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The best free Xbox games

Looking for some of the best free Xbox games? You've come to the right place. These free-to-play gems provide hours of fun without you ever needing to reach for your wallet, so get involved!

Posted 1 month ago by Luke Albigés 36

22 of the best Xbox Game Pass games (August 2022)

Choosing which Xbox Game Pass title to play next can feel like a daunting task, so we're here to help you narrow down the choice with our list of 22 of the best Xbox Game Pass games that you should be checking out today.

Posted 1 month ago by Heidi Nicholas 13

Best Xbox Cloud Gaming games (August 2022)

Xbox Cloud Gaming is one of Xbox Game Pass' coolest features, letting you play many of your favourite titles from the service an a wide array of different devices. Here's a selection of games that are a great fit for cloud play.

Posted 1 month ago by Luke Albigés 15

Nine of the best Xbox Game Pass hidden gems (July 2022)

With big-name titles joining Xbox Game Pass pretty much every single month, it's all too easy for some of the smaller games to slip through the cracks. Here, we'll shine a light on some low-key greats you should check out.

Posted 3 months ago by Luke Albigés 62

Best Xbox games for the family

We do enjoy a good sit-down with our loved ones for a bit of family gamingtime. Sometimes it is smiles, others it is hellish, but the games always seem to stay the same! Here are some of our favourite family games on Xbox...

Posted 6 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 13

Best of Xbox Game Pass: RPGs

Xbox Game Pass is absolutely packed with great games, even more so if you're an Ultimate subscriber and get all those EA Play titles included in the service as well. But which are most worthy of your time?

Posted 7 months ago by Luke Albigés 43

Best Xbox first-person shooters

From sci-fi worlds filled with futuristic weapons and alien monsters to games based on real conflicts that recount some of the darkest moments in our history, here's our list of the best first-person shooters on Xbox.

Posted 7 months ago by Sean Carey 39

Best Xbox MMO games

MMOs and achievement hunting don't generally go hand-in-hand, but it is nice to have that one constant game to slip back into between completions. Here are our top picks from Xbox's pretty decent selection of games...

Posted 7 months ago by Tom West 24

Best Xbox racing games

Do you like finding the perfect line through a corner? Well, this is the place for you! From simulation to arcade-sim, from four-wheel to two, from tarmac to dirt — these are the best racers on Xbox.

Posted 7 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 43

Best Xbox open world games

Everyone likes a good open world game. The freedom to do as you want, when you want, or not at all. You just want to kill giants, don't you? Well, you can do that too in some of the best open world games on Xbox.

Posted 7 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 92

Xbox games like Pokémon that are super effective

As Pokémon Legends: Arceus arrives on Switch, chances are some of you are peering over the fence with eyes greener than a Metapod. But don't sweat it — we have some awesome monster-raising games on Xbox, too!

Posted 9 months ago by Luke Albigés 78

Ten of the best Xbox RPGs

Huge open-worlds, well-written characters, and expansive lore can be found in RPGs of all sorts and settings. If you're looking for your next fix, here's our list of some of the best RPGs available.

Posted 10 months ago by Tom West 72

Ten of the best arcade racing games on Xbox

Arcade racers are about those big colours, those huge crashes, those weapons flying from your bonnet, the sweet drifts you pull off, and all the fun you have, all the time! These are ten of the best available on Xbox consoles.

Posted 10 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 38

Ten of the best sports games on Xbox

Competitivity, great underlying gameplay, and strong emotive responses have taught us that controllers need to be bubble wrapped before taking on the ten best sports games on Xbox! Go, green team!

Posted 10 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 12

The best Xbox games for a local holiday party

There are plenty of games of varying genres that support local multiplayer features, offering up the great experience of sitting next to a friend or family member without engaging in small talk. Here are some of the best...

Posted 10 months ago by Tom West 25

The best Xbox games for a remote holiday party

Online gaming is versatile. Communicating with friends, family, and others is essential and wholesome, obviously, but destroying them in a grudge match is equally essential. Here are some of the best online games on Xbox.

Posted 10 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 9

20 of the best Xbox games ever

For the final part of our Xbox20 celebration, we decided it was time to bring out the big guns. Presenting, for your arguing pleasure, 20 of the best Xbox games of all time!

Posted 10 months ago by Luke Albigés 88

The best Xbox horror games to play this Halloween

Whether you enjoy sweating it out during an intense scene or hitting the walking dead with heavy firepower, there is no shortage of horror games on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Posted 1 year ago by Tom West 59

The best Xbox battle royale games

Battle Royale games are rather popular, aren’t they? You drop out of a plane or a helicopter with a squad, do some scavenging, and then scrap for your measly life. So, which battle royales have perfected this gameplay loop?

Posted 1 year ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 54

What the luck?! 20 achievements that can be an RNG nightmare

Recently, we brought you a rundown of some of the grindiest achievements on Xbox, but intentionally omitted ones where RNG was the primary factor. As luck would have it, here's a follow-up piece all about those awful things.

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 193

The best platformers available in 2021

We've had some great additions to the platforming genre in recent years. This is a list made up of personal opinions, site ratings, and community votes, but if you're looking for a recommendation, why not start here?

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 6

The best action-adventure games available in 2021

Whether you want to partner up with a buddy or tackle a game solo, there is plenty to experience in the rich and varied worlds of action-adventure games on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Posted 1 year ago by Tom West 20

The best Xbox games of 2020

While we finish up collating votes for the community Game of the Year 2020 awards, check out the games the TA team picked out as the year's very best...

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 79

Xbox Games Done Quick: SGDQ 2020 highlights

Check out some of the most incredible speedrun action from week-long charity event Summer Games Done Quick, which wrapped at the weekend...

Posted 2 years ago by Luke Albigés 20

The eight best ID@Xbox games available in 2020

The ID@Xbox program has, perhaps quietly, become one of the greatest strengths of the Xbox One. With well over 500 games and counting, it was tough to make cuts, but we picked out several of our favorites to be played in 2017.

Posted 2 years ago by Heidi Nicholas 41

The best simulation games available in 2021

Whether it's building a rapidly expanding metropolis, exploring distant galaxies, or simply tending to a farm, there's an ever-expanding library of simulation games available on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 57

The Best Xbox One Family Games Available Now

It's hard to find games to entertain the whole family. We've rounded up the best family games on Xbox One. From distracting single player diversions to loud party contests, there are Xbox One family games for all tastes.

Posted 2 years ago by Heidi Nicholas

The Best Xbox Games on EA Access

EA Access first came to Xbox in 2014, and its collection of EA titles includes many highly rated by our community.

Posted 2 years ago by Heidi Nicholas 34

The Best Xbox Game Pass Games Available Right Now

Xbox Game Pass debuted back in 2017, and has only grown from strength to strength in the months since. It's arguably the best streaming subscription service on the market, in terms of cost and the quality of its catalogue.

Posted 3 years ago by Sam Quirke 38

The Best Xbox One Strategy Games Available in 2019

Though mainly considered a genre for PC gamers, strategy games have come to the Xbox in a big way this generation. If you're looking for the next one to check out, here's our list of the best Xbox One strategy games.

Posted 3 years ago by Dave Horobin

Best Xbox third-person shooters

Third-person shooters place at the heart of the action where you can see the bullets whizzing by, the explosions singe your hair, and the endless danger you are in. These are the best third-person shooters on Xbox.

Posted 7 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 37

The Best ID@Xbox Games Available in 2019

The number of ID@Xbox games available on the Xbox One is growing at a rapid rate. To help make sure that you're not missing out on any of the hidden gems, here's our list of the best ID@Xbox available to play now.

Posted 3 years ago by Dave Horobin

The Best Xbox One Racing Games Available in 2019

If you're a fan of racing games, the Xbox One has a huge selection of top quality racing titles on offer. To help you decide which game to get behind the wheel of next, here are our picks for the best Xbox One racing games.

Posted 3 years ago by Dave Horobin

Best Xbox Survival Games to Play in 2018

Most games are made to empower players, but not survival games. This is a genre that prides itself on pushing you to learn its rules and follow them closely, with grave consequences should you fail. Here are the best on Xbox.

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney

The Best Xbox Strategy Games Available in 2018

Though it's a much more popular genre on PC, strategy games have still come to Xbox in a big way this generation. For fans of looking before you leap, the strategy genre is for you.

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney

The Best Xbox Turn-Based Combat Games Available in 2018

We've compiled the best turn-based combat games you can find on Xbox right now in 2018. If you're a fan of such strategic games and you've missed anything from this list, now's the time to play, before more genre hits arrive.

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney

The Best Xbox Metroidvania Games Available in 2018

Metroidvania games are one of the oldest in the home console library. That's how their genre name after all. Here's our list of the best Metroidvanias available on Xbox One in 2018.

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney

The Best Xbox Action-Adventure Games Available in 2018

There seems to be no genre of video game more played than action-adventure. There is simply a bevy of games constantly coming out for the genre. If you're looking for a good one to play on Xbox, start here.

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney