Top 25 Xbox One Singleplayer Games of 2016, 2017 & 2018

Sep 13, 2018

25. Opening our list is A Hat In Time

An adorable 3D platformer from Gears for Breakfast. Lead a time-travelling girl with a top hat as she collects missing time pieces. Jump into massive worlds using your snazzy abilities. Stitch new hats, and fight bosses that block your path. It has a PlayScore of 8.46

24. Hyper Light Drifter

Covered with a thick purple color-scheme, Heart Machine’s pixel-perfect indie-action game is a gem. Explore a dilapidated world filled with death and treasure. Play as a Drifter on a pilgrimage to uncover the truth behind its world. This RPG excels in its hybrid of classic 16 bit visuals and modernized combat mechanics. It has a PlayScore of 8.51

23. Oxenfree

A story rich, sci-fi thriller where your choices matter. Play as Alex and guide your friends as you escape from a mysterious island with a creepy anomaly. Experience a mind-bending adventure as you encounter disturbing audio with its unique radio mechanic. It’s indie aesthetic gives a vibrant immersion to its already supernatural world. It has a PlayScore of 8.52

22. Dishonored 2

When it comes to single-player stealth games, Dishonored 2 shouldn’t be missed as a recommendation. A sequel to the groundbreaking stealth FPS from Arkane Studios. For the first time in the series, enjoy two playable characters: Corvo and Emily, as they use their supernatural powers to exact vengeance on their enemies. It has a PlayScore of 8.54

21. Doom

but when it comes to action-oriented first person shooters, 2016’s Doom is your best bet. A major reboot of the acclaimed Doom franchise. As usual, play as the iconic Doomguy and slay a horde of Demons in the most badass way possible. It’s sequel, Doom Eternal, is coming out soon and we can’t wait. This game has a PlayScore of 8.55

20. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Ninja Theory’s psychological hack and slash adventure is devoid of the conventional videogame elements. With no HUD, UI, and tutorial, play as Senua in her quest to redeem herself inside Celtic Hell. Face off against demonic enemies at the cost of your psyche. It has a PlayScore of 8.56

19. Dark Souls III

What’s not to love about this genre-defining game from FromSoftware? Aside from its palpable tension, difficulty, and gloomy atmosphere, this final Souls game is covered with a brilliant combat system that doesn’t stray too far from its original. It’s bigger, better and more badass boss fights. It has a PlayScore of 8.57

18. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Egypt awaits you in this latest Assassin’s Creed entry. Live the life of Bayek Of Siwa, one of the earliest members of the Assassin Brotherhood. This single player experience lets you explore the entirety of the great desert city uncovering mysteries and a conspiracy that threatens the land. It’s the biggest AC game to date, not counting the upcoming Odyssey. It has a PlayScore of 8.58

17. Cuphead

It’s indeed a good day for a swell battle. Studio MDHR’s indie run-and-gun platformer is a worthy entry to our single-player list. Harking back to the classic art styles of 1930’s cartoon, follow Cuphead as he redeems himself after selling his soul to the Devil. Defeat a colorful palette of difficult boss fights, accompanied by its award-winning visuals and music. It has a PlayScore of 8.60

16. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Currently the most celebrated Resident Evil in the market for its unique take on the franchise. Help Ethan finds his missing wife inside the creepy Louisiana Bayou. Now with a first person perspective, experience true horror face first as you take down the evil that lurks within the Baker residence. It has a PlayScore of 8.61

15. What Remains Of Edith Finch

A mesmerizing walking simulator from Giant Sparrow. This surrealist adventure calls Edith as she explores the mysterious Finch house in search of her family’s history. Control the last living Finch as she uncovers a myriad of puzzles behind each member of her family. It has a PlayScore of 8.61

14. Thimbleweed Park

A neo-noir indie set in 1987. From the creators of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, comes a game loaded with questions, questions, and more questions. With various indie elements and cool pixel-visuals, immerse yourself into the strangest nights in your life. Point and click your way to solve the mysteries that lie deep beneath the park and uncover the truth behind every suspicious mess. It has a PlayScore of 8.61

13. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm

Arcadia Bay wouldn’t be the same without Chloe Price. Before she turned her hair blue, she was still the same stubborn girl that befriended Rachel Amber. Before the Storm takes you back before shit happened to the lives of Max and Chloe. This three episode adventure has a PlayScore of 8.66

12. Gears Of War 4

Marcus Fenix and friends goes to their roots. It’s the first of the series to pay tribute to Epic Games’, considering it’s not developed by them. 25 years after the events of the original trilogy, Marcus Fenix makes a return to the fray. Now aged and wise, he takes the role of mentor to his son as they fight against a new threat. It’s cover-based shooting makes everything better, and we can’t wait for Gears 5. It has a PlayScore of 8.66

11. Forza Horizon 3

Only the third title in their recent racing series, Horizon has no shortage of promise. Combining two highly marketable genres into one, Forza Horizon has become a pure open world haven for racing enthusiasts across the globe. Cruise through the vast Australian landscapes and discover a world that's twice bigger than the last. It has a PlayScore of 8.68

10. Sonic Mania

It’s not a single-player list without SEGA’s blue colored hedgehog. Join him and his friends as they dash round remastered pixel stages accompanied with new surprises hidden in every turn. Stop the evil Dr. Eggman from unleashing his evil! It has a PlayScore of 8.69

9. Dead Cells

A mix of roguelike and action-platformer, play as an immortal warrior inside an ever-changing castle infested with creatures. Taking inspiration from the critically acclaimed platformer classics like Castlevania, this 2D soul-lite game is hardcore, but satisfying. It has a PlayScore of 8.74

8. Titanfall 2

Respawn Entertainment’s futuristic and sci-fi military shooter is ready for a non-stop action. Though it has an expansive multiplayer mode, Titanfall 2’s latest feature is its introduction of a single player campaign. Slide around with your refined parkour skills, and tinker with holo-pilots, pulse blades, grappling hooks, and so much more. It has a PlayScore of 8.75


Save the troubled lands of Nippon in this beloved PlayStation 2 classic from CAPCOM. Defeat the evil Orochi as he continues to taint his dark presence all around Japan. As Amaterasu, it’s your job to use your magical paintbrush to recolor glorious Nippon. It has a PlayScore of 8.76

6. Celeste

Help Madeline survive her inner demons and reach the top Celeste Mountain. This indie-adventure is a mix between hardcore platforming and metroidvania, use Madeline’s wide variety of parkour skills to jump and slide from different platforms. Make it through hundreds of hand-crafted challenges and control your frustrations with the game’s brutal, yet worth it level designs. It has a PlayScore of 8.78

5. Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Microsoft’s definitive edition of their bizarre and beautiful platformer masterpiece. Save the forest of Nibel from being corrupted by a mysterious darkness. Play Ori, a guardian spirit of the forest, as she dashes her way through meticulously crafted art styles. In this metroidvania experience, unlock new abilities along the way and master the art of slingshotting with style. We can’t wait for its sequel. It has a PlayScore of 8.82

4. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

The definitive form of Larian Studios’ award-winning RPG. This ultimate CRPG experience lets you create your own character, be it a flesh-eating elf, or an Imperial Wizard. It’s better than ever with improved turn-based controls, fantastic story, co-op and 4K support. It’s one of the finest CRPG’s ever made with a PlayScore of 8.90

3. NieR: Automata - Become As GODS Edition

Platinum Games' award-winning RPG arrives to the Xbox One with a ton of explosive content. Become as Gods edition is the ultimate Nier Automata experience. Containing their indecipherable DLC, take in the sights of of 9S and A2's new outfits and of course, 2B's revealing wardrobe. All that and more, it has a PlayScore of 8.93

2. Forza Motorsport 7

When it comes to the Xbox One, there’s always room for Forza Motorsport. Considered as one of the best racing games of the modern times. This latest Forza Motorsport game showcases the power of the Xbox One. It's one of the most beautiful Forza games to date, making use of advanced graphical techniques to improve ambient occlusions, lighting, and shaders. Choose from over 700 different cars, including the mouthwatering Porsche cover star; tweak it into its most optimized performance, and brave the Dynamic Weather system. It has a PlayScore of 8.95

1. And of course the best Xbox One single-player game so far is PLAYDEAD’s INSIDE

Nothing reeks of pure dystopia in this latest title from the makers of LIMBO. This eerie, and hypnotizing puzzle game is littered with gorgeous design and minimalist features. Similar to LIMBO, go on a side-scrolling quest and solve complex puzzles that require more than just your brain. Without spoiling anything, it’s an unforgettable experience with a terrifying ending. It has a PlayScore of 9.08


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