


This three-player co-op shooter from the makers of Gears of War is set in an original dark sci-fi universe where humans have started to gain supernatural powers. Choose from four character classes, each with different abilities, like the fire-wielding Pyromancer and the time-bending Trickster.

MLB the Show 21 for Xbox

Sports and Racing Games

MLB the Show 21

Sony’s annual baseball game has hit Xbox consoles for the first time this year, complete with next-gen visual and performance upgrades for the fastest, best-looking entry to date. This game is perfect for casual baseball fans looking for a quick game or hardcore veterans craving to play through entire seasons.

NBA 2K22 for Xbox

Sports and Racing Games

NBA 2K22

2K Game’s highly acclaimed basketball series tips off on September 10 with exciting new features like expanded seasons offering more content and new rewards, plus a groundbreaking new MyCareer narrative experience where you journey all the way to the pros.

FIFA 22 for Xbox

Sports and Racing Games


FIFA is stepping up its game on October 1 with new HyperMotion technology that dramatically improves player physics and fluidity for the most immersive experience yet. EA has also revamped its Career Mode with more ways to customize your club, stadiums and player kits.

Forza Horizon 5 for Xbox

Sports and Racing Games

Forza Horizon 5

The latest entry in Microsoft’s Forza Horizon series, which launches on November 5, takes you to Mexico and features the largest and most diverse open world yet. In addition to the lengthy Horizon story mode, the game introduces an all-new Battle Royale mode and an Expedition creator mode where you can design your own races.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition for Xbox

Role-Playing Games

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

This three-pack combo bundles together the critically acclaimed trilogy from BioWare and includes Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3. The games feature numerous technical enhancements including graphics that are remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD TVs.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for Xbox

Role-Playing Games

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed’s arrival on Series X takes you straight to 873 A.D. to experience the Viking expansion to England. Fans will feel right at home with the game’s huge open world, deep RPG systems and arsenal of weapons including greatswords, flails and your signature hidden blade.

Scarlet Nexus for Xbox

Role-Playing Games

Scarlet Nexus

Anime fans will love this game’s stylized graphics and even flashier combat with full-screen special effects. You play as Yuito Sumeragi, a recruit to the OSF (Other Suppression Force), tasked with ridding the Earth of deranged mutants known as—you guessed it—the Other.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for Xbox

Role-Playing Games

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…

Square Enix’s highly acclaimed action RPG returns in this enhanced Xbox version, which features beautifully updated visuals, fully voiced dialogue, newly illustrated characters from famed designer Akihiko Yoshida and both new and rearranged music from the game’s original composer.

Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox

Role-Playing Games

Cyberpunk 2077

Starring Keanu Reeves, who plays Johnny Silverhand, this futuristic cyberpunk game has you exploring the huge open world of Night City. Play the way you want with three unique life paths to choose from: Street Kid, Nomad or Corpo—each offering a dramatically different story.

It Takes Two for Xbox

Indie Games

It Takes Two

Grab your “player two” for this hilarious co-op adventure from the creators of A Way Out. You and your partner will have a blast hopping through gaming genres: One minute you could be bobsledding through a 3D winter wonderland and the next you might be shooting at sentient trees.

Little Nightmares 2 for Xbox

Indie Games

Little Nightmares 2

The smash-hit horror series returns with another captivating story set in a bleak world distorted by an evil transmission. If you have a gamer in the house who enjoys eerie, atmospheric puzzle-platformers like Inside or Limbo, this game could be their next adventure.