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Microsoft broadened the Xbox's focus from being a games machine with the Xbox 360 to an all-in-one entertainment device with the Xbox One. That strategy may not have attracted gamers in the early days of the new-generation transition, and the console continues to recover from those missteps. Even so, the Xbox One is home to an increasing library of great games. In our continually evolving feature, we're highlighting the 10 essential games on Xbox One.
Here are Game Informer's current picks for the top 10 games on the Xbox One.
10. Rise of the Tomb Raider
“Rise of the Tomb Raider captures the thrill of being an adventurer and
leaves you thinking about Lara's next move. You have daredevil
sequences, heroic moments, fun exploration, and exciting fights that
even Indiana Jones would envy. If Crystal Dynamics keeps raising the bar
from here, I can't wait to see what's next for Lara.” — Kimberley
To read the full review and learn more, click here.
9. Titanfall 2"In an era where it feels like the majority of shooters either have single-player or multiplayer tacked on, Titanfall 2 is the full package. The top-tier campaign has nearly perfect pacing, and the subtle revisions and additions to the multiplayer make it better than ever. For first-person shooter fans, Titanfall 2 is a must play." – Javy Gwaltney
8. Dishonored 2"Dishonored
2 successfully builds on the solid stealth-combat foundation of the
original while introducing enough fun new gameplay concepts to feel
fresh. Whether you prefer sticking to the shadows or gutting every
co-conspirator in the land, the game offers a rewarding experience with
attractive upgrade paths." – Matt Bertz
“Inside has excellent gameplay, thoughtful puzzles, and deadly obstacles that are entertaining to avoid – but it feels wrong to call the game “fun.” The full experience, from its opening moments to a finale that left my mouth agape, is a strangely uncomfortable one. The world’s implied history immediately pulled me in, and it’s an experience I can’t put out of my head. My chest tightens as I recall the feeling of entering new areas, succumbing to surprise deaths and witnessing its many unexpected moments. By the end, I felt as though I had lived through someone’s horrible dream, and I couldn’t wait to do it all over again.” – Kyle Hilliard
6. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition"Two years is a long time in video games, and it’s rare that a release so far out from its original incarnation can generate excitement. However, Blizzard’s constant improvements and adjustments have led to a stellar port to new-gen consoles, including the complete experience available on PC, plus several smart bonus features. It’s an ideal way to play the game for the first time or the tenth, especially if you have any mix of friends to play with, either on your couch or across the country." – Matt Miller
On the next page: The top 5 games on Xbox One.
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