60 BEST Story Mode Games On Xbox One & Series X

This is our in-depth list of the Best and greatest Story Mode games available to play on the Xbox One console

In the past, we’ve talked about the Best Adventure Games and, the Best Resident Evil Games. But there’s another category that deserves just the same amount of recognition, and that is obviously none other than the Best Story Mode Games on the Xbox One. Most gamers around the world know about Sony’s exclusive catalog of rich story games for the PS4 and PS5, but Microsoft has long since upgraded its arsenal too.

Key Takeaways
  • Story Mode Games add a pivotal layer when it comes to enjoying a video game, they are just as an important element to a title which can hook players in an instant.
  • The Xbox One Story Mode games have increased in demand over the course of the past few years. But now, it is safe to say that there are currently numerous story-driven games that players can enjoy with ease.
  • These titles are brimming with profound writing and drama that have tugged the heartstrings of its player base in more ways than one.
  • Most of them are also available on the content-packed Xbox Game Pass, making them more accessible than ever to play right now.
  • Some of the Best Story Mode titles include games like The Witcher 3, Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption 2, Elden Ring, Resident Evil 4, and many more!
GameAwardRelease DateDeveloperPlatform
Gears 5Best Xbox One Game at Gamescom 2019, Best Action Game at Titanium Awards 2019September 6, 2019Xbox Game Studios, The CoalitionXbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
Assassin’s Creed OriginsNominated for Game of the Year at Italian Video Game AwardsOctober 27, 2017UbisoftPlayStation 4,PC, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna
Assassin’s Creed OdysseyNominated for the Best Game and Performer in a Video Game at The 15th British Academy AwardsOctober 5, 2018UbisoftPlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna
Ace Attorney Trilogy-None-February 7, 2012CapcomNintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo 3DS
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimWon the Game Of The Year Award for PC in 2011November 11, 2011Bethesda Game StudiosPC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and series S
Mafia Definitive Edition-None-September 25, 20202K entertainmentPlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Halo: The Masterchief CollectionNominated for Xbox Game of The Year at Golden Joystick Awards 2015November 11, 2014 Xbox Game StudiosXbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and PC
Hollow KnightNominated for Best Debut Game at BAFTA Awards 2018 February 24, 2017Team CherryPC, Linux, macOS,Nintendo Switch,PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Fallout 4Won D.I.C.E. Award for Game of the Year 2015November 10, 2015Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda SoftworksPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X
Batman Arkham KnightWon Best Action Adventure at Game Critics AwardsJune 23, 2015Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros Interactive EntertainmentPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
TitanFall 2Nominated for Game of the Year and Best Shooter awards in 2016October 28, 2016Respawn EntertainmentXbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC
Resident Evil VillageWon Ultimate Game of the Year at Golden Joystick Awards 2021May 7, 2021CapcomPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC
Life Is Strange Remastered CollectionWon BAFTA Games Award for StoryFebruary 1, 2022Dontnod EntertainmentPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S
Tales From The BorderlandsWon the Best Narrative at Hardcore Gamer's Best of 2015November 25, 2014 Telltale GamesPC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mac OS, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch
Nier AutomataWon Games of the Year Division – Award for Excellence in Japan Game AwardsJune 26, 2018Platinum GamesNintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
Final Fantasy XV Royal EditionWon the E3 2016 Best Role Playing Game categoryJune 26, 2018 Platinum GamesPlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Google Stadia
Disco ElysiumWon the Game Award for Best Narrative at BAFTA Game Awards 2019October 15, 2019ZA/UMPC,
PlayStation 4,
PlayStation 5,
Google Stadia,
Nintendo Switch,
Xbox One, and
Xbox Series X/S
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
-None- April 23, 2013CapcomPlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
Sekiro Shadows Die TwiceWon Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2019March 22, 2019FromSoftwarePC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia
Dishonored 1Won the Award for Best Game at BAFTA Awards 2013October 9, 2012 Arkane StudiosPlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC
Dishonored 2Won the Best Action/Adventure Game AwardNovember 11, 2016Arkane StudiosPlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Won the Gold Prize at the Japanese PlayStation Awards 2013February 19, 2013Platinum GamesPlayStation 3,
Xbox 360,
PC, and Nvidia Shield TV
Kingdom Hearts 3Won the Gaming Award for Excellence in AnimationJanuary 29, 2019Square EnixNintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
A Plague Tale InnocenceWon Period Influence Award at NAVGT Awards 2020May 14, 2019Asobo StudiosPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Amazon Luna
Deus Ex Human RevolutionWon multiple Awards at the 2012 Canadian Videogame AwardsAugust 23, 2011Eidos MontrealPC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, and
Wii U
Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin-None-March 18, 2022Team NinjaPC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S
Little Nightmares I & IINominated for Best Animation at NAVGTRJune 30, 2022Tarsier StudiosPlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S
Sablenominated for Best Independent Game at the E3 2018 PC Gaming ShowSeptember 23, 2021Raw FuryPlayStation 5, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X and Series S
Bioshock: The CollectionBioShock Infinite Won the VGX Award for Best ShooterSeptember 13, 2016 Blind squirrel games Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and macOS
Star Wars Jedi Fallen OrderWon the Game Of The Year and Best Game Design awards at the Titanium Awards show during the Fun & Serious Game FestivalNovember 15, 2019Respawn EntertainmentPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia, and Xbox Cloud Gaming
Rise Of The Tomb RaiderWon the award for Best Script Writing at Writers Guild Award 2016November 10, 2015Square Enix PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, macOS, PC, Linux, Google Stadia, and Mac operating systems
The Wolf Among UsNominated for Best Story Game at BAFTA Awards 2015October 14, 2013Telltale GamesAndroid, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, macOS, PC, and iOS
Metro ExodusNominated for Best Storytelling at Golden Joystick AwardsFebruary 15, 2019Deep SilverPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, mac OS, PC, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Xbox Series X/S
Far Cry 6Won Best Action Game of 2021 by GamescomOctober 7, 2021UbisoftPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, PC, and Amazon Luna
Middle Earth: Shadow Of WarLiam O' Brien was nominated for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting RoleSeptember 27, 2017Monolith ProductionsPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Dying Light 2Nominated for Xbox Game Of The Year at Golden Joystick Awards 2022February 4, 2022TechlandPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Tiny Tina’s WonderlandsNominated for Best Multiplayer Game at Golden Joystick Awards 2022March 25, 2022 Gear Box SoftwarePlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC
Control Ultimate EditionWon the award for Best Art Direction at Game Awards 2019 August 27, 2019Remedy Entertainment PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna
Tales Of AriseWon the award for Best Role Playing GameSeptember 9, 2021 Bandai Namco StudiosPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age SNominated for Best Role Playing Game at The Game Awards 2018July 29, 2017Square Enix Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia
Cyberpunk 2077Nominated for BAFTA Awards 2021December 10, 2020CD Projekt RedPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Yakuza 0Nominated for multiple Awards at NAVTGR 2018March 12, 2015Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios,Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Dragon Age OriginsWon the award for Best RPG Game at VGX Awards 2009November 3, 2009BiowarePlayStation 3, PC, Xbox 360, macOS, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Classic Mac OS
Guardians Of The GalaxyWon the Game Award for Best NarrativeOctober 25, 2021Eidos MontrealPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming
Hellblade Senua’s SacrificeWon Best Action and Adventure Game at Independent Game Developers’ Association Awards 2017August 8, 2017Ninja TheoryPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming
Sleeping DogsNominated for Best Console Game and several Awards at Canadian Videogame Awards 2013August 14, 2012United Front GamesPlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and mac OS
Ori And The Will Of The WispsNominated for Best Animation at BAFTA Awards 2021 March 11, 2020 Moon Studios GmbHNintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming
Devil May Cry 5Won the award for the Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2019March 8, 2019Capcom PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PC, and Amazon Luna
Outer WildsNominated for BAFTA Games Award for Best GameOctober 15, 2019Annapurna Interactive and Mobius DigitalPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Psychonauts 2Won the Best Performer in a Supporting Role Award at British Academy Awards 2022August 25, 2021Double FinePlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC, Linux, mac OS, and Xbox Cloud Gaming
Elden RingWon Game Of The Year 2022February 25, 2022FromSoftwarePlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Knights Of The Old RepublicWon the Award for Best Xbox Game at BAFTA Awards 2004July 15, 2003BiowareNintendo Switch, Android, Xbox, macOS, Xbox 360, PC, iOS, Mac operating systems, Classic Mac OS
Resident Evil 4Won the Game Of The Year award at the 2005 Spike Video Game AwardsJanuary 11, 2005CapcomMeta Quest 2, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, GameCube, Nintendo Switch, Wii, and PC
Halo InfiniteNominated for Best Multiplayer at BAFTA Awards 2022 December 8, 2021343 Industries Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Cloud Gaming
Lost JudgmentThe game was nominated for the Best Direction category at the 2022 NAVGTR AwardsSeptember 24, 2021Ryu Ga Gotoku StudiosPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, Amazon Luna
Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom PainThe Game Award for Best Action-AdventureSeptember 1, 2015Kojima ProductionsPlaystation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive EditionBritish Academy Games Award for best Multiplayer in 2018September 14, 2017Larian StudiosNintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Yakuza Like A DragonNominated for the Ultimate Game Of The Year Award At The Golden Joystick Awards 2020January 16, 2020Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio,Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
The Witcher 3 Wild HuntWon Game Of The Year Award 2015May 18, 2015CD Projekt RedPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch
Mass Effect The Legendary CollectionWon The ‘Classic Revival’ category at the 2022 NAVGTR AwardsMay 14, 2021 Bioware PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft Windows
Red Dead Redemption 2The Lead actor for the protagonist, Roger Clark received the Award for Best Performance at The Game Awards 2018October 26, 2018Rockstar StudiosPlaystation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

60. Gears 5

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Gears 5
  • Developer: Xbox Game Studios
  • Publisher: The Coalition, Epic Games
  • Release Date: September 6, 2019
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter

Starting things off, we have none other than Gears 5, which is the fifth entry in the long-running Gears of War franchise. The games are exclusively made for the Xbox Consoles, and Gears 5 is a solid title that made its presence felt with a gripping storyline featuring old and new faces from the series. Not to mention it still maintained an engaging and robust Third-Person shooting gunplay aspect which made it famous.

You play a new female protagonist known as Kalt Diaz, who must face her past and discover her origins. Together along with returning fan-favorite characters such as Marcus, you will face new emerging threats that will add various twists and turns to the story as you uncover the cause behind Kalt’s mysterious powers and past.

The game still looks and performs amazingly on the Xbox One, plus having a new protagonist has shifted the tone of the setting and storytelling, but thankfully, it has garnered much appreciation from fans. At the same time, some hardcore players might’ve disliked the light-hearted story moments and lesser gore and violence.

It is undoubtedly one title that is great to play whether you’re a newcomer to the series or want to experience the story unfolding from the perspective of an engaging new character of the franchise.


  • The campaign is immersive and very long which keeps the player enthralled.
  • Gears 5 has a wide array of modes that give you access to a giant variety of settings and activities.
  • There are multiple distinct gunplay and other mechanics in Gears 5.
  • The world seems expansive and brimming with opportunities.
  • The characters present in the main plot have some substance.


  • The campaign’s depicting moments fall short in certain ways in Gears 5.
  • Veteran players might not favor the new features available in Gears 5.
  • The camera feels cumbersome in some situations which can be sub-par.
  • For some players, the microtransactions in Gears 5 may be a deal killer.

59. Assassin’s Creed Origins

Ac origins PS4
Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: October 27, 2017
  • Genre: Open World RPG

Assassin’s Creed Origins was the first entry in the series, which featured an overhauled gameplay design. The series was rebooted to feature an Open World RPG element in the mix to provide a stark contrast against the traditional formula of stealth and simplistic combat style of the classic Assassin’s Creed franchise. Surprisingly enough, Origins features fantastically written storytelling with a streamlined progression system.

You play as Bayek of Siwa, who is a Medjay residing in Egypt, but one day his entire world turns upside down as his son is murdered by a secret organization known as the Order of the Ancients and now must avenge him. You will be joined along the journey by Bayek’s wife, Aya. You will explore the rich and lush lands of Egypt as you track down and hunt each member of the order while scavenging lost Tombs and exploring historic cities.

The game has a memorable narrative in the series as it first establishes the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Bayek becomes such a likable character due to his emotional journey of hunting down his son’s killers. In the end, both he and his wife end up establishing the foundation of their predecessors.

The world is also brimming with multiple activities to do, and historical landmarks to explore, and the Action RPG feels great and not too much of a hassle to grind through either, so hence why we strongly recommend that you play this game on your Xbox One if you love Open World RPGs.


  • Visually, Assassin’s Creed Origins is ravishing and still unmatched compared to previous games in the series.
  • The combat system is impressive and rewarding in Assassin’s Creed Origins.
  • The world is extensive and brimming with side content and different things to try out in Assassin’s Creed Origins.


  • The combat mechanics set it apart from Classic Assassin’s Creed games which is the major defect of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
  • The story pacing of Assassin’s Creed Origins is not the best which can be a drag.
  • A number of glitches ensue during the gameplay which is annoying in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

58. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassins creed odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: October 5, 2018
  • Genre: Open World RPG

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the sequel to AC Origins and the 2nd RPG reboot entry in the Assassin’s Creed Franchise; compared to the ancient Egyptian Setting of Origins, Odyssey instead focused on Greek Mythology. Also, for the first time in the series, the game allows you to play as two different genders, Alexios and Kassandra, who almost possess the same storytelling with a few twists here and there that catch you off guard.

As either of the protagonist, you will journey across the great lands of Greece on both land and sea to discover the whereabouts of your family and solve various political warfare brewing across the countries. The RPG elements are expanded and branched more than ever in this game.

While some players may be divided on whether they like the MMO-esque nature of grinding through multiple levels to unlock missions, make no question that the variety of Best abilities that you can obtain in the game will make you feel like a powerful demi-God or Goddess who will easily tear through any spartan or military officer in Greece. There is enough content in the game that will make you invest hundreds of hours in it.


  • The visuals of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are bewitching.
  • The immense open world is loaded with multiple side quests and various things to do in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey which enriches the overall experience of the game.
  • The combat system is well-designed and alluring which provides the players with some memorable battles in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
  • The story is connected to Assassin’s Creed Origins which widens the lore of the game.
  • The multiplicity of weapons makes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey fun and intriguing to play.


  • Some technical issues ruin the overall experience of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
  • The campaign is already challenging and the slow pacing can hugely affect the experience which is underwhelming in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
  • Sometimes, you are compelled to fight random enemies which can be aggravating.

57. Ace Attorney Trilogy

Ace Attorney Trilogy
The Ace Attorney Trilogy
  • Developer & Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: February 7, 2012
  • Genre: Visual Novel

For the longest time, The Ace Attorney games have been the most popular visual novel series that attracts audiences whether they are new to the genre or want an intriguing storytelling aspect. If it is your first time hearing about the series in general, then we highly recommend checking out our Best Ace Attorney Games list to see which one fancies you the most.

The Trilogy focuses on the first three entries in the series, which are easily regarded as fan favorites; in addition to being remastered in high-definition for the Xbox Consoles, they are also available to play across your smartphone devices and even the Nintendo 3DS, which makes them fairly accessible than any Visual Novel.

You play Phoenix Wright, the main protagonist of the game, who is an attorney that needs to solve and overcome various trials and tribulations posed by the complex investigations. You will need to resolve different heated debate battles in the court as well as unravel the mysteries of each case to progress the main storyline. The cast of characters is the key highlight of the series, one that the entire playerbase adores and holds in high regard.

There is a fair balance of comedic writing in-between the cases as well as melancholic twists and turns that will shift the tone of the story in an instant, making it a perfect game for newcomers to the Visual Novel genre. But most importantly, one of the rare best story mode games available on the Xbox One.


  • In terms of graphics, Ace Attorney Trilogy is a step up prior to the old game.
  • The addition of extra content is engaging and players get to put in extra hours in the main campaign.
  • The interface is a huge improvement and is way better in Ace Attorney Trilogy.
  • Ace Attorney Trilogy has a lengthy campaign.
  • The cast of characters is captivating with well-written dialogues and melodrama.


  • Some objectives are extremely hard to accomplish in Ace Attorney Trilogy.
  • The majority of cases are vague which can be frustrating.
  • Inconsistency in some cases which still requires illogical solutions is a turn-off in Ace Attorney Trilogy.
  • Ace Attorney Trilogy is unjustly pricey.
  • On high resolution, the visuals do not look promising as the Classic game.

56. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Skyrim promotional art
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: November 11, 2011
  • Genre: Open World RPG

There is undoubtedly no denying the fact that Skyrim has become one of the most popular Western RPGs to date in the world of gaming. Almost every RPG enthusiast out there is a fan of this franchise, and the fact the game has been re-released several times on each console port throughout the years shows its immense popularity. The game lets you craft your very own character as you explore the Majestic and grand landscapes of the world.

The map is vast and full of exploration, such as powerful Dragons to hunt down as well as collectibles to locate, such as the Black Books. The game is insanely massive to the point where after sinking in hundreds of hours, it will make the experience feel like a Single-player MMO title. You can further enhance that desire and replayability by enabling Mod Support for it on your Xbox One console, which is extremely worth it.

It is because Skyrim has one of the largest modding communities in the world on NexusMods, with new mods being added to the game almost every single day. Furthermore, if you want to speed up the progression, then you can also check out our guides for the Blood on the Ice and In My Time of Need Quests in the game. If it is indeed your first time checking out Skyrim, we highly recommend playing it from start to end in the old fashion.


  • The new level and combat system greatly enhance the overall experience of the player in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • With tons of hours of content, players can put 100 hours into the game and do whatever they want.
  • Dual-wielding and Shouts make the combat more engaging in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • An entrancing snowy environment to explore and uncover the mysteries throughout your journey.
  • Crafting weapons, potions, and enchantments is simple in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


  • Some technical issues can spoil various moments for the players in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can be possibly detrimental to work and social relations.
  • The menu UI and interface are tedious.
  • There is no multiplayer mode which is lackluster.
  • Battles are not particularly emotive and wins and losses seem unearned in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

55. Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia definitive edition
Mafia 1 the definitive edition
  • Developer: Hangar 13
  • Publisher: 2K entertainment
  • Release Date: September 25, 2020
  • Genre: Third Person Sandbox

Mafia Definitive Edition was made as the faithful remake of the original entry that was released almost a couple of decades ago. The game became one of the best-selling single-player titles as it was praised heavily by gamers and critics alike for being one of the few loyal remakes of cult classic titles, joining the ranks of Resident Evil 2 and even the stellar, Demons’ Souls Remake.

When it comes down to it, Hangar 13 has spared no effort in polishing the game while still retaining its emotional and thought-provoking journey of Tommy Angelo as he witnesses the twists and turns of being a part of a renowned syndicate mafia family during the early 1900s. The city of Lost Haven resembles a 90s Chicago and is home to various activities you can partake in outside of the usual missions and side content.

There is even a Free Ride mode included with the remake of the game that lets you freely explore the city at your own pleasure without any inconveniences hindering or impacting your main progress. If you love the sem-open world titles such as GTA 5 but want more heartfelt storytelling, then, by all means, we recommend jumping into Mafia Definitive Edition on your Xbox One.


  • The world settings are quite remarkable and enthralling in Mafia: Definitive Edition.
  • In terms of visuals, Mafia: Definitive Edition is a step up compared to the original game.
  • The narrative is without any doubt one of the greatest among all Mafia games.
  • The voice acting and cast of characters are on top of the shelf in Mafia: Definitive Edition.


  • The car combat and driving mechanics can be a little irritating sometimes to deal with in Mafia: Definitive Edition.
  • Sometimes extreme linearity feels stifling in Mafia: Definitive Edition.
  • Combat is bland due to the adversary AI’s dullness and cumbersome movement in Mafia: Definitive Edition.
  • Running and climbing feel sluggish at times in Mafia: Definitive Edition.

54. Halo: The Masterchief Collection

Halo Masterchief collection
Halo MCC
  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Release Date: November 11, 2014
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter

The Halo Masterchief Collection is a faithful remaster bundle that includes every single Halo installment from the first one up to the fourth one. It even includes prequels such as Reach that set up some of the events leading into the first game. The collection was critically praised by almost everyone due to the effort and dedication that went into it so that players could once again relive the adventures of Masterchief and Cortana.

The textures and assets are wonderfully revamped and redesigned to befit the newer Xbox consoles and PC. All of these titles even include their dedicated multiplayer modes that made the series legendary in Esports. There is more than enough content here that will easily satisfy hardcore and casual fans; plus, there is no better way to experience the games for the first time than playing the campaigns with your squad of friends.

Furthermore, what makes these games even more remarkable is that with a simple press of a button, you can also toggle on and off the classic graphics. It requires no loading time and is easily outfitted into the game if you want to play each one with its original graphical options to add a layer of nostalgia to the mix. Masterchief’s journey is an unforgettable one that fondly lives to this day in the hearts of every game, now more so with Halo MCC.


  • You get to play four complete Halo masterpieces in one package.
  • Halo 2 is exquisitely remastered in Halo: The Masterchief Collection.
  • The infinite amount of multiplayer content is aw-inducing in Halo: The Masterchief Collection.
  • Halo: The Masterchief Collection offers a brand new experience with 1080p and 60 frames per second which is eye candy for PC gamers.


  • Halo 3 still looks the same without any major differences which are disappointing.
  • The lack of Halo: Reach or ODST is sub-par in Halo: The Masterchief Collection.
  • Several graphical hiccups in Halo: CE can hinder the immersion of the player.

53. Hollow Knight

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Hollow Knight
  • Developer & Publisher: Team Cherry
  • Release Date: February 24, 2017
  • Genre: Souls-like, Metroidvania

Hollow Knight is a unique game, one that captured the hearts of many players in an instant with its snappy combat, free-flow exploration, and endearing background lore as the icing on the cake. It is worth stating the fact that only three people had originally worked on the game at the time of release. You will need to experience this underrated gem if you want to join other fans on the sequel, Silksong’s anticipated release.

The entire map layout can be a headache to figure out on your own firsthand because the game encourages you to explore the world and learn layers of its Metroidvania-level interconnectivity. You will need to fight hordes of warrior bugs and other creatures as you unravel the mysteries and secrets hidden deep within Hollownest. The Boss fights are a true highlight of the game as they all have intricately designed fights to challenge you.

Overcoming each one is an accomplishment that is easily at the pinnacle of taking down a tough Souls Borne game boss for the first time. You will appreciate the stories of each NPC and discover the lore through points and markers, which will make you fall in love with the world and its overall state of design and atmosphere. So with such a rich all-around element to it, HK is easily one of the Best story mode Xbox One games.


  • The art direction and music in Hollow Knight are mesmerizing.
  • In some areas, combat and parkour will test your skills to the core in Hollow Knight.
  • The atmosphere and landscape are beautifully designed.
  • More than a dozen of bosses will keep the players invested throughout the game.
  • The main story is highly in-depth and offers deep lore in Hollow Knight.


  • Hollow Knight can be harsh to new players.
  • The initial sequences of the story are a bit drab in Hollow Knight.
  • You will need to get various upgrades and do some exploration in order to scale up the pace of the game.

52. Fallout 4

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Power armor on the cover photo of Fallout 4
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda SoftWorks
  • Release date: November 10, 2015
  • Genre: Open World RPG

Fallout 4 is one of the few main entries in the franchise that almost every gamer loves to this day, edging almost close to New Vegas in terms of admiration. It was followed up by the Multiplayer entry, Fallout 76, which quite honestly destroyed the integrity of the series due to its many controversies. But still, Fallout 4 is easily one of the few RPGs from Bethesda which have become the most successful since their release, all the way till now.

The world of the Commonwealth is huge and brimming to the surface with exploration and vaults to unearth as you customize and build your settlement. You will be constantly running into battles with different post-apocalyptic creatures such as the Death claw and also run into enemy and ally Factions of Fallout 4.

The customization is varied, and one of the most complex things ever made for the time of its release. The storytelling is an unforgettable journey of reuniting with your son and discovering their whereabouts. Fallout 4 is simply an RPG that shouldn’t go missed under your radar, one which will surely grip you in for a wild ride.


  • The character development in Fallout 4 is captivating.
  • A massive variety of content is at your disposal which will keep you engaged thoroughly in Fallout 4.
  • The combat system is hybrid and provides a grand experience to both new and seasoned players.
  • The open world in Fallout 4 is immersive and myriad in variety.


  • The visuals are not the most promising in Fallout 4.
  • Fallout 4 has minimal role-playing and too basic dialogue which is disappointing.
  • Minor bugs and glitches appear throughout the game.
  • Inferior mission pacing, a shortage of interesting NPCs, and duplicative battle settings make the main story and objectives vapid in Fallout 4.

51. Batman Arkham Knight

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Promotional Art for Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 23, 2015
  • Genre: Open World Beat-em-up

Rocksteady was known for creating one of the greatest Superhero Video games with their Batman Arkham trilogy, with the third one, Batman Arkham Knight, serving as the conclusion of the series. The game brilliantly ties up loose ends of Batman and Joker’s chaotic relationship while leading you to discover one of the most shocking twists in gaming with your epic showdown against the Arkham Knight and Scarecrow.

The city of Gotham is vast, and its carefully designed metropolis is overrun with scarecrow’s goons and fear toxin, so it is now up to Batman and his allies to take it back from their hands. The key selling point of the game is that it now offers you to traverse the streets at high-octane speed via the Batmobile. Not to mention it can also be transformed into a Tank to even the odds against enemy militia during the story quest battles.

If you are looking for the Best Xbox One Story Mode Games, then make no exception in the case of Batman Arkham Knight, as it puts on a grand closure to the series, with an epilogue and secret ending that will leave you in chills and excitement on what could’ve happened to Bruce Wayne’s future.


  • Batman Arkham Knight looks absolutely breathtaking in terms of graphics.
  • The crime-solving missions are very engaging and keep the player occupied throughout the game.
  • The maps, world design, and everything are high in detail. 
  • Batman Arkham Knight provides a great multiplicity of gameplay.
  • There are countless side missions and myriad things available to do in Batman Arkham Knight.
  • The storyline of Batman Arkham Knight is well-written and extremely intriguing.


  • Too many batmobile battles eventually get boring and duplicative in Batman Arkham Knight.
  • The PC port is horrific in Batman Arkham Knight.
  • Sometimes the use of batmobile in Batman Arkham Knight becomes essential in order to progress the story which is really aggravating.

50. TitanFall 2

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Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 is perhaps one of the most underrated FPS shooter experiences, which was missed by many gamers due to EA releasing it in between the release of a Call of Duty and Battlefield game. But thankfully, the game stands tall with an Overwhelmingly Positive reception on Steam in 2023. Even on the Xbox One, Respawn has managed to make the game look absolutely incredible in graphics and as well as general gameplay too.

The Titanfall games are mostly known for their fast-paced and fluid combat design where players are able to wall run across surfaces, zipline from different points, and of course, battle each other in giant mechs called Titans. The Campaign is full of fun and action-packed sequences to the very end with an unlikely duo of a Militia rifleman and Titan, both of whom are from opposing factions and must now work together in order to survive.

If you want to take a break from that, then you can also jump into the fantastically designed multiplayer, which is even more fun if you have a group of friends to slay enemies with you. There is never a dull moment in the game as the Titans change the course of the battle, making each moment and fight to feel chaotic to the very end. It is easily one of our personal First-Person Shooter story mode games on the Xbox One.


  • The types of weapons in multiplayer mode are myriad in Titanfall 2.
  • The traversal system is very solid and overall a good experience.
  • The single-player campaign is enthralling and immersive in Titanfall 2.
  • Whether it’s burst melee, area denial, or long-range sniper, the Titans are multifarious enough to support a variety of play styles.
  • The customizations are wonderful, and the weaponry is also quite phenomenal in Titanfall 2.


  • The storyline is very wimpy and badly written in Titanfall 2.
  • The boss battles during the campaign can get repetitive.
  • The graphics are not the best compared to other titles in the series.
  • Some ideas of Titanfall 2 were dropped before their time.

49. Resident Evil Village

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Chris Redfield on the cover of Resident Evil Village
  • Developer & Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: May 7, 2021
  • Genre: First-Person Survival Horror

The Resident Evil franchise is filled with multiple mainline entries and spin-off titles which has even led the series to receive animated movies and live-action TV shows too. It has become a staple name in the genre of survival horror and zombies, and the latest game in the mainline entries was Resident Evil Village. The storyline directly follows the events of the seventh game, where you play Ethan Winters, who is in search of his daughter, Rose.

We highly recommend getting a refresher of Resident Evil 7’s story before you dive into this one, as it will give you context on Ethan’s wife, Mia, and his past gruesome adventures. Ethan must now venture into an ominous Village where he must investigate the whereabouts of his newborn child and her last known location. Along the way of exploring the linear levels, you will constantly run into heaps of creatures and enemies.

The terrifying sight of stumbling upon the game’s main antagonists for the first time, which are the four lords of the land, including the menacing Lady Dimitrescu, and the wild card, Heisenberg. You must now overcome various obstacles and puzzles and face these villains head-on if you want to save Rose. The game is excellently balanced in both horror and action, making it a perfect title for newer fans of the series on Xbox One.


  • Resident Evil Village is one of the best-looking games among all Resident Evil titles.
  • The character’s designs are done remarkably well in Resident Evil Village.
  • Resident Evil Village has fluid Controls and realistic eerie moments.
  • The Boss Battles in Resident Evil Village make it distinct from all Resident Evil games.
  • The combat system is alluring, hence Resident Evil Village has decent replay value.


  • Combat focus can be broken since battle segments get often rather bland in Resident Evil Village.
  • Resident Evil Village gets redundant and delivers unstable quality.
  • The Story of Resident Evil Village is not as engaging as Classic Resident Evil games.
  • It gets a little too dark in various places which makes Resident Evil Village unplayable.

48. Life Is Strange Remastered Collection

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Life is Strange the remastered collection
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: February 1, 2022
  • Genre: Third-Person, Puzzle, Adventure

There is without any doubt that the Life is Strange games live vividly in the hearts of people who adored the bizarre and endearing adventure of Max Caulfield and her Best Friend, Chloe Price. At the same time, the first game had bits of supernatural elements, such as Max’s ability to rewind time. It also received a follow-up prequel game called Before the Storm, which focused on the events of Chloe Price and her friend, Rachel Amber.

Both games are beautifully remixed in high-definition for all consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. The updated character models and textures boast a new life in the story, and for hardcore fans, it becomes an absolute treat to revisit these games as they are wonderful and rich in a poetically written narrative. Almost every one of your choices has a chance to turn the dials of the story in a different direction.

Moreover, Before the Storm fleshes out Chloe’s character even more before she inevitably reunites with Max in the events of the first game, the soundtrack of both titles is stellar in every single way, and most importantly, completing every chapter will feel like watching a TV show play out, making it single-handedly one of the Best Xbox One story mode games.


  • Facial animations are enhanced including lighting and the character’s hair which appear more realistic in Life is Strange Remastered.
  • The storyline is immersive and well-written.
  • The voice acting and cast of characters are strong and mesmerizing in Life is Strange Remastered.
  • All characters are captivating and highly in-depth.


  • The control system feels unwieldy in contrast to the Classic game.
  • Several locations feel darker than usual in the remastered version which makes Life is Strange Remastered unplayable.
  • The pre-rendered cutscenes are capped at 30 FPS which is frustrating for PC players.
  • Many scenes look visually horrible in Life Is Strange Remastered.
  • Life Is Strange Remastered tries to uphold the significance of its early existence.

47. Tales From The Borderlands

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Rhys and Fiona on the Cover of Tales from the Borderlands
  • Developer & Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: November 25, 2014
  • Genre: Telltale, Interactive Adventure

Telltale Games are known for creating one of the most well-established interactive stories in video games history, most specifically with their The Walking Dead titles. But another game deserves just as much appreciation, and that is Tales of the Borderlands. Don’t let the name make you stray away from it, as Tales from the Borderlands can be played without having played the original looter shooter series.

The game is mostly self-contained in its story but offers quite a handful of easter eggs and pop-culture references that many players will adore. There are a total of 5 episodes that you can easily enjoy at your leisure, and the storytelling gets more and more whimsical as it goes, making it one of the rare best Xbox One story games with an episodic and branching narrative.

The back-and-forth banter, as well as the unlikely team-up of our main characters, Rhys and Fiona, are sure to make you laugh and adore them to the very end of their bizarre journey. Dialogue choices play a pivotal role as any other Telltale game, making the replayability all the more worth it for future playthroughs.


  • The intros are quite impressive in Tales From The Borderlands.
  • The cast of characters and voice acting is on top of the shelf in Tales From The Borderlands.
  • Tales From The Borderlands has a narrative with a great amount of depth and unique characters that are brilliantly written.
  • Visually, it still looks crisp and the art direction in particular is phenomenal.


  • Outside action phases, interactivity seems a little too shallow in Tales From The Borderlands.
  • Tales From The Borderlands is a tad short with only 10 or so hours of gameplay.
  • Irrelevant alternate routes affect the pacing of the main story which is lackluster.
  • Mini-games are not very challenging in Tales From The Borderlands.
  • The final sequence of the main story can be a drag.

46. Nier Automata

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Nier Automata
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Xbox Port Release Date: June 26, 2018
  • Genre: Open world, Action RPG, Hack and Slash

One of the most long-awaited video games that Xbox players wanted to play was Nier Automata. Still, finally, after nearly a year-long wait, renowned creator Yoko Taro’s magnum opus was heading to the Xbox consoles via the game pass feature. The Nier series are known to have niche audiences, but Automata is one such exception in that it offers a profound and philosophical story built from the ground up.

You will play as Yorha androids, 9S and 2B, who are tasked with defending the last remnants of humanity from the destruction at the hands of the machine lifeforms. However, the story can be twisted and branched off into multiple sections, offering tons of different endings with some bizarre circumstances. You will be required to complete consecutive playthroughs to achieve the game’s true ending.

There is a firm complexity to Yoko Taro’s writing style, one in that many players are divided in their opinion, which is fair enough to some extent. But there is no denying that those who click with the storytelling design topped with the masterful soundtrack are sure to adore every minute of their time in Nier Automata. Fans worldwide love it, which is why it undoubtedly earns a place in the best story mode Xbox One games.


  • Past the hack-and-slash combat, the gameplay is thrilling in Nier: Automata.
  • The main plot is immersing and keeps the player enrolled throughout the game.
  • Movement mechanics are very well-designed and feel incredible.
  • The combat system is fast-paced and action-based in Nier: Automata.
  • The landscape and atmosphere look spectacular.


  • The side missions are bland and unappealing in Nier: Automata.
  • The dearth of variety in enemy design is sub-par.
  • The combat eventually gets repetitious in Nier: Automata.
  • Spontaneous invisible walls and skimpy map design are underwhelming in Nier: Automata.
  • Because of the different play-throughs, Nier: Automata’s final chapter can be a little confusing.

45. Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

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FFXV Royal Edition
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Xbox Port Release Date: June 26, 2018
  • Genre: Open World JRPG, Hack n slash

The Final Fantasy franchise is known as the most popular JRPG series across the gaming world, as almost every mainline entry offers something completely new and nuanced. Final Fantasy 15 had an unfavorable launch due to development issues, but it is safe to say with its current state and with the royal Edition that includes all of the updates, DLCs, and new features, it is the definitive way to experience it.

You will play as Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum, who must now face his responsibilities as a king after the opposing forces of the Empire overrule his Kingdom. You will be accompanied by his fellow companions and  Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis who will also act as part of his Royal retinue as they must guide our hero on the correct path and keep him away from any harm.

The game’s combat has some divided opinions, but personally, the combat system is enjoyable if given the proper attention to learning its advanced elements. The FFXV Royal Edition offers episodic DLCs for all three of your party members who aim to flesh out their stories and fill in some of the gaps in the plot. Overall, there is enough here to satisfy anyone as it also includes the free content DLCs such as new bosses and more.


  • Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edtion has stellar visuals and sound design.
  • The combat system is high in variety enabling you to maneuver five distinct characters with multiple skills during a battle.
  • The open world is expansive and high in detail in addition to countless side contents aside from the main story in Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition.
  • The OST is stimulating and quite composed in Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition.
  • Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition delivers exceptional boss battles throughout the voyage.
  • The leading cast of characters is intriguing in Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition.


  • Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition has insufficient lore and a very lacking storyline which is terribly fragmented.
  • For the difficulty part, Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition is not challenging rather it is a very easy game.
  • The side quests can get heavily duplicative.
  • Spell crafting is pointless and does not have much use throughout the game which can be jarring.
  • Invisible walls restrict the player to navigate several areas which can be frustrating in Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition.

44. Disco Elysium

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The cover photo of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  • Developer & Publisher: ZA/UM
  • Release Date: October 15, 2019
  • Genre: Isometric RPG

Disco Elysium is one of the rare detective Role Playing games which easily impresses anyone with the sheer complexity of its writing and branching story elements. There is an incredible layer of depth when it comes to playing this game, and most of it revolves around making choices that affect your action and consequences.

The game is progressed through numerous dialogue trees and skill checks of your main character. You can customize his stats at the beginning of the game, but we encourage you to go completely blind into it with any of the preset options for the optimal experience. You will be joined by your partner and fellow officer, Kim Kitsuragi, who will guide you on most of the main progression incentives of the game.

There are a lot of secrets to uncover when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of the game, as you will constantly be on the hunt for clues to unravel the murder mystery and darkness about the local townsfolk. The director’s cut update includes a plethora of new features to make its console port all the more worth it to play after two years from the original release, thus one of the only Best Xbox One Story Mode games.


  • The RPG element of Disco Elysium is enthralling.
  • Numerous factors and qualities ensure that no two playthroughs are ever the same in Disco Elysium.
  • In terms of visuals, Disco Elysium is high in detail and incredible.
  • The narrative is extremely sharp and keeps the player enrolled throughout the game.
  • Disco Elysium is something that is both a masterwork in hilarious humor and can convey powerful messages.


  • The timer system in Disco Elysium might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
  • In some areas of Disco Elysium, the audio gets laggy in addition to minor frame drops which is underwhelming.
  • Disco Elysium randomly crashes during the gameplay which may frustrate some players throughout the game.
  • The loading screens can be notoriously long between various areas which are tiresome in Disco Elysium.

43. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

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Promotional Image for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Developer & Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: April 23, 2013
  • Genre: Open World Action RPG

When it comes to one of the best RPGs, Dragon’s Dogma is fondly remembered as it offered completely unique ideas to its gameplay department and had awesome storytelling consisting of your main character, which was all carried through the wonderful party members. Not to mention, the combat is a highlight, too, as it offered a fair bit of freedom when tackling the giant beasts or foes in a monster hunter-esque strategic action.

The companion system of this game breathes a whole new life and meaning into the game to make it feel more distinctive than most RPGs of its type, as your party members will occasionally help you in traversing the vast Open world and help you in combat through many different methods. The Action hack n slash combat will require you to carefully pinpoint the weaknesses of your foes and defeat them using any tactical means.

Dark Arisen is the Definitive Edition, and the game looks detailed and gorgeous in its visuals which is jarring considering the fact that it is almost a decade old now. It includes all major DLCs, which should span your playtime across several hours, making it one of the best story mode Xbox One games in the RPG genre.


  • The open world is immense and full of secrets in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
  • Defeating monsters is greatly satisfying.
  • The pawn system is engrossing in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
  • The magic spells in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen are intriguing.


  • The storyline can get incoherent and cluttered at some point in the game.
  • The user interface is drab and unsettling in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
  • The Stamina system can negatively influence the exploration element of the game.
  • Some bosses can be a little thorny to deal with in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.

42. Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

When it comes to the Souls Borne games created by Fromsoftware, they have become a genre-defining experience, as is the case with the Souls-like games. Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team received the Ultimate Game Of The Year award by the famed Golden Joystick Awards. There is also another game that broke records and won the appreciation of many gamers around the world in 2019, and that is Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.

The game is highly unique compared to any other Fromsoftware title as the game focuses on multi-layered traversal in the Feudal lands of Japan, as you battle enemies through thick and thin scenarios. You play as the Shinobi Wolf, who is tasked with defending the Divine Heir, Kuro. Things go south soon, and now you are tasked with saving him and ending the cycle of bloodshed by severing the ties of immortality.

However, keep in mind that you will be able to choose between 4 different endings, which of course, will unlock with the specific requirements in mind. The combat of Sekiro is the key-selling point in that it encourages you to learn its duels and parries with precise accuracy and focus.

Hesitation will lead you to defeat most of the time, and only by constantly being aggressive in your approach will you then be rewarded with the fruitful accomplishments of Sekiro.


  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice will push your abilities to the limit.
  • The combat system is hard but rewarding in the end in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.
  • In Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, the world settings are on top of the shelf.
  • Each and every boss battle is fascinating and challenging in its own way.
  • A variety of skill upgrades and different items to collect make Sekiro Shadows Die Twice quite gripping.
  • You can kill enemies and bosses in many unique ways that include stealth which is also an important aspect of Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.
  • The main story is intriguing and fun to make a player addicted to this game.


  • Playing Sekiro Shadows Die Twice might not be everyone’s cup of tea as it requires skills and players will have to spend hours in this game.
  • Some boss battles can get really irksome in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.
  • The camera can be shaky sometimes which spoils the immersion.

41. Dishonored 1 + 2

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The protagonists of Dishonored, Corvo and Emily
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: October 9, 2012 / November 11, 2016
  • Genre: Stealth Action Adventure

We had to go out of our way and recommend both of the amazing Dishonored titles as they both offer one of the most exhilarating stealth gameplay sequences in the industry. No game has come close to mimicking the uber satisfaction and excitement of Arkane Studio’s magnum opus series. The first game has a definitive edition with enhanced visuals and all of the DLC, so we recommend picking that version up.

Aside from that, the most important aspect of the games is that they offer an unprecedented level of creativity for completing your objectives and assassinating your targets. There are several different approaches that all revolve around using different tactical strategies by either going for non-lethal or the guns blazing route. These two different engagements can lead you down different paths for each of the protagonists too.

Both of the games are seamlessly interconnected in storytelling as Corvo from the first game returns in the 2nd installment alongside Emily, a new protagonist that you can choose that offers a whole new playstyle. The replayability is endless, and you will occasionally find yourself returning to the game once in a while. So in case you haven’t, the Dishonored games are worth checking out for the best stealth action and mystique storytelling.

Pros For Dishonored 1:

  • The environment in Dishonored is high in detail and gives the freedom to explore different unique pathways and mysteries throughout the game that may reward you in many ways.
  • The level structure is immersive and engaging in Dishonored.
  • You can pick different choices when progressing through the main story. Your choices will shape the course of the storyline in Dishonored.
  • Dishonored has plenty of replay value.
  • The combat system allows the player to be inventive and try out different unique strategies to eradicate enemies in Dishonored.

Cons For Dishonored:

  • Multiple AI glitches and bugs ruin the immersion in Dishonored.
  • Dishonored can be very harsh at the very beginning stage which may stress out different players.
  • The aggressive gameplay overpowers the stealth element of the game which is disappointing in Dishonored.
  • Voice acting and animation in Dishonored are unappealing.
  • Dark Vision will prevent you from fully experiencing the game’s gorgeous setting.

Pros For Dishonored 2:

  • The game mechanics are drastically enhanced compared to Dishonored 1.
  • The stealth gameplay is still strong and captivating in Dishonored 2.
  • Dishonored 2 offers a wide array of areas to scour throughout the main campaign.
  • The world details are top-notch in Dishonored 2.
  • The new abilities are a nice addition to Dishonored 2. They are quite enthralling to use and prove very useful during formidable battles.

Cons For Dishonored 2:

  • The central storyline is not interesting enough to keep the player regaled in Dishonored 2.
  • Notable performance drop in busy plazas and outdoor areas is underwhelming in Dishonored 2.
  • The PC port for Dishonored 2 is extremely awful.

40. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: February 19. 2013
  • Genre: Action Adventure, Hack and Slash

The Metal Gear Solid franchise is without any question one of the greatest stealth action games on the Playstation 1 and 2, but no one would believe the fact that it would get a spin-off Action game. It turned out to be none other than Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, which focuses on Raiden, a prominently featured character from the same universe and series of the MGS series.

The game boasts an incredible pure action melee combat that allows Raiden to strike away at his opponents and machines to deal damage and easily beat them. You can also enter a slow-motion state called Blade Mode, where you will need to cut open the core of each enemy in order to steal their vitals and replenish your health. The combat deeply rewards you for taking little to no damage and successfully parrying incoming attacks.

MGR’s story has become immensely popular with new games alike as it has tons of memorable moments and the Best Video Game Villains of all time, such as Senator Armstrong and Jetstream Sam. The game does not feel outdated at all, and thanks to the backward compatibility function of the Xbox consoles, you can easily play Metal gear Rising Revegeance in today’s era without any hitches or discomfort.


  • Visually, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has aged like fine wine over the years.
  • The swordplay offers fast-paced and stylish combat which keeps the player invested throughout the game.
  • Plenty of things to come back to in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance after you have finished the main story hence resulting in masses of replay value.
  • Distinctive boss battles with breathtaking soundtracks enhance the overall experience.
  • The upgrade system is well-designed and intriguing in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
  • Different VR missions, unlockables, and additional content keep the player enrolled thoroughly.
  • The enactment of Blade mode is outstanding and efficient with plenty of spectacle in combat.


  • The main plot is relatively short in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
  • The camera gets clunky which may prove to be problematic for some players.
  • Some aspects of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is left unanswered.
  • Enemy AI can be a bit dumb sometimes which is lackluster.
  • The parry mechanic is a little tricky to grasp in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

39. Kingdom Hearts 3

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Cover art
  • Developer & Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: January 29, 2019
  • Genre: Open World Action JRPG, Hack and Slash

The Kingdom Hearts franchise is undoubtedly one of the few highly adored JRPG series in the world as the games combine the originality of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy-like characters with Disney and Pixar. There are several games spanning across the universe of the game with smartphone ones too. Kingdom Hearts 3 is the latest installment in the series and serves as the conclusion to its prolonged light vs. darkness storytelling arc.

Sora is back and better than ever with his buddies, Donald and Goofy, who must now end the tyranny and evil doings of Xehanort once and for all, who is the main antagonist of the mainline games. Together you will explore the many Disney worlds and help iconic characters such as Elsa from Frozen and Captain Jack Sparrow fend off the threats in their worlds. These worlds are massive in scale and offer tons of exploration for you.

We would obviously recommend firstly going through all of the original KH games to understand the context behind the story of the game and the emotional impact of most of its characters. Thankfully all of the previous games are available to play on the Xbox systems so we advise starting from the 1.5+2.5 title, which includes most of the mainline titles, and the rest of the spin-offs should be pretty accessible in the 2.8 Final Chapter bundle.


  • The graphics are stunning, and each globe has ridiculous amounts of minor details in Kingdom Hearts 3.
  • The Keyblade’s ability to change forms is a fantastic new addition that really distinguishes Kingdom Hearts 3 from earlier games in the series.
  • The open world is expansive and brimming with a ton of content to mess around with in Kingdom Hearts 3.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 does a fantastic job of making the character stronger by utilization of grand magic.


  • When it comes to the main narrative, all the worlds are lacking the potential depth which is underwhelming in Kingdom Hearts 3.
  • Most of the time, Kingdom Hearts 3 is riddled with cutscenes. The length of the game is extremely short compared to previous games because a large portion of Kingdom Hearts 3 is dedicated to only cutscenes.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 is a very unforgiving game even on the Proud difficulty. This might not be intriguing for many players.
  • After you complete the main story, there is not much left to do as Kingdom Hearts severely lacks post-game content which is sub-par.

38. A Plague Tale Innocence

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A Plague Tale Innocence
  • Developer: Asobo Studio
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Release Date: May 14, 2019
  • Genre: Action-Adventure

It is unbelievable that a game such as A Plague Tale Innocence was built as an indie project as the game boasts one of the richest visuals with an endearing storyline about two siblings, Amecia and her brother, Hugo. Together they must venture across treacherous lands in search of their Mother and discover a cure in order to survive against an ever-growing plague of rats spreading like wildfire in their country.

It is a video game that adds a fair balance of a linear yet engaging loop of stealth and action in its gameplay and combat scenarios. As Amecia, you will need to solve puzzles throughout the chapters and the main duration of the game, as well as take down enemies using various free tools available at all times. Towards the end of the game, you will even find yourself using unorthodox methods to take down your foes.

The sequel of the game, Plague Tale Reqiuem, is set to release soon enough, and just by recent footage, it is easily distinguishable that the scope and size of the game look much more ambitious than the first one. So if you are excited just like me, then I would encourage you to give A Plague Tale Innocence a chance, as it may just become one of your favorite and best Xbox One Story Mode games.


  • The combat system brings something new to the table and is quite stimulating in A Plague Tale: Innocence.
  • The Storyline is top-notch in all aspects of the game.
  • In terms of graphics, A Plague Tale Innocence is aesthetically pleasing.
  • Controlling a multitude of rats is surprisingly satisfying in A Plague Tale Innocence.
  • The variety in combat mechanics is myriad and the overall exploration of A Plague Tale Innocence is intriguing.


  • The enemies get redundant after some time in A Plague Tale Innocence.
  • Sometimes, the story gets monotonous and predictable in A Plague Tale Innocence.
  • Combat experiences get too ordinary and quite predictable over time when progressing throughout the game.
  • The voice acting gets fickle hence making the story less attractive in A Plague Tale Innocence.

37. Deus Ex Human Revolution

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  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: August 23, 2011
  • Genre: First-Person Action RPG

The original Deus Ex game was released exactly a decade ago in 2000, where it portrayed a dystopian Cyberpunk setting filled with political warfare and all kinds of real-world events such as the Illuminati and more. But after nearly a decade or so after it, there came Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which quickly won the hearts of RPG enthusiasts with its brilliant freeflow RPG gameplay and an enriched characterization story about Adam Jensen.

He is your main protagonist on this journey, who is attacked during the prologue sections of the game and presumed to be dead. But hope is not lost as Jensen survives the terrorist assault made on his company. He is saved thanks to his boss and must now don augmentations to fight against these wretched organizations. You will be able to them in various ways throughout the missions in either stealth or action strategies.

However, what makes Human Revolution so special is the fact that it encourages players to use any means to get their objectives done, which means that you can even use Jensen’s abilities and skills to hack your way through and out of conflict situations. It allows you to negate combat entirely, adding a whole new layer of sandbox creativity to the mix and making the game all the more remarkable to play, especially for newcomers.


  • Deus Ex Human Evolution offers a great blend of stealth and aggressive gameplay.
  • Players have the freedom to choose different character dialogues.
  • The open world is stuffed with hours of in-depth and intense gameplay.
  • Deus Ex Human Evolution has great replay value.
  • Different unique aspects of the main story are enthralling.
  • The hacking and RPG elements of Deus Ex Human Evolution are well-designed and enhance the overall experience of the game.


  • The voice acting is not the best and is rather very disappointing in Deus Ex Human Evolution.
  • Sometimes, the loading screen will take forever to complete which might irritate some players.
  • In terms of visuals, Deus Ex Human Evolution is an average-looking game.
  • The combat system can get repetitive after a while which is a huge turn-off in Deus Ex Human Evolution.

36. Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin
  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: March 18, 2022
  • Genre: Action JRPG

What makes Stranger Of Paradise so different from other JRPGs or even the mainline Final Fantasy games is solely the fact that Team Ninja develops it. These are the same creators of the Nioh, another excellent RPG series that boasts high-octane and Souls-like combat. The game follows the story of Jack Garland and his companions, whose only aim is to end the spiteful existence of Chaos by any means necessary.

While the storytelling becomes a hit-or-miss, it is still great to see it unfold as it directly influences and sets up the events of the original Final Fantasy game, which is almost mind-blowing towards the end of the game. It is all topped wonderfully with a robust combat system that allows you to switch between various jobs for Jack and his teammates, which is essentially the game’s classes.

These are praised most vividly by fans of the game as it allows you to freely play the combat however you like without any repetitive roadblock. The storytelling is nonsensical, but as we stated already if you forgive it for the illogical instances in the narrative, then Stranger of Paradise becomes a delightful title and even one of the Best story Xbox One games on the market.


  • The job system in Stranger of Paradise has a decent amount of depth.
  • Different difficulty options allow the player to play the game in their own way which is intriguing.
  • The combat system is energetic and extremely engaging in Stranger of Paradise.
  • The customization system is high in variety which improves the experience of the player in Stranger of Paradise.


  • The main storyline is unappealing and very tiresome in Stranger of Paradise.
  • The loot system is terrible and lacking in many ways.
  • Visually, Stranger of Paradise is not the best compared to other games of this genre.

35. Little Nightmares 1 + 2

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Promotional Image for Little Nightmares 1+2
  • Developer: Tarsier Studios
  • Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 30, 2022
  • Genre: 2.5D Puzzle Platformer, Atmospheric, Horror

Little Nightmares is one of the few indie titles that offer a fantastic atmospheric horror experience that keeps players on the edge of their seats. The game features different platforming and puzzle sections, slowly edging your way across surfaces as you narrowly escape the clutches of twisted beings looking to tear you apart.

The game’s art direction is well presented and does a fantastic job of keeping you both immersed and terrified. Fortunately, both of the titles come bundled together in a great package, including the DLCs, thus ensuring you will get more than enough playtime out of these short but superb quality indie titles. The levels are uniquely crafted, and you can tell that the developers put a lot of passion into making both of the games.

Most importantly, as you jump from the first game to the more recent 2nd installment, you will actually feel the minor difference in tonality as it expands its scope while still retaining the horrifying nature of the first one. Not only is it one of the Best Indie games for the Nintendo Switch, but it also is one of the best story mode titles to play on the Xbox One console if you’re looking to satisfy your atmospheric horror itch.

Pros For Little Nightmares 1:

  • The art direction is on top of the shelf in Little Nightmares.
  • Little Nightmares offers some of the scariest moments throughout the gameplay.
  • The main plot does a fantastic job of setting up a spooky atmosphere.
  • The soundtracks and usage of sound effects throughout the game are outstanding!

Cons For Little Nightmares 1:

  • Little Nightmares is an extremely short game that might not be appealing to some players.
  • Some of the puzzle challenges can be very unforgiving in Little Nightmares.

Pros For Little Nightmares 2:

  • The puzzles in Little Nightmares 2 are very enthralling to solve and it grabs the player’s undivided attention.
  • The sound design is outstanding in Little Nightmares 2.
  • The combat mechanics are intriguing and keeps the player invested in Little Nightmares 2.
  • The eerie environment adds to the horror element of Little Nightmares 2.

Cons For Little Nightmares 2:

  • Little Nightmares 2 is not a long game with only five or so hours of gameplay.
  • In Little Nightmares 2, every time you are solving a puzzle, the game will start helping you and give you different clues. This ruins the overall experience of puzzle-solving.
  • The Controls are quirky and cumbersome in Little Nightmares 2 which is sub-par.

34. Sable

Series X Sable
Sable cover art
  • Developer: Shedworks
  • Publisher: Raw Fury
  • Release Date: September 23, 2021
  • Genre: Open World, Puzzle, Exploration

When it comes to the more open-minded games in the industry, Sable fulfills that role as it is an indie title where players can simply unwind and play it without any instances of combat or unfiltered action. This is because it primarily relies on providing an exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay as you explore the mysterious lands inhabited by ruins and other strange forgotten relics of the past.

Your main character can explore on their hoverbike throughout the world and uncover secrets that may lead you to discover more about the world and its entirety. The lore and main narrative are mostly told through various interactions with the NPCs during the start of the game and more as you progress through the world. You can climb various structures and complete platforming through a stamina gauge system to Zelda BOTW.

The game is brimming to the teeth with charm and passion laid out by its gameplay and profound hand-drawn art style, and the fact that it’s only developed by two people, ultimately making it a worthy recipient for one of the best story mode games on the Xbox One, one that shouldn’t be missed!


  • There is a ton of stuff to do in Sable which never bores the player throughout the game.
  • The characters are highly in-depth and extremely charming. All of them play distinctive roles in the main story.
  • Sable has an exceptional narrative filled with different plot twists.
  • The art style is phenomenal and well-designed in Sable. The different unique blend of colors is eye-catching.


  • Sometimes there are not enough things to do in the open world which is extremely dull in Sable.
  • The gameplay can get repetitive after some time which is lackluster.
  • Sometimes, the navigation seems a tad too gimmicky which may be problematic for some players.
  • The menu UI is terrible and could have been better in Sable.

33. Bioshock: The Collection

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Bioshock Collection
  • Developer: Blind squirrel games
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release Date: September 13, 2016
  • Genre: First Person Shooter

The first two Bioshock games are notorious for their gritty and obscure storytelling as you slowly unravel the dark secrets of the underwater city of Rapture and slowly learn about the man named Andrew Ryan. The second game completely flips the script to offer a much more dynamic role as you play as the Big Daddy, one of the major enemies that you would fight in the first game’s boss battles.

Bioshock Infinite offers a whole new setting and story with a heroic tale that many hardcore fans still love to this day, while some remain divided due to the change in tone and character writing. The combat in each is your traditional first-person gunplay and melee combat, with the key additions being that you can modify the abilities and stats of your character by configuring them with perks and equipping plasmids to replenish health.

The world-building and storytelling told through the numerous collectibles, and the interactions make it all one giant mystery to unravel towards the end of the first two games. The writing that goes into each of these games, including Bioshock Infinite, such as tackling moral and philosophical topics, makes it one of the more unique games out there, perfect for Story Mode game fans on the Xbox One who want to enjoy the best of the best.


  • The world is expansive and brimming with different content to uncover in Bioshock.
  • Bioshock has some spectacular graphics and sound designs.
  • The gameplay mechanics are very inventive and engrossing.
  • Players who love first-person shooter game style, then they are in for a treat in Bioshock.
  • The main plot is absolutely remarkable and does a wonderful job of keeping the players engaged throughout the game.
  • All the characters have a decent amount of depth and show potential development throughout the main story.


  • The gameplay may get duplicative after some hours which can be sub-par in Bioshock.
  • Some technical issues can ruin the overall experience of Bioshock which is underwhelming.
  • Bioshock collapses in the final stages of the plot.
  • Massive frame drops during the final sequence can degrade the experience.

32. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

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In-game screenshot of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: November 15, 2019
  • Genre: Action-Adventure, Puzzle, Souls-Like

Star War Jedi Fallen Order takes place in the critically acclaimed Star Wars universe, which spans several movies and is one of the most widely popular fictional media in all entertainment. Do not be scared, as you do not have to watch any of the movies to understand the events of Fallen Order, as the story is primarily self-contained, which is excellent for newcomers. You play as Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis, who is on the run from the Sith army.

The Padawans are basically Jedi apprentices who undergo training from their masters, but we soon discover that the Sith took over most of the republic and wiped out most of the Jedi Order, leaving only a few stranded throughout the Galaxy who are now being hunted down. Together with his droid, BD-1, Cal will need to race against time and help the resistance fight back by journeying across several planets in the Galaxies.

Similar to popular Metroidvania titles, the level design in Jedi Fallen Order mainly revolves around exploring multi-layered worlds and solving puzzles. Combat is mainly derived from Souls Borne games, but thankfully, you can adjust the difficulty to your personal liking here. There is never a better feeling than throwing the Clone soldiers off of cliffs and ledges using your force powers, which ultimately make every minute of it fun.


  • In terms of visuals, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is truly outstanding.
  • The new original characters are a nice add-on that is particularly intriguing in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.
  • With an ample open world in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, the exploration becomes amusing.
  • The combat system is enthralling and fun to tinker with in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.
  • A flawless balance between the idea of Jedi strength and a sense of reality is pummeled through the difficulty level.
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order offers an intelligent new droid that is captivating in many ways.


  • The main story feels boring and ultimately forgettable in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.
  • The parry system can be a little thorny to use particularly during demanding boss battles in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.
  • Notable bugs and glitches mar the engagement of the player.
  • The combat mechanics can be a little pesky sometimes in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.

31. Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios, Square Enix
  • Release Date: November 10, 2015
  • Genre: Third Person Action Adventure

Rise of the Tomb Raider serves as the 2nd installment in the new reboot trilogy of Tomb Raider games, following directly up on the first game released back in 2013, and was a limited exclusive for the Xbox One at launch. The game follows the story of Lara Croft, who struggles to regain her composure after the events of the first game. She is now hunting for an ancient artifact in Siberia along with her companion and partner, Jonah.

The game vastly improves upon the first one in terms of gameplay and graphical fidelity. The returning suite of weapons, such as the Bow and pistol, are improved to provide a much smoother feel to the third-person combat, and the game highly emphasizes providing as much action as possible. You will still run into dozens of Tombs to unearth and solve throughout the world, which will highly reward Lara with skill points and useful items.

There are numerous collectibles to grab along the way of exploring each level so be sharp as you are battling your way through the hordes of militia or scouring the darkest depths of ruins. Not to mention the game also includes tons of DLCs which can now be grabbed via its 20th-anniversary bundle, making it an excellent package to pick up if you are a fan of the best story mode games on the Xbox One.


  • The main plot is filled with numerous twists and intriguing segments entirely in Rise of The Tomb Raider.
  • The RPG elements are ravishing and immersive keeping the player regaled throughout the game.
  • Lara Croft is an exceptional protagonist and her character development is still compelling.
  • Rise of The Tomb Raider provides a ton of gameplay content for the player.
  • The world design and graphics of Rise of The Tomb Raider are quite impressive to this date.


  • Resource gathering might tire some players as it takes a lot of exploration and searching in Rise of The Tomb Raider.
  • There is nothing to come back to after you finish the main storyline. Therefore, a very little replay significance which is lackluster.
  • The Quick time events are frustrating and prove to be a negligible issue for some players in Rise of The Tomb Raider.
  • The combat is not interesting and is rather bland.

30. The Wolf Among Us

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Offical Cover of The Wolf Among Us Featuring Bigby Wolf
  • Developer & Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: October 14, 2013
  • Genre: Interactive Adventure

Another title that pops up in the heads of Telltale games’ fans is none other than the Wolf Among Us, which brilliantly showcases imaginative storytelling that almost looks straight made out of a fairytale novel. It is about our protagonist, Sheriff Bigby Wolf, who is a werewolf and is being framed for the murder of a human. His entire species is conspired against, and now it is up to you to unravel the mystery of this investigation.

The artistic beauty of the game is marvelously shown through its cell-shaded and stark color contrast graphics, which make the game look like a Noir Action thriller TV show most of the time. Furthermore, it is worth stating that at the time of release, the episodes of the game were released during several intervals of the year. But now, since it’s been years after release, the game is fully playable from start to finish in one sitting.

The storytelling and suspense that goes into it are so rich that you will be glued to the screen on what twist or action scene you will have to navigate through since it heavily relies on interactivity from the player. The sequel is set to release soon, and hardcore fans are patiently waiting for it, so there is no better time than now to play The Wolf Among Us, one of the best story mode graphic adventure games on the Xbox One.


  • The narrative is extremely intriguing and on top of the shelf in The Wolf Among Us.
  • All of the characters are well-presented and the character development is amazing.
  • The action sequences keep the player engaged throughout the game.
  • The Wolf Among Us offers an enchanting art style and atmosphere.


  • The detective segments are not challenging enough and ruin the experience in The Wolf Among Us.
  • Minor technical hiccups and frame rate drops can be underwhelming for some players.

29. Metro Exodus

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Metro Exodus cover art
  • Developer: Deep Silver
  • Publisher: 4A Games
  • Release Date: February 15, 2019
  • Genre: First-Person survival shooter

The Metro franchise is known for having amazing survival gameplay with a robust First-Person shooting combat where your every bullet must hit in order to survive against the deadly mutants. Metro Exodus is the latest entry in the series.

Artyom is back and this time, the odds are at stake as he and his remaining crew must venture outside of the Metro in hopes of discovering life and civilization. The game is much more open-ended than previous entries as for the first time, it embraces a sandbox map design where the levels in the chapters have layers of verticality. The survivability aspect is focused more than ever as you will have limited ammunition for your weapons.

Whether you dislike or like that element may depend on your playstyle and mindset, but there is no denying that it ultimately adds the thrill of urgency to the combat mix. As you journey through the cold and empty zones, you will find yourself struggling but once the gameplay clicks for you, Exodus will easily become your favorite game with a narrative that makes it well-deserved to be in our list of the best story mode games on the Xbox One.


  • Despite the genre clichés, the world-building in Metro Exodus is excellent and the stories are captivating altogether.
  • The weapon customization and crafting system are reliable and engaging in Metro Exodus.
  • Metro Exodus is both stunning and enthralling.
  • In Metro Exodus, there are endearing personalities and real interactions that make you feel more like a part of the gang and the journey.
  • Metro Exodus offers a pleasing single-player first-person campaign.


  • Even after boosting stealth gameplay, Metro Exodus enforces aggressive combat with extremely challenging bosses.
  • Open sandbox zones can be hard to explore and a little barren in Metro Exodus.
  • Artyom doesn’t communicate throughout the gameplay; only during load screens in Metro Exodus.

28. Far Cry 6

Farcry 6
Farcry 6
  • Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: October 7, 2021
  • Genre: Open World, First Person Shooter

The Far Cry games are one of the leading franchises from Ubisoft, some even have become iconic due to their villains such as Pagan Min from FC4 and Vaas Montenegro from FC3. But with Far Cry 6, Ubisoft has gone beyond its comfort zone to bring Anton Castillo to the fray, who is played by none other than the talented Giancarlo Esposito who is well-known in the TV biz industry for his roles in the famous series, Breaking Bad.

You will play Dani Rojas, who together with his comrades, leads a rebellion against Castillo’s tyranny over the Island of Yara in the country of Mexico. Players will need to arm themselves with the Best Weapons of FC6 if they want to have a fighting chance against the military and guerilla fighters. The game offers quite a few variations in your playstyle as you can opt to invest in the Best Builds of Far Cry 6 to easily take down foes.

The exotic landscapes of the Island are filled with different activities that you can partake in to keep yourself occupied as you slowly destroy the empire of the enemy, The game looks gorgeous on every Xbox console including the last-gen ones such as the Xbox One. There is a dynamic flow of progression this time around as diving headfirst into the guns-blazing gameplay of the game makes every minute in it a lively occasion.


  • Far cry 6 offers a massive arsenal of distinctive weapons.
  • The open world is high in detail and intriguing to wander around in Far Cry 6.
  • You can have access to a plethora of customizable items and craft different things which will help you throughout your voyage in Far Cry 6.
  • The graphics of Far Cry 6 are awe-inducing.
  • Far Cry 6 has one of the best villains among all Far Cry games.


  • Whenever you are on a mission, the character keeps on saying the same dialogue over and over again which is really aggravating in Far Cry 6.
  • The map scale gets disjointed sometimes which is lackluster in Far Cry 6.
  • Resolver weapons in Far Cry 6 are erratic.
  • Enemies can get extremely unforgiving at times which is annoying in Far Cry 6.
  • A number of bugs and glitches mar the experience of Far Cry 6.

27. Middle Earth: Shadow Of War

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Middle Earth Shadow of War
  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Release Date: September 27, 2017
  • Genre: Third Person Action RPG

The Lord of the Rings franchise is common;y considered one of the best fantasy mediums in our entertainment industry, coming far and wide with its spin-off Hobbit titles and even other adaptations too. One of which is Shadow of War which is the direct follow-up sequel to Shadow of Mordor and concludes the storytelling that started with the journey of our Elfen hero, Talion.

Both Mordor and War take place in the LOTR universe and many fans are thrilled at the idea that there are a handful of easter eggs and references made to that saga in the game. But the aspect that made it famous in the Video games industry is its incredible gameplay mechanic known as the Nemesis System which allows you to recruit any type of high-ranking Orcs that you take down into your army to use in future battles.

The realm of Middle Earth is brimming with a fortress that you can conquer with the right setup and there is a vast array of awesome abilities that Talion can use in combat which makes ties up everything nicely. It is a treat for hardcore fans of the LOTR or Hobbit series to play this game since it has an enrichening plot, plus with the DLC expansions in the Gold edition, you will easily invest up to a hundred hours getting through the thick of it.


  • The gameplay is captivating and immersive.
  • An abundance of content is available to mess around with in Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
  • The Nemesis system is intriguing and significantly changes the tide of the battle.
  • The visuals of Middle Earth: Shadow of War are lavish.


  • The enactment of tedious side missions just to increase the length of Middle Earth: Shadow of War is truly bothersome.
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War fails to make good use of different aspects and characters in the main plot.
  • The last shreds of the main story are extremely bland.
  • The visual disparity in Middle Earth: Shadow of War can be irritating.

26. Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland
  • Release Date: February 4, 2022
  • Genre: First Person, Open World, Survival Horror RPG

The Dying Light games have always had a soft spot on its fans and zombie survival genre fans alike too for its incredible and addictive parkour and the free-flow sandbox world to explore. Dying Light 2 surprisingly improves and evolves some aspects while taking some major risks along with them.

Before you even dive into the post-apocalyptic world of Viledor, you will first need to consider equipping our hero, Aiden with the Best Weapons and Skills to get an edge in combat. It will tremendously help you against taking down the mutant zombie-type enemies as well as the high-leveled militia patrolling the map.

There is no better feeling than discovering the Easter Eggs and weapons such as the Finger Gun for the first time and hilariously using them on strong enemies. The narrative is also intriguing, to say the least with a few references made to the original game too which hardcore fans will undoubtedly love to see.


  • The parkour is extremely fun in Dying Light 2.
  • The open-world factor of Dying Light 2 is fantastic.
  • The variety of different activities makes Dying Light 2 enthralling.
  • The customization is extremely myriad which keeps the player enrolled.
  • Visually, Dying Light 2 is a decent-looking game.


  • The combat system is tiresome in Dying Light 2.
  • The immunity timer can be problematic at times which is irritating.
  • Unlocking the grappling hook can take a while in Dying Light 2.
  • Minor bugs and glitches mar the immersion of the player throughout the game.

25. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • Developer: Gear Box Software
  • Publisher: 2K Entertainment
  • Release Date: March 25, 2022
  • Genre: First-Person Looter Shooter RPG

The Borderlands games aren’t too fondly remembered for the narrative but trust us when we say that the memorable Handsome Jack from BL2 is still our favorite video game villain of all time. Gearbox has strived to create authentic lore and a comical-gag-filled journey for your vault hunter in each installment. But with their latest spin-off title, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, they have truly crafted something special for their fanbase.

TTW focuses on a fan-favorite character, Tiny Tina, who narrates a Dungeons and Dragons-like board game where you pick your character and go on an adventure in a fantasy land full of secrets and treachery. It is here where the game will introduce its new and deep RPG mechanics, which are different in comparison to the Borderlands games such as Classes and their Best Builds like the Graveborn or Stabbomancer.

Thankfully the game still retains itself to its roots and pulls off the looter shooter aspect to the full extent which made it famous in the first place as is seen with its Best Legendary Weapons and Raid Bosses. Not to mention, we highly recommend grabbing a friend or two along too which will make it ten times more fun but you can still enjoy it solo too.


  • The character creation system is unique and allows you to form your own character in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
  • Close combat attacks give the Borderlands premise some engaging gameplay variety.
  • The gun mechanics and casting spells are innovative and enthralling.
  • The environment is highly detailed and keeps the player invested throughout the campaign.


  • Several bugs and glitches make the gameplay cluttered and degrade the immersion in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
  • The UI menu is horrid when it comes to looting which is sub-par.
  • There is a lot of narration in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands that you must tolerate in order to progress through the game.
  • The final pieces of the game are confusing and leave the players with a lot of unanswered questions.

24. Control Ultimate Edition

Control Ultimate Edition
Control Ultimate Edition
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Release Date: August 27, 2019
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter

Control is developed by Remedy Entertainment, who made Alan Wake, and coincidentally takes place in the same universe as the creator, Sam Lake brilliantly connects both games and their characters with hints and easter eggs. You can witness it making a secure connection with the AWE expansion, which is included in the Ultimate Edition of Control, making it the definitive version to pick up and play on your Xbox One.

You play Jesse Faden who enters the mysterious building of the Federal Bureau of Control (The FBC) which is constantly on the verge of shifting and plagued with a demonic entity known as the Hiss. The storytelling design of Control can be a hit-or-miss since it heavily relies on the player reading and going through most of the hidden collectibles in order to fully grasp the lore of the game.

It is fascinating how much attention has been put into the game as the supernatural and fantasy-like cosmic horror elements will surely entice players. The Third-person gameplay will keep you on high heels as Jesse is nimble enough to go down easily but ultimately her Launch abilities and Pistol variations will help her fend off most of the Hiss mutants as she brings order back to the organization and finds her brother, Dylan.


  • The atmosphere, lighting, and graphics in Control are astounding.
  • The art direction is mesmerizing in Control.
  • Control provides an impressive combat system that mixes gunplay and superpowers which is intriguing.
  • Control has intriguing fundamental puzzles.


  • Sometimes the difficulty level spikes resulting in different bosses being extremely unsettling in Control.
  • The level design is great but the map gets disjointing which can confuse some players in Control.
  • The storyline is not engaging enough to keep a player enrolled throughout the game.
  • The ending leaves the players confused which is underwhelming in Control.

23. Tales Of Arise

Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise cover art
  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release Date: September 9, 2021
  • Genre: Open World JRPG, Hack and Slash

The Tales of games are a long-running JRPG series created by Bandai Namco Entertainment and just similar to Final Fantasy, they all offer distinctive storylines that newcomers can easily pick up and experience. Tales of Arise is yet another fantastic installment in the series, one that offers cutting-edge graphics while still maintaining the classic anime-like art style that made the franchise endearing for hardcore fans.

The kingdom of Dhana is besieged by the savagery and barbarism of the Republic of Rena as you are introduced to an enslaved man named Alphen who meets up with a mysterious woman named Shionne. Together they vow to liberate the country, purge the evil and bring peace back to its citizens once again. You will come across many unique characters who will join you on your quest as party members to aid in your cause.

The gameplay mainly consists of pure hack-and-slash action combat where you can use the powerful abilities of Alphen in cohesion with your party members to deal enormous amounts of damage. Mastering it can be troublesome but grinding away and getting their best skills will be key to surviving the toughest battles. The game is arguably one of the best story-mode games on the Xbox One and an absolute treat for JRPG fans.


  • In terms of graphics, Tales of Arise has exceptional anime visuals as this game has always looked similar to the anime art style.
  • The voice acting and cutscenes are well-designed and extremely intriguing in Tales of Arise.
  • The addition of boost strikes complements the overall combat system making it more engaging and an amazing experience in Tales of Arise.
  • The traversal system and customization are enthralling and immersive.


  • The quests are not engaging enough and get repetitive after a while in Tales of Arise.
  • Although there are still fighting arenas in Tales of Arise, there are no random battles. This implies that encountering an adversary will transport players to a different battlefield which can be irritating.
  • Some of the dialogues are severely lacking and have synching issues.
  • The lack of co-op mode is a deal killer for some players in Tales of Arise.

22. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age S

Dragon Quest 11
Dragon Quest 11 Definitive Edition
  • Developer & Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: July 29, 2017
  • Genre: Turn-based JRPG

The Dragon Quest franchise laid out the base for future JRPGs in its genre and to this day, it remains strong for having one of the most memorable storytelling and gameplay in the entire industry. Dragon Quest 11 was the latest installment which even saw it receiving a definitive release for the Nintendo Switch, which was thankfully released later for every other console and PC.

We are introduced to our hero of this journey, the Luminary, who is destined to meet face-to-face with the king to fulfill his role and bring peace to the kingdom with his power. But with a jaw-dropping twist, you are soon framed for the worse in the situation but with luck, you escape from the evil king’s henchmen. You must now venture across the world for the Yggdrasil tree as you discover new faces that will join your party on the way.

The art style should be vividly familiar as it is done by none other than Akira Toriyama, who is the creator of the Dragon Ball series and even helped create Chrono Trigger, which is another stellar classical JRPG. DQ11 never skips a beat in its gameplay side either as you can help yourself to use a variety of abilities for your party members and equip them with powerful gear so that each battle feels strategical and immersive.


  • The combat system is heavily polished and intriguing.
  • Japanese voice-overs and overall voice acting is still top-notch and boosts Dragon Quest XI.
  • The soundtrack is greatly composed and thrilling.
  • Dragon Quest XI has ordinary but stylish visuals.


  • The pace of the main story is hindering in Dragon Quest XI.
  • 2D mode is not engaging enough to keep the player regaled throughout the game.
  • Almost every character is restricted to using three weapons which can mar the experience.

21. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 promotional artwork
  • Developer & Publisher: CD Projekt Red
  • Release Date: December 10, 2020
  • Genre: First-Person Open World RPG

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of all time after the success of CDPR and Witcher 3. The entire gaming world was highly anticipating what CDPR could deliver as one of their biggest titles to date. Upon initial release, the game received a rough reception, completely opposite of exceptions but now, after various patches and updates, the game’s future is looking brighter than ever and is in a steady state to play.

Storytelling is one such aspect that I personally think goes under-looked by many gamers as the emotional investment in V, your custom character and protagonist as well as the performances by the other cast of characters you meet goes a long way. The quests have some of the most well-written sequences and the dystopian and neon architecture of Night City itself is an absolute delight to explore.

The game offers a ton of customization options for your character as well as changes their appearance too. Overall, the game has been fine-tuned a lot, making it an enjoyable ride right now, and especially since with the craze of the recent Edgerunners anime adaptation, the popularity of Cyberpunk 2077 has skyrocketed.


  • In terms of visuals, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best-looking games, especially on next-gen consoles.
  • The open world is massive and enthralling compared to other games of this genre.
  • The gunplay is very satisfying and intriguing in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • The voice acting and cast of characters are awe-inducing in Cyberpunk 2077.


  • Cyberpunk 2077 is a very short game that can be vexing for many players as it is a pricey game.
  • Hand-to-Hand combat is tedious in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Minor glitches may occur throughout the game which can be annoying in Cyberpunk 2077.

We have covered a plethora of Cyberpunk 2077 guides which you can find below for your viewing pleasure:

20. Yakuza 0

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Yakuza 0
  • Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios
  • Publisher: SEGA
  • Release Date: March 12, 2015
  • Genre: Third-Person Open World, Beat-em up, Crime Drama

The Yakuza games are severely overlooked due to their Japanese representation and accessibility options, making them one of the most underrated franchises in the industry. But thankfully due to the sales figure of the latest titles such as Like A Dragon, the older titles like Yakuza 0 have received a well-deserved welcome from newcomers. The games were already a huge deal for hardcore fans and now more people are enjoying them.

Y0 serves as a prequel storyline to the original Yakuza where you play the renowned Kazuma Kiryu, and witness the origins of his tale alongside Goro Majima, another important figure in the series. The game was sought-after by many fans due to the feature of having dual protagonists whose stories intertwine in an intriguing fashion. You will find their rollercoaster journey captivating as they tear through the Yakuza and characterize themselves.

You can explore two different iconic cities of the series, Kamurucho, and Sotenbori, both of which have their unique designs that shift and evolve during the mainline games. There is a bunch of awesome sandbox activities that you can partake in whilst you’re not doing the main missions such as dancing in nightclubs or singing your heart out in the Karaoke booths. It is such a special game that you will want to play the rest of the titles too.


  • The main storyline is without any doubt one of the finest among all Yakuza games.
  • The soundtracks are energetic and greatly composed in Yakuza 0.
  • If you want to take a break from the gloomy and rough main story, there is always something amusing and foolish to do in Yakuza 0.
  • The combat system is regaling and landing special moves feels satisfying in Yakuza 0.


  • The pacing at the start of Yakuza 0 is extremely sluggish.
  • There are no English voiceovers in Yakuza 0 which is sub-par.
  • Some missions can feel repetitive after a while in Yakuza 0.
  • Yakuza 0 gets a little cringy in some situations.

19. Dragon Age Origins

Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age Origins
  • Developer: Bioware
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Genre: Open World, Action, Role-Playing

Dragon Age: Origins is an RPG developed by Bioware and published by Electronic Arts. Bioware was on fire back in the day as they were creating incredible games back to back and Dragon Age: Origins is perhaps their best RPG yet. The main highlight of the game is its story and the many varied paths the player can take.

Unlike most RPGs when the player makes a major choice in the story it affects the overall campaign significantly. Furthermore, the story being this flexible naturally adds a lot to the game’s replayability. When you start the game you can even pick your background and that also affects how your story plays out in major ways. It literally changes how other characters interact with you.

Other than the main story being incredible and replayable the game is also filled with gorgeous and memorable locations. Every place you visit has a pivotal story reason and lore attached to it. Lastly, Dragon Age: Origins also has some of the best companions in gaming.

The writing and banter for these companions are on par with JRPG ones. All of them have unique personalities, goals, and motivations to tag along with the player. Their banter is very entertaining to watch and once the player has increased their bond all of them have unique and fun quests as well.


  • The voice acting and cast of characters are impeccable and extremely engaging in Dragon Age Origins.
  • Distinctive combat will test your skills and keep you engaged throughout the game.
  • The character design is explicable with a decent amount of depth.
  • Dragon Age Origins offers a stunning narrative that lasts around 60 hours. This can go up if you include the numerous side quests.
  • Spell combinations, strategic combat, and the addition of a tactical system elevate the experience of Dragon Age Origins.


  • You will get attacked by hordes of enemies constantly throughout the game which is really pesky in Dragon Age Origins.
  • Minor frame rate drops can mar the immersion of the player.
  • Some technical issues like bugs and glitches during various quests can be frustrating to deal with in Dragon Age Origins.
  • The lack of an in-game tutorial can have a negative impact on new players.

18. Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: October 25, 2021
  • Genre: Third-Person Action-Adventure

Eidos Montreal’s adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy is hands down our favorite renditions of these amazing cast of characters and their comical and wholesome adventures. What the game does differently than the comics or even the movie counterparts is introducing a pre-established cast of Guardians to the table, you will find yourselves meeting legendary characters of the Marvel series such as the mighty wizard, Adam Warlock.

You mainly play as Starlord and can issue commands to your crew members to aid you during combat such as using Rocket Raccoon’s area-of-effect attacks or using Gamora’s blades to deal huge amounts of damage. The level design is pretty basic but it will constantly introduce you to puzzles where you must use the abilities of the Guardians to clear the hurdles and continue on with the main storyline, which is separated into chapters.

The soundtrack is top-notch as it consists of classic rock to befit Starlord AKA Peter Quill’s music taste. The main selling point is, of course, the back-n-forth banter and dialogue between these characters as you will constantly find yourself in pure joy whether it’s Rocket and Quill arguing or Gamora and Draxx fighting with each other. The sheer charm and care put into the writing of this game are easily noticeable in its awesome characters.


  • Guardians of The Galaxy has a solid storyline.
  • The combat system is extremely unique, primarily when using it with various powers in Guardians of The Galaxy.
  • The cast of characters in Guardians of The Galaxy is stunning.
  • The soundtrack is captivating.


  • Some chapters overstay their welcome which negatively influences the pacing of Guardians of The Galaxy.
  • Myriad bugs and glitches mar the experience of Guardians of The Galaxy.
  • The environment design is not the best
  • In some situations, you are unable to make important decisions which is disappointing in Guardians of The Galaxy.

17. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Developer & Publisher: Ninja Theory
  • Release Date: August 8, 2017
  • Genre: Third Person Action-Adventure

There are only a few games that delve into the more pressing matters or topics and it is here where Hellblade does an excellent job at showcasing the crippling mentality of Senua in her journey of the game. The game tackles a haunting adventure where you will constantly be taunted by the voices inside Senua’s head which shows her psychosis and anxiety draining her last speck of humanity away.

The game is heavily influenced by Norse Mythology and while the storytelling is mostly centered around Senua’s characterization, it all comes full circle into delivering one of the most tragic ending sequences. You will also come across many nightmarish bosses to fight in grounded hack n slash combat. It is also stated that if you die a certain number of times, you will be started from the very start of the game, but this is pretty much impossible.

Most of the enemies you will face will be the ghostly warriors guarding your path and some bosses may just push you to the edge at times, but we encourage you to stick along for the full emotional ride here. The sequel to the game is set to exclusively launch for the Xbox Series consoles, and there is no better time to experience the best story mode Xbox one games than with Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice and its harrowing narrative.


  • Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice has some of the best graphics and sound designs among various Triple-A titles.
  • The combat system is very unique and highly satisfying in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice.
  • Different kinds of puzzles keep the player continuously entertained throughout the tale of Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice.
  • The variety of enemies and bosses makes Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice extremely enthralling to play.
  • Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice provides an inventive design to boost the gameplay and main story.


  • The combat system may not be to everyone’s preference as it takes some time to get used to in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice.
  • The dearth of a navigation system makes it very hard to explore the expansive world of Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice.
  • Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice has too unclear goals and instructions that may delay the pacing of the game.

16. Sleeping Dogs

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Sleeping Dogs
  • Developer: United Front Games
  • Publisher: Square Enix Europe
  • Release Date: August 14, 2012
  • Genre: Open World Sandbox, Third Person, Action Brawler

Sleeping Dogs is essentially the spiritual successor to True Crime before it was inevitably canceled by Activision for further support and future releases that ended up making the game one of the most underrated open-world games in the industry.

You play Wei Shen, an undercover police officer who finds himself caught in the act while on a secret mission in Hong Kong and now he must fulfill their task of taking down the biggest triad syndicate in the city and putting an end to the gang warfare. You will be able to partake in various different missions ranging from working undercover as a gang member or donning your cop role and completing the police missions.

Both of these major mission types will allow you to progress the main storyline of the game. It is also worth mentioning that you can fully explore the Neon and packed streets of Hong Kong at your leisure as each borough is laid out imaginatively for your leisure. The combat consists of a mix between beat-em-up and action shooter gunplay and you can relatively choose which one to pursue and use as your preferred playstyle.

So if you ever feel on the fence about wanting a greatly written Open World storyline to experience then consider giving Sleeping Dogs a chance as the definitive edition still looks and plays well after all these years on the Xbox One console. Plus the included DLC expansions will add a further bit of playtime over the original game.


  • The combat system and gunplay are extremely unique and complement the martial art fighting style.
  • Sleeping Dogs has a very solid narrative and the voice acting breathes life into the characters.
  • Different mission varieties keep the player immersed throughout the game.
  • The open world is vast and brimming with numerous side missions to complete and various collectibles to find in Sleeping Dogs.


  • Even though the world of Sleeping Dogs is expansive, you still cannot explore a number of places which is lackluster.
  • The character animation can get stiff on various occasions in Sleeping Dogs.
  • The camera controls are clunky which might frustrate some players throughout the campaign.

15. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Developer: Moon Studios GmbH
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Release Date: March 11, 2020
  • Genre: Indie, Action-Platformer, Metroidvania

There is no questioning the fact that the Indie games genre is home to one of the most charming and beloved titles on the market, with one of these infamous titles being Ori and The Will of the Wisps. The game is the sequel to the original one that was released only a few years prior to it in 2015, and being one of the most anticipated action-platformer titles, the game far exceeded everyone’s expectations, including fans.

The game has an extravagant art style with a narrative that aims to please both hardcore and casual fans of the game as our adorable spirit Ori, travels to new lands to battle a new threat that may doom his loved ones. The gameplay gets better and better as you slowly make your way across each level, with several platforming sections and action sequences that flow together in a coherent package to satisfy any type of gamer.

The interconnectivity between areas is much broader than ever and the creativity never ceases to impress anyone as the puzzles are wonderfully laid out for you to solve and aren’t too overstaying their welcome. It is easily one of the most popular story mode games tailor-made to play on the Xbox One, and what makes it even better is that Ori and the Will of the Wisps is one of the most popular titles to this day on the Xbox Game Pass.


  • The combat system is greatly enhanced and much more engaging in Ori And The Will of The Wisps.
  • Some of the most hybrid and smooth movements.
  • In terms of visuals, Ori And The Will of The Wisps has stellar visuals.
  • The greatly composed soundtrack fits with the incredible atmosphere which provides an immersive experience.


  • The difficulty level spikes on some events making it extremely hard to progress through the game.
  • Several technical hiccups spoil the immersion of the player.
  • A superfluous narrative undermines the original game’s charm.

14. Devil May Cry 5

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Devil May Cry 5
  • Developer & Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: March 8, 2019
  • Genre: Single-player, Action, Hack, and slash

The Devil May Cry Franchise is vastly known for its slick and stylish gameplay, which easily makes it one of the best action game series of all time and with Devil May Cry 5, the effort and passion put in by the director of it, Hideaki Itsuno, is evidently shown throughout it. But aside from the gameplay, there is denying that the charm and wittiness of its characters and story also carry the weight of the gameplay on its shoulders.

While DMC 5 primarily focuses on Nero, you will also be introduced to new characters such as V. But who can forget the fan-favorite sibling rivalry duo of Dante and Vergil, the latter of which is now playable after immense fan demand and now has his very own move set too. Players can use all four characters we mentioned to test their true might in the seemingly never-ending Bloody Palace which will pit you against the ultimate challenge.

We strongly recommend playing the previous DMC entries as they have aged somewhat greatly in terms of design and accessibility. Aside from that, we advise picking up the DMC 5 + Vergil bundle as it will allow you to play as Vergil who is easily the best playable villain in a video game, one that will truly bring an approaching storm to newer players who want to experience the most uber-satisfying combat ever in the market.


  • Devil May Cry 5 has the best plot compared to all Devil May Cry games.
  • The combat system is a big improvement providing a mixture of new and old mechanics in Devil May Cry 5.
  • The level design is enthralling in Devil May Cry 5.
  • Visually, Devil May Cry 5 is exquisite.
  • You get to play three distinctive characters which makes Devil May Cry 5 more riveting to play.
  • Boss battles are a stimulating experience in Devil May Cry 5.


  • Apart from new challenges, there is a glaring scarcity of post-game content in Devil May Cry 5.
  • The ending is rather jarring due to the erratic pacing of Devil May Cry 5.
  • V is not the best character to play in Devil May Cry 5 and sometimes his sequences can be aggravating.

13. Outer Wilds

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Promotional Art for Outer Wilds on Xbox One
  • Developer: Annapurna Interactive, Mobius Digital
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Release Date: October 15, 2019
  • Genre: First Person Adventure, Exploration, Puzzle

More often than not, gamers will accidentally confuse Outer Wilds with the Obsidian Entertainment RPG title known as The Outer Worlds so figured we mention that as the first thing here. It is a fantastic space exploration title that allows you to travel across many rich planets that each have their own unique stories to witness and discover and who knows, you might also run into some cosmic horror entities and creatures along the way too.

There is so much depth to the exploration as you may occasionally stumble into some friendly NPCs when you’re out and about from your spaceship. The game has some bizarre instances where you will find yourself perpetually seeking answers but ultimately, the farther you dive into the mysteries of each planet, the more it will reveal itself to you with some dreaded riddles that would be kept better in secrecy.

However, above everything else the game is a splendor from start to finish as you certainly cannot help but be stunned at how drop-dead gorgeous the game looks from a visual standpoint. It is eerily comforting at the best of times and may even give you a fright or two if you’re not careful about where you’re exploring. So if you have an Xbox One on you, dive into the ominous world of Outer Wilds and see what it can offer you.


  • The world settings for Outerwilds are amazing.
  • The variety of locations enhances the exploration of Outerwilds.
  • In terms of visuals, Outerwilds is aesthetically pleasing.
  • In Outerwilds, constantly changing worlds gradually reveal their secrets through changes occurring.


  • The absence of a save system is frustrating in Outerwilds.
  • Cumbersome keyboard controls.
  • Some of the puzzles are a little too challenging.
  • Imprecise objectives hinder the progression of the story in Outerwilds.

12. Psychonauts 2

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Psychonauts 2022
  • Developer: Double Fine
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Release Date: August 25, 2021
  • Genre: Action Platformer, Puzzle

The original Psychonauts is a beloved gem that lives on in the hearts of many platformer game fans for its brilliantly written storytelling beats along with a creative and engaging gameplay design. Thankfully, it is all now excellently showcased with its sequel, Psychonauts 2 which is easily the one best story mode games with the most jaw-dropping aspects on the Xbox One.

The gameplay and narrative are both fused into a single element as players need to navigate through the psychological data scapes of users in order to investigate and track down their true motives and actions. The puzzles and platforming moments are memorable to a certain degree and each one will pose a brand new problem and will differ from the previous one.

The psychedelic and trippy animation design that follows along with the traditional art style are simply breathtaking and one that many players should look forward to enjoying in a platformer game. The amount of attention and charisma that went into the dialogue scenarios and how each of the key action sequences plays out to make Psychonauts 2 one such title that you shouldn’t miss, especially if you loved playing the first one.


  • The puzzle-solving sequences of Psychonauts 2 are extremely engaging.
  • Psychonauts 2 offers an inventive level design that keeps the player immersed throughout the game.
  • A wide array of gameplay mechanics enhances the overall experience.
  • Scenery-wise, Psychonauts 2 has some excellent visuals.
  • The main storyline is extremely intriguing in Psychonauts 2.


  • The combat system is terrible which is lackluster in Psychonauts 2.
  • Some platforming issues in Psychonauts 2 are sub-par.
  • Some boss battles mimic potholes instead of meaningful battles.

11. Elden Ring

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Elden Ring
  • Developer: FromFoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release Date: February 25, 2022
  • Genre: Open World, Action RPG

The game that has engulfed the world with its popularity and presence, the magnum opus of Fromsoftware and Miyazaki known as Elden Ring has enrichening lore and storytelling. There are so many intricate details that have gone into the game’s overall narrative exposition, one that is easily understandable for newcomers. It is different from its Souls Borne family series where you will need to watch explanation videos or piece together information.

The massive map of the Lands Between is filled with the multiple Bosses of Elden Ring that you will need to hunt down, who will have their different stories to share and give you insight about their characters. Upon defeating them, you will also be rewarded with the Remembrances which can then be converted into the Boss Weapons.

Once you grasp the details behind popular characters such as Malenia, Blade of Miquella, or even the almighty conqueror of galaxies, Starscourge Radahn, you will then begin to connect the dots of the intertwining story. Furthermore, the influence of a renowned author, George R.R Martin is easily identifiable as you explore one of the more endgame areas.


  • The open world is expansive and captivating in Elden Ring.
  • The combat system is alluring and challenging.
  • The world-building and exploration are rewarding in Elden Ring.
  • In terms of visuals, Elden Ring is breathtaking.


  • The camera gets unwieldy sometimes in Elden Ring.
  • The Enemy AI is not the best.
  • Boss battles can get duplicative in Elden Ring.

10. Knights Of The Old Republic

Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic Darth Revan and Bastilla
  • Developer: Bioware
  • Publisher: Lucasarts
  • Release Date: July 15, 2003
  • Genre: Third-Person CRPG

Bioware during the early 2000s was on the verge of creating the greatest RPG titles of all time as was the case with Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and more. Among these popular games was the critically acclaimed, KOTOR, most prominently known as the Knights Of The Old Republic. The game serves as the entryway to the Star Wars universe and takes place before the events of any of the movies too.

Players will journey across the Galaxy as they repel the invasion of the Sith fleet which is the group of Dark Jedi users who seek nothing but immense power from ruin and havoc. Together along with your trusty companion and fellow Jedi, Bastilla, you will venture to different planets to locate the Star Forge maps in order to stop the invasion of Darth Malak and his forces of darkness.

Without spoiling anything, KOTOR is known to have one of the biggest plot twists in gaming history which make your jaw drop to the floor once you connect the dots during its aftermath. The gameplay hasn’t aged all that well after all these years but despite all of that, you definitely need to check it out once, as it boasts brilliantly written characters, and the world-building is extensive and pleasing for any fan of the Star Wars universe.


  • The combat system complements the strategy gameplay which is eye candy for many players in Knights of The Old Republic.
  • Knights of The Old Republic offers masses of content.
  • The single-player mode is intriguing and keeps the player enrolled throughout the game.


  • Minor bugs and glitches occur in some situations that can mar the experience of the player in Knights of The Old Republic.
  • The PvP system is not the best and terribly balanced.

9. Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 cover art
  • Developer & Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: January 11, 2005
  • Genre: Third Person Shooter, Survival Horror, Action-Adventure

Perhaps one of the greatest installments in the Resident Evil franchise was none other than RE4 which saw the return of fan-favorite protagonist, Leon S Kennedy who must travel to a remote location on the globe to hunt the kidnappers of the President’s daughter and save her from their clutches. The main reason why the game is one of the greatest of all time is that it’s the only RE game with the perfect balance of horror and unfiltered action.

The over-the-top shoulder camera style for the game was considered an innovation for the series and would steer future installments in the same direction because of the positive reception the developers received. The game is directed by none other than the legendary Shinji Mikami, whose fruitful efforts paid off as RE4 has become one of the best-selling and successful video game titles of all time across multiple consoles.

The shooting can be somewhat tricky to learn as the game supports Tank controls but it equally makes it more challenging as you will need to pay proper attention to your maneuverability during tough boss fights. There are more than enough weapons to keep you entertained such as the powerful Red-9 pistol. The remake of the game is set to launch sometime next year and we at eXputer cannot wait for what Capcom has in store for its fans.


  • Resident Evil 4 has the finest combat system out of all Resident Evil games.
  • Resident Evil 4 offers a great variety of enemy types varying from mini-bosses to main bosses in the game.
  • The Quick Time Events are flawlessly balanced and fun to execute in Resident Evil 4.
  • You can have a massive arsenal of weapons in Resident Evil 4.
  • A lot of unlockable content and myriad game modes greatly increase the replay potential of Resident Evil 4.
  • Resident Evil 4 demands your combat skills while also preserving the horror element of the game.
  • The sound design of resident evil 4 is amazing.


  • Resident Evil 4 is not a very long game.
  • No mouse support for PC is underwhelming in Resident Evil 4.
  • The graphics seem dated.

8. Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite Cover art
  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Release Date: December 8, 2021
  • Genre: First Person Shooter, Open World

Halo Infinite has set a new foundation for the series with its cutting-edge graphics that make it look like the perfect next-gen game to pick up and play. But what’s more surprising is that the game is just as great to play on last-gen consoles, making it one of the few essential and best Xbox One story mode games. Experiencing another tale in the journey of Masterchief’s heroic adventures is a sight for sore eyes, especially for hardcore fans.

The original games were already one of the few legendary FPS titles on the market which were made highly accessible for everyone with the Masterchief Collection remasters. What sets Infinite apart from them is just the simple fact that the game allows you to partake in campaign missions in a sandbox-open world.

If you are familiar with the Silent Cartographer mission from Halo 1, you will instantly notice the inspiration behind Infinite’s new level and world design philosophy. The gunplay and mechanics are all enhanced this time around thanks to 343 Industries’ efforts and it even includes a brand new grappling hook that lets players have another layer of free-flowing traversal options to use in conjunction with the combat.


  • Halo Infinite has some stellar visuals and impressive sound design.
  • A moving and captivating narrative is told in Halo Infinite.
  • Halo Infinite provides a vast and fluid gameplay experience from the start to the end.
  • The multiplayer mode is fun and engaging in Halo Infinite.
  • The gunplay is solid and satisfying.


  • The UI is dreadful and could have been better in Halo Infinite.
  • A lot of customization options are restricted behind armor sets in the store which is frustrating in Halo Infinite.
  • Grenades are overpowered which can cause balancing issues in competitive play.
  • You can only equip one piece of your equipment at once which is problematic for some players in Halo Infinite.
  • The lack of game modes in Halo Infinite can easily cause boredom.

7. Lost Judgment

Lost Judgment
Lost Judgment cover art
  • Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios
  • Publisher: SEGA
  • Release Date: September 24, 2021
  • Genre: Open World, Brawler, Crime-Detective thriller

By now, you must’ve heard about the Judgment games from RGG Studios which are essentially the spin-off titles of the Yakuza series that emphasize rich crime noir storytelling with fantastic beat-em-up combat. The gameplay is the cherry on top as just like the Yakuza series, you can explore the streets of cities at your pleasure and partake in various different fun activities.

With Lost Judgment, which is the sequel to the first one released a couple of years prior to it, it double downs on sandbox elements as protagonist Takuto Yagami can immerse himself in new side missions as well as a plethora of side jobs such as managing a Robotics team and dancing club team at a High School. It is also worth mentioning the fact that you have a skateboard too which makes traversing around the cities a breeze.

The story of Lost Judgment has Yagami and his friends investigate a scandalous harassment case which sends him down a road of dark secrets as he must uncover the clues and holes left by the perpetrator. It ultimately leads you to face off against one of the most well-written villains in the entire RGG franchise. The games have also recently been released for the PC Platform and are sky-rocketing there with positive reception all around.


  • In terms of visuals, Lost Judgement is ravishing.
  • The combat system is well-designed providing a balanced adventure throughout the game.
  • The narrative is unique and amusing in Lost Judgement.
  • Detective Pieces need more initiative which is only obtainable in side missions in Lost Judgement.


  • The recycled content feels obsolete in Lost Judgement which is lackluster.
  • Cluttered, careless treatment of the narrative’s serious, delicate particular topic can be underwhelming in Lost Judgement.
  • The side cases are inferior to keeping a player engaged throughout the game.

6. Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain
  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: September 1, 2015
  • Genre: Third-Person Open World

Metal Gear Solid 5 is the conclusion of the critically acclaimed series by the legendary creator, Hideo Kojima who departed from Konami soon after the release of the game. The game is regarded as the last love letter by fans to an otherwise brilliantly written Stealth Action franchise that featured an array of memorable characters and villains that made quite an impact on the industry as a whole.

The game encourages unique ways that you can tackle enemy fortresses or camps which will make revisiting the same locations differently as the AI will be aware of your previously used tactics. This aspect alone makes MGS5 an absolute pleasure for Sandbox Open world gaming fans as there is no limit to your creativity here. Playing as Venom Snake and scouring the world for new missions with some familiar characters feels surreal at times.

It is because the original Metal Gear Solid games are designed around linear obscurity where you need to navigate and infiltrate facilities while strategizing primarily on stealth. If for some reason you haven’t then we highly recommend playing the game for yourself and see if it impresses you with its stellar storyline and freedom of gameplay and combat.


  • Metal Gear Solid V represents a complex, unforgettable narrative that catches your interest from beginning to end.
  • In terms of visuals, Metal Gear Solid V is a stellar-looking game.
  • Each character is unique in their own way in Metal Gear Solid V.
  • In Metal Gear Solid V, You’re generally kept occupied in a fun way by assigning soldiers, creating new tools and gadgets, and upgrading your Mother Base.
  • You have the freedom to complete your mission and objective in numerous distinctive methods.


  • Sometimes the cover system is glitchy making it irritating to play the game.
  • There is a scanty amount of cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid V.
  • The side missions get repetitious in Metal Gear Solid V.
  • Metal Gear Solid V has no engrossing boss battles.
  • As an open-world game, the fast travel system is horrid in Metal Gear Solid V.

5. Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition

Divinity Original Sin 2
Promotional artwork of Divinity Original Sin 2
  • Developer: Larian Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release Date: September 14, 2017
  • Genre: Isometric Role Playing

When it comes to the most robust and grounded RPG games, there is no other that can match the complexity of gameplay and storytelling found within the Divinity Original Sin games. It is loosely similar to Dungeons and Dragons in that players will create their own custom characters while choosing from pre-made party members who will join you alongside your adventures.

There is a fair bit of customization that you can do with your companions and the main character so take it with a grain of salt that you will need to manage and strategize a ton when it comes to the gameplay aspect. You have complete freedom to choose any kind of build for the characters and their skill sets but at the same time, anything can go wrong in an instant when fighting a formidable foe such as the mighty dragons of this game.

Lastly, the voice acting and journey itself are such remarkable elements of the game that deserve dedicated amounts of attention for being rich in every single way. The game also has an excellent multiplayer system, allowing you to play it with your friends too which makes Divinity Original Sin 2 all the more accessible.


  • The voice acting and cast of characters are extremely well-done in Divinity Original Sin 2.
  • The combat mechanics are fluid and responsive.
  • The quest structure is on top of the shelf in Divinity Original Sin 2.
  • An incredible RPG game with 100 hours of content.


  • The UI is lacking and sub-par in Divinity Original Sin 2.
  • Perplexing RPG elements can be daunting to new players.

4. Yakuza Like A Dragon

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Yakuza Like A Dragon
  • Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: January 16, 2020
  • Genre: Turn-based, Open World JRPG

Yakuza Like A Dragon is a renovation of the traditional Yakuza style that RGG has been known about for a long time since the PS2 era. The game brilliantly passes the torch of the main character from Kazuma Kiryu to Ichiban Kasuga and his loveable cast of friends in a brand new JRPG style of gameplay. The action brawler combat has been dramatically overhauled to feature a new system in its place to spice up the style.

It also features a new city that you can explore, built from the ground up called Yokohama, Ijincho which will offer a sleuth of new secrets to discover for Ichiban and his party members such as dungeons to farm and even awesome mini-games such as can collecting and more.

The combat may get some time to get used to but if given the proper chance, the game is excellent, even for newcomers who do not wish to play the previous entries and want to dive straight into Ichiban’s saga. RGG Studio is set to release the sequel sometime in 2024 so if you are a fan of the game already then do loo forward to seeing Ichiban reprise his role again in Like A Dragon.


  • The combat system is exceptional and well-balanced in Yakuza Like A Dragon.
  • The storyline is legitimately enthralling in Yakuza Like A Dragon.
  • Yakuza Like A Dragon delivers an immersive cast of characters.
  • The graphics are phenomenal in Yakuza Like A Dragon.
  • Masses of side content keep the player engaged throughout the game.
  • Special attacks are delightfully absurd and enjoyable.


  • The pacing of the main story is quite slow at the beginning which can be annoying in Yakuza Like A Dragon.
  • In dense battles, the camera might become a nuisance.
  • Some factors of the Yakuza experience may seem outdated in Yakuza Like A Dragon.

3. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

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Promotional Art for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt featuring Ciri
  • Developer & Publisher CD Projekt Red
  • Release Date: May 18, 2015
  • Genre: Third Person Open World RPG

Geralt of Rivia returns in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt which is the winner of multiple game awards back in 2015 as it had one of the best-designed narrative and world-building elements in a video game. The game has one of the best side quests ever made, that when tackled almost feels like the quality of the main quest. In this new installment, Geralt is on the search for his lover, Yennefer as well as his adoptive daughter, Ciri.

Players once must again equip Geralt with a new arsenal of Steelswords to take down his enemies with ease. You will find that the highest difficulty is praised as the game doesn’t have too much richness in combat. Luckily you can also check out our guide on how you can survive the Death March Difficulty in TW3 so that it can become a joyful ride instead of a tenacious one.

You will come across various bloodthirsty creatures of the night on your way to battling the threat of the kingdoms known as the Wild Hunt, so join Geralt and witness an authentic Open world experience with the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, one of the best story modes games on the Xbox One.


  • Witcher 3 Wild Hunt has some of the most splendid visuals.
  • The atmosphere and landscape are extensive enabling players to explore and take on different quests throughout their voyage of Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.
  • The character models are remarkable and emotive.
  • The fast-paced combat is captivating and challenging at times in Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.
  • The main story is fascinating and engaging in Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. The compelling plot expertly blends global politics and personal conflict.


  • Sometimes the loading screen can take too long in Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.
  • A limited amount of background NPC voice actors and faces is underwhelming.
  • It might be tricky to determine the range in combat in Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.

2. Mass Effect The Legendary Collection

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Developer: Bioware
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: May 14, 2021
  • Genre: Third Person Shooter, Open World, Sci-fi RPG

No story mode games list would be complete without the beloved Mass Effect games, which have since their initial release been beautifully remastered for audiences in a complete package known as the Legendary Collection. It contains all of the DLCs, including the Citadel expansion in Mass Effect 3 which offers an unfathomable amount of fan service that players will adore a lot.

The games showcase the adventures of Commander Shepard and their crew across the Galaxy as they must save it from the seemingly never-ending threat of the Protheons and Sovereign. The first game will make you hunt down a rogue agent known as Saren but soon enough, the 2nd game will hold a much bigger evil that will make you question the action and consequences of you and your crew.

The game has its own lore and world-building, similar to Star Wars which is an absolute delight for Sci-fi fans. Keep in mind to grow your relationship with your party members as much as possible as all three games are directly connected with each other, making it an RPG experience that you will never ever forget for a long time.


  • The Mass Effect Legendary collection is an enhanced version of the original games.
  • The combat system is engaging.
  • The storyline is very gripping and keeps the player regaled throughout the campaign.
  • The cutscenes are heavily polished.


  • Many of the dialogues and movements during cutscenes feel uneven and cluttered.
  • The design of the buildings is one of the many reused elements in the side missions.

1. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Arthur Morgan in RDR2
  • Developer: Rockstar Studios
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Release Date: October 26, 2018

It finally brings us to our personal favorite game on this detailed list which is the magnum opus of Rockstar Games and what we consider the pinnacle of long-term storytelling in video games, Red Dead Redemption 2. The storytelling is a prequel set before the events of the first game that focuses on our new hero Arthur Morgan and his time with the Dutch Van Der Linde gang before their inevitable collapse.

The game is a masterclass in the narrative department because the characterization of Arthur as well as the rest of the characters becomes an unforgettable journey that is hard to even digest at certain times. It is both emotional and downright gritty how these characters have a falling out towards the end of the game but more so the audience easily falls in love with how amazingly written Arthur is as a protagonist.

We implore you to play the game as the opening might be slow but it instantly hooks you for an intriguing and thought-provoking storytelling experience, filled with tons of jaw-dropping twists and turns. The lifelike graphics and masterful soundtrack are just icing on an already masterpiece game. It plays great on the Xbox One, making it one of the all-time best story mode games to play on it.


  • Red Dead Redemption 2 has one of the most incredible visuals of all time.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is a beautiful representation of an unpleasant era that is thoughtful, well-polished, and a tonne of fun to play.
  • The unique blend of combat and cowboy gunplay in Red Dead Redemption 2 is extremely fun and interesting to tinker around with.
  • The voice acting and cast of characters are on top of the shelf in Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Both the main missions and side hunts are stimulating to complete in Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 offers a ridiculously large amount of delightful side ventures.


  • Several animations sometimes hinder the pace of Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • The epilogue isn’t as daring as the prologue.
  • Too many mouse and key configurations confuse some players in Red Dead Redemption 2.

The Wrap-up

The best story mode games more often than not should consist of different components that make them stand out from the rest of the pack. Video Games have evolved tremendously throughout the years the storytelling goes a long way in immersing the audience to stick with the game in the long run. Writers will conjure several different ways to cook up rich storytelling whether it’s through the characters or the progression of the world.

However, it all ultimately comes down to a vast majority of selective opinions of players on whether or not they like the story design or mechanics to showcase them in the video game. Not every game’s story will click with the users and that’s alright since you are not forced to appreciate any form of writing that goes into every major title.

But for now, this wraps up our extensive list of the best story mode Xbox One games, be sure to let us know what your favorite game is and if we missed anything worth mentioning then let us know down in the comments below!

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Usama Mehmood is a Best Games Writer on eXputer who's either hunting for the richest loot in Destiny 2 or endlessly playing his favorite games such as Yakuza or Final Fantasy. He also loves to invest his time in analyzing different games and writing about their best qualities. He is currently studying for a Bachelor's in Physiotherapy. His constant adoration for JRPGs and the beauty of video games has allowed him to pursue eXputer as a platform to showcase his striving talents in writing helpful articles. Experience: 2+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Physiotherapy || Published 200+ Guides || Mainly Covers Best Games, Reviews, and Guides on eXputer

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