The holidays are here whether you like it or not! Actually scratch that — we’re hoping you’ll like it, because it’s one of the best times of the year for deals on video games. Sales on all the best selling-games of the year are cropping up like crazy. However, the question remains: what are the top games to get this holiday? Well, APGNation has the answers for you in regards to the Xbox One.
This game is quite possibly the biggest surprise hit for Xbox One. The fluid movement, the humor, and the plethora of things to do around the world sold me about 3 hours into the game. I had a ton of flat-out fun playing this game and in a market saturated with self-serious titles this was a breath of fresh air. If you have an Xbox One there is no reason you shouldn’t play Sunset Overdrive.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
It’s a Call of Duty game! However, this year’s iteration brings, quite literally, a new level to combat. Due to the new “exo-suits” players can now boost jump providing a new verticality to strategy in multiplayer. If you’ve been stale on the Call of Duty franchise, like I was, this game will drag you back in and waste many hours of your time. Also, how can you resist Kevin Spacey in the campaign?
The Evil Within
I’ll be honest: I haven’t finished this game yet. I will say though — with absolute certainty — that this game is worth playing if you are a fan of horror games. This game is not perfect by any means — the heavy letter box and choppy frame rate can be trying at times — but the atmosphere will sell you on this game. Mix that in with creative monster design, and you have a survival-horror game worth your time.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Yes, matchmaking is still a work in progress, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking up the collection of games that have played a pivotal part of the Xbox’s establishment in console gaming. You get four games for the price of one, which is the best gaming deal since The Orange Box back in 2007. Matchmaking is getting better and the campaigns are as awesome as you remember.
Super Time Force
This one will surprise you. This download-only title features an 8-bit art style that has an interesting mechanic that makes this game unlike you will ever play. This mechanic is extremely hard to describe in an article but should really be experienced by any fan of side-scrollers, 8-bit graphics, and cheesy humor. It is by far the cheapest title on this list and the most unique game on this list.
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