In case you just bought a brand new Xbox One or you have one running around collecting dust because you don't know which games to play, you've come to the right place. We've compiled a list of the 25 best Xbox One games, which cover a variety of genres, which you need to play on your console. This list includes games released in 2017 and 2018, which means that you won't see any of the old Xbox One titles that are indispensable for any Xbox user, but you will surely see some fantastic games that offer countless hours of fun while playing alone or with friends.
Note: since the games included in this list span a variety of different genres, they were not listed in a particular order.
Below is a list of 25 best Xbox One games:
1. Red Dead Redemption II
Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption II takes players back to American Wild West where they need to steal, steal and make your way through the earth to survive . With the law on the heels, players must also watch out for the storm that breaks out within the gang members that threatens to destroy the gang. If you are facing the hard open world with your trusty steeds, your imagination, then you shouldn't make the mistake of passing Red Dead Redemption II. definitely a title for Xbox One players, indeed for all console players, and even if I have already played it I wouldn't mind playing it again on PC, that is if Rockstar bless us with a PC port shortly. We have all been full of praise in our in-depth look at Red Dead Redemption II, and you can go have a look if you want more details.
Buy Red Dead Redemption II ($ 59.99)
2. Forza Horizon 4
If you are a fan of car racing games, Forza Horizon 4 may be more suited to your needs. The latest addition to the Forza franchise brings with it over 450 cars you can drive and I can attest to the fact that using an Xbox One controller to drive cars seems nothing short of hilarious. Take some free time off the slopes and explore the open world e shared where you can even interact with 72 other players and explore historic Britain like never before. Add to that the new mechanics of the game's dynamic seasons and you have a racing game that seems more addicting than anything you've played before.
Buy Forza Horizon 4 ($ 46.00)
Celeste is a simple adventure platformer in which you play Madeline, a girl who is heading to the top of Monte Celeste. As she climbs, Madeline encounters several obstacles, some of which are created by her dark reflection, conveniently called Part of Madeline. Though the game may seem simple to collect, it becomes rather difficult to get close to the top, with a variety of different obstacles, both human and natural, that prevent you from reaching the top. If you like occasional platformers, then Celeste is definitely a must on your Xbox One.
Buy Celeste ($ 19.99)
4. NieR: Automata becomes like Gods Edition
NieR: Automata for Xbox One or NieR: Automata Become As Gods Edition an action role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by aliens that has been abandoned by the human race and managed by mechanical life forms. You are part of an android army created by humans and your mission is to recover the planet by fighting through hordes of deadly machines. The game has one compelling story, exceptional replay value and game mechanics, which make it an unmissable game for your Xbox One.
Buy NieR: Automata Become As Gods Edition ($ 49.99)
5. Dead cells
Dead Cells is another great action platformer that you can play on Xbox One when you want to play something a little more casual. Set in a constantly evolving castle, Dead Cells puts you in the shoes of a body of cells that have taken control of a corpse in a dungeon . Now you have to fight to get out of the dungeon and collect weapons, loot and other tools that will help you progress in the game. Pay attention to your actions, however, since there are no checkpoints and if you die, you will have to start all over again. Frustratingly challenge a good way to define dead cells.
Buy Dead Cells ($ 24.99)
6. Hellblade: the sacrifice of Senua
Although slightly older than some of the games on this list, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice still deserves a place here. so nice of a game. A perfect fusion between an action adventure and a puzzle game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on an epic journey into the heart of Viking with you playing Senua, a Pict warrior tormented by trauma and psychosis . The really unique thing about the game is the fact that it does not provide players with any information in the form of tutorials, instead relying on players to decipher the audio signals to understand the mechanisms and move forward. If you are one of the people who like good challenges, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice deserves a spot on your Xbox One.
Buy Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ($ 34, 95)
7. Injustice 2
Are you a fan of DC? Ever wanted to be able to customize your favorite DC superhero to make it even more powerful and versatile? Well, with Injustice 2 you can do just that. The arcade-style fighting game presents a massive range of superheroes and DC villains that you can customize with unique outfits that you earn as you progress through the game. You can change the way your character looks, how he fights and how they behave in different game modes, making Injustice 2 one of the most addicting fighting games I've ever played . Download it to your Xbox One right now and start your superhero journey from the comfort of your sofa.
Buy Injustice 2 ($ 30.98)
8. Dragon Ball FighterZ
If you prefer to prefer characters from the Dragon Ball universe to those from the DC universe, you should definitely take a look at Dragon Ball FighterZ, another great arcade-style fighting game for Xbox One. Experience fights of epic proportions with a 3-man tag team, awesome anime graphics and powerful skills that require skills to master. The game also has enhanced competitive multiplayer, so once you've finished beating your younger brother countless times, you can also test your skills against other online players.
Buy Dragon Ball FighterZ ($ 25.79)
9. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
Another fantastic side-scrolling platformer to add to your list of Xbox One games to buy: Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom they put you in the shoes of a boy named Jin . Like Jin, you must stop your uncle Nabu from spreading chaos across the kingdom using magic and to do it you can turn into six animals, each with their own unique abilities. The game offers over 15 hours of gameplay, a wide range of hidden paths that you can explore and much more. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom a great buy for those looking for a random title for their Xbox One.
Buy Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom ($ 39.99)
I saw Cuphead for the first time while watching a League of Legends stream on Twitch and the old game graphics, combined with the fast gameplay, really intrigued me. For those unfamiliar with the title, Cuphead a shooting game a sign and gun in which you control the animated Cuphead (and his brother Mugman if you're playing with a friend) to fight level after level of enemies to repay your debt to the devil. Cuphead really fun to learn and extremely difficult to master, making it a must for anyone of you looking for a simple but addicting game for your console.
Buy Cuphead ($ 19.99)
11. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The latest game in the Resident Evil franchise, Biohazard is arguably one of the best Resident Evil games to the extent that returns to its horror roots, placing the emphasis on exploration and survival . In the game, you play the role of Ethan Winters who is looking for his missing wife on a treacherous plantation which houses the Baker cannibal family. Solve puzzles, fight enemies and do whatever it takes to survive this scary adventure that will give you chills.
Buy Resident Evil 7: Biohazard ($ 23.23)
12. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
by 1961, the Nazi army dominated the Second World War and now established a totalitarian regime in America. In Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, you play William 'BJ' Blazkowicz, a war veteran who is still making an effort to overthrow the Nazi regime. Lead the revolution, take down the enemies and do whatever it takes to take down the regime in this first person shooter. The game is a must for all fans of the Wolfenstein franchise and even if you've never played Wolfenstein in the past, I strongly urge you to give this a shot.
Buy Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ($ 25, 54)
13. F1 2018
Another great racing title to get to the list, F1 2018 differs from the rest offering players the chance to experience the 2018 Formula One World Championship from the driver's point of view . The game includes all twenty-one championship circuits along with all twenty drivers and ten teams who took part in the championship this season. So, if you've ever wanted to experience the thrill of being on and near the asphalt in the French Grand Prix or the German Grand Prix, then you should definitely try F1 2018 on Xbox One.
Buy F1 2018 ($ 37.00)
14. FIFA 19
The FIFA franchise needs no introduction, the most popular football game in the world and the latest game in the series – FIFA 19 – only improves its legacy. FIFA 19 brings one this year series of important changes to the gameplay which will have a significant effect on how players play the game. The game now includes the new 'Active Touch System' for better player control, 'Timed Finishing' which gives players more control over throws, '50 / 50 Battles' which will determine a player's probability of winning / losing balls, and 'Dynamic Tactics' which will allow players to configure strategies and switch between them in real time. If you're a football fan, then this year's FIFA 19 is not something you'd like to miss.
Buy FIFA 19 ($ 30.00)
15. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
The latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – takes a drastic turn towards a multiplayer game only, putting aside the single player campaign once and for all. This time, Call of Duty offers you a number of different multiplayer game modes, including a real battle mode, which will surely keep you tied to your Xbox One, no matter what. If you are a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 4 definitely deserves to be purchased, even if only for its battle mode.
Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ($ 29.99)
16. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary collection
The 30th anniversary reboot of Street Fighter offers an all-in-one package that offers all the classic arcade style 12 combat titles, including Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Do I have to say more? Get the Street Fighter 30th anniversary collection on your Xbox One without thinking twice and I'm sure you will love it every second.
Shop the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary collection ($ 23.99)
17. Destiny 2
Play as a guardian, the last protectors of humanity, and join the others for defeat the Red Legion led by their deranged commander, Ghaul . A multiplayer first-person shooter, Destiny 2 offers you a world full of stories you can explore, enemies you can defeat, and friends you can team up with for three-player attacks and six-player raids. The game also has one series of different multiplayer PvP game modes where you can test your skills against other players around the world. Thanks to all the DLCs that regularly bring new content to the game, Destiny 2 certainly deserves to be collected.
Buy Destiny 2 ($ 37, 12)
18. A way out
Are you looking for a game to play with your best friend? A Way Out – a cooperative-only adventure – could be a great option. In the game, you and your friend you will play as Leo and Vincent, two inmates who are planning their daring escape from prison . The game requires you and your friend to cooperate with each other and play different roles to set the plan in action. With the support for both the cooperative online cooperative and the shared screen, you can play with your friends even if they are not around, but you cannot play alone. There is no single player option and you will have to rely on someone else to complete it. The experience may be exceptional or exceptionally frustrating, but still worth the effort.
Buy a way out ($ 28, 97)
19. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider picks up from events after Rise of the Tomb Raider and this time, Lara Croft on an adventure to stop Trinity's activities – a paramilitary organization . The game has some wonderful settings, some intense gunfights (unless you want to take the stealth path) and a compelling storyline that will entertain you. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is definitely worth a try, even if you're not a huge fan of the series, but as adventure titles that have a fantastic storyline.
Buy Shadow of the Tomb Raider ($ 36.99)
20. 11-11 repeated memories
11-11 Memories Retold follows the story of two men towards the end of the First World War, who have been drawn to war but who have no intention of collecting weapons and being part of them. The game offers players a unique war perspective, something that other war-based games entirely forget, and has story-based gameplay that will keep you glued to your console. The story in the end leads to the armistice of 11-11-1918, a date when both characters will face the biggest decisions of their lives . If you're a fan of story-based games, then 11-11 Memories Retold deserves to be part of your Xbox One game library. Oh, and the simply fantastic work of art.
Buy 11-11 Preserved Memories ($ 29.99)
21. RIDE 3
Get on the asphalt on two wheels instead of four with RIDE 3, a fantastic bike racing game that you can play on Xbox One. The game offers players a selection of around 230 different bikes, along with 30 different tracks on they can drive. Bicycles range from old vintage models to modern coffee shops, while circuits range from the popular North West 200 to Nordscheleife via Outlon Park and Sugo, each of which has a number of challenges. Discover RIDE 3 to experience the thrill of first-hand racing on two wheels.
Buy RIDE 3 ($ 49.99)
22. Immortal Redneck
Immortal Redneck a game that will take you to Egypt where you will have to explore dungeons s randomly generated with a large variety of enemies. The fun and fast-paced shooter will surely bring you good memories and keep you glued to the console with over 50 different weapons, a complete skill tree and 9 different classes with unique features you can choose. Not only is this game challenging, but also a lot of fun and I'm sure you'll find yourself playing this game again and again.
Buy Immortal Redneck ($ 19.99)
23. Just cause 4
Take on the role of Rico Rodrigues as he takes the black hand – the most powerful army in the world run by Gabriella Moreales in Just Cause 4. Set in the fictitious nation of Solis, that the home of the Black Hand, you will find yourself looking for answers to help you defeat the army . And very similar to other Just Cause games, this brings back the trusty hook grapple and even more powerful this time, including a lot of different attachments that you can unlock as you progress through the game.
Buy Just Cause 4 ($ 49.85)
24. PES 2019
The Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, or PES as commonly known, is the biggest FIFA competitor on the market and, in order to keep up with FIFA 19, has also received an update this year. PES 2019 brings with it a wider selection of licensed leagues, 11 new skill traits for players, an updated Myclub feature to sign players to their club, 4K HDR support and a manager mode with changes to the ICC pre-season it's a in-depth transfer system . PES 2019 is definitely worth buying on Xbox One if you're looking for a decent FIFA 19 alternative.
Buy PES 2019 ($ 43, 18)
25. Sea of Thieves
Complete the Sea of Thieves list, an authentic pirate experience it offers everything from large-scale sailing to multiplayer battles where you and your crew must work together to take down enemy ships or risk losing them. Since the game does not have pre-established roles, you will also have the freedom to approach the world and other players as you see fit, making the game a little more versatile and adding the value of replay value. Sea of Thieves a must for anyone who wants to experience a pirate's tumultuous life, including Krakens.
Buy Sea of Thieves ($ 34, 08)
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Try these Xbox One games now
Well, this completes our list of the best Xbox One games you should be playing right away. Off the list, Red Dead Redemption 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sea of Thieves, FIFA 19 and Cuphead are some of my favorites. I have spent countless hours playing these games on our Xbox One here at work and would recommend you try them out yourself. Have you already tried one of the games mentioned above? What is your absolute favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.