Top 6 Best Games for Xbox One/Series S/X 2022

Here we have compiled a ranking – the best games for Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles, some of which are amazing exclusives that showcase Microsoft’s prowess, and games from third-party developers that offer even more variety.

The genres range from horror to action-adventure, from the newest to the long-established, and this list will cover the most impressive games available on Microsoft machines, in hopes that you’ll discover your new favorite game for Xbox.

Wasting no time, here are the top 10 games to play on the Xbox Series X and Series S right now. Originally from

1. Forza Horizon 5

The best racing game for Xbox

Genre: racing

Age Limit: 0+

Year of release: 2021

Publisher: Microsoft

Game Modes: Cooperative, Multiplayer, Single


  • Incredibly stunning visually
  • You can drive a dream car
  • A lot of different events


  • Lack of ray tracing in the main game

Forza Horizon 5 is exclusive to Xbox consoles, and if you want to appreciate how visually stunning it can be, you need to check it out on Series X. It offers two modes: “Graphics” and “Performance” with the more powerful option of 60 frames per second along with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

This race takes you through dusty roads, jungles, deserts and sun-drenched highways, with each of the 11 biomes seeming unique and unrepeatable. Added to this is a story with an open-world exploration aspect that makes it so easy to get lost in the game.

With great graphics and accessible gameplay, it’s not hard to see why we put this game at the top of the list of available games for Xbox right now.

2. Microsoft Flight Simulator

The best game for the Xbox that allows you to travel around the world

Genre: simulator

Age Limit: 0+

Year of release: 2020

Publisher: Microsoft

Game Series: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Supported Controllers: Gamepad

Maximum number of players: 1

Game Modes: Single


  • Sets a new standard in photorealistic visual effects
  • Sightseeing around the world is really interesting
  • Easy to play with a controller, keyboard, etc.


  • A few technical issues spoil the experience at times
  • Initial loading time

Another Xbox exclusive, Microsoft Flight Simulator is among the best simulation games on the market, offering beautiful visuals of the globe. Another example of a true next-generation console experience, this is the best way to experience flying.

This game may not be for everyone; the piloting aspect can be intense, with complex mechanics similar to real aviation. Nevertheless, the integrated in-game tutorials will make this journey easier for new pilots, and the lack of a campaign mode means that you don’t need to be particularly good to enjoy the game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is more of an experience than a game and is one of the most graphically impressive games in this ranking, offering unique and engaging gameplay. It is the perfect choice for those who want to expand their gaming library this year.

3. It Takes Two

An exciting cooperative game for two players

Genre: Adventure/Action

Age Limit: 12+

Year: 2021

Publisher: EA

Supported Controllers: Gamepad

Max Players: 2

Game Modes: Co-op


  • A good story
  • Exciting and constantly changing gameplay
  • Amazing scenery


  • No

Developed by the same minds that gave us Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, another stellar game called It Takes Two is coming out that utilizes something most games don’t: cooperation. Since so few full-fledged cooperative games have come out in recent years, this game is not only amazing in its own right, but also offers a unique experience as you can enjoy it with a friend.

The narrative is unusual for a video game, focusing on the impending divorce of the two main characters. The game will take this couple, May and Cody, through various tropes and challenges, trying to strengthen their bond, with a huge variety of gameplay.

Not only is it the perfect game to play with a friend (or spouse), but only one of you has to own it to play online. The original story and inventive metaphors make this game a delight and one of the most eccentric games on this list.

4. Resident Evil Village

Best Horror Game on Xbox

Genre: horror, survival

Age Limit: 18+

Year of Release: 2021

Publisher: Capcom

Game Series: Resident Evil

Supported Controllers: Gamepad

Max Players: 1

Game Modes: Single Player


  • Creepy environment that exudes an atmosphere of terror
  • Exciting new survival mechanics
  • Mercenary Mode is a nice addition for fans


  • Not as scary as Resident Evil 7
  • Campaign is a little shorter

Resident Evil Village is one of the best parts of the franchise to boast HDR graphics, so you can see the gooey moldy monsters in high resolution. The Village takes a first-person view, which enhances the narrative to a more personal level.

Our protagonist, Ethan Winters, likes to shoot and chop around Bram Stoker and Gothic towers with less emphasis on stealth, which means you have a better chance of fighting these monsters and vampires head-on, which really increases the scare factor.

If you’re interested in horror games, this is the best game for the Xbox Series X and Series S. Not only is the narrative creepy and the characters quirky, the blood has never looked as good as it does on these consoles.

5. Halo Infinite

The flagship shooter on Xbox

Genre: shooter

Age Limit: 16+

Year of release: 2021

Publisher: Microsoft

Game Series: Halo

Supported Controllers: Gamepad

Game Modes: Multiplayer


  • Cool firefights with a wide variety of weapons
  • Grappleshot is incredibly fun to use
  • Exciting dialogues and new characters
  • Fantastic multiplayer mode


  • Open-world sections are generic
  • Boss battles can be frustrating

With an exciting story with new characters, Halo Infinite offers exciting battles and a Grappleshot introduction, so you can sweep through the arena and have the fun of elbowing your enemy in the face.

Not only is Halo Infinite an Xbox exclusive, but it also supports up to 120Hz in multiplayer and dynamic 4K resolution at 60 frames per second when played on Xbox Series X.

Lots of references to previous games and lots of new features make this game perfect for veterans and newcomers alike. And since Halo is synonymous with Xbox, we can’t help but recommend this game to those lucky enough to own one of the last two consoles.

6. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Thrilling role-playing game about the Vikings

Genre: RPG, action, open world

Age Limit: 18+

Year of Release: 2020

Publisher: Ubisoft

Game Series: Assassin’s Creed

Supported Controllers: Gamepad

Maximum number of players: 1

Game Modes: Singleplayer


  • Exciting Viking-style combat
  • The story is similar to Game of Thrones
  • Excellent RPG level development
  • Medieval England is gorgeous and fun to explore


  • Lots of issues with the game crashing out

Following in the footsteps of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft has created a great and beautiful adventure that further develops the RPG mechanics. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes you through the Viking Age, through Britain, Norway and Scandinavia. The Xbox Series X variant of the game will run at 60 frames per second, giving you the smoothest possible experience.

Choose between a male or female protagonist, develop and shape your own virtual home throughout the campaign, with surprisingly entertaining hand-to-hand combat that will give you a bloody taste of the brutal tactics of Viking warfare.

This Game of Thrones-style story is a great RPG adventure on Xbox that sidesteps stealth, which is a bit odd for a Creed game, but makes the experience just as enjoyable thanks to the brutal, brilliant combat.