Updated January 22, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Xbox One Games

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in February of 2015. Console gaming has never been more popular than it is today. The Xbox One is among the most technologically capable units to date, and many of its recent titles involve advanced graphics and gameplay that are deeply immersive, while also putting players' skills to the test. Here are some of the best-looking and most fun to play games that have been released over the last year or so. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. The Outer Worlds

2. Doom Eternal

3. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Editor's Notes

January 15, 2021:

We first want to point out that many, if not most of these games aren't suited to young children, and may or not be worthwhile for families to enjoy together. Don't worry, though, there are plenty of Xbox titles that are fun for families, and quite a few that great for kids.

For the rest of us, there is, of course, no such thing as a single best game, but the past year has seen some seriously entertaining and well-developed titles hit the market. Of particular note is the impressive crop of RPGs for lovers of all flavors role playing games. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla should satisfy the historical fiction crowd, The Outer Worlds will definitely impress fans of space exploration, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon is one of the best JRPGs in existence.

But there's plenty more, too. Gears Tactics brings turn-based strategy to the traditionally first-person series, while Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a much-appreciated entry in the constantly evolving Star Wars universe. If you're really into heart-stopping action, Doom Eternal is one of the best sci-fi shooters, while Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is, understandably, immensely popular among the online crowd.

March 17, 2019:

It's been a fantastic year for console games, particularly those on the Xbox One platform. The powerful console is packed with some pretty impressive hardware, and a lot of its most popular titles are enhanced to utilize some excellent modern technologies, such as HDR, 4K resolution, and even AMD's Freesync variable refresh rate technology. Some choices, like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Forza Horizon 4, are well known for their incredible and nearly lifelike visuals, as well as expansive amounts of settings and content. Other games that offer excellent updates to long-running series include Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Far Cry 5, both of which are Ubisoft masterpieces that have extremely large fan bases. The former encompasses a huge game world in and of itself, while the latter is a little bit more compact, but also followed up by the New Dawn sequel, which is a gloriously silly experience that should almost certainly be next in line after you've finished the main Far Cry installment.

Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion breathes new life into the previously maligned MMO shooter, and should satisfy a huge number of fans who were once put off by the titles former lack of endgame operations. Capcom's Resident Evil 2 revisits a genre-defining release that's over two decades old, and it absolutely does its forefather justice. Devil May Cry's latest jaunt through Hell and back is remarkably entertaining, mixing demonic combat with dance moves and brooding rock stars, while Monster Hunter: World is an award-winning fight to the death with some of the more imposing video-game creatures yet to grace the small screen.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a brand-new release, and it's sure to challenge both novice and experienced gamers, and its incredibly detailed graphics and combat system will prove immersive to even the most discerning players. Finally, Nier: Automata is both action-packed, as well as incredibly thoughtful, pitting gamers against not only enemy combatants, but also the inner workings of human (and android) philosophy and introspection. All in all, it's easy to have many hours of mind-bending fun in these new game worlds, though many of these top titles aren't great for kids.

4. Hitman 3

5. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

6. Control: Ultimate Edition

7. Gears Tactics

8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

9. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

10. Dirt 5


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 22, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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