Top 10 Xbox One Games – The Best Games for 2024

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 - Xbox One

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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.

 

Sonic Frontiers - Xbox Series X

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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.

 

Far Cry 6 Xbox Series X S, Xbox One Standard Edition

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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.

 

Madden NFL 23 – Xbox One

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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 19, 2022. Madden NFL 23 is sure to please both football and sports video game fans alike.

 

FIFA 23 - Xbox One

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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.

 

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Standard Edition - Xbox Series X & Xbox One

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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.

 

Just Dance 2022 - Xbox Series X, Xbox One

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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.

 

Halo Infinite: Standard Edition – Xbox Series X & Xbox One

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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.

 

Star Wars: Squadrons - Xbox One

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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.

 

Sea of Thieves: Standard Edition – Xbox One

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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 treasures. In this game, you have the freedom to decide how you approach the world as well as the other players.

 

Call of Duty: Vanguard - Xbox One

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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.

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Xbox X)

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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.

 

Minecraft: Starter Collection – Xbox One

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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+

 

Forza Horizon 5: Standard Edition – Xbox Series X & Xbox One

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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.

 

Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Xbox OneBuy on Amazon

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 (XBox One)

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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 2024. Enjoy.

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Hogwarts Legacy - Xbox One | English | EU Version Region Free
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Madden NFL 24 - Xbox Series X and Xbox One
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Madden NFL 24 - Xbox Series X and Xbox One
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Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Xbox One)
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Call of Duty: Vanguard - Xbox One
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Sonic Superstars - Xbox Series X
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The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition (Xbox One)
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WWE 2K24 - Xbox One
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Red Dead Redemption 2 (XBox One)
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Red Dead Redemption 2 (XBox One)
  • From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption
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  • Play as Arthur Morgan, lead enforcer in the notorious Van der Linde gang
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