Hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since the first Xbox was released. Now in its fourth generation with the Xbox series X and Xbox series SMicrosoft certainly knows how to make a game or two.
2022 looks to be the game developer’s biggest yet with major acquisitions like Bethesda and Ninja Theory are finally coming to fruition, while Xbox Game Studios continues to grow its library of stellar first-party titles. Yes, there’s Halo, Forza, and Gears of War, but Xbox is so much more than that (whatever the web might say).
To show you the best, we’ve compiled a list of the best Xbox games you can play on the console today – all from 2022. Enjoy!
There are plenty of video games that attempt to emulate Zelda, but few do it really well. Solo developer Ander Shouldice’s Tunic is one of those exceptions, as you control an anthropomorphic and should I say lovable fox who explores a new land rife with lost legends, ancient ferocious monster powers. Visually charming, Tunic is an isometric action-adventure that isn’t one to sleep. It’s very much a throwback to classic Zelda, so consider A Link to the Past more than Breath of the Wild.
Ring of Elden
Get up, tarnished. Elden Ring is by far the biggest game of 2022 with over 12 million copies sold in just under three weeks of release. A staggering number for the Souls series, one that some people still nestle. Far from there! After spending over 120 hours exploring every nook and cranny of the open-world action RPG, I can tell you that it features some of the best combat you’ll find in a video game today, as well as downright monstrous designs that make up boss encounters. . While it’s not for everyone due to its high difficulty level, those who master it won’t find a more satisfying experience this year.
Read the T3s Elden Ring Review to know more.
MLB The Show 22
It’s always a sight to behold to have Sony’s Major League Baseball on an Xbox console, but we’re all better off for it. MLB The Show 22 brings a host of refreshing new updates to the baseball simulator, including new commentary from Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Chris Singleton, while Alex Miniak returns to the PA announcer. The iterative series may not be a home run every year, but new gameplay tweaks, from stick to pitch to throw, provide an even more authentic experience.
The wonders of Tiny Tina
A chaotic fantasy world featuring Borderlands fan favorite Tiny Tina? Sign me up. The unpredictable 13-year-old has been given the spotlight for the very first time in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a new action-RPG with first-person shooter mechanics. Played in single-player mode or with up to three friends online, you control The Newbie and are tasked with defeating the tyrannical Dragon Lord. It also has a voice cast with Ashley Burch, better known as Aloy in Forbidden Horizon Westleading the line-up as Tina, alongside a number of top Hollywood talents such as Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes and Will Arnett.
Looking for more ideas for what to play? Check out T3’s top picks for the best ps5 games and Nintendo Switch Games in 2022 so far.