Top Xbox One Games of 2016
Despite Sony having the two-pronged attacked of PlayStation VR and the PS4 Pro, Microsoft's underpowered console saw itself having a bit of a comeback in 2016. The release of the Xbox One S, complete with impressive 4K media functionality, managed to convince many to give the machine a shot, and with a growing library of great console exclusives (most Microsoft titles are now also on PC), the one-time laughing stock on the industry is giving the PS4 a proper fight. At last.
Games like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4 delighted, both titles showing that the console was more than capable of delivering visuals that even the most die-hard Sony fanboys would be impressed by. It's a shame that smaller release, Recore, didn't quite reach the heights that seemed possible, but it at least showed that MS isn't averse to trying something a bit different. Of course, much of the talk this year has been on Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Scorpio, due for release towards the end of 2017 and said to offer true 4K gaming. We'll wait to see how that pans out, but the signs are promising.
Here are the very best Xbox One games of 2016.
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Skyrim Special Edition on console looks lovely and runs well, and with all the DLC included it's a great option if you aren't fussed about mods. If you are fussed about mods you might be disappointed. Or already have a PC. The state of mods on Skyrim Special Edition's consoles Modding your... more
Watch Dogs 2 is missing a bit of refinement, and has had issues with multiplayer, but joining DedSec is still a riot and a half. It's high energy fun with engaging characters, and you can make an entire city your playground. Watch Dogs 2 has launched without full multiplayer functionality. While you... more
Final Fantasy XV is about adventure and excitement. There are oddities, and it's not the FF you're used to, but it's a good time with some good boys, and has an unexpected emotional resonance to it. Sometimes it seems like it shouldn't work, but it does. Getting a handle on Final Fantasy XV's combat In Final Fantasy XV the... more
Gears of War 4 had a lot to live up to, but The Coalition has delivered a visually stunning and thrilling campaign, plus top notch multiplayer modes. One of the Xbox One's very best titles, and the PC version is excellent too. Gears of War 4's campaign is bloody good fun Shooter campaigns aren't... more
Dishonored 2 takes everything you loved about Dishonored and improves upon it without becoming bloated. It's a beautifully designed, layered game, stuffed with hidden gems and secret stories. Also you can stab people in mid air. 5 things Dishonored 2 is doing so right After a few... more