5 Best Xbox One Exclusives (So Far)

5 best xbox one exclusives so far

Which of the Xbox One exclusives can be crowned best of the best?

The Xbox One has produced some exciting games since its entry into the highly-competitive marketplace, so we decided to take a closer-look at the five best games Microsoft’s eighth-generation console has to offer.

Sunset Overdrive

Coming from the minds behind Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, we knew Sunset Overdrive was going to bring the noise. The explosive and stylised world of Sunset City may be overrun with mutant zombies, but its fun gameplay mechanics and forward-thinking story push it beyond the usual run-‘n-gun scenario. The complex upgrade system and punchy punk soundtrack only upped the ante. The only thing comparable it to is a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game… with guns and monsters.


Titanfall struggled to live up to the COD-killer hype that surrounded it before release, but while it didn’t change the face of multiplayer as we know it, it’s still a great game. Respawn Entertainment’s silky-smooth gameplay paired extremely well with the high-flying action at the heart of the experience. Whether you’re a fleet-footed Pilot, dashing around and running up along walls, or a stomping, rocket-firing Titan mech, Titanfall has a lot of variety for gamers looking for something different.

Forza Motorsport 5

While another sequel is in the pipelines, Forza 5 is the highest reviewed Xbox One game to date. This game delivers all the thrills of driving the best cars in the world through gorgeous locations worldwide. While this title is more forgiving than the Playstation exclusive Gran Turismo series, it still offers a realistic driving simulator that’s great for racing game veterans and newbies alike. Let’s not forget it’s probably the most gorgeous racing game ever made. If you have an Xbox One and you dig racing games, Forza Motorsport 5 should be in your game collection.

Dead Rising 3

Set during the inevitable zombie apocalypse, Dead Rising 3 has you make your way out of Los Angeles before the military arrives to blow the city to smithereens. Previous games in the series were more boxed-in, but this one is open-world, which means you can wander wherever you want, picking up all kinds of common items and using them as weapons against the undead. The killer feature here is how many zombies the Xbox One hardware lets the game throw at you at once. It can become overwhelming at times – which is exactly how a zombie attack should feel.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo fans knew it was inevitable, but it somehow still managed to make them squeal when it was announced. Halo: The Master Chief Collection gathers all four of the series’ main games into one gorgeous package. Best of all, the games that first came out on the original Xbox, Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, have been totally remastered with graphics that look right at home on the Xbox One. The devs also packed in every single multiplayer map that’s ever been released for all of the games, including DLC and PC-exclusive maps. All in all, it’s an impressive package, and a great deal for anyone with a fondness for the series.

What’s your favourite Xbox One game so far? Let us know in the comments section below…

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  1. Bhaaa POItjie

    June 2, 2015 at 15:09

    I fully fully agree with this list. I need to still get Sunset Overdrive.

    I just want to add: Ryse: Son of Rome & ori and the blind Forest to the list.

    • Jeremy Proome

      June 2, 2015 at 15:13

      Definitely grab Sunset! Very cool!

      I was also super excited for Ryse, but was quite disappointed when I did play it. Not bad, just a bit generic and not too many combos and executions you can do. Some very cool arena designs and ideas though.

      • Bhaaa POItjie

        June 2, 2015 at 15:17

        I don’t know, I think Ryse was a very unique game. I really enjoyed it and the Story was just perfect. I still need to do all the arena stuff.

        • Jeremy Proome

          June 2, 2015 at 15:25

          I think the Ryse IP has a lot of potential! I love Roman warfare and think there’s some cool things they can do. Ryse 2 at E3 perhaps? 😛

          • Bhaaa POItjie

            June 2, 2015 at 15:30

            Was just thinking that, but I think we will only hear of a Ryse 2 next year or so. Halo 5 Guardians is going to take top honors in the Microsoft Briefing and maybe Rise of Tomb Raider.

          • Jeremy Proome

            June 2, 2015 at 15:43

            Agreed. Also teases of Black Tusk’s Gears of War game. Can’t wait. I’ll be putting some E3 predictions together for an article in the next couple days 🙂

          • Bhaaa POItjie

            June 2, 2015 at 15:55

            Yeah, I think they will start with the Gears Trilogy Remaster and then it will fade to black and then you will start hearing Marcus Fenix voice with a small trailer for the new Gears. they kinda did that with Halo Anniversary and Halo 4.

  2. jhb_boet

    June 2, 2015 at 15:47

    Sunset overdrive looks awesome!

    • jhb_boet

      June 2, 2015 at 15:48

      It looks like a fun pick up and play sort of a game.

      • Jeremy Proome

        June 2, 2015 at 15:49

        From the guys who made Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, so it’s got all the crazy guns and fun, but easy to play.

  3. dead fanboy

    June 2, 2015 at 21:21

    My top 5 Xbox One exclusive games are:
    1) D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
    2) Killer Instinct
    3) Sunset Overdrive
    4) Ori and the Blind Forest
    5) State of Decay Year One Survival Edition

    People should also try these available Xbox One exclusives Massive Chalice and Neverwinter.

    • Jeremy Proome

      June 3, 2015 at 03:02

      Still need to play D4! Looks awesome.

      State of Decay was great on 360 – looking forward to downloading the Survival Edition and giving it a go.

  4. Luis Felipe Silva

    June 3, 2015 at 02:09

    Killer Instinct is the best by far!

    • Jeremy Proome

      June 3, 2015 at 03:02

      It is great – I actually enjoy it a bit more than most fighters out at the moment. Combos are super-slick.

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