Best Xbox One Games: These 10 must-have games

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Since the Xbox One saw the light of day in November 2013, countless good games have been released for the Microsoft console and its successors. It can sometimes be difficult for gamers to filter out the real highlights from the offer. We show you ten of the best games for the Xbox One and Series X/S.

“Halo Infinite”: THE Xbox shooter

In 2021, the Master Chief returns “Halo Infinite” finally back to the Xbox. And the latest offshoot of the series brings a lot of innovations with it. For the first time ever you can explore an open world. From now on you decide where to go! In addition to an epic story about the Halo ring Zeta, “Halo Infinite” also offers a multiplayer mode with countless game modes. The game keeps you glued to the screen for hours after the end of the single-player campaign.

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“Resident Evil 2”: Classic horror

“Resident Evil 2” raised the bar for good game remakes in early 2019. The 20+ year old survival horror classic looks and plays like a cutting edge game on Xbox One and Series X/S – thanks to clever adaptations to modern conventions. One of the best remakes and one of the best games for the console!

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“Forza Horizon 5”: Racing game with excellent graphics

“Forza Horizon 5” is the reference in arcade racing on Xbox. This time there is again a huge selection of vehicles available. But this time you don’t race through picturesque British landscapes with the speedsters, but through the rough nature of Mexico. Active volcanoes, sunny beaches and dense jungle forests await you there. Regular events ensure that you never get bored on the slopes. “Forza Horizon 5” is probably the best racing game for Xbox One and Series X/S.

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“Red Dead Redemption 2”: Western meets Open World

The sequel to the outlaw epic “Red Dead Redemption” set new standards in 2018. The slow-paced open-world adventure looks fantastic, flaunts a game world of unprecedented vibrancy, and tells a tragic story against the historical backdrop of the late Wild West era. No matter what platform: “Red Dead Redemption 2” is a must – and looks better on the Xbox One X or Series X than any other console.

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“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”: Brilliant fantasy action

In the third part of the “Witcher” series, players can explore a huge open game world for the first time, which was also graphically excellent and implemented with great attention to detail. The atmospheric medieval setting serves as the setting for many exciting stories and lets the witcher Geralt kill countless monsters. In addition to classic fantasy themes shies away “The Witcher 3” also not to strike more serious tones and addresses, for example, war crimes or the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities.

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“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”: Action-Adventure for die-hards

With “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” The Studio From Software breaks up its tried and tested “Dark Souls” formula a bit. Less indirect storytelling, more action-adventure, less improvisation, even more muscle memory – this is the action game in which you play a nimble ninja. Tough sword fights require your full concentration and a grappling hook prosthesis catapults you across the game world, which enables completely new strategies.

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“GTA 5”: The open world classic

“Grand Theft Auto 5” was originally released for the Xbox 360, but the game is still unrivaled and belongs in every well-assorted collection. For the Xbox Series port, the developers have revised the graphics again and, like on the Xbox One, allow the entire game to be played in the first-person perspective.

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“Ori”-Games: Atmospheric Metroidvanias

Who was Nintendo again? With “Ori and the Blind Forest” and the sequel “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” Microsoft’s developers are proving that they can also play in the Champions League in classic Jump’n’Runs and Metroidvanias. The game combines beautiful art design with a heart-rending story and lots of exciting gameplay ideas.

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“Psychonauts 2”: Run, jump and puzzle

Fans had to wait over 15 years for a sequel, now it’s finally here! In “Psychonauts 2” you slip back into the role of Raz, who is training to become a full member of the Psychonauts. Using your supernatural powers of thought, you must locate a spy within the organization. To do this, Raz has to travel into the crazy worlds of thought of different characters. Fun platform passages, puzzles and lots of enemies await him there, which he fights with the power of his mind.

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“Microsoft Flight Simulator”: The dream of flying

Breathtaking graphics with photorealistic cities and the whole world as a destination: this is what the current flight simulator offers. From the “40th Anniversary Edition” update, there is also the realistic physics simulation of flying for helicopters and fighter jets – the adventure in the air remains completely peaceful. See the sights at your destination by air before you go on vacation – you can’t do that on any other console than the Xbox Series X/S.

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