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The Xbox One was released in 2013 with an online gaming emphasis. Along with enhanced visuals and sound it enable you to record and stream gameplay online. It originally launched with the camera Kinect controller but later was sold separately. You can play many Xbox and Xbox 360 games via the system's Backward Compatible feature. You can't use Xbox 360 controllers, and the Kinect controller was also a new version. But you can use Xbox One controllers on Xbox Series S and X.
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 03/12/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a mythical adventure game where you play Fenyx, exploring the huge open world, solving puzzles and fighting evil fantasy creatures. Fenyx is a newly winged demigod, who was prophesied to be the one to save the Greek Gods' home...
Release Date: 15/11/2001, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Halo is the longstanding sci-fi shooting video game series that started when Halo: Combat Evolved launched alongside the Xbox in 2001. The franchise has featured on every Xbox platform since then, with Halo 5: Guardians serving as the latest entry in...
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 08/11/2019, updated in 2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
This is a platform game where you play a fox on a quest to recover pages from a magical book that will save his world. It takes gameplay in a more action-oriented direction but the islands and characters are full of quirky character and treasures like...
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Release Date: 17/10/2001, updated in 2017
Platforms: DS, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Zoo Tycoon is a zoo simulator series where you take charge of a zoo business, build the park, care for animals and attract visitors. You can build, expand, and upgrade the zoo by purchasing animals, creating suitable animal habitats, and allocate staff...
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Web, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even grandparents off the couch and dancing along with the on-screen moves....
Release Date: 14/11/2013
Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Oceanhorn is an adventure game series that brings Zelda-style exploration, battling and dungeon solving to non-Nintendo platforms. You play as a boy on a quest to find his lost father and defeat the living fortress, Oceanhorn. You explore dungeons,...
Release Date: 03/10/2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Forza Motorsport 7 immerses players in the exhilarating thrill of competitive racing. From mastering the new motorsport-inspired campaign to collecting a wide range of cars to experiencing the excitement of driving at the limit, this is Forza reimagined.
Release Date: 25/09/2018
Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Forza Horizon 4 is a thrilling racing game where you race all manner of vehicles across a wide range of landscapes. This fourth iteration is set in the United Kingdom, with Edinburgh’s narrow streets, the Lake District’s hills and rainfall and the...
Release Date: 24/04/2012, updated in 2018
Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Walking Dead is a survival adventure game series. You explore locations and gather a ragtag group of survivors. How you interact with each of them and make decisions about various dangers results in a branching story where no one is guaranteed to survive.
Release Date: 22/11/2013
Platforms: PC and Xbox One
Killer Instinct is a fighting game series. The third installation released for free with the Xbox One launch. This built on Killer Instinct and Killer Instinct 2 and added more characters as time progressed.
Release Date: 03/11/2010, updated in 2014
Platforms: Xbox One
Kinect Sports and Kinect Sports Rivals are a pair of games offering the Xbox equivalent of Wii Sports. Although these games use the Xbox Kinect camera so you simply move in front of the screen to control the different activities.