XBOX remains the console of choice for gamers on a budget because not only is it an affordable console, but it also supports a whole range of affordable games.
Microsoft has backed a number of indie projects over the years, giving people a choice between triple-AAA and cheaper games.
We didn’t include Elden Ring Game of the Year in this list as we’ve already added it to our list of the best PS5 games of the year.
So here’s our list of the great games released on Xbox this year:
AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA initiative
Continuing the story of the original Nirvana Initiative begins when you find a body perfectly cut in two.
Or should we say half a body like you found the other half six years ago.
This crime thriller has twists and turns that will keep you on your toes and prevent you from guessing the killer until the end.
Villain Legacy 2
The original Rogue Legacy was a classic, and the sequel builds on how the roguelike genre has evolved over the nine years since.
It sticks to the 2D platforming roots of the original while adding some modern concepts as well.
If you are a fan of the genre you must try this.
From the creators behind Her Story and Telling Lies, you’ll be shown clips from three “unreleased” films to find out what happened to them.
The staging for these is a big step forward for the team, which has worked on smaller, more condensed stories in the past.
It’s shockingly well acted and manages to be one of the most impressive FMV games of all time.
Pentiment, a detective thriller set in 16th century Bavaria, is added to our list of unique games.
Every detail counts, from the fonts the characters use to speak to the secrets each of them hides.
Like Disco Elysium, you carve Andreas’ background as the story unfolds, altering the outcome of conversations and situations.
Despite looking like an old-school Zelda clone, Tunic brings its own unique twist to the genre.
Instead of gaining powers over time, they’re all there from the start, you just don’t know how to use them.
Pieces of the manual are collected along the way, leading to some very tricky puzzle solutions and a game you just can’t put down.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Launching on Xbox Game Pass is one of the reasons A Plague Tale: Requiem is best played on the platform.
But however you play, Requiem not only tells a heartbreaking story, but brings a dark vibe to the stealth genre.
All of this is enhanced with beautiful graphics not seen before in the series.
Vampire Survivors was the breakout hit of the year, with an incredibly simple concept that turned out to be ingenious.
All you do is walk, and the power-ups and weapons you collect do all the heavy lifting for you.
Fend off your enemies and collect more and more until they finally overwhelm you.
As Dusk Falls
Another indie favorite for your enjoyment, As Dusk Falls offers a shockingly addictive adventure game for your enjoyment.
The story features branching paths, multiple endings, and major choices.
It mixes this with surprisingly suspenseful action scenes that will keep you hooked to the end or ends.
As with Supermassive Games’ previous hit, Until Dawn, every main character in The Quarry can and probably will die.
This is a horror adventure game where you use your instincts to try to keep everyone alive.
Best to go blind; If you don’t know anything about this game, then you are exactly the person who should be playing it.
The Parable of Stanley: Ultra Deluxe
The Stanley Parable tells the story of the Everyman trying to break free from his groundhog-style office life.
While this isn’t a sequel to the 2014 classic, it offers twice as much content as the original, making it worth a second try.
It’s one you have to play yourself to understand. Just remember that the narrator is not your boss.
Written by Dave Aubrey and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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