Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox One Games

  • Publish Date: March 31, 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 July.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of 2015 (as of March 31st)

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Ori and the Blind Forest   89
Microsoft's new "Metroidvania"-style, exploration-driven 2D platformer (also available for PC) is the first release from indie developer Moon Studio.
2DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Buy From Amazon86
3Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness  84
4Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Buy From Amazon83
5Resident Evil HD Remaster  82
6Hand of Fate  80
7#IDARB  77
8Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis  76
9Game of Thrones: Episode Two - The Lost Lords  76
10Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Buy From Amazon75
11Evolve Buy From Amazon74
12Roundabout  74
13Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Buy From Amazon74
14Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation  74
15The Escapists  74
... and the worst-reviewed:
32Pneuma: Breath of Life  63
33Shiftlings  62
34Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires Buy From Amazon59
35LA Cops  53
36Funk of Titans  43

Includes games released between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 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 March 31, 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
2Ori and the Blind Forest (2015) NEW 89
3FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon88
4Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon88
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  88
6Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) Buy From Amazon87
7DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon86
8NBA 2K14 (2013) Buy From Amazon86
9Titanfall (2014) Buy From Amazon86
10Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
11Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon86
12Forza Horizon 2 (2014) Buy From Amazon86
13Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) Buy From Amazon85
14Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) Buy From Amazon85
15Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness (2015) NEW 84
16Metro Redux (2014) Buy From Amazon84
17Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon83
18Child of Light (2014)  82
19Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (2014)  82
20Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (2014)  82
21FIFA 15 (2014) Buy From Amazon82
22Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One - Zer0 Sum (2014)  82
23NBA 2K15 (2014) Buy From Amazon82
24Far Cry 4 (2014) Buy From Amazon82
Resident Evil HD Remaster (2015) NEW 82

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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