All games optimized for the Xbox Series X

A comprehensive list of every game Microsoft has confirmed to be optimized for the Xbox Series X.


With the current console generation coming to a close, and the next one set to kick off later this year, all eyes are on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 to usher in a new era of gaming. With new console generations comes the promise of new games, new hardware, and better graphics. Microsoft has thrown the “optimized for Xbox Series X” label around several times during events, but what exactly does that mean? The company has provided clarity on this, as well as revealing every game confirmed to be optimized for the console. 

The official Xbox website describes what it means for a game to be optimized for Series X. “Optimized for Xbox Series X is the indicator for games that take advantage of the full power of Xbox Series X.” the post reads. “When you hear a game has been Optimized for Xbox Series X, you’ll know that the developer has either natively designed or fully rebuilt their game to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of our most powerful console ever.” The optimized for Series X branding is intended to help players easily identify which games will play the absolute best on their console.

All games optimized for Xbox Series X

These are all of the games officially confirmed by Microsoft to be optimized for the Xbox Series X:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Bright Memory Infinite
  • Call of the Sea 
  • Chivalry 2
  • Chorus 
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2 
  • DiRT 5 
  • FIFA 21
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hitman 3
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Outriders
  • Scarlet Nexus 
  • Scorn
  • Second Extinction
  • The Ascent 
  • The Medium
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

These are all of the games that we know have been optimized for the Xbox Series X console. Some of the most notable among the list are CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077, as well as Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This isn’t the end, however. Microsoft has already stated that this list is constantly growing, and that fans can expect to see more games added over time. Consider bookmarking this guide, as we’ll be updating it as new games are confirmed to be optimized for the Xbox Series X.

Contributing Editor

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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