Best Xbox One Games
The Xbox One turns six years old this year, and it's had a great run. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. We've been getting more details about the upcoming Xbox Project Scarlett, and soon we'll be retiring our old Xbox consoles for the newest version. Before that happens though, we want to look at some of the best Xbox One games that we've played and loved.
Without further ado, let's take a look at our top ten Xbox One games.
#10: Forza Horizon 4
An Xbox list isn’t complete without a mention of the Forza series, so starting off our list at number 10 is Forza Horizon 4.
After the death of the Project Gotham Racing series, Forza has been the undisputed racing series for Xbox gamers. We had a bit of trouble deciding whether to put Horizon 4 or Motorsport 7 on this list, but we decided to go with Horizon 4. For those unfamiliar with the Forza series and the differences between Horizon and Motorsport, Motorsport is a true-blue racing sim while Horizon is open world and more of an arcade racer. Which for most people, means more fun.
Horizon 4 is the latest in the Horizon series and the first to feature a changing of the seasons which can open up new places to explore depending on the season.
Horizon 4 features over 700 cars for you to take for a spin and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to use them. There are a ton of challenges to complete, both story and seasonal, and you’ll never run out of things to do in this game.
The game is regularly updated, and until a presumed Horizon 5 is released on Xbox’s ninth generation console, Horizon 4 will be your go-to game if you’ve got a need for speed.
#9: Sunset Overdrive
Never let it be said that Insomniac Games lacks versatility.
Insomniac Games has built up their reputation and brand for their classic Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet and Clank series (along with their Resistance series). However, they have always been PlayStation developers so the release of an Xbox game was a bit out of left field. But we’re glad they did it because Sunset Overdrive is an unforgettable game.
Set in the fictional metropolis of Sunset City, an energy drink company by the name of FizzCo has unleashed the apocalypse with the release of their new energy drink Overcharge Delirium XT. The drink has caused the Kyles of the Sunset City to turn into violent mutants, and as a former FizzCo employee, it’s your job to stop the madness.
Sunset City is a vibrant and zany open world that gives the player free rein to go out and cause some havoc. Sunset Overdrive is a chaotic and wonderful fusion of a number of games. It combines the colorful art style of Jet Set Radio Future with the rock and roll soundtrack of Brutal Legend, “skating” of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and parkour elements of Prince of Persia.
The gun-play of Sunset Overdrive is also very fun which comes as no surprise considering Insomniac Games’ experience with the Resistance series. You can play by yourself or bring your friends along for some eight-player co-op.
Insomniac Games refers to the world of Sunset Overdrive as an "awesomepocalypse," and that’s probably the best word to describe the game as a whole. It's definitely a one of a kind experience that you don’t want to miss out on.