Xbox One Has “The Best Games”

Microsoft are saying that their games are the best. That’s probably nothing new, but they’ve released a sizzle trailer (which Sony does much better, just saying) and listed the impressive amount of games heading to Xbox One, as well as sharing some facts.

They’ve posted a list of all the games over on the Xbox news site. The titles in bold are exclusive (or timed exclusive) to Xbox One, while the titles in italics have exclusive content coming to the system.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
Below (Capy Games, Microsoft Studios)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
D4 (Access Games, Microsoft Studios)
Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft Studios)
Destiny (Bungie, Activision)
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix, Disney Interactive)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare, Electronic Arts)
Dying Light (Techland, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
EA SPORTS UFC (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
FIFA 14 (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, Square Enix)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
Halo Xbox One (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios)
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
Kinect Sports Rivals (Rare, Microsoft Studios)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix 1st Production Department, Square Enix)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
LocoCycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
Mad Max (Avalanche Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Madden NFL 25 (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions, Konami)
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Mojang Studios, Microsoft Studios)
Mirror’s Edge 2 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
NBA LIVE 14 (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PopCap Games, Electronic Arts)
Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
Project Spark (Microsoft Studios)
Quantum Break (Remedy, Microsoft Studios)
Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE, Electronic Arts)
Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games, Microsoft Studios)
The Crew (Ivory Towers, Ubisoft)
The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Online Studios, Bethesda Softworks)
The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks, Bethesda Softworks)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – North America)
Thief (Eidos Montreal, Square Enix)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts)*
Tom Clancy’s The Division (Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames, Bethesda Softworks)
Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

The percentages of new IPs and exclusive games are also quite impressive:

  • 38% of titles are exclusive to Xbox One
  • 37% of titles are brand-new IP
  • 44% of titles will include either timed or exclusive content to Xbox One

So, there you go. Does Microsoft have the best games? We’ll leave that for you to decide.



  1. Some very good games there including their exclusives.

    Hope Sony pull some stuff out of their arse at Games come, as the PS4 has gone completely off the boil for me (especially with PS3 being so strong) with Driveclub looking variable in quality & couldn’t be less interested in another Killzone and most other stuff being multiplatform anyway.

    • I was thinking that’s a pretty forgettable lineup.

      Shouldn’t “38% of titles are exclusive to Xbox One” be “38% of titles will launch as exclusive to Xbox One”.

      There is maybe one exclusive (or timed exclusive) I would buy and maybe two other I’d consider but it all feels very been there done that from Microsoft. It’s certainly not a list of games to upgrade from a PS3 to and the 360 is still getting a lot of those. Many of those won’t be in 2013 either.

      The list does little for my preferred genres, and that little is all multi-platform.

      • Shouldn’t “38% of titles are exclusive to Xbox One” be “38% of titles will launch as exclusive to Xbox One” – I can imagine MS PR dept laughing about how easy it is to put out ever so slightly misleading soundbites with minimal chance of comeback.

    • List looks lame to me. Lots of filler.

  2. I personally prefer sony’s offering, infamous second son, and the order: 1886 look particularly good. Plus sony has a huge first party network, completely dwarfing microsoft’s, so you can guarantee a steady supply of great first party games.

  3. An impressive list no doubt but I’m still getting a PS4. I don’t think there is anything MS can do to persuade me otherwise. It would be interesting if you guys did a similar list for the PS4 as well with the percentages

    • I’m in the same boat as you. I might be persuaded to get an Xbox One in addition to the PS4 down the line, but most likely, I’ll just stick with the PS4 and be happy about that.

  4. It is an impressive breakdown, I’ll admit.
    What BF4 content are they getting?

    • timed exclusive on the first bit of dlc I think

  5. Ooh didn’t realise Lego Marvel was confirmed for next gen, must have missed that. Will hold out for it then.
    To be honest the only exclusives that piqued my interest were Forza 5 and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare so I’m not too worried. Either way Sony have Naughty Dog making a PS4 game among others so I’m happy to confident with Sony’s exclusives.

    • I’m hoping PvZ: GW is only a timed exclusive, that game looks ace!

      Lego Marvel looks ace, I’m either going to go for it on PS4 or Vita.

  6. Only TITANFALL looks great, but that is all that interests me & theres strong rumours its a timed exclusive. Looking forward to something from Naughty Dog & GoW studio on PS4.

    • I was mildly interested until they announced it was all online.

    • Really don’t get the fuss about Titanfall. Colour me cynical but isn’t it another Mech game (a genre I’ve played on and off for the last 20yrs) that looks extremely current generation? And is online only? Mystified…

    • It’s on PC too…

  7. Aw bless MS in that trailer they was like 5/6 exclusives, 2 brand new ip, the rest are multi plat & their exclusivity is DLC really.

    • Forza and halo. Yawn, poor man’s gran turismo and killzone

  8. Neither have any “OMG I need to buy that game right away” titles, but out of the two the X1 definitely looks to have the better software at the moment.
    Hopefully Gamescom will balance things out a bit, though I’m not expecting huge amounts from either company this close to launch – aside from release dates of course.

    • That’s what I think, next gen seems slightly lacklustre if I’m honest, especially when staring down the PS3’s barrel of Beyond, GTAV, GT6 etc. Perhaps Christmas 2014 will offer more.

      But from announced games so far Quantum Break, Forza 5, Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall, Dead Rising, Project Sparks… And a ‘Tycoon’ title has a clear edge for me.

      I thought The Order looked really interesting for PS4, but the end of the trailer made it look like another shooter, so I’m not sure about that now.

    • I would agree with that too . It seems that both MS and Sony are more interested in selling machines based on new features rather than new games. Im sure both will come out swinging at gamescom, but right now I’m more excited about GTAV than either the One or the PS4. Both have shown why I should upgrade, but neither have shown anything on why I would need to upgrade. Until I’m blown away by one or the other (pun intended) I’m going to stick with this gen and consider nex-gen a gateway console for the MS whatever and PS5- which will probably be launching in a few years if nex-gen consoles tank.

  9. On a personal level the exclusives once again don’t appeal to me. No idea whether the PS4 is the same without seeing a list. Hopefully TSA will do a comparison post at some stage? hint hint

    • Closer to release, yeah!

    • This is the PS4 list I have minus the multi-format titles. A few may be wrong be I think these all have some form of PS4 exclusivity (timed, exclusive or console exclusive). Plus Sony have already announce they are releasing 30 PS4 exclusives, 20 in the first year and 12 new IP – though we still don’t know what most of them are.

      Killzone Shadow Fall
      The Order 1866
      InFamous Second Son
      Final Fantasy XIV
      DC Universe Online
      Planetside 2
      Deep Down
      Diablo III
      Blacklight: Retribution
      Don’t Starve
      The Witness
      War Thunder
      Primal Carnage: Genesis
      Piball Arcade
      Project: Heart and Soul
      Rays the Dead
      Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
      Secret Ponchos
      Super Motherload
      Tiny Brains
      Galak-Z: The Dimensional
      Super Stardust Sucessor
      Doki-Doki Universe
      Mercenary Kings
      Octodad: Deadliest Catch
      Basement Crawl
      Day Z
      Quick Draw (Move)

      • The Witness has my interest.

        and for Christmas 2014, The Order 1866 does too… if it’s not just a cover based shooter which is what it looks like

        But other than that it all looks pretty disappointing.

        Away from the lacklustre big budget titles, I’m not overly keen on forking out £400 (with a game or so) for a sprinkling of indie titles when my PC has 1,000 times as many anyway.

      • disappointing? maybe you should give up gaming.

  10. Must buy a X1 for Zumba Fitness!

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