The Best Xbox One Games

The Xbox One may have had a troubled launch, but since then Microsoft have made huge positive steps to make amends. Not only do we now have the uber-powerful Xbox One X; the most powerful console on the market, making up for the underpowered initial model, we also have the Xbox One S that supports 4K Blu-ray playback!

On top of that Microsoft launched Game Pass, their monthly subscription games library that is growing quickly and includes Microsoft's own first part releases as and when they released. It's now a great console and features some amazing games. Here are our favourites.

Pumpkin Jack Review

Pumpkin Jack is a fun, quirky 3D platformer that will both entertain and challenge you over the course of its 6-8 hour campaign. Though its platforming and camera controls can sometimes be a tad clunky, the experience is engaging enough for that to not be a problem, and you'll be far more concerned about the monsters trying to take you down. If you liked MediEvil or similar games, you'll love Pumpkin Jack.

Our Rating: 8/10

Natsuki Chronicles Review

Natsuki Chronicles is a great entry into a classic genre of games. While the somewhat stale story and overwhelming options proved more distracting than positive at times, this is ultimately a title that I will come back to many times in the future.

Our Rating: 8/10

Little Nightmares II Review

A perfect sequel. Expanding on what worked last time, improving what did not work, adding ideas that were missing, and taking the story to places we have never seen before. As a fan of Little Nightmares, you could not ask for more.

Our Rating: 10/10

Neoverse Trinity Edition Review

Neoverse Trinity Edition brings the strategy of a deck-building game together with rougelite elements. Similar to a game like Slay the Spire, but with a different polish. The story is virtually non-existent, which is unfortunate, but understandable for the type of game. Purely from Neoverse’s aesthetic, the expectation is that the game will be simple, but you will slowly start to uncover a deep and multifaceted strategy game that remains fresh throughout numerous hours of play.

Our Rating: 8/10

Cyber Shadow Review

Cyber Shadow by Mechanical Head Games is an 8-Bit masterpiece entangled in a beautiful, dystopian world of ninjas action and deadly automatons.

Our Rating: 10/10

Hitman 3 Review

While the game does not offer anything new in terms of gameplay, Hitman 3 features the best levels in any Hitman game to date.

Our Rating: 9/10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition Review

A fun and thrilling classic beat 'em up that is best enjoyed with others, though a frustrating single player experience and some network issues can interrupt your good time.

Our Rating: 9/10

Super Meat Boy Forever Review

While some glaring struggles were noted throughout my time with Super Meat Boy Forever, it is also worth noting that I dealt with them and stuck with it as the heart of the game is incredible.

Our Rating: 8/10

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition Review

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition earns my absolute highest recommendation. I cannot wait for more people to experience such a joyous celebration of all things Dragon Quest.

Our Rating: 10/10

When The Past Was Around Review

When The Past Was Around is a beautiful game by Mojiken about love, loss, and life. Through art and music we discover the love story of Eda and Owl, putting pieces together scene by scene by solving puzzles. It's a short, sweet game clearly made with a lot care, and a soundtrack that will be stuck in your head for days.

Our Rating: 9/10

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Review

While still a bit rough around the edges, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a solid entry with excellent developer support that shows great potential.

Our Rating: 8/10

DOOM Eternal (Switch) Review

DOOM Eternal is considered to be one of the best first-person shooters of this console generation. Jump into this fast-paced sequel to DOOM (2016), fight against the arbiters of Hell to save the last surviving humans. Now on the Switch, it’s a feat to behold, because Nintendo isn’t known for FPS’s. The quality may be downgraded and the controls clunky at times, but it’s definitely one of the best Switch ports I’ve ever played.

Our Rating: 8/10

Immortals Fenyx Rising (Switch) Review

With a set of characters who never take themselves too seriously, or anything for that matter, and a combat system that makes Fenyx a joy to control, Immortals Fenyx Rising is a whole lot of fun.This debut outing from this IP from Ubisoft's Quebec studio has its flaws, but ultimately I want to keep playing it.

Our Rating: 8/10

Monster Sanctuary Review

While clearly inspired by other similar titles, Monster Sanctuary takes that inspiration and runs with it, carving out its own spot in the gaming world. I can't wait to see how things flourish in the future!

Our Rating: 10/10

Cyberpunk 2077 Review

CD Projekt Red has set a new standard for what can be achieved in this sandbox. Cyberpunk 2077 is taking open-world gaming to the next generation.

Our Rating: 10/10

PHOGS! Review

PHOGS! is a fantastic puzzle-platformer for all ages, combining well-designed mechanics with a bright, enchanting aesthetic. Playable alone or with a friend locally or online, there are plenty of levels to keep you busy, and plenty of collectables to seek out and invest your hard-earned bones in. Though at times the lack of camera controls and collision glitches can lead to some unfortunate demises, the experience is one well worth investing in and is not to be missed.

Our Rating: 8/10

Visage Review

Visage has so much going for it as a horror experience that even the most frustrating control issues are easily forgiven. The deep themes of dread and trauma may be too much for more casual gamers who just want a good jolt, but Visage is an absolute must for hardcore horror fans looking for some substance behind their scares.

Our Rating: 8/10

Katamari Damacy Reroll Review

Katamari Damacy Reroll is a hugely satisfying remaster of a PlayStation 2 classic. It may be dated in some areas but the core gameplay is utterly timeless and for good reason. There is nothing else like it.

Our Rating: 8/10

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Review

Black Ops is back and darker than ever. With a rich story and plenty of super-spy moments, this game keeps you gripping down on your controller. Always going to be compared to past titles, this iteration stands up to the challenge and delivers a whole new experience on what a Call of Duty title should be.

Our Rating: 8/10

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is fun, with its many activities and a rewarding gameplay loop. There is nothing better than rocking up to a monastery with your raucous crew and robbing them blind.

Our Rating: 8/10