Gears 5, Sea of ​​Thieves, Ori… The best games optimized for Xbox Series X

Gears 5, Sea of ​​Thieves, Ori… The best games optimized for Xbox Series X

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All of the games in this selection also benefit from shorter load times.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Unmissable from the launch of Xbox Series X, Assassin's Creed Valhalla immerses us in the skin of Eivor, a viking weary of the frigid lands of Norway who will take his fellows to England , looking for a more hospitable corner. A journey that can be enjoyed through several modes on the Microsoft console: performance (60fps / 4K dynamic) and resolution (30fps / 4K native). Valhalla can be considered a best of in the Assassin’s Creed series, with aspects drawn from recent and older titles. The title thus marks the return of the famous secret blade and phases of infiltration, while maintaining a massive open world, with a particular emphasis on exploration and combat.

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Sea of ​​Thieves

While we are on the theme of travel, let's talk about Sea of ​​Thieves, another must-see from Microsoft's library, especially on Xbox Series X. The title de Rare, which is also part of Game Pass, displays next-gen 4K at 60 frames per second, with the possibility of going up to 120hz / 1080p. Two options to enjoy this enchanting multiplayer adventure game in great conditions, where you can cooperate with your friends to pilot a boat, follow quests, find treasure, and of course fight demonic creatures. First criticized for its lack of content, Sea of ​​Thieves now provides everything you need for sessions full of surprises.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Equally enchanting as Sea of ​​Thieves but in a very different genre, Ori and the Will of The Wisps is a metroidvania where you play as Ori, a little creature who will have to explore the threatening lands of Niwen, following a robbery that has turned into drama. As in the past, Moon Studios demonstrates flawless artistic mastery, even more accomplished this time around, with special emphasis on the movement system and combat. The icing on the cake: it is possible to enjoy this beautiful program in 4K / 120 frames per second, even up to 6K at 60fps. For the latter case, the image will appear sharper on a 4K screen. Everything you need to appreciate this very good title, crowned with an 18 out of 20 in our columns.

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Forza Horizon 4

It too offers very pretty environments, but warm in a racing car. With Forza Horizon 4, Playground Games once again asserts its talent for creating fun, technically very solid racing games where a smile is everywhere. For this time, the studio takes us to England, and the result is a little marvel. Especially on Xbox Series X, where the title runs in native 4K at 60fps with the added bonus of a lot of graphics improvements (more detailed models, improved textures, better managed effects). The result is comparable to the best on PC. You will understand, a very comfortable rendering for an already solid game on Xbox One, but this time a little more sublimated.

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Gears 5

After years of resting on the formula of cover shooter he popularized, Gears of War innovates with Gears 5, the latest episode of the series. This time around, the linear phases of the franchise mingle with more open-ended sequences, where the player will be able to choose from main and side quests. The opportunity to also introduce a new character: Kait Diaz, who will have to discover the origins of his family as well as those of the Locust. An adventure that can be enjoyed in native 60fps / 4K in single player, and up to 120hz in multiplayer. Like Forza Horizon 4, the whole thing comes with graphics improvements, the result of which tickles the PC version. One of the technology showcases for Series X.

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Borderlands 3

Seven years after the canonical second episode of the series, Gearbox returns with Borderlands 3, the latest installment in the famous looter shooter franchise. For the occasion, the studio does not upset the formula that made it famous, always with dozens of weapons, this time even more numerous and with secondary fire to vary the pleasures. An arsenal that will be used by the player to defend themselves on the famous planet Pandora, but also in new places spread across the galaxy. A world that is possible to travel through next-gen for up to four players in co-op, all at 4K / 60fps. Perfect for a laugh with friends, Borderlands is still just as good at making us laugh.

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Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

After seducing the press and gamers with its original release in 2019, the fifth installment of the adventures of the sons of Sparda returns to next-gen with Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition. On the program: ray tracing on Xbox Series X (in 4K / 30fps or 1080p / 60fps) or up to 120hz without the famous reflections. Note that this release also includes a new playable character, Vergil, as well as a "Legendary Dark Knight" difficulty setting, with many more enemies onscreen. In fact, the title obviously retains the same charm as when it was released, with a lot of weapons and techniques to recover over the course of the adventure, in addition to the three heroes already present. The opportunity to enjoy it even more on next-gen.

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Control Ultimate Edition

It too is coming to a new generation console with quite a few improvements: it's Control, the latest hit from the Remedy studio. The title plunges us into the skin of Jesse Faden, in search of answers in a strange building where she will develop powers. Powers that will allow him to tear off elements of the scenery to swing them, fly or even violently repel his enemies. On next-gen, the action game can be enjoyed in two modes: performance (60fps / 4K dynamic) and graphics (30fps / 4K dynamic and ray tracing). Everything is only accessible through the Ultimate Edition of the title. A version that will also allow you to enjoy the two DLC available.

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Complete list of games optimized for Xbox Series X

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