Offering next-generation graphics and audio quality, Xbox Series X promotes immersive flagship or exclusive licenses.
A selection of the 10 best Xbox Series X games right now
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II: Sequel to 2019 with return of iconic characters
The flagship license of FPS games, Call of Duty, returns in a new edition enriched with new features for the occasion. In addition to graphical and audio innovations, this Xbox Series X game features enhanced artificial intelligence. The gameplay has also been adjusted for intuitive use. The iconic heroes of Task Force 141 are back and let’s find out more about the group. Several seasonal events are also planned to add content to the main game.
- The continuation of the story began in 2019;
- Improved AI and gameplay;
- The history of Task Force 141 is revealed.
- Reserved for FPS lovers.
Gotham Knights: 4 new superheroes in an adventure game
This adventure game immerses the player in the dark universe of Gotham City. After the disappearance of the man-bat, 4 characters are trying to restore order in the city. Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and the Red Hood take on their enemies in breathtaking and realistic battles. Several side quests called “Secrets” add intrigue and immersion to the main story. The only drawback is that the brightness is too low in some places, which makes it difficult to be accurate in combat.
- Adventure game with 4 playable characters;
- Full story and side quests;
- Realistic graphics and sounds.
- Pretty dark areas of the map.
Saints Row Day One Edition: Tracing the Gang’s History in GTA Style in an Open World
The Saints Row license has been in existence since 2006. For this new opus in the saga, the developers are taking on a bizarre universe with a hint of humor that contributed to the success of previous opuses. This GTA-like traces the gang’s history through racing, combat, or infiltration missions. Customization of characters, weapons and vehicles adds to the immersion. We only regret the level of graphics, a bit fair for a next-gen console.
- the intended license;
- gameplay in the style of GTA;
- High customization.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga: all films presented with humor in the LEGO video game
The latest LEGO Star Wars video game features every movie in the saga, from the oldest to the latest. The player can progress in each episode independently without having to play through previous games. In total, you can unlock more than 300 characters with the successful completion of achievements (100% tokens, a complete collection of coins, etc.). The humor and quirky style of LEGO video games are back, even if we regret a certain amount of redundancy in the gameplay.
- The Star Wars saga is fully represented;
- The humor and whimsical style are retained;
- Over 300 playable characters to unlock.
Forza Horizon 5: the new opus of the flagship car racing license
This Microsoft-exclusive racing game uses the performance of the Xbox Series X. Strikingly realistic and original landscapes (beaches, ruins, jungles, canyons, snow-covered volcanoes, etc.) emphasize the immersion in every race. Challenging trials open access to vehicles as well as individual settings. The dynamic weather system shakes up familiar gameplay for an even more well-deserved victory. An online multiplayer mode is available, although the latter occasionally has glitches.
- Microsoft flagship and exclusive license;
- New scenery and races;
- Breathtaking and realistic graphics.
- Unstable multiplayer mode.
Halo Infinite: Licensed Open World Universe
Spartan John-117 – or Master Chief – once again faces a host of enemies in military and natural environments. Arena mode returns with the ability to play online multiplayer for up to 4 players. This exclusive Xbox and PC game reveals the secrets of the ring to fans of the HALO license. We only regret the sometimes brutal changes to the camera angle, which can be frustrating at first.
- An indispensable FPS game license;
- Unsurpassed graphics and immersion;
- The secret of the ring is revealed.
- A very mobile camera in combat.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Assassin’s Creed License in Viking Age
While waiting for the release of the next Assassin’s Creed, players will find intuitive gameplay and a huge open world in this entry in the series. Eivor – a male or female character chosen at the beginning of the story – travels across the vast lands to protect his clan. The usual high playability of the license is found in this Viking Age adventure game. The only drawback: the impression of déjà vu, given the many similarities in gameplay with previous games.
- Intuitive gameplay;
- Detailed graphics and open world;
- Wide range of side quests.
- Reminds me of later ACs.
The Quarry: Addictive and terrifying survival/horror game
Designed for an informed public, this survival/horror game is inspired by its predecessor, Until Dawn. The Quarry, also developed by Supermassive Games, continues the lead theme of campfire nights with friends gone wrong. With HD graphics accompanied by an immersive atmosphere, the rendezvous comes with anxieties and upheavals. Each choice is important and may lead to a different development or ending to the story.
- Complete and painful immersion;
- The decisive choice in the plot;
- 186 different endings.
- Not intended for sensitive audiences.
NBA 2K23 Championship Edition: Standard edition with bonus content.
In the colors of the mythical Michael Jordan, this NBA 2K23 Collector’s Edition lets you relive the intense moments of his career. Multiple international players and world famous teams can be brought to life in realistic gameplay. Like its rival in the football version of FIFA, the NBA 2K license offers multiple modes of online play and team building. The only regret is its rather complex gameplay, which requires a little time to adapt.
- Standard edition + exclusive content;
- Improved AI and smooth graphics;
- Multiplayer modes.
- Time to adapt to the challenging gameplay.
FIFA 23 Standard Edition: The latest FIFA game developed with Hypermotion 2.
The base license of the football simulator has been updated with new features. This new license number again repeats the colors of Kylian Mbappe. Motion capture is evolving for a realism that is still unmatched by developers. Women’s competitions are now featured alongside international championships. AI improves accuracy and considers risk during action. We only regret the difficulty of understanding the FUT and VOLTA modes, which are not very accessible for beginners.
- Flagship license for several decades;
- Improved graphics and AI;
- Hypermotion 2 for motion capture.
- Challenging online modes to explore.
What are the Xbox Series X playstyles?
Xbox differs from its competitors in general with more adult universes. Although there are a few references to platform or adventure games, the brand mainly offers action, shooting or racing games.
What are Xbox Series X Flagship Gaming Licenses?
Xbox consoles are developed by Microsoft. So they benefit from exclusive licenses like Halo or Forza Horizon. However, most popular licenses among players (Assassin’s Creed, FIFA, LEGO, Asterix, etc.) are also available in the Playstation versions.
With this selection of the best Xbox Series X games of 2022, you can quickly find the reference that suits your desires. However, be careful and check the contents of the games if you intend them for children, as some licenses are not intended for them.
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