It was another mixed year for Microsoft, but some stellar titles still means that the best Xbox One games are well worth looking at.
Best Xbox One Games Of 2017
Torment: Tides of Numenera
This title definitely had a literary quality that made it one of the standout narratives of the gaming year. It is difficult to go over the storyline of Times of Nuemenra, as it is a bit of a plot blower. But if you enjoy the video game medium as an art form then there is no doubt that Tides of Numenera is one of the best Xbox One games of the year.
This alien shooter is significantly smarter than it may initially appear, resurrecting the single-player title in this genre. Arkane Studios has not exactly produced an original game here, but it is one that delivers a tense atmosphere and rich gaming environment. While the Alien comparisons will inevitably never be too far away, this is still one of the best Xbox One games of the year.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
HD remastering has become big business in the PlayStation 4 / Xbox One generation, and this is yet another example. However, this time we see an old game being published in photo realistic graphical glory. Wonder Boy initially made a splash 30 years ago, and its contemporary update very much captures the spirit of that Sega title. Definitely one for nostalgia fans to checkout, although some will inevitably always prefer the original.
Injustice 2 is a very neatly paced game that drags gamers into its superhero world skilfully. Notable for its spectacular fighting gameplay, Injustice 2 is definitely one of the most fun experiences on any gaming platform this year. It really feels as if you are participating in a comic book, and there can be little higher praise than that, even if this is a familiar feeling game.
Resident Evil 7
It is absolutely impossible to compile a list of the best Xbox One games of the year without including Resident evil 7. By now the survival-horror genre is almost hackneyed considering the number of titles available, but Resident Evil has always possessed a certain panache.
Gamers reported genuine anxiety and fear while playing Resident Evil 7, and there is no doubt that the developers know how to create a phenomenally tense atmosphere. Of all of the best Xbox One games of the year, this is probably the most universal, for adults at least, appealing to almost everyone that plays it.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein has established itself as a major hitter in the video games marketplace, which is a pretty big achievement for what is essentially a very simple game. There’s nothing remotely original about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but it executes the first person shooter about as well as it can possibly be done, without providing the player with too many unnecessary and unwanted options.
The usage of the Nazis in this game is also pleasing and chilling in equal measures. This adds to an atmosphere that is always pushing the story forward, while the gameplay delivers a fluid experience that is pretty much unequalled in the FPS genre today