The 10 best Xbox One games ever – according to ChatGPT
ChatGPT has taken the world by storm this year, and people have done impressive things with it – from building websites to writing novels to impersonating celebrities. But what happens when we give it an actual challenge, and ask it to recommend the 10 best games to apear on the Xbox One?
Here are the games it suggested, along with my assessment of each choice:
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
What ChatGPT said: An action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red. It is the third and final entry in the series, players control Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter, as he embarks on a journey to find his adopted daughter and protect her from the Wild Hunt, an otherworldly force determined to capture her. The game features an open-world environment, in which the player can engage in main story and side missions, explore the world, and interact with various characters. The game has a strong emphasis on player choice, with multiple different paths to complete quests and a number of endings. The game is praised for its storytelling, characters, and gameplay mechanics.
Is ChatGPT right? It’s off to a good start with Witcher 3. A game-changer of an action RPG, CD Project Red’s masterpiece of a game is still great to experience today, with some of the best immersive narrative in any game ever made.
- Red Dead Redemption 2
What ChatGPT said: An open-world action-adventure game developed by Rockstar Games, is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and the third entry in the Red Dead series. Players control Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, as he navigates the rapidly changing American frontier during the end of the 19th century. The player can interact with non-player characters, complete missions, and engage in both cooperative and competitive multiplayer. The game is praised for its vast open world, storytelling, and immersion.
Is ChatGPT right? Another strong choice, Rockstar’s much-anticipated sequel was a technical marvel when released, boasting levels of detail never before seen. A massive game, it’s worth playing if you haven’t already.
- Halo 5: Guardians
What ChatGPT said: A first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and the fifth main entry in the Halo series. The game follows two fireteams of human supersoldiers: Blue Team, led by the Master Chief, and Fireteam Osiris, led by Spartan Locke, as they battle each other and a new alien threat. The game features a more open-ended level design, as well as new abilities and mechanics for the player character. The game is well-regarded for its multiplayer modes, as well as its campaign and overall gameplay mechanics.
Is ChatGPT right? Oh dear – we’ve got our first blunder. Halo 5 is distinctily not well regarded, with many fans feeling it represents the worst in the series, with the campaign in particular viewed as a real disappointment. 343 have struggled since taking the mantle of the Halo franchise, and Halo 5 represents everything they’ve gotten wrong so far.
- Forza Horizon 4
What ChatGPT said: An open-world racing game developed by Playground Games. Players take control of a driver competing in various racing events around a fictionalized version of Great Britain. The game features a wide variety of cars and events, and also changes according to seasons and weather. The game received critical acclaim for its gameplay, open world, and visuals.
Is ChatGPT right? That’s more like it – the Forza Horizon games have become the gold standard of arcade racers, and you can’t go wrong with Horizon 4. With stunning visuals and tight, fluid gameplay, Horizon 4 is the best racer on the system.
- Gears of War 4
What ChatGPT said: A third-person shooter game developed by The Coalition, it is the fifth main entry in the Gears of War series. The game takes place 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3, following the story of Marcus Fenix’s son, JD, as he battles a new alien threat known as the Swarm. The game features updated visuals, new weapons, and new enemies, as well as new multiplayer modes. The game received positive reviews for its gameplay, story, and multiplayer modes.
Is ChatGPT right? A debateable choice, this. Gears 4 is regarded as the black sheep of the Gears family, and is certainly weaker than its 3 predecessors, which is a real disappointment as it represented the series’ first entry of this generation.
- Ori and the Blind Forest
What ChatGPT said: A 2D platform-adventure game developed by Moon Studios. Players control Ori, a white guardian spirit who is on a journey to save the forest of Nibel, which has become corrupted and dying, with the help of the spirit of the forest, Sein. The game has been critically acclaimed for its hand-drawn art style, emotional storytelling, tight controls and challenging platforming.
Is ChatGPT right? No arguments here. Ori is up there with the likes of Hollow Knight as one of the best 2D metroidvanias of the generation. Lovely visuals, fun controls and good progression system make for a treat of a game.
What ChatGPT said: A run and gun game developed by Studio MDHR, it is heavily influenced by the cartoon art style of the 1930s, and its challenging gameplay. Players control the titular Cuphead, who must collect debts for the devil by defeating various bosses. The game is known for its challenging difficulty, unique visuals and its jazz-inspired soundtrack.
Is ChatGPT right? Yes, yes and more yes. One of the most distinct and unique games for the Xbox One, Cuphead is as beautiful as it is difficult. It’s a hardcore boss-rush challenge with great controls and wonderful hand-drawn cartoon visuals. A must-see and play.
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
What ChatGPT said: Assassin’s Creed Origins is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft. It is set in Egypt and tells the story of Bayek, a Medjay, who fights against the corrupt regime and protects the people. The game is set in an open world and features a new combat system, an expanded role-playing game (RPG) experience, and new exploration opportunities. The game was acclaimed by critics for its setting, story, and gameplay.
Is ChatGPT right? Origins is a good game. Is it one of the 10 best games on the Xbox One? Debateable. It marked the series’ departure from traditional AC formula to a more generic open-world adventure, and has some real highlights, but by today’s standards it’s not that amazing.
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
What ChatGPT said: A psychological horror action-adventure game developed by Ninja Theory, it follows the story of Senua, a celtic warrior, who embarks on a journey to the underworld to retrieve the soul of her dead lover. The game features both action-adventure and puzzle-solving gameplay, and it also extensively deals with mental health issues, such as psychosis and trauma, and its representation has been praised by medical professionals.
Is ChatGPT right? An interesting one – Hellblade is a visually striking unique third-person adventure. It’s good, not great. I’m not sure I’d put it in the top 10 for the console.
What ChatGPT said: A sandbox game developed by Mojang Studios, it allows players to build, explore, and survive in a block-based world. The game features both survival and creative modes. It has become one of the best-selling video games of all time, and it has also been used in educational settings. Minecraft has been praised for its creativity, multiplayer functionality, and its ability to inspire players to learn about programming.
Is ChatGPT right? I suppose this is a good shout – who can deny Minecraft’s influence and quality? It just feels like quite a boring, generic choice, as you can play Minecraft on everything these days. Technically an ok choice, but a boring one!
ChatGPT has done reasonably well here. But for a couple of stinkers (Halo 5? Come on now), and some dull choices, it’s hard to argue with most of this list. Some notable absentees include GTA V, Celeste, Dark Souls 3, NeiR, Stardew Valley and Halo: MCC.