Playing top-rated games on your Xbox One doesn't have to break the bank. From first-person shooters to action platformers to racing titles and more, here are some of the best gaming deals for your console.
A hand-drawn artistic masterpiece, Ori and the Blind Forest intertwines players in the endearing journey of Ori, an orphan creature, through a thoughtful tale of hope and fear. But make no mistake, this game is still a difficult action-platformer, with exacting movement and combat mechanics that are sure to trip up even the most skilled players. A beautiful soundtrack and excellent narrative pacing make all of these challenging sections well worth the trouble.
Stardew Valley evokes memories of Harvest Moon, but stands up as an exceptional and heart-warming farming experience of its own. The authenticity of Stardew Valley and its inhabitants, combined with the variety of activities on the coast, deep in the mines and within its buildings are more than enough to guarantee genuine enjoyment. An easily accessible control setup and routine-inducing gameplay complement its relaxing 16-bit visual style.
Minecraft offers players a vast environment for creation and exploration, with stellar multiplayer gameplay modes. It also includes an infinite resources mode, which gives players unlimited materials to build whatever they can imagine, as well as a survival mode, which pits the players against hordes of swarming enemies. Minecraft is constantly getting updates and add-ons, ensuring the experience stays fresh for years to come.
Doom exploded onto the market in 2016 with fast-paced gameplay reminiscent of classic action shooters, a phenomenal soundtrack and an intense single-player campaign. The game makes use of the idTech 6 graphics engine to produce slick textures and detailed lighting effects in 1080p and at a steady 60 frames per second. The included SnapMap feature allows users to construct and share their own maps, while Doom's suite of multiplayer modes allow you to enjoy frantic firefights with your friends.
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Playing soccer with cars inside a closed arena with boosts and jumps is as crazy as it sounds. Add in a variety of gorgeous and distinctive arenas, custom cars and inventive game types such as a demolition and basketball mode, and you can see why Rocket League is such an overwhelming success. Consistent content updates keep the game looking fresh, while cross-platform multiplayer with PC players ensures a healthy user base and a quick matchmaking process.
This Tomb Raider reboot throws a hesitant Lara Croft into a whirlwind of violence and mysticism after her crew crash-lands on a forgotten island off the coast of Japan.The game takes the player through some of Croft's struggles as she tries to save her friends, her crew and herself from the hostile inhabitants. The environment really shines in this definitive edition, with breathtaking vistas and architecture, a reworked lighting model and superb weather effects.
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Forza Horizon 2 encourages racing fans to find and drive all 200 of its available cars across an open-world countryside setting, which combines the best scenery of northern Italy and southern France. Gameplay is based on racing events at the fictional Horizon Festival, a series of "bucket list" driving challenges and an online experience that lets players set up head-to-head racing competitions. A dramatic weather system and day-to-night cycles help diversify this automotive experience.