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The 10 Best Rated Xbox Series X Games

Since the release of the Xbox Series X, gamers around the world have been treated to a new era of gaming excellence. From stunning visuals to groundbreaking gameplay experiences, the Xbox Series X offers a diverse array of titles that showcase the power and innovation of next-gen gaming. 

Here are the 10 best-rated Xbox Series X games.

10. Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4

Metascore: 91

This survival horror masterpiece redefined the genre with its over-the-shoulder perspective, fluid controls, and intense action sequences. Players step into the shoes of Leon Kennedy as he navigates through a rural European village filled with terrifying cultists and grotesque creatures. And, with its gripping storyline, pulse-pounding gameplay, and cinematic presentation, Resident Evil 4 delivers an immersive and exhilarating experience that continues to captivate players.

The Guardian said, “This is a wonderful game: a beautiful, tense, camp, gory summation of everything that is so good about Resident Evil. Wherever you find yourself, whether rose garden or torture dungeon, it is alive with intimate detail, from the sounds of distant screams and chants to the sight of a grizzly murder scene or a beautiful vase. It is resplendent, delicious and decadent, like an incredibly rich banquet served amid the detritus of some horrible battle. Believe me, you will feast on it.”

9. Diablo IV

Diablo IV
Blizzard Entertainment

Metascore: 91

Diablo IV stands out as one of the best Xbox games with its dark and immersive world, addictive gameplay, and rich storytelling. As the latest installment in the iconic Diablo series, this action RPG offers players the chance to explore the bleak and unforgiving landscapes of Sanctuary, battling hordes of demons and uncovering ancient mysteries. And, with its deep character customization, dynamic combat system, and cooperative multiplayer modes, Diablo IV promises endless hours of thrilling dungeon-crawling adventure.

CGMagazine said, “Diablo IV’s dark allure combines ingenious design choices to create an extraordinary Diablo that we couldn’t have dreamed possible back in 1997.”

8. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Like a Dragon: Infinite Health

Metascore: 92

Set in the bustling streets of Yokohama, players step into the shoes of Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza member seeking redemption and fortune. Not only does it have a compelling narrative, richly detailed environments, and diverse cast of characters, but the game also offers a thrilling journey through the criminal underworld of Japan. 

TheXboxHub said, “RGG Studio have described Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth as their “magnum opus”. Previously, that term had been used to describe Yakuza 5, which felt like a massive game at the time. That is however a game that pales in comparison to Infinite Wealth. The content within is incredible and of such a high standard; it really is quite astounding just how much is in here.”

7. Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
Xbox Game Studios

Metascore: 92

Forza Horizon 5 races its way into the ranks of the best Xbox games with its stunning visuals, immersive open-world, and exhilarating gameplay. In this game, players embark on a thrilling journey through diverse biomes, from lush rainforests to sun-drenched deserts. With its expansive map, dynamic weather system, and extensive car customization options, Forza Horizon 5 cements itself as one of the best. 

Player 2 said, “Forza Horizon 5 proves that even the best games can get better. An unparalleled driving experience that also happens to be a graphical showcase like no other.”

6. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
Galactic Cafe

Metascore: 93

In this game, players assume the role of Stanley, an office worker whose mundane life takes a surreal turn as he navigates through a series of branching paths and unpredictable scenarios. With its witty commentary on choice, free will, and the nature of storytelling, the game challenges players to question their assumptions and explore the boundaries of interactive fiction.

Windows Central said, “The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe expertly expands the original critically acclaimed narrative adventure with hours of brilliantly written new content and a lot more of Kevan Brighting’s incredible narration. Even if you played the original, you shouldn’t miss this updated version.”

5. Hades

Supergiant Games

Metascore: 93

Developed by Supergiant Games, this action-packed title plunges players into the depths of Greek mythology as they navigate through the ever-shifting chambers of the underworld. The game contains dynamic storytelling, richly detailed environments, and a diverse cast of characters. Not to mention,  Hades offers a captivating journey of escape and redemption that players love. 

Gaming Age said, “Despite having “cleared” Hades a number of times, and having defeated the same bosses over and over again, I keep coming back for more, and a lot of that comes down to just how much damn fun the game is to play. So yeah, Hades is absolutely worth a purchase, or a second purchase even, on these new platforms. You absolutely owe it to yourself to check it out, and I can confidently say that you’ll not be disappointed.”

4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red

Metascore: 94

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition stands as a masterpiece among Xbox games, offering an epic and immersive open-world experience that captivates players from start to finish. Developed by CD Projekt Red, this definitive edition of the acclaimed RPG adventure brings Geralt of Rivia’s epic journey to the Xbox platform in its entirety, including all expansions and DLC. Whether embarking on thrilling quests, engaging in intense battles, or exploring the breathtaking landscapes of the Northern Realms, players are drawn into a world of magic, intrigue, and adventure unlike any other.

SomosXbox said, “The masterpiece becomes a legend with this Complete Edition. The same The Witcher 3 as always, but better than ever. Looks better, plays better and has more content. An essential game.”

3. Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal

Metascore: 94

Persona 5 Royal is a phenomenal addition to the Xbox library, captivating players with its gripping narrative, stylish visuals, and addictive gameplay. Developed by Atlus, this enhanced version of the critically acclaimed RPG offers an expanded storyline, new characters, and additional content that breathes fresh life into the beloved world of Persona 5. Players assume the role of Joker, a high school student with the power to summon Persona, as they navigate through the intricacies of school life by day and explore the mysterious Metaverse by night

SomosXbox said, “Persona 5 Royal finally debuts on Xbox to prove the masterpiece that it is. This 100+ hour adventure game features a story, gameplay, art and music that are at the pinnacle of video games.”

2. Elden Ring

Elden Ring for PS5

Metascore: 96

Developed by FromSoftware in collaboration with George R.R. Martin, this highly anticipated action RPG offers a dark and immersive fantasy experience unlike any other. Players traverse the Lands Between, encountering fearsome enemies, uncovering ancient secrets, and forging their own path through the treacherous landscape. So, with its dynamic combat system, deep customization options, and interconnected world design, Elden Ring offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. 

Vandal said, “Miyazaki and his team deliver one of the best video games ever made that elevates open-world, action RPGs to a whole new level.”

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1. Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3
Larian Studios

Metascore: 99

Baldur’s Gate earns the top spot thanks to its expansive world, richly detailed environments, and diverse cast of characters. This amazing game transports players to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons universe, where they embark on an epic adventure filled with perilous quests, dynamic encounters, and moral dilemmas. Whether it’s engaging in tactical turn-based combat, forging alliances with companions, or unraveling the mysteries of the Forgotten Realms, players are drawn into a captivating journey that immerses them in a world of magic and adventure. 

PC Games said, “Baldur’s Gate 3 is the masterpiece every RPG fan has been hoping for and so much more. The playful freedom, the great characters, the first-class narrative, the satisfying combat system are unparalleled and merge in perfect harmony to create a real work of art.”

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