So you've gotten an Xbox One, but you still haven't managed to decide which games to pick up for Microsoft's next-gen console. That's okay because we've got you covered with our list of the Best Xbox One Games of 2013. 2013 has been a wild, wonderful year full of awesome games, and the Xbox One is home to more than a few. After careful consideration, here are the Best Xbox One Games of 2013.
As the best available version of Infinity Ward's latest Call of Duty entry, the Xbox One's Ghosts has enough firepower to last you well into the new year. Though the campaign leaves much to be desired, the multiplayer is as tight as its ever been. With improved presentation and the reliable Call of Duty dog Riley at your side, it's easy to see how Call of Duty: Ghosts is one of the Best Xbox One Games of 2013.
Crytek's Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome was the first worthwhile title on Microsoft's new console to put the focus on Kinect. While most developers have struggled to implement competent Kinect functionality, Crytek does an admirable job putting you in the shoes of a Roman warrior. Ryse sure looks pretty, too, which almost makes up for how short it is. In spite of its lack of length, Ryse is a fun, action-packed and hyper-violent romp through a simpler, more warmonger-y time.
PopCap's sequel delivered the goods fans had been waiting for since Peggle 2 was announced at E3. More puzzles? Check. New Masters? Check. Perfect soundtrack? Check. Combine all those factors into a skill game designed to appeal to players of all ages and capabilities and it's easy to see why Peggle 2 is on our list of Best Xbox One Games of 2013.
Zombies, zombies and more zombies. That's what lies at the core of Dead Rising 3. The franchise's trademark DIY weaponsmithing returns, with even more insane blueprints and combos than ever before. When you tire of taking it to the zombies hand-to-decomposing hand, you can fire up a car and mow 'em down dozens at a time. It's a truly enjoyable apocalypse.
Real sports cars are finely-tuned machines as beautiful to drive as they are to look at. The sad part is, many of us will never get to drive such immaculate pieces of design and engineering in real life. Thankfully, we've got the glorious Forza Motorsport 5 to provide us the opportunity to get behind the wheels of some of the most amazing vehicles ever conceived. As stunning to watch as it is to play, Forza Motorsport 5 is the Best Xbox One Game of 2013.