The Best Xbox One Games to Play Right Now

Whether you're a longtime fan, or just picking up your Xbox One - these are the must-have games on microsoft's gaming console right now.


Every year hundreds of new video games release to the public, and sometimes it can be hard to decide what you want to spend your hard-earned cash on. Because of the ever-growing libraries of gaming platforms around the world, we've decided to compile a list of the best games to play right now for each system. This time we'll be covering the Xbox One, but tune in later to see detailed lists for the PC Nintendo Wii U, and other gaming platforms. Also be sure to check out the best games on PS4 right now.

We'll be updating this article as time goes by, so be sure to check back every so often to see what new games you should be playing.

Sunset Overdrive

Take your first step into a crazy, fun filled world with Sunset Overdrive. Set within Sunset City, a new energy drink, Overdrive, has turned most of the citizens into crazy weird mutants. Grind across power lines, drop from the sky, and blow things up with explosive teddy bears as you fight to save the city, your city, from destruction.

Halo: Master Chief Collection

The Master Chief Collection is the perfect gateway to the science fiction world of Halo. Featuring four games in one, play through the Master Chief’s entire story as you ready yourself for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. Beginning with Halo: Combat Evolved, move through a completely remastered edition of Halo 2, and then continue the story with Halo 3, and Halo 4. Purchasing the Master Chief Collection also gives you access to the television series, Halo: Nightfall, as well as guaranteed entry into the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians Beta.

Grand Theft Auto V

Take on the world of Los Santos like never before. Remastered completely for next-generation consoles, and sporting full 60 FPS support, Grand Theft Auto V is a complete and utter joy to play on Xbox One. Take up the fight as Franklin, Trevor, or Michael in a city that’s more alive than ever with updated visuals, more people, and even more animals. Or if stories aren’t your thing - jump straight into Grand Theft Auto Online and work with your friends to take on brand new Heists, other players, or just enjoy the peaceful life of being a Los Santos citizen. Even featuring a new first-person mode, GTA V has something to offer for everyone.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The much-awaited conclusion of the Witcher Trilogy is final here. Step into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia as you work your way across the Northern Realms on a journey to save your daughter, Ciri, from the Wild Hunt. Take on dangerous creatures like werewolves, griffins, and even ghouls. Just remember that every choice you make has a consequence, and that in the end, you’re responsible for the way the world ends. Set within a massive open world, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is beautiful, fun, and full of mysteries waiting to be solved. If mystery solving isn’t your thing… well there’s always a nicely stocked bar a few villages over.

Alien Isolation

Follow Amanda Ripley as she takes on the world’s greatest predator, a Xenomorph. Filled with the tension and fear that plagued Ridley Scott’s original 1979 horror classic, Alien Isolation is a terrifying ride that will leave players holding on for dear life. Sneak your way through the vents and tunnels of Sevastopol Station where something dangerous is lurking in the shadows. Be careful how much noise you make, or who’s attention you grab, and make sure to hold your breath when the Xenomorph gets close. Alien: Isolation is a terrific ride that horror and suspense fans will not want to miss.

Ori and the Blind Forest

Step into a magical world where you’ll play as Ori, a white guardian spirit who has to restore the forest after it is killed by a magical force. Set in a 2D open world, this platform game is a welcome return to the days of metroidvania style video games. Shoot Spirit Flames, wall run, and fight your way through this fantastical tale as you try to save the only home that Ori has ever known.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Step into a masterfully crafted fantasy world as you spear head a team of characters into intense battles against an enemy of dark origins. Take on massive High Dragons, forces from the otherworld of Fade, and save everyone you can as you lead the Inquisition against the forces of evil. Featuring characters from the previous Dragon Age games, Dragon Age: inquisition is the largest, most open Dragon Age game to date, and it’s just waiting for you to sink hundreds of hours into all the content that it has to offer.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Step into the shoes of Bruce Wayne as he takes on the mysterious Arkham Knight. Set within a shut-down Gotham City, players will need to use the Batmobile, and all of Batman’s gadgets to bring the criminals and scum of the city to justice. Explore Gotham like never before, swooping down from rooftops, speeding through the city streets, or by punching your way through every thug you find. Batman: Arkham Knight is the culminating end of the Arkham Trilogy, and it’s a story Batman fans will want to put at the top of their list.

Metro Redux

Completely rebuild and remastered, Metro Redux includes Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. With full 60FPs support, new modes, gameplay improvements, and all previous add-on content – Metro Redux is the ultimate gateway to the first-person survival horror from 4A Games. Follow Artyom as he makes his way through the dangerous and dark tunnels of Chernobyl’s metro system on a journey to recruit more Rangers to help fight the mysterious Dark Ones. From there move into Metro: Last Light where you’ll once more follow Artyom as he journeys through the depths of the metro to kill off the final Dark One. Experience the full thrill and horror of the Metro series all for one single price.

Forza Horizon 2

Race your way through a wide-open world featuring dramatic weather, a day night cycle, and hundreds of the world’s faster cars. Make it through race after race to become the best as you drive your way across Europe and explore the many exotic places that I has to offer. Forza Horizon 2 is one of the best racing games available to car fans, and it's a title you won't regret picking up.

From The Chatty
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    July 15, 2015 7:00 AM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, The Best Xbox One Games to Play Right Now

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      July 15, 2015 7:30 AM

      Love it when people show love for the Metro games. They were so good! I don't have an XBOne yet, but Sunset Overdrive and Ori are at the top of my 'to play' list when I get one (hopefully this year).

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      July 15, 2015 7:50 AM

      Sunset Overdrive is amazing. I hope Insomniac makes another one. :)

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      July 15, 2015 11:07 AM

      I bought a refurbished XBOX One + Kinect (including Ryse and Dance Central) off of the Amazon Prime thingy for $340 CAD.

      I will definitely look at getting Sunset Overdrive!

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        July 15, 2015 11:08 AM

        (P.S. I actually wanted a PS4, but my Rock Band content is all on XBOX 360, and I have a LOT of it, so I was pretty much forced into this. :( )

        I *really* hope that the ION Drum Rocker is supported... :|

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      July 15, 2015 11:19 AM

      Just got accepted to the Xbox preview program and mostly all my arcade games are playable now!

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        July 15, 2015 3:34 PM

        How do you get into that? There's some potentially interesting stuff there which would be fun to play with.

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