It’s down to the nitty gritty, the elite of the elite!
These are exciting times for Microsoft fans. The Xbox One X is nearing its Fall release, promising unprecedented running power and graphical fidelity for console gamers. There are tons of games on the horizon that will fully utilize the system’s technical prowess, including a number of exclusives that only a Microsoft gamer will be able to enjoy.
As we approach a new era in Xbox’s history, we here at the Geekiverse have put together our list of the 25 best games to appear thus far on the Xbox One. This will be a five-part series counting down five games at a time. Today, you’ll see our picks for game’s 10-6. Check back in the coming days for new installments as we work our way to to the full, 25-game list.
This is a list we plan to update as this generation of gaming rolls along, and especially as the Xbox One X makes its impact on the home console industry. Contributing to this ranking were Josiah LeRoy, Jeff Pawlak, Adam Herr, Andrew Garvey, Chelsey Silvus, Sam Budzinski, Tom Kolbert, Seth Zielinski, Trevor White, and Jeff “Beta” Dugan.
Our Official Review: 9.5/10
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Halo’s The Master Chief Collection is one of those things that you just keep coming back to. Kudos to Microsoft for plunking all 4 of Halo’s numbered entries onto its shiny new Xbox One console. You’d be hard pressed ro find a better value in all of entertainment. Halo 2’s remastering is absolutely stunning and makes the collection worth it alone. Despite its early multiplayer issues on Xbox Live, this is one game that will never leave my hard drive. I’ve spent countless hours playing Halo 3 multiplayer with my Dad throughout the years and thanks to 343 Industries, we can continue to do so for years to come. – Josiah LeRoy
Our Official Review: 9/10
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Following years of high-profile First Person Shooters being set in the modern age, EA decided to go way back in time for Battlefield 1—further back than the genre had ever gone before. Battlefield 1 took us to the chaos that was World War 1, exploring the many staples of combat used during that era and working them into the backbone of its game mechanics. Gritty, dirty combat through the trenches was created in full HD imagery, as players utilized such uncommon weapons in FPS’s, such as flamethrowers, mustard gas, and sabers. Many of the vehicle options came in form never seen before, including horses, and the enormous zeppelin airships. The classic scope of the Battlefield franchise was on full display here, offering massive multiplayer battles across immense stages and a campaign which took players into battles as a number of different soldiers in the many regions where the Great War was waged. – Jeff Pawlak
Our Official Score: 8.75/10
Release Date: November 17, 2014
The highly anticipated and long awaited Star Wars: Battlefront brought fans back to a galaxy far, far away to relive some of the most memorable moments from the original trilogy. The game was criticized for being light on content, lacking a single player campaign and charging a hefty $49.99 for its season pass of DLC. The gameplay was fantastic still, with authentic sights and sounds, and numerous heroes and villains to play as. One of the coolest features was the Rogue One add-on, which brought Jyn Erso and Director Orson Krennic in as playable characters. The game’s sequel is out this November and looks to improve on nearly every major facet of the first. – Josiah LeRoy
Release Date: July 5, 2016
I remember reading an interview with the head game designers at Psyonix in which they discussed why they decided to make the game free on PlayStation Network when it launched. They said it was a huge gamble, but they thought the extra exposure would help move more units. Boy was that an understatement–word of Rocket League’s insane rocket-powered RC car soccer mayhem spread like wildfire, and it was hugely successful. Available on Xbox One, PSN, and PC, Rocket League has since added new arenas, cars, customizing options, and game types (like it’s hockey- and basketball-inspired game modes). There is also a huge competitive aspect to the game, with MLG teams and multiple match ladders. Rocket League really did it right. They have gameplay that’s easy to pick up, but difficult to master; a great price tag ($14.99); tons of free (and paid) content that is released frequently; and many ways to play. This is one game that is not going anywhere anytime soon. -Andrew Garvey
Our Official Review: 9.5/10
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Ahhh Fallout 4. There is nothing more relaxing than strolling through a destroyed, irradiated Boston, MA with your dog or your girl by your side. Plus, all the classic 50s tunes really help set the mood. Bethesda knocked it out of the park with this game. Being released 7 years after their last installment Fallout 3…but Gene what about Fallout:New Vegas in 2010?….yes yes I know, but New Vegas was made by Obsidion, not Bethesda, moving on now..7 years after the release of the critically acclaimed Fallout 3, Bethesda has created gold again. What is not to love about this game, or this series in general? Fallout 4 is a game you can sink hundreds upon hundreds of hours into through multiple playthroughs and have a different experience every time. The only thing I wish there was more of is the DLC . While the DLC that was released was fantastic, knowing it will be several years before another Fallout is made, I wish they would make more DLC to tide me over – hopefully not for another 7 years. – Gene Williams
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