In this time and era with the kind of state of the art technology that we have in the video gaming sector customers are bound to get irritated when it comes to choosing the best games. This is due to the number and variety of games being produced by the biggest companies in this sector from Rockstar games to EA Sports. This is a good thing though as it provides video game maniacs the chance to choose best of the best gaming experience technology can offer. For Xbox one lovers consider yourself lucky because I am about to give you the best games for your console and lift the tedious task of choosing which games to buy. However, before I go on and carry the burden for you be careful because these games might make you become team insomnia for they are the hottest and the maddest in the market. Here are The Best Games for the Xbox One reviews.
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10) Halo 5: Guardians
This is a super fantastic story on a galactic scale where you can play as the Master Chief and Spartan Locke across three newly created worlds. You can either choose to play solo or team up with friends and form a 4-player co-op experience and on top of that, you can choose to use the newly created 24-player massive-scale multiplayer mode. The arena mode allows you to participate in a 4-vs-4 competitive combat where is you rely purely on your skills of the game without forgetting requisition points which you can earn and redeem for new gear.
A formidable foe is threatening the peace of the galaxy and the Master Chief is missing and at the same time, his loyalty is questioned. A new Spartan is tasked with the job of finding him and solve mystery that is threatening the entire galaxy.
- Increased number of game modes
- Default weapons are effective
- Lack of maps
- Fewer game types
9) Fallout 4
Created by the award-winning Bethesda Game Studios who also created Fallout 3 and Skyrim, Fallout 4 is considered the most ambitious and daring game ever created by the studios and expected to revolutionize open-world gaming. It is the winner of more than 50 Game of the Year awards and also won the top honors at 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards.
In this game, you are the sole survivor of Vault 111 and you enter a post-nuclear war world and therefore everything is destroyed.
Your mission is to rebuild the Wasteland and determine its future as you are the only one who can do this.
This game gives you hundreds of locations, missions, and characters to play with in a massive open world and exists multiple factions which are struggling for power and you can decide to join one of them. It has the most advanced crafting system ever where you can collect and upgrade thousands of weapons, armor, chemicals, and food among others. It has the next generation graphics which brings every location with clarity including Commonwealth blasted forests to Boston ruins.
First or third person combat can be slowed down using the new dynamic Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) allows you to enjoy the cinematic carnage and attacks
- Excellent features and graphics
- A lot of fun in gunplay
- Full of plot holes
- Poor quest designs
8) Grand Theft Auto V
It is one of the biggest and most dynamic open world game in the market and it has, even more, layers of details. It blends the storytelling in new ways whereby you control three players each at a time by jumping in and out of the three characters in the game. These characters each plays his part in the game’s interwoven story. It comes with the Grand Theft Auto Online which is a more dynamic universe for multiple players.
It has new and improved visual and technical upgrades higher resolutions including improved weapons, vehicles and activities, additional wildlife, denser traffic, new foliage system, enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more. There are also enhanced radio stations with over 100 songs and new DJ mixes and not forgetting the content updates.
You have the chance to pull off complex co-operative Heists and enter radical Stunt races also create your own content to share with the Grand Theft Auto Community which is all present in the Grand Theft Auto Online.
It is about young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath who find their paths intertwined and meet the most dangerous and notorious criminals of the underworld, corrupt government officials which make them perform the most dangerous jobs to survive
- Graphics are great
- Great character personalities
- Huge map and great story
- Funny humour
- Lacklustre melee combat
- New wanted system is flawed
7) Madden NFL 17
Be the boss in the Madden NFL 17 which is driven by the most advanced gameplay yet. You have the ability to be at the center of your team’s progress in the Championships in the Franchise mode. This game boasts the deepest commentary in the Madden NFL franchise existence and has many modes for the player to choose from including Ultimate Team and Draft Champions which also delivers dynamic ways to play and obviously more decisions to make.
The new Ball-Carrier Feedback System allows you to easily defend the opponent’s attacks and also gives you the best moves to beat the defender. There is also the Pass and Rush Counters which simplify play-calling on defense making it easy for you to call on the defense and counter your opponent’s attacks. The presence of special teams in this game which allows you to ice the kicker matches today’s field goal attempts.
The career mode gives you challenges to make big decisions which deliver more control and fun for you and you can also provide content updates throughout the season which adds to the already excellent commentary experience. The way the cameras are set it puts in the center of the story creating an immersive experience compounded by the in-game audio from hits to crowd reactions during the game.
- Pretty amazing graphics
- Good commentary
- You have to be online for you to enjoy the full experience
6) Gears of War 4
This game comes after Gears of War 3 which is also 25 years later in the game series due to strange disappearances JD Fenix must embrace his father’s legacy and face the new formidable foe. This comes with a two-player functionality where you can play with friends in through the split screen over Xbox Live or LAN which enables player 2 to select between Kait and Del.
It has a redefined gameplay allowing for close-cover combat moves and also combat-knife executions which turn each cover into an offensive chance. The number of new weapons introduced will also leave you awed which includes the Buzzkill and Drop shot which has the ability to shoot in all directions even over cover, therefore, inflicting damage from all angles.
You can team up with up to 4 players to battle the waves of enemies coming your way and in turn increasing your level of skills and be able to deploy fortifications in the game. The online option is also available which gives more game modes and types which has a visible and more fairer ranking system for social, competitive, and professional players.
- Improved AI
- Cover-based shooting
- Inability to scan map with Tac/Com
5) NBA 2K17
This game is rated as the best simulation game ever created by the NBA franchise for the last 15 years and best-selling NBA video game for the last 9 years. On top of that, it has won over 85 nominations and award ever since the invention of PlayStation 4 Xbox One. This game after the record-breaking 2K16 was officially launched and the 2K17 still continues to make the NBA 2K franchise as one of the most authentic sports video game.
GamesRadar claimed that this is the game that all sports video games should aspire to be as it continues to further make it hard for one separate between video games and reality. It enables the player to customize the characters and shoes and also boasts of impeccable graphics and pictures. It’s also about options in the game which provides a lot of them. The added area allows you to make more opportunities to score and more creating passing without forgetting the increased fouls. MyCareer is also carefree and non-linear and except for the mandatory practices, the AI is also more useful in this installment.
- Looks authentic
- Good prelude
- MyPlayer mode is more fun
- Much better commentary
- Inaccurate body build of some players
- Missing player and less customization
4) FIFA 17
In this installment, EA Sports completely revolutionized the football video games with the launching of FIFA 17. First of all, it is powered by Frostbite one the industry’s leading game engines which provide authentic and real lifelike gameplay in FIFA 17.
There is the introduction of Alex Hunter who is a rising football star in the English Premier League whom you can play within The Journey section. This allows you to compete against the best of the best in the world of football as a rising star and be managed by the best managers in the game. This is a story and the best thing about it is you can live it on and off the pitch through the highs and lows of life.
There is also a complete overhaul in the way players think and move, physical interaction with the opponents and attacks that put you in full control of the game and the pitch. Its features like the Active Intelligence System which allows activity off the ball and changes players moves and thinking. The new attacking ways enable you to create more chances and score a variety of goals
- Players are strong and powerful
- The Journey Mode is too short
3) Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
It is set before the events of Lord of the Rings and gives you the chance to become the most deadly feared force in the Mordor. This can be achieved by exploiting the weaknesses of your enemies, their memories and individual fears all as you destroy Sauron’s forces from within. You can also use the Spirit of Vengeance which has the ability to inflict brutal combos to your enemies and while you can also master the powerful skills and weaponry. It was the winner of over 40 Game of the Year Awards including most innovative, best action/adventure game, and technical achievement.
- Good enemy progression
- Challenging combat
- Erratic story that concludes with anticlimactic battles
2) Just Dance 2017
It is the latest and newest version of the world’s number 1 dance game and you can use your phone to control your movements without the requirement of Kinect as you only need the Just Dance Controller app and get dancing. As if that’s not enough it features the latest hits including “Let Me Love You,” by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber*, “Into You,” by Ariana Grande, “Cheap Thrills,” by Sia ft. Sean Paul, “Lean On,” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MO, “Can’t Feel My Face,” by The Weeknd, and more!
This game might look like as if it’s for children only but no you are wrong as it is suitable and fun for all ages and comes in handy when it comes to family gatherings, parties, and holidays.
The game comes with two new game modes which take the game’s tally of game modes to six which allows you to connect with friends and connect with friends all around the world. It’s for all the pop lovers, dance lovers and just those who want to have a good time with their families. With high-speed internet and a valid Uplay account, you can access online features and unlock exclusive content as long as you are 13 years of age.
- Doesn’t require Kinect
- Good song list
- Burns calories
- Uses smartphones
- Lacks camera input on the Switch
- Vibrations are irritating
1) NHL 17
It gives the player a whole new experience when playing Hockey Fantasy with the introduction of new modes. You can play with a star power team in the Draft Champions and also show how patriotic you are when you play for your team in the World Cup of Hockey and fight for national pride. Similarly, you can also be the mogul and the owner of complete businesses in Franchise Mode where you become the big boss and call the shots from concessions to arena relocation. It is equally possible to have the chance to progress and unlock many items on you to the upper echelons with uniform customization available and also build your dream arena using the all new Arena Creator in EASHL and Franchise Mode.
The Net Battle System also allows you to fight for space when it comes to attack and defense. The Visual On-Ice Trainer and Coaching Feedback has once again been introduced to give you the skills and techniques needed to improve your play.
You can take your team to the next level and rise to glory as you rise through the ranks when you play the EA SPORTS Hockey League which is also customizable. The icing on the cake is the number or array of new goal celebrations available. It lets you sharpen your game on ice and off it.
- New goalie animations
- New button on defense
- Goalies are terrible online
These are definitely going to keep you busy for a long time without getting bored with them. The decision lies with you on which game type to choose depending on whether you like sports video games or action video games. Life is too short for you spend it bored. Experience the fun with anyone of these of these games. There is variety to choose from.