The best Xbox Series X games to play right now

The best Xbox Series X games you need to have in your library

Lucky enough to have picked up Microsoft's next-gen console? Here are the best Xbox Series X games you need to play...

7. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

With six classic campaigns to shoot through in 4K at a velvety smooth 120 frames per second, this is the ultimate celebration of Xbox's biggest icon.

6. Tetris Effect: Connected

A hyper chill rendition of the classic puzzler that draws you in with pulsing colours, and slick, psychedelic beats.

5. Gears 5

One of the best entries in the cover shooter series, Gears 5 looks stunning on the Xbox Series X. Multiplayer mode also squeezes plenty out of the console, with a 120Hz performance mode. 

4. Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The most sprawling Assassin's Creed yet feels incredibly smooth on the Xbox Series X. Thanks to that speedy SSD, load times are also wickedly quick. 

3. Psychonauts 2

An absolute delight of a platformer, full of inventive, wonderfully weird ideas. Not played the original? Don't worry, the game starts with a handy recap.

2. Sea of Thieves

Rare's pirate simulator is the ultimate expression of Xbox Live, letting you and your buddies explore some truly gorgeous oceans and locales in search of fame and fortune. 

1. Forza Horizon 5

A true showcase of the power of the Xbox Series X, and an absolute must for console owners. Playground Games' astonishing sandbox racer is in a class of its own. 

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