2020 is here and it's looking like being a stunning year to be an Xbox gamer. With Xbox Series X due to drop nearer the close of the year, and all manner of great games coming to Xbox One in the meantime, we're not going to be short of games to play. And in and amongst those titles will be a shed load of Xbox first party experiences.
In an attempt to blur all quantitative ways of measuring these, my main criteria is a game which is denoted to belonging on Xbox. Without any further delay, let us take a look at only a few, but significant, games from the last decade that are a must-play for anybody who is buying an Xbox One for the first time.
Even in 2019, we don't see a ton of games headlining women. Most of the heavy lifting comes from indie developers that are less concerned with their bottom lines than mega-corporations. Regardless there's still been multiple incredible leading ladies in games throughout all generations, so let's take a look at some of them, with a piece focusing on the Best Heroines in Gaming.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was an interesting release for the series. Not just because of the strange title for the game, but more because of the gameplay changes introduced, and our chance to witness the rise of one of the best video game villains: Handsome Jack.
Year after year, Xbox continues to crank up its console-gaming experience. From FIFA 20 to Call of Duty, there are plenty of big game franchises that are releasing title after title to impress video game enthusiasts.
Hype sells millions of games every year. Hype builds anticipation for gamers around the world, in tens of different languages who live completely different lifestyles both culturally and financially. Hype can disappoint, as well as help deliver on an incredible experience.
The following games, despite their incredible marketing campaigns, trailers and cultural excitement, still delivered on being some of the best games ever made. They exceeded the highest levels of hype possible and lived to tell the tale.
Hype, hype and more hype. As with the build up to E3, speculation around potential announcements has been going into overtime ahead of Gamescom this year. Will we see more of Project Scarlett? Will we finally see some Halo: Infinite gameplay? Will Splinter Cell 7 get confirmed?
Still, there was a steady stream of reveals throughout the day and just in case you missed anything, here are the 7 biggest announcements from Xbox and opening night at Gamescom 2019.