Top 15 Xbox One X Enhanced Games

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15. Opening our list of the Top 15 Xbox One X Games is Elite: Dangerous

This massive multiplayer space adventure was juicy enough when it first released on the Xbox in 2015. It set us off on our own starships of discovery, exploring the corners of the vast milky way and competing with other cosmic journeymen. But, Frontier Developments stays on top of its game with an enhanced update for the Xbox One X. In this massive simulation game, the farthest planets are easily within your reach.

Step inside your spaceship, and discover the billions of stars, planets, and asteroids that fill recesses of our own Milky Way galaxy. Rocket out of your living rooms and conquer the final frontier! It has a PlayScore of 8.17.

14. Halo 5: Guardians

A staple for any Xbox One owner is made even better. On the Xbox One X, Halo 5 feels like a brand new experience, giving us an uncompromising shooter that balances visuals and smooth gameplay. Join in the fray as the Master Chief goes missing and two fireteams chance upon an emerging threat. With its 4K resolutions the minute details become the stars of the show, rendering weapons, vehicles, and characters with jaw-dropping realism. This Xbox One X update also comes with a free content release that comes with the multiplayer game mode Oddball.

With faster load times, wider scene rendering, and new game modes, this is the definitive way to the play a beloved Halo title. It has a PlayScore of 8.34.

13. L.A. Noire

A breakthrough for its time, technology has finally caught up to Rockstar's detective action adventure. Drawing inspiration from the age of Film Noir, travel back to mid century America and fill in the shoes of the talented Detective Phelps. Unlike its cinematic influence, the world isn't always black and white. Known for its use of Depth analysis, each character can offer a range of facial expressions. With this edition's heightened facial features, it will allow you to read deeper into the minds of your suspects and witnesses.

Not much of a diversion from the original, but it makes a huge impact. It has a PlayScore of 8.36.

12. Final Fantasy XV

Cited by many as the most improved title from the Xbox One. A massive game from Square Enix and developed over ten years, FFXV met its match with its release on the Xbox One X. Breaking the boundaries of the franchise in more than one, it was met by a wave of anticipation when it was first announced. Widening the horizon of any of the previous titles, it's a true open world title set in a modern world filled with gigantic beasts.

Join the gang and experience this Final Fantasy title in all its glory. It has a PlayScore of 8.36.

11. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Polarizing as it is in today's atmosphere, Wolfenstein remains steadfast in its mission to give you a satisfying dose of Nazi killing sprees. Set in an alternate timeline where Germans win the war, become the deadly Blazcowickz and give those Nazis a taste of American patriotism. As a shooter, it works remarkably well with the graphical update, giving you silky frames as you paint halls red with german blood. Join the resistance, with a PlayScore of 8.43.

10. Hitman

The full season of IO Interactive's episodic stealth game hits the high 4ks. Don that signature clean suit and go on a globetrotting escapade in the name of high-risk assassinations. Playing as the barcoded hitman, fulfill contracts for your mysterious client and spare a few minutres to marvel at the sights of Paris, Bangkok, Marrakesh and more. Offering a choice between high performance and high quality, it has a PlayScore of 8.44.

9. F1 2017

Speed is the name in the every racing game, but none more essential than the world of Formula One where every tick in the clock could decide who wins or who loses. With this 2017 edition of the official F1 World Championship game, you'll be able to witness it all unfold, whether it's the rush of the driver's seat, or the drama of the backlines. This iteration comes with a host improvements in career mode amd multiplayer, as well as the introduction of new Championship mode.

Explore an expanded career mode that allows players to make history with every track victory. A racing enthusiast's dream, it has a PlayScore of 8.44

8. Gears of War 4

Another staple for the Microsoft consoles, Gears of War 4 has also gotten the 4k treatment. The first game in the series that wasn't handled by Epic Games, Gears of War 4 is a return to the series' roots. Set 25 years after the original trilogy, Marcus Fenix returns to the frontlines with more age and experience. Taking the role of mentor to his son and his friends, face off against mysterious creatres along with the new generations' JD, Kait, adn Del.

Pushing the limits of graphical fidelity, Fenix's world is more immersive than ever before. While the frame rates may have suffered in the 4K transfer, there's always the 1080 resolutions to fall back on. It has a PlayScore of 8.48.

7. Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Never underestimate the power of feelings in 4K. DeckNine's take on DontNOD's critically acclaimed indie adventure feels more grounded to reality with the absence of Max's time-bendings powers and its focus on the rebellious Chloe Price. It explores the life she lived before Max's return, showing us her encounters with her dysfunctional family and her friendship with her late friend Rachel. Showing off the same stylistic visuals and Quicktime event gameplay, it's the same poignant coming of age story that we've all come to expect from the series.

In this Xbox One X edition, the tears are so real, you'll feel it on your face. It has a PlayScore of 8.55.

6. Assassin's Creed Origins

Released after a year's hiatus, Ubisoft makes a grand return with their most ambitious Assassin's Creed title yet. It follows an early Assassin named Bayek as he roams around deserts and uncovers the events that led to the Brotherhood. Known for their gorgeous open world settings, Origins takes place in the orange landscapes of Ancient Egypt. Already a breathtaking title, its 4K support doesn't offer too much of a difference on the Xbox One X.

Admire the sights of the ancient civilization and take a dip into the RPG territory with their new features. It has a PlayScore of 8.73.

5. Forza Motorsport 7

The posterboy for the Xbox One X, Turn10 ramps up the realism in this latest title to their popular Motorsport series. Launched along with the console, it offers an enhanced experience in gaming with 60 frames per second and, of course, a native 4K resolution. If there's anything that could make Forza's majestic cars look any more drool-worthy, it's this. Rev up your engines, gather your crew, and get a chance to drive every one of their 700 cars.

Choose from Ferrari's to Lamborghini's, embark on their trademark arcade racing, and make every car yours with the new zoomed-in cockpit feature. It has a PlayScore of 8.75.

4. Forza Horizon 3

Of course if Motorsport's got it, then racing horizons is sure to open up for their open world counterpart. Only the third title in their recent racing series, Horizon has no shortage of promise. Combining two highly marketable genres into one, it becomes a pure open world haven for racing enthusiasts every. here's a bigger world to discover as you set foot in the vast Australian landscapes that's twice larger than their previous hubs. Prepare to dive into its liberating environments, and discover the sights and secrets of the lush location.

Get ready to take more screenshots, because this is one beautiful title. It has a PlayScore of 8.78.

3. Dishonored 2

Arkane Studios’ sequel to the best stealth action experience we’ve ever had so far is amping up the stealth action experience. Continuing the events of the first game, Dishonored 2 puts you in the shoes of two characters, Corvo and Empress Emily. With a mysterious usurper laying claim to the throne, whichever of the two characters you choose is set on a quest for answers and redemption.

Other than the choice between killing your enemies, there's plenty of difficult moral choices to make with its array of endings. Sneak around the medieval steampunk world of Dishonored and use your supernatural powers to take down your enemies and fulfill your quest. It has a PlayScore of 8.83.

2. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

Blizzard helps you out of the dungeon darkness with this enhanced version. An upgrade to an upgrade, Diablo III rises from the limits of 1080p and into the realm of 4k resolutions. Dive into the fiery dungeons and slash through demonic beasts in drool-worthy fashion. Not much changes outside the standard resolution and frame rates package, but it sure makes an enjoyable title all the better. Hopefully, you haven't forgotten to download their latest Necromancer package. Diablo at its finest-est. It has a PlayScore of 8.92.

1. And the best of the enhanced titles is Rise of the Tomb Raider

An answer to the question, can this game get any better? Well, with the rise of the Xbox One X enhancements, it's a resounding yes. Breaking free from the limitations of the old gen consoles, Lara Croft's adventure is given a breath of fresh new life. Follow the celebrated spelunker to the brutal Siberian tundra, and help her face emerging threats in a race against time. Climb mountains, get inside temples, solve puzzles, and so much more.

With her action packed scenes rendered with buttery smooth frames, the Tomb Raider rises anew. It has a PlayScore of 9.03.