Top Xbox One Games of 2017

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Xbox One games of 2017, 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.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Review

    Kitty Powers' Matchmaker

    Kitty Powers is back, and she's giving you a lot to grab onto. Love Life isn't paced quite as well as Matchmaker, but organising the entire relationship of a town full of couples is a great challenge. Kitty always leaves you wanting more.  For more detailed thoughts on Kitty Powers' Matchmaker check out the video... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 29.

    Sniper Elite 4 Review

    Sniper Elite 4

    Looking down the scope and holding your breath to line up that perfect shot in Sniper Elite 4 is exhilarating, as are the subsequent Kill Cams. It’s just a shame that the poorly delivered story and wooden characters get in the way. For more detailed thoughts on Sniper Elite 4 check out the video and feature... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 28.

    For Honor Review

    For Honor

    For Honor's multiplayer is special, but as a whole it's let down by the less good single player, sometimes dodgy matchmaking, and a surfeit of microtransactions. The combat, though, is fantastic — it's gutsy and weighty, and you feel like a badass.  For more detailed thoughts on for honored check out the features and videos... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 27.

    Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Performance issues are a huge let down, and it feels more Dragon Age than Mass Effect. But if you like open world exploration with fast paced gun fighting, and a hero story like an OTT Hollywood action movie, you'll probably like Andromeda. For more detailed thoughts on Mass Effect: Andromeda check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 26.

    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

  • 25.

    Tekken 7 review

    Tekken 7

    The frenetic fighting and over-the-top fun of Tekken 7 is great, but it's let down by light offline modes and online matchmaking that, right now, simply isn't working well enough. A warrior clan whose lineage is traceable through the extreme angriness of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 24.

    Get Even review

    Get Even

    Get Even's use of layered sound and even more layered story is unsettling and great, but other awkward mechanics make this psychological thriller a bit less than the sum of some very fine parts. Get Even is a weird game, and you'll probably never have played anything... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 23.

    Sonic Mania review

    Sonic Mania

    It took two decades and change, but a team of developers has shown they understand what made the old Sonic games great with Sonic Mania, even if nostalgia is sometimes too much of a driving force. Sega had a winning formula with Sonic on the Mega Drive, but decided to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 22.

    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite review

    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is, like football, a game of two halves. The actual fighting half, which is arguably the more critical 50% anyway, is fun and exciting. The other half is a bit confusing.  In the years since the last new Marvel vs. Capcom was released there's been... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 21.

    Figment review

    Figment

    A well put together action puzzler, Figment has truly outstanding musical work. It'd be a great game to discover with children, but you'd probably need one to get the most out of it.  You know when you go and see a Christmas panto, or — because I know pantos... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 20.

    South Park: The Fractured but Whole review

    South Park: The Fractured but Whole

    The longer South Park: The Fractured But Whole went on, the less I laughed. Exploring the mountain town, however, is a delight, and the battles are a marked improvement on the original's combat. The effect of a well-written joke diminishes each time you hear it. It’s... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 19.

    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

  • 18.

    Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

    Torment: Tides of Numenera

    Great writing and environment design, combined with an epic story and wide range of player choice, make Tides of Numenera a wonderful RPG. The reliance on text won't be for everyone, but fans of the genre are going to love it. For more thoughts on Torment: Tides of Numenera check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    The Sexy Brutale Review

    The Sexy Brutale

    The secret stories Father Lafcadio uncovers are lovely, but you won't always enjoy the process of uncovering them. Still, a series of elegant murders, with elegant stories, in an elegant mansion is enough to show anyone a good time. Time and time again... Lafcadio Boone is a mysterious man. He's trapped playing out the same 12... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 15.

    Prey Review

    Prey (2017)

    Prey gives you all the tools you need, but allows you to decide how to get to your goal. The fear is constant, as is the joy from getting to safety. Despite a largely forgettable main story, I'll remember my own experience in Talos-1 for some time. I was strutting around the Talos-1 space station like an absolute hero — I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 14.

    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

  • 13.

    PES 2018 review

    PES 2018

    A lot has gone into changing how the game is played in PES 2018. The more measured approach is wonderful, as is Real Touch+. That's why the parts that need an upgrade stick out more than they have in years. Having fewer teams than its biggest competitor, as well as dodgy kits,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 12.

    Destiny 2 review

    Destiny 2

    Marked improvements in style and story, coupled with Bungie's always excellent shooting, make this continued space epic a winner. But that never ending grind, though... Destiny 2 opens with your home city being spectacularly invaded by the Red... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 11.

    FIFA 18 review

    FIFA 18

    FIFA 18 is the best FIFA game in years. There are some obvious flaws — some of which are more frustrating than others — but as a complete package, the series is making progress, once again. Just when you think the series attached to football’s governing body can’t... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 10.

    Cuphead review

    Cuphead

    There's definitely a point where it all becomes a bit too much, but Cuphead will best most games in how it looks and sounds, and defeating that boss that you once deemed unbeatable is glorious. Cuphead is difficult. Phew. I’ve said it — we can all relax now. It’s a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 9.

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    It's a shame the story is so strangely paced, but you hardly need it. Fortress Assaults are great set pieces, and there's a lot of fun to be had with the upgraded Nemesis System alone.  When someone goes on Dragon's Den, clutching a sheet of five year... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 8.

    Assassin's Creed Origins review

    Assassin's Creed Origins

    Assassin's Creed Origins has vastly improved combat and an astoundingly beautiful world to explore, but it felt a little afraid of going all in with its new direction. I have now spent many hours in Assassin's Creed Origins, and I will probably... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 7.

    NieR: Automata Review

    NieR: Automata

    NieR: Automata has more creativity and self-awareness in its little finger than most games have for their entire run time. Don’t miss this because it’s sandwiched between other, bigger games. This review was kindly done for us by Adam Cook. Find other cool stuff he's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 6.

    Little Nightmares Review

    Little Nightmares

    Little Nightmares is frightening, in a way that gets under your skin. A way that whispers in your ear that you won't sleep well tonight. Little Nightmares takes things you were afraid of when you were a kid, and reminds you you're still afraid now. Little Nightmares is frightening. Not in a jump scare way, like turning a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 5.

    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

  • 4.

    Injustice 2 Review

    Injustice 2

    Fast, satisfying combat and the most ambitious single player for a fighting game yet, Injustice 2 is a great game elevated further by its attention to detail and Cavill-esque good looks. Injustice 2 is a responsive, fun, meaty fighting game, which is what we... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 3.

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

     Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is beautiful, discomforting, and compelling. It might challenge what you like about games, but challenge is good. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't try it. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is the sort of game that you'll either really... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 2.

    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review

    Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider

    I might not have enjoyed it quite as perfectly as Dishonored 2, but Death of the Outsider is a fittingly melancholy way to wrap up a story arc I've loved. The Empire of the Isles is a strange and exquisitely horrible world, and this entry is no different. Death of the Outsider feels like the beginning of the end for a particular... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 1.

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus jumps from breakneck bloodshed, to humour involving your endearing crew, with aplomb; a masterfully done sequel. The words of Dee Snider’s semi-rebellious teenage anthem have rarely felt... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One