This year has been quite a busy one for game developers having seen the release of some amazing video games such as Doom, Overwatch, Quantum Break, Inside, XCOM 2, Mafia 3, Forza Horizon 3, Battlefield 1, ReCore, Dark souls III: Ashes of Ariandel and Gears of War 4. Finally we are on the last quarter of the year and only a few weeks to Christmas, some of the most anticipated games to be released on the Xbox One platform include sequels of highly rated titles as well as new franchises. Below are some of the best Xbox One games for Christmas 2016;
Titanfall 2 (Release Date: 28 October)
This multiplayer first-person shooter video game from Respawn Entertainment tries to redeem itself after the first Titanfall failed to be commercially successful. The game features a campaign kind of story line that incorporates narrative driven sequences with open ended battle scenes. Just like its predecessor, Titanfall, the player can control the pilot and also the mechanical exoskeletons.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Release Date: 4 November)
Call of Duty is one of the biggest and highly rated game franchises in the market. Its developers, Infinity Ward have this time round taken everything to space. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, thirteenth in the series, adopts a futuristic theme featuring boost packs, ability to visit planets, asteroids in the solar system, aerial combat and even zombies. Additionally, UFC’s Conor McGregor poses as a convincing henchman while Kit Harington “Jon Snow” character promises for an extraordinary gaming experience. COD fans can also look out for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered that is set to be released on the same date this year.
Final Fantasy XV (Release Date: 29 November)
Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game and is the fifteenth installment in the Final Fantasy series from Square Enix developers. The game is set in Eos and characters can traverse environments in a free running mode using the ride-able Chocobos and cars. When playing as Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, to reclaim over the land you must fight the imperial army. This can be accomplished with using its multiplayer feature to form a team, over time the team gets stronger through increase skill and magic.
Steep (Release Date: 2 December)
Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Steep is an online-focused extreme sports video game. The major attention of the game is the online competing of players in winter sporting challenges such as paragliding, wing suit flying, skiing and snowboarding. Some awesome features of the game include easy switching from third-person or first-person perspective, utilization of GoPro cameras during the races and a trick system that allows players to spin and grab while racing. Steep also includes four playing styles to choose from i.e. the Explorer, the Freestyler, the Freerider and the Bone Collector.
From Studio MDHR, Cuphead is a side-scroller combat platformer game that features a vintage cartoon style from the 1930s and 40s. However, the Cuphead game is neither kid friendly nor a pushover. This retro combat platformer packs some really grueling boss battles and bonus rounds and while there is no precise date set for its release it still made the cut for the best Xbox One games for Christmas 2016.
Other worthy mentions include Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and Ark: Survival Evolved.
There you have it, the very best Xbox One games for Christmas 2016. Whether you want to gift either or all of them to yourself or someone else, do make sure you have fun gaming.