3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
The highly anticipated sequel to Rockstar’s wild west action-adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2 will drop players back into the American frontier to play as Arthur Morgan, a member of Dutch van Der Linde’s gang playing as an outlaw set before the events of Red Dead Redemption, we’ll most likely see the familiar face of John Marston as we cause chaos across the old west.
With rumours circulating about a first-person mode and various features like using a bow and arrow and dual wielding weapons, it’s easy to get excited for Rockstar’s first release since Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.
While we all eagerly awaited RDR2’s spring 2018 release, the beautiful looking game has been pushed back but has a solid release date of October 26th, 2018.
2. Bioshock: The Collection (2016)
Bioshock changed the first-person shooter genre with its amazing plot and engaging combat experiences. Arriving via violent plane crash in the underwater city of Rapture, there are no gods and no kings, only the spliced-up madmen warring in the once beautiful underwater utopia. Gone mad from their overuse of Plasmids, which alter your DNA to grant you magical powers, Splicers are one of the inhabitants of Rapture to fight as Jack unravels the city’s fall.
A few thousand feet above the Ayn Rand-esque societal downfall happening in Rapture, and few decades in the past, the floating city of Columbia sits as a bastion of religious fanatics and white supremacy.
Booker DeWitt is employed by mysterious figures to travel to Columbia and rescue a girl named Elizabeth, where it is discovered she has the ability to open tears into alternate universes and different times. Both games blend a compelling storyline, amazingly designed setting and complex characters to create an experience like no other FPS.
Coming back with sparkling new Hi-def graphics, the Bioshock Collection contains Bioshock 1 & 2, and Bioshock: Infinite, to give you the perfect reason to jump back into the jarring world the series portrays. For old players, it will bring back memories and for all the new players of the franchise, it will create some wonderful, if not slightly dark memories.
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
The brilliant world of The Witcher series was truly brought to life in CD Projekt RED’s 2015 mega-hit The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Returning to play as the renowned monster-hunting Witcher Geralt of Rivia, players will set out across a brutal world to find Ciri, Geralt’s adopted daughter, before the other-worldly Wild Hunt can take her and destroy all life.
Taking in the high-fantasy setting of a dark and dreary world, players will find the atmosphere heavy with death and disease, poverty and war. Exploring the various areas of cities like Novigrad and Oxenfurt, and roaming the plains of Velen’s No Man’s Land, the setting itself tells a story.
Between slaying monsters like Griffons and Trolls for rewards, exploring the lovingly-crafted world, and completing totally enthralling side-quests, it’s far too easy to sink nearly 200+ hours into the Witcher 3. Considered to be one of the best games of all time, Wild Hunt is the epitome of excellence in single-player RPGs. Various weapons and skills come into play with a leveling system that actually makes you feel like you’re improving with every level-up, the combat is fluid and even when you’re literally slicing a man in half, it’s done in such magnificence and with such grace it’s far too easy to become a fan of bodily separation. This is the game other single-player RPGs should be taking notes from. Having stolen the hearts of many a gamer, the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt deserves its spot as our number one favourite single-player game on the Xbox One.
That’s our top 17 favourite single-player games for the Xbox One, did we leave one of your favourites out? Tell us about it in the comments!