Some of the top Xbox One titles are also among the best console games of all time, despite common assumption to the contrary. Naturally, Sony’s PlayStation has overtaken the Microsoft system in recent years.
However, it remains relevant in modern times because of a select number of games that keep driving interest in Microsoft’s product. In truth, there is a wide variety of playable games for all ages available on Xbox One, from competitive shooters to games for the whole family.
Some of the greatest Xbox One games ever made are included here. Games like the fast-paced Halo series and the detailed universe of Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft prove that the industry has something for every type of gamer. Now, without further ado, let’s get down to business and examine the list.
1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Any list of the best games on the Xbox One would be incomplete without a Halo game. Get six Halo games for the price of one with this excellent compilation. All the old favourites are here, from Halo 2 through Halo 4, with fresh graphics, maps, and features.
Both the campaign and multiplayer in Halo remain among the best in the shooter genre. Because of this, we think you should buy this collection blindly. Those of you who don’t feel an urgent need to play Halo 5 can breathe a sigh of relief. This game is not included in The Master Chief Collection.
However, the remaining games offer more than enough variety to keep you occupied for a long time.
2. NieR: Automata – Become As Gods Edition
The Xbox One version of NieR: Automata did not come out until late. Regardless, we have to include this game on our list of the best Xbox One games ever made because of how original it is. The special gameplay features of this edition can be experienced in glorious 4K.
The game stands out from the crowd in every possible way. The game’s narrative revolves around a race of androids that develops consciousness and begins to question its place in the universe. You get an action role-playing game with a secret ending that can only be accessed by completing the game several times. It’s safe to say that there’s a lot of potential for repetition here.
3. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a fantastic Xbox One game if you’re in the mood for a bleak yet engaging narrative. This story about death, life, and the horrors of madness is unsettling. One of the best motion capture performances ever, Senua’s portrayal is outstanding.
The developer, Ninja Theory, has obviously put in a lot of time and effort to ensure that the mental episodes are as realistic as possible. However, the game’s emphasis on narrative and atmosphere means that combat is less of a focal point than the setting itself.
4. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Once upon a time, Assassin’s Creed games were synonymous with exciting stealth and action-adventure experiences. The series is now going in an entirely different — and generally more positive — direction.
The open landscapes of the new Assassin’s Creed games are filled with quests and role-playing aspects. The latest instalment in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is a spin-off that continues the series’ established pattern.
The story’s setting in Norse times works well, and its depiction of Norse mythology is generally accurate (with a few notable exceptions). Even if you haven’t played the other games in the series, you can still enjoy this one. The fights are intense and dynamic, the story is serviceable, and the worldbuilding is superb.
You’re missing out if you haven’t given Control a try. As of this year (2019), this game has been nominated for several prestigious honours. From a narrative standpoint, a gameplay standpoint, or a visual standpoint, Remedy has developed one of the best Xbox One games ever.
The game takes place in a 1950s-inspired minimalist universe where you have very little information to go on. When you think you finally understand what’s going on, the story takes a surprising turn.
Both the gunplay and the telekinesis (yep, telekinesis) powers feel terrific without being overpowering, making for a solid gaming experience. Intriguing as it may be, the game of Control is hardly the greatest fun you can have.
Microsoft’s Xbox One failed to make the impression that the company had anticipated it would when it first came out. Yet despite these issues, they managed to create a great gaming system that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world.
Taking into account this compilation of top Xbox One titles, it’s obvious that Microsoft has hit the mark with this device. We can only hope that the future holds the release of a few more intriguing games for Xbox One.