Top Xbox games

Top Xbox games

The holidays are upon us and with that means lots of gift shopping. It’s hard enough to figure out what to get the people on your holiday shopping list, let alone an Xbox gamer.

Don’t you fret, because I got you covered when it comes to Xbox One games, be it for the die hard fan, your fun loving little cousins and everyone in between. Without further ado, lets take a look at the top Xbox games for the gamer on your holiday shopping list.


Top Xbox games

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. It’s clear to see that Cuphead gets its inspiration from the cartoons of the 1930’s. The visuals and audio are painstakingly created with traditional hand drawn and hand inked cel animation. More over, the game features watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Play as Cuphead or Mugman, in single player or co-op. Your journey will take you to strange worlds. Along the way you’ll acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. Cuphead is all action, all the time.

Forza Motorsport 7

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Forza Motorsport 7 is one of the best games in its genre and appeals to a wide range of gamers from casual to hardcore. It is the best looking and most comprehensive Forza title to date with 60fps. On the Xbox One X, you’ll get immersive true 4K resolution in HDR.

With over 700 cars included in the game, Forza Motorsport 7 has the largest collection of Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini models available in any racing game. You’ll race in over 30 famous environments with dynamic conditions that change every time you race.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Top Xbox games

Assassin’s Creed Origins takes you back to Ancient Egypt and completely immerses you in the game with its detailed landscapes, beautiful architecture, and era-appropriate weaponry. Combat has changed significantly since the previous games and now distance matters more than ever. Weapons have specific speeds and distances that play a factor into every swing.

You’ll encounter many memorable story lines along your journey and discover the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Top Xbox games

One of the mostly highly-anticipated games of the year, Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the most robust Star Wars gaming experiences to date. The game’s world is over three times the size of its predecessor. There are more heroes, locations and vehicles from every cinematic era, deeper customization, progression, and enhanced space battles.

Star Wars Battlefront II features an all-new single player campaign. You’ll experience a previously untold Star Wars story from the unique perspective of Iden Versio, leader of the Imperial special forces unit, Inferno Squad. Take your game online in six different multiplayer modes: Starfighter Assault, Galactic Assault, Strike, Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, and Arcade.

Call of Duty: WWII

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Call of Duty: WWII marks the series dramatic return to its roots, and quite possibly to the greatest military conflict in history, World War II. More than two and a-half years in the making, Call of Duty: WWII delivers an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience unlike ever before in franchise history.

The game has a whole new set of features. These include a new class based progression system, a headquarters social space, Divisions, War Mode, and the return to “boots-on-the-ground” gameplay.

Just Dance 2018

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The latest installment in the #1 music videogame franchise of all time, Just Dance 2018 is fun for the whole family. You’ll have a lot of fun with this game whether you are a young dancer, a party starter or a pro dancer looking for challenge. The interface has been revamped and a new mode dedicated to kids has been added.

Just Dance 2018 features over 40 new tracks from your favourite artists. Songs included are from artists such as Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaji, and Sega’s Hatsune Miku. Moreover, you can access over 300 additional tracks from the Just Dance Unlimited streaming service.

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing game that continues the story of 2014’s well-received Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Set between the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Ring, you re-assume the role of the Ranger Talion in your fight against the diabolical Sauron.

Talion is more powerful than ever and can jump higher, run faster, and is a master of his sword. With five different regions to explore, there is a lot of ground to cover in your journey. The popular Nemesis system returns, along with new online fortress battles.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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With over 10 million copies sold worldwide already on the PC, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) makes is exclusive console launch on Xbox. The first standalone Battle Royale game, PUBG is the ultimate fight for life and death.

You parachute from the sky on to a massive 8 x 8 km island with nothing except the shirt on your back. You must find weapons, vehicles, and supplies as you strive to be the lone survivor against 98 other opponents.

NHL 18

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Go head-to-head against your favourite players and teams as you guide your team to the ultimate prize in the latest installment of EA Sports’ NHL hockey franchise, NHL 18. This year, EA Sports introduces new defensive and offensive skill stick moves into NHL 18. To help you learn these new moves, a new Training Camp is now in the game.

A.I. teammates now make board passes, dump the puck around the boards, and stay in position more often. NHL Threes is a new 3-on-3 arcade hockey mode. It has some of the most over the top action I have ever played. League expansion comes to NHL 18. For the first time ever, you can now add a new NHL and AHL team to their respective leagues.

Xbox games for everyone

Regardless of age or gaming preference the Xbox One has games for everyone this holiday season. I hope you have a happy holiday and found my list of top Xbox games helpful. Which game(s) are you picking up for the Xbox gamer on your holiday shopping list? Let me know in the comments below.


Jon Scarr
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  1. I’ve tried a few times to get into Assassin’s Creed games, but have never been able to keep interested in them. This new one looks like one that I want to stay interested in. I’m sure at some point if will be added to my collection.

    There are a few other games on this list that I’m interested in: Cuphead, Star Wars & Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. At some point those games will make an appearance in my collection as well.

    I’ve thought in the past a few times about trying to get into an NHL video game, but have never bought the bullet. None of the friends that I regularly game with are really into these games, so I think I will wait and hope that next year there is a Switch version of an NHL game. I kind of want to do most of my gaming on that system if possible.

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