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Best Xbox Series X|S games, 2021



These are the best games that you can currently play on Xbox series X|S. Critics and gamers worldwide have received these titles so well that they are worth considering if you are looking for good quality games.


Forza Horizon 5 , Flight Simulator and Yakuza: Like A Dragon, all standard editions, are available for any Xbox Game Pass subscriber. Hopefully, we will have more surprises from Microsoft and more top games will be possible on Games Pass. It is relevant to highlight that some AAA games such as Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 5 or Halo Infinite are confirmed and soon will be ready for the subscribers.


Find the best 30 Games on Game Pass for Series X and Xbox One X Enhanced.




1. Forza Horizon 5 (Standard edition available on Xbox Game Pass)

Racing Video Game, Adventure game, Action game, Simulation Video Game

Release Date: November 05, 2021

Forze horizon 5
Source: Microsoft
  • Standard (Gamepass included, deluxe and premium option available).

  • Lead breathtaking expeditions across a world of striking contrast and beauty. Discover living deserts, lush jungles, historic cities, hidden ruins, pristine beaches, vast canyons and a towering snow-capped volcano.

  • Immerse yourself in a deep campaign with hundreds of challenges that reward you for engaging in the activities you love. Meet new characters and choose the outcomes of their Horizon Story missions.

  • Take on awe-inspiring weather events such as towering dust storms and intense tropical storms as Mexico’s unique, dynamic seasons change the world every week. Keep coming back for new events, challenges, collectibles, and rewards, and new areas to explore. No two seasons will ever be the same

  • Create your own expressions of fun with the powerful new EventLab gameplay toolset including custom races, challenges, stunts, and entirely new game modes. Customize your cars in more ways than ever before with new body kits, wheels, paint options and more. Use the new Gift Drops feature to share your custom creations with the community.

  • Coming this November 9 to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and PC on Windows 10 and Steam. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, download and play it directly on your Xbox console or Windows 10 PC, or play games on your Android mobile phone or tablet from the cloud (Beta) with the Xbox Game Pass mobile app (in regions where available). Begin Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure today!

2. Flight Simulator (Standard edition available on Xbox Game Pass)

Simulator

Release Date: March 26, 2021

Flight Simulator
Source: Microsoft
  • Available in Standard, Deluxe (digital code) and premium edition (digital code).

  • Take to the skies and experience the joy of flight in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Microsoft Flight Simulator includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 handcrafted airports.

  • Explore the world. Travel the world in amazing detail with over 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.

  • Test your skill. Fly day or night with live real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lightning.

  • This version only plays on Xbox Series X and is optimized for Xbox Series X. Games optimized for Xbox Series X will showcase unparalleled load-times, heightened visuals, and steadier framerates.

  • Get Microsoft Flight Simulator, plus access to over 100 other high-quality games for one low monthly price with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.


3. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2

Sports

Release Date: March 26, 2021

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
Source: Activision
  • Break skateboarding boundaries, show off your own style, and be part of the next generation of skaters and creators with Tony hawk's Pro skater 1 + 2.

  • Skate as the legendary Tony hawk and the original Pro roster, plus new pros.

  • Hit insane trick combos with the iconic handling of the Tony hawk's Pro skater series.

  • Play all the original game modes and go head-to-head with local 2-player modes

  • All the Pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.


4. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Fighting

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Source: Microsoft
  • Includes Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1, mk11: Aftermath & Kombat Pack 2

  • the definitive mk11 experience! Take control of earthrealm's protectors in the game's two critically acclaimed, time-bending story campaigns as they race to stop kronika from rewinding time and rebooting history.

  • friendships are tested, and new alliances forged, in the battle to save all of existence.

  • mk11 ultimate features the complete character roster, including new additions rain, mileena & Rambo.

  • Mortal Kombat 11 showcases every amusing friendship, gory fatality and soul-crushing Fatal blow like never before. You'll be so close to the fight, you can feel it

  • upgrades for Xbox series x includes: 4K dynamic resolution/ enhanced visuals/ significantly improved loading times/ cross-platform/cross-gen compatibility


5. Hitman 3

Shooter Video Game /Adventure game / Stealth game

Release Date: January 20, 2021

Hitman 3
Source: IO Interactive
  • Campaign Mode - Campaign Mode will take you on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations and will deliver a dramatic conclusion to the world of assassination trilogy.

  • Elusive Targets - Elusive targets are the ultimate hitman challenge and are designed to offer an exciting, pulse-pounding experience. You need to track down A unique target, with little-to-no help from the HUD or instinct and hatch a plan to eliminate them on the fly

  • Escalations - Expect your gameplay skills to be pushed to the max as elements are thrown at you in each stage of the contract. Disguise restrictions, added security cameras and other kinds of other complications will be thrown your way

  • Contracts Mode - Choose your own targets, choose how to eliminate them and then make it all happen. Once you've completed the contract yourself, challenge friends to compete the score on the leaderboards



6. Control Ultimate Edition

Third-person shooter, Action / adventure

Release Date: February 2, 2021

Control Ultimate Edition
Source: Microsoft
  • Uncover the mysteries. Can you handle the bureau's dark secrets? Unfold an epic supernatural struggle, filled with unexpected characters and bizarre events, as you search for your missing brother, and discover the truth that has brought you here

  • everything is your weapon. Unleash destruction through transforming weaponry and telekinetic powers. Discover New ways to annihilate your enemies as you harness powerful abilities to turn everything around you into a lethal weapon

  • explore a hidden world. Delve deep into the Ominous expanses of a secretive government Agency. Explore the bureau's shifting environments only to discover that there is always more than meets the eye

  • fight for control. Battle a relentless enemy through exciting missions and challenging boss fights to earn powerful upgrades that maximize abilities and customize your weaponry

  • players who purchase control ultimate Edition for Xbox One will be able to download the next-gen optimized version for free when transitioning to XBOX series x. Please note that the control ultimate Edition Xbox One Blu-ray disc must be kept insert in the Xbox series x console to play the corresponding Xbox series x digital version


7. Planet Coaster

Construction and management simulation

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Planet Coaster
Source: Microsoft
  • Uncover the mysteries. Can you handle the bureau's dark secrets? Unfold an epic supernatural struggle, filled with unexpected characters and bizarre events, as you search for your missing brother, and discover the truth that has brought you here

  • everything is your weapon. Unleash destruction through transforming weaponry and telekinetic powers. Discover New ways to annihilate your enemies as you harness powerful abilities to turn everything around you into a lethal weapon

  • explore a hidden world. Delve deep into the Ominous expanses of a secretive government Agency. Explore the bureau's shifting environments only to discover that there is always more than meets the eye

  • fight for control. Battle a relentless enemy through exciting missions and challenging boss fights to earn powerful upgrades that maximize abilities and customize your weaponry

  • players who purchase control ultimate Edition for Xbox One will be able to download the next-gen optimized version for free when transitioning to XBOX series x. Please note that the control ultimate Edition Xbox One Blu-ray disc must be kept insert in the Xbox series x console to play the corresponding Xbox series x digital version


8. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition

Action / adventure, hack and slash

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Source: Microsoft
  • New Gameplay Modes - Test your skills against the unique challenges of the new legendary dark Knight mode and Turbo mode.Legendary dark Knight mode: fans seeking an added challenge can Pit their skills and style against a crazy amount of enemies in the perilous legendary dark Knight mode.Turbo mode: adrenaline Junkies can push their reaction times to the limit against the increased speed of Turbo mode, which ups the rate of gameplay by 20 percent to allow for even more rapid and fluid combo opportunities.

  • Ascend the Bloody Palace - Tackle the increasingly difficult floors of the bloody palace challenge mode, originally introduced as free post-launch content for Devil May Cry 5. Only the most skilled demon hunters will make it to the top floor to face the ultimate challenge.

  • High-Octane Stylized Action - Play as four different characters: Nero, Dante, V, and the newly-added Vergil. Cut a path through the ruins of redgrave city with each character using radically different play styles as they take on the teaming hordes of demons.

  • Groundbreaking Graphics - Developed with Capcom in-house proprietary RE engine, DMC5SE brings the visual quality to new heights, with graphics that utilize photorealistic character designs, stunning lighting and environmental effects. These Superb visuals have been enhanced with Ray tracing technology**, 4K visuals, and increased framerates, all with minimal load times.**Ray tracing will be included in the Xbox series x and series S versions as part of a downloadable title update.

  • Vivid 3D Audio - Maintain their smokin Sexy Style through the frenetic action and cutting chords by adapting to the sounds of enemy movements above, below, and to any side of your character with realistic detail.



9. Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Available on Xbox Game Pass)

Role Playing Game (RPG)

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Source: Insomniac games
  • Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn't commit.

  • Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most.

  • Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city’s outcasts on his journey.

  • Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls!

  • When you're not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city.


10. Resident Evil Village

Survival horror

Release Date: May 7, 2021

Resident Evil Village
Source: Capcom
  • Nominated for the game of the year 2021.

  • A New Chapter in The Resident Evil Storyline - This eighth major instalment in the flagship Resident Evil series continues the story from the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard. With the return of popular features and introduction of new elements, survival horror has never been so intense.

  • Latest Console Technology - RE engine paired with new technologies available via PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X|S delivers hyper detailed graphics, advanced immersive audio and little to no load times, bringing the shadowy village and its evocative residents to life in first person perspective.

  • Popular Resident Evil Features - Fans might recognize new features in Resident Evil Village that are nods to previous Resident Evil games including a merchant dubbed "The Duke" who allows players to purchase and sell items, buy recipes for crafting consumables, and customize weapons.

  • Familiar Faces and New Foes - Resident Evil series Chris Redfield returns under a shroud of seemingly sinister motives. Ethan will also encounter a host of new adversaries inhabiting the enigmatic village, all with their own distinctive ways of attacking.

  • Evolution of Combat - In addition to engaging and attacking enemies, Ethan can also now guard against incoming attacks, or kick enemies away to buy time for his next move, requiring players to further strategize the best approach for surviving the many challenges ahead.

  • 25th Anniversary Celebration Bonus - As a thank you to fans, Resident Evil Village will include access to a free multiplayer experience titled Resident Evil Re:Verse, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. An all Star cast of fan favourite Resident Evil characters face off in four to six player death match battles in iconic series locations.

  • Play Across Generations - Resident Evil Village will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support smart delivery for Xbox series X|S and Xbox One consoles.



11. Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Action / Role Playing Game (RPG)

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Source: Ubisoft
  • Lead epic Viking raids against Saxon troops and fortresses.

  • Relive the visceral fighting style of the Vikings as you dual-wield powerful weapons.

  • Challenge yourself with the most varied collection of enemies ever in Assassin's Creed.

  • Shape the growth of your character and your clan's settlement with every choice you make.

  • Explore a Dark Age open world, from the harsh shores of Norway to the beautiful kingdoms of England.



12. Immortals Fenyx Rising

Action / adventure

Release Date: December 3, 2020

Immortals Fenyx Rising
Source: Microsoft
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising leverages the Smart Delivery technology - buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X when both the console and that version of Immortals Fenyx Rising are available

  • The Limited Edition of the game includes: Copy of the game & digital content: The Orion's Blessed Weapons Pack

  • Explore a stylized open world Discover a beautifully rendered and vibrant fantasy world

  • The gods of Olympus have blessed you with gifts: the wings of Daidalos, the sword of Achilles, the bow of Odysseus, and more, as well as legendary powers that will help turn the tides of battle.

  • Face off against legendary beasts like Cyclops, Medusa, or Minotaur, and confront corrupted heroes such as Achilles.

13. Far cry 6

First-person shooter, Action-adventure game, Nonlinear gameplay

Release Date: October 6, 2020

Source: Ubisoft
  • Play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran, as you fight alongside a modern-day guerrilla revolution to liberate Yara

  • Fight against Castillo’s regime in the most expansive Far Cry to date, through jungles, beaches, and Esperanza, the capital city of Yara

  • Employ an arsenal of resolver weapons, backpacks, and vehicles to take down Castillo’s ruthless regime