Xbox One review

The Xbox One is getting better with every firmware update and first-party exclusive

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It's not enough to have four or five stand-out games available on your console; what you really need are great games waiting in the wings, ready to launch this holiday season.

Thankfully, the Xbox One has these in spades. From Bungie's next big first-person shooter, Destiny, to the frenetic, post-apocalyptic playground, Sunset Overdrive, there's a slew of triple-AAA titles coming our way this fall - many of which are exclusive to the Xbox One.

Quantum Break

Release date: TBA 2015

If you asked us one year ago what Quantum Break was about, I don't think we'd be able to tell you. It's one part live-action drama, one part third-person shooter and the resulting concoction is one helluva trans-media experience. Sadly, it looks like we'll have to wait until 2015 to see (er, play) it.

From GamesRadar's Quantum Break preview:

"Quantum Break isn't just a game; it's a transmedia experience, with much of its story told via a live-action television series … During certain parts of the game, you'll have to make decisions that will drastically alter the course of your story, which also creates a personalized live-action television series tailored to your choices."

Halo 5: Guardians

Release date: Q4 2015

Last we left Master Chief, things weren't going his way. He lost his moral compass, and was brought to the brink of insanity by the Forerunners. Guardians will tell two stories; one about Master Chief, and another about a new Spartan, Agent Locke. At a press event at E3, we learned we're still going to have to wait until 2015 to see said Halo game, but until then we've got Halo: The Master Chief Collection to look forward to in the fall.

Fable Legends

Release date: TBA 2015

The Fable series is no stranger to a few bumps in the road. The original shocked and amazed audiences on Xbox, while Fable 2 was over-hyped before under-delivering. Fable 3 was a return to form for Lionhead Studios but the ending jilted many of its most committed fans. Fable Legends is going to be entirely different than any Fable game before it. It's a four-player game that puts you with three of your closest friends against the hordes of evil in Albion. You'll need to watch your back when the game comes to Xbox One sometime in 2015.


Release date: TBA

We know almost nothing about Scalebound except that it's made by PlatinumGames and renowned Game Director Hideki Kamiya. And, to be honest, that's enough for us to reserve a copy or two. Scalebound will be an adventure game that pairs you with a scaled monstrous beast, that looks like half-action game, half-brutally hard RPG. Whatever it turns out to be, we can't wait to get it.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Release date: TBA

Tomb Raider, despite what anyone else tells you, was easily the best game in 2013. It put us in the shoes of a young, frightened and completely out-of-her-element Lara Croft, and did an excellent job of making us feel powerless in an overwhelming situation. We had to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and, in the face of death, trudge on to the next checkpoint. Lara's 2015 adventure has a lot to live up to, yes, but I believe whole-heartedly that it can deliver.


Release date: TBA

When Crackdown released on the Xbox 360 in 2007, it was a game we never knew we wanted - an interesting mix of third-person shooter and action games built around a mob boss dossier. You could drive a police cruiser around the open world cityscape only to run into a shootout that you could stop, or if you're feeling apathetic, leave the non-super powered law enforcers to handle.

We're expecting this same sense of freedom and innovation with the third installment of the series when it comes exclusively to Xbox One in 2015.

For more insight into this year's biggest releases check out GamesRadar's list of Upcoming Xbox One Games.


Tech Specs

Product TypeGaming Console
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATI
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Product FamilyXbox One
Gaming Controller ConnectivityWireless
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameMicrosoft
Input Device TypeGame Pad
Processor CoreOcta-core (8 Core)
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Graphics Processor Speed853 MHz
Online NetworkXbox LIVE
ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
Product NameXbox One Gaming Console
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeJaguar
Product LineXbox One
Manufacturer Part NumberXBOXONE
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Be amazed.

Welcome to a new generation of games and entertainment. Where games push the boundaries of realism. And television obeys your every command. Where listening to music while playing a game is a snap. And you can jump from TV to movies to music to a game in an instant. Where your experience is custom tailored to you. And the entertainment you love is all in one place. Welcome to the all-in-one, Xbox One.