Recently on the Plug-In Blog we told you about all the incredible Xbox One limited edition consoles coming this fall packing in must-have, exclusive titles. Of course, if you already own an Xbox One, or are picking up a bundle and want to get an extra game or two, Microsoft is offering the best fall line-up in years. Here’s a look at the games you’ll want to add to your collection!

Rare Replay

Release Date: August 4, 2015
ESRB Rating: E-M (Everyone to Mature, varies by game)
Genre: Compilation

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Rare Ltd., Rare Replay is a compilation of 30 of the company’s best games, including classics from  Nintendo Entertainment System era all the way to their latest Xbox 360 games. Including in the package are mega hits like Battletoads, Killer Instinct Gold, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark and two Viva Piñata games. While some of Rare’s finest games, like Donkey Kong 64 and Goldeneye, are absent because of licensing reasons, this compilation delivers unbeatable value with its hundreds of hours of gameplay.

Want to know more? Then check out my full review of Rare Replay, which you can read right here!

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Release Date: August 25, 2015
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)
Genre: Third-person shooter

For fans of third-person shooter games, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a must. This complete remastering of the original game in the series delivers beautiful graphics and many gameplay improvements. As an added bonus, if you buy and play game on Xbox Live before 31st, 2015, you’ll gain access to the complete Gears of War collection for free!

Forza Motorsport 6

Release Date: September 15, 2015
ESRB Rating: E ​​(Everyone)
Genre: Racing Simulation

After the excellent Forza Horizon 2, I can not wait to get into Forza Motorsport 6. The game pushes the boundaries of car simulation games with dramatic weather effects that change that road conditions on the fly. One moment it could be a bright, sunny day suitable for racing, and the next, a torrential rain storm that threatens to put you out of the race.

Already available, the demo of Forza Motorsport 6 unlocks the blue Ford GT appearing on the cover of the game. You can then transfer it into the full and use it from the start, as well as several other cars from Forza Horizon 2 if you have previously played it.

Halo 5: Guardians

Release Date: October 27, 2015
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)
Genre: First-person shooter

Does it get any bigger than Halo 5: Guardians? This is probably THE most awaited title releasing this year, and it’s exclusive to Xbox One. With a captivating story that will make you question who’s on the right side—Master Chief or Commander Jameson Locke—Halo 5 is sure to have plenty of monumental revelations. If you want to shed some light on the story before the game releases, be sure to check out Halo: Nightfall, a live action series focused on ONI’s Lieutenant Commander, Jameson Locke.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Release Date: November 10, 2015
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)
Genre: Action-adventure

Rise of the Tomb Raider is going back to the series’ roots, with Lara Croft exploring dangerous tombs and ruins for forgotten treasures. You’ll travel to exoctic locations like the Siberian mountains in search of valuables that other hostile groups are also seeking. As Lara, you must rely on your survival instincts to craft weapons and master the art of luring your enemies into fatal traps. This title is a more than promising sequel to Tomb Raider, which was one of my recent favoutites. 

Fable Legends

Release Date: TBA 2015
ESRB Rating: RP (undefined)
Genre: Role-playing

Fable Legends is a free-to-play multiplayer game set in the vast world of Fable! Fable Legends will allow you to choose between playing on the side of good—or bad. In addition, during E3 2015, Microsoft announced the game will be cross-playable for both players on Xbox One and PC players using Windows 10.

Soon you’ll be able to jump into the realm of Albion and experienc this epic adventure with the upcoming Fable Legends beta. For me personally, the dark side seems more because you have to defend your territory by installing traps to slow the progression of those who try to invade you. Do you have what it takes to be a true villain, or will you be more inclined to join a team of four heroes and confront this evil together?

 Let me know which one is your favourite!

Paul Hunter
Editor Video Gaming
I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.