Although the Xbox X Series already hit the shelves with some fantastic games that may have made you forget about your Xbox One console, there is no doubt that Xbox One was quite popular. With the introduction of the XBox Game Pass in 2017, which allowed gamers to play a vast number of games at a subscription price, the console was a big hit. The best Xbox One games come with great graphics, impressive storylines and unique characters that have proven to be so popular among gamers. However, with so many XBox One games to choose from, we have compiled a list of ten of the best-selling games to ever grace the console.
10. Call of Duty: Advanced Welfare - 1 Million Units
This is my favourite game out of all Call of Duty games; it has an intriguing storyline and futuristic setting that puts me at the edge of my seat every moment. It's a multiplayer game allowing players to pick weapons and gives tons of different options for customisation. However, the game has been reviewed as an improvement over Call of Duty: Ghost and was positively received by critics for its realistic cut-scenes, fantastic events, and ‘Exo’ movements.
9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 4.3 Million Units
This game will give you one of the best gaming experiences; it is an action video game with incredible gameplay and an open world. Based on the Witcher series, it's a sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2. The game has a brilliant storyline, excellent graphics, visuals, narrative, and great customisation options. However, the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was one of the best-selling video games on Xbox One, selling over 40 million copies by April 2022.
8. Halo 5 Guardians - 5 Million Units
The game was the fifth instalment in the Halo franchise and was released in October 2015 for Xbox One selling five million units. The gameplay features two fireteams of human supersoldiers, the Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris, who introduces the players to new characters' design, abilities, and stories. However, Halo 5 Guardian is the best-selling Xbox One game globally as it garnered $400 million in the first twenty-four of its release.
7. Battlefield 1 - 5.13 Million Units
The game has a world war I setting with historical events and a fantastic sound design that makes it immersive. The Battlefield 1 game features a collection of war stories and weapons like submachine guns, flamethrowers, and flamethrowers. However, the game was released in October 2016 as the tenth instalment in the Battlefield series.
6. Call of Duty: WWII - 6.23 Million Units
This game is primarily set to show the vicious battles and experiences of the second world war. It features a squad in the 1st Infantry Division who are involved in fighting on the Western Front and receive praise for the combat support of squad members. The gameplay is magnificent since it has great customisation options allowing players to customise their weapons and outfits through randomised loot boxes. However, Call of Duty: WWII was ranked the highest-grossing console game of 2017, generating $500 million within the first three days of release.
5. Dead Rising 3 - 7 Million Units
This horror game is a masterpiece and the best game of 2013. The gameplay is so good, the graphics are impressive, and a captivating storyline. The gameplay has the player looking for supplies, and weapons, creating combo vehicles to kill zombies, and providing the player with nightmare mode options to keep them entertained. However, Dead Rising three was rated 8.3/10 by IGN Entertainment and has stood out among the best Xbox One games.
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops III - 7.47 Million Units
Call of Duty: Black Ops III game is a sequel to the video game from 2012. However, the game received positive reviews from critics. They praise its four-player cooperative gameplayer and a standalone zombie mode that makes the game more enjoyable. It features 40 years after the event of Black Ops II. It shows a different world with advanced technologies and climate change. Although the game isn't perfect, it is one of the best Call of Duty games. It is among the best-selling Xbox One Games selling seven million units.
3. PUBG: Battleground - 8 Million Units
PUBG: Battleground is the most played video game from Xbox One games. It is a battle royale game with stunning visuals. The inspiration is by the Japanese film Battle Royale. The game is as old as March 2017. It is about a hundred players equipped with weapons to kill other players. This game is the best-selling video game on Xbox One. However, it sells more than eight million units. It features several nominations as the Game of the Year, and is free-to-play since January 2022.
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 - 67 Million Units
Red Dead Redemption 2 has dazzling gameplay that involves hunting, heisting, horseback riding, shootouts, and great characters. It is an addictive game that will have you playing all day. However, the storyline features the main protagonist Arthur Morgan. It's an epilogue with protagonists John Marston, giving players options to customise them. The combat is amazing. The graphics are arguably great, making this game perfect. Red Dead Redemption II is one of the most expensive video games. However, it is a commercial success generating $725 million.
1. Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)- 160 Million Units
Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling game on XBox One, which was received positively by critics and broke the industry sales record. It is a revolutionised action-adventure game that involves a lot of shooting and driving centred on a heist sequence. This open-world game follows protagonists Trevor Philips, Micheal De Santa, and Franklin Clinton, who try to execute a heist. The gameplay allows the players to control the three protagonists, switching among them during the game’s mission. Upon its release in 2013, GTA 5 generated $800 million on the first day. However, it has continuously received praise from critics.
Written by Dana Hanson
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