Top 5 best Xbox games in 2023 you should not miss out

Its a mix of classic and some new favorite games that you will surely enjoy playing on your Xbox controller

Top 5 best Xbox games in 2023 you should not miss out

These are the top 5 games you must not miss out if you own an XBOX controller

Microsoft aimed to provide gamers with a continuous stream of high-quality titles that push the limits of the video game industry with the launch of Xbox Series X|S. Windows Central compiled a list of upcoming AAA and indie games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, including their release dates, to keep track of them.


Microsoft’s unique console strategy offers gamers an almost identical library of games for both old and new consoles, making it challenging to maintain different lists for each. This list is a mix of games exclusive to Microsoft’s consoles and cross-platform showstoppers that play best on Xbox, with explanations of the benefits Microsoft’s systems bring to the table where appropriate.

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Xbox Games you must try

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5. Halo Infinite

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Source Halo Infinite

PublisherXbox Game Studio
Developer343 Industries
Release DateDecember 8, 2021

Halo Infinite features a semi-open world, allowing players to approach missions and tasks in any order using a range of strategies. The game’s polished gunplay and grappling hook mechanic make for an excellent first-person shooter experience on the Xbox Series X. Moreover, the multiplayer mode is also wonderfully addictive, with a range of maps and game modes.


While the game’s story may be all over the place, Halo Infinite manages to breathe new life into the franchise while staying true to elements that its loyal community loves. Despite some shortcomings, Halo Infinite is a must-have for anyone who wants an excellent first-person shooter on the Xbox Series X and a reminder of why Xbox’s original killer app forever changed shooters two decades ago.

4. Forza Horizon 5

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Source Forza Horizon 5

Publisher Xbox Game Studio
DeveloperPlayground Games
Release DateNovember 9, 2021

Forza Horizon 5 is a stunning and enjoyable game that caters to all skill levels. Players can easily pick it up for a few races or spend hours trying to improve their driving skills. Set in Mexico and utilizing the power of the Xbox Series X, the game not only looks extraordinary, but it also plays smoothly.

The game offers a vast amount of content across a variety of Mexican environments, with car handling that strikes a balance between realism and fun. For car enthusiasts and casual gamers, Forza Horizon 5 is a top Xbox Series X game worth trying.


3. Gears 5

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Source Gears 5

Publisher Xbox Games Studio
DeveloperThe Coalition
Release DateSeptember 10, 2019

Gears 5 revitalizes the franchise with its return to form on the single-player side. The game’s flashy cutscenes and frenetic action are accompanied by elements of horror that create a creeping sense of dread. Available on Xbox Series X, Xbox One. Furthermore, the gameplay retains the satisfying reload mechanic of the franchise while also featuring stunning visuals and a revamped campaign that takes the series in new directions.

While the multiplayer modes may not be great, Gears 5 is a must-play for franchise fans. Moreover, it has visually stunning optimized graphics, with high-resolution graphics and ultra-high frame rates of up to 120fps on series consoles.

2. Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Source Resident Evil 4 Remake

Publisher Capcom
Release DateMarch 24, 2023

Released on March 24, 2023, Resident Evil 4: Remake started really well. Dubbed “arguably the best remake of any game,” Capcom’s newest editions are a throwback to the good old days of the horror genre. Similar and yet different from its predecessor, Resident Evil 4: Remake captures the creepy vibe of the franchise and its story.

Furthermore, the game is available on the Xbox Series X but not the Xbox One. It’s currently only accessible on the newest generation of Xbox platforms, and there’s no indication that it’ll be available on the Xbox One anytime soon. However, that should not put you off from trying out the newest edition in the AAA scene. 

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Source Elden Ring

Publisher Bandai Namco
Release DateFebruary 25, 2022

Touted as one of the best games in the action RPG genre, FormSoftware’s Elden Ring is a gift to the gaming world. Having similar features to those of the Dark Souls series, Sekiro, and Bloodborne, Elden Ring truly makes the heart race of a gamer. Set in the fictional world of Lands Between and ruled by various demigods, players must repair all the shattered parts of the broken Elden Ring. The game takes around 30 hours to beat, and the good news for Xbox users is that it is available on Xbox Series X and Xbox One. However, the Xbox Series X provides a better gaming experience with better FPS and rendering in terms of visual quality than the Xbox One.

Xbox Game Pass

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Xbox Game Pass, a popular subscription service, offers access to a vast collection of games and associated services for a monthly fee. Introduced by Microsoft in 2017, the service initially provided about 100 which you could download and play on Xbox consoles. Since then, the service has expanded, with more games, PC and cloud support, and a partnership with publisher EA. Furthermore, Xbox Game Pass pricing, as of May 2023, is $9.99 per month for both the Xbox and PC options, with Game Pass Ultimate costing $14.99 per month.

Microsoft does not offer discounts for yearly subscriptions. Xbox Game Pass provides an alternative to buying games individually, as many new titles start at $70. Moreover, the service works on Xbox consoles and PC, allowing users to download as many games from Game Pass as they want and play them whenever they want, as long as they remain on the service.


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