The Xbox One's 22 launch games

Microsoft's next-generation console has finally arrived; here are the games you can play today and what you need to know about them.

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After eight years of the Xbox 360, the Xbox One has arrived, ushering in a new generation of Microsoft console gaming.

We've already unboxed the console, gone over its hardware and user interface, and explained how to play downloadable games offline.

Now it's time to familiarize yourself with all 22 games available for the console today. Click through on the links below for news, features, videos, and reviews for the platform's launch lineup. Look for more coverage in the future.

Discussion

269 comments
8a8eh911
8a8eh911

gamingg needs innovation

mt_dew_
mt_dew_

Maybe we have kind of reached a saturation point where there are not too many game concepts that haven't been done and so we are left with only slightly different rehashes of the same concepts.  That was a poorly worded sentence but you get the point.  Maybe im wrong we will see

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

crimson dragon just came out of nowhere. i didnt here a damn thing about it until gamespot posted the review for it the other day. im a little disappointed that it isnt an official sequel to panzer dragoon but beggars cant be choosers

Jehuty08
Jehuty08

only exclusive here that intrests me is Crimson Dragon, only one on PS4 is Killzone... Yeah, think Im gonna wait for the next gen

vduong942
vduong942

90% of them are on the PS4 as well

Fabian85
Fabian85

Def a much better lineup than ps4. Although that is not saying much. Killer instinct, forza, dr3 and zoo tycoon i like, Give us those on pc microsoft. PS4 can keep its exclusives haha,

broly180
broly180

I KNOW IT XBOX ONE FAIL DISC NOT WORK AND I'LL BUY PS4!!!!!  RIP XBOX ONE

Vojtass
Vojtass

If you want more good games, just wait. There's absolutely no point in buying XB1 or PS4 so early.

kay2kid
kay2kid

Kinda funny that the only game that I'm interested in is Powerstar Golf.

Shouoken4Peace
Shouoken4Peace

I just don't see why the PS4 and the Xbone could release such seemingly mediocre software. The excuse that both Sony and MS were somehow trying to get a grip of the hardware or that their focus was on making the games shiny to show off the new graphics are lame excuses especially when you've had computer systems that have been out for the last two years that have been on par (or exceeding the processing capabilities) of these new consoles. The rush to make console exclusives means that you get to look forward to over-marketed poop and a gaming community that is split in half just because Sony and Microsoft don't want to look in the other's direction. *huff* I think I'm done.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

And everyone of those exclusives have Microtransactions. MS is just getting started. 

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

so, for an avid Modern Warfare (not so BlackOps-fan) multiplayer fan in the past gen, which should I get, BF4 or Ghosts??

torbonator
torbonator

Xone launch line up is a lot better then the PS4's which I find funny as PS4 is marketed for the hardcore gamer. But I do feel that the Xone has only beaten the PS4 with their launch line up. In 2/3 years when theres a lot more games out then we will see which is a superior console.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Some of the worst hardware from 2010 is in both PS4 and Xbox One. I guess AMD needed to profit from their disasters that year and offered the APU to them on the cheap. There's no way I'd spend more than $100 for one of these consoles. I also like how when iFixit took the consoles apart, they had one little fan in them haha. That's not going to be a problem at all!!

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

My Xone is sitting at home while I'm at work (haven't got my hands on it, arrived after I left home…….) so, are there any games on demand yet? Or do I have to stop by at a retail to grab a couple of those??

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@mt_dew_ 

Anyway you can't play all the time. You need to let things die for a while, watch some TV series, go out, read a few books, take the time to recharge the battery. If you don't you'll get bored rapidly.

As for games this is what I would like. An adventure, some good storytelling with dialogues the level of Witcher or better (mature themes), in a vast open world without dragons and swords, placed in some distant future on some distant worlds, with some RPG elements to spice everything. That would make me happy.

Something along the lines of the first Deus Ex maybe but in a more vast and breathing world.

Anyway, doesn't hurt hoping.

sanchango
sanchango

@KimCheeWarriorX You didn't hear about it during E3 (granted, there was no sound at all when it was being played)

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@Jehuty08 crimson dragon just came out of nowhere. i didnt here a damn thing about it until gamespot posted the review for it the other day. im a little disappointed that it isnt an official sequel to panzer dragoon but beggars cant be choosers.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@vduong942 

Don't tell that to any Xbox One fans.

The all five of them.

CheyneStokes
CheyneStokes

Seriously still so many good games on the current Gen 360/PS3. I'm going to pick up Bioshock infinity tomorrow, and I'd take that over any of the current games released for PS4 or xbone

DeusGladiorum
DeusGladiorum

@Vojtass Totally agreed. I'm actually buying my first PS3 this black friday just for all the exclusives I missed out on.

Stinger78
Stinger78

@Ahiru-San See if you can rent both games, or somehow play demos to see what you think first.  I prefer BF for the vehicles being available, similar to why I liked Halo, but while I could recommend BF4, you may not enjoy that.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@torbonator Yes because they have like 2 exclusives that are for the hardcore gamer. Multiplats don't count obviously.


MacaulayMcDerp
MacaulayMcDerp

@torbonator The most are multis anyways, the only Xbox title I would get is probably DR3 and Killer Instinct, not really interested in Forza. But you can be sure that PS4 will have the better exclusives in the future, same as in the past.

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@billlabowski I know why you created this post. You just wanted a good excuse for the fact that you're too broke to afford one.

It's ok Billyboy, we all know that feel.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@billlabowski I think you are on the wrong site. this is not Cryinginmyjournal.com. No one gives a shit why you aren't buying one.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@Ahiru-San Forza and DR3 seem to be the must haves.Edit: Try Ryse but at your own risk.


I got the PS4 and one of my games was Knack, which also got a 4 that I felt was unwarranted. 

jo8n3645
jo8n3645

@Stinger78 @Ahiru-San Id recommend BF4. Lot more roles you can take on in the game such as being a tank driver or chopper/jet pilot, 64 players, much more realistic guns, and better graphics.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@MacaulayMcDerp not in the past… the only exclusives I like are Heavy Rain and Flower… really… (still haven't played The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls, but they probably would be on my fav list too), in comparison with the 360, which I could name a lot more...

torbonator
torbonator

@MacaulayMcDerp @torbonator I hate zombie games so DR3 is out for me, but I know is big for other people where as I do like Forza. As you say they are mainly multiplatform and from what I can see from press the multi's run better on ps4.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@UnrealPro @billlabowski You dont have to be broke to be dissapointed with the hardware. Most people with jobs could get one simply by holding back on drinks for the weekend. They are not expensive.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@RicanV btw, Knack looked cool before the review though… I might grab it if it gets on sale before new years...

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@RicanV I'm grabbing DR3 already, but I meant as "on demand" like Killer Instinct, which I can download at home without a physical copy though… 

ps4 is coming after new year, my sis is sending me (I live abroad - where the PS4 costs US$1800, yeah..)

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@ObxChillin @torbonator 

For me Gears 1 was good, 2 was great, 3 was ugly and Judgment an abomination.

I remember playing 3 with my girlfriend. You stopped for a moment to look around, pick-up some ammo or weapon, and all computer controlled teammates went ahead and killed half the enemies. Fun game! Are we suppose to play the thing or are games made so the console can play them in our place? Thank you Epic!

Too bad there aren't too many games made to be played with friends at your side.

ObxChillin
ObxChillin

@torbonator Gears of war was a great 3rd person shooter, it was one of the best multiplayer games for the xbox, u probably just sucked at it  

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@MacaulayMcDerp @Ahiru-San It's a matter of taste… ps3 sucks for shooters, but if you don't like 'em, that's okay anyways… Infamous and Uncharted (I have them both) are ok, not "favorite" as exclusives, both generics at best. Gears and Halo fall in the same generic category in my opinion, but then again, it's just a matter of taste. A hidden gem that no one ever played is Amped 3, which is one 360 exclusive I love.

MacaulayMcDerp
MacaulayMcDerp

@Ahiru-San @MacaulayMcDerp Uncharted, Infamous, The Last of Us, Shadow of the Collossus HD, can't remember any more. I think xbox had Blue Dragon, Gears, Halo, Lost Odyysey. So compared to sony's titles these one suck in my opinion

torbonator
torbonator

@Ahiru-San @MacaulayMcDerp Gears the obvs 360 exclusive was by far the worst shooter I have every played in my life. I prefer forza to GT but other than that I can't really think of anything.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@RicanV it reminds me of Kameo back on 360's launch lineup… which I regret not grabbing it back then.. so I might get Knack for my ps4 nevertheless...

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@Ahiru-San @RicanV Knack is an okay game. Didn't want to give you the wrong impression that it's the best game in the world  but it is a good game.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@Ahiru-San The Playstation Network already had all the launch titles available on their store as well. 

Both companies are trying to actually push the physical disc away so this will definitely work in your favor where physical goods are taxed like crazy.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@RicanV yeah… I live in video games hell…

good to know, because the xbone games released here cost around US$95… so I rather pay US$60 on Live and download than grab the physical disc….

thanks! 

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@Ahiru-San @RicanV Brazil?

If you're talking digital purchases, they will all be available digitally.