6. Sea of thieves
Following a rough 2018 voyage into Xbox’s first-party line-up, Rare’s Sea of Thieves found its bearings and beyond as an open-world action-adventure experience. Continuously updated with new content over the years, Sea of Thieves has really steered into its co-operative seafaring strengths to make it one of the most fun multiplayer games to enjoy online with your friends.
Adding to its added epic storylines, sea combat, and raids, is that delightful 4K and 60FPS performance via Smart Delivery. Among the co-op multiplayer games to play on Xbox Series X/S, Sea of Thieves is one of the best.
You can buy Sea of Thieves for £24.95.
7. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Although a cross-gen action/adventure title, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the most grand adventures in Ubisoft’s veteran series that looks even better on the Xbox Series X/S. Following several evolutions from the other recent franchise entries, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a deeper evolution into a grand RPG.
From establishing a Viking settlement and travelling and raiding across a vast map in your longship, to the game’s multi-layered yet brutal combat, Valhalla is medieval fantasy combat at its finest.
Expected of the 12GB of RAM at the console’s core, the Xbox Series X’s almighty specs never fail to delivering Assassin’s Creed Valhalla speedy load times, sublime 60FPS, and polished 4K resolution. For Assassin’s Creed game fans, Valhalla is the best you’ll find on Xbox Series X.
8. Halo infinite
With several delays putting off Halo Infinite’s release, the quality of its final product was up in the air. Thankfully, 343 Industries’ long-awaited first-person shooter is the return to form fans were looking for, and the best the series has been in years.
Going back to the series’ roots, Halo Infinite brings what made the first games so beloved to the modern era – along with some fantastic additions for traversal and combat like the grappling hook.
Of course, you’ll be getting more than the action-packed cinematic campaign in a semi-open world. With the multiplayer bringing ground-breaking and exciting modes like Arena or Big Team Battle, you’ll have endless creative combat possibilities at your disposal. For first-person shooter games, Halo Infinite is one of the best to play on Xbox Series X/S.
You can buy Halo Infinite for £44.95.
9. It Takes Two
There’s an abundance of stellar multiplayer games to choose from, but those requiring a player #2 have rarely matched the storytelling quality brought by the single-player experience. Then came 2021’s game of the year, It Takes Two, one of the best co-op games of all time.
Blending together platformer and puzzle elements from games that came before, It Takes Two is a fun ride no matter who you play it with of what age. However, what also carries the adventure is the romantic comedy storyline about two soon-to-be-divorced parents being turned into dolls. Even if you’re playing with a young partner, the narrative can still be enjoyed on multiple levels. If you happen to understand its deeper messaging, that’s even more a bonus as to why It Takes Two is one of the best Xbox Series X games.
You can buy It Takes Two for £19.95.
10. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
No matter your history with Halo – whether you’ve following the franchise since 2001 or have only jumped on after buying your Xbox Series X, The Master Chief Collection is still a must-play.
A graphically upgraded collection of the first 6 major games in the franchise; Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4; this well-technologically crafted package is a perfect entry point and nostalgia fuel for longtime fans.
In addition, thanks to a late 2020 update for Xbox Series X/S, the Halo Masterchief Collection can now run up to 120FPS on Xbox Series X – all in 4k resolution. As a gaming series, Halo was already one of the best shooters around, but The Master Chief Collection is one of the best remasters you can get.
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