Top Xbox One Adventure Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Xbox One Adventure games of All Time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    Transference review

    Transference

    The challenge of Transference's puzzles tapers off, and there's little subtlety when it comes to certain themes, but great use of some grim audio make this a decent little horror game. The horrors within the virtual space of first-person psychological thriller... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 29.

    Sea of Solitude review

    Sea of Solitude

    A wondrous world and keenly felt themes are slighted by unsubtle writing. If you want to see a sunken city, then you’re spoilt for choice when... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 28.

    Headspun review

    Headspun

    Headspun is intriguing and takes creative risks by blending genres together. It's a shame about those few missing links. In spite of our technological advances, and collaboration between the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 27.

    Life is Strange 2 review

    Life is Strange 2

    It isn’t that we miss the mists of Arcadia Bay specifically, or that we long to retread old ground; it’s the slow etching of stories, scattered with care. Episode 1 – Roads At one point in the first episode of Life is Strange... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 26.

    LEGO City: Undercover Review

    LEGO City: Undercover

    It's not the game that will make the world sit up and take notice of Wii U, but Lego City Undercover is one hell of an easy game to root for. Chase McCain is a dude. He really is. As the yellow-headed undercover cop... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 25.

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    Valiant Hearts is a confused game, but also a brave one tackling difficult subject matter. Valiant Hearts is confused game, and one that seems to have two distinct... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 24.

    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Review

    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    A confident reinvention, despite the obviously low budget. Playing at home in Selhurst, down the road from where Conan Doyle once... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 23.

    Lumo Review

    Lumo

    Lumo could have easily been another retro inspired title that did little other than revel in old-school visuals. It's actually a lovely trip down memory lane. I never played Head Over Heels, the 1987 isometric adventure game that Lumo... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 22.

    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Review

    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

    A decent adventure game with lots of ropey bits. Just like the last one, and the one before it. Frogwares have been on a bit of a roll with its Sherlock Holmes games in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 21.

    RiME Review

    RiME

    Other games of its ilk may punch harder on their message, and the challenge here is all but non-existent. But RiME is a beautiful painting come to life, backed by an exceptional score that will make your journey across this island a joy. RiME is a beautiful, minimalist painting come to life. Spoken words are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 20.

    Fe review

    Fe

    Fe is all very lovely and (literally) harmonious, with fun layers of platforming. Coloured flowers and singing is a nice enough way to spend a rainy afternoon. If you liked the feel of Ori and the Blind Forest – not the way Ori actually... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 19.

    State of Mind review

    State of Mind

    The originality of its vision and the thrust of its narrative more than excuse some sci-fi clichés, and you’re left with a breezy adventure game which compels with its ideas, if not always with its play. All is not well in the world of Richard Nolan. He’s just been in a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 18.

    Stay review

    Stay

    Stay’s compelling lead character and gripping dialogue ensures you’ll want to see Quinn’s journey through to the end. It’s just a shame it spends a bit too much time testing your patience with irksome puzzles and some needless waffling. Stay reminds me of those many hours I spent hunched over my computer,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 17.

    The Occupation review

    The Occupation

    The Occupation is a game of intriguing ideas and sublime atmosphere; the tension of its real-time thrills gives way to a romance with journalistic sleuthing. The Occupation is set in North West England, in 1987, in the fictional... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 16.

    Night Call review

    Night Call

    Night call is thick with moody atmosphere and noir style; its writing is hit and miss, but it's tough not to be entranced by the central concept. Paris in the rain! What a warm and wild phrase, conjuring images of lovers... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 15.

    Destroy All Humans! review

    Destroy All Humans (2020)

    I would recommend the remake to anyone with a nostalgic thirst for the original, but so, too, to those that like their laughs with a dark bite. Fifteen years ago, in Destroy All Humans!, the Earth was invaded. The chief... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 14.

    Call of the Sea review

    Call of the Sea

    Who would have thought that the solution to madness might be marriage? The heroine of Call of the Sea, Norah Everhart, begins the game in a cabin,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 13.

    Rogue Legacy Review

    Rogue Legacy

    Simple mechanics mix well with a deep levelling system to make for an excellent game that'll keep you coming back for hours. Rogue Legacy grants players control of an entire lineage of knights, and I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 12.

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    Technical issues mean the PC version wins out, but this is still a memorable, inventive adventure. A critical darling following its release last year on PC, The Astronauts'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,Xbox One

  • 11.

    Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Review

    Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Episode 1: The Order of the Stone

    If Minecraft was around 25 years ago, this would be the Saturday-morning cartoon tie-in. And that's a good thing. The union of Mojang and Telltale is the kind of marriage that Auntie Maureen... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 10.

    Oxenfree Review

    Oxenfree

    I can't think of many games like Oxenfree. It's simple if judged purely on gameplay mechanics but wonderfully accomplished in terms of storytelling, characters and dialogue. It's nice when something comes along, seemingly out of nowhere, and is a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 9.

    Firewatch Review

    Firewatch

    Firewatch feels like a natural and smart evolution of the adventure game, offering choices without as many constraints, but at the same time expertly funneling players down a path. Firewatch isn't any of the things I expected it to be. Firewatch is a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 8.

    Virginia Review

    Virginia

    As a whole Virginia is wonderfully cinematic, and a fantastic story to inhabit as it unfolds. With Virginia there's a handy litmus test that we can get out of the way,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 7.

    Night in the Woods Review

    Night in the Woods

    While the main narrative drags a little, wonderfully crafted characters that deal with real-life issues, fill this beautiful Saturday morning cartoon show where the mundanity of life is the backdrop for some wonderful exchanges between Mae and her friends For more detailed thoughts on Night in the Woods check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 6.

    Thimbleweed Park Review

    Thimbleweed Park

    A point and click adventure for the now, Thimbleweed Park takes everything great about classic Lucasfilm games and leaves out the flaws. You might not love all the central characters, but this is as  weird and compelling a town as Twin Peaks. One of the most joyful things about point and click adventures is that you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 5.

    Tacoma review

    Tacoma

    Tacoma is a quiet, lovely, yet slightly melancholy exploration of humanity struggling in a corporate vacuum, and one that proves Fullbright still has an eye for detail. I really liked Tacoma, but in the spirit of making this review as useful as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 4.

    Untitled Goose Game review

    Untitled Goose Game

    Untitled Goose Game encapsulates the pleasure in poking fun without ever turning nasty. And you're a goose, which is great. Kids love the absurd. A railway train with eyebrows; a labourer with a love... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 3.

    The Bradwell Conspiracy review

    The Bradwell Conspiracy

    The Bradwell Conspiracy is a quiet exploration of resistance under capitalism, and the repercussions of a 'better' world. The environments are extravagantly detailed and the puzzles become increasingly intricate, towards a denouement that's shocking yet grounded in our own experiences. The Bradwell family is best known for developing home appliances and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 2.

    Kentucky Route Zero review

    Kentucky Route Zero

    Those intoxicated by the game’s dreamy brew may argue that there are no detours—that, like the Zero, you’re either on it or you’re not. If you’re anything like me and Conway, however, you’ll be somewhere in-between. If you want to get your game off the ground, Kickstarter is all well and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 1.

    What Remains of Edith Finch Review

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    First-person, narrative-driven games generally follow a pattern. What Remains of Edith Finch plays with those established conventions to create a beautiful story that breaks your heart, while making you smile just as much. A triumph in the genre. Most families have untold stories that are kept secret from younger members.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One