Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox One Games

  • Publish Date: July 1, 2015
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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 October.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of 2015 (as of July 1st)

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt NEW Buy From Amazon 91
Nearly 4 years in the making, this third chapter in the action-RPG series based on the fantasy books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski is the highest-scoring title in the franchise to date.
2Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin NEWBuy From Amazon89
3Ori and the Blind Forest Buy From Amazon88
4Shovel Knight NEW 86
5DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Buy From Amazon86
6Mortal Kombat X NEWBuy From Amazon86
7Batman: Arkham Knight NEWBuy From Amazon85
8Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones NEW 82
9Resident Evil HD Remaster  82
10Game of Thrones: Episode Four - Sons of Winter NEW 81
11Project CARS NEWBuy From Amazon81
12Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness  80
13Life is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory NEW 80
14Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Buy From Amazon80
15Hand of Fate  80
16#IDARB  77
17Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis  77
18Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition NEW 77
19Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis  76
20Game of Thrones: Episode Two - The Lost Lords  76
21Wolfenstein: The Old Blood NEWBuy From Amazon75
22Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Ascendance  75
Mega Coin Squad NEW 75
24Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Buy From Amazon75
25Spy Chameleon NEW 75
... and the worst-reviewed:
62Goat Simulator NEW 53
63LA Cops  49
64Infinity Runner NEW 44
65Funk of Titans  43
66Project Root NEW 38

Includes games released between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 with at least seven reviews in our database. 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 July 1, 2015.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of all time

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1Grand Theft Auto V (2014) Buy From Amazon97
2The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon91
3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon89
4FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon88
5Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon88
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  88
7Ori and the Blind Forest (2015) Buy From Amazon88
8Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) Buy From Amazon87
9Shovel Knight (2015) NEW 86
10NBA 2K14 (2013) Buy From Amazon86
11DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition (2015) Buy From Amazon86
12Titanfall (2014) Buy From Amazon86
13Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
14Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
15Forza Horizon 2 (2014) Buy From Amazon86
16Mortal Kombat X (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon86
17Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon85
18Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) Buy From Amazon85
19Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) Buy From Amazon85
20Metro Redux (2014) Buy From Amazon84
21Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (2015) NEW 82
22Child of Light (2014)  82
23Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (2014)  82
24Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (2014)  82
25FIFA 15 (2014) Buy From Amazon82

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 (4)

  • cHAG  

    There are 71 critics for Ori and the blind Forest and only 12 and 11 for Dark Souls and The Witcher. ... So Ori should be Number 1 - because its much harder to get that metascore with 71 critics.

  • 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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