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Welcome to T3's best Xbox One games guide for 2019. Here we are listing all the very best Xbox games that we've played or are currently enjoying, so if you've got an Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X then this is a great destination to discover both new and older titles, regardless of if you're a hardcore achievement hunter or time-strapped casual gamer.

And, as huge gamers here at T3, we're currently in gaming heaven as 2019 is really now ramping up the fun with every passing week. From the gripping first-person survival horror stylings of Metro Exodus, to the stunning slash-'em-up Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and onto the combo-heaven brilliance of Devil May Cry 5, there are simply a dump truck-load of amazing Xbox One games landing right now.

We would say, too, that it's worth remembering that now actually is a very good time to build up a collection of the very best Xbox One games. That is because we are now out of the quiet part of the video game release calendar, the first few months of the year, and are now seeing top Xbox games dropping almost on a weekly basis.

Amazon in particular seem to be absolutely smoking dedicated games retailers right now in terms of stock and price, with many of the games in this list such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and more all available incredibly wallet-friendly prices. As such, it is definitely worth your time checking the store out for pricing before pulling the trigger elsewhere, as you could save a packet.

Without further delay, though, here are the best Xbox One games you can play right now.

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The team-orientated mechanics offer some interesting ways to look after your teammates mid-race.

Team Sonic Racing

A co-operative racer that's gotta go fast

Reasons to buy
+Three distinct racer types split across 15 playable characters+Team up with other players for awesome co-op powers+Online and local multiplayer supported

If you're still reeling from the abomination that was Sonic the Hedgehog's CGI makeover for his upcoming big screen debut, Sumo Digital has just the pick-me-up. Team Sonic Racing follows on from the brilliant Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, offering a slick and rewarding kart racer that gives non-Nintendo players a fine Mario Kart alternative.

The big selling point from here is the ability to team up with other racers to create speed co-operative speed boosts or unleash powers that will leave your fellow racers reeling. You play solo or against other players in online and local races, including local splitscreen multiplayer for some old school couchplay competitions.

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You can gradually unlock new powers and augmentations to complement your arsenal of meaty weapons in Rage 2. The Doom-level loud combat shotgun is particularly lethal.

Rage 2

A proper naughty open-world shooter

Reasons to buy
+A colourful and ultraviolent wasteland+Interesting ways to combine powers+A vast improvement on the original Rage

While no one quite expected Bethesda to sign off on a sequel to the disappointing Rage, Rage 2 actually does a great job of shaking off the forgettable nature of its predecessor and embrace a new approach that is all about empowering you with incredible powers and over-the-top weapons. 

This new found joy of bloody murder is partnerned with an open-world wasteland, which can be traversed with a series of Mad Max-style vehicles. Within the wastes you take on gangs and cults, as well as mutants and the game's big bad, the Authority, using your nanite powers and big guns to creatively wipe them out.

Examples of the nanite powers you get access to include the ability to warp distances in a second, fire enemies into the air and even power slam into the ground to turn a crowd of foes into a pool of gore. Rage 2's pick and mix approach to abilities is reminiscent of Bulletstorm, while the more tongue-in-cheek take on an open-world definitely has a Borderlands vibe about.

As a single-player experience, Rage 2 offers tons of creative ways to unleash hell in shooter form, and the refreshing lack of dour seriousness makes picking it up and immediately having a blast easy and fun.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

The Zodiac Age finally breaks its PS4 exclusivity

Reasons to buy
+New auto-save feature+Extended soundtrack

Final Fantasy XII is considered one of the greatest additions to the age-old JRPG franchise, and fans the world over were jumping for joy when they heard it was getting a remaster of the Japanese update. However, considering it's been exclusive to PS4 for years, Xbox One and Switch fans have been forced to look on with envy.

Well, that exclusivity has come to an end and The Zodiac Age is finally making its way to other platforms. This updated version of the PS2 classic has an improved character levelling system, a new auto-save feature and an extended soundtrack. It's the very best version of FFXII, so if you've held off playing it, now is the perfect time to right that wrong.

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Most of the monsters you encounter have a real eldritch feel to them, so expect plenty of Lovecraftian vibes.

Fade to Silence

The winds of winter

Reasons to buy
+Mix of base-building and survival+Gather resources while battling the elements+Dark Souls-style combat

Fade to Silence has no desire to contain itself to just one genre. It's an amalgam of ideas from all manner of places, and while they don't always gel as well as they should, the result is something that's both immensely challenging and rewarding in its own way. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a bitter eternal winter has descended, you'll play a settler attempting to build and protect a home while gathering resources.

There are all manner of dangers out there in the tundra, but it's the cold itself that's constantly trying to kill you. Find yourself lost and alone in a blizzard, and much like the original Lost Planet, you'll soon freeze to death. Recruit new follewers to unlock better gear, but lose them and you'll put yourself at risk. You can even use sleds pulled by wolves to travel a vast and dangerous open-world. Better wrap up warm for this one!

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This is a Mortal Kombat game, so expect lots of gruesome Fatalities (complete with X-ray vision). Sensitive stomachs need not apply.

Mortal Kombat 11

The bloody bouts of MK return

Reasons to buy
+Meaty story mode full of characters old and new+Tons of modes, including ladders and daily challenges+Personalise your fighters with new armour

Mortal Kombat 11 is exactly what you're expecting it to be. A big, bold and bloody 2.5D fighting game full of gruesome Fatalities and Brutalities and enough gore to make Eli Roth green at the gills. This latest addition introduces the armour personalisation from Injustice 2 while adding in new Fatal Blows (which are made available when your health drops below 30%) and Krushing Blows (a cinematic set of moves similar to Super Moves from the Injustice games).

There lots of modes to keep you interested, including a story mode that uses time travel to visit some of the key points in the series' long history, as well as the usual arcade-style towers, an online mode for testing your might against the worlds' best fighters and much more.

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It's been a long time since we've had a proper licensed snooker game, but Snooker 19 finally draws that drought to an end.

Snooker 19

Like a rocket

Reasons to buy
+First officially licensed snooker game in eight years+Features 128 pro players+Realistic presentation/TV format

Once upon a time, there was always a snooker game or two out for consoles and PC, but it's actually been almost eight years since the last licensed title from the world of baize. Snooker 19 aims to make up for that drought with a package chock full of content. There are 128 official pro players to choose from as well as lots of real-life locations from around the world (including China Open at Beijing’s Olympic Gymnasium and the one and only Crucible Theatre).

Developed by Lab42 (a studio previously known for porting some of the recent Yakuza games to PC), Snooker 19 will feature a proper simulated experience, with each player taking to the snooker table with the same style and attributes of their real-life counterparts. You can play offline against the AI or test your snooker skills online against the world's best players.

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The remaster includes the original game, all of the DLC and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation HD as standard.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered

A throwback bundle of epic proportions

Reasons to buy
+Plenty of visual upgrades+Quality of life improvements to gameplay+All DLC and Liberation HD included

While the series has gone onto bigger and better things - including the brilliant Assassin's Creed Odyssey from last year - classic entries such as ACIII still have plenty to offer. Assassin's Creed III Remastered takes the original bloody action-adventure and applies a visual upgrade to textures and lighting and adds in some much needed quality of life features to gameplay.

On top of that, this remaster also includes all three of the DLC episodes (which sees an alt-history tale where George Washington has named himself king) and a copy of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation HD as standard (a game that was originally designed for PS Vita).  Much like Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, this is a must for any fans who missed the games the first time around.

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Want to see some mechs battle it out? And try fend them off while you're just a lowly soldier? Then Left Alive is for you.

Left Alive

Mechs, stealth and a big dose of survival

Reasons to buy
+Big focus on stealth and traps+All the mechs you could ask for

The latest release from Square Enix isn't Kingdom Hearts or Tomb Raider related, instead it's focused on a new IP all about fighting mechs in a war-torn fictional setting. Bringing together some veteran names from the world of Japanese games development - including Toshifumi Nabeshima (director, Armored Core series), Yoji Shinkawa from Kojima Productions (character designer, Metal Gear Solid series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X) - Left Alive has a lot going for it.

You'll have three different characters - each playing a different role in the conflict on Nova Slava in 2127 - so expect plenty of branching storylines along an extensive story. Add in plenty of customisation options and a health mix of stealth and third-person shooter gunplay and you're left with an intriguing prospect.

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You can swing across chasms and ascend buildings in a split-second, offering a constant sense of heightened movement.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

A brutal mixture of stealth, swordplay and shinobi-inspired myths

Reasons to buy
+Parries, blocks and dodges are even more important in combat+Rich variety of enemy designs to kill/get killed by+Less focus on RPG elements is an improvement

In many ways, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the ideal successor to both Bloodborne and the Souls series. You'll explore open-ended environments full of secrets and shortcuts and battle tough and brutal enemies around every corner, but you'll also do so with a constant sense of offence. Sword fights are only one by striking a killing blow, so knowing when to move in for the kill is a constant requirement.

At the same time, Sekiro feels intrinsically different from its virtual ancestors. The setting - inspired by the history and myths of Japan - is a world away from DS' medieval fantasy and Bloodborne's Victorian-style horror, and it's alive with shinobi, samurai and monsters galore. You can scale buildings in seconds, opening up exploration completely, and you can even employ stealth when you need to bypass tougher enemies. There's even an element of Tenchu there, for those still pining for a current-gen return to Feudal Japan stealth.

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Dead or Alive 6 joins Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 as one of the best fighters on current gen hardware.

Dead or Alive 6

A familiar yet impressive sixth outing

Reasons to buy
+Break Gauge helps balance out fights+More chances to escape/break combos+Nice selection of online and offline modes

Dead or Alive is back. No, not with another volleyball game that's definitely not about volleyball. This is a proper entry in the main series and its bringing that familiar 3D fighting action to Xbox One. Unlike Tekken, Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, DOA is all about parrying with a 'rock, paper, scissors' approach full of counters and second-guessing. DOA6 continues this formula with gusto.

The latest mainline entry keeps that aggressive and tactical 1v1 fighting setup, but introduces more chances to escape and break combos. For less experienced players, this means you'll have more lifelines (such as using your Break Gauge special attack bar) to avoid an annoying one-sided beating. There are loads of modes to choose from as well, so if you're looking for a fighter with plenty of content, this is the game for you. There is a lot of DLC, but most of it is costumes, so don't feel the need to spend loads extra once you've bought a copy. 

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Dante is back, with his trademark platinum hair, his dual pistols and that classic giant chip on his shoulder.

Devil May Cry 5

Dante and the gang are back, and they mean business

Reasons to buy
+Slick, fast and rewarding combat model+Visually impressive presentation+Amazing soundtrack

Capcom continues its run of good form with the revival of DMC proper. Devil May Cry 5 is a considerable step up from DMC4, and even takes note of the ultra-dark/ultra-silly presentation of the DmC: Devil May Cry reboot and melds it into one heart-pumping experience. You can still chain combs with your guns, swords and magical powers, but now you get to choose from a variety of new characters, including V and his ability to summon shadowy familiars.

By harking back to the basic principles of chaining combos in waves of arcade action, DMC5 recaptures the magic that made the original games to popular. And with some of the best visuals Capcom has ever produced - which look frankly incredible running on Xbox One X - this is easily one of the best games on Xbox right now.

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Trials Rising

Bike-based stunts at their best

Reasons to buy
+Most creative tracks in the series yet+Comprehensive tutorial mode+All the customisation you could ask for

While 2014's Trials Fusion was a well-received entry in the series, it lacked the spark that had made the previous entry - Trials Evolution - so beloved with fans. Dial the clock forwards to 2019 and the franchise is back, doing away with the futuristic aesthetic and tapping back into the silly extreme sports magic that made the earlier games so popular. From the endless creativity of its tracks, to the gradual gradient of its difficulty spikes, there's just so much to enjoy here.

With the power of Xbox One and Xbox One X, you're getting the best looking version of the game yet. You also get access to a vast tutorial mode making this a great jumping on point for new players, support for local and online races as well as access to the comprehensive Track Editor so you can build and share your own devilish creations with the rest of the Trials community.

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Guns-For-Hire return, with a few familiar faces jumping back into the action to join you on your adventures in Hope County.

Far Cry New Dawn

A stripped back approach to Far Cry

Reasons to buy
+Colourful post-apocalyptic take on Hope County+Craft new weapons and vehicles+A more fun approach to combat

Far Cry New Dawn isn't a 'full' entry in Ubisoft Montreal's open-world shooter series - it's more of a spin-off in a similar vein to Far Cry Primal. Serving as a sequel of sorts to Far Cry 5, you'll return to Montana in the wake of an apocalypse where nature has begun to reclaim the land. The result is a colourful new take on familiar locales, complete with all the pretty pink flowers you could ask for.

By stripping away some of the systems that bogged FC5 down (such as the bounty system that saw you endlessly hunted down), New Dawn offers a smaller yet more refined experience. You can now capture outposts and use fuel to upgrade your base, or strip it down outright then lose it to the new enemy faction, The Highwaymen. You can then retake it for even more fuel - if you're willing to endure a tougher fight. From crafting to companions, it's an ideal jumping on point for any new potential fans.

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Bioware will be supporting Anthem with ongoing updates and in-world events, called Cataclysms.

Anthem

Bioware's new sci-fi epic takes the battle to the skies (and online)

Reasons to buy
+Intense cooperative battles with an ecosystem of monsters+Flying your javelin makes traversing the world a joy+Upgrade your javelin with loot galore

Anthem sees developer Bioware combining its expertise with MMOs and single-player RPG worlds to create something that's both new and instantly familiar. As a Freelancer - a mercenary with a flying mechanical suit and plenty of firepower -  you'll defend the last cities of mankind against all manner of monstrous foes.

Flying your javelin is about the closest thing you can get to being Iron Man right now in game form, and nothing beats boosting into battle before unleashing the power of your Ultimate attack. There are four suits to choose from, countless customisation options and an engaging story to unravel.

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Crackdown 3 isn't quite the game it was sold as when first announced, but it's still a fun playground to explore.

Crackdown 3

Open destruction gets the 4K treatment

Reasons to buy
+Basically a bigger and bolder version of the original Crackdown+Looks great running in 4K

Crackdown 3 seemed like it would be stuck in development hell forever, plagued with delays and problems since its initial reveal five years ago. But the wait is finally over, and while its cloud-based destruction physics aren't quite as revolutionary as we'd been promised (they're also only for the multiplayer Wrecking Zone mode) it's still quite something to destroy entire buildings at will. 

The campaign can be played solo or in co-op, with all the usual hallmarks of the Crackdown franchise. You'll level up your agility, marksmanship and driving skills by jumping, shooting and driving through anything that moves. It's no great leap for the series, but it's a super-powered playground that's a riot to explore and destroy.

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A journey across post-apocalyptic Russia awaits in Metro Exodus.

Metro Exodus

An expansive third instalment of the Metro series that delivers top action and immersive story telling

Reasons to buy
+Visceral game world+Action packed combat+Impressive graphics

While previous Metro games have been heavily confined to the claustrophobic ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow and its underground metro system, in Metro Exodus the player breaks free from these confines and proceeds to head out across Russia aboard a militarised train called the Aurora.

Despite the new expansive setting, which looks simply gorgeous on the 4A Engine, the soul of what made the first two Metro games good - so, the RPG elements and detailed micro-actions that are necessary to survive, such as maintaining and upgrading your weapons, changing the filter on your gas mask, and using the day and night cycle to your advantage - remain very firmly in-tact.

Gun play also feels pleasingly deadly, with weapons packing real punch and a realistic sense of potential very immediate death, while the world and narrative is strong for a FPS, which once more is indebted to Dmitry Glukhovsky's original novels.

One of the best Xbox games released so far in 2019 and the best Metro game released to date, too.

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Yes, you'll even get to visit Winnie the Boy and gang along with many other Disney-owned properties.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Break out the keyblades for KH's biggest entry yet

Reasons to buy
+Biggest Kingdom Hearts entry yet+Looks stunning running on Xbox One X

It's been a long time since the last proper instalment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise. In fact, some other series have come and gone in their entirety while we've waited for Sora and co to return to our consoles of choice. Well, the wait is finally over - and while Kingdom Hearts 3 offers a story as convoluted as its predecessors, it balances it out with some of the largest and most rewarding locales yet.

From Frozen and Toy Story to Winnie the Pooh and Big Hero 6, KH3 has some of the most elaborate and authentic Disney-inspired worlds yet. We weren't sure if this third entry could live up to the magic of KH2, but those extra years in development have done this adventure the world of good.

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This updated version of Resident Evil 2 will also feature three brand new stories featuring three survivors from Raccoon City.

Resident Evil 2

The return of a survival horror masterpiece

Reasons to buy
+Fully remade version of RE2+Updated camera and all DLC

Having found a return to form with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard two years ago, Capcom's long-running survival horror series continues that trend with a full remake of the seminal classic, Resident Evil 2. Over 20 years on, this version sees Raccoon City and its zombie infestation completely rebuilt in a new engine with all the lighting, particle effect and camera angle improvements those two decades provide.

Capcom has managed to retain the sense of dread that made the original so popular, while adding in enough improvements to help shake off the handful of issues that haven't aged well. With lots of DLC - including that released at the time an some brand new stories - this is a must for anyone who likes a strong dose of fear with their gaming exploits.

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The Complete Edition of The Council comes with all four of the current episodes. The final instalment will arrive in March.

The Council: Complete Edition

A narrative-driven adventure, with a political twist

Reasons to buy
+Detective-style mystery meets an RPG+Multiple branching paths to your investigation+Four episodes on disc (one to follow as free DLC)

With a visual aesthetic not too dissimilar to Arkane's Dishonored series, The Council: Complete Edition is an episodic interactive mystery experience where you'll meet such characters as George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte and more. You can choose between different classes, each with their own balance of charisma, perception and dialogue skills. 

Each one will help you solve the mystery of The Council in multiple ways, with multiple branching paths depending on your decisions. A slow burner, but one for fans of games that take their time to unfold.

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Ever fancied battle royale in the skies? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown gives you that chance.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

The dogfighting simulator finally returns

Reasons to buy
+Mix of simulation and arcade controls+Multiplayer deathmatches and battle royale

It's been almost 12 years since the last numbered instalment in the Ace Combat series (although many consider spin-off Assault Horizon to be a proper entry), but while the franchise has been busy with portable and free-to-play instalments, it's finally ready to make its debut on current-gen hardware.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown includes the simulation style flight controls from the previous games, while including arcade controls better suited to new players. There's a full campaign of dogfighting antics, as well as support for multiplayer will deathmatches and a battle royale mode. That's right, battle royale in the sky with fighter planes.

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Don't let its cartoonish looks fool you - Hello Neighbor is survival horror at its most tense.

Hello Neighbor

Escape the neighbour from hell

Reasons to buy
+Unusual take on the classic survival horror setup+Great use of stealth and puzzles

First-person survival horror games are nothing new on Xbox One - just see Resident Evil 7 and Outlast for proof of that - but Hello Neighbor brings a new take on the genre with a greater focus on stealth, puzzle solving and some neat twists where reality and dreams seemingly collide.

With its cartoonish aesthetic and almost child-like quality, Hello Neighbor builds tension as you sneak into the home of one Mr Wilson to uncover a secret in his basement. Just hope he doesn't find you while you're there...

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What Remains of Edith Finch is an engrossing experience, but one that will pull your heartstrings in ways you won't expect.

What Remains of Edith Finch

An striking and incredibly creative experience

Reasons to buy
+Unravel a tragic mystery+Unlike anything else on Xbox One

Xbox One already has quite a few 'walking simulators' to its name, but to simply classify What Remains of Edith Finch as such would be doing this incredibly unique video game a true disservice. As the titular character, you'll explore your family home and uncover the truth behind a curse that's seemingly caused every other member of your bloodline to die in unusual ways.

The storytelling techniques and mechanics are so deftly weaved together that you won't even see the tragic revelations coming. It's not a particularly long game, but it's one that will stay with you long after you've finished it.

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Below can be pretty hardcore in its difficulty, but don't let that put you off this must-play indie.

Below

An enchanting roguelike adventure

Reasons to buy
+Striking visual design+Ultra challenging approach to roguelikes

While Microsoft's ID@Xbox indie development program hasn't spawned a title to rival the success of Cuphead (the biggest indie hits have been on Switch and on PC), it did help usher in one of latest and most anticipated independently-made games of the year: Below.

This action-adventure roguelike that uses a charming use of light and darkness in its visuals with a brutal (but ultimately fair) approach to exploration and combat. Death is permanent, but learn the beats of its mechanics and Below yields a top-down survival experience that manages to breath new life into a progressively stale genre.

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The split-screen co-op gameplay creates one of the most engaging (and tense) ways to play locally with a friend.

A Way Out

A co-operative prison break

Reasons to buy
+Story-driven co-operative experience+Central performances are brilliant

Co-op play is often added in as a second or third thought these days, but not for A Way Out. Coming from a team that previously worked on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons over at Starbreeze, this engaging tale is all about two convicts who escape from prison and must go on the run and evade capture.

You play online or locally, with the screen splitting every time one player leaves the side of the other. Puzzles and obstacles can be overcome by working together with a big focus on stealth and tense chases. It's unlike anything else released recently and is well-worth a play.

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With an art style similar to Absolver, the world of Ashen is brought to life with a captivating aesthetic.

Ashen

An RPG with an emotional heart

Reasons to buy
+Captivating visual style+Engrossing use of NPC relationships

As this feature can attest, recently there have been some truly amazing triple-A releases, but there's also been plenty of smaller titles that are just as deserving of your time, money and attention. Ashen is one, and it brings a different spin on the age-old medieval RPG formula.

It takes that familiar Souls combat model - with light attacks, heavy attacks and a stamina metre - but removes the need to explore linear environments and instead presents more open locales where the course of your journey is up to you. You can recruit NPC companions, much like Dragon's Dogma, but you'll occasionally meet other players. Question is, will they form an alliance or attempt to kill you?

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The new Demolition Derby expansion brings stock car destruction to an already over-stuffed racing package.

The Crew 2

Drive, ride and fly your way to glory

Reasons to buy
+A vast open-world full of racing activities+Switch between boats, planes and cars in certain races+Another truncated version of the United States

Such is the wave of high-quality games we've had this year that some games that would've shined in less packed years have been lost in the sheer wealth of incoming titles. One of those games is The Crew 2 and it's definitely worth a play, especially if you love arcade racing games.

Embracing Ubisoft's love of content-filled open-worlds, you can race sports cars, muscle cars, off-road vehicles, stunt planes, speed boats and so much more. It's a bright, vibrant and empowering experience, and it's just a new Demolition Derby expansion so there's even more to do! Don't sleep on this one this Xmas!

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You don't have to have played the first two Darksiders games to enjoy the third, but it helps, from a story perspective at least.

Darksiders III

Unleash Fury on Xbox One

Reasons to buy
+Explore a post-apocalyptic Earth+Use your chain to build combos and traverse the environment

Despite the implosion of developer THQ and the closure of developer Vigil, the Darksiders franchise has risen from the grave in the care of Gunfire Games (a new studio featuring some of the original devs from Vigil).

The third chapter focuses on a new Horseman, the rage-filled Fury, who is sent to Earth to uncover the true reason for the premature Apocalypse.

While it lacks the loot system introduced in the second game, there's an improved combat system, multiple element-inspired powers to find and plenty of the over-the-top bosses the franchise has become so well known for.

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The introduction of dynamic twisters adds another destructive force alongside Rico.

Just Cause 4

Feed your appetite for destruction

Reasons to buy
+Most destructible sandbox yet+Improved performance over JC3+Dynamic storms

It's been four years since Rico Rodriguez brought untold destruction to his homeland of Midici in the name of rebellion, and now he's back in Just Cause 4.

Exchanging the sun-baked regions of the Mediterranean for a South American state gripped by a nefarious peace-keeping force, his mission is much the same: use his grappling hook and a never-ending supply of guns and explosives.

Developer Avalanche has improved performance considerably this time around, and with new dynamic storms with hyper-destructive twisters that annihilate anything in their path (as well as serving as a quick way to wingsuit across the map), it's a non-stop blast.

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Fallout 76 breaks the pure single-player experience by creating an MMORPG based in the same universe.

Fallout 76

Explore an irradiated West Virginia... together

Reasons to buy
+Experience the Fallout universe as an online experience+For fans of The Elder Scrolls Online+Classic Fallout RPG experience

The Elder Scrolls Online helped take the fantasy RPG world of Tamriel from single-player adventure into a fully-fledged online experience and now Bethesda is doing the same for the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Fallout 76 is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) so you'll be exploring the game's irradiated world with servers full of other players.

You can build your own Power Armour, team up with other players to form a squad and even use the VATS targeting system (although it's now been tweaked to support an online experience) so if you're a Fallout fan, this will be a faithful recreation of the world you love.

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If you're a fan of stealth games such as the Metal Gear series or Assassin's Creed, Hitman 2 is the creative kill suite for you.

Hitman 2

Assassination gets creative

Reasons to buy
+Even bigger sandbox environments+Full game right out of the box+Countless creative ways to take out your target

The latest instalment in IO Interactive's long-running assassination simulator series is finally here, offering up some of the biggest open environments yet. Each one is littered with unique opportunities to take out your target from afar, in disguise and always with incredible creativity.

Unlike the original game, which chose an episodic nature in order to help spread out development, all six locations (which includes immersive and systemic locales including New Zealand and Miami) are all available from the start and present some of Hitman's most ambitious projects yet.

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Every level, character and boss from the original trilogy has been faithfully recreated for the Reignited Trilogy.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

The purple dragon gets a modern revamp

Reasons to buy
+Faithful recreation of the original PS1 trilogy+Enhanced soundtrack based on the original scores+Plays and feels like classic Spyro

Toys For Bob, one of the developers who oversaw the once mighty Skylanders franchise (which was originally based around Spyro himself when it first launched in 2011) has taken the purple dragon back to his platforming roots. In fact, it's gone as far as to remake the entire original Insomniac Games trilogy, rebuilding every level, boss and enemy from the original Spyro the Dragon, Gateway to Glimmer and Year of the Dragon for this year's Spyro Reginited Trilogy.

If you loved the games back in the '90s, this will be a trip down gaming memory lane. However, if you've ever wondered what Spyro did before the short-lived days of toys-to-life, this is your perfect way in.

Best Xbox One games Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best Xbox One games to play today, receiving perfect scores across the board.

Red Dead Redemption 2

An incredibly immersive open world epic that looks absolutely stunning

Reasons to buy
+Huge, immersive world to explore+Graphically stunning+Hundreds of hours of gameplay

A series of perfect scores doesn't really do justice to the brilliant achievement that is Red Dead Redemption 2, which manages to deliver not only the most graphically stunning open-world made to date, but also a remarkably immersive Wild West simulator packed with interesting and, on the whole, well written stories and characters.

There's also a crazy amount of systems and sub-content to get stuck into in Red Dead Redemption 2, which if anything have the excellent ability to distract from the game's main narrative. While these can at first seem daunting, with the game constantly introducing new things for you to do and control, when you fully get bedded in and take mastery of them, they just help expand your appreciation of a title that feels almost surreal in its scope.

Plus, while the game is available cross-platform, it has been proved that Red Dead Redemption 2 runs and looks best on Xbox One X, making it an absolute must-buy  for owners of Microsoft's console powerhouse.

Best Xbox One games Forza Horizon 4 is definitely one of the best xbox games for racing and driving you can play today

Forza Horizon 4 is easily one of Xbox One's best games, offering a slick balance between arcade and simulation racing.

Forza Horizon 4

The open-world racing spin-off tops the podium yet again

Reasons to buy
+Dynamic seasons look incredible+Huge garage of cars to buy and collect+Graphical powerhouse

While Sony has been having an incredible year for exclusives, Microsoft is finally showing its own trump cards with the release of Forza Horizon 4.

The open-world racer continues to balance arcade fun with precision mechanics, filling its sandbox version of the United Kingdom with challenges, races, collectables and set-piece events to keep you coming back for more.

With a huge roster of cars to unlock and customise - and a dynamic set of seasons that drastically alter the environment and driving conditions. 

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With Zombies, Multiplayer and the new Blackout mode, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of Xbox One's best games.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

The FPS king just got even better

Reasons to buy
+New Blackout mode trumps PUBG+Multiplayer is slower, but more rewarding+Zombies is now extra crazy (and a lot more fun)

Looking for one of the best Xbox One games you can buy? Look no further than Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The long-running FPS franchise has received some big changes and they've helped breath new life into this veteran online shooter.

Multiplayer now has an increased focus on team-play (think Overwatch, only less restrictive), while the new Blackout mode brings Battle Royale to the series for the very first time, complete with CoD's slick gunplay mechanics.

It looks great running on a vanilla Xbox One, but break out Xbox One X and a decent 4K TV and you'll be treated to one of the franchise's best looking entries yet.

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With Xbox One X's support of 4K and HDR, Assassin's Creed Odyssey looks incredible running on Microsoft's machine.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Write your own legend in Ancient Greece

Reasons to buy
+Biggest Assassin's Creed open-world yet+Black Flag's open-ocean sailing is back+Kassandra is one of the best heroes yet

Following on from last year's Assassin's Creed Origins - which offered a blistering return to form for the long-running open-world series - was never going to be an easy task, but Ubisoft Quebec has stepped up to the plate and delivered one of the most ambitious entries in the series yet.

Perfectly suited to Xbox One and Xbox One X (Assassin's Creed Odyssey looks amazing running on the latter on your 4K TV), you can explore a huge map set in Ancient Greece, make dialogue choices that affect the outcome of your unique story, collect and upgrade armour/weapons and take on a mercenary of ever-changing mercenaries.

With plenty of naval combat and all the assassinations you could want, Assassin's Creed is back on Xbox One.

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You can explore multiple worlds and rocket into space - all in real-time - with the power of your Xbox One console.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Boldly going where no toys-to-life game has gone before

Reasons to buy
+An accessible and enjoyable dogfighting game+Digital edition unlocks all content+Toys are great quality

While every other toys-to-life series has either been cancelled or placed into an indefinite hiatus, Ubisoft has decided to go against the grain with Starlink: Battle for Atlas. 

At its core, it's an open-galaxy dogfighting game where you'll battle pirates while flying through asteroid fields and explore planets full of robots, monsters and allies.

Each toy ship straps to the front of you controller thanks to an easy-to-fit grip, and you can customise the wings and weapons your ship currently uses by clipping them onto your real-life toy. You can buy new ships and weapons, or simply access everything via the Digital Edition.

A perfect game for young and older players alike (especially if you love toy starships).

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Want a game that's going to look incredible running on your Xbox One or Xbox One X? Madden NFL 19 is for you.

Madden NFL 19

Virtual gridiron keeps getting better

Reasons to buy
+Best-looking Madden yet+MUT is the most comprehensive version in years+One-cut ball carriers move are a revelation
Reasons to avoid
- Longshot is the weakest instalment yet 

The latest instalment in EA Tiburion's long-running American football series looks to make up the ground lost by last year's uninspiring Madden NFL 18 with - shock horror - Madden NFL 19. 

The introduction of Real Player Motion (which gives certain athletes the same physical mannerisms and behaviour traits of their real-life counterparts) brings a little more realism to on-field play, but it's the new one-cut offensive moves that transform running backs and wide-receivers.

The Longshot narrative-driven mode is a little underwhelming, but MUT continues to be one of the best versions in all of EA's annual sports titles.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is easily one of Xbox One's best games, and a fine end to Lara Croft's origin trilogy.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The raider of tombs returns with her biggest adventure yet

Reasons to buy
+Best Tomb Raider since Underworld+Combat finely tuned to stealth+Far more elaborate tombs and crypts
Reasons to avoid
-Lara is still a blank slate

Gaming icon Lara Croft is back in what's billed as the final instalment in the origin trilogy started by the 2012 reboot.

While the story takes a very bleak turn for the most part (and Lara remains something of an undeveloped character), Shadow of the Tomb Raider makes up for it with combat that's been refocused around hunting and stealth and some of the biggest and most elaborate environment's the series has ever boasted.

Sprinkle in some big tombs and crypts to explore and all manner of outfits to craft and you've got an action-adventure hit you need to own right now.

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If you're in the market for an open-world game that mixes the building of Minecraft and the horror of The Walking Dead, then  State of Decay 2 is the game for you.

State of Decay 2

Base building and zombie slaying

Reasons to buy
+Improved base-building mechanics+Plenty of variety to the zombies

The suitably-named Undead Labs is back with another round of zombie-slaying exclusivity on Xbox, bringing together that familiar mix of resource gathering, base-building and good fashioned horror survival. 

It’s basically Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead, where you and up to three other players can work together to explore an open world, fight off hordes of the undead and fortify entire settlements. 

You can use stealth, level up your character and base and even go solo if playing as a team isn’t your thing (although trying to battle the dead on your own can be a tricky business at the best of times).

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Xbox One exclusives don't come more special than Rare's co-op pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves

A pirate’s life for us

Reasons to buy
+A dynamic open-ocean+Co-operative multiplayer

When we say there’s nothing out there quite like Sea of Thieves we mean it - from starting out on a tropical island to setting out a giant galleon, it’s one of the strangest yet most involving experiences you can have on console (and on PC) right now.

While you can steer a ship solo, it’s the experience of teeming up with three other sea dogs and taking to the ocean together, battling skeletons, kraken and more as you search for buried treasure (or board the ship’s of fellow player-controlled crews). Just don’t die, or you’ll end up down in Davy Jones’ Locker...

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Far Cry 5 is the craziest (and darkest) entry in the series yet, but that doesn't stop it from being one of Xbox One's best shooters.

Fary Cry 5

Start a revolution in Hope County

Reasons to buy
+A visually stunning Montana setting+A new set of memorable villains

The latest Far Cry trades tropical jungles and snow-swept mountains for rolling fields and valleys of Montana, where a cult of drug-fuelled religious radicals have taken an entire chunk of the state hostage. 

With all manner of vehicles and sidekicks at your disposal (there’s support for two-player co-op and AI assists), you’ll be able to explore every corner of its visually impressive setting right from the off. It’s still got plenty of Ubisoft tropes, but with some memorale foes and the occasional segue into horror, it offers a far more confident addition to the series. 

Add in the map-building potential of Far Cry Arcade and all manner of live events, and this package is an easy sell for shooter fans.

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Hellblade is a game like no other, and now that it's on Xbox One, you can experience Senua's story in true 4K glory.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

A psychological trip like no other

Reasons to buy
+Engrossing melee combat+Deeply affecting psychological story

Originally released on PS4 and Windows 10 in 2017, the recent acquisition of British studio Ninja Theory by Microsoft sees its latest award-winning title finally makes its way to Xbox One. 

Inspired by Norse and Celtic mythology, the guide the titular heroine as she fights her way through a fantastical realm filled with all manner of dark and deadly entities. It also serves as a metaphor for her descent into psychosis, her mental health blurring the line between real foes and those conjured by her mind. 

It’s one of the most intriguing and experimental games out there, and it’s absolutely worth your time.

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Minecraft comes to Xbox One with more content than ever, making it one of the console's most important games. Get it now!

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

Start thinking with blocks

Reasons to buy
+Cross-platform with PC and Switch+The ultimate creative suite

Whether you’re a young gamer looking to find a new creative outlet, or an older player looking to try something new, few games come as vast and rewarding as Minecraft.

With all manner of official texture packs to download and extra modes to play when you’re not building something impressive in Creative mode (or attempting to fend off zombies in Survival mode), Minecraft offers one of the grandest gaming experiences there is on Xbox One.

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EA UFC 3 looks and runs like a dream on Xbox One and Xbox One X, making for one of the best fighting games on the Xbox One family of consoles.

EA Sports UFC 3

Ruthless combat in the ring is more refined than ever

Reasons to buy
+A seemingly endless amount of playable characters+Graphics so detailed you'll be able to make out a fighter's individual beats of sweat

EA Sports UFC 3 takes the series’ signature combat to new heights with revamped combat mechanics and a roster of over a 200 characters that brings legends of the sport new and old together.

Being able to throw Bruce Lee and Conor McGregor in the same ring together and watch them both punch, kick and throw each other to the ground is a treat for fans of the series.

The graphical fidelity of the game is incredibly surreal and will surely be mistaken for a real match from a distance. Character models are detailed down to the colour ink of a player's tattoo. You can even see spills of blood gush from a fighter after receiving a fist to the face.

The game also includes a lengthly story mode that provides a number of choices that help to shape your character as you take them on the path to becoming a UFC champion.

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Want a fighting game that's as crazy and colourful as the anime that inspired it? Then you'll be wanting Dragon Ball FighterZ on Xbox One.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Perfect for Dragon Ball aficionados and entry-level players alike

Reasons to buy
+The art style replicates the show remarkably+Ability to choose between Japanese and English voice acting

Dragon Ball FighterZ is the ultimate renaissance for the series created almost 30 years ago by Akira Toriyama. The first thing you’ll notice about FighterZ is its incredible attention to detail - the 2.5D art style recreates the look and feel of the show perfectly.

The pedigree of fighting game developer Arc System Works alone is reason enough for fans of the genre to pick this title up while the story mode serves as an awesome 10 hour plus episode for Dragon Ball Z lovers.

The hectic three versus three gameplay is reminiscent of Marvel vs. Capcom but includes a dense multiplayer suite and arcade mode to keep players coming back to dish out more intricate and deadly combos.

The game shows off the unique cast of characters that graced the show and will surely serve as an introductory point to an entirely new generation.

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Last year's Assassin's Creed is still a riot to play, and a return to form for the series that shines on Xbox One.

Assassin's Creed: Origins

The greatest Leap of Faith the franchise has ever taken

Reasons to buy
+Addresses a plethora of criticisms from previous entries+The sprawling open-world of Egypt is visually impeccable

It was clear that the Assassin’s Creed series was tired after almost a decade of annually released titles. The extra time Ubisoft gave its Montreal team to marinate the tenth major installment allowed for the biggest change in the series since the fan favourite Assassin’s Creed II.

In addition to giving the player one of the biggest and most detailed open-world’s ever created, Assassin's Creed: Origins is the first of its kind to offer an incredibly addictive levelling system and nuanced RPG elements.

Origins trades tedious tailing missions for engrossing quests that each provide laudable narratives — this is exactly what Assassin’s Creed needed. The world of Egypt looks best on Xbox One X too with every pyramid, grain of sand and character model utilising the added horsepower of the mid-generation behemoth.

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Call of Duty: WWII

The World War II renaissance has arrived

Reasons to buy
+A visual showpiece that recreates WWII battlefields impressively+The campaign, multiplayer and Zombies will keep you hooked for hours

Call of Duty WWII embraces its return to the Western Front by drastically improving upon each of its staple gameplay modes. The campaign throws you into the boots of Ronald Daniels who lacks the health-regenerating ability of previous protagonists — instead he relies on scavenging health packs from fallen Nazis and handouts from his squad to keep him alive.

The game visits signature moments in the war such as D-Day but covers them in their most detailed coat of paint yet. The well-honed shooting mechanics are back and is one of the reasons you’ll be spending time in the multiplayer suite and Nazi Zombie rounds long after the credits roll. The established multiplayer formula hasn’t lost any of its appeal with new mode War adding just enough to differentiate it from previous titles.

David Tennant is the highlight of zombies with the actor’s rendition of Scottish thief Drostan Hynd proving funny moments in an otherwise dark take on the cooperative killing spree.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

MachineGames has done B.J. Blazkowicz proud once again

Reasons to buy
+Incredibly satisfying shooting mechanics+Solidifies Wolfenstein's place as a AAA franchise

Wolfenstein II builds on everything that made 2014’s New Order one of the best shooters in years. It once again pulls off the impossible task of humanising B.J. Blazkowicz, an age-old character that is fleshed out through the 14-hour campaign.

What’s more, Developer MachineGames somehow manages to justify him killing thousands of Nazis with flashback scenes showing child abuse, monologues highlighting his internal conflict and confrontation with the terrifying villain Frau Engel.

Despite throwing the player into an incredibly desperate world, the game consistently has you grinning thanks to its hugely satisfying combat system. The new cast of characters are more memorable than ever and play a pivotal role in a story that veers in unexpected directions.

Whereas the previous game was hamstrung by its adherence to last generation consoles, The New Colossus has no such problems with textures, character models and cutscenes looking excellent.

Publisher Bethesda is continuing the fight against the Nazi regime with four additional DLC packs that can be obtained as part of the game’s season pass. A prologue entitled ‘Episode Zero’ will be joined by three other packs that will throw you into the shoes of different resistance fighters.

The third piece of DLC, The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, was released on January 30 and tells the tale of Jessica Valiant as she slides, crawls and stabs her way through an army of Nazis to avenge the death of the man she loved most.

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Star Wars Battlefront II

The Battlefront game fans have been crying out for

Reasons to buy
+Sprawling multiplayer maps+Heroes vs Villains is awesome frantic chaos

Star Wars Battlefront II’s controversial launch hasn’t stopped it from becoming a love letter to fans of the franchise. The tweaks made by EA post-lunch ensures that anyone can attain all heroes in multiplayer without having to spend an extra penny.

The game offers a satisfying story mode that shows Iden Versio’s turn from Imperial commander to fighting alongside Princess Leia. However, multiplayer has always been the Battlefront series’ bread and butter — fans will find well-crafted and balanced online modes that take place in iconic and incredibly detailed maps.

From hearing the iconic noise of a TIE fighter’s blaster, to hurling your double-edged lightsaber at a band of enemies as Darth Maul, the game is unabashedly devoted to giving fans an authentic and laudable Star Wars experience.

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Forza Motorsport 7

The best Xbox One X showcase and an expertly crafted racer

Reasons to buy
+The best looking racing game around+Runs at a buttery smooth 60 fps

The Forza series is the genie lantern that keeps on granting car enthusiasts their wishes. Forza Motorsport 7 was pitched as the showcase example of what the Xbox One X is capable of and it delivers on every front. Whether you’re manning the cockpit of a roaring V8 or an exhaust popping twin turbo, this game has every car that you’ve ever wanted to own.

The title is its very own car collect-a-thon, too, with over 500 models ready to skid, downshift and collide with your Drivatar rival. Motorsport 7 is proof that Turn 10 Studios have truly shoved Gran Turismo off the first-place podium.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Janky? Yes. The most addictive multiplayer in years? Yes.

Reasons to buy
+Set a precedent for an entirely new multiplayer genre+Hundreds of players can compete on a single map

What do you get when you throw 100 players into a huge map and force them to gather supplies while also hunting each other down? You get PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. While it’s still in the Xbox Game Preview program, the title provides some of the greatest moments of hilarity and satisfaction on the system. 

The only caveat to all of this is that the game can be a janky mess at the best of times. However, developer Bluehole has put the battle royale genre on the map and is insurmountably popular for a reason — PUBG shows the player how unforgiving and incredibly addictive it is in a matter of seconds. Grab the game and get a bunch of your friends together and wave goodbye to hundreds of hours.

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Cuphead

The most unique and inspired art style in years

Reasons to buy
+Meticulously detailed 1930s inspired animation+Co-op is masterfully implemented

You only need to take one look at Cuphead to know it’s something special - the 1930s inspired animation style is its greatest achievement and one that developer StudioMDHR should be applauded for.

But behind one of the best looking games this generation is a nuanced and brutally difficult run and gun action game that doesn’t even think about holding a gamer’s hand. 

Gameplay is king in Cuphead and has been nailed perfectly —dying is an expectation, but it rarely causes frustration. Instead, the game serves death as a means to learn from your mistakes and understand each boss battle and platforming sequence better.

The bosses are a clear demonstration that StudioMDHR wasn’t afraid to flex every one of its imagination muscles.

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Want one of the best-looking fighting games ever made? Injustice 2 has the looks, and it has Batman.

Injustice 2

Brutal superhero pummelling action

Reasons to buy
+A substantial and enthralling story mode+An incredibly diverse range of characters

Injustice 2 is one of the few fighting games ever made that simultaneously gets genre enthusiasts and causal players drooling. The title intricately weaves deep and satisfying fighting mechanics with insane super moves and stage transitions that makes anyone who picks up a controller feel unstoppable.

Characters and levels look photo-realistic and the sound design is unparalleled. Most importantly, this game delivers an engaging story mode that isn’t afraid to take dark twists and turns with established DC characters.

Injustice 2 introduces new and strategic uses for its super meter that mean fights aren’t just a race to performing a special move. The system can be used as a saving grace if you’re being juggled in the air or pinned against a wall — this adds vital depth to a game that will surely be adopted by masses of professional players and casuals alike.

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With its microtransactions completely removed, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is more accessible than ever.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Proof that the Nemesis System wasn't just a fad

Reasons to buy
+Enemies feel unique and not copy and paste designs+Intricate fighting and levelling systems

Middle-earth: Shadow of War shows that the non-canon game in the world of J. R. R. Tolkien isn’t just a wild mash-up of Assassin’s Creed parkour and a Batman Arkham combat system. Instead it establishes itself as an addictive and thrilling ride in its own right.

The Nemesis System is once again the standout gameplay element here with Orcs being given unique personalities that are displayed in full, seconds before leading character Talion tears through them with his sword. The moment the player and a legendary Orc lock eyes on the battlefield is the greatest thing Shadow of War does right - nothing provides greater satisfaction than obliterating an army of grunts to get to their ringleader.

The game world is littered with objectives that all feel important thanks to the game’s level system and main objective of creating your own devastating army to conquer the fictional land.

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The middle chapter of Lara Croft's origin trilogy is a bold and brilliant sequel to the 2012 reboot. And it's right here on Xbox One.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Anything Nathan Drake can do, Lara Croft can do too

Reasons to buy
+A deep story that fleshes out previously underdeveloped characters+Takes full advantage of 4K and HDR

Rise of the Tomb Raider is Lara Croft’s best outing to date and shows the iconic character is not confined to video game history books.

Developer Crystal Dynamics wasn’t just content with taking everything from the 2013 reboot and upping it another notch — instead they delivered a narrative that makes its predecessor pale in comparison, introduces new combat mechanics and gives puzzle solving a pivotal role in Lara’s quest.

Rise of the Tomb Raider proves that anything Nathan Drake can do, Lara Croft can do too. The scripted moments from the game are uncannily similar to moments from Naughty Dog’s beloved franchise that sees Drake stay alive by the skin of his teeth time and time again.

However, Tomb Raider embraces its setting and gives the player more choices in how they want to navigate each open area and which order they want to tackle missions in.

The game is a visual masterpiece and takes full advantage of HDR and 4K technologies — vistas look gorgeous on the Xbox One X, Xbox One S and launch Xbox One.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands has more content than ever, so enjoy it to its fullest on Xbox One.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Incredibly addictive cooperative chaos

Reasons to buy
+A wide variety of vehicles to navigate the vast open world+Consistent stream of additional content

Ghost Recon: Wildlands provides some of the best and most chaotic action that can be found on the Xbox One. While the huge open world of Bolivia can be explored solo, the target-based missions are best enjoyed with three friends.

Playing in a squad requires thinking and tactics to blow through a stream of guards before eventually taking out their boss. Expertly coordinating shots with friends to ensure you aren’t spotted feels incredibly rewarding.

The real reason you’ll want to keep coming back to Wildlands is the incredible amount of replayability it offers — no mission plays out the same way after things inevitably go awry and players are forced to desperately scramble through a batch of enemies.

Ubisoft have also committed to giving Ghost Recon a long tail by adding consistent DLC that hasn’t ceased to surprise with a special event featuring the Predator putting player coordination to the test last month.