Best Xbox One X games: These are the games you need an Xbox One X for

The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s 4K box of dreams, and the most powerful console of all time. It’s not without its problems, as you can find out in our full Xbox One X review, but it’s a great piece of hardware that makes 4K games look amazing. Here, we’ve listed every enhanced game currently available for the Xbox One X, as well as giving our pick of the very best Xbox One X games available right now. 

This isn’t simply a repeat of our pick of the best Xbox One games, partly because some of favourite Xbox One games aren’t getting Xbox One X enhancements right away. We’ve also taken into consideration how well these games have been enhanced for 4K: the best Xbox One X games will look and run great, really making the most of your new console. 

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The best Xbox One X games

1. Forza Motorsport 7

As you can imagine, Turn10’s Forza Motorsport 7 is a flagship Xbox One X title. Not only is it intended to showcase the console’s use of high-res textures and silky-smooth 60fps gameplay, but it’s also a technical marvel. If it wasn’t already beautiful enough on Xbox One, it’s set to get HDR capabilities and 4K textures on Xbox One X.

2. Halo 3

Although released on the Xbox One Halo: Master Chief Collection, the original Xbox 360 version of Halo 3 is set to get a whole host of enhancements on Xbox One X. The major improvement is the introduction of anti-aliasing, 10-bit colour depth and HDR. Basically, Halo 3 is going to look very good indeed.

3. Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Sequel to the unexpected Xbox One and PS4 hit Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War continues the huge, open-world romp with orcs but now with higher-res textures. Not only is this a vast game with deep gameplay elements like the Nemesis system, but it’s also going to look gorgeous on Xbox One X.

4. Gears of War 4

The PC version of Gears of War 4 already has 4K capability and high-resolution textures and now that’s going to come to Xbox One X. As an Xbox One game, Gears of War 4 was already reasonably impressive to look at, so now it’s going to be even more attractive.

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5. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

After a year off, Ubisoft is back to the Assassin’s Creed franchise with Origins – a game that takes us to Ancient Egypt to find the start of the Assassin’s guild. The Xbox One X means all of this vast world is brought to life in excellent clarity, with the use of high-res textures and 4K capabilities too.

6. Cuphead

Of all the games that aren’t really in need of a 4K upgrade, Cuphead is one of them. Thanks to its wonderful art style of classic 1920s cartoons it doesn’t really need to look pin-sharp, but it’s a flagship Xbox One title and so it’ll be getting upgraded for Xbox One X. The inclusion of silky-smooth 60fps will certainly make a difference to this bullet-hell shooter, so if you’ve already sunk time into Cuphead you’ll notice the improvements straight away.

Xbox One X games: The complete list of enhanced games

A Plague Tale: InnocenceFocus Home InteractiveYes
AnthemElectronic ArtsYes
ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)Studio WildcardYes
Assassin’s Creed OriginsUbisoftYes
Astroneer (Game Preview)System EraYes
BattleriteStunlock StudiosYes
Black DesertPearlAbyss Corp.Yes
BrawloutAngry Mob GamesYes
Chess UltraRipstone PublishingYes
Code VeinBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.Yes
Conan ExilesFuncomYes
Crackdown 3Microsoft StudiosYes
Danger ZoneThree Fields Entertainment LTDYes
Dark and LightSnail GamesYes
Darksiders IIITHQ NordicYes
Dead Rising 4CAPCOM CO., LTDYes
Deep Rock GalacticCoffee StainYes
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil EditionActivision BlizzardYes
Dishonored 2BethesdaYes
Dishonored: Death of the OutsiderBethesdaYes
Disneyland AdventuresMicrosoft StudiosYes
Dovetail Games Euro FishingDovetail Games LtdYes
Dragon Ball FighterZBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.Yes
Dynasty Warriors 9KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.Yes
FIFA 18Electronic ArtsYes
Madden NFL 18Electronic ArtsYes
ElexTHQ NordicYes
Elite: DangerousFrontier Developments Plc.Yes
EverspaceROCKFISH Games GmbHYes
F1 2017Deep SilverYes
Fable FortuneMediatonic Ltd.Yes
Fallout 4BethesdaYes
Farming Simulator 17Focus Home InteractiveYes
Final Fantasy XVSquare EnixYes
FirewatchCampo SantoYes
For HonorUbisoftYes
Forza Horizon 3Microsoft StudiosYes
Forza Motorsport 7Microsoft StudiosYes
Gears of War 4Microsoft StudiosYes
Halo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft StudiosYes
Halo Wars 2Microsoft StudiosYes
Hand of Fate 2Defiant DevelopmentYes
Hello NeighbortinyBuild LLCYes
HITMANSquare EnixYes
Homefront: The RevolutionDeep SilverYes
Injustice 2Warner Bros.Yes
Jurassic World EvolutionFrontier Developments Plc.Yes
Killer InstinctMicrosoft StudiosYes
Killing Floor 2Tripwire Interactive LLCYes
Kingdom Come: DeliveranceDeep SilverYes
Life is Strange: Before the StormSquare EnixYes
Mafia III2K GamesYes
Mantis Burn RacingVooFoo Studios Ltd.Yes
Marvel vs. Capcom: InfiniteCAPCOM CO., LTDYes
Metal Gear SurviveKONAMIYes
Metro: ExodusDeep SilverYes
Middle-earth: Shadow of WarWarner Brothers InteractiveYes
MinecraftMicrosoft StudiosYes
Minion MastersBetaDwarfYes
Monster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTDYes
NBA 2K182K GamesYes
Need for Speed PaybackElectronic ArtsYes
Ori and the Will of the WispMicrosoft StudiosYes
Outcast – Second ContactBigbenYes
Outlast 2Red BarrelsYes
PaladinsHi-Rez StudiosYes
Path of ExileGrinding Gear GamesYes
PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsBluehole Ginno Games, Inc.Yes
Portal Knights505 GamesYes
Project Cars 2BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.Yes
Quantum BreakMicrosoft StudiosYes
Raiders of the Broken PlanetMercury SteamYes
Railway EmpireKalypsoYes
Real Farm SimSOEDESCOYes
ReCoreMicrosoft StudiosYes
Resident Evil 7 biohazardCAPCOM CO., LTDYes
RiMETequila WorksYes
Rise of the Tomb RaiderMicrosoft StudiosYes
Robocraft InfinityFreejam LtdYes
Rocket LeaguePsyonixYes
Rush: A Disney Pixar AdventureMicrosoft StudiosYes
Sea of ThievesMicrosoft StudiosYes
Slime RancherMonomi Park, LLCYes
SMITEHi-Rez StudiosYes
Sonic ForcesSegaYes
Star Wars Battlefront IIElectronic ArtsYes
State of Decay 2Microsoft StudiosYes
Strange BrigadeRebellion DevelopmentsYes
Super Lucky’s TaleMicrosoft StudiosYes
Surviving MarsParadox InteractiveYes
Tennis World TourBigbenYes
The Artful EscapeAnnapurnaYes
The Crew 2UbisoftYes
The Darwin ProjectScavenger StudioYes
The Elder Scrolls Online: MorrowindBethesdaYes
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesdaYes
The Last NightRaw FuryYes
The Long DarkHinterlandYes
The SurgeFocus Home InteractiveYes
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntCD ProjektYes
Titanfall 2Electronic ArtsYes
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsUbisoftYes
Tom Clancy’s The DivisionUbisoftYes
Train Sim WorldDovetail Games LtdYes
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the EdgeBigbenYes
WarframeDigital ExtremesYes
Warhammer: End Times – VermintideFatshark ABYes
We Happy FewGearboxYes
Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusBethesdaYes
World of TanksWargamingYes
WRC 7 FIA World Rally ChampionshipBigbenYes
Zoo TycoonMicrosoft StudiosYes

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