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Welcome to Xbox Empire 2.0! Originally called Republic of Xbox and ran by Shikamaru317 before passing it over to me at 9,970 posts. This thread, similar to Playstation Nation V4 and NintenDominion will serve as a general thread to discuss all things Xbox and is a successor to the original Xbox Empire ran by Jaywood2010.


Thread Contents

Post 1 - News and Console Exclusive Games.

Post 2 - Complete Release Schedule.

Post 3 - Community P1; Gamertags, Xbox Clubs and Partner Threads.

Post 4 - Community P2; User Reviews.


Xbox Game Pass: Dead Rising 3, Limbo, DiRT Rally and More Available August 1

Grow Your Game Library with August’s Games with Gold

Halo 5 to Receive 4K Update, 360 Era Halo Titles Hitting B/C, Halo Wars 2 Update Schedule

The Xbox E3 2017 Briefing: Everything You Need to Know

Introducing the World’s Most Powerful Console: Xbox One X

E3 2017: Welcome to Adventure with Super Lucky’s Tale

E3 2017: Feeling the Weight of Xbox One X in Forza Motorsport 7

E3 2017: Set Sail on A Pirate Adventure Like No Other in Sea of Thieves

E3 2017: Crackdown 3 Brings the Boom with Terry Crews and First Look at Campaign

E3 2017: How Will You Survive? The World Premiere of State of Decay 2 Gameplay Shows a Way

About: Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e., traditional hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful supermoves and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay back your debt to the devil!

Release Date: September 28th, 2017.

Trailers: E3 2017 | E3 2015 | E3 2014

About: The best-selling racing franchise of this console generation returns with Forza Motorsport 7. Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limits with the most comprehensive automotive game ever made. Drivers will experience gorgeous true 4K graphics at 60 fps and true resolution in HDR within 30 famous environments, with race conditions that change each time you return to the track. Whether you’re a new player or a pro, collect over 700 Forzavista cars, including the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS cover car and the largest assortment of Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis ever.

Release Date: October 3rd, 2017.

Trailers: E3 2017

About: Starring Terry Crews as Commander Jaxon, Crackdown 3 brings the boom with its worldwide campaign gameplay reveal, where players will stop crime as a superpowered Agent in a sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Developed by Microsoft Studios in collaboration with Sumo Digital and Reagent Games, Crackdown 3 delivers four-person campaign co-op, as well as an all-new multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon, powered by the Microsoft Cloud.

Release Date: November 7th, 2017.

Trailers: E3 2017 | First Look | E3 2014

About: Developed by Playful Corp., Super Lucky’s Tale is a delightful, playground platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic and lovable hero, on his quest to find his inner strength and help his sister rescue the Book of Ages. Along the way, encounter a hilarious supporting cast of friends and adversaries.

Release Date: November 7th, 2017.

Trailers: E3 2017

About: Developed by Rare, the legendary creators of Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie, Sea of Thieves is an immersive, shared-world adventure game filled with pirates, unexpected dangers and loot for the taking. Explore, fight and live the pirate life together in a unique co-op experience that combines the thrill of adventuring together with friends with the unpredictability of a shared ocean and its threats, both from other players and the world itself.

Release Date: Early 2018

Trailers: E3 2017 | Gameplay Reveal | Announcement

About: State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy game, where you build a lasting community in an open world filled with hostile zombies, human enemies and the valuable gear necessary to keep your community alive. Play solo or invite up to three friends in multiplayer co-op to overcome challenges and survive as a group while defining your own unique story. Your choices shape the identity of your community, ensuring that no two stories are alike — and remember, once you lose a survivor, they’re gone forever thanks to the return of permadeath in State of Decay 2.

Release Date: Spring 2018

Trailers: E3 2017 | Announcement 

About: From the creators of the multi-award-winning Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure to discover the mysteries beyond the forest of Nibel, uncover the hidden truths of those lost and unravel Ori’s true destiny.

Release Date: TBA

Trailers: E3 2017

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Games Will Be Replaced With "This Week on Xbox" Posts When Available; All US Dates; Exact Release Dates Only

January February March
09 – 15 01 – 05 06 – 12
16 – 22 06 – 12 13 – 19
23 – 29 13 – 19 20 – 26
30 – 31 20 – 26 27 – 31
  27 – 28  

April May June
3 – 9 1 – 7 1 – 4
10 – 16 8 – 14 5 – 11
17 – 23 15 – 21 19 – 25
24 – 30 22 – 28 26 – 30
  29 – 31  

July August September
10 – 16 1 – 6 Songbringer - 1st
17 – 23 7 – 13 Don't Knock Twice - 5th
24 – 30 Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - 15th Destiny 2 - 6th
  Agents of Mayhem - 15th Morphite - 7th
  Sonic Mania - 15th Bloody Zombies - 12th
  Observer - 15th PES 2018 - 14th
  Thumper - 18th Baja: Edge of Control HD - 14th
  GOTG: The Telltale Series Ep 3 - 22nd Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite - 19th
  The Escapists 2 - 22nd NBA 2K18 - 19th
  SwapQuest - 22nd Project CARS 2 - 22nd
  ChromaGun - 23rd Ink - 22nd
  Rivals of Aether - 23rd Raiders of the Broken Planet - 22nd
  Bleed - 24th Cuphead - 29th

Madden 18 - 25th Fifa 18 - 29th
  F1 2017 - 25th  
  Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder - 29th  
  Hello Neighbor - 29th  
  ARK: Survival Evolved - 29th  
  Dead Alliance - 29th  
  Pillars of Eternity - 29th  
  Killing Floor 2 - 29th  
  Resident Evil Revelations - 29th  
  The Metronomicon - 30th  
  X-Morph Defense - 30th  
  Life is Strange: Before the Storm - 31st  

October November December
Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 3rd Call of Duty: WWII - 3rd Hello Neighbor - 8th
Forza Motorsport 7 - 3rd Super Lucky's Tale - 7th  
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - 3rd Need For Speed Payback - 10th  
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game - 6th LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - 14th  
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 10th The Sims 4 - 17th  
RAID: World War II - 10th Star Wars Battlefront II - 17th  
The Evil Within 2 - 13th Black Mirror - 28th  
South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 17th    
Elex - 17th    
WWE 2K18 - 17th    
Rogue Trooper Redux - 17th    
Just Dance 2018 - 24th    
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - 27th    
Assassin's Creed Origins - 27th    
Beast Quest - 31st    

Full Release Schedule (All Games)




This will mostly be a fun experience where users can submit their reviews for any Xbox game whether you just want to post a review for fun and want feedback or you are a serious reviewer and want to show the thread your reviews or help fellow XBE Members decide on a game purchase.


- Minimum of 300 Words.

- Recommended to stay below 1,200 Words.

- Reviews can be posted for any game, no matter the age, as long as they are available on a Xbox System.

Most Recent Review - Sonic Mania By Shikamaru317

Mania, in a word, is superb. Rather you're an old Sonic fan like me or a newcomer that has never played a Sonic game before, I can't recommend Sonic Mania enough. The game is nearly perfect, with the exception of some overly long and gimmicky boss fights and a difficulty curve that's a tad too steep for my tastes. 

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User Total Reviews
Shikamaru317 9
Barozi 2
AsGryffynn 1
Wright 1

Review Archive

Shikamaru317 Barozi AsGryffynn Wright
Sonic Mania Assassin's Creed Chronicles Fallout 4 The Evil Within
Dead By Daylight Call of Duty Black Ops III    
Final Fantasy XV      
Dishonored 2 Mini-Review      
Titanfall 2 Mini-Review      
Battlefield 1 Mini-Review      
Mafia 3 Mini-Review      
ReCore Review      
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review      

Yay new thread!


Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

i like the new name, Republic of Xbox sounds really good!

also reserved!

Love the name. Great start to the thread!

Hey guys, good luck with the new thread and that we have a great time together

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Alright time for a new beginning