13 Xbox One Exclusives that You Need to get Pumped About

Last year, Xbox One’s library witnessed a plethora of great games, and a few bad apples here and there. Although PlayStation 4 is leading the console war, Microsoft is breathing down on Sony’s neck.

We covered some must-have PlayStation 4 titles a while ago. It’s time for a comprehensive list of 13 Xbox One Exclusives that you must have in your library!

Sunset Overdrive

Xbox One Exclusives - Sunset Overdrive

From Resistance, and Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac Games, comes a new thrilling title. Called Sunset Overdrive, it’s going to stir away from what IG got us used to. Sunset Overdrive will feature aliens blind-drunk on energy drinks which you must clubber with any weapon you can get your hands on – using teddy bears to maim your foes isn’t out of discussion.

It’s not a parkour oriented game, but it could very well be. You slide on wires, run along walls, and bounce your little butt off of explosive pads.

Halo 5: Guardians

Xbox One Exclusives - Halo 5 Guardians

Bungie left the franchise, but this doesn’t mean that Halo isn’t in good hands. Guardians is being developed by 343 Industries, and published by Microsoft Studios. It’s slated to be released on the 27th of October 2015.

Master Chief is missing, and his loyalty is put under question. A mysterious force is threatening all of existence, and there’s not hero in sight to stop it. How will it end?

Gears of War 4

Xbox One Exclusives - Gears of War 4

Coming out during holiday 2016, Gears of War 4 needs to reinvent itself fast, or it will follow the same path as Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise.

The teaser trailer didn’t seem to bring any improvement, nor change, to gameplay. It does look pretty cool, and arguably it’s better looking that all its predecessors, but eye-candy doesn’t keep gamers coming back. A great story, and refreshing new game mechanics do.

Fable Legends

Xbox One Exclusives - Fable Legends

Lionhead Studio’s Fable Legends was present at this year’s Gamescom. Gamers had the chance of playing a 5 person multiplayer mode. Four players were tasked to complete objectives and kill enemies. The fifth member of the party had to take the role of the villain. He’s main objective is to do everything he can to stop heroes of achieving their goals.

Fable Legends has a release date of sometime before the end of the year. Christmas sounds like the perfect moment.

Forza Motorsport 6

Xbox One Exclusives - Forza Motorsport 6

Forza Motorsport 6 is just a month away. Gamers across the world are prepared for the racing bonanza. Are you?

The Xbox Marketplace has revealed that the download size for Turn 10 Studio’s new racing title will consist of 45 GB of space. The previous Forza Motorsport title clocked only 35 GB.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Xbox One Exclusives - Rise of the Tomb Raider

It’s on the list of temporary Xbox One exclusives. Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released for PS4, and the PC, but a year later after its release on Xbox One.

Rise of the Tomb Raider, developed by Crystal Dynamics, and published by Microsoft Studios is slated to be released sometime at the beginning of 2016 for Microsoft’s gaming console.

Initially, it was announced as an exclusive for the Xbone.

Crackdown 3

Xbox One Exclusives - Crackdown 3

It’s the first video-game to be out of PlayStation 4’s hands – performance-wise. Sony’s console just can’t handle Crackdown 3.

Set in a larger futuristic city, Crackdown 3 features similar design elements as previous iterations, but as you advance, and the story unfolds, the game evolves into something different.

Attempting to awe gamers with a Blade Runner style, Crackdown 3 might just be what we have been waiting for – a first person sci-fi shooter that keeps us up at night.


Xbox One Exclusives - Scalebound

It’s still a huge mystery, but Hideki Kamiya, the director in charge of Scalebound, notes that the open-world RPG will stretch Xbone’s performance to the max.

It doesn’t have a firm release date, but we’re expecting it to be available sometime during holiday of 2016.


Xbox One Exclusives - Below

Back in 2014 it amazed everyone with its nostalgia-inducing retro-style. It’s 2015, and Below doesn’t have a release date set. It’s being developed by Capybara Games, and published by Microsoft Studios.

What we do know is that Below is a timed-exclusive, and it will see the light of day on PC too – but we don’t know when, yet!

Below is a roguelike game that dwells in the sadness of humanity. With a dark, and gritty color palette, Below wants to offer an eerie, and foreboding experience.


Xbox One Exclusives - Recore

Somewhat remembering of Borderlands, Recore come from the makers of Mega Man, and Metroid Prime. The game’s universe is set in a desert, and Recore follows the mischievous adventures of a girl and her pet robot.

It looks like a ton of fun, and Recore already managed to garner a little cult following. A release date is rumored of Spring of 2016.

Quantum Break

Xbox One Exclusives - Quantum Break

Here’s a title that will make you draw back and widen your eyes. From the makers of Max frikin’ Payne, and Alan Wake, the third person shooter Quantum Break is simultaneously made as a TV series.

You’ll be playing a level, and then you’ll be watching an episode, and so on and so forth.

Get this – what you’ll be seeing in the TV show will depend on your choices in the game. Don’t expect a ton of different pathways – 2, 3 choices per episode mayhaps.

It sounds more than promising, and Quantum Break is on my must-have list since I first heard rumors about it in 2014.

It’s set to be released sometime in 2016.


Xbox One Exclusives - Cuphead

From a developer who most likely had his fair share of LSD and acid, Cuphead takes the art design of 1930s cartoons, and just shatters the genre into a billion thought provoking pieces.

You’re in the shoes of the eponymous character – Cuphead – and you have just made a deal with a cat-like Devil.

Cuphead needs to repay his debt to society, uhm, the Devil, and repay it in full – and then some more – if he wants to regain is freedom, and soul.

The action platformer Cuphead is set to be released sometime in 2016.


Xbox One Exclusives - Ashen

We don’t know much about it besides the fact that it’s dark, brooding, and atmospheric. It’s an action RPG about a bunch of wanderers in a dark and twisted world filled with, go figure, ash, and Lovecraftian creatures of the night.

Aurora44, the developer of Ashen, notes that their video-game is all about forging relationships. We’ll see how many friends we can deceive when it’s released. At the current moment we don’t even have a rumored release date.

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