It’s been a busy year for Xbox One gamers, with plenty of new games to choose from and hours of entertainment. As we approach the end of 2017, it’s time to take a look back at the best Xbox One games that have released this year. Here are our picks:
Best Xbox One Games of 2017: A list of our top picks for this year.
Here are the top games for Xbox One in 2017, listed alphabetically.
- 2Dark (2016) – $19.99/$14.99 (Xbox Live Gold) – Survival horror
- Alan Wake (2010) – $19.99/$9.99 (Xbox Live Gold) – Action-adventure
- Alien: Isolation (2014) – $29.99/$14.99 (Xbox Live Gold) – Survival horror
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (2011) – $29.99/$14.99 (Xbox Live Gold)- Action-adventure/open world/third person shooter
Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. It is the fifth installment in the Gears of War series and the first game in the series to be developed by The Coalition, formed from staff members who created the original trilogy at Epic Games.
The game was announced during Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference, where it was confirmed that it would be released for both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One consoles in 2016. It was released on October 11, 2016 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Set after its predecessor Gears of War 3, Gears of War 4 follows JD Fenix as he goes up against new enemies including new Locust Horde units as well as established foes like Lambent Wretches that make appearances throughout various locations. There are also several weapon types that players can use throughout their gameplay experience such as Lancers (Chain Guns), Snub Pistols (Revolvers), Boomshots (Rocket Launchers) among others.
Halo Wars 2
- Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game that’s set in the Halo universe. The sequel to 2009’s Halo Wars, it was released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam.
- In this game you take control of the crew of UNSC Spirit of Fire as they try to defend the planet Serina from a hostile alien force called “The Banished”.
If you love RTS games like StarCraft or Age of Empires, then this is definitely something for your collection!
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Ghost Recon Wildlands is a game that can be played in one of five ways: solo, in co-op with one other player, with two other players, with three other players and for PvP matches. The game takes place in Bolivia and puts you in charge of an elite team of special forces who must find and eliminate the leader of a drug cartel.
The game features a wide variety of weapons that you can use to take down enemies from long range or up close. You can also customize your character to suit your style by choosing different clothing and body armor pieces before each mission starts.
The biggest benefit to playing Ghost Recon Wildlands online is being able to play with friends so they don’t have to be right next door when it comes time for some action!
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is a pirate game that lets you sail the seas and explore islands with your friends. You can buy upgrades, customize your ship, and fight other players and wild animals.
One unique thing about Sea of Thieves is that it’s an open world game where you can choose to do almost anything you want. You can play alone or with up to three other people on one big ship or smaller ships that each have their own crew members (you can also play solo). If you don’t have any friends who play games, there are plenty of people online who are looking for people to play with them!
Luckily, this game has received good reviews from critics: “Sea Of Thieves is an excellent multiplayer experience” said IGN’s reviewer in his review “but it falls short on some key areas where its ambition exceeds its reach”; whereas Polygon gave it 8/10 stars based on its “thematic coherence” as well as how fun it was when playing with others online (so long as those others weren’t jerks).”
State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is a zombie survival game that was developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. It is the sequel to the original State of Decay, which launched for Xbox 360 in 2013. A PC version of this title was released on May 22nd, 2018 after being delayed from its initial March date. The game takes place in an open-world environment where you must manage your survivor group while defending against zombies and other threats along with trying to build up your community as best as you can. There are many different characters that you can play as with different abilities so it’s good that there are plenty of choices available here! This game is great at providing an immersive experience while also having some fun gameplay elements such as base building so we think it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something new!
Cuphead is a side-scrolling shooter video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. The game is inspired by the rubber hose style of animated cartoons from the 1930s, such as the works of Fleischer Studios, as well as the art of Studio Ghibli. Cuphead was released for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on September 29, 2017.
Cuphead takes place in Inkwell Isle, which is based on 1930s cartoons with a variety of environments including forests, deserts, beaches and more. The player controls Cuphead or Mugman (a second player can join at any time) who must repay their debt to the devil by fighting through an assortment of bosses using only run-and-gun combat skills to triumph over them before facing off against King Dice himself at his casino where he has a chance to collect all three souls needed to lift their curse once and for all!
Slime Rancher is a sandbox game in which you manage a farm of slimes. Slimes are cute, but they can be dangerous—if you don’t keep them happy, they’ll eat each other or try to escape from your ranch. You can play the game solo, or with a friend; either way, there’s plenty of customization for your farm and your slimes.
Dead Rising 4
This fourth entry in the Dead Rising series follows photojournalist Frank West as he attempts to survive in Willamette, Colorado during a zombie outbreak. While you can play as other characters and use weapons like an electric guitar or an exoskeleton, Frank’s experience with the undead make him one of your best bets if you want to survive. The game’s combat system allows for players to combine items found around them on the battlefield (or even inside their inventory) into makeshift weapons that can be used against zombies. You might find yourself wielding a stop sign made from duct tape and bricks, or anything else that looks like it could do some damage. As long as you have enough time left on the clock and materials available, there isn’t much that cannot be turned into a weapon—whether it’s a car battery strapped onto some pipes to become an electrifying hammer or bottles filled with gasoline tossed at zombies running towards their doom (and yours).
Tacoma is a narrative-driven adventure game that lets you explore the space station Tacoma, where the crew has mysteriously disappeared. You play as Odin, an AI tasked with investigating their disappearance. You’re given free reign to explore the space station and interact with its crew members, who are all quite humanistic in their personalities (and have fully voiced dialogue). The game takes place on a derelict ship and plays out like a walking simulator, except there’s no walking involved—it’s simply a matter of moving from one area of the ship to another by selecting locations on your map.
Tacoma is set aboard an empty space station called The Venturis Corporation’s Pioneer 2 deep space mining vessel. The story revolves around what happened before these characters vanished: how they became friends over time; why they chose to come together for this mission; whether or not any romantic relationships developed between them during their journey through outer space; etcetera ad nauseum…
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Resident Evil 7 biohazard (RE7) is a first-person survival horror game that was released in January 2017. It is the seventh main title in Capcom’s Resident Evil series, as well as one of the best Xbox One games of 2017.
Resident Evil 7 takes place after the events of Resident Evil 6, but flashbacks will show what happened to Ethan Winters during his time spent in Dulvey, Louisiana. Through these flashbacks and various collectibles found throughout your playthroughs, you’ll see how Ethan got himself into this mess and why he needs to escape from it all before it’s too late.
The gameplay mechanics are pretty standard for any other Resi title; however, they do take some getting used to if you aren’t familiar with them already. The shooting mechanics feel very different from other FPS titles like Battlefield 1 or Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3!
Prey (2017) is an immersive first-person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. You play as Morgan Yu, a scientist who awakens aboard Talos 1—a space station orbiting the moon—to find that everyone on board has been murdered by an alien race known as Typhon. You must use your wits, weapons and abilities in order to survive the hostile station.
The game is set in an alternate history where President John F. Kennedy survives the assassination attempt on his life in 1963, which means America never got involved in Vietnam or any other war besides World War II until now, when it becomes embroiled with aliens taking over space stations around our planet’s orbit!
Check out the best Xbox One games from 2017.
- Gears of War 4
- Forza Horizon 3
- GTA V
- Far Cry 5
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
So there you have it! Some of the best Xbox One games from this year. It was a great year for Xbox gamers and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings. What do you think of our list? Did we miss any games that should have made the cut? Let us know in the comments below!