What are the Best Xbox One Games?

Which Xbox One games are the best? This complete list of USgamer's top-scoring Xbox One game reviews sorts out the most memorable from the ones you need to forget.

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Want to know which Xbox One games you should buy and which ones you should avoid? This is what this article is all about. We've created a comprehensive list of new and classic Xbox One releases that sorts out the hits from the misses. Additionally, the USgamer team members have also posted their personal recommendations, and explain why those games are their favorites.

Directly below are games we've rated 5 stars

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  • If you want to see which games the USgamer team personally recommend, click here.

The Best - 5 Star Rated

Forza Motorsport 6: As technically polished and fully-featured as any racing game out there, Forza Motorsport 6 transports you to an incredibly realistic racing world where there's a huge breadth of choice in terms of cars, tracks and types of driving experience. Pretty much whatever you're in the mood for, Forza Motorsport 6 has you covered.

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3: Bigger and better than its predecessor in every way, Forza Horizon 3 features a beautiful, incredibly diverse landscape, an impressive roster of over 350 meticulously-detailed cars, and an absolute ton of driving activities and challenges. Forza Horizon 3 is without doubt the finest arcade racer yet seen, and it looks set to become one of this generation's greatest games.

Overwatch: Overwatch may yet cool off and fall by the wayside at some point in the near future, but it sure seems like it's here for the long haul. Pretty much everything about this game feels fresh and exciting: the class-based combat, the art style, the roster, the modes. It's equal parts strategic and twitchy, encouraging you to think while also rewarding skill, and its roster is a delight. Overwatch may well be the best new multiplayer shooter to come along since Modern Warfare and Team Fortress 2 took 2007 by storm. I can't wait to play more. (PC review: Xbox One version is the same)


Inside: Combine a highly compelling visual narrative with superb puzzles and brilliant platforming, and you have Inside, one of the most intriguing, addictive, and beautiful-looking games of this generation. Its only downside is that it's quite short, but while it lasts, it's absolutely glorious.

NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17: NBA 2K17 addresses most of my biggest issues from last year in cutting out canned animations and going back to basics with MyCareer, and it's still as polished as ever. It's easy to take its excellence for granted, but Visual Concepts' ambition and willingness to take risks keeps it from ever becoming stale. NBA 2K17 is the champion, and it's tough to see it losing that title anytime soon. (PS4 review: Xbox One version is the same)

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin: From Software once raised the bar for game design; now, they've done the same for HD remakes. Rest assured, this isn't just a lazy repackaging of old content. Even if you know the Kingdom of Drangleic like the back of your hand, you're in for many new surprises. And if you've never played Dark Souls II before, your patience has paid off: This is simply the best version of it you'll ever play.

Dark Souls III: From Software's amazing streak continues with Dark Souls III, which amounts to the finest game in the series. Returning players will find everything they've grown to love in a much better form, while newbies will be treated to the most accessible Souls to date. (PC review: Xbox One version is the same)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition: Perhaps the definitive version of Diablo III, Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is streamlined, buttoned-down and an absolute joy to play - especially so when you start adding friends. (PS4 review: Xbox One version is the same)

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  • Avatar for cscaskie #1 cscaskie 5 years ago
    I bought my original Xbox for one game - Panzer Dragoon Orta, and if I were to buy an XBone, it would be for Crimson Dragon. Unfortunately my life (aka. finances)no longer permits me to buy consoles on a whim for a single exciting title, and the PS4 has appealed to me more. I'll have to live vicariously through Pete & Jaz and enjoy your review when it's published.Edited October 2013 by cscaskie
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  • Avatar for Spazgadget #2 Spazgadget 5 years ago
    Interesting lists. While I'm siding (fairly unabashedly) with the PS4 for the moment, I'd be curious to try out Crimson Dragon. I genuinely am not all that compelled by much of the X1's launch lineup, unfortunately (part of my decision to go PS4) but will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for a juicy X1 exclusive somewhere down the road.
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  • Avatar for Jonny5Alive7 #3 Jonny5Alive7 5 years ago
    Not original but Battlefield 4 for me, can't wait to get stuck into 64 player battles.
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  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 #4 brionfoulke91 5 years ago
    I won't be getting an X-Bone just as a matter of principal. So it's fortunate that it just happens to have a really weak launch lineup. The only title here that I'm a bit sad to miss out on is Crimson Dragon. Nice to see that that title shows up on several people's lists.
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  • Avatar for Rory-Taylor #5 Rory-Taylor 5 years ago
    So, basically if you have a decent PC there's really nothing to get excited about at launch for either system. Sony has some cool smaller scale games like Resogun, but they aren't the type of games you want to rush out and buy a new piece of hardware for are they? I still have my PS4 preorder but as we get closer to launch my interest is seriously on the decline. I wish I was a bigger Killzone fan or that Infamous was a launch title.

    But wait, this is about Xbox One. If I were getting one at launch Crimson Dragon would definitely be at the top of my list. It's the only thing that really stands out at all. Forza is Forza; take that however you want. Dead Rising 3's E3 showing just depressed me. As a big fan of the series it seemed to have lost everything that made it special and cut off its zombied limb and threw it at that mass appeal brass ring in the sky. I'm a fighting game nut but KI has never been my thing. Nothing I've seen looks to change that. What else?....Ryse? Has there ever been a more boring demo than what they showed at E3? It was like QTE: The Game. Really obvious it began life as a Kinect game because there was no gameplay to be found. Wow, geez what a negative Nancy I am. I'm sorry. There are XBO games that will be good like Titanfall and Sunset Overdrive, but they're just not here yet. Oh well, no different from any other hardware launch I suppose.Edited October 2013 by Rory-Taylor
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  • Avatar for DopeBoy3010 #6 DopeBoy3010 5 years ago
    Bullshit exclusive, i only miss Forza 5 by buying PS4 and that's all.
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  • Avatar for adamscottprenger78 #7 adamscottprenger78 5 years ago
    Battlefield 4 and Forza 5 are what I am getting.
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  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond #8 ShadowTheSecond 4 years ago
    Titanfall has taken up far more of my time than I expected. It's improved over time with the updates too. Despite some complaints I've seen, the core game had a nice variety/number of maps--and the map packs have added some nice ones too, although I'm not a fan of the War Games map.
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  • Avatar for Matt-Liparota #9 Matt-Liparota 4 years ago
    So far, I'm really enjoying Destiny and I've been dancing around picking up Diablo - reading that it's legitimately one of the best games on the console right now might be the tipping point.
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  • Avatar for Matt-Liparota #10 Matt-Liparota 4 years ago
    And yo, I was OBSESSED with Guacamelee when it dropped on Games With Gold a few weeks back.
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  • Avatar for joseraulmarrero68 #11 joseraulmarrero68 4 years ago
    I think Destiny should be 4 stars or more. I'm currently playing the game and is really awesome and you know for sure updates are just going to get better and better.

    Some of us will agree that the real fun start at lvl 20. Maybe that was their mistake leave the fun for 20+.
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  • Avatar for adamscottprenger78 #12 adamscottprenger78 3 years ago
    My games would be Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Super Time Force, Destiny, Garden Warfare, and D4.
    Sunset Overdrive is so much fun.
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  • Avatar for clearancesticker17 #13 clearancesticker17 3 years ago
    I basically only play Battlefield while wishing I would've gotten a PS4. Thing is, all my friends got a XBone, so I would've been alone in my purchase with the former decision.

    God, the XBone interface sucks.
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  • Avatar for Killawogg88 #14 Killawogg88 3 years ago
    i really enjoyed forza horizon 2, cod advanced warfare, and masterchief collection.
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  • Avatar for TrueNerd #15 TrueNerd 3 years ago
    I know there's overlap between the PS4 and Xbone's libraries, but I'm pretty sure MLB 15 The Show isn't on Xbone.
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  • Avatar for DrCorndog #16 DrCorndog 3 years ago
    There's precious little here that I can't get on my PC. The PS4 has a few games going for it, but I still see little appeal in the XBox One.
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  • Avatar for skmbiker #17 skmbiker 2 years ago
    I think the best game for 2015 cause most people love it and tell there friends about it.
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  • Avatar for Uncompetative #18 Uncompetative 2 years ago
    This all sounds like an exercise in barrel scraping.
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  • Avatar for swiller #19 swiller 2 years ago
    MLB the Show on Xbox One? What a poorly put together article!
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  • Avatar for Marcos-Freitas #20 Marcos-Freitas 2 years ago
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  • Avatar for hppyromz #21 hppyromz A year ago