15 Best Xbox Games in 2024

The age-old debate of Xbox vs PlayStation continues to rage on, but one thing’s for sure: Xbox has built a loyal community of gamers thanks to its incredible games. From vast open worlds to intense multiplayer battles, there’s something for everyone on the console. Xbox Studios also has its exclusives for players to choose from. If you have an Xbox and want the best games to play out there, buckle up and keep reading as we tell you all about them!

Note: A lot of the games below are available on the Xbox Game Pass. So, if you do not wish to buy a game permanently, you can enjoy them by getting the Game Pass subscription.

1. Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 on Xbox
Image Courtesy: Larian Studios
  • Released: December 7, 2023
  • Developer(s): Larian Studios
  • Genre: Role-playing, Adventure, Strategy

When it comes to recreating a classic D&D experience, no one will argue that Larian Studios made a masterpiece. For a reason, Baldur’s Gate 3 grabbed almost all Game of The Year awards. The core gameplay is unmatched by any other from its genre.

On top of it, the compelling story and character development will get you hooked. The game feels great on Xbox with its great visuals and feedback. The game deservedly has been in every best RPG of the year list.

2. Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake
Image Courtesy: CAPCOM
  • Released: March 24, 2023
  • Developer(s): CAPCOM
  • Genre: Puzzle, Survival horror, Shooter, Action-adventure

Resident Evil 4 remake is a great survival horror experience that captures the essence of the original while offering updated visuals and gameplay, especially on the Xbox console. The gameplay feels fresh and responsive.

Leon’s character development and story pacing will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game. The remake is so good that it can find its place among the best Resident Evil games for all the good reasons. So, without further ado, get it right now.

3. Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 Gameplay
Image Courtesy: Remedy Entertainment
  • Released: October 27, 2023
  • Developer(s): Remedy Entertainment
  • Genre: Survival horror, Puzzle, Adventure, Third-person shooter

If you are more about the story than the action, then Alan Wake 2 (review) is the better horror game for Xbox. The game packs some mind-bending aesthetics and visuals.

That is complemented by the great sound design that sends goosebumps down your spine every time you load up the game. In short, Alan Wake 2 is a perfect merge of exploration and scares in a AAA title.

4. Hi-Fi Rush

Hi Fi Rush on Xbox
Image Courtesy: Bethesda Softworks
  • Released: January 25, 2023
  • Developer(s): Tango Gameworks
  • Genre: Action, Rhythm

Hi-Fi Rush is an ideal game for Xbox Game Pass users. However, even buying the game is worth it as it offers a lot of freshness that new-gen games lack. Hi-Fi Rush is an amazing combination of action-rhythm gameplay and a creative art style.

If you want something new in the hack-and-slash combat genre, then Hi-Fi Rush deserves your attention on Xbox. Unfortunately, our dreams of getting a Hi-Fi Rush sequel are over.

5. Dragon’s Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2 on Xbox Series X S
Image Courtesy: CAPCOM
  • Released: March 22, 2024
  • Developer(s): CAPCOM
  • Genre: Action role-playing game

There are plenty of ARPGs on Xbox, but the latest Capcom game immediately earns its spot. In my personal experience, Dragon’s Dogma 2 offered such a compelling story that I couldn’t put the game down.

The Pawn System is also a great way to keep you engaged without the game having a multiplayer mode. The game also offers a great visual experience that suits Xbox players. So, if you want to immerse yourself in the world of Dragons, move forward, Arisen!

6. Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves 2024 edition
Image Courtesy: Microsoft Studios
  • Released: March 20, 2018
  • Developer(s): Rare Ltd
  • Genre: Action-adventure

Sea of Thieves is a fantastic fit for Xbox and offers a unique pirate adventure. To begin with, it captures the thrill of the high seas. You and your crew set sail on a beautiful open world, navigating by the stars, battling waves, and steering clear of treacherous rocks.

The core gameplay loop of sailing, exploring, and plundering is deeply satisfying, especially with friends at the helm. The game also has an amazing online sandbox nature where you can team up with other players and have fun.

7. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas Xbox Series X S
Image Courtesy: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Released: October 19, 2010
  • Developer(s): Obsidian Entertainment
  • Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Action role-playing game

Anyone who has played the best Fallout games will know why New Vegas shines on Xbox. The game offers a deep, engaging RPG experience with compelling stories and impactful choices. You carve your path through the wasteland, forge alliances, and decide the fate of factions.

The world is full of memorable characters and side quests, making every playthrough unique. Although the graphics might not be cutting-edge by today’s standards, the core gameplay holds up well. I highly suggest trying this Xbox game out.

8. Palworld

Xbox Palworld game preview
Image Courtesy: Pocket Pair
  • Released: January 19, 2024
  • Developer(s): Pocket Pair
  • Genre: Survival, monster-taming

Pokemon lovers will know Palworld and its similar but unique likeliness to the series. Despite being an early-access game with some technical issues, Palworld blends monster hunting, base building, and survival mechanics into a surprisingly addictive mix.

Players can tame adorable creatures called Pals, who can be your companions and your workforce, helping you build, fight, and explore the world. With the new summer update and new Pals joining soon in the game, it is a must-try for anyone with an Xbox.

9. Elden Ring

Elden Ring on Xbox
Image Courtesy: FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Released: February 25, 2022
  • Developer(s): FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Genre: Action role-playing

Elden Ring is one of the hardest video games on Xbox, and for good reason. The game offers an incredible open-world experience for RPG lovers. The Lands Between is vast and full of secrets to uncover, challenging enemies to conquer, and rewarding loot to unearth. Elden Ring’s difficulty feels above-balanced whether you’re a Soulsborne veteran or a newcomer.

You can explore freely, finding new areas and powering up your character before tackling tougher foes. And if things get too spicy, Xbox’s seamless co-op lets you summon a friend for backup. You can start immediately and see if you want to get the Erdtree DLC for a more challenging adventure.

10. It Takes Two

It Takes Two on Xbox
Image Courtesy: EA
  • Released: March 26, 2021
  • Developer(s): Hazelight
  • Genre: Action-adventure, platform

If you want a co-op game to enjoy with your Xbox buddy, It Takes Two is a fantastic choice. The gameplay involves you and a partner working together through creative and wacky challenges. It’s not just your typical co-op shooter; each level introduces new mechanics and abilities.

It Takes Two is a heartwarming story about a married couple on the brink of divorce. As you play, you’ll conquer obstacles, reconnect with the characters, and rediscover the importance of working together. It’s a perfect blend of laughter, problem-solving, and a touching narrative, making the game a truly unique and unforgettable adventure for you and your Xbox buddy.

11. Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport 2023 edition
Image Courtesy: Xbox Game Studios
  • Released: October 10, 2023
  • Developer(s): Turn 10 Studios
  • Genre: Racing

Although there are plenty of Forza games to choose from, we are picking the latest due to its additional visuals and atmospheric experience. Forza Motorsport delivers a fantastic balance between accessibility and simulation. You can tailor the experience to your skill level with adjustable difficulty settings and driving assists. This makes it welcoming to newcomers who want a casual racing experience but also caters to seasoned players who crave realistic simulation.

As mentioned earlier, the visuals in this latest edition will fully utilize your Xbox console. This will create a more exciting experience when you are racing in real-world locations. Forza Motorsport also has over 499 cars to choose from so feel free to race till rapture.

12. Cocoon

Cocoon Gameplay
Image Courtesy: Annapurna Interactive
  • Released: September 29, 2023
  • Developer(s): Geometric Interactive
  • Genre: Puzzle, Indie, Adventure

There is a reason why Cocoon is one of the best puzzle games of all time. The game is a perfect mental workout wrapped in a visually stunning package. The game introduces puzzles to a platformer touch, creating a unique blend of good gameplay and great storytelling.

The game is made by the makers of Limbo and Inside, which means it will not be a typical puzzle-solver for you. So, if you are all about trying something new or love puzzle games, this one will not disappoint.

13. Lies of P

Lies of P Gameplay
Image Courtesy: NEOWIZ
  • Released: September 18, 2023
  • Developer(s): NEOWIZ
  • Genre: Role-playing game, Adventure

If you are unsatisfied with the difficulty of Elden Ring, or you want a challenge that is as impossible as it gets, then Lies of P on Xbox is for you. The reason behind it being impossible to beat comes from it being inspired by legendary souls like Bloodborne. On top of the difficulty, the game offers a dark twist on the Pinocchio story that feels unsettling and brutal.

However, the key part of the game is how choosing between truth and lies can impact the story. This feature adds more difficulty to the already hard RPG experience. So, if you are bored of your daily games on Xbox, Lies of P will wake you up.

14. Starfield

Xbox Series X S Starfield
Image Courtesy: Bethesda Softworks
  • Released: September 6, 2023
  • Developer(s): Bethesda Game Studios
  • Genre: Action role-playing

Given that Xbox has not had a proper visual masterpiece in a long time, companies like Bethesda had to do something. That was over with the visual space adventure Starfield. The in-depth space game lets players explore the deepest depths of the cosmos. Players can land on multiple planets with unique environments and potential dangers.

Although the game had many launch issues, a major Starfield update fixed many of them. Players who want an unbeatable visual experience and an adventure to get lost in will love Starfield as their next Xbox game.

15. HITMAN World of Assassination

HITMAN World of Assassination gameplay
Image Courtesy: IO Interactive
  • Released: January 20, 2021
  • Developer(s): IO Interactive
  • Genre: Stealth

I don’t think anyone needs to hear this, but the Hitman saga already comes under one of the best stealth games out there. For those who haven’t tried, World of Assassination is a Hitman game offering a great blend of strategy and unlimited ways to complete your missions. The game has amazing replayability, as you can always try a mission differently.

However, getting the World of Assassination bundle is recommended, as it comes with the base game and plenty of other missions that make you want to try new stuff even after completing them.

Before we end the list, we want to recommend some honorable mentions. Platformer lovers on Xbox should try Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown for a great experience. The horror fans will love Visage, a great psychological horror on Xbox.

These are the best Xbox games you should try right now. Have you played any of these already? Let us know in the comments below!

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