From horror games like Dead Rising 4 to epic multiplayers like Destiny: Rise of Iron to fun shooters like Sunset Overdrive, the Xbox One is packed full of thrills, chills and spills for every gaming genre. Have you played them all? Here are the best Xbox One games available right now.
For longtime series fans — as well as newcomers looking for a big, bold sci-fi adventure — Mass Effect: Andromeda is an easy recommendation. Instead of fighting to save the galaxy, in Andromeda, you're fighting for a new home as Ryder, a totally new protagonist. In your fight for survival, you’ll colonize new worlds, meet new aliens and fight a dangerous new foe -- all while making decisions which could have long-ranging effects over time.
Gears is back and better than ever! Gears of 4 returns to planet Sera, only this time you're playing as JD Fenix, son of the hero of the original trilogy. It's up to you to run, gun and even chainsaw through the gooey hordes standing between you and victory. But as much fun as the single-player campaign is, it's all about the multiplayer, including staples like Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and the refined Horde 3.0, where you're fighting off wave after wave of angry gun-toting creatures. Trust us -- you haven't lived until you've yanked and shanked someone from that decisive victory.
Set 15 years after the classic 1979 film, Alien: Isolation picks up with Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda, who, while investigating Ellen's disappearance, becomes trapped on a space station with the eponymous xenomorph itself.
Channeling a grungy 70s sci-fi aesthetic, Alien: Isolation offers long stretches of eerie anxiety as Amanda creeps around the space station, punctuated by moments of pure terror when the alien appears. Both subtle and truly, deeply, terrifying, Alien: Isolation was easily the best horror video game of 2014, and an excellent addition to your Xbox One collection.
Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive has the makings of a cult classic — it's a critically acclaimed commercial flop. With its colorful backdrop, over-the-top antics and deep customization options, this overlooked game deserves another chance to win over gamers. Besides, where else are you going to punish energy-drink-swilling zombies by blowing them up with exploding teddy bears?
Dead Rising 4 continues the tradition of fun, subversive zombie killing by bringing back the original protagonist Frank West to Willamette, Colorado. There's a new open world to explore with scores of wacky weapons including a firework-shooting crossbow and the exosuit, which gives Frank superhuman strength. Best of all, the game takes place a few days before Christmas because there's nothing better than killing hordes of the undead with "Jingle Bells" playing in the background.
Break out the bad English accents, lads and ladies. Assassin's Creed has brought its brand of historical science fiction to merrie olde England, smack-dab in the middle of the Industrial Revolution. This time around, players step into the stealthy boots of twin assassins Evie and Jacob Frye as they fight to free London from the grasp of the order-obsessed Templars.
Seeing as it's the Industrial Revolution, there are some snazzy new assassin's gadgets, including a rope launcher that turns you into a sort of Victorian Batman. It all makes Assassin's Creed: Syndicate add up to a bloody good time.
Just when you thought you had gotten over that Destiny habit, here comes Bungie with the latest installment of your favorite space-knight game. In the Rise of Iron expansion, you delve into the history of the Iron Lords, a line of warriors predating the Guardians. You'll come across an ancient, deadly threat and plenty of new weapons and armor to use to kill it.