Top Xbox One Games of All Time

Eight long years after the launch of the Xbox 360, gamers around the world were finally able to welcome the new generation of gaming in 2013 with the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Xbox One launched to a bit of criticism, and spent much of its early days playing catch up to the more powerful PlayStation 4. The console soon ditched Kinect from the box and changed its message (thankfully) to focus on games. With that, a strong first-party lineup in 2014 saw the likes of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2 look to claw back Sony’s early advantage. And with more first party titles like Quantum Break, Gears of War and Crackdown in the years to come, Microsoft still has quite a bit up its sleeve.

Xbox One gamers aren’t short of amazing titles to play on their shiny console, but knowing what stands out as the cream of the crop can be tricky. Need a little help whittling down your options? Follow our list of the top Xbox One games of all time to prop up your collection with the best of the best.

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  • 30.

    Child of Light

    A beautifully-presented and surprisingly deep RPG that is deserving of everyone’s attention. Child of Light is bloody brilliant. Mixing a wonderful aesthetic with combat that offers both accessibility and complexity, it is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 29.

    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

    The best (console) version of Diablo 3 money can buy. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition brings a welcome list of new features, alongside the expected visual bump. If you like hitting things by pressing buttons on a controller... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3

  • 28.

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    A triumph of emergent gameplay, slightly let down by a heavily scripted ending. Forget the Tolkien association, and put aside its similarities with Assassin's Creed (for now). Shadow of Mordor is an Orc army on a disc, packaged... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 27.

    Alien: Isolation

    CA has finally nailed the true horror of Alien in video game form. It's only taken 35 years. A masterwork of atmosphere and environmental design, Alien: Isolation may be standing on the shoulders of giants, but it's also... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 26.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    Mais encanto no regresso. Há cerca de um ano, Grand Theft Auto V batia recordes de vendas e era visto como um sério candidato a ocupar a primeira posição das tabelas referentes às melhoras obras do ano. Chegado à PlayStation... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One

  • 25.

    Resident Evil HD Remaster

    Resident Evil remains as odd, unsettling, and unforgettable as its setting, and the HD remaster only emphasises this. Announced last year to an unwarranted - if, given the spate of recent poor HD re-releases, somewhat understandable... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 24.

    DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition

    DmC Definitive Edition's customisation tools that allow the player to tweak gameplay to suit their own style is what makes this an excellent remaster for newcomers and veterans alike. Remember back in 2013 when all the internet... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

  • 23.

    Ori and the Blind Forest

    The extreme highs carry Ori and the Blind Forest through to greatness if not quite flawlessness. Rarely is a game able to be so devilish in its gameplay yet so touching in its story. My heart was pounding like I'd just ran... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC

  • 22.

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3 is vast, intriguing, and enthralling. Update: Having now spent time with the retail, patched versions of the game on both Xbox One and PS4, Brett's review has been amended to reflect what is a considerable upgrade... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 21.

    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

    One of the best third-person shooters in history returns. Gear Of War: Ultimate Edition is exactly the game you expect it to be. For those that still don't know what that is, it's the original in the series completely remastered... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC

  • 20.

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

    A fitting swansong. Update As you probably know by now Metal Gear Solid 5 ends badly: patently unfinished in its storytelling and unnecessarily punitive in its meting out of final campaign missions. It's a sad end to what... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 19.

    PES 2016

    The best football game ever. Update It's been two weeks since PES launched, and what was a joyous celebration of the arrival of the greatest football game of all time has been soured somewhat since the revelation that squads,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    Halo 5: Guardians

    Halo 5 Guardians hits all the right notes in a campaign that is thrilling from end to end and delivers a multiplayer suite full of many delights that play impeccably. I've never thought of myself as a Halo fanboy, but I guess... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 17.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Crystal Dynamics has made a game that expertly rekindles memories of the series' triumphant past and yet still feels incredibly modern. A captivating romp that should cement Lara as a modern icon. Rise of the Tomb Raider... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 16.

    Fallout 4

    A tremendous experience that manages to continually improve upon itself with each passing hour. Fallout 4 is exactly what you hope it is, as long as you were hoping for more of the same. While that may sound like an obvious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 15.

    Hitman Episode Two – Sapienza

    A superb second instalment, and one which shows off Hitman's greatest strengths. If IOI still has something to prove with this episodic version of Hitman - and judging by the amount of people saying they'll wait and see how... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 14.

    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

    Geralt’s final hours are his absolute best. As the latest volley of fire in CD Projekt's war on poor DLC, Blood & Wine makes quite a statement. It's the last story they plan to tell about the titular Witcher, Geralt of Rivia,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 13.

    Overwatch

    The more you play Overwatch the more you realise Blizzard thought of basically everything you might criticise it for. It's not clear if a bunch of developers got the same memo about team shooters, or if they accidentally... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 12.

    Forza Horizon 3

    Don't miss out on the best festival of the year. Racing games have gotten very serious. With arcade games like Blur, Split Second and Ridge Racer failing to excite a large enough audience, and genre staple Need For Speed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox One

  • 11.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    After a year-long wait, PS4 owners finally get to play one of the best games of this generation. Tom and Colm discuss what's new in Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4.What exactly do you get in Blood Ties and Lara's Nightmare?... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One

  • 10.

    Gears of War 4

    A brilliant debut from The Coalition that should delight fans and thrill newcomers. Gears of War 4's campaign is bloody good fun Shooter campaigns aren't always that good these days, but Gears of War 4 combines wonderful... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox One

  • 9.

    Battlefield 1

    More refinement than revolution, but after the disappointing Hardline this is Battlefield back at its best. Battlefield 1's Operations mode perfectly captures the chaos of war DICE's shooter sets itself apart with its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • 8.

    Titanfall 2

    Shooter fans have plenty to choose from this autumn, but Titanfall 2 doesn't deserve to be overlooked. Titanfall 2's single-player campaign is a winning combination of Call of Duty, Mirror's Edge & Avatar As well as being... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • 7.

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    With a campaign worthy of every shooter fan's time, Infinity Ward's latest heralds a stunning return to form. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a difficult game to score Infinite Warfare's familiarity poses a problem,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • 6.

    The stuff that horrible dreams are made of, Little Nightmares is frightening. Not in a jump scare way, like turning a corner in Outlast and having an angry man yell at you, but in a way that gets under your skin. A way that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • 5.

    The hero game we need right now. Injustice 2 is a responsive, fun, meaty fighting game, which is what we probably all expected from it. But I did not expect that this game, more than any other yet, would make me think 'Oh,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

  • 4.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    A beautiful, intelligent remaster that is worth double-dipping for. Editor's Note: Below is a rundown of the technical accomplishments of GTA 5 on PS4, and how they affect the game itself. Also featured is an overview of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

  • 3.

    Batman: Arkham Knight

    Batman: Arkham Knight is the best Batman game ever made and a classic in its own right. 'The Batman games wouldn't be any good if Batman wasn't in it' is a long cited, stupid criticism of the Arkham series. By that notion,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 2.

    Inside

    Inside delights from start to finish. Don't miss out on what will surely be one of the best games of this generation. Playdead's Inside, the studio's follow-up to indie darling Limbo, is very much in the mould of its predecessor:... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC

  • 1.

    Dishonored 2

    Dishonored 2 has earned my first VideoGamer 10. 5 things Dishonored 2 is doing so right After a few hours playing The Clockwork Mansion level of Dishonored 2 at preview, Alice was unreasonably excited at the prospect of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One