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Experts Tell Us the Best Xbox Series X Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Xbox Series X Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Forza Horizon 4

This product was recommended by Daniel Hess from To Tony Productions

Almost always setting the gold standard in what graphics can achieve on every iteration of Xbox hardware has to be the Forza series of games and for the series x you can’t go wrong with Forza Horizon 4. A game that graphically still holds up three years on since its initial release and will please any racing fan.

Farming Simulator 22

This product was recommended by Danitra Alomia from Reverb Communications

Farming Simulator 22 was recently released on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 and PC. The game sold over 1.5 million units in its first week available.. The game has a huge following and is very fun for all players.

Gears 5

This product was recommended by Danny Marshall from Mortgage Rate Guru

When Gears of War 4 was released, it might be claimed that the Gears franchise had run out of ideas, at least on the single-player side. Gears 5 is, nevertheless, a glorious comeback to form for the franchise. Naturally, it has the showy cutscenes and bombast that one would expect from a Gears game. However, it also dabbles in horror, coaxing out a creeping dread in between bursts of frenzied action. The thrill of nailing a rapid reload still tickles the action game glands, as do the principles of a Gears game. Gears 5 is also a stunningly beautiful game. The Series X’s greater processing power boosts texture and shadow details while also introducing a type of light ray tracing. Gears 5 can only be played in 4K with a fairly consistent 60 frames per second.

Control Ultimate Edition

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

This game is the result of some cinematic magic. It’s what happens when creative game developers are given full control over the project, and they end up producing with zero inhibitions. Even though it was released in 2019, the game feels as much of a dark horse today, as it did feel back then. While the game was certainly cool on X Box One, it’s freezing cold on Series X. The game places you in the shoes of Jessie Faden, a recent addition to the FBC( Federal Bureau of Control)- an institution tasked with taking control of any paranormal activity. While his new job is hard as it is, it also comes with an all-new challenge, the growth of Hiss, a new paranormal force. Essentially, the game achieves the most elusive target in game development, that of blending different and radical genres under one roof. It does this with so much ease that it appears seamless, and feels great from the beginning to the end. There is an amazing variety of characters, a great blend of visuals, and a somewhat weird but fascinating use of absurdity and new concepts to make the game a must-play on X Box Series X

Watch Dogs: Legion

This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree

This is one of the few Xbox Series X games that did well to demonstrate at launch how integral ray-tracing will be for improving immersion in next-gen games. The game’s fast load times are impressive, as they allow you to explore London city, in a time when it is completely under siege from an authoritarian regime. However, what makes the game so special is how the ray-tracing support brings with it improved lighting, reflections, as well as shadow detailing that is completely unmatched in most other games. This in turn helps to make every drawn-out firefight and hackathon in the streets of London look absolutely mind-blowing and completely immersive.

Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

This game is all about portraying the Taisho period in Japan, where a generous boy sells charcoal for a living, where a demon slaughtered his entire family. This is how he became a demon slayer in this game. So, such a meaningful game will entice you to play even more until you massacre the demon’s family. You have to take up the sword of Tanjiro and assist his journey to be a proficient demon killer and recuperate his sister Nezuko’s lost humanity.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

This game is a much-anticipated sequel to Jurassic World Evolution of Frontier’s, which was built upon the immersive and groundbreaking 2018 management simulation. Therefore, it demonstrates a new narrative and compelling campaign, awesome new dinosaurs, and brand-new features that are brought to life with seamless authenticity. Consequently, with more customization and expanded construction, it will provide a genuine and better Jurassic world game. In brief, you can build your Jurassic world by constructing creative options.

Sea of Thieves

This product was recommended by Todd R from Ride FAQs

Imagine yourself in the shoes of a semi-cartoon pirate sailing the boundless seas with four other shipmates, raiding islands and sinking other ships for the mere pleasure of it. If you love the idea, Sea of Thieves by Rare is the game for you. What started out as a simple Xbox One and PC experience has evolved into a much richer game full of mysteries, including a massive kraken to battle. The Xbox Series X version will operate at 4K and 60 frames per second, making the entire experience a breeze on Microsoft’s new flagship gaming machine.

Ori and Will on the Wisps

This product was recommended by Tara Orcutt from VeggiesLicious

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to the critically praised Ori and the Blind Forest, and it’s another excellent chapter in the sumptuously detailed 2D platform game. This isn’t just another platformer; it’s an open world set in a forest with numerous sections that’s stylized to look alive in 2D. From the way background graphics transforms as you move Ori across the landscape to the eerie movements of monsters, the game is packed with attention to detail. And it’s all set to a soaring musical score that nearly acts as a story in and of itself. This game performed admirably on the Xbox One X. Ori and the Will of the Wisps will operate at a super-smooth 120 frames per second on the Series X, and also the Series S, if you have the hardware to support it. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is included in Xbox Game Pass, so there’s no excuse to skip it.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Are you up for a genuine challenge? Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the newest deadly action RPG from Dark Souls creator From Software, requiring you to meticulously cut your way through a mythical rendition of 16th-century Japan filled with terrible foes out to murder you. Sekiro deviates from the Dark Souls paradigm by allowing you to grapple-hook from ledge to ledge and swap between postures to catch your opponent off guard.

Resident Evil 2

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Resident Evil 2 is a superb reimagining of Capcom’s 1998 horror classic, featuring tight third-person gameplay, a maze of entertaining puzzles, and a wonderfully horrible new graphics engine that makes exploring the Raccoon City Police Department more terrifying than ever. It’s also a far better experience than before since it’s difficult to put into words how much better the controls are this time around. You’ll most likely never want to return.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

Whether you’re a returning Guardian, a gamer seeking a new adventure, or both, Bungie has reset Destiny 2 as we enter the next generation. Destiny 2: Beyond Light arrived alongside the Xbox Series X, and the studio re-engineered the live-service shooter to make onboarding new and returning players more accessible than ever. Although Destiny 2 will receive a free optimization patch on December 8 that unlocks 4K resolution and a locked 60 frames per second, as well as fancy new performance features like a field of vision slider — a first for consoles – the launch day experience looks and feels terrific. Try out Destiny 2, the fantastic shooter from the makers of Halo, on Xbox Series X.

Gears Tactics

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

Okay, so a turn-based tactics game isn’t for everyone, but Gears Tactics’ action has a comfortable pace that makes it simple to recommend, especially if you’re new to the genre. Gears Tactics is available as part of Xbox Game Pass or as a single purchase and is optimized for 4K resolution and 60 FPS on Xbox Series X. It looks great, runs swiftly, and works nicely with a controller — although you can use a mouse and keyboard if you like. This game sets the bar for future turn-based tactics games on next-gen consoles, should additional devs opt to port them from PC.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon – Day Ichi Edition

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, an unexpected launch exclusive for Xbox Series X, is an excellent start to the series. It adds a new character, a turn-based combat system, and more investment in external (but deep) RPG systems. It’s a ridiculous game with a unique sense of humor that helps turn a bleak story of crime and corruption in a fictional recreation of Kabukich, Kamurocho, into something truly unique. While the game features a variety of performance settings, it’s amazing to watch it run at 60 frames per second with lightning-fast load times. Don’t ignore Yakuza: Dragon.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

The Master Chief may have missed the Xbox Series X launch party, but you should use it as an excuse to revisit some of the best first-person shooters ever made. This is a must-play anthology for series fans and newcomers alike. From the Master Chief Collection comes Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 anniversary editions, Halo 3, ODST, Halo Reach, and Halo 4. On November 17, the whole collection will be optimized for Xbox Series X, delivering dynamic 4K and 120 FPS in both campaign and multiplayer. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is also available via Xbox Game Pass.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released alongside the Xbox Series X on November 10, and it’s a must-buy for anyone looking for a big open-world adventure showcase the new consoles’ capabilities. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla looks unlike any other game in the series, running at 4K and 60 FPS. It not only looks magnificent and feels fantastic, but it also loads lightning fast, ensuring a seamless 9th-century tour through England’s Dark Ages. Assassin’s Creed returns improved.

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