Games to Show Off on Your Xbox One X

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So you’ve got yourself the most powerful console in the world, you lucky thing. With so many options on the store, and with a massive sale currently on, you’ll be eager to get some 4K goodness in your eyes. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite Xbox One X Enhanced titles.

Assassins Creed: Origins – Trailer

Ancient Egypt has never looked so good as when you’re wandering around it on your Xbox One X, sand at your feet and an eagle in the sky. Origins was already a great game, but sliding down the pyramids with the sun reflecting off of them and the horizon far off into the distance is quite the sight.

Destiny 2 – Trailer

Love it or hate it, Destiny 2’s Xbox One X Patch makes everything in Bungie’s sci-fi universe just that little bit sharper, but perhaps most strikingly adds a whole new range of colors through the use of HDR. This means that you’re seeing colors in the game as the artists intended. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also the best feeling first-person shooter out there today.

FIFA 18 – Trailer

Playing FIFA 18 side by side with the same game being played on the Xbox One or Xbox One S won’t yield startling results. The grass is more detailed, yes, but if you’re playing with a quick-tempo and constantly on the lookout for a killer pass you won’t notice that much. What you will notice though is the buttery smooth framerate, devoid of the usual dips you’ll encounter when playing the base game. The beautiful game just got a lot more beautiful.

Forza Horizon 3/Forza Motorsport 7 – Trailer/Trailer

A cheeky one, this, but it was too hard to pick between the two. While Forza Motorsport’s pantheon of cars fly around the track at 60 frames per second, the open-world map of Horizon 3 runs at 30. Worry not, however – both games are a visual treat with plenty of content. If you’ve got the need for speed, you could do a lot worse than either.

Gears of War 4 – Trailer

With it’s use of upgraded assets, native 4K output and an optional 1080p, 60 frames per second mode for performance, Gears of War 4 is one of Xbox One X’s standard bearers – perhaps understandable given it’s prominence as a console exclusive.. It helps that there is a sensational game here too.

Halo 5: Guardians – Trailer

Remember when you first played Combat Evolved and thought “wow, will anything ever better than this”? Nowadays we’re spoiled with gorgeous visuals, but Halo 5’s launch resolution of sub 1080p left many disappointed. Fast-forward to today, however, and Guardians’ is a truly beautiful game and still incredibly responsive. With enhancements on the way for the Master Chief Collection, why not jump back into some of the best multiplayer on Xbox?

Hitman – Trailer

A title dripping with equal parts tension and visual fidelity, Hitman plays like an absolute dream. Shinier than Agent 47’s head, flying all over the world and murdering people for money has never been so fluid or fun. Each of it’s huge sandbox levels are stuffed to the brim with minor details and intricacies, deepening an already impressive sense of replayability.

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Trailer

Prepare yourself for the final installment of Lara’s trilogy by playing through the exemplary second title in the series. If it wasn’t enough that the game was gorgeous to begin with, you have the option to play in native 4K or 60 frames per second, enabling you to time each death-defying jump to perfection.

Star Wars Battlefront II – Trailer

While 2015’s Battlefront was beautiful but thinner than a lightsaber when it came to content, Battlefront II built on this with a surprising amount of characters, maps, vehicles and modes. While this was overshadowed by underhanded pay-to-win mechanics, the game is now a much more enticing package, and the Xbox One X patch makes you feel like you’re in the middle of one of the iconic movies. A true visual spectacle, even in multiplayer.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – Trailer

While Cyberpunk 2077 feels forever away, console yourself with the finest RPG of this generation, now beefed up for Xbox One X. This means HDR and a choice between 60 frames per second or dynamic 4K resolution. The good news is that both modes somehow make this game look even better than it did at launch in 2015. If you haven’t been acquainted with Geralt of Rivia, now is the time.

So there you have it, a short list of Xbox titles that will drag you kicking and screaming into the 4K landscape. Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments!

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I've been playing video games for almost 25 years, but escaping the Pillar of Autumn began my love affair with shooters. I can usually be found in Destiny, PUBG or FIFA. Follow me here - @lloydcoombes

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