Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox One Games

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  • Publish Date: September 30, 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 January.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of all time (as of 9/30)

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

  Game   Metascore
1FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon88
2Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (2014) NEW 88
3Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon87
4NBA 2K14 (2013) Buy From Amazon86
5Forza Horizon 2 (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon86
6Titanfall (2014) Buy From Amazon86
7Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
8Metro Redux (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon85
9FIFA 15 (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon84
10Child of Light (2014)  82
11Valiant Hearts: The Great War (2014)  81
12Super Time Force (2014)  81
13Trials Fusion (2014) Buy From Amazon80
14Madden NFL 15 (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon80
15Forza Motorsport 5 (2013) Buy From Amazon79
16Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) Buy From Amazon79
17Destiny (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon78
18Watch Dogs (2014) Buy From Amazon78
19Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) Buy From Amazon78
20Dead Rising 3 (2013) Buy From Amazon78
21D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (2014) NEW 77
22Peggle 2 (2013)  77
23Strider (2014)  76
24Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry (2013)  76
25Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (2014) Buy From Amazon76

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 September 30, 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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