If 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- One person is all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat it’s ever faced.
- Relive the legend of Commander Shepard in the highly acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
- Includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, including promo weapons, armors, and packs - remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD.
- Pre-Order Madden NFL 22 to receive:**
- Franchise: 20 Staff Points-Face Of The Franchise & The Yard: The General Player Class Starting at Level 10
- Tom Brady Gear Capsule
- Madden Ultimate Team: Choice of 1 out of 32 NFL Stars
- Marvel's Avengers leverages the Smart delivery Technology - Buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One Beginning September 4th, 2020 or on Xbox series x when both the console and next-gen version of Marvel's Avengers are available
- Marvel's Avengers is a unique take on these iconic Super Heroes, including Captain America, iron man, the Hulk, black widow, and Thor; unlock powerful skills and new gear to build your ideal version of earth's mightiest heroes
- Up to 4 players can assemble online to defend the Earth from escalating threats
- Invite a friend to join for free with friend's Pass, and experience a thrilling adventure built purely for 2. Choose from couch or online co-op with split-screen play, and face ever-changing challenges where working together is the only way forward.
- Gleefully disruptive gameplay - from rampaging Vacuum cleaners to suave love gurus - With it takes 2, you never know what you're up against next.
- Discover a touching and heartfelt story of the challenges in getting along. Help cody and may learn how to overcome their differences.
- It takes 2 uses smart delivery technology - buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X,S.
- Play the series that revolutionized storytelling in games. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series contains all 4 Seasons, 400 Days DLC, and The Walking Dead: Michonne.
- “Graphic black” art style brings Season 4's enhanced visual style to all previous seasons of the acclaimed series.
- Exclusive looks at the making of the game from the developers, VO artists, and other team members that brought Clementine’s story to life.
- Character performances, lip syncing, and other gameplay and UI enhancements make this the definitive Telltale’s The Walking Dead experience.
- Music player that includes 140+ tracks across all seasons, art gallery, 3D model viewer with playable voice lines, & new 3D front end.
- Includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, over 100 high-quality games on console, PC, and Android mobile devices, and access to EA Play included at no additional cost, all for one low monthly price.
- Play upcoming Xbox Game Studios titles such as Halo Infinite the same day they release, plus recent hits like Minecraft Dungeons and Bleeding Edge.
- With EA Play, members get instant access to a collection of EA’s best-loved series and top titles on console and PC, exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, special member-only content, and early trials of select new games.
- With a huge variety of games from every genre, and new games added all the time, there’s something for everyone.
- Play together with friends on the most advanced online console multiplayer network.
- SUPERSTAR – INSPIRED INNOVATION - Find yourself behind the net and catch the defense sleeping? Scoop up the puck and tuck it under the bar for a jaw-dropping Michigan.
- SLIPS, BANKS AND CHIPS - NHL 21 revolutionizes neutral zone play with the addition of slips, banks and chips. Get small and slippery along the boards as you squeak by a defender’s check.
- IMPROVED AI HOCKET IQ - AI has been optimized to make sure that your teammates can break out on their own and hit you with a pass in stride so you can keep driving to the net.
- IMPROVED GOALIE CONTROL AND POSITIONING - Goaltending controls have been reworked to use the right stick for more of your movements, making user controlled goalies more fluid and tactile.
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