Top 10 Best Xbox Games – October 2020

Best Xbox Games

However you play Xbox games these days, whether through PC, on your mobile device via the cloud, or on the actual console, these are the best games on the platform that are worth your time.

Keep in mind that while we have only selected 10 of the best games on Xbox for this list, there are many more that deserve to be on it. As such, this post will be a rolling post that gets updated on a monthly basis to include more of the best games that Xbox has to offer.

We've also tried to include a range of games from a variety of different genres so there's a little something for everyone.

Top 10 Best Xbox Games Summary

Below you'll find a summary table of the best Xbox games that we've picked. If you're short on time or just want to get straight to playing some awesome new titles, the table below has everything listed.

It'll also includes current prices and buy links as well as where to get each game.

 

GamePriceWhere To Buy
Gears 5$24.99Amazon | Best Buy | Target
Forza Horizon 4From $50Amazon | Best Buy | Target
Halo Reach (Via The Master Chief Collection)$39.90Amazon
DOOM Eternal$42.99Amazon
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps$29.87Amazon| B&H | Best Buy
Sea Of ThievesFrom $26.99Amazon | Best Buy
Cuphead$19.99Amazon
Bless UnleashedFree-To-PlayMicrosoft | Steam
Quantum Break$17.28Amazon
Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition$42.40Amazon

Top 10 Best Xbox Games List

Below you'll find each game listed in the table above, with a short description about each title along with trailers, current prices, where you can pick up the game and buy links to grab it.

Best Third-Person Shooter Game On Xbox

Gears 5

Long-time Xbox fans are well aware of the Gears franchise and Gears 5 is the latest mainline game in the series. We won't be counting Gears Tactics here. Although that is a great game.

With Gears 5, you get a plethora of gameplay modes to keep you occupied from the story campaign to the ever popular horde mode where you have to withstand 50 waves of enemies.

The graphics of course are great, and there's a pretty decent narrative to follow that both fans and newcomers will enjoy. Making this one of the best games on Xbox today.

This like some of the games on here, is available via Xbox Game Pass as well. So if you don't want to own a physical copy of it, you can download the game that way. Or just play it through the Game Pass Ultimate cloud gaming option.

Best Racing Game On Xbox

Forza Horizon 4

Microsoft's Forza franchise is another game with a long and storied history as it's been around since the early days.

With Forza Horizon 4, gamers are treated to some of the best visuals in games that you'll ever see. Especially if you have the hardware (for the Windows version) To crank things up to 8K.

In this game the big draw is the shared open world with changing seasons. There's also over 450 cars to collect, solo and cooperative play, plus many more features.

The Forza franchise is the racing crown jewel of Xbox. And it has pretty much everything you might want in a racing game. Which is a large roster of cars and graphics that make things feel real enough as though you're actually behind the wheel of the car.

Best Exclusive First-Person Shooter Game On Xbox

Halo Reach (via The Master Chief Collection)

  • Price: $39.90
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Halo is probably the definitive first-person shooter franchise when it comes an experience that offers both single-player and multiplayer modes.

Though it does certainly fall behind the next game on our list in terms the definitive first-person shooter experience in general.

With Halo, specifically Halo Reach which is part of The Master Chief Collection, this is the best exclusive FPS game on Xbox. While Halo 3: ODST was also a very good game in the series, Reach is unparalleled. Telling the story of the fall of Reach and introducing new playable guardians. It's also the prequel game, as chronologically it starts before Halo in terms of story.

The best part is that you can obtain the remastered version of Reach through The Master Chief Collection. Which comes with all the other mainline Halo games. Save for Halo 5: Guardians.

Best Non-Exclusive First-Person Shooter Game On Xbox

DOOM Eternal

  • Price: $42.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

DOOM Eternal is probably the best first-person shooter on any platform this year. Not just Xbox. But it is available on Xbox so we had to include it.

The main base game content was good on its own, but it's even better now because the new expansion DLC, The Ancient Gods Part One is available and it expands the game's campaign mode.

If you've never played DOOM Eternal, you're in for a treat. Rip and tear your way through hell on earth and destroy demons like never before.

Equip an arsenal of weapons to take out enemies. Utilize special skills to get the edge in overwhelmingly difficult situations. Find out more about DOOM Guy. DOOM Eternal is a wild ride that you don't want to miss if you love FPS games. Aside from the normal gameplay there's other stuff to chase too. Like challenges, collectibles, and all manner of other unlocks.

Just be prepared to die a lot should you play on any of the difficulty levels that are even mildly challenging. That being said, you can lower the difficulty and still have a challenge that is more focused on the story and core of the action.

Best Adventure Platformer Game On Xbox

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps

This is the second game in this franchise and it's even better than the first. The visuals are even more gorgeous, and there's some amazingly striking worlds that have been created in the individual stages.

Since this is a platformer, expect plenty of puzzles and discovery through the worlds that have been created. You'll also encounter challenging bosses, and learn more about the characters in the story.

If you've never played the first game in the series, Ori And The Blind Forest, you don't need to necessarily start there, but you'll definitely want to play it at some point. Both games are great though.

Best Action-Adventure Game On Xbox

Sea Of Thieves

Where to begin with Sea Of Thieves. It's an action-adventure game, but it's so much more than that. You get to play a scurvy pirate sailing the high seas.

Party up with friends (or foes that you don't quite trust) and create a crew. Sail the high seas and raid ships. Take everything they have and shoot them or cut them down. Hell, you can even make them walk the plank.

Explore a vast world of wonder, encounter large enemies like the kraken, meet tons of new and interesting characters, and complete quests in a time when treasure was the god that everyone worshipped.

Turn yourself into a pirate legend and build up your ship. Collect all kinds of gear and create some amazing pirate outfits. There's really no shortage of things to do in this game.

Sea Of Thieves is also still getting content updates with more DLC and gameplay activities. So if you want something to play that's not out of date and offers a somewhat live service experience, this is an option. And a great one at that.

Plus, who has never dreamed of being a pirate at some point in their life? This is the best pirate game on the planet. Don't miss out on this one.

Best Run And Gun Game On Xbox

Cuphead

  • Price: $19.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Classic run and gun games have been around since the days of arcade cabinets and SNES. Think SNK's Metal Slug.

Cuphead is a run and gun game that is designed in the classic style in terms of gameplay, but utilizes visuals that are modeled after classic animated cartoons.

The game is extremely challenging. So if hard games aren't your thing, then you may want to skip this one. But you may regret it as this is one of the best games on Xbox. Even if it's a hard game to beat.

Also worth noting is that this is a digital download game. So if you buy it what you're buying is a code to be used so the game can be downloaded to your Xbox console or Windows 10 PC.

Best Free-To-Play MMO On Xbox

Bless Unleashed

Bless Unleashed is a slightly newer MMO that released for Xbox and Windows earlier this year. Compared to other free-to-play MMOs it's pretty new.

It's published by Bandai Namco, and offers five classes. Each class has its own unique play style in terms of abilities and combat. This includes a unique combo system that allows you to attack enemies in a different way than other classes.

Try them all out and see which one you like best! To add to that, combat in general throughout the game is very combo driven. So making the most of your attacks will require you to string together as many combos as you can. Or just the best ones.

Bless Unleashed also features some pretty awesome graphics. And it's definitely one of the best-looking MMOs on the market right now. Since this is an MMO there is also a ton of stuff to do and you should expect all the familiar MMO activities.

Such as loads and loads of quests, dungeons, raids, crafting, PvP and more. This is also available on Windows and Xbox One. So you can play on console or PC. Whatever suits you more.

Best Action Sci-Fi Game On Xbox

Quantum Break

  • Price: $17.28
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Probably one of the most interesting games on this list. Quantum Break is an action shooter that lets you more or less control time.

It's filled with a heavy Sci-Fi themes and has a cast of a-list actors. Not to mention more than a few unique abilities that are at your disposal to help you through more difficult parts of the game.

You play as Jack Joyce, who is able to manipulate time in a way that causes everything else to freeze around you. This gives you an advantage in many situations. Though don't expect the game to be a complete pushover.

It still has the capability to kick your ass if you aren't careful. There's a variety of different enemy types and obstacles you'll face throughout the story, and all of them will have some way to overcome your powers.

As a third-person shooter, Quantum Break has plenty of guns and other weaponry outside of your powers. So use everything you can to blast through the opposition. It's definitely one of the best games on Xbox. And one you should absolutely play.

Best Fighting Game On Xbox

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

  • Price: $42.40
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Killer Instinct was never an Xbox exclusive initially. It originally released back in the 90s for the Super Nintendo. But in modern times Microsoft acquired the franchise and remade the game for the Xbox One.

This is definitely one of the best fighting games out there and certainly worthy of being considered one of the best fighting games on Xbox. If not the best one.

It has unique characters, each with versatile enough play styles and attacks that can make any battle interesting. No matter who you're up against.

The graphics are also really good, and there are numerous ways to counter or rethink your approach to attacking your opponent. It's a very smartly designed fighting game. And one that rewards you for thinking outside the box a little bit.

The Definitive Edition of course, is the best version of this game. If fighting games are your jam, try killer Instinct out. You won't regret doing so.