We all have been there as an Xbox owner. You are sitting in front of your TV, trying to figure out what to play and some awesome AAA title is calling your name.
You click download and then you watch the download bar tick up at a snail’s pace. Thankfully, our friends over at the Xbox On YouTube channel compiled a nice list of 10 Super Quick To Download Games for Xbox Series S. All of these games are available to download right away on Xbox Game Pass. You will also notice that these Xbox Series S games are all under 1GB.
If you don’t have time to watch the full video, we summarized the games listed below.
1. Yes, Your Grace
- Publisher: No More Robots
- Initial release date: March 6, 2020
- 896 MB
Summary: A role-playing strategy game in which you have to make decisions to manage a kingdom run down by poverty. You will be playing King Eryk of Davern and manage your kingdom. Listen to your subjects and decide who needs the most support. Aid family with their personal problems and decide their fate. Hire powerful generals, hunters, and witches to do your bidding. How will the story unfold? Well, that’s up to you. The load times are incredibly fast on the Series S and allow you to make decisions quickly.
2. The Touryst
- Publisher: Shin’en Multimedia
- Initial release date: November 21, 2019
- 548 MB
- 120 FPS Framerate
Summary: The Touryst is an action-adventure puzzle game with a nice score of 79% of Metacritic. You can really lose yourself and feel like you are on vacation in this topical paradise of a world. On Xbox Series S, you can see those waves roll through and almost feel like you are really on a vacation. Wandering around the island, meet the locals and other tourists. Basically, just have a nice time and pretend you are truly on a vacation.
3. Dead Cells
- Publisher: Motion Twin
- Initial release date: May 10, 2017
- 1 GB
Summary: Dead Cells is a roguelike hack and slash platformer similar to the Metroidvania type of games. The game employes a gorgeous pixel art style and will satisfy any player who gets enjoyment out of roguelike games. Die to random spike traps, decapitation or a boss that you just thought you understood until he sent you out of this life. Similar to Hades, you can just brush yourself off after dying and try again with new skills and equipment. There are 100’s of hours of replayability in Dead Cells.
4. Slay the Spire
- Publisher: Mega Crit Games
- Initial release date: November 14, 2017
- 569 MB
Summary: Speaking of roguelikes, Slay the Spire is another low-memory game that made the list. Slay the Spire is a more traditional turn Based RPG roguelike, where you have time to make decisions. Battles are turn-based card battles as you go up in the spire and fight a variety of enemies and bosses. The game get’s tougher as you go higher up in the spire. Every time you win a battle, you get new cards to help you during the adventure.
- Publisher: Toby Fox
- Initial release date: September 15, 2015
- 275 MB
Summary: Undertale is 2D turn-based RPG where you play a child who has fallen into the underground. In this Alice in Wonderland-inspired trippy adventure, you will engage in a bullet hell style combat system where you have to dodge a lot of incoming dangers. The file size of Undertale is so small that you can download it 335 times and that might equal one download of a warzone. The game is kind of hard to put in words so we recommend you just watch the video review below explaining it. Each run can be totally different depending on the decisions you made.
- Publisher: Devolver Digital
- Initial release date: July 23, 2020
- 373 MB
Summary: Ever had the fantasy of being a grotesque monster that destroys humanity? Well, Carrion is the game for you. In this side-scrolling action game, you will be playing as a death blob that simply put causes, death. The control system is pretty advanced and gives you full control of all the tentacles. The game looks satisfying and may induce nightmares.
7. The Messenger
- Publisher: Devolver Digital
- Initial release date: June 25, 2020
- 1 GB
Summary: The messenger is another action platformer developed by Devolver Digital and invokes a sense of nostalgia from the early days of platform gaming. You will be playing as a Ninja on a mission to get a scroll into the hands of its owner. There is a nice little upgrade system and challenging levels to test your ninja skills. With the combat system, you can increase your air time anytime you strike something with a sword.
8. Costume Quest 2
- Publisher: Midnight City, Majesco Entertainment
- Initial release date: October 7, 2014
- 1 GB
Summary: In this offbeat turn-based action RPG, you will take on the identity of one of two twin siblings named Reynold and Wren. Save Halloween by banding together with your friends and putting on your super-powered costumes.
9. Killer Black Queen
- Publisher: Liquid Bit, LLC, BumbleBear Games
- Initial release date: October 11, 2019
- 924 MB
Summary: The killer black queen is a combination of joust and captures the flag combining team strategy with frantic arcade action. You will do battle to either slay the opposing teams’ queen, gather berries, or ride a snail across the finish line. Sounds odd right? Well, don’t knock it until you try it.
10. Narita Boy
- Publisher: Team17
- Initial release date: 2021
- 1 GB
Summary: This new side-scrolling action-adventure platformer tells the story of Narita Boy, as they work to save the Digital Kingdom from the stallions. You will do battle in an 80’s inspired world where the creator of a hit video game has been sucked into the game he created. The gameplay is smooth with incredible-looking hand-drawn animations.
We hope you enjoyed the list and saved some space on your Xbox Series S!