Yes the Xbox One is big and powerful, but what can I play on it? A legitimate question, if there ever was one. While the Xbox One is still building up its library, and value concious gamers would do well wait for some discounted Platinum Hits to emerge, early adopters will find enough to scratch their next-gen itch.

For a comprehensive rundown of the best Xbox One currently has to offer, we turn to sister site GamesRadar. If you still need something to play after reading this, check their list of the best Xbox One games.


This is the Xbox One's Halo, the game meant to sell systems and get people playing and paying on Xbox Live. It's multiplayer only, so don't pick it up unless you want to in online. If you do though, you won't be disappointed. It's a fast-paced, dynamic showdown of man versus machine versus man inside of a machine.

From GamesRadar's review:

"Titanfall blends familiar concepts with innovative ideas in remarkable ways, leading to a nearly nonstop supply of awesome moments. But for as fun as it is, you'll likely find yourself wishing Respawn was more ambitious when it comes to game modes, since there's a good chance you've captured enough flags for one lifetime."

Forza Horizon 2

Let's face it, Gran Turismo is asleep at the wheel and the only way to put the pedal to the metal is on Xbox One. Forza Horizon 2 is the latest from Turn 10 and Playground Games that allows you to tune to your heart's content or, if that's not you thing, hop into a totally tuned ride and get down and dirty in rally races at the tap of a button.

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From GamesRadar's review:

"The Forza series is a tale of two different racing games. On the one hand, you have Forza Motorsport, the serious and sterile racing simulator. On the other, you have its Ecstasy-gobbling, Burning Man-attending hip racing cousin Forza Horizon. Apparently, Motorsport convinced Horizon to share some of its drugs, and the two have joined forces to give us Forza Horizon 2: a sprawling open-world racer that can be as arcadey or as sim-y as you want it to be, and is an excellent addition to the series."

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

AC IV: Black Flag is a funny thing. It's both a return to form for the series, and bit of a hard left into full-on pirate mode. Do all the classic Assassin's Creed bits, leaping from above onto unsuspecting prey, then hop aboard your frigate and broadside an enemy ship with a volley of cannon fire. AC IV might be the best AC game, but it's definitely the pirate game ever made.

Note: the above video was crafted from footage of the PS4 version of the game, which looks slightly better. AC IV still looks spectacular on the Xbox One though, trust me, I've played them both.

From GamesRadar's review:

"An ambitious start for Assassin's Creed on next-gen. The vibrant Caribbean world and bloody piracy shine brightest, while the only sour notes come from contrived series story beats and repetitive missions--both need rethinking for AC5."

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Yes, it's an up-rezzed last gen title, but it's also one of the best games of last year and it truly benefits from the next-gen visual spit shine. Like many third-party games, it does look slightly better on the PS4, but that shouldn't stop Xbox One owners from picking it up. You're still getting one of the most compelling single player titles in ages. This is Lara Croft at her very best.

Note: the above video review was crafted with footage from the last-gen version of the game.

From GamesRadar's review:

"One of the best adventure games on console, with a fantastic blend of action and exploration. The Definitive Edition really is definitive, but isn't worth a repeat buy for those who've already experienced Lara's story."

Dead Rising 3

Dead Rising 3 is an over the top zombie kill fest where you can craft weapon as well as vehicular methods of destruction. What it lacks in graphical polish it makes up for in sheer scale. DR 3 puts an appropriately insane number of zombies on the screen, and then lets you plow through them in a flame shooting dune buggy. Somewhere out there, George Romero is proud, or annoyed about being ripped off again, I'm not sure which.

From GamesRadar's review:

"Dead Rising 3 excels at what it does best, which is mainly killing zombies in deeper ways as your undead-slaying skills grow over the game. And it's smoother than ever to maximize that quality time of chainsawing a zombie in half. Yet the lack of combat annoyances only amplify the flaws of the writing and the lack of mission variety. Dead Rising is closer than ever to realizing its full potential, but its many mistakes make it clear that it isn't quite there yet."

Watch Dogs

Imagine the best Matrix game never made and add in a bit of Assassin's Creed-style exploration. What you've got is Ubisoft Montreal's Watch_Dogs. Following Aiden Pierce as he dismantles a power-mad society from the inside out, the game is an absolute blast and one of the biggest games of 2014.

From GamesRadar's Watch Dogs review:

"Watch Dogs' interconnected world is a wonderful, explosive, high-tech playground. Shame the people who inhabit it are so forgettable."


Calling Destiny ambitious is a disservice to the game. It's an ambient world (er, galaxy) that operates in real time. It combines single- and multiplayer into a single campaign, seamlessly transitioning between the two. It's from the team that made Halo, so while Destiny may not have the iconic face of Master Chief plastered on the box, it will have the same creative minds doing what they do best: sci-fi.

From GamesRadar's Destiny preview:

"Bungie had a lot to do with what the first person shooter has become today. Now that the developer's time with the landmark Halo series is over, the developer is setting out with a brand new IP. With the company's next project--an open, shared-world shooter called Destiny--it looks like the creators of Master Chief are aiming to change the face of the shooter once again."