12 Excellent Xbox One Games Every Player Should Try

 wired.com  12/24/2018 14:00:00  4
Relive classics, play co-op with friends, and enjoy the mayhem of a battle royale with our favorite Xbox One games.
The Xbox One may not have the momentum of the Switch or PS4, but that's OK. Between the powerful Xbox One X and its new GamePass subscription that gives you access to 100+ games (including some of the ones listed here), Microsoft has managed to carve out its own path in the last five years. (And it's got bigger plans for the near future.) Below are some of the best Xbox One games we've played. There are plenty of fantastic titles not listed here, but these are the games that have stuck with us. Be sure to also check out our Best PS4 games and Best Switch games picks. Note: When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Read more about how this works.

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Explosive Action

Wild, fast, and kind of stupid, Sunset Overdrive is Insomniac Games' love letter to pop punk nonsense and shallow teen rebellion. Which, OK, doesn't sound that great as a subject matter for a videogame, but believe me: Sunset Overdrive rules. Its movement system and creative combat options, combined with its bright color palette, anoint it as an unlikely child of Jet Set Radio, while its engine and creative energy became the bedrock for Insomniac's later take on acrobatic open-world action in Spider-Man. If you like open worlds, goofy aesthetics, and acrobatic movement, Sunset Overdrive is the cult classic you've been waiting for.

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