15 Best Xbox One Action Games!
A well-crafted gem from Insomniac Games’ first venture into Xbox One exclusives. The game is amazing, We’ve never played anything this fun just by getting from point A to B! The overall style is good, with a little punk rock touch and colorful, vibrant environment. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the weapons – They’re super badass, and fun to experiment!
If you think all movie-based videogames are trash – think again! Mad max is where Twisted Metal meets Shadow of Mordor. Good combat, and savage carfights! Scrap, gather, loot and customize Max, and his car, to your heart’s content. Boasting a large, desolate, open world that could have been brilliant if the “Survival” aspect of the game was more emphasized.
Just Cause 3
This was supposed to be a gem, but sadly the game was plagued with poor performance issues, like framerate drops and long loading times. With that said, Just Cause 3’s action premise is still top notch! The most notable ones are its destruction, ways of traversal with cars, choppers, planes, gliders, and even grappling! Flawed? Yes. But still exhilarating and vast!
The “Better One” among all Alien games made so far. By doing away with fancy guns, suit, and traditional combat, Alien Isolation puts you in a helpless, terrifying and believable encounter with the alien. And the best thing about this game is that, the Xenomorphs feel unscripted and unpredictable. Unfortunately, the later stages of the game can get a bit exhausting, and sometimes frustrating.
Maybe not the most action-packed game of the bunch, but Outlast does deliver a lot of action in it.. through running! The atmosphere is hauntingly scary, the chases are thrilling, and the jumpscares are heartstopping. The only underwhelming aspects of the game are its inconsistent character design, and dumb tasks that are poorly designed, and unchallenging.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Rocksteady Studios’ last hurrah on the Batman Arkham series, is indeed a finale in every way possible way. A bigger more detailed Gotham is a sight to behold, the revolutionary combat system polished even more – and now — for the first time ever — you can experience the awesomeness that is the Batmobile. Brilliant set of characters, great side quests, a new villain and great voice acting.
Far Cry 4
A breathtaking open world game, where the scenery is magnificent and brimming with color. Multiplayer mode is a blast to play. You can use every arsenal and skill that you possess, opening more unique and clever ways to destroy your opponent. However, after long hours of playing, the characters will start to feel weak and the story cliched. It’s just not on the same level as the gameplay and setting.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
A game of epic proportions. It may not be your typical Tolkien storyline but it sure gives us a new perspective to Middle-Earth. Shadow of Mordor’s charm isn’t that difficult to get hooked into. Especially with such brilliant opening sequences. With Impeccably fluid combat, gory and fulfilling to watch. Bone-crushing and head-splitting has never been this addicting to do in a video game.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin
The best medicine for masochistic hardcore gamers. Let’s put it this way. The same Dark Souls 2 game, but with higher resolution and framerate at 60 frames per second, meaning better graphics. Shuffled placements of enemies that makes the game fresh and surprising, new monsters, and an added Crown Trilogy DLC right from the start.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
This game is — by far — the best looking game that we’ve played so far. Although not as pretty as what we were supposed to get, the game offers tons of content, a spectacular , dynamic world, and the best fantasy storylines in recent videogames. The combat is good, unusual but not without very little flaws, dialogues are great and the characters are spectacular and unique.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
A brilliant strategic action game, that is only overshadowed by its somewhat weak plot. Dragon Age Inquisition is by no means a shallow game, in fact its cast of characters are very interesting and relatable. The choices that you make are very meaningful and the combat although intimidating at first, is quite deep and very advanced.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
One of the most open and deep combat-approach systems in a game so far. Phantom Pain’s freedom of choices is great, wait scratch that, it’s excellent! So good that it can be overwhelming at times. There are almost infinite ways to finish a mission. It all depends on how you choose to do it and not by some tutorial or linear way.
Grand Theft Auto V
Undoubtedly, the best game on the previous console. Labeling it as “devalued” because it’s a port or remaster is just terribly wrong. The game is clearly built for the current gen consoles. It is that stunning! The characters are brilliantly acted and voiced. It’s world is massive, diverse, and busy and tons.. and we mean tons of tiny and big things to do!
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Lara has changed since 2013’s Tomb Raider. In this new sequel, she is more feisty, more skilled in combat… and, thanks to the well-written storyline, her character continues to develop. New crafting and upgrade system, action-packed enemy encounters and hidden content for completionists, this game is a notch above than most action games in the market today.
This game is at one point the most talked about upcoming title for a long time. It’s no wonder that upon its release, a lot of gamers stopped going outside and ruined relationships. This is a testament to how fantastic the game truly is! Great apocalyptic setting, excellent diverse paths to take, amazing hybrid combat and a fun creation system.