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Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

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Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Let’s run through the best of the best on the Xbox One so far.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Rocket League burst onto the scene thanks to being part of a PS Plus offering in the month of its launch. That led to the game growing exponentially fast, and eventually getting ported onto the Xbox One. It’s incredibly popular still to this day, and as an added bonus, the Xbox One version offers cross platform play with PC and Switch.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Battlefield 1 is one of the few games to tackle the less glamorous, but also incredibly devastating first World War. It features a unique campaign that spans across various theaters of war and has the series’ traditional large scale multiplayer modes also set all over the world.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Tacoma is the newest game from the creators of the critically acclaimed, Gone Home, released back in August of 2017, it follows the main character Amy, as she explores an abandoned Lunar Transfer station as she pieces together what happened. If you’re a fan of narrative driven games, you can’t go wrong here.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Even if the first Watch Dogs 2 let you down a tad, Watch Dogs 2 is worth giving a go. A marked improvement over the original, it takes itself way less serious, and is a lot more fun in the process.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Like Tacoma, Inside was the hotly anticipated next game from the creators of the acclaimed Limbo. Inside lived up to the hype and is another feather in the cap of developers Playdead.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

The Witness released in early 2016, but still stands tall as one of the best puzzle games to come out this generation. As you progress toward your ultimate goal, you’ll learn and unlock more of the game’s world.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

One of the most infamous vaporware titles of all time, Final Fantasy XV finally released in 2016 and luckily for fans of the acclaimed series, it didn’t crash and burn. In-fact, it’s pretty damn good especially if you’re a fan of action-RPGs, open worlds, and gorgeous visuals.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Another narrative driven game, but it’s one that stands out from the rest. Without digging too much into the plot which is the primary reason for playing, it follows Edith Finch as she relives the lives of her cursed family.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Minecraft. By now, you probably know the deal. If you have a creative bone, or just want to know what all the fuss is, by all means jump in if you haven’t already.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Video games based on other non-gaming licensed property has had a spotty history. However lately that trend has started to be bucked, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the best games of 2014, and spawned an equally fun sequel.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

While the move to more advanced/futuristic warfare was controversial, Black Ops III from Treyarch proved to be the best and most accepted of the bunch. It’s multiplayer was fast-paced and exciting with the inclusion of various futuristic classes, and also had an entertaining campaign mode featuring Christopher Meloni of Law and Order: SVU.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Despite the series going on a brief hiatus after Syndicate to prepare better for Origins, Syndicate was actually a great entry in the long running Assassin’s Creed series. More importantly, it washed the bad taste of Unity out of fans’ mouths.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Like DOOM, the Wolfenstein games have seen a revival thanks to a high demand for more traditional single-player focused FPS games. From a narrative perspective, Wolfenstein II stands out as one of the best we’ve seen in the genre in years.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

It took a while for Cuphead to finally make it to the Xbox One when it first began development back in 2010, but the effort was worth it. It’s one of the most visually striking, unique, and challenging games of this generation.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Despite switching to a first-person perspective, Resident Evil 7 feels more like the original classic games than any of the more recent entries. RE7 successfully returns to its survival horror roots and is one of the best games you can play on VR too.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Rise of the Tomb Raider proved that the series reboot back in 2014 wasn’t a fluke, and that Lara Croft is here to stay. Rise of the Tomb Raider builds on everything that was great with the first game, and offers up another equally compelling adventure.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the premiere platformers of this generation. Featuring Metroidvania style gameplay, beautiful visuals, and a touching story, if you’re into 2D platformers, it’s one of the best Xbox One/PC exclusives you can play.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

While Destiny 2 is still finding its footing as of early 2018, it’s worth recognizing the accomplishments of its predecessor in this list of the best all-time Xbox One games. It got off to a rocky start, but after a few expansions and updates, Destiny finally realized its full potential in its final year before Destiny 2 and is one of the best FPS-MMO hybrids around.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Gears of War 4 continues the story of Marcus Fenix, and now too, his son, following the events of Gears of War 3. While judgement left some players worried that the franchise was running out of steam, Gears of War 4 put things back on track, and is one of the best exclusives on the Xbox One console.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Call of Duty: WWII marked the series long-awaited return to its World War II roots, and it proved to be a great move. Well-received by both critics and fans, CoD: WWII is one of the most complete and well-polished entries into the series we’ve seen in years.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Assassin’s Creed Origins plunges the series into new territory by taking it all the way to the beginning. Ubisoft rolled the dice by genre switching into something resembling an action-adventure/RPG hybrid, but it proved to be a risk worth taking as the series following Origins hadn’t felt this fresh in a very long time.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Life is Strange was a game that kind of came out of no where, and proved to be one of our favorite games of 2015 and one of our runner-ups for GOTY. The supernatural teen drama put us in the shoes of the likable Max Caufield as she navigates the precarious position of learning how to responsibly use her new time-bending super powers while also saving her town from a disaster.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

DOOM (2016) is arguably the most brutal, and un-apologetically metal of all games in the long-running series, which is saying something if you know anything about these games. DOOM is one of the finest FPS games to release this generation and eschews modern trimmings like cover and rechargeable health for just running around and beating every demon you see into a blood pulp for little reason other than you got woken up, you’re cranky, and you’re looking for something to do.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

One of the Xbox One’s first exclusive, Sunset Overdrive still holds up incredibly well. Visually, it looks great, and it features a light-hearted and wacky story not usually seen that often these days in a world where many games take themselves way too seriously. If you want to parkour around an open world and shoot zombie-like creatures with insane guns, Sunset Overdrive is worth picking up.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

While DOOM and Wolfenstein II represent a return to the FPS roots, Titanfall 2 brings the modern FPS to new levels. Created by the original Infinity Ward team behind Modern Warfare 2, Titanfall 2 offers up one of the most well-polished, fast-paced and fun multiplayer offerings we’ve seen this generation and much to our surprise at the time of its release, a emotionally gripping and entertaining campaign as well.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

After experimenting with differing approaches in the first two Dragon Age games, Bioware landed on something with Dragon Age; Inquisition that was able to please a wide majority of fans. The result is one of the deepest and mst expansive RPGs of this generation thus far.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Although there’s a lot less Master Chief than we’re used to, Halo 5 still honors the legendary series with another solid entry. Halo 5 is visually impressive, running at a smooth 60 FPS, and has a multitude of ways to play including traditional multiplayer modes, large scale Warzone battles, and of course, its campaign story mode.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

The class-based shooter that took the world by storm in 2016 is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. Blizzard hit it out of the park with this one, and are hoping with the professional Overwatch League that they can one of the, if not the, premiere esport in the world.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Fallout 4 is one of the most emotionally powerful games in the long running series, sending the player character on a quest to find their lost son. As you would expect, Fallout 4 features a huge open world with hundreds of hours worth of side activities to distract you from that main quest. Plus as an added bonus, the Xbox One version features stronger mod support than the PS4 version.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Dark Souls III caps off one of the most beloved and simultaneously hated (at least by those that can’t handle the extreme difficulty) series of all time in an epic way. Whether you’re wrapped up in the series already from the first two games, want to experience a challenge, or just want to see what all the fuss is about, Dark Souls III is worth playing through.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Originally thought of by some fans as just the Xbox’s racer to compete with Sony’s Gran Turismo, the Forza series is without a doubt a top tier racing franchise that consistently puts out high quality entries on a regular basis. The most recent entry, Forza Motorsport 7, continues this trend.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Although re-released and ported more times then we can keep track of, there’s a good reason for it. TES V: Skyrim is one of the best games of this decade, and if you haven’t played it yet, it’s one of the best games you can own on Xbox One.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Although initially released for last-gen consoles, the Xbox One version features upgraded visuals, a first-person mode, and of course, the extremely popular GTA Online multiplayer mode.

Top 35 Best Xbox One Games of All Time

Not only is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, one of the best RPGs on the Xbox One, it’s arguably one of the greatest games of this generation. You don’t need to have played the other two games, just jump in and experience one of the best open-world RPG experiences of all-time.

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