The 1. 2 Best Games For The Xbox One. YouвЂ™re heading to the store to get an Xbox One right now, and need to know which games to get. Or youвЂ™re at work or in school, daydreaming about what you want to play next.
You have an Xbox 360 controller waiting for you in your living room and a console hungry to entertain you. Your move. Sure, you can use it to watch Netflix or.
Or maybe youвЂ™re suiting up for a battle in the console war, cinching on your armor and trying to remember which games will best help you make the argument for MicrosoftвЂ™s new console. We are here to help. In the first year of its life, the selection of games on Xbox One was a bit limited.
The selection of good games? Even more so. But now that weвЂ™ve passed the one- year mark, there are more good games than ever, with new contenders arriving all the time. In fact, there are enough good games that we now think the console is worth getting. Below, find a list of the games we recommend for MicrosoftвЂ™s machine. We will, of course, be updating this list regularly as more games are released for the Xbox One.
WeвЂ™ve capped the list at 1. Here goes.. Fallout 4 sets you loose on the sprawling ruins of post- apocalyptic Boston with one task: Find your missing son.
You’re heading to the store to get an Xbox One right now, and need to know which games to get. Or you’re at work or in school, daydreaming about what you want to. Games across all platforms that have sold at least 15 million copies, across multiple platforms [n 1] Title Release year System(s) Copies sold / Paid downloads. Xbox 360 games which have sold or shipped one million copies; Title Total copies sold Sales breakdown Release date Genre Developer Publisher; Kinect Adventures! What are the Best Xbox One Games? Which Xbox One games are the best? Our complete list of releases sorts out the ones you shouldn't miss from the ones you need to.
In the space of about an hour, that task has been shelved in favor of a million other tasks: Where can I find a better gun? How do I make more settlements, and connect them? WhatвЂ™s in that building over there, or that one over there? Where do I get a bandana for my dog? If the lost- child narrative isnвЂ™t wholly convincing, thatвЂ™s easy to forgive: This game gives players a rich, fascinating world to explore, and 1. Embrace your wanderlust.
The kid can wait. A Good Match For: Open- world fans, Bostonians, Fallout fans, anyone whoвЂ™s ever wondered what would happen to Fenway park after the bombs fell. Not A Good Match For: Those hoping for an easy- to use, approachable game, those hoping for a substantial improvement over Fallout 3. Fallout 4 is, basically, more of the same, for good and for ill.
Watch it in action. Read our review. Study our tips for the game. Purchase From: Amazon | Wal- Mart | Best Buy | Gamestop. Grand Theft Auto V is an impressive game. Not perfect, but impressive, and it becomes even more impressive on new consoles. The open- world crime game gives players one of the richest, most beautiful worlds weвЂ™ve ever been able to play in, and the new- gen versions offer an even better way to experience it all: In first- person.
The landscape is a fictionalized version of Los Angeles and the California desert, and you can go anywhere. Grab a car, plane, truck, bicycle, boat or tank. Head off in any direction. YouвЂ™re bound to see extraordinary sights and stumble into some sort of good (and probably violent) time.
The game looked amazing even on old hardware, and it looks even better in high- definition. Have you ever wanted to steal a plane, eject mid- flight, and parachute into downtown, all in time to go play some tennis? This is your game. A Good Match For: Players who like to go into a game to break the rules. GTA is still at its best when itвЂ™s a playground for virtual misbehavior. Not a Good Match For: Anyone who canвЂ™t stomach the gameвЂ™s mockery of, well, pretty much everyone.
Read our review, and our take on the new versionвЂ™s first- person mode. Watch it in action.
Study our tips for the game. Purchase From: Amazon | Wal- Mart | Best Buy | Gamestop. YouвЂ™re an elite supersoldier behind enemy lines. Your duties include: infiltrating enemy compounds, blowing up tanks, rescuing prisoners, and using advanced balloon technology to kidnap bears for your private zoo.
ThatвЂ™s Metal Gear Solid V, a game that manages to brilliantly mix the hard- boiled and the ridiculous. With its impressive technology, meticulous design and huge open world, The Phantom Pain easily one of the best stealth games ever made.
ItвЂ™s also the goofiest. ThereвЂ™s nothing else like it. A Good Match For: People who like stealth games, people who have wanted to try a Metal Gear game but have been turned off by the seriesвЂ™ reputation for impenetrable storytelling and endless cutscenes. Not A Good Match For: Metal Gear fans hoping for a satisfying conclusion for the series.
Despite being a massive game, The Phantom Pain feels narratively unfinished, and wanders through its second half before ending on an anticlimax. Read our review. Watch it in action.
Study our tips for the game. Purchase From: Amazon | Wal- Mart | Best Buy | Gamestop. Depending on who you ask, the city of Sunset Overdrive is either a horrible post- apocalyptic hellscape or a super gnarly, fun- filled skate park.
Probably more the latter than the former. The game stars a bunch of everyday mopes who, thanks to an energy drink that turns people into gibbering mutants, find themselves leading an anti- corporate survival troupe through the wreckage of their once shining city. The story, however, is really just a setup for the meat of the game, which involves taking your highly customized hero and leaping, rail- grinding, and blasting your way through a cartoonish, carefully designed jungle gym of violence. A Good Match For: People who hear вЂњA combination of Tony Hawk, Crackdown, and Jet Set RadioвЂќ and get very excited.
Not A Good Match For: Anyone with a low tolerance for вЂњedgyвЂќ humor and loud, self- aware video- game jokes. As fun as the game itself is, Sunset OverdriveвЂ™s aesthetic often feels like it was generated by a late 9.
Read our review. Watch it in action. Study our tips for the game. Purchase From: Amazon | Wal- Mart | Best Buy | Gamestop. Know whatвЂ™s more fun than playing as one deadly, building- climbing assassin? Playing as two deadly, building climbing assassins. AssassinвЂ™s Creed Syndicate keeps things close to the seriesвЂ™ roots: ThereвЂ™s a big city, a lot of famous historical landmarks to climb, and a bunch of hapless jerks to stab. It also shakes up the formula in some cool ways: The new grappling hook makes getting around a lot more fun, and the two protagonistsвЂ”twins Jacob and Evie FryeвЂ”allow players to experience the game in two slightly different, similarly enjoyable ways.
A Good Match For: Fans of stabbing, fans of leaping, fans of ziplining, and people who hate cartoonish factory owners who exploit child labor. Not A Good Match For: Those who havenвЂ™t liked AssassinвЂ™s CreedвЂ™s controls in the past: Syndicate improves quite a few things about the seriesвЂ™ gameplay, but controls are still inconsistent and artificial intelligence is still weird. Watch it in action. Read our review. Study our tips for the game. Purchase From: Amazon | Wal- Mart | Best Buy | Gamestop.
ThereвЂ™s no shortage of ambition in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Geralt of RiviaвЂ™s latest adventure is massive, a world you can get lost in for hours and still have plenty to do.
And while many games these days have sprawling landscapes, The Witcher 3 is utterly dense. Every nook and cranny is filled with memorable characters, clever writing, and rewards for curious players. The main story is as thrilling as it is emotionally draining, and the side quests are actually worth doing! Best of all? You donвЂ™t need to have played a Witcher game to enjoy the heck out of the third. A Good Match For: Open- world fans, especially those who enjoyed Skyrim but were disappointed by the combat. In The Witcher 3, fighting is nearly as enjoyable as exploration.
Not a Good Match For: People who value their time and social life, or those who prefer their games hyper- polished without any framerate drops or other nagging technical flaws. Read our review, and thoughts on the gameвЂ™s (excellent) free DLC. Watch it in action. Study our tips for the game, and catch up on The Witcher lore. Have you ever wanted to go on a road- trip vacation to the south of France? Just hop in a super, super expensive car, grab some buddies, and drive as fast as you can? Next stop, Italy!) Forza Horizon 2 allows you to pretty much do just that.
With its douchey- yet- happy- about- it Euro aesthetic, kicky soundtrack, superb controls and gorgeous visuals, Horizon 2 is a joyous racing game that manages to effectively combine the clean- aesthetic car porn of the Forza series with the goofier open- world racing of a Burnout or a Need for Speed. A Good Match For: Car nuts, speed nuts, south- of- France nuts, north- of- Italy nuts, lug nuts. Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for a more straightlaced racing sim. Watch it in action. Read our car- loving sister site JalopnikвЂ™s take on the game.
Purchase From: Amazon | Wal- Mart | Best Buy | Gamestop. DonвЂ™t let the lovely music and gorgeous Ghibli aesthetic fool youвЂ”Ori and the Blind Forest is a challenging, demanding game. ItвЂ™s also a very good one, a precise platformer that mixes elements of Super Meat Boy (no, really) with classic 2. D Metroid. And, okay, while you shouldnвЂ™t let the lovely music and gorgeous art fool you into thinking the game will be easy, you can still enjoy how lovely and gorgeous it all is. A Good Match For: Fans of tough, old- school platforming. Not A Good Match For: Anyone who wants something relaxed and easy.
Read our review. Watch it in action. Purchase From: Available digitally from the Xbox One store. The best thing about Batman Arkham Knight is the thing youвЂ™re not supposed to know about it going in. So we wonвЂ™t spoil it. YouвЂ™ll know it when you get to it. We can tell you about other rave- worthy parts of this supposed finale to the Arkham games made by Rocksteady Studios.
This is the game- of- the- year- winning Arkham video game formula brewed if not to perfection then at least to its most flavorful. WeвЂ™re back for another long night in BatmanвЂ™s dark city, punching thugs and colorful super- criminals. WeвЂ™ve got the gamesвЂ™ signature free- flow melee combat system, the best brawling in the medium, now spiced with the ability for one player to occasionally control Batman and Robin at once. WeвЂ™ve got BatmanвЂ™s вЂњpredatorвЂќ stealth moves amplified with refined abilities to sabotage enemies and take them out in groups.
WeвЂ™ve got a good story and a great big city to swoop through.