Top Xbox One Games – The Best Games for 2021

Top Xbox One Games for 2021If you just got an Xbox One or if you just bought one for someone else as a present you are probably thinking about which games are the best ones to buy first.

Likewise, if your kids are on break from school, they might be looking for new games to play during their days off.

You might also be thinking ahead wondering about games that you could buy for holiday presents.

Regardless of your situation, you want to know which Xbox One games are the best and most popular options to consider.

Before we show you our list of the most popular games we wanted to highlight a few games that we really enjoy. Some of these might be on your list and others may not, but all of them could be great holiday gifts. If you want to skip directly to the list of most popular games click here.

Here Are Some of Our Favorite Xbox One Video Games

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If you are looking for a party game and like music and dancing, Just Dance 2021 is a terrific game to consider. Released on November 12, 2020, this new version is great fun for families as well as holiday gatherings or other get-togethers.

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Every year football fans and video game fans alike eagerly await the latest version of the Madden NFL franchise. This year it arrived on August 28, 2020. Madden NFL 21 is sure to please both football and sports video game fans alike.

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The FIFA Soccer franchise from EA Sports is one of the most polished sports video games out there. FIFA 21 is a must-have video game for that soccer player in your life. It was released on October 9, 2020.

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NBA 2K21 came out on September 4, 2020, and is considered by many to be the best basketball video game out there. If you are an NBA fan or a basketball fan in general NBA 2K21 should be on your must-have video game list. So if you are looking for a video game for that basketball fan in your life NBA 2K21 will give them hours of entertainment.

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Over the years Star Wars has not only provided us with a multitude of movies, toys, and more recently spin-off series like The Mandalorian, it has also given us several Star Wars inspired video games. The most recent game is Star Wars: Squadrons, which was released on October 2, 2020. If you or the person you are shopping for have ever watched one of the Star Wars movies and ever wished that you could be a pilot in one of the X-wing fighters, TIE fighters, or ships from any of the other starfighter classes from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets, this is the video game for you. You can play the thrilling Star Wars single-player story set in the time after Return of the Jedi. You can also compete online in multiplayer modes (Dogfight, Fleet Battles, and Custom Matches).

The Official Reveal Trailer (below) gives you a great feel for what the game is like.

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If you have some young Harry Potter fans that you are shopping for the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is a great choice. This super-affordable collection follows Harry Potter on all 7 years of his adventures. Since it is rated E for Everyone 10+ it is suitable for most young gamers. Not only are Lego video games fun, but with this huge collection of games, the fun will last for a very long time.

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The Xbox One exclusive, Sea of Thieves, is an action-adventure video game where you get to live the pirate life as you sail and fight together, hunt for treasure, and create your own legends. You can experience a world of unspoiled islands, mythical monsters, and treasure. In this game, you have the freedom to decide how you approach the world as well as the other players.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of the most exciting combat games coming out this year. Offering tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice. It is hard to go wrong with this franchise for online combat fans. This most recent edition of the popular video game franchise was released on November 13, 2020. It takes place in the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s and puts you in locations like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more.

Here is a promotional video that gives you a flavor of what the game is like.

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Between allowing players to turn their imaginations loose playing in creative mode and going on adventures in survival mode the action in Minecraft never ends. You can play alone or with friends in split-screen multiplayer and online. That is why Minecraft has been a favorite on the Xbox One since it was released. Know that you need the Xbox Live Gold Membership in order to play Minecraft online. Minecraft is rated: E for Everyone 10+

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If you enjoy racing video games Forza Horizon 4 is hard to beat. The Forza racing and driving video games have long been favorites on the Xbox One and that hasn’t changed with Forza Horizon 4. It is a surefire winner for that car or racing enthusiast on your list. Below is the launch trailer that you can view so you get a better feel for what the game is like.

 

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If you are looking for an affordably priced video game that is different from so many of the games out there Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which was released on March 11, 2020, is a beautifully crafted game where you explore a vast, beautiful, immersive, and dangerous world filled with gripping enemy encounters, challenging puzzles and thrilling escape sequences as you unravel Ori’s true destiny.  This engaging, story-driven adventure is the follow-up to the 2016 release Ori and the Blind Forest.  Rated E for Everyone, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is appropriate for gamers of all ages.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. Set in 1899 America, the end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. Even though Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on October 26, 2018, this immersive game continues to be very popular and was still one of the top-selling games during the 2020 holiday season.

Below is our list of the Top 10 Most Popular Xbox One Games for 2021. Enjoy.

SaleBestseller No. 1
NBA 2K21 - Xbox One
3,429 Reviews
NBA 2K21 - Xbox One
  • NBA 2K21 is the latest release in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series.
  • With exciting improvements upon its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers 1 of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game.
  • MyCAREER - Embark on your own personal, cinematic basketball journey to reach your ultimate destination: The National Basketball Association.
  • MyTEAM - Assemble your G.O.A.T. NBA fantasy team of current players and historic legends and compete against the world.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD - Live out your virtual, day-to-day basketball life in a neighborhood that doesn’t sleep and that always offers something to do.
Bestseller No. 2
Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition - Xbox One
1,480 Reviews
Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition - Xbox One
  • Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition includes the Hero Pass DLC content: a Hero Cape, two player skins, and a chicken pet. It also includes the Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winters DLC packs.
  • Dungeon Creeper! Battle new-and-nasty mobs in this all-new action-adventure, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers.
  • Multiplayer! Up to four players can team up and fight together in co-op mode.
  • Power Up! Unlock dozens of unique items and weapon enchantments for devastating special attacks.
  • Options! Personalize your character, then fight up-close and personal with melee swings, hang back with ranged attacks, or tank your way through swarms of mobs, by heavy armor!
Bestseller No. 3
Clip: Apostles Beach
3 Reviews
Clip: Apostles Beach
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Matthew Ruggiano (Actor)
  • Matthew Ruggiano (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Standard Edition
5,359 Reviews
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Standard Edition
  • Lead epic Viking raids against Saxon troops and fortresses.
  • Relive the visceral fighting style of the Vikings as you dual-wield powerful weapons.
  • Challenge yourself with the most varied collection of enemies ever in Assassin's Creed.
  • Shape the growth of your character and your clan's settlement with every choice you make.
  • Explore a Dark Age open world, from the harsh shores of Norway to the beautiful kingdoms of England.
Bestseller No. 5
Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Sensor Bar [Xbox One](Renewed)
1,432 Reviews
Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Sensor Bar [Xbox One](Renewed)
  • Requires power adapter for Xbox One S and X models (sold separately)
  • Put down the controller and play Xbox One games using just your body, voice, and gestures. Command your TV and even make Skype calls in HD.
  • Play games where you are the controller, Be recognized and signed-in automatically
  • Be recognized and signed-in automatically you can also call friends and family with Skype in HD
  • Broadcast gameplay live with picture-in-picture
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Gears of War: Ephyra Rising
  • Stackpole, Michael A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 09/28/2021 (Publication Date) - Titan Books (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 7
Xbox Core Controller - Robot White
9,979 Reviews
Xbox Core Controller - Robot White
  • Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller in Robot White, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort and effortless control during gameplay with battery usage up to 40 hours.
  • Stay on target with the hybrid D-pad, textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back-case. Plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm audio headset jack.
  • Connect using the USB-C port for direct plug and play to console or PC. Support for AA batteries is included on the rear.
  • Seamlessly capture and share content with the Share button.
  • Make the controller your own by customizing button mapping with the Xbox Accessories app.
Bestseller No. 8
My Xbox One (My...)
36 Reviews
My Xbox One (My...)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Bill, Loguidice (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 05/26/2014 (Publication Date) - Que Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 9
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - Xbox One
782 Reviews
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - Xbox One
  • Bolt down the winding seacrest country roads headfirst in racing that is socially competitive at its core
  • Get all main DLC delivered at launch including an extra six hours of gameplay and more than 30 challenges
  • Exotic cars with weapons. Drive the world's most desirable Super cars on both sides of the law.
  • Chase and Escape. A deep and fully-defined single-player Career delivers the action of both cops and racers, with a seamlessly linked multiplayer experience across all race modes.
  • Need for speed: hot pursuit remastered delivers a timeless racing experience updated for today's generation of Hardware with enhanced visuals
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