At the end of every year, we like to look back and see what games came out, played them all over again, and put together a list of the 10 best. 2015 was a great year for Xbox One gamers. A lot of new exclusive first party titles hit the shelves and every few months a highly anticipated game was released. Below you will find our favorite games that came out this year in no particular order:
Titanfall is a first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on March 11, 2014. The game features a campaign mode and multiplayer gameplay (including limited split-screen support).
Titanfall received significant praise from critics who praised the game’s multiplayer gameplay mechanics, variety of titans and weapons as well as its graphics. However it received criticism for lacking an engaging story mode and limited single player experience.
The sequel TitanFall 2 will be released in 2016
2. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an action adventure game that takes place in the fantasy world of J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle-earth. The game follows Talion, a ranger who is brought back to life by wraiths after his family was murdered by Sauron’s army. As you make your way through enemy territory, you’ll fight against orcs, uruks and other creatures inspired by Tolkein’s work.
The gameplay in Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor is similar to other hack n’ slash games such as Batman Arkham Asylum or Assassin’s Creed Black Flag (though not quite as fluid). You have a variety of melee attacks at your disposal, as well as ranged weapons like bows and crossbows; however most combat will take place up close with knives or swords drawn from enemies’ bodies once they’ve been defeated (a mechanic known as “foddering”).
3. Call of duty advanced warfare
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is a first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game was released worldwide on November 3, 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is the 12th entry in the Call of duty series and it takes place in 2054 where private military corporations are fighting for power. You play as Jack Mitchell (voiced by Troy Baker), a United States Marine Corps Veteran who is recruited into an elite unit that uses cutting edge technology to enhance their battlefield performance.
The gameplay features several new mechanics such as double jumping, sliding through windows or over cover etc. There are also three classes which you can choose from: Assault, Support & Specialist
4. Sunset overdrive
In Sunset overdrive, you take control of a resident of Sunset City named Marcus Holloway. He is the leader of a group called FizzCo’s Primate Research Division. The game begins with Marcus being fired from his job after he discovers that FizzCo has been releasing energy drinks contaminated with OverCharge Delirium XT (OD). The OD causes people to become insane and crave more OD, which leads to them acting violently toward each other until they die or have OD pumped into their system again. You are also introduced to other characters such as Amaya Black, a hacker who helps you find out what’s going on; Shinobi Jones, an ex-FizzCo employee who now works for Xander Cage; Floyd Campbell Jr., a leader in the quarantine zone; and many others.
The gameplay itself takes place in several different neighborhoods around Sunset City where players will fight enemies using guns as well as acrobatic moves that can be unlocked throughout the game by grinding rails or performing combos on objects like cans or cars (these combos are called “oozes”). Players can also use special powers called amps which range from things like freezing enemies or shooting fireballs at them depending on how you equip them before battle begins.
5. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios. It features remastered versions of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. The collection contains many features that are not available in the original releases. For example, all four games can be played from start to finish with the Master Chief Collection’s new Campaign mode. One of the most notable additions is access to every map previously released for each game (around 100 multiplayer maps) through a feature called “The Master Menu”.
In addition to campaign modes for each title and their respective multiplayer options (including online multiplayer), there is also an all-new prologue campaign that bridges together the events between Halo 4 and its predecessor Halo 3. This prologue will introduce players to Spartan Jameson Locke, who plays an important role in this summer’s live action digital series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Xbox Live.
6. Forza Horizon 2
Forza Horizon 2 is a racing game set in southern Europe. The open world gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. You can spend time exploring and getting to know the area by driving around or taking part in various events.
While Forza Horizon 2 isn’t known for its narrative, it does have a story mode that takes place over several seasons, each with their own challenges to complete and cars to win. You’ll also be able to interact with many different characters as well as other players online thanks to the game’s social features such as Clubs (which allows players from all across the world to join together) and Rivals (a ranking system where friends can compete against each other).
7. Alien Isolation
Alien Isolation is a survival horror video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is a first-person shooter, in which the player controls Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley from the Alien series. The game focuses on stealth gameplay, forcing players to hide from enemies rather than engage them directly.
The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles and Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles on October 7th 2014 in North America; on October 8th 2014 in Australia; and on October 10th 2014 in Europe.
8. Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released in May 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is a standalone story set in the 1960s. The game is played from a first-person perspective where players assume control of World War 2 veteran B.J. Blazkowicz as he tries to fight against the Nazis who have taken over America.
Wolfenstein: The New Order has been praised by critics, who noted its strong story and gameplay while criticizing some technical issues with id Tech 5 engine upon release but not enough to hamper overall enjoyment of the title. The game received several awards including Best Shooter at GameSpy’s Best of E3 Awards 2014 and Best Single Player Shooter at IGN’s Best of E3 Awards 2014.
Wolfenstein: The New Order was also rated one of “2014’s most underrated games” by Polygon; 1UP stated: “While it didn’t make many top ten lists (or even top 20s!), Wolfenstein deserves more love than it got.”
9. Project Spark
Project Spark is a video game creation tool for Xbox One and Windows 8. You can create games, movies, art, and music. You can also play games created by other players. A free version of Project Spark is available through the Xbox Store if you want to try it out before buying it outright.
10. Fable Legends
Fable Legends is a role-playing game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released on October 20, 2015 for Windows 10 and Xbox One. The game is considered to be the fifteenth entry in the Fable series; however, it differs from previous games in that its gameplay is more similar to an online multiplayer action role-playing game than a singleplayer RPG. In fact, the title of Legends makes sense when you consider that it was originally going to be an expansion pack for Fable III before being transformed into its own separate entity. The game currently has no official release date outside of 2016 but should hopefully launch sometime this year.
Top 10 Xbox One Games of 2014
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Call of duty advanced warfare (favourite game of 2014)
- Sunset overdrive
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Best collection ever)
6 Forza Horizon 2 (Great racer)
7 Alien Isolation (Great horror game) 8 Wolfenstein: The New Order(Great shooter) 9 Project Spark (great creative game with endless possibilities) 10 Destiny(the best multiplayer experience on the Xbox One at the moment).
There are never enough good games for a console, but 2014 has definitely been a great year for Xbox One. We’ve seen some truly great games come out, and we’re really looking forward to 2015. So far there isn’t anything announced that gives us hope for next year, but we still have our fingers crossed!