The 5 best Xbox One Exclusives

With the PS4 and Xbox One so similar in many ways, and big-budget third party titles published across both machines (as well as the PC), the biggest differential between the two consoles is the exclusive games they offer.

Here are what I deem to be the 5 best Xbox One-exclusive games currently available:

5: Forza Horizon 3

Simply of the best driving games of all time. Horizon 3 builds on the foundation laid by the last 2 games and just makes everything bigger, better and more beautiful. The scope of the customisation options is staggering, and the inclusion of proper off-road racing is the icing on the cake.

At the moment the Forza series is probably in the best condition of the Xbox big-hitting exclusives. So much so that it’s hard to imagine how they’ll top this entry in the next one. Horizon 3 is a must for all racing fans.

Forza Horizon 3 is available from Amazon, click here for the price.

4: Gears of War 4

I was really glad this game was good. After the series appeared to lose its way with Judgment, it goes back to its roots nicely here with 4, offering tight gameplay and stunning visuals.

The multiplayer is where this game really triumphs. It’s a component that previous entries have failed to really nail down, but Gears 4 packs the the mode with features and a great UI that ensures you’ll be addicted for weeks.

If you’ve ever enjoyed a Gears game there’s a strong chance you’ll enjoy this.

GOW4 is available from Amazon, click here for the price.

3: Ori and the Blind Forest

Regarded by many as the best platformer of this generation so far, Ori is as challenging as it is beautiful.

Don’t let the cute and charming aesthetics fool you – Ori is tough, erring more on the side of Super Meat Boy than Rayman Legends, despite being closer to the latter in terms of looks. It’s rewarding though, and never feels unfair, rewarding you as your skill grows.

If you’re into 2D platforming, it’s a must-play, and can be picked up for  from Amazon. Click here for the price.

2: Rare Replay Collection

As a Nintendo child this is actually the game that made me buy an Xbox One. With 30 games from Rareware’s rich history including favourites like Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie and Jet Force Gemini, it’s honestly the best value bundle since The Orange Box.

Whether you’ve played these classics or not it’s well worth picking up from Amazon. Click here for the price.

1: Halo 5: Guardians

 

 

343’s initial foray into the Halo franchise saw mixed results with Halo 4, particularly in the multiplayer department.

Fortunately they are a developer that listen to their game’s community, and the multiplayer in Halo 5 is arguably the best since Halo 2.

The single player campaign is serviceable if unspectacular, but Halo 5 really is worth picking up for the multiplayer component.

If you’re a fan of multiplayer shooters, this is the Xbox One game to get.

It’s available from Amazon here.

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