2019 has proven to be a great year for Xbox gamers, with some of the best open-world and action games of the past few years. For those wanting to get a new game for their Xbox, these are the top titles worth considering.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for open-world action games, setting you loose in an amazing, dynamic Wild West version in which everything is interactive and all your actions matter. A prequel to the initial game, Red Dead 2 puts you in command of Arthur Morgan who often has to choose between doing the correct thing and remaining faithful to his gang.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a one-time-in-a-generation game that all Xbox One users need to play, from its extremely cinematic storytelling and jaw-dropping graphics (especially on Xbox One X) to a huge, diverse game world that allows you to fish, ride horses and participate in epic Western shootouts.
2. Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is a great introduction to the fan-favourite series of over-the-top action from Capcom. You will be playing as franchise icons Nero and Dante as well as mysterious newcomer V, all of whom can use all kinds of weapons, items and spells to bring together ridiculously stylish and fulfilling combos.
The bombastic, unapologetically absurd tale of the title will satisfy the series’ lifelong supporters, while its strikingly photorealistic designs render it the best-looking match of Devil May Cry to date. If you’re looking to waste as stylishly as feasible a few afternoons cutting up demons, Devil May Cry 5 will scratch your itch like no other, and it’s a great way to kill time when you’re not playing online slots or catching up on your favourite series.
3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Ready to take on a true challenge? Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is Dark Souls developer’s recent violent action-RPG From Software, requiring you to hack your way through a 16th-century Japanese mythological novel complete with evil opponents looking to murder you.
With its feeling of flexibility, Sekiro stands out from the Dark Souls formula as you can grapple-hook from platform to ledge and change between stances to catch enemies by surprise.
4. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Bigger, prettier and more exciting than any previous title in the series so far, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a huge open-world epic that somehow tells an interesting story too. This time around you get a choice of main character-Kassandra or Alexios, and the choices you make throughout the story sequences of the game affect the narrative as a whole.
But Odyssey’s true attraction is its amazing take on Ancient Greece, filled with fun operations that set the stage for some of the franchise’s greatest fighting and exploring yet.
5. Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter: World introduces contemporary consoles to Capcom’s beloved action-RPG franchise, and the results are brilliant. Unlike any Monster Hunter game before it, this massive co-op adventure has a feeling of scale and breadth, with enormous, living worlds featuring vibrant day/night cycles, destructible surroundings, and loads of friendly and lethal wildlife.
You will still master one of 14 distinctive guns and hunt enormous beasts to either craft cool equipment alone or with up to three buddies, but the fight is closer and looks better than ever before.