The Best Linear Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Blow & Fly added at rank #3.
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Lacuna (2021)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox One PC Windows

A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.


  • multiple-endings
  • noir
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • cyberpunk
  • text
  • thriller
  • linear
  • detective
  • narration
  • fiction
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • crime
  • pixel

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Wind Peaks (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X

What Happens in Wind Peaks?Wind Peaks is a searching game, with distinct hand drawn cartoonish visuals, telling the story of a group of scouts that finds a map that guides them to a magical part of the forest.Game TypeHidden Object / PuzzleGame Features• 10 cartoonish hand made levels• Relaxing forest sounds• A relaxing wholesome experience• Fun and peaceful interactions• Cute casual gameplayGuess the storyIn Wind Peaks the story is told through the hidden objects and by the level set pieces. To progress with it, find every object to revel a cutscene.• No death / violence• No hyper-realism / last-gen graphics• No procedural worlds


  • relaxing
  • linear
  • nature
  • cartoony
  • hidden-object
  • point-and-click
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful
  • cute
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • casual
  • controller-support
  • sci-fi
  • adventured

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Blow & Fly (2022)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

As a blowfish, traverse the world by rolling along the floor and propelling yourself through the air. Avoid the hazards and try to reach a vessel with water, which is vital for your survival.


  • platform
  • 2d
  • cartoony
  • linear
  • puzzle
  • physics
  • hand-drawn
  • funny
  • cute
  • colourful
  • stylized
  • family-friendly
  • controller-support

4

Mastho is Together (2021)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox Series X

In this precision platform game, you'll have to jump and dash to help Mastho avoid obstacles on the way, fulfilling his dream of finding the perfect balance between joy and vitality (he is a sugar-free marshmallow).


  • minimalist
  • platform
  • 2d
  • linear
  • family-friendly
  • abstract
  • atmospheric
  • side-scrolling
  • relaxing
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • instrumental
  • tough-as-nails
  • casual

5

Wife Quest (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X

A retro platform, side-scrolling game with gorgeous pixel art. Help Mia rescue Fernando, her husband, who has been kidnapped by a Dark Elf named Morganna and her pack of Monster Girls.


  • 2d
  • pixel
  • platform
  • magic
  • scroller
  • linear
  • anime
  • cute
  • fantasy
  • colourful
  • relaxing
  • funny
  • side-scrolling
  • adventure

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