Death’s Door (XBO/XSX) | $16 | Microsoft Store
This isometric hack-and-slash dungeon crawler is absolutely a GOTY contender for me. Death’s Door was released right as I had finished up getting the true ending of Hades and what a lovely transition going to this game was. Still got that same perspective and game feel, but now adding environmental puzzles and a big world to explore. If you grew up with any of the top-down Zelda games or perhaps really dug the remake of Link’s Awakening, don’t sleep on this indie hit. You also play as this adorable little crow who carries around a glowing sword, so in many ways, it’s better than any Zelda game. Xbox players can have it for $16 right now digitally.