Counting down the 50 best Xbox One games as of right now. As more Xbox One games are released, we’ll update our list!
(All entries are accurate as of May 30, 2017)
This list of the 50 best Xbox One games considers a number of factors in placing these rankings. Ports and remasters of games released from previous generations that do not provide significant gameplay differences or additions will not be considered. Any titles that are remade with a fundamentally updated gameplay experience are possible options, however. Finally, exclusivity will not be a prime factor in the rank weighting of this list, but will be factored when coming to a final conclusion.
As Microsoft and other publishers add more games, both physically and digitally, to grow the catalog of the Xbox One, we will make changes to this list. Some titles will be added while others will be dropped. It’s entirely possible games dropped from the list will be updated once again as DLC, expansion packs and ongoing episodic content is released, done so in a way to better reflect each title as an overall package.
You should check out our other lists of major game rankings below.
For now, let us begin the countdown of the best Xbox One games!
Best Xbox One Games #50 – Wolfenstein: The New Order
Synopsis: Imagine an alternate world where the Nazis won World War II over the Axis. As bad as an effect it would have on the Western world, untold horrors would be facing the likes of B.J. Blazkowicz and the remaining Jewish population. That terror becomes a reality for our protag, as he is awakened from a coma years after the Nazis win, right before he is to be executed. Blazkowicz vows for revenge against those Nazi bastards, and damn, does he ever take it back to them!
Per series tradition, Wolfenstein: The New Order uses a great number of weapons and explosives ready at your disposal. In the hopes of destroying the true evil of the alternate dystopian past of the 1960s-era Germany, Blazkowicz will need the help from some old friends to defeat true evil once and for all.
Why it’s one of the 50 best Xbox One games: More than anything, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a throwback to the FPS genre of old while reinvigorating the genre as it is today. Removing online multiplayer as a feature altogether, MachineGames went into development wanting to tell a story through meaningful gameplay interaction that requires the player to think. You can be a stealthy B.J., but with two large-capacity machine guns in tow to mow down Nazi and robotic monstrosity alike, the game just begs you to take the carnage back to the source.
This new Wolfenstein game harkened back to when playing a shooter meant you got the entire game’s content at launch. A complete, explosive experience, through and through.