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Best Xbox One games: essential Xbox One releases

Although Sony fanboys will say that Microsoft does not have exclusive Xbox One exclusivity, they are completely wrong – ask anyone who has an Xbox and they will be worth half a dozen games that are definitely worth your time.

But to further dispel the myth that there is nothing to play on the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, we have compiled a guide to the best games on the platform. From solid third-person shooters such as Gears 4, to radical racing games such as Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Horizon 4, the system is packed with games from both first-party and third-party games that you need to check.

Read on to see which games make the Xbox One shine and keep checking regularly: we update this list with new titles that we think are part of the exclusive club must-play games for the Xbox One console.

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Wild wild West

Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar has taken the storm by storm in 2018, and gave us the supposed, western open world we were hoping for. You play as Arthur Morgan, a gunfighter in the infamous Van Der Linde gang while following the trials of the changing West.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is definitely a game that keeps you busy. Between story missions, mini-games, activities and side-quests, you'll find yourself wasting hours on this title without even noticing it. And with the Red Dead Online beta test, it wouldn't be long before players can work well with a group of friends to play.

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A Greek epic

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the latest version of the promotional RPG franchise. Set in the Peloponnesian War, Odyssey sees you stepping into the sandals of Alexios or Kassandra as they try to expose the truth about their history as a mercenary explore the turbulent world of ancient Greece.

Odyssey is a graphically stunning title that takes you to the heart of ancient Greece – just make sure you have the time to post it because there is more than 100 hours of content in this Xbox One game.

A refreshing leap back in time

In the newest Battlefield game, DICE takes players back in time to World War One, thereby rejuvenating the once stagnating franchise. It is a title that is worth taking place on our best Xbox One game list.

The game offers a gripping and entertaining single-player campaign that sets a new standard for first-person shooter. Split into six sections, each with a different character and a front line, the campaign never feels dull or repetitive – and even nicely plays in the multiplayer mode of Battlefield 1 which, although well known, also benefits from the much needed breath of life that the change in setting.

Graphically impressive, entertaining and sometimes moving, Battlefield 1 is a return to form for the series.

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Beautiful and frustrating in equal measure

After a long development and a lot of anticipation, Xbox indie exclusive Cuphead has finally been released. Was it worth the wait? It certainly was. Cuphead is a run-and-gun platform game with stationary boss fights, and it is certainly one of the best Xbox One games of the moment.

With visuals and a soundtrack inspired by animation from the 1930s, but gameplay inspired by the platform players of the 80s, this game has torn us since we first tried it at Gamescom. It is wonderful to watch, but the gameplay is a challenge and you will get frustrated … and die a lot of.

We have enjoyed Cuphead so much that we have named it the best Xbox Exclusive in our 2017 Game of the Year awards. It is an indie experience that you cannot miss and can only be found on Xbox and PC.

Master the remaster

Dark Souls is an iconic series in the game world and with this remaster you have the chance to go back to where it all started in 2011 – only this time with improved visual fidelity and performance, all the better to see those gruesome and punishing enemies .

This is the same original game with all its DLC, but that's not a bad thing. Dark Souls is a fantastic, must-play title and it's great to see it on the newest generation of consoles. The frame-rate bump to 60 fps makes it a much smoother and more exciting gameplay experience, and worth mentioning in our best games for the Xbox One list.

A smart, covert, steampunk adventure

After the surprising 2012 hit Dishonored it wasn't an easy task, but Dishonored 2 has more than lived up to its expectations and earned a place on our best Xbox One game list.

Pickonored 15 years after the events of the original, Dishonored takes 2 players back to the Victorian city of Steampunk in Dunwall. This time, however, you can choose whether you want to play as the original protagonist Corvo or his equally skilled protector Emily.

Dishonored 2 is not very different from the first game, but there was nothing wrong with Dishonored in the first place. What we get is a vastly improved and almost perfect completion of it.

Anyone who loves his games, filled with atmosphere, character and a bit of humor and intelligence, will find Dishonored 2 worth a try.

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A retro-slash-modern romp through the underworld

Take it on: DOOM is very, very good. Not in a sort of "wow, that's good for a remake" way, either. It really is a great shooter – so much so that we gave it a Game of the Year award in 2016.

While Overwatch reinvents the wheel for shooting games for first-person games, DOOM impresses us by bringing us back to the time when dial-up internet was the only way to access AOL email: DOOM is in many respects an excellent evolution of what the series was 20 years ago.

It is brutal. It is damned. It has diabolical, terrifying creatures that bleed when you cut them in half with a chainsaw. It's the experience we wanted two decades ago, but couldn't express because of technology limitations, and it's one of the best games for Xbox One.

"Our weapons are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency and giant sidequests."

Inquisition is the proverbial RPG banquet – some 200 hours of treasure hunts, with magic-soaked remains, postcard landscapes and well-written character interactions that are sometimes a little too familiar, but make up for with pure generosity.

It gives you the lead not only of a four-man party of adventurers, but also of a private army with its own castle and associated strategic meta game, in charge of defeating a mysterious demon threat.

The choice of Unreal Engine creates huge open environments and sexually charged SFX-fights – luckily you can pause the latter to issue orders if the attack becomes overwhelming. It is a genre giant and easily one of the best Xbox One X titles.

The homecoming we have been waiting for for seven years

All in all, this is one of the best games that Bethesda has ever made, and certainly one of the best games currently available on the Xbox One consoles.

It ticks all the boxes: a huge, detailed oriented open world; still fantastic principles of looting and shooting; a story full of intriguing side quests and subplots that feel like they matter; and of course a classic soundtrack that brings it all to life.

In many ways, it was the game we were waiting for since Fallout 3 carried away the series of his top-down role-playing games. Not only is the world itself wider, but the plot is better and more digestible than all the games before. There is still a sense of mystery about what is happening, but you no longer have to dig through terminals forever and forever to put it together.

Welcome home, stranger.

The best football sim on the planet is getting better

When it comes to annual game franchises that are as large and as long-running as FIFA, it is easy to feel that there is just not enough news to buy the latest version of the game. But in the case of FIFA 19 you are completely wrong. This is the best the football sim has ever been.

The addition of the Europa and Champions League steals Pro Evolution Soccer ' s latest exclusive blessing, and timed finishers weave in a bit more finesse and tactical nuance to the age-old art of shooting at goal.

There is even a new layer of adaptation with the addition of house rules to the Kick-Off mode and a new Champions Channel to show off the best games and goals in the community. When you pick up the series for the first time, there is a wealth of content to make you invest, while those more subtle changes have long been giving fans a welcome new challenge.

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A free 1-vs-100 shooter set on an epic scale

Fortnite Battle Royale is a certified gaming phenomenon. Pitting 100 players against each other on a single card, the melds of fun, cartoonish gameplay with a fierce competitive streak, and has attracted millions of players around the world.

At startup, you must be thrown on an island without weapons or equipment and you must search for things and fight for your life to be the last man (or group) at the end of the game. The catch is that the card is closed as the game progresses, forcing players to join in larger skirmishes and often with a white neck. Best of all, though, is that the game is available for free on Xbox One, with purchases in the game limited to purely cosmetic options.

If you are relatively financially limited and need something to lead you to the next big release, Fortnite is better than anything else. It is definitely worth a place on our best Xbox One game list.

Where the rubber meets the road

While the original Forza titles dealt with perfect driving behavior and perfectly maintained tracks, the Horizon series has a preference for paint trading and is not afraid to make you occasionally dirty with off-road races from time to time.

Forza Horizon 4, the newest game in the series, brings that tradition by taking us to the rolling hills of the English countryside and pampering us with some of the most exotic cars in the world.

Like any good open-world game, it rewards exploration and offers both a structured campaign mode and a lot of distraction around the campaign. And the new setting feels like a kind of love letter from Playground Games to the countryside of Great Britain; charming, idyllic and made for cross-country road trips.

It is really nice and worth buying.

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The Gears continue to run for this excellent third-person shooter franchise

Despite a new platform, a new development team and a new set of muscular heroes on his box art, Gears of War 4 is not a major reconsideration of the series that helped Xbox 360 use supernova in 2006. But again, such a disclosure should not come as a shock – this is the cover shooter that made cover shooters a completely fulfilled genre, so messing around with that special sauce was never a viable option.

Instead, the Xbox One and Xbox One S get the Gears of War template that we all know and that we love with a few extra features that are gently stirred in the pot. To begin with, the leap to the latest technology made the difference for the first full-fat Gears title from The Coalition. Spend some time on the previously remastered Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and you'll see how small and limited those original level designs were, even with a graphical upgrade to make it relevant again.

However, it is more than just images. It is the return to form for the franchise; the focus on what makes a Gears game so great that we really won and received this title in our list of the best games for the Xbox One.

There is no fear and aversion in Los Santos – just explosive entertainment

Yes, including one of the largest games of the newest generation among this generation is pretty boring, but GTA V on Xbox One is too good to ignore, with HD images, a longer drawing distance and a faster frame rate.

Among other practical benefits, it is a first-person mode, which really makes it feel like a different game, although the missions, tools and characters are the same. The new perspective puts Rockstar ' s attention to detail in the foreground, so you can better appreciate the abundance of jokes and ambient details of the landscape.

GTA V ' s open world multiplayer remains a relaxed sensation, whether you're diving with friends or working together to complete a robbery (a long-awaited addition to MP, but worth the wait) – it's probably the best place to get around to hang on Xbox Live now.

Halo multiplayer at its best

A franchise that has defined Xbox as a platform for a long time is of course Halo and Halo 5: Guardians is a worthy addition to the series and our list of the best Xbox One games. With both a single player campaign and the usual exciting multiplayer battle, this is the Halo game for Xbox One that you don't want to miss.

Although the single player campaign is not the best in the franchise in terms of story, this is the multiplayer fight with Halo at its best, and anyone who likes to play with friends online will enjoy what the different modes have to offer .

Say hello to the triple indie

Hellblade: Senua ' s Sacrifice is the first attempt by developer Ninja Theory to publish his own game and it is quite an achievement. The game follows Senua, a Celtic warrior who suffers from a psychosis and travels to hell to save her lost lover.

The game uses an interesting mix of binaural audio and innovative visual techniques to convey Senua's experience with her psychosis to the player, resulting in a game that is likely to be very different from anything you've played recently.

Disturbing, insightful and extremely fun to play, this is a game that is worth watching and we are happy to make its debut on Xbox One. Owners of an Xbox One X have the advantage that they can choose between three visual modes that promote resolution, frame rate or visual richness.

You can read all about our experience with the motion capture technology behind Hellblade here.

A strong story and emotionally attractive

Life is Strange is an episodic graphic adventure that tells the story of Max, who goes back to her hometown and is reunited with her best friend Chloe – someone who is a little more rebellious than she remembers.

In addition to trying to navigate through the difficulties of teenage life, Max discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any time and can only prevent a storm from destroying her hometown.

Instead of focusing on fights, the crux of Life Strange is the choices Max (AKA you) make and the effect these choices have on the overall story.

A game for those who appreciate a fascinating story. The prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, is equally fascinating.

How many hoses is needed to replace a light bulb?

Okay, so Hideo Kojima ' s last game for Konami – and his last Metal Gear game – might be a bit difficult for the MGS n00b to get a grip on, but it is still one of the best stealth action games ever made. The open-world shenanigans will satisfy all your behind-enemy lines / Rambo fantasies and probably confuse you with crazy plot twists and a million characters all with the same gravel-tinted voices.

But hey, that is all part of his charm, right? Definitely one of the best Xbox One games we've ever been to.

Bold, brilliant and cheeky

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to the accomplished Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and builds on all its strengths.

By taking up the role of Talion again, this game takes you back to a beautifully realized world that is bursting with originality. If you were a fan of the original game, we strongly recommend that you choose Shadow of War as an improvement in almost every way – and definitely worth a place on our best Xbox One game list.

Read our full review here and view our handy tips and tricks guide.

Another brick in the wall

Minecraft released almost ten years ago, but it is still as popular as ever with adults and children. The sandbox survival game allows players to build blocks in a 3D-generated world, making them a perfect creative outlet for people with an artistic background.

If you are less creative, there is also the opportunity to explore the world, collect resources, process objects and solve enemies.

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Friends who kill together stay together

You've probably heard of the Monster Hunter franchise before. It is a classic that has been around for a long time, but we haven't seen it on the console for a while. So far, that's it.

Monster Hunter: World is the franchise's debut on the newest generation of consoles and it really is a relief and can now easily be added to our list of the best Xbox One games.

By giving players the opportunity to play solo or collaborate with up to three other friends, this game invites you into a living, breathing game world to hunt monsters. For research. And pleasure.

You will come across a learning curve with Monster Hunter: World and the dark-soul style of the fight has the potential to frustrate, but this is the most accessible Monster Hunter game we've seen in years. If you were looking for a chance to break into the series, this is it.

In our rating we called the game "a courageous and confident new chapter" and gave it a "play it now" recommendation. Do you want to become a Monster Hunter yourself? Make sure you get ours complete survival guide.

A Metroid Vania platform game with light RPG elements and a lot of heart

Although Ori was released early in the life cycle of the Xbox One, it remains one of the best platform games on the console, without exception. Shockingly beautiful and ultra-lethal inspires and impresses the world of Ori and the Blind Forest equally. Add to this the phenomenal, easy-to-learn, hard-to-master game schedule and light RPG elements of the game and you have the recipe for a timeless classic.

Of course there are a number of series that are not as enjoyable as the rest of the game (we look at you, timed post-boss fight scenes) but in the end this is a series that continues to fascinate you long after you put down the controller. .

Did you not have enough Ori in your life? We understand that the game will be continued in 2019 with the name Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It continues where the story went (no spoilers, please!) And sees Ori-platforming through the forest of the same name for a second time.

The team-based shooter that you have to buy on Xbox One

Overwatch is undoubtedly one of our favorite games ever released on Xbox One – it was even good enough to win our Game of the Year 2016 prize.

It is a classic Blizzard arena shooter that puts two teams of six different characters of totally different characters against each other in a bright and cartoon-like science fiction universe. And although it looks like the Call of Duty you've played before, Overwatch turns traditional shooters upside down by adding unique character traits and cool-downs to the mix, which means that you have to become a strategist instead of blindly. run room to room.

Fantastic graphics, sleek cards and a good number of characters to enjoy. Overwatch is good old-fashioned pleasure and we highly recommend it.

A hair-raising return to form

Your game collection is not really complete if it does not include a quality horror title, and if we were to give it a suggestion, this would be the newest episode in the Resident Evil franchise.

Resident Evil is the franchise that put survival horror games on the map and although it is somewhat lost in later titles, the newest game is a return to form for Capcom.

By going back to the basics of survival horror and crushing them, Rescue Evil 7 Capcom has created a truly frightening and exciting gaming experience. If you have the stomach for the meridian, it is definitely worth playing.

Don't miss our full review of the game.

The name of the game is freedom in Lara ' s latest expansive getaway

Although it is the sequel to a prequel about the young life of the Lara Croft, it still feels like a Tomb Raider game that has grown up. The reboot who saw a courageous new direction for the franchise seemed a lot of the time to be little more than a little light Uncharted cosplay, but Rise is a much more accomplished game.

There is now a real open world that feels like there is always something to do, and something other than just collecting collectibles in exchange for a light dusting of XP.

There are also tombs: yes, that may seem like a silly thing to say, given the name, but the previous game gave them short shit. In Rise, however, they are deeper and more abundant. Rise also has one of the best stories of every Tomb Raider game, again written by Rhianna Pratchett, it is sometimes quite moving.

So come on, shut down Fallout 4 ' s wasteland for a while and give Lara some love. It is undoubtedly one of the best Xbox One games you can play.

Scallywags

The adventurous adventure of Rare Sea of ​​Thieves lets players take on the role of a pirate who controls the seas of a fantastic world – alone or as part of a team of up to four members. It is up to you whether you choose to focus on trading, treasure hunting or plundering the spoils of others.

This is a great title for those who like to play with others in an open world, plus it doesn't look too shabby at all. One of the best Xbox One games of recent times.

Here & apos; s the latest news and updates from Sea of ​​Thieves.

They had the technology to rebuild it, better than ever before

The original Titanfall was a great game – so great that it had a place on this list for a long time. The sequel, Titanfall 2, however, improves it in every conceivable way: the movement is smoother, there are more different titans to choose from, and (hold your hat here). There is actually a single player campaign that can last the cake for the best first-person shooter story of the year.

The pedigree of this game has been taken from one of the smartest and most unusual shooters of this generation. The original Titanfall married a ninja-fast foot fight with the glorious tough kick from pilot-giant mechs, who are taken off the track a few minutes before each race.

The skill with which Respawn has balanced this mix of styles in the future is remarkable – Titans have more firepower, but they are easy to hit and cards offer many places where infantry can hide. These ideas merge into one of the most notable entries in this year's genre and deserve its own spotlight, as well as a nomination for the Game of the Year.

Stories don't get bigger than this

Geralt didn't have the smoothest access to consoles, but after some heavy patches and a lot of angry words about visual downgrades, we were left with an RPG with enormous possibilities and stories.

Oh, and fight. And don't forget Gwent, the in-game card game. And there it is crafting to get stuck. And the alchemy. This ticks many boxes when it comes to the best games for Xbox One.

You will rarely get short of things to keep yourself busy in The quasi-open world of The Witcher 3, and all the better that you are in a universe that involves the supernatural without relying on the same old Tolkien fantasy figures . Invigorating things.

Fantastic in all respects

Looking for an incredible single player shooter? Look no further than the 2017 miracle that Wolfenstein II was. Retrieving where the original game had gone is a timely social commentary and an extraordinary crazy adventure is summarized in a well-written package.

With sleek mechanics and a story worth worrying about, this is one of the most satisfying first-person shooters we've played in a long time. In our full review, we called it "skillfully made" and recommended that we play it as quickly as possible.

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