Last Updated on December 25, 2020 by William John
Make sure to keep all of these best Xbox One games 2021 off your list.
These are a collection of pinkies offered by Microsoft’s latest console.
We know that there are now thousands of games available for the Xbox One and choosing between them can be a tricky task but here we are to help you make a better choice according to your taste and choice.
Some games show the very best storytelling, action, visuals, multiplayer, and gunplay that the Xbox One has to offer and they will be on this list we will be providing you.
This list will show you the console at its very best, and there’s enough here to keep you very busy for a very long time.
Here you go!
- 1 20 Best Xbox One Games 2021
- 1.1 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- 1.2 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- 1.3 Mortal Kombat 11
- 1.4 Red Dead Redemption 2
- 1.5 Forza Horizon 4
- 1.6 Devil May Cry 5
- 1.7 GreedFall
- 1.8 Titanfall 2
- 1.9 Halo
- 1.10 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- 1.11 Doom
- 1.12 Call of Duty
- 1.13 Metro: Exodus
- 1.14 Borderlands 3
- 1.15 Bad North
- 1.16 Shadow Tactics
- 1.17 Wargroove
- 1.18 Mutant Zero
- 1.19 Kingdom: Two Crowns
- 1.20 Pandemic
- 1.21 What’s the best Xbox One game ever?
- 1.22 Is the Xbox better than the PS4?
- 1.23 Which Xbox Games to Buy?
- 1.24 Is Forkner closing in 2021?
20 Best Xbox One Games 2021
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game about fighting through a supernaturally suffused recreation of 16th-century Japan as a deathless assassin with a sharp and acute blade and a weaponized prosthetic artificial arm, but there is a raft of moments when the sword is encased and the game shows a quiet cinematic discipline.
Short, opaque conversations with dying samurai. Hiding in the tall grass from a gigantic, bone-chilling serpent that tastes the air with its effulging tongue as it slithers massively through a valley.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was released on March 22, 2019. The major developer is from Software and the publishers are included from Software, Activision, and Cube Game. The Genre of this game is the Action-adventure game & Action role-playing game.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
If you focus on the main story missions – this is about a 20-hour adventure set throughout a flock of themed planets.
There is a red one, a green one, an ice one, and so on common videogame fare. The story is set between the emblem trilogy of films and Episode 4: A New Hope, after the Sith has repeal Order 66 and turned the Republic’s clone army against the Jedi.
Cal’s mission, once he realizes that he should probably get off the junk planet and follow his destiny, is to seize a ‘Holocron’ data cache that contains a major & grand list of every force-sensitive child in the galaxy.
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 is the biggest, bloodiest, and magnificent Mortal Kombat game yet, packing tons of spine-ripping content for casual and competitive combatants alike.
The epic and heroic story mode of the game celebrates the series’ past and present through a delightfully off-the-wall time travel adventure, the rotating Towers of Time offer a constantly fresh set of challenges, and The Krypt is a fan service hysterically filled with neat unlockables.
The new custom variation system of Mortal Kombat 11 lets you craft a truly unique version of characters like Liu Kang, Cassie Cage, and Scorpion, from their outfits and gear pieces to their moves.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for open-world action games, setting you loose in a stunning, extraordinary dynamic version of the Wild West in which everything is interactive and every one of your actions matter.
A prelude to the original game, Red Dead 2 puts you in control of the compelling, complex Arthur Morgan, who often must choose between doing the right thing and staying loyal to his gang.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a 2018 action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. This game was released on October 26, 2018, with an action-adventure based genre.
Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 is the pinnacle summit of Playground Games’ beloved arcade racing series, setting players loose in a massive, stunningly true-to-life rendition of Britain that is brimming with fun things to do.
Horizon 4 delivers has shared-world multiplayer that populates your game world with real players, and introduces dynamic seasons meaning you will have to adjust your racing tactics frequently for summer, fall, winter, and spring as the seasons shift every week.
But as with any Horizon game, the real draw of Horizon 4 is just how great it feels to drive, whether you are performing insane psychotic stunt jumps or engaging in competitive races with your online mates.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is a superb and impressive return for Capcom’s beloved over-the-top action series.
You will play as franchise icons Nero and Dante as well as mysterious newcomer V, all of whom can put together ludicrously stylish and satisfying combos using all manners of discrete swords, guns, and spells.
The game’s bombastic, unapologetically ridiculous story will please and satisfy the longtime fans of these series, while its strikingly photorealistic graphics make it the best-looking Devil May Cry game to date.
If you are looking to spend a few afternoons slicing up demons as voguishly as possible, Devil May Cry 5 will scratch your itch like no other.
This epic and one of the best demons hitting game is released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 8 March 2019 by Capcom. This game is Action-adventure and Hack and slash genre & Action role-playing based.
If you are looking to scratch your fantasy RPG itch until the next Dragon Age or The Witcher game comes around, GreedFall will do just that to satisfy you.
This open-world role-playing game delivers a fresh take on the Age of Exploration, with satisfying expeditions, fierce & intense real-time combat, and interactive conversations.
By taking inspiration from real-world history and delivering a gorgeous & acute setting that is a blast to explore, GreedFall should be at the top of any RPG lover’s list.
An interesting fact is that you will have multiple options in each interaction, but as always in GreedFall, something is a little off His mildly uncanny lip movements are a distraction shared by many of GreedFall’s characters, and the quality of the voice acting varies.
This extraordinary game, GreedFall is developed by Spiders and published by Focus Home Interactive on September 10, 2019. The game is Action role-playing genre-based.
One of the most under-appreciated and underrated games of the generation, Titanfall 2 took what everyone liked about the first game, took out everything they didn’t like, and added in a brilliant campaign mode that is both creative and wildly entertaining.
Blending traditional first-person shooting gameplay with acrobatic stunts and the titular mechanical Titan robots, Titanfall 2 is frenetic and hectic in the best possible way, with Respawn Entertainment’s brilliant gunplay making it satisfying from the very beginning till the end.
It’s competitive multiplayer does not disappoint, either, with tense battles that see both sides countering each other with rockets, explosives, and ambush tactics.
That one act is a spectacular jewel in the game’s crown, and it’s remarkable because it is a self-contained experience. Titanfall 2 takes notes from the way that Valve structured the Half-Life series: each section introduces a set of ideas, escalates them quickly, and then moves on from them just as fast and rapidly.
Halo the collection features some of the best first-person shooters ever made, and lets you experience the war between the UNSC, Covenant, and Flood from beginning to end.
It also contains every multiplayer map from those games, so that you can experience the joy of blasting your friends on Blood Gulch all over again.
The super chief collection of Halo brilliantly re-masters all its four games in the series. The interface of the game is exceptional and the cut scenes are incredible.
The best Halo missions intertwine together open areas and vehicle segments with close-quarters battles, alternating between set pieces and smaller moments.
In most of the Halo games, there are one or two missions that string together all of these pieces and they stand out. But in Reach, that’s most of the campaign, and there is not a single bad mission in the entire bunch. There’s no fat on this game.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The best game about an incredibly powerful Nazi-killing man with an exo-suit powered by ancient Jewish technology, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus takes MachineGames’ signature mix of excellent and emotional storytelling with action-packed shooting, and it makes the stakes even higher.
Protagonist BJ Blazkowicz does not go to the moon in this game but instead travels to Venus for a meeting with Adolf Hitler himself.
A series of flashbacks do give us more details on the troubled childhood of the hero, but we are still given plenty of chances to blow Nazi soldiers and even Klansmen into little bitty pieces, as well.
It is a game where you intrude on a secret base on Venus by auditioning to play yourself in a movie about your capture and supposed execution, while old Hitler pees in a bucket.
Like its predecessor, Wolfenstein II is both a character-driven war drama & a breezy, over-the-top sci-fi shooter. Chasing that maximalist impulse, the sequel leans harder on both of those components and both are better for it, though the seams are more apparent as well.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks and released on 27 October 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Doom’s narrative is a façade — a means of disguising the game’s simple structure as a grand adventure. As the story straightens out, it offers just enough background to keep gaming’s modern, lore-hungry audience from scratching its collective head.
There are a few characters as well, though they mostly exist to deliver exposition and/or personify key objectives and targets. If you try to think about them too hard, you will lose interest.
Once you reveal the story, the game sticks to the simple structure of its original entries. Players work their way through numbered levels, which offer a series of wave-based gunfights against increasingly large and difficult cadres of hellspawn.
These areas are set apart with hallways, and disguised by sub-objectives: For example, you’ll be sent off looking for a blue key so that you can open the blue door.
Call of Duty
A conceptualize take on the sub-series that defined a console generation, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare could have just been a rehash of old ideas and players would have probably eaten it up anyway. Instead, Infinity Ward told a story that inquires into the darkest parts of war, including the pain and death it leaves in its wake for civilians of affected countries.
In its competitive multiplayer, Modern Warfare introduces new mechanics, such as reloading while aiming down the sights of your weapon, and its somewhat slower pace makes it ideal for tactically-minded players.
These transgressions can have exonerated with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which manages to blend story elements and characters from Modern Warfare’s past with smart changes to gunplay and a massive multiplayer mode akin to Battlefield’s. Its ideas do not always work, particularly when it comes to cooperative play, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare lands more headshots than it misses.
This first-person shooter game, Call of Duty was produced by Activision and developed by Gray Matter Interactive and Pi Studios. It was released worldwide in November 2009.
The third game in a franchise that seems to only keep on getting better, Metro: Exodus is also the boldest Metro game yet.
After the “good” ending in Metro: Last Light, Metro Exodus finds protagonist Artyom and his wife Anna working to protect and safeguard what remains of Moscow’s citizens, but the dead-end prospect this means for his future leaves him unfulfilled.
In search of hope & aspiration, Artyom returns several times to the irradiated surface and attempts to locate other surviving regions via radio, much to the dismay of Anna, but signs of life soon convince the rest of the Order that Moscow should not be their home.
Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter video game developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver in 2019.
Borderlands 3 is the Family Circus by way of Spencer’s Gifts, a game with long, earnest quests about how damn good coffee is punctuated by gore and gun violence.
It walks by dog poop, points at it, and laughs, and then set it on fire. Borderlands 3 stay up until 11:30 pm drinking soda and googling crass Flash animations, taking detailed notes.
It makes it feel like a retro shooter rather than alive and present in modern humor and pop culture.
With Borderlands 3, a few couples of things have changed, but to little effect. It is still a Diablo-like masquerading as a shooter, now with new traversal moves, gorgeous gun models, and improved weapon feedback.
But Gearbox has done little to build on the Borderlands formula while propelling the pitch-perfect writing of Tales from the Borderlands in the bin. It’s the best and the worst of the series at once.
Borderlands 3 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games which was released in September 13’2019.
Bad North is a ‘micro’ strategy game that involves real-time tactics, some puzzle elements, and rogue-like progression this is a glorious blend of strategy staples distilled to a pure, slightly alcoholic state.
You control a compact army of troops and must defend islands of varying size and topography from waves of Viking attackers.
There are different types of troops, and a rock, paper, scissor-like mechanic exists, but it is not just about beating type. You must have to make sure that your troops are in place ahead of time to get the full effect.
Planning and positioning are the real Gods of the Norseman, and if you curry their favor you will win the day. A magnificent addition to the Xbox roster and you can read our Bad North review for more details.
The core concept of Bad North is to travel from one island to the next, defending homes from exponentially increasing waves of invaders.
Combat revolves and spins primarily around a rock, paper, and scissors strategy of having the right types of units facing off against each other, though limited use items and commander skills can add in an extra layer of agency to the player.
Bad North is a real-time strategy video game developed by Plausible Concept and published by Raw Fury. The game was released on August 28, 2018, for Xbox One.
Stealth-strategy games were all the rage at one point in the not-too-distant past.
Machinate a group of characters across the map, trying not to raise an alarm, killing those who ever need to be killed but only those, and coming out the other side with no one the wiser that was a good play.
Shadow Tactics plays to that directly without deviation. As usual, this kind of game is almost as much a puzzler as it is a strategy. Every enemy encounter is a piece & part of a huge clockwork puzzle, all orderly and repetitive. To succeed, you need to disrupt the pattern and stop it from being monotonous.
The amusing and fun part is creating chaos with the toy box of abilities and experimenting with them. There is a lot of joy to be found in playing around with different strategies, tearing out the best parts of failed attempts, and mending them together until you have one that finally works.
The ability and expertise to save anywhere make experimentation easier and a timer let you know when it’s been a while since you last saved.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a stealth-oriented real-time tactics/strategy video game developed by Mimimi Productions and published by Daedalic Entertainment, released on December 6, 2016.
Wargroove borrows heavily stylistically from older properties. If you enjoyed the pixelated wonder of Advance Wars then the lighthearted approach to tactics and strategy here is going to tickle your fancy.
The gameplay does not stop at the end of the campaign because a map and mission editor can increase your enjoyment as long as you feel creative.
From the anime style opening showing off the different clashing commanders to the polished pixel art presentation, Wargroove is beautiful.
The animations are fluid and attacks have some decent heft & hoist behind them which makes the combat cathartic. Especially when you manage to take down some unit that has been terrorizing your scouts.
With all this simplicity, Wargroove builds a strong tactical core that forces and impels you to think.
Healthier units hit harder but with units like the warm upper or pikeman getting bonuses for being adjacent or grouping an enemy, positioning becomes more important than swarming.
Wargroove is a turn-based tactics video game developed and published by Chucklefish. It was released for Xbox One on February 1, 2019.
One of the modern innovations in turn-based strategy and tactics has been two couple it with a deep story and RPG-style character development.
Mutant Year Zero takes that and runs with it, mating an XCOM-style TBS with an RPG-style story and unit development architecture to turn out something that may not be the best TBS available but will keep you coming back for more because the story itself is interesting and engaging.
Mutant Year Zero has a great blend of sarcastic humor, grim detail, and cartoon excess, a balance inherited from its venerable pen-and-paper RPG source, Mutant.
Or, more specifically, its 2014 update, in which players take the role of mutant Stalkers wandering The Zone years after an environmental catastrophe, influx, and nuclear war have hit.
The setup gives the world a coherence that is lacking in most turn-based strategies, and you will also like its persistence: once cleared, areas remain safe.
But it also means that between fights you must ponderously and slowly run through the undergrowth in search of the scrap you will need to afford grenades and vital medikits.
The environmental detail often repays the time spent exploring, in abandoned and ditched campsites, and discovering a skeleton propped up at a bar, but I wished movement is faster so I could more quickly get to the tactics meat of the game.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed by Swedish studio The Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom on December 4, 2018.
Kingdom: Two Crowns
The Kingdom games have been around for a couple of spans of years, combining resource management with a sort of linear tower defense gameplay, except rather of playing a disembodied God you are down in the mud racing back and forth on your mount giving orders.
Two Crowns have the surprising twist of multiplayer co-op along with a new Japan-themed environment in which to strive against the darkness.
With a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic, you play the role of a queen or king atop their horse and enter a procedurally-generated realm primed to sustain a kingdom, then toss gold to peasants and turn them into your loyal subjects in case of making your kingdom flourish.
Protect your domain at night from the greedy creatures looking to steal your coins and crown, and explore the nearby, mysterious forests to discover and stumble on curious and cryptic artifacts to aid your kingdom.
The exploration of the kingdom can lead you to look for more coins and potential resources, the areas away from the main kingdom center can become more dangerous for both the player-character and any follower.
Further, the game has a day-and-night cycle in which more harmful creatures can roam and wander around the kingdom at night, with subsequent nights becoming more and more dangerous.
Kingdom was developed by the two-man team of Thomas van den Berg and Marco Bancale. This is a strategy based game released on December 11, 2018.
A co-op race against time for two to four players, the Pandemic board game tasks you with nothing less than saving the world.
A grip of diseases threatens to overwhelm civilization, so your job is simple to hunt down the cure before it’s too late. Although doing so is a matter of gathering up the right cards, winning will not be easy.
Coughs and sneezes answer to no-one, and infections can tumble into neighboring cities like dominoes if too many gather in one place.
Worse still, yet more pop up at the end of every turn. The result is a sense of urgency and panic that is like a psychological shot of espresso. You will need to move fast or be overwhelmed.
This is where most of the game’s drama can have found. Would you focus on the cure or work to keep that infection rate down? No matter what you choose, teamwork is essential and a must.
Everyone’s got a skill that may just redress the balance if used correctly (the Medic can remove all infections from a location at once, for instance), so good communication spells the difference between winning and losing.
That is what makes Pandemic one of the best cooperative and collaborative board games around; you succeed or fail together, and it will not be down to luck.
Pandemic is a strategy based game developed by Asmodee and published by Z-Man Games, Asmodee on August 24, 2018.
What’s the best Xbox One game ever?
Add to your favorites, which we will keep updating with new releases to prove that they deserve a place on the list.
- Satan May 5.
- Wolfenstein 2: New Colossus.
- FIFA 19.
- Ori and Blind Forest.
- Hi 5: Patron.
- Rainbow Six Siege.
- NieR: Automata – Be Like God’s Edition.
Is the Xbox better than the PS4?
The PS4 tops the list if you want to get the best performance for most games. However, when it comes to premium versions of both consoles, the Xbox gets an edge.
The 9499 Xbox One X plays many titles in native 4K and is the most powerful aggregate of any console out there.
Which Xbox Games to Buy?
In addition to these liberties, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can currently subscribe to Outer Worlds, Red Dead Redemption 2, Ori and Blind Forest, Monster Hunger World, Gears 5, Hello 5, Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher III.
Can get Edith Finch and Rocket League at no extra charge.
Is Forkner closing in 2021?
No, Fortnight is not closing in 2021. Fortnight is not shutting down in 2021 (June or later) because it continues to make more money than any other video game due to its format and the combination of movies. The rise of Star Wars Skywalker