Best Xbox One games
10.Best Xbox One game Forza Horizon 2
Arcadified Forza fun for those that can’t tell their exhaust from their elbow, Horizon 2 is part open-world game, part racer and, with its focus on lines, trick, points and very irritating men in sunglasses, part skating game. It’s also reason alone for new-gen’s existence – dynamic, world-altering weather and the Southern European setting outstrip everything that’s come before. Tearing up the Mediterranean brings a tear to our eye.
9. Best Xbox One games Dragon Age: Inquisition
8.Best Xbox One games Batman: Arkham Knight
7.Best Xbox One games Kalimba
Press Play’s been making Microsoft-exclusive projects for a while, and this is their high point. Steer two totem-pole stumps through a dastardly platforming gauntlet in the puzzler that’ll tie your fingers up like Flumps. Precise, taxing and faintly adorable, it’s the One’s secret platforming weapon. Got a sneering Nintendo fan coming over? Show them Kalimba and their happy, colourful brains will be blown into rainbow chunks.
6.Best Xbox One games Halo 5: Guardians
5.Best Xbox One games Alien: Isolation
4.Best Xbox One games Fallout 4
3.Best Xbox One games Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2.Best Xbox One games Grand Theft Auto 5
1.Best Xbox One games Metal Gear Solid 5: TPP
If we didn’t know better (or should that be worse?), we’d say Konami took the Hideo Kojima brand off of his last stab at Metal Gear Solid because it feels quite so different to his previous efforts. Yes, it’s packed with the off-kilter jokes, mechanical ingenuity and conspiracy theories so wild they’re seemingly drawn from the darkest of the internet’s depths – but at it’s core, this is a very different kind of Hideo Kojima game.
The switch to wide-open spaces featuring multiple missions not only makes this an embarrassing masterclass for the rest of the world’s stealth-action developers, but effectively turns every player into their own spy film director. That time you pulled off a tense, magical heist alongside your mute sniper buddy? That was all you. When it all went tits up and you were forced to detonate C4 stashed across an enemy base, before riding into the sunset on your own personal chicken-mech? You were the architect. It’s long been said that Hideo Kojima has been more obsessed with emulating his favourite films than making true games. MGS 5 proves that to be false – he wants you to do that yourself. We’ll happily spend a few hundred more hours obliging him