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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 - Recent News & Console Exclusive Games.

Post 2 - Complete Release Schedule.

Post 3 - Community IDs & Partner Threads.

Post 4 - User Reviews.

Sea of Thieves Previews

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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: March 20th, 2018.

Trailers: Release Date | 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: 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: Spring 2018

Trailers: E3 2017 | First Look | E3 2014

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
8 – 14 1 – 4 Scribblenauts Showdown - 6th
15 – 21 5 – 11 Devil May Cry HD Collection - 13th
22 – 28 12 – 18 Pure Farming 2018 - 13th
29 – 31 19 – 25 The Raven Remastered - 13th
  De Blob 2 - 27th The Long Reach - 14th
  Immortal Redneck - 27th Surviving Mars - 15th

Darkest Dungeon - 28th Attack on Titan 2 - 20th

Titan Quest - 20th
Sea of Thieves - 20th
Assassin’s Creed Rogue: Remastered - 20th
MX vs ATV All Out - 23rd

A Way Out - 23rd
Far Cry 5 - 27th


April May June
Extinction - 10th Conan Exiles - 8th Onrush - 5th
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption - 25th Dark Souls: Remastered - 25th


July August September


October November December

Full Release Schedule

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Xbox Clubs: VGChartz

Official Topics Only

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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 - Destiny 2 by Jason1637

Campaign: The campaign for Vanilla Destiny was not that great and lots of people were bummed out by the weak campaign and lack of content in the first game. Bungie listened to this criticism and overall they delivered a great campaign in Destiny 2. Not going to spoil anything but the story is that Ghaul and the Red Legion launch an attack on Earth and the guardians are not able to defeat them so a few of them end up escaping. You are one of the few guardians that were not able to escape and you are almost killed because you lose all your powers. Throughout the campaign you must return the light and defeat Ghaul and the Red Legion. 

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User Total Reviews
Shikamaru317 10
Barozi 2
Jason1637 1
AsGryffynn 1
Wright 1

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Titanfall 2 Mini-Review      
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Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 01 January 2018

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