Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox One Games

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  • Publish Date: December 31, 2014

Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in April.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of all time (as of 12/31)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1Grand Theft Auto V (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon97
2FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon88
3Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon88
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  88
5Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) Buy From Amazon87
6NBA 2K14 (2013) Buy From Amazon86
7Titanfall (2014) Buy From Amazon86
8Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
9Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
10Forza Horizon 2 (2014) Buy From Amazon86
11Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon85
12Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon85
13Kalimba (2014) NEW 84
14Metro Redux (2014) Buy From Amazon84
15Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (2014) NEW 84
16Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (2014) NEW 83
17Child of Light (2014)  82
18FIFA 15 (2014) Buy From Amazon82
19Far Cry 4 (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon82
20NBA 2K15 (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon82
21Sunset Overdrive (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon81
22Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon81
23Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice (2014) NEW 81
24Valiant Hearts: The Great War (2014)  81
25Super Time Force (2014)  80

Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from December 31, 2014. Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all Xbox One high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's Xbox One section.

Comments (3)

  • Bringtherain  

    Terrible list.... Minecraft is fun don't get me wrong. But it doesn't belong anywhere near most of these games for next gen. Either does NBA 2k. Same content with new skin.

  • lemminguk  

    Curious about some rather obvious multi platform games missing from the list. Where's Battlefield 4, Rayman Legends, Lego Marvel etc? They made the PS4 list. Even Assassins Creed 4, seems the XO list has the freedom cry DLC and not the actual game? Seems a bit pointless compiling these lists if it misses half the AAA titles..

  • jlplatten  

    So XBOX One sucks? I look at PS4 list, and it's almost all green. XBOX One's is half yellow?

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