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10 Most Addictive Xbox Games That Will Keep You Indoors This Summer

Looking for some new addictive Xbox games to jump into? In this list, we’ve got exactly what you need.

No matter what types of games you like to play, there’s guaranteed to be something on this list that could swallow up your time over the next few weeks.

Take a look at the list below and let us know if any of these Xbox One games take your fancy.



Cuphead is the kind of game that despite driving you mad with frustration, tempts you to come back again and again. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been seconds away from quitting Cuphead forever before convincing myself I can give it another go.

If there is anybody that is still unaware of what Cuphead is, here’s a rundown. Cuphead is a 2D side scrolling game that has been padded out with a stunning hand drawn retro cartoon graphics style. The gameplay focuses on boss fights as opposed to completing individual levels like other side scrolling games do.

Each boss is very difficult to defeat – you must learn the patterns of each boss and learn how to dodge them whilst slowly bringing its health down.


Rare Replay

Rare Replay is actually a collection of games, and a lot of the games within Rare Replay are very addictive. The Rare Replay collection includes the best games from Rare over the past 30 years. This includes hits like Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Banjo Kazooie, Battletoads, Kameo, Viva Pinata, and Killer Instinct.

If there isn’t a game in the Rare Replay collection that you’ll absolutely love, I’d be very surprised.

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians is the first Halo title in a while that absolutely nails the online multiplayer aspect. With great weapon balancing, lots of engaging multiplayer modes, and a competitive ranking system, Halo 5: Guardians is a game that’s very easy to get addicted to.


There’s also a Warzone mode that allows players to unlock and use ridiculously overpowered gear on a large scale team versus team mode with included enemy AI.

The Halo 5: Guardians single player campaign wasn’t the best in the series, but if you care more for multiplayer fun, you’ll appreciate what’s on offer with Halo 5.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

Whilst the Xbox One port for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds still needs some touching up, it now performs a lot better than it did when it first made it onto the console.


Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is one of the most addictive games currently available. In PUBG, a total of 100 players join a massive island and must fight it out till the end.

The playable area keeps decreasing in size and players are brought closer together. In the end, only one player or one squad can come out as the winner. PUBG shares a similar gameplay concept to Fortnite, but it has more of a focus on realistic weapons and provides a more hardcore gameplay experience as a result.

Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is the superhero fighting game we all dreamed of. Coming from the same team that developed Mortal Kombat, this visceral beat ‘em up is both spectacular to watch and to play.


The first Injustice game was great, but Injustice 2 is just miles better in terms of progression. There’s just a whole lot more to work towards with Injustice 2 which ultimately makes it far harder to put down.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Whilst it is a shame that the older Burnout games didn’t get a remaster, we still think that Burnout Paradise is a game worthy of praise.

Burnout Paradise Remastered is a reworked version of the original open world wreckless racing game. In Burnout Paradise, you can work towards unlocking new vehicles as you smash your way through the competition.


If you’re the kind of person that likes to play dirty in racing games, you’ll love Burnout Paradise.


Overwatch is the kind of shooter game that becomes painfully addictive. It starts out with you picking up the game on the weekend and sinking a couple hours in. Next thing you know, you’re putting in 5 plus hours a day and know every single hero ability and cooldown.

The appealing thing with Overwatch is that it’s very accessible for a casual audience, but there are enough game mechanics and strategies involved to make Overwatch a very competitive esports title as well.


Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World is one of the most content-rich open world RPG games we’ve been blessed with in a long time. In Monster Hunter: World, you are tasked with hunting and capturing monsters so that they can be studied.

As you capture more monsters, you’ll be able to earn better gear and progress your character. The core gameplay loop is incredibly simple, but there are just so many ways to take on monsters and so many different monsters to hunt that you’ll find it hard to get bored whilst playing Monster Hunter: World.

Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 still stands out as one of the most played games, despite being launched in September 2013. This is mostly thanks to its expansive online mode.


With GTA Online, you can make your way up through the world of organized crime. You start off with almost nothing, doing jobs for crooks to pull in a bit of cash. Eventually, you can purchase your own office and start running your own business. Whether it’s running guns, manufacturing and selling drugs, or starting your own biker gang, there’s a lot of opportunities on the table.

Then there’s the heists – high stake missions that you can play with your friends to earn big payouts. You of course have all of the fun multiplayer modes on top of that including GTA races and deathmatch style modes.

There’s just so much to offer in GTA Online that there’s always something new to do. The greatest thing is that Rockstar is constantly adding new free content to the game.

Forza Horizon 3

If you want an open world racing game but you’re not a fan of Burnout Paradise, give Forza Horizon 3 a go, instead. The driving mechanics in Forza Horizon 3 are a little more realistic, but they’re still forgiving enough to make driving a fun experience.


What are your thoughts on our list of the top 10 most addictive Xbox games? Are there any titles in this list that stand out to you the most? If so, which ones?