Top 5 Xbox One Games to Get This Holiday

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.

Sunset Overdrive

Xbox One Sunset Overdrive

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

Xbox One 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

Xbox One 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

Xbox One 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

Xbox One SuperTimeForce

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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Ryan Finfrock
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“Cheap Five Dollar Dress.” That’s what my last name loosely means in German. That is pretty much my only claim to fame at this point of my life. In other parts of life, I am a 21-year-old student from Cincinnati, Ohio studying Electronic Media and Broadcasting with a minor in Political Science at Northern Kentucky University. If I’m not studying, working or sleeping, I am trying my hardest to sneak in some game time on my Xbox One or 3DS (Destiny, Madden 15 and Smash Bros. are taking up most of my time.) I also enjoy the occasional iOS game on my iPhone or iPad. I am also a novice filmmaker and news junkie. I work with production folks on a daily basis and start my morning browsing the interwebs and see what the biggest news of the day happens to be. I also enjoy watching movies as much as I can. (But movies are way too dang expensive anymore!) I am firm believer that video games are art. I really started realizing this during the Mass Effect 3 controversy. I couldn’t believe that people wanted Bioware to change the ending to the game. To me, it was like people wanting to change the Mona Lisa because they didn’t like how the hands looked. This was the point where I was writing a lot about video games on my blog and developed a strong passion to video games. I believe video games can be a very powerful platform and the second-best form of storytelling next to reading a book. Bioshock continues to be my favorite game of all time because it brings together good gameplay (at the time) and fantastic storytelling. Also, it has one of the best twists in the history of gaming. So if you haven’t figured it out yet, I love story-driven games. I also take fantasy football way too seriously and am a desperate, die hard Cincinnati Bengals fan.

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