If you just got an Xbox One or 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
NBA 2K23 came out on September 8, 2022, 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 2K23 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 2K23 will give them hours of entertainment.
The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is known for its fun and popular games, appealing to both veteran and new gamers alike. The latest entry in the series, Sonic Frontiers, was released on August 17, 2022, and received critical acclaim.
In this adventure, Sonic the Hedgehog finds himself on an ancient island full of unusual creatures. He must find the missing Chaos Emeralds and make his way across the massive Starfall Islands. This open zone platforming adventure is full of action, adventure, and mystery, and will require Sonic to use all of his speed and agility to navigate through it. With challenges and puzzles around every corner, this is one game that will be sure to please.
Released on October 7, 2021, Far Cry 6 is the sixth offering in the Far Cry series. The action takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, which is ruled as a dictatorship by “El Presidente” Antón Castillo who is raising his son Diego to follow in his rule. Players of Far Cry 6 play as Dani Rojas, who is a guerilla fighter trying to overthrow the Castillo regime. If you are looking for an action-adventure first-person shooter game set in an open-world environment Far Cry 6 is a popular option.
Here is a promotional video that gives you a feel for the game’s storyline.
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 19, 2022. Madden NFL 23 is sure to please both football and sports video game fans alike.
The FIFA Soccer franchise from EA Sports is one of the most polished sports video games out there. FIFA 23 is a must-have video game for that soccer player in your life. It was released on September 27, 2022.
As of April 5th, 2022, the latest LEGO Star Wars video game installment, The Skywalker Saga, became available for purchase for the Xbox One.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a great choice for both young and old Star Wars fans. With its’ over 300 playable characters and 100 vehicles, you can relive each of the nine mainline Star Wars movies defeating enemies and solving puzzles along the way. Plus, the game also features a cooperative multiplayer feature, which makes it a great choice for family play sessions.
If you are looking for a party game and like music and dancing, Just Dance 2022 is a terrific game to consider. Released on November 4, 2021, this new version is great fun for families as well as for holiday gatherings or other get-togethers.
If you’re looking for the Just Dance 2023 edition, you’re out of luck. Ubisoft, the maker of Just Dance games, has decided to no longer produce the game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. This means that the Just Dance 2022 edition, which is still a fun game, is the most current version you can buy if you are shopping for something that is compatible with the Xbox One console.
We’ve been waiting on this game for quite some time, and Halo Infinite arrived on December 8, 2021! This is the latest installment in the Halo series, which has always been known as a top-notch first-person shooter franchise, but Halo Infinite is poised to take things to another level. The long-awaited return of the legendary series offers the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet, with a showdown against the most ruthless foe he’s ever encountered. Plus, Halo Infinite offers a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience.
Here is the official Halo Infinite Launch Trailer.
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.
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 treasures. In this game, you have the freedom to decide how you approach the world as well as the other players.
The 18th and the newest game in the Call of Duty series is Call of Duty: Vanguard, which was just released on November 5, 2021. This visually impressive first-person shooter is set during WWII where you will experience combat around the globe.
Any game franchise that has been around this long has a large fanbase and with that fanbase comes high expectations meaning these Call of Duty (COD) games have a lot to live up to. To be fair we should mention that with COD: Vanguard some diehard fans feel that it is too similar to some past titles, while others believe the game offers too little innovation in the gameplay department. That said, between its campaign, multiplayer, and zombie modes Call of Duty: Vanguard most people will find that it is a very fun game to play.
Below is a trailer that gives you a feel for the game.
If WWII isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you will find the Cold War period of the 1980s more interesting. Taking place in the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War puts you in locations like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more. Offering tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice, it is hard to go wrong with the Call of Duty franchise for online combat fans.
Here is a promotional video that gives you a flavor of what the game is like.
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+
If you enjoy racing video games Forza Horizon 5 is hard to beat. The Forza racing and driving video games, which are exclusive to Xbox consoles, have long been favorites on the Xbox One and that hasn’t changed with Forza Horizon 5. This newly updated title, which was released on November 9, 2021, is a surefire winner for that car or racing enthusiast on your list. Below is the launch trailer that will give you get a better feel for what the game is like.
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 is exclusive to Xbox consoles. Rated E for Everyone, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is appropriate for gamers of all ages.
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 2022. Enjoy.
- Feel refined gameplay in the palm of your hands on both sides of the ball in NBA 2K23.
- Embark on a swashbuckling basketball journey aboard a spacious cruiseliner equipped with pristine courts, scenic views, and a boatload of rewards for you and your MyPLAYER to enjoy.
- Step back in time with era-specific visuals that captured Michael Jordan’s ascent from collegiate sensation to global icon with immersive Jordan Challenges chronicling his career-defining dominance.
- Ball without limits as you collect and assemble a bevy of legendary talent from any era in MyTEAM.
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- 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
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Cross-Gen Bundle
- Includes the Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the sequel to 2019’s blockbuster Modern Warfare
- Featuring the return of the iconic, team leader Captain John Price, the fearless John "Soap" MacTavish, the seasoned Sergeant Kyle "Gaz” Garrick, and the lone wolf himself, fan favorite Simon “Ghost” Riley, players will witness what makes Task Force 141 the legendary squad it is today.
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- Battle against over 50 players simultaneously in a massive multiplayer playground—over 20 players on Xbox One.
- Compete in an all-out mass start race—collide, grind, and fight your way to the finish
- Customize your character to show off your style to your friends or show up the competition.
- Bike, ski, snowboard, or wingsuit through a seamless open world in Career mode or multiplayer events.
- Go wild on the heights of iconic US national parks like Yosemite, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.
- Play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a brand-new LEGO videogame unlike any other.
- Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humour, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before.
- Players have the freedom to seamlessly travel to any planet, in any order, at any time.
- Features hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy. Choose from a legion of heroes like Luke Skywalker, Qui-Gonn Jinn, Chewbacca, Leia Organa, and Poe Dameron or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine, and more.
- Whether on land or in space, hundreds of vehicles from across the galaxy are yours to command. Jump to light speed in the Millennium Falcon, fly the T-47 airspeeder as you take down AT-AT walkers on Hoth, and battle First Order TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings.
- EA SPORTS FIFA 23 brings even more of the action and realism of football to the pitch in The World’s Game
- Play the biggest tournaments in football with both the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup
- Build your dream squad in FIFA Ultimate Team with FUT Moments and a revamped Chemistry system
- Experience The World’s Game with over 19,000 players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums, and over 30 leagues
- Break off more big plays - New 360° Cuts give you the freedom and fluidity as the ball-carrier to hit the gaps you want to, plant-and-go, and elude defenders.
- Drop dimes all over the field - Lead your receivers open, drop back-shoulder throws into tight windows, and place every pass where only your receiver can catch it.
- Wreak hit-stick havoc - Redefining defensive pursuit, new Hit Everything mechanics let you be more disruptive on defense.
- Win the battle off the line - A suite of new wide receiver release moves and defensive back counter press mechanics make for some fancy footwork and 1-v-1 battles.
- Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy.
- Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania.
- GRAND THEFT AUTO V: When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath land themselves in trouble, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.
- GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE: Discover an ever-evolving world of choices and ways to play as you climb the criminal ranks of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate shared Online experience.
- THE CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE STARTER PACK: The Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack is the fastest way for new GTA Online players to jumpstart their criminal empires with the most exciting and popular content plus 1,000,000 dollars bonus cash to spend in GTA Online - all content valued at over GTA 10,000,000 dollars if purchased separately.
- Bonus Content: Order Halo Infinite and receive the exclusive VK78 Commando Rifle Skin only while supplies last. Codes will be distributed after eligible order is placed. In some cases, it may take up to 24-hours after release date for available codes to be distributed.
- The legendary Halo series returns with a groundbreaking multiplayer experience and the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet.
- Campaign: When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and explore the massive scale of the Halo ring.
- Multiplayer: Halo’s celebrated multiplayer returns, reimagined and free to play. Seasonal updates evolve the experience over time with unique events, new modes and maps, and community-focused content.
- Cross-generation and cross-platform gaming: Halo Infinite provides an amazing experience across the Xbox One and newer family of consoles with stunning graphics and world-class cross-platform play. On Xbox Series X, enjoy enhanced features like up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay that ushers in the next generation of gaming.
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