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.

  • 30.

    Overwatch Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 29.

    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Review

    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 &... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 28.

    PES 2017 Review

    PES 2017

    Strange refereeing aside, PES 2017 is a wonderful football game that just begs to be played. It just wouldn't be PES if it was perfect. It's been a while since I last felt like I was really into a football game.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 27.

    Forza Horizon 3 Review

    Forza Horizon 3

    Forza Horizon 3 is a beautiful, immensely entertaining, joyous arcade racer that successfully builds on Playground Games' already tremendous formula. Racing games have gotten very serious. With arcade games like Blur, Split... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 26.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Review

    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    An awesome adventure that delivers an epic sense of discovery. On PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider is just as gorgeous as ever and packed full with some excellent bonus content. Tom and Colm discuss what's new in Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4.What... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,Xbox One

  • 25.

    Thumper Review

    Thumper

    Thumper is a great rhythm action game, with strong visuals, fantastic design, and more speed than Keanu Reeves on a bus rigged to explode. What is Thumper, really? The inclusion of a giant futuristic space head is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 24.

    Gears of War 4 Review

    Gears of War 4

    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

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 23.

    Battlefield 1 Review

    Battlefield 1

    World class multiplayer and an original, successful approach to single-player make Battlefield 1 the shooter to beat this Christmas. Battlefield 1's Operations mode perfectly captures the chaos of war... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 22.

    Titanfall 2 Review

    Titanfall 2

    With its thrilling multiplayer now backed up by a surprisingly excellent single-player campaign, Titanfall 2 is every bit the sequel I'd been hoping for. Titanfall 2's single-player campaign is a winning combination of Call of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 21.

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    Infinite Warfare's multiplayer may lack new ideas, but it's still first-rate, and its stunning sci-fi campaign is Call of Duty's best in years. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a difficult game to score Infinite... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 20.

    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

  • 19.

    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

  • 18.

    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

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    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

  • 15.

    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

  • 14.

    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

  • 13.

    Monster Hunter: World review

    Monster Hunter World

    This long standing series makes an outrageously good current gen debut. The size and scope of the environments, and the monsters in them, is awe inspiring, making Monster Hunter: World a true (lizard) king of games.  There will probably, whilst playing Monster Hunter: World, come a moment... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 12.

    Celeste review

    Celeste

    The challenging platforming and touching narrative of Celeste shape a surprise hit. In each of us, there’s this thing that chips away at our optimism, our... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 11.

    Far Cry 5 review

    Far Cry 5

    In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun. A good villain must truly believe in what they’re doing;... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 10.

    Forza Horizon 4 review

    Forza Horizon 4

    A beautiful Britain, an exuberant driving engine, and generosity of spirit make Forza Horizon 4 a masterclass. If Georges Bizet had gotten inside a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and thundered... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 9.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 review

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Few worlds are as well-realised as the one Rockstar has created for Red Dead Redemption 2. Thanks to some wonderful scripting and stellar performances, the characters you randomly meet in the wild are captured as well as the ones you spend most of your days around camp. How do you follow Red Dead Redemption? You make Red Dead Redemption 2. Loyalty is important to everyone in the vast open world of Rockstar... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 8.

    Resident Evil 2 review

    Resident Evil 2 (2019)

    Resident Evil 2 is more than a remake of a classic game, it's one of the most accomplished horror titles you'll play for a long time The original Resident Evil 2 was an absolute belter. In fact, when it came... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 7.

    Devil May Cry 5 review

    Devil May Cry 5

    Devil May Cry 5 revels in its own gleeful stupidity, presenting a world in which the most valuable commodity is style. At the beginning of Devil May Cry 5, the city of Red Grave – which... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 6.

    L.A. Noire Review

    L.A. Noire

    We've had games that let us play cop before, of course, but it's hard to remember anything that's ever come this close to making us feel like we're actually doing the job. The following review is spoiler-free. It always starts like this: a wooden... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 5.

    Grand Theft Auto 5 Review

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The definitive version of Rockstar's biggest world to date. Editor's Note: Below is a rundown of the technical accomplishments of GTA 5... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,Xbox One,Xbox One

  • 4.

    Batman: Arkham Knight Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 3.

    Inside Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 2.

    The Witness Review

    The Witness

    I'm so caught up inside the world of The Witness that it's hard to think about anything else. It is one of the best games I've ever encountered. At one point towards the end of The Witness I considered whether it might be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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    Dishonored 2 review: I would change nothing about this game

    Dishonored 2

    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

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One