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Ark: Survival Evolved (Stadia) –

Cloud Gardens (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One) –

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (Stadia) –

Lake (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC) –

Bravely Default II (PC) –  – Read review

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PC) –  – Read review

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (PC) –

Puzzling Places (PlayStation VR, Rift) –

Surgeon Simulator 2 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One) –

WRC 10 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Golf Club Wasteland (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

The Medium (PlayStation 5) –  – Read review

Bus Simulator 21 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Encased (PC) –

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4) –  – Read review

Harvest Moon: One World (PC) –

Sonic Colors: Ultimate (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt (PC) –

BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Night In The Woods (iOS) –  – Read review

The Artful Escape (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC) –  – Read review

Inked: A Tale of Love (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) –

Kraken Academy (PC) –

Life is Strange: True Colors (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC) –  – Read review

Lost in Random (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –  – Read review

NBA 2K22 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –  – Read review

Port Royale 4 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S) –

Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! (PC) –

Tales of Arise (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –  – Read review

WarioWare: Get It Together! (Switch) –  – Read review

Cruis'n Blast (Switch) –

Darksiders III (Stadia) –  – Read review

Deathloop (PlayStation 5, PC) –  – Read review

Flynn: Son of Crimson (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Eastward (Switch, PC) –  – Read review

SkateBIRD (Xbox One, Switch, PC, Linux) –

Aragami 2 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Deltarune: Chapter 2 (PC, Mac) –

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Switch) –  – Read review

Toem (PlayStation 5, Switch, PC) –

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC) –  – Read review

Sheltered 2 (PC) –

World War Z: Aftermath (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Pokémon Unite (iOS, Android) –  – Read review

Actraiser Renaissance (PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, iOS, Android) –

Beast Breaker (Switch, PC) –

Castlevania Advance Collection (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Deltarune: Chapter 2 (Switch) –

Diablo II: Resurrected (PC) –  – Read review

Embr (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4) –

Sable (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC) –  – Read review

The Forgotten City (Switch) –  – Read review

The Plane Effect (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC) –

Death Stranding Director's Cut (PlayStation 5) –

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Switch) –  – Read review

Lost Judgment (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) –  – Read review

Away: The Survival Series (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC) –

Before Your Eyes (Mac) –  – Read review

Chernobylite (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) –

Ghostrunner (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S) –

Harvest Moon: One World (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One) –

In Sound Mind (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC) –

KeyWe (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4) –

Lemnis Gate (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Neo: The World Ends With You (PC) –  – Read review

New World (PC) –

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Steel Assault (Switch, PC) –

Insurgency: Sandstorm (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) –  – Read review

AI: The Somnium Files (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One) –

Aeon Drive (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Astria Ascending (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (PC) –

Darksiders III (Switch) –  – Read review

eFootball (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) –

Hot Wheels Unleashed (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –  – Read review

Imposter Factory (PC) –

Rogue Lords (PC) –

The Last Friend (Switch, PC) –

Unsighted (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) –  – Read review

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The best Xbox One games in

Now is a great time to get stuck into the best Xbox One games, all thanks to robust backwards compatibility in the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. If you managed to get your hands on one of Microsoft's new games console then you have a wide library of older games to chose from, which can benefit from faster load times and better performance. 

These games range from long, intense, big-budget epics to small, quirky, unique indie fare, meaning there's plenty for everyone to enjoy. And thanks to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can download hundreds of different Xbox One, Xbox and original Xbox games for a $per-month subscription fee.

No matter what you're in the mood to play, here are the best Xbox One games to play now.

What are the best Xbox One games?

Trying to pick the best Xbox One game is a tricky process. However, there are some stellar games that are well worth a look regardless, like Doom Eternal and Gears 5 on the shooter front, while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt presents an exceptional third-person RPG and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice blends Samurai combat with a Dark Souls-esque difficulty. 

Then there’s Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that is as excellent to play as it is to gawk at, particularly on the Xbox One X. We’d argue it’s an essential purchase for any Xbox gamer. 

And there's Forza Horizon 4 for driving and racing games fans, which runs very well on the Xbox One X.  But if you can’t decide what to play Xbox Game Pass offers a large range of games to play for a very affordable monthly subscription. 

The best Xbox One games you can buy right now

1. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for open-world action games, setting you loose in a stunning, dynamic version of the Wild West in which everything is interactive and all of your actions matter. A prequel to the original game, Red Dead 2 puts you in control of the compelling, complex Arthur Morgan, who often must choose between doing the right thing and staying loyal to his gang. As the game progresses, you’ll see more and more connections to Red Dead Redemption, most of which make the original game’s narrative even more resonant.

From its incredibly cinematic storytelling and jaw-dropping graphics (particularly on  Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One X) to a vast, varied game world that lets you fish, ride horses and engage in epic Western shootouts, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a once-in-a-generation experience, and easily one of the best Xbox One games available.

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2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Is fighting mythological beasts like dragons and wraiths your thing? Do you like going on epic quests with the promise of untold riches? Do you like spending countless hours playing cards? How would you like to navigate a love triangle, star in a play, decide the fate of a nation at war, and square off against an intractable villain who’s been plaguing you for two games and counting? Then The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be the game for you.

The third entry in the Witcher series takes protagonist Geralt of Rivera throughout the world of The Continent as he searches for his lost love and his adopted daughter. Touted as one of the largest open-world third-person action role-playing games on the market, this bombastic title is one with which players should expect to spend at least hours, and is easily one of the best Xbox One games for RPG fans.

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3. Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 is, unsurprisingly, the follow up to the original Dishonored. But while the stealth meets magical powers and frenetic first person action formula is intact, the game can now be played from two perspectives: that of the first game’s Corvo Attano or Empress Emily Kaldwin. Both have different powers that allow you to navigate the game's creative mission and areas in different ways, as well as dispose of targets in all manner in interesting fashions. Or you could simply opt to not use any power or kill anyone, such is the immersive sim nature of Dishonored 2 that it lets you complete objectives pretty much in the way you see fit. 

The environmental and level design was very good in the original game, but Dishonored 2 simply takes it to a new level with the likes of The Clockwork Mansion and Crack in the Slab being particular highlights. Even if you don’t like stealthy games, Dishonored 2 is worth giving a go for it’s sheer variety, style and creative, if bloody, fun you can have within the game’s systems. It’s also on Xbox Game Pass, along with its DLC. 

4. Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal takes everything great about the Doom reboot and cranks it to The game's adrenaline-pumping first-person-shooting action is more dynamic and fluid than ever, thanks to a sandbox of weapons and skills that let you create a ballet of beautiful violence during every encounter. Thanks to new abilities, such as the flamethrower and all-powerful blood punch, and new platforming moves, such as the double jump and air-dash, slaying demons across a demon-infested Earth is a blood-soaked blast. 

Add in a satisfying progression system, tons of secrets and collectibles, and absolutely breathtaking visuals and level design, and Doom Eternal is one of the best shooters in years. It's a cathartic, satisfying experience, with a story that's better than it has to be, and an incredible sense of atmosphere. It's easily one of the best Xbox One games in a while.

Doom Eternal won a "highly recommended" honor for "best music/sound" at the Tom's Guide Awards for gaming.

5. Gears 5

Gears 5 is the biggest and most beautiful entry yet in Microsoft's enduring third-person shooter franchise, and one of the best Xbox One games yet. Focusing this time on Kait Diaz and her quest to understand her Locust heritage, Gears 5's ambitious campaign mixes in vehicular open-world exploration to complement the most satisfying and dynamic cover shooting the series has seen yet. 

There's also comprehensive multiplayer content, including the pick-up-and-play Arcade mode, a full competitive suite, a revamped Horde experience with character-specific abilities and a tense co-op Escape mode. It's also the best-looking Gears game yet, with striking, colorful environments that pop on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X alike.

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6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Ready for a real challenge? Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest brutal action-RPG from Dark Souls developer From Software, forcing you to carefully hack your way through a mythological version of 16th-century Japan full of monstrous enemies looking to kill you. Sekiro stands out from the Dark Souls formula with its sense of mobility, as you can grapple-hook from ledge to ledge and switch between stances to catch your enemy off-guard.

Sekiro is already being hailed as one of the best (and hardest) From Software games yet, as there's no real way to grind for better stats -- only your skill will get you through. Still, there are ways to mitigate the game’s challenge, through careful observation of your environment and smart management of your limited skill set. Sekiro isn’t impossible; it only seems that way at first glance.

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7. Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is the biggest, bloodiest and best Mortal Kombat game yet, packing tons of spine-ripping content for casual and competitive combatants alike. The game's epic story mode celebrates the series' past and present through a delightfully off-the-wall time travel adventure, the rotating Towers of Time offer a constantly fresh set of challenges, and The Krypt is a fan service frenzy filled with neat unlockables.

Mortal Kombat 11's new custom variation system lets you craft a truly unique version of characters like Liu Kang, Cassie Cage and Scorpion, from their outfits and gear pieces to their individual moves. But most importantly, Mortal Kombat 11 is simply a great fighting game, with the most balanced, rewarding combat mechanics the series has seen yet and excellent online netcode for taking on the world. Test your might, indeed.

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8. Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 is the pinnacle of Playground Games’ beloved arcade racing series, setting players loose in a massive, stunningly true-to-life rendition of Great Britain that’s brimming with fun things to do. Horizon 4 delivers shared-world multiplayer that populates your game world with real players, and introduces dynamic seasons – meaning you’ll have to adjust your racing tactics for summer, fall, winter and spring as the seasons shift every week.

But as with any Horizon game, the real draw of Horizon 4 is just how great it feels to drive, whether you’re performing insane stunt jumps or engaging in competitive races with your online pals. From its stunning variety of vehicles and its madcap battle royale mode to its intricate world map, everything about Forza Horizon 4 is a love letter to car culture and the drivers who love it.

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9. Cuphead

Cuphead marries brutal 2D platforming with a gorgeous hand-drawn art style inspired by s cartoons, resulting in a package that’s equal parts charming and challenging. This captivating bullet hell sidescroller is defined by inventive, punishing boss fights that are complemented by a handful of platforming levels, all of which you can enjoy either solo or with a friend. (Bring a friend, if you can; the game is difficult, no matter what, but it can be absolutely brutal by yourself.)

Cuphead might make you want to throw your controller at times, but overcoming each unforgiving encounter provides some of the most satisfaction you’ll find from any action game. It's easily one of the best Xbox One games for folks who can handle a challenge, not to mention one of the most eye-catching titles from recent years, period.

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Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 is a superb return for Capcom's beloved over-the-top action series. You'll play as franchise icons Nero and Dante as well as mysterious newcomer V, all of whom can put together ridiculously stylish and satisfying combos using all manners of swords, guns and spells. The game's bombastic, unapologetically ridiculous story will please longtime fans of the series, while its strikingly photorealistic graphics make it the best-looking Devil May Cry game to date.

If you're looking to spend a few afternoons slicing up demons as stylishly as possible, Devil May Cry 5 will scratch your itch like no other. If you have an Xbox One X, the game can look even better, as it’s possible to reach 4K resolutions and 60 frames-per-second frame rates. For a game where split-second combos are in high demand, the latter, especially, can be pretty useful.

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Madden NFL 20

Madden NFL 20 is one of the most significant upgrades to EA's long-running football series in years, introducing Superstar X-Factor abilities that allow playmakers like Patrick Mahomes and Antonio Brown to perform tide-turning feats once they get hot. This mechanic is also deeply ingrained into Face of the Franchise: QB1, a cinematic career mode in which you take your custom quarterback from college to the NFL Draft to a full-on NFL career that changes based on your actions.

Factor in improved animations, more detailed playbooks and less dead time between plays, and you've got one of the best modern installments of Madden yet. The graphics portray everything clearly, the sound effects are true to life, and you’ll find all of your favorite players on the teams where they belong. You can play against the AI to bring your favorite team to victory, or compete against friends online.

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Apex Legends

Say hello to the new king of battle royale. Apex Legends stands out from the likes of Fortnite and PUBG by offering tactical team-based gameplay in which 20 squads of three battle it out using a variety of distinct characters that each pack their own unique abilties. Apex's brilliant Ping system makes it easy to communicate with your teammates even without saying a word, and the game delivers the distinct blend of tight shooting and smooth movement you'd expect from the makers of Titanfall (seriously, just spend a minute sliding around in this game).

Best of all, Apex Legends is completely free to play, so you have no reason not to hop into the battlefield and see what it's all about for yourself. The developers are constantly adding new features and characters, so even if you’ve tried Apex Legends previously, it may be time for another go.

Resident Evil 2 is a brilliant re-imagining of Capcom's horror classic, delivering tight third-person gameplay, a labyrinth of fun puzzles and a stunningly horrific new graphics engine that makes exploring the Raccoon City Police Department more nerve-wracking than ever. It’s also a much better experience than ever, since it’s hard to describe just how much better the controls are this time around. You’ll probably never want to go back.

You'll once again play as both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, both of whom have a unique storyline that remixes elements from the original games complete with the most immersive, cinematic cutscenes the series has seen yet. Resident Evil 2 isn't just a great remake, it's practically a brand new game, and one of the most delightfully dreadful horror experiences you can have on Xbox One.

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Overwatch

Overwatch is the rare multiplayer shooter that just about anybody can enjoy. Featuring over 20 colorful characters that battle in equally colorful arenas, this game is all about working as a team and tapping into your hero's unique abilities rather than simply racking up kills. Gunning down enemies is important, sure, but so is healing your teammates, misleading your opponents and putting yourself in harm’s way to rack up as much damage as possible. No matter what your play style is, there’s an Overwatch hero to match it.

With tons of skins to unlock and a steady flow of free content updates, Overwatch is the kind of game that could keep you hooked for months -- or years. Plus, what other game lets you put a cowboy, a talking gorilla, a pop star in a mech suit and a roller-skating medic all on the same team?

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Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in

(Pocket-lint) - There are amazing games coming out for Xbox One in the coming months. Whether you own an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or one of the newly-released next-gen consoles, most games work across them all.

We've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the most for you to get excited about too.

There are release dates where possible and a trailer for each. We'll also be updating the round-up throughout the year so come back wherever possible. 

Call of Duty Vanguard

  • Release date: 5 November
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Activision

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Call of Duty is going back to its old-school roots with another Second World War game, this time jumping around different theatres of war for a campaign that should have loads of visual variety. The multiplayer is the real key, though, and from early hands-on impressions it looks like it could be a very solid entry.

Forza Horizon 5

  • Release date: 5 November
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X/S and PC
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

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The next Forza Horizon game looks absolutely astonishing on the visual front, taking us to Mexico for one of the most varied open worlds we've ever seen in a driving game. It has oodles of vehicles to choose from, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

Battlefield

  • Release date: 19 November
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: EA

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The next big Battlefield game is on the way, returning to modern times and bringing new destruction and carnage to the table. It'll only be able to run player servers on Xbox One, compared to double that on Xbox Series X, but that should still be more than enough to enable you to create some truly crazy moments.

Halo Infinite

  • Release date: 8 December
  • Xbox One exclusive?No, also on Xbox Series X, S and PC
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

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Halo Infinite is going to be a big game for Xbox Series X, but will also be coming out for Xbox One, meaning that almost anyone can play it - plus it'll be on Game Pass from day one.

The game will put players back in the hallowed Spartan armour of Master Chief, as he combats the Banished, a new threat to humanity, and promises more freedom than any recent game in the series, with huge levels and the choice of how and when to tackle your objectives. 

Tunic

Looking like a cross between the SNES Zelda games and Monument Valley, Tunic is a cute, isometric adventure game with exploration and puzzles at its heart. Very much an indie game to watch.

Rainbow Six Extraction

  • Release date: January
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
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There's a new threat coming to the world in the form of a mutated alien parasite that's infecting people and wreaking havoc on the planet. Your team is sent to save the day. 

This is a 3-player tactical co-op FPS where you'll be teaming up to battle it out against the environment and survive unpredictable missions. 

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 4 February
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing

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The first Dying Light offers an excellent blend of parkour, first-person combat and more than a touch of role-playing. We have even bigger hopes for the sequel, which looks to add a dynamic world to the mix. The characters and circumstances change depending on your actions - a potentially great concept.

The next outing also seemingly promises a world that changes based on your choices, so you'll have much more influence on the world around you. The new trailer also appears to show various factions of humans fighting it out for supremacy, so there'll be more than just brain chompers to worry about.

Elden Ring

  • Release date: 25 February
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS5, PS4 and PC 
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
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Another cracking game reveal at E3 was Elden Ring - a game co-written by Game of Thrones' George RR Martin and developed by FromSoftware. As if that wasn't enough, it's also set to be an action-RPG in the style of Dark Souls. If that's not enough to get your pulse racing, then what is?

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Release date: Spring
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and PC
  • Publisher: WB Games

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It seems that a new Lego game is coming at some point soon. This new platformer isn't just a remaster of the previous Lego Star Wars games - it promises hundreds of different characters and different levels throughout. It's being pitched as a brand-new Lego video game unlike any other with fun-filled adventures and plenty of humour too. 

Starfield

  • Release date: 11 November
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X/S and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

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Touted as "Skyrim in Space", Starfield will be the first new intellectual property from Bethesda Softworks in many a year. It's a long, long way off, but still looks like it could be pretty exciting, and will be an Xbox exclusive.

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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After a decade and a half, we're finally getting a sequel to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Similarly a first-person RPG, it'll put you in the shoes of a bloodsucker ready to wreak havoc on mortals and the vampiric alike. We can't wait.

The Elder Scrolls VI

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X/S and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

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Yep, it's just music and a logo, but doesn't it make the hairs on your arms stand on end like it does ours?

Beyond Good & Evil 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

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It's been more than 15 years since the original game, so this sequel has us excited more than most. We still haven't seen much of the gameplay yet, but the CGI effects are quite simply jaw-dropping. What's more, you can have some of your music or artwork included in the game. Find out more at hitrecord.org.

Skull & Bones

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

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If there's a game to starkly contrast the jovial pirates of the recently released Sea of Thieves then, well, Ubisoft has hit the nail on the head with Skull & Bones. This multiplayer battle game takes you to the seas where you'll need to play co-operatively with others to sink competitors' ships and abscond with the loot.

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Top 25 Upcoming Xbox One Games for 2021

Upcoming Xbox One games for and beyond

When it comes to all of the upcoming Xbox One games on the horizon, there are plenty to get excited about. Even with the current-gen Xbox Series X and all of the upcoming Xbox Series X games, many titles are still heading to the Xbox One, including some of the most highly anticipated games like Halo Infinite, Saints Row, and Marvel's Midnight Suns. So, if you haven't been able to snag the latest Xbox console as a result of the limited Xbox Series X stock, you'll still have a lot to tuck into. 

In this list, we've highlighted all of the upcoming Xbox One games we're really excited about and looking forward to. We've also put every entry in release date order, so you can get your wishlist ready with ease. 

Battlefield  

Release date: October 22,
Genre: FPS 

What is it? A new campaign free Battlefield set in a grim near future 

What to look out for: With no single player campaign or Battle Royale mode to worry about for Battlefield , DICE is going all out on providing the ultimate multiplayer experience this year. There’s no single player narrative but that doesn’t mean that we’ve not got a world ending backstory for the up to 64 player action as climate change has ended society as we know it and left factions scrambling for power. This is the backdrop for Battlefield’s return to its traditional Conquest and Breakthrough modes as well as a new squad-based challenge called Hazard Zone. DICE, of course, has plans for full seasons and the gradual release of more specialists post launch.      

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Release date: October 26,
Genre: Action-adventure 

What is it? A single player Marvel adventure with decision-based gameplay. And Groot. Obviously.

What to look out for: A single player action adventure game isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of an interactive Guardians of the Galaxy experience but Eidos-Montreal has made a bold choice in letting us just play as Star-Lord. Voiced by none other than Troy Baker - stop swooning - Peter Quill is our lone touchpoint for the crew and has to constantly deal with the politics of being in charge of a band of alien misfits. This means that decisions we make actually matter and will affect the way this fresh Marvel story unfolds. At least when it all gets too much, we can crank up the ‘80s hits.      

Riders Republic

Release date: October 28
Genre: Racing/action 

What is it? A sprawling open world sports game with bikes, skis, snowboards, and wingsuits.  

What to look out for:  If you’re one of those people who prefers their bones to stay inside their bodies but still enjoys extreme sports, might we suggest a trip to the world of Riders Republic. Comboing up chaotic bike races with the chill of skiing and snowboarding, this massive open world is full of multiplayer competitions to test your skills. If you loved Steep but wanted some desert heat to balance out the snow, then the mix of sports here should definitely appeal. There are even 50 player races that look like an accident and emergency incident waiting to happen. We can’t wait. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Release date: November 5,
Genre: FGS

What is it? The next entry in the Call of Duty series, this time taking us back to the Second World War. 

What to look out for: The focus for the campaign this time around is following the fictionalised tales of four characters that lived through that time, all of which are based on real-world humans. The aim is to tell four different stories from four different countries involved in the war, ranging from a female Russian sniper to a British paratrooper. Plus, with graphics like this, the horrors of war are going to be more visceral and impactful than ever before.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 

Release date: November 9,
Genre: Theme park simulation 

What is it? A zoo management sim with a prehistoric flavor, a star-studded cast, and plenty of running and screaming.  

What to look out for: Games like Planet Zoo are nice but sometimes it’s important to feel a true sense of risk with theme park sims. That feeling  of ‘oh my, did I build enough emergency shelters for when the T-Rex inevitably gets bored of goats?’ Frontier Development’s follow-up to the original simulation game escapes the Muertes Archipelago and gives us even more creative tools and customization options as we take on new environments. New flying dinosaurs are now in the mix - looking forward to containing those - and there’s a campaign starring both Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard. Did we say the magic word? 

Forza Horizon 5

Release date: November 9,
Genre: Racing 

What is it? An open world racing game set in Mexico 

What to look out for: Xbox One owners rejoice. The Forza Horizon 5 reveal wouldn’t stop talking about all those Series S and X improvements but Playground Games’ beautiful racing experience is coming to the previous generation. With more than a hundred cars to choose from, we’ll be hurtling across the constantly changing landscape of Mexico with a new rich Forza campaign. Whether we’re racing across arid deserts, lush jungles, through cities and ruins, or even discovering active volcanoes, this promises to be an even more incredible experience than Horizons. Who needs to get on a plane, eh?  

Skyrim: Anniversary Edition

Release date: November 11,
Genre: RPG

What is it? A brand new version of Skyrim to celebrate the game's 10th anniversary.

What to look out for: This Anniversary Edition of Skyrim comes with the base game along with all three expansions, along with over unique piece of Creation Club content, which includes dungeons, quests, weapons, bosses, spells and more. Plus fishing is being added to the game for the first time. 

Dying Light 2

Release date: December 7,
Genre: RPG / Survival horror

What is it? A sequel to the ever-popular Dying Light. 

What to look out for: Parkouring zombie killing is the name of the game in Dying Light, and you're about to do it all again in Dying Light 2. Building on the success of the original, this game takes place 15 years after the first, with one human settlement still standing amongst the infected world. This one is leaning heavier into the RPG elements, with difficult choices to make that result in sacrifices and locking off parts of the map. You'll help some, and hinder others, but it'll be an exciting journey nonetheless. It's bigger, better and more brutal. 

Halo Infinite

Release date: December 8,
Genre: Action-adventure

What is it? The next-gen, next stage adventure for Master Chief and co.

What to look out for: Originally slated to release in Holiday as an Xbox Series X launch title, 43 Industries' follow-up to 's Halo 5 is now coming in , and it'll be a simultaneous release on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. During a recent showcase, a trailer showed off our first proper look at gameplay in Halo Infinite. The 8-minute video offered a glimpse at some of the new features coming to Master Chief's arsenal, including a grappling hook. 

Release date: January
Genre: Action

What is it? A brand new three-player tactical co-op FPS set within the Rainbow Six universe. 

What to look out for: Rather than existing as a spin-off of the highly successful Rainbow Six Siege, this is actually a new game entirely. Rainbow Six Extraction is a brand new three-player co-op PVE multiplayer title, where you play as Rainbow Operators facing off against a mutated alien parasite that's started infecting the human race. Yum. 

Saints Row

Release date: February 25,  
Genre: Action

What is it? A Saints Row reboot for the new generation. 

What to look out for: Saints Row is back, but rather than a sequel to Saints Row 4, developer Volition is delivering a reboot that's more grounded than the series has been in recent years. You'll be exploring the origin story of The Saints, playing again as the fully customizable Boss with a small crew. It'll be up to you to define what sort of crime empire they build though, with the city of Santo Ileso yours to take for yourself - well if you can get by the other gangs of course.

Marvel's Midnight Suns

Release date: March  
Genre: Strategy 

What is it? A brand new strategy game from Firaxis.

What to look out for: Imagine XCOM but with a roster of Marvel superheroes to choose from, and you've basically got Marvel's Midnight Suns. You'll play as The Hunter, the first fully customizable Marvel character, and you'll be leading a selection of heroes from a pick of 12 against Lillith, Mother of Demons. Same turn-based combat you know and love from Firaxis, but on a whole new scale. 

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands  

Release date: March 25,  
Genre: Looter shooter 

What is it? A fantasy Borderlands spin-off set in an alternative Dungeons & Dragons world.

What to look out for: Have you ever played Bunkers & Badasses? No? Those who experienced Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC for Borderlands 2 will be up to speed on her chaotic alternative to D&D but, don’t worry, you don’t need to know much. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands once again sees her take on the role of Bunker Master as we embark on a fantasy campaign for up to four players in co-op. Expect everything you know from Borderlands with some added spellcasting and complete chaos and you’re on the right page. That is, until Tina rips it out and does something entirely different  

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Release date: Spring
Genre: Action-adventure / Lego

What is it? All nine Star Wars films remade in one Lego game. Epic. 

What to look out for: The Star Wars / Lego crossovers have consistently delivered blocky brilliance, but this is going to be something else. Playing every Star Wars movie in one ultimate compendium is going to be amazing. Especially when you consider that this isn't a remaster of the original Lego Star Wars game, but brand new games with graphics that blend realistic elements with Lego blocks and figures, and constant splashes of developer TT Games' trademark humor. Just watch the trailer and tell me I'm wrong.

Somerville

Release date: TBC
Genre: Adventure 

What is it? A narrative adventure where we play as a family trying to survive amidst a sci-fi catastrophe. 

What to look out for: When a project is from a studio led by the founder of Limbo and Inside developer Playdead, you know that it’s not going to be all kittens and rainbows. The beautifully stylized Somerville looks like another agonizingly stressful narrative journey as we follow a family through a major disaster. Given that we’re even joined by the family dog, you can just tell that the threat of loss amidst chaos is going to be a pervasive theme. At least we have until to prepare. 

Party Animals 

Release date: TBC  
Genre: Party game

What is it? A chaotic physics-based brawler with adorable pudgy animals and absurd weaponry.  

What to look out for: There’s absolutely no shortage of party games where the name of the game is to annihilate your friends but none of them let you play as a kitten or a corgi and force you to fight over gummy bears. Party Animals is the latest in a long line of physics-based chaos machines but stands out with its frankly adorable roster of characters. A dinosaur called Underbite, Carrot the bunny, and Otta the, well, otter are all waiting for you to arm them with crossbows and kill each other in hilarious ways. How could we disappoint them?  

A Plague Tale: Requiem 

Release date: TBC
Genre: Action adventure 

What is it? A trip back to the rat-infested world of 14th century France with a pair of young siblings 

What to look out for: A Plague Tale: Innocence was a lovely rat-packed surprise when it launched back in (no, a rat didn’t write this) but we really didn’t expect a sequel from Asobo Studio. A Plague Tale: Requiem though will continue to follow brother and sister duo Hugo and Amicia as they, this time, try and escape a curse. Once again we’re promised a ‘brutal, uncaring world’ to explore and the trailer had a literal giant wave of rodents so we know the glittering-eyed beasties will return too. Here we were thinking we could say ‘rats all folks…’

Skull and Bones

Release date: TBC
Genre: Pirate ship sim

What is it? A naval combat game themed around pirates and being a pirate. 

What to look out for: Although it's been delayed, and delayed, you should still be excited about Skull and Bones. Taking inspiration, and source material, from the naval combat sections of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Skull and Bones is all about making masts crumble into matchsticks, bringing multiplayer to that watery combat with big boats and a lot of loot. There's a single-player campaign too, where you can practice your best Jack Sparrow impression, we're just not sure when you'll actually get to play it.

TBC

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Release date: TBC
Genre: RPG

What is it? A vampire RPG - need we say more?

What to look out for: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 throws you into the seedy underbelly of Seattle where creatures roam, but thankfully you're a vampire. Turned as an act of vampire terrorism during the 'Mass Embrace', you'll soon get caught up in vampire faction politics, where you're still just trying to deal with your new way of life. This is an RPG at its core too, filled with player choices, a strong narrative, and branching dialogue options too. 

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Release date: TBC
Genre: Adventure

What is it? A surprise sequel to Hellblade coming to Xbox Series X. 

What to look out for: Okay, so technically this is really for our list of upcoming Xbox Series X games, but we have a sneaking suspicion it may well also launch across the Xbox One family too. The sequel, called Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, is a bit of a mystery right now. All we've had for it is a slightly unnerving teaser trailer, which involves face paint/blood, scary singing and chanting, and more disembodied arms with fingers trying to grab at you. Nightmarish. It all suggests another harrowing journey for our troubled hero.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 

Release date: TBC
Genre: Action-adventure, space exploration    

What is it? The long (looooooong) awaited prequel to the last-last-gen classic. 

What to look out for: Space monkeys. A vast sector of the universe to explore with your ever-expanding ship crew. Gameplay that scales from ground-level, action-adventure to full-scale, interstellar flight. A densely textured, philosophically fuelled civilization that explores slavery, control, genetic engineering, cultural cross-pollination, and all the long-term, spiraling knock-on effects that come with that. Beyond Good & Evil 2 might have taken the best part of 15 years to appear, but Michel Ancel’s follow-up looks so, so much grander, more exciting, and more thoughtful than we ever imagined it could be. 

Sam Loveridge is the Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar, and joined the team in August Sam came to GamesRadar after working at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, and Fandom, following the completion of an MA in Journalism. In her time, she's also had appearances on The Guardian, BBC, and more. Her experience has seen her cover console and PC games, along with gaming hardware, for over seven years, and for GamesRadar, she is in charge of reviews, best lists, and the overall running of the site and its staff. Her gaming passions lie with weird simulation games, big open-world RPGs, and beautifully crafted indies. Basically, she loves all games that aren't sports or fighting titles! 

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The 20 best Xbox One games to play in 

The Xbox One is one of the greatest stories of transformation - and comeback - of any game console. It started life chunky, slightly underpowered and slightly overpriced compared to its main rival PS4 - with a parent company, Microsoft, that seemed to have its eye off the ball. Over its lifespan, it was refreshed with the neat and tidy Xbox One S and stunningly powerful Xbox One X models, while under Phil Spencer, the Xbox organisation set about putting gaming at the heart of everything they do, and putting gamers first with an admirably open approach to things like cross-platform play.

The X is far and away the most powerful console of that generation, making it the platform of choice for multiplatform games - at least, this side of a next-gen machine - but it's thanks to the amazing Game Pass subscription service as well as original exclusives such as Forza Horizon that Xbox One was able to hand over to the next console generation on a high. And yet, even with Series X and S out in the wild for almost a year, it's not over for Xbox One - it will soon get Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 alongside its successors. Will the last-gen versions hold up? While we wait to find out, here's our personal pick of 20 of the best Xbox One games out there for Microsoft's most widely-owned console right now (and related, for those with a subscription: head this way for our list of the best Game Pass games, too).

Sunset Overdrive

The thing about Sunset Overdrive was that, even before it landed, it seemed exciting. This hardware generation got off to a bit of a bad start. It was all about mega games, games as services, and yet Sunset Overdrive, with its dumb jokes, its bright colours, its explosions that spelled out the word "BOOM" in fireballs seemed like the best of the PS2 era, a knockabout action game that was emphatically not for everyone.

In the hands, Sunset Overdrive is a total delight, too, quickfire gags piling on top of one of the most beautifully empowering control systems in years as you rail-grind, bounce, and air-dash your way across a personable open-world, compact enough to be ownable, bright enough to make exploring a delight.

Want to read more? See our full Sunset Overdrive review and buy now from Amazon.

Forza Horizon 4

What started just a few years ago as a spin-off to the more conventional Xbox-exclusive racing flagship, Forza Motorsport, is now arguably the best racing game series anywhere - and certainly one of the most popular. Forza Horizon, with its gorgeous open-world maps and upbeat festival gimmick, marries unimpeachable car-nerd authenticity to a joyous, adventuring spirit that widens its appeal beyond motorsport fans to anyone who likes fun video games.

For the fourth game, developer Playground brought the series home to Britain with its best map to date, made even more romantically exciting by changing seasons - while constant live updates have rendered it impossible to put down.

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A classic car in front of a cottage in Forza Horizon 4

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What Remains of Edith Finch

Edith Finch offers a rambling mansion designed with the intricacy and engineering flair of a pop-up book and tells the story of a doomed family through the stories and objects they left behind. Exhilarating, romantic, funny and devastating, this is an astonishing reminder of the power of games.

A dark and mysterious room from What Remains of Edith Finch

Want to read more? See our full What Remains of Edith Finch review and buy now from Amazon.

Sea of Thieves

Every pirate cliché stuck in a single game? It works because pirate clichés are wonderful things, and because Rare is that unusual developer that's confident in its own silliness while humble enough to listen to feedback.

What launched as a bit of a curio - Eve Online at sea and with a sense of humour - has blossomed into a wonderfully generous open-seas swashbuckler, filled with creaking boats, clattering skeletons, and a sense of mystery that settles around some occasionally rather sparse systems. A delight.

A character sits and takes in the sunset in Sea of Thieves

Want to read more? See our full Sea of Thieves review and buy now from Amazon.

Outer Wilds

This is a game to set your watch by, a clockwork solar system filled with compact treasures and a genuine sense of wonder. Blast off in a rickety launcher from a wooded planet and travel between a cluster of worlds, all of which are shaped by violent forces.

There is something beautiful about the way the narrative unfolds, completely unforced, completely without combat. The fact that you can land on a comet and wander about would be enough in itself to grant this a special place in players' hearts. But the comet is just the start, and the sense of mystery runs very deep. A total gem.

The view of an ominous planet from your spaceship in Outer Wilds

Want to read more? See our full Outer Wilds review and buy now from Amazon.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

To be honest, if multiplayer is your thing you may be better off turning to Halo 5: Guardians - a fine, underrated package that has been assiduously updated and has a very active community. But its weak campaign pales in the face of this towering, comprehensive monument to everything that came before.

It includes two all-time-greats that are as stirring now as ever - the first Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 - plus the fascinating spin-off ODST, while fan-favourite prequel Reach will be added soon. The Master Chief Collection had issues upon release, but after a lot of work it stands as one of the finest and most generous reissue compilations anywhere. An essential part of any Xbox library.

Master Chief and an elite duke it out in Halo

Want to read more? See our full Halo: The Master Chief Collection review and buy now from Amazon.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Open world games could learn a lot from Tony Hawk's, the gorgeous and luxurious recreating of a proper bit of PS1 royalty. These games aren't strictly open-world affairs as Ubisoft might make them, but each classic location feels like a universe in and of itself - roll around, jump, grind and link tricks together while ticking off a series of jobs that should be meaningless busywork but turn out to be anything but.

The genius here, alongside the beautifully simple controls and the wonderfully evocative impact animations, is that Tony Hawk is one of those games that doesn't just give you a sport, but an entire world, an entire subculture with its own colours and excesses. This is one of those games that makes movement a sheer delight. Play it and be immersed.

A character skating the Warehouse level from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Want to read more? See our full Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 impressions and buy now from Amazon.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Speaking of tough games From Software's previous titles haven't exactly shied away from presenting players with seemingly insurmountable challenges, but Sekiro is something else. Getting beyond the opening area is a feat almost equal to surviving Dark Souls' Blighttown, and it only gets harder from there on out.

Good thing that the challenge is always fair, then, and that the combat system is brilliant - poised, balletic and with little flickers of brutality, all served by the strength of vision and clarity of art that has made FromSoft one of modern gaming's greatest studios. Sekiro's a tough game, but if you stick it out you're in for something truly special.

Sekiro overlooks an eerie valley from a treetop

Want to read more? See our full Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review and buy now from Amazon.

Fortnite

Fortnite's greatness isn't that it's the best battle royale out there but that it's a game that offers unparalleled ways to engage with it. You can play it as a walking simulator or an exploration game as easily as a shooter. Character and animation combine to create a wonderful playground, while the incremental level design - level design by midnight elves - should change the ways that games tell their stories through their landscapes.

Some Fortnite characters line up

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Scourgebringer

Roguelites are hardly in short supply in , but Scourgebringer has class, personality and a wonderful sense of nastiness. Blitz your way though tight collections of kill rooms blasting away at murderous plants and horrible jewelry, all of it delivered with radioactive pixel art and chugging murder-rock.

In between the carnage, thrill to an upgrade menu that's played out on the world's most wretched Christmas Card design and enjoy the subtle audio cues and gorgeous unfolding of narrative. Scourgebringer is the kind of game that believes so much in its own weird fiction that you will want to as well. Played right you will grip the controller hard enough to crack it.

Scourgebringer gameplay

Want to read more? See our full Scourgebringer review and buy now from Microsoft.

Monster Hunter: World

The care that this game takes with its animals makes you feel a bit weird about laying into them, frankly. A huge dinosaur will rise out of the swamp where it has been hiding, and thick mud will be running over its huge back plates. Such beauty! Such a sense of a life lived beyond the game. But when all you have is a giant hammer, maybe everything looks like a giant nail? That's only half the game, anyway, and the other half, in which you get increasingly more fabulous trousers, is just as good. Environment, animals, loot: this is both gloriously simple and dizzyingly deep. Just enjoy!

The player swings from a tree in Monster Hunter: World

Want to read more? See our full Monster Hunter World review and buy now from Amazon.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Ancient Greece seemed like a bit of a misstep at first. After the grandeur and chilly mystery of Egypt, weren't the Greeks a bit too human with their fighty, spoiled gods and away-break coastlines? In fact, the warmth of the Greek canon is what makes this game such a delight, a sprawling, very human adventure spread across beautiful islands and glorious azure seas.

Depending on who you choose to play as it's got one of the series' greatest leads, too. And even if Odyssey's magpie eye for systems sees even more of the series' DNA being diminished, what emerges is a confident RPG with a generous heart.

Want to read more? See our full Assassin's Creed Odyssey review and buy now from Amazon.

Resident Evil 2 Remake

For years Capcom's struggled to find the balance between Resident Evil's action excesses and the survival horror on which the series was founded, and often found itself flitting between the two to awkward effect. It turns out the solution was to be found in one of the series' most cherished games, as this remake folds together all that came after it with the eerie horror of the original for what's easily the best Resident Evil since the hallowed RE4.

Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2

Want to read more? See our full Resident Evil 2 review and buy now from Amazon.

Titanfall 2

If good directing is good writing and good casting, then Titanfall 2 suggests good game design is often a suite of empowering traversal abilities and a bunch of interesting things to do with them. Titanfall 2's multiplayer was always going to work, its mech-battling, wall-running gauntlets refined over the course of the first game's lifetime.

But its single-player is the surprise star here, an inventive, restless campaign that is always muddling with the basics of its premise and a storyline that proves surprisingly moving and engrossing. Titanfall 2 is one of the greatest single-player FPS games ever made, and nobody really saw that coming.

A titan outside an abandoned building in Titanfall 2

Want to read more? See our full Titanfall 2 review and buy now from Amazon.

Minecraft

The Xbox was the first console you could play Minecraft on, and Xbox still feels like this game's home-from-home - even through, after acquiring it, Microsoft declined to make it exclusive, and you can play it on pretty much anything. It remains a unique and total original, a fountain of fun and creativity for a whole generation of players, and a deceptively simple sandbox that it's all too easy to get completely lost in.

It might surprise you, going back to its original mode, to discover that it also functions as quite an uncompromising survival game, as you shore up yourself and your creations against the onslaught of night-time terrors. Not just for kids.

A tree and a cow in Minecraft

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill

The great outdoors has rarely been so beautifully invoked in this downhill racing game set amongst a handful of magnificent low-poly mountain ranges. Play for the best times or to track down hidden resting spots. Stay for the melancholy reminder that we belong in the heart of nature, and that, as the saying goes, the cure for loneliness is solitude.

A cyclist jumps a chasm in Lonely Mountains: Downhill

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

An earthy, rural epic, at this point The Witcher 3 is a generational touchstone of design, the sheer mass of its success enough to form a kind of gravitational pull towards grittiness, grimness and scale. So many imitators have tried to capture its magic but so few have really cracked it: its brilliance comes from its humanity. It's in the complexity of its characters, the nuance of its sometimes moral, sometimes amoral throughline, and the tangible, muddy depth of its world.

At times it still leans towards the puerile - the old staples of lust and gore are ever-present, along with the odd dose of teenage nihilism - but its generosity, its texture and its character remain unmatched. As we move towards a new generation, The Witcher 3 remains the archetypal gaming blockbuster.

Want to read more? See our full The Witcher 3 review and buy now from Amazon.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone coming as a free addition this time round has caused a bit of a dilemma for Activision - because it's a bit good. It's holding the appeal even after Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War launched and, really, should just be a battle royale that the publisher continues to let stand on its own. It sits at a brilliant intersection between the tension of more hardcore, PC-oriented battle royale classics like PUBG and the snappy, hangout vibes of a Fortnite. And so as grey and dreary a map Verdansk may be, Warzone nails the point of this whole genre: its unputdownable.

A Warzone character using a Buy Station

Want to read more? See our full Call of Duty: Warzone tech deep-dive.

Gears 5

The title's undergone the subtlest of changes, as too has the game itself as The Coalition puts its stamp on Microsoft's stomping cover shooter series, and for the most part it works. This is a whittling back to the things that matter, a kind of Gears jus, accompanied by some daring new ideas that branch out in new directions (don't be put off by the inclusion of an open world section - it's beautifully executed and lends the series an even greater degree of freedom that's more akin to classic Halo than anything else). It's seriously fun to play and easily the best big blockbuster exclusive available on Microsoft's console.

Kait Diaz and Delmont Walker on a red sand dune in Gears 5

Want to read more? See our full Gears 5 review and buy now from Amazon.

GTA 5

GTA's tone might be a little wonky, but little else about it is. A massive everything-bagel of a game, it's as much a second life simulator now as it is a place to steal cash and blow up cars. It's Online mode, too, is almost an entirely separate game in itself, fostering huge, dedicated communities and subcultures in a way that very few other games can. GTA Online's heists stand out above all. Enormously fun, even all these years later, they represent everything that developer Rockstar seems to be about: a somewhat folly urge to match the greats of cinema, and an uncanny ability to make a playground of action-fuelled fun.

Fast cars in the streets of GTA 5

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TOP 10 Best Xbox Games of 2021 So Far…

The best Xbox games really aren&#;t that hard to find. Even though the good old-fashioned powerhouse that is the Xbox One may not be the shiniest new toy in the box anymore, not now that the Xbox Series X|S is the gift everybody wants for Christmas, but despite a troubled launch at the start of its life, Microsoft&#;s last-gen machine left behind a ton of very special titles in its wake. What makes that remarkable back catalogue even better is, if you are lucky enough to own the latest Microsoft console, you can play all the best Xbox One games in on the new system, too! And they usually come with some serious visual and performance upgrades, to boot.

We&#;re getting ahead of ourselves though. The focus here is on taking a look at the best Xbox One games, and that means whether you own an original Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, or one of the new-gen consoles, each of these titles are easily considered &#;essential&#; purchases.

Covering a variety of different genres and tastes, the titles collected in our list suit every mood. So whether you&#;re looking to shoot aliens, explore mystical lands, or simply drive around Scotland at excessive speeds without any risk, you&#;re going to want to take a look at the best Xbox One games to play in

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Is it even possible to imagine the Xbox&#;s success without the tales of Master Chief? Possibly not and that&#;s for good reason. Halo: The Master Chief Collection tells a fantastic story while also offering a gripping experience. The first game, Halo: Combat Evolved, might be 20 years old now but it&#;s still a fantastic example of strong level design.

That trend continues throughout the series. While certain entries (we&#;re looking at you, Halo 2) aren&#;t quite as strong, they&#;re still worth playing, and this collection means you get the benefit of them all, including Halo Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. Being able to follow the story in such depth and see how the game evolves from more basic combat to dual-wielding weaponry and controlling massive vehicles (always a highlight of the series) is hugely enjoyable.

You don&#;t have to go solo either. Ground-breaking co-op modes and extensive multiplayer options ensure this is a rich experience for every taste. It&#;s a slice of history that&#;s genuinely aged well earning its spot amongst the best Xbox One games.

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

Fancy letting off some steam and driving through country lanes at ridiculous speeds?Forza Horizon 4is for you. Capturing many familiar sights around Britain including Edinburgh Castle, the Lake District, and the Cotswolds, it could have all been so serene but it&#;s not.

Typically arcade racing in nature, Forza Horizon 4 doesn&#;t stop there either with its open-world environment giving rise to extensive DLC including Lego Speed Champions featuring Lego toy versions of famous cars including the Bugatti Veyron. With over cars to collect, there&#;s certainly no shortage of content here and simply driving around is immensely relaxing and fun. Even if you&#;re not usually a racing game fan, you&#;ll find this experience is one of the best Xbox One games available on Xbox Game Pass. Give it a shot, even if it&#;s not your usual cup of tea.

Gears 5

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The Gears of War series has always been a strong franchise for the Xbox and above, andGears 5 takes it to new heights thanks to a better storyline. Following on from Gears of War 4, it focuses on Kait Diaz as she uncovers the origins of the Locust and her family history.

Deep down, you don&#;t really need to know the lore behind the Gears series to enjoy it. The satisfaction that comes from chainsawing drones and shotgunning other enemies is always a highlight of the series anyhow, but it&#;s good to see the latest installment a little more character-driven than before.

Like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, extensive co-op options and multiplayer ensure you&#;ll keep coming back for more too, even once you&#;ve wrapped up the story.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar has always done a fantastic job of creating worlds you can lose yourself in and Red Dead Redemption 2 is the pinnacle of such achievements right now. Being able to live out the life of a cowboy in the Wild West is almost overwhelming at first thanks to such an extensive level of detail. It&#;s the little things that first captivate you like smoke rising from the barrel of a gun but it&#;s the powerful story that keeps you coming back for more.

It&#;s not for the faint-hearted thanks to being incredibly long and a little slow to start, but if you&#;re keen to fully embrace a different way of life and history for a bit, there&#;s no better way of doing it than through Red Dead Redemption 2. It&#;s simply a spectacular place to wander and partake in missions and adventures whenever suits you.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Another open-world game but in a very different way to Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is for the fantasy fans out there. It&#;s vast with a seemingly never-ending supply of side quests but, impressively, many of them still manage to grip you with compelling stories, no matter how brief they may be.

A huge variety of combat options means you can develop your character how you want to develop them rather than feel trapped into a set path like with other RPGs. The world around you feels like it changes with your every decision and we won&#;t blame you if you focus elsewhere before tackling the main quest. It&#;s simply that vast. The main story alone would quality The Witcher 3 as one of the best Xbox One games out there, all the extra content is just a bonus.

Apex Legends

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Battle Royale games are all the rage and we&#;ll admit this now – choosing Apex Legends is a highly personal choice amongst so many subjective calls. After all, Fortnite is also well worth your time too. However, its fusion of different elements and progression system makes it well worth the extra time spent on it.

Players team up in squads of three combining their abilities to get the most out of their time together. It&#;s just the right number to be part of something bigger without being too big, encouraging team play well. With a steady stream of new content, you&#;ll potentially never need to go near another game again. Each new season means there&#;s always something new to aim for with plenty of limited-time events too.

Minecraft

Minecraft

If Minecraft has somehow passed you by until now, this is your chance. It&#;s a lot like a giant Lego sandbox. Players can spend time simply building constructions within a forest, mining for ore, and creating their dream home and world, or they can opt for the survival mode. That mode means there are threats to deal with at night meaning you&#;ll need to keep on your toes.

Of course, whatever you go with, creativity is your greatest weapon here and a brief Google of Minecraft constructions demonstrates what can be accomplished. Its lack of focus and structure may put off those looking for a specific goal to aim for, but for letting your imagination run wild, it&#;s ideal for all the family. It&#;s not just one of the best Xbox One games – it&#;s one of the most important games of all time.

Hellblade: Senua&#;s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua&#;s Sacrifice

Ninja Theory has always been known for making intriguing action-adventure games with Enslaved: Odyssey To The West previously its standout entry. Hellblade: Senua&#;s Sacrifice surpasses that using Norse mythology and Celtic culture to tell a story of deep and challenging depression and mental health issues.

It&#;s not an easy game to play thematically because it does such a valiant job of portraying the main character&#;s struggles with psychosis but it&#;s an important one. Blending a mixture of hack and slashing, puzzle-solving, and horror, it&#;ll stick in your mind for a long time to come, even more so if you empathise with some of its subject matter. You&#;re going to want to experience this title before Senua&#;s Saga: Hellblade 2 launches – whenever that may be.

Sea Of Thieves

Sea Of Thieves

Ever wanted to be a pirate? If your childhood fantasies have continued into adulthood, you can live them out in a more carefree manner here than reality can provide. Sea Of Thieves is huge; one of the best Xbox One games out there (and there&#;s a lot of people saying that). A shared-world adventure game, players encounter each other regularly on the high seas, sometimes safely, and sometimes not so safely.

That can mean the game is a little punishing, especially if you don&#;t make allies fast, but there&#;s precious little similar to this elsewhere. Invest enough time and you can establish routes with trading companies, track down treasure, or simply bob around the world doing whatever takes your fancy. Easy? Not in the slightest, but utterly beguiling for those looking for some freedom.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2

An underrated gem, Titanfall 2 has you control massive robots before leaping out of the cockpit and shooting any leftover enemies. How could that not be fun? Throw in wall running and other cool tricks and it&#;s a tremendously entertaining first-person shooter.

Impressively, the storyline is pretty good too so it&#;s not just all about parkour and shooting with style. Don&#;t count on anyone sticking around with multiplayer (although it is worth your time) given its age, and we&#;ll sadly never see a sequel, but sometimes, it&#;s good to be left with what&#;s already here. Who&#;d have thought one of the best Xbox One games would be this old?

Have we missed anything out? Let us know what you think.

Sours: https://www.nme.com/en_asia/features/gaming-features/best-xbox-one-games

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