The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)
Publisher: CD Projekt Red / Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: 19th May 2015 (USA) / 19th May 2015 (UK/EU)

We're looking at one of the best Xbox RPGs here in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Despite criticisms with Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red really made a name for themselves with this masterpiece. Every element of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt blends perfectly into one cohesive package, with the same scale of the fantasy of Lord of the Rings.

One of its most notable elements is its quest design, which ensures even side quests have enough character and personality to distinguish themselves from the crowd. The world is an absolute delight to explore and battling monsters has never been more fun. A must for any RPG fan out there - especially with the upcoming Xbox Series X|S patch.

  • Xbox Game Pass? No

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (Xbox Series X|S)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (Xbox Series X|S)Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: 2K Games / Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: 2022 (USA)

We can't have Borderlands 3 on this list without including Tiny Tina's Wonderlands as well! The 2022 spin-off is very much still a Borderlands-like experience, but takes place within the fictional table-top fantasy game “Bunkers & Badasses”, which means it's got even more of a 'fantasy' feel to it than the standard Borderlands series.

We gave Tiny Tina's Wonderlands a "Great" 8/10 rating in our review here at Pure Xbox, describing it as "more than worthy alongside the mainline entries," and describing it as having "fantastic and addictive gameplay, the pacing feels quite good as well, and there are enough new features, enemies, and bosses that will keep you and your friends coming back for more adventures." It's not on Game Pass (yet), but you should still give this a try!

  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Xbox One)

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Xbox One)Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Massive
Release Date: 15th Mar 2019 (USA)

If Destiny 2's deep space shenanigans aren't really your cup of tea, Ubisoft has got you fully covered with the entirely earth-bound looter shooter action of The Division 2. This co-op action RPG has seen tons of improvements, refinements and DLC content added since launch and is now in a properly good place.

There's hundreds of hours of top-notch, cover-based looter shooter craziness to indulge in here - whether you're going solo or playing with pals - that sees you and your Division unit gun it through the streets of an amazingly atmospheric rendition of a Washington DC in absolute chaos. With some properly hardcore endgame content to dive into once you've rinsed the lengthy campaign, this is a meaty package that offers tons of customisation, guns and gadgets for shooter fans. It's time to take the fight to the Hyenas, Outcasts and True Sons.

  • Xbox Game Pass? No

Tunic (Xbox Series X|S)

Tunic (Xbox Series X|S)Tunic (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: Finji / Developer: Andrew Shouldice
Release Date: 16th Mar 2022 (USA)

We'd been highly anticipating the arrival of cute isometric action-RPG Tunic for ages prior to its surprise arrival on Xbox and Game Pass in March of 2022, and it's safe to say it didn't disappoint. Based on a poll we did here at Pure Xbox, it was the second best Game Pass addition of the month, only losing out to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

We also had very positive things to say in our review of Tunic here at Pure Xbox, calling it "one of the very best games we've played so far in 2022," and praising it as "an almost immaculately realised thing, a fascinating and fantastic adventure." Xbox Game Pass is known for its excellent indie games, and this is very much an example of an indie title you should download on the service without even thinking twice. What a great surprise this was!

  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Wasteland 3 (Xbox One)

Wasteland 3 (Xbox One)Wasteland 3 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Deep Silver / Developer: InXile Entertainment
Release Date: 28th Aug 2020 (UK/EU)

inXile Entertainment's 2020 RPG is a wonderfully old-school Fallout-style affair that sucks you fully into its world via top-notch writing and voice acting, solid turn based combat and a Colorado setting that's absolutely dripping in tiny little details.

Wasteland 3 a razor-sharp satire set in a post-apocalyptic America that kicks off with a brutal bang and gets evermore deranged from there. The turn-based combat here is satisfyingly brutal stuff, dialogue is superbly dark and genuinely funny too, and the various sprawling settlements you explore are amazing little hubs stuffed to the gills with top-notch world building and populated by the wretched remnants of humanity. There's lots of depth in skills and character creation, giving you tons of choice in how you customise and kit out your rangers, and inXile has done a fantastic job in constantly adding to and improving their game over time, resulting in one of the very best old-school RPGs currently available.

  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Weird West (Xbox Series X|S)

Weird West (Xbox Series X|S)Weird West (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Wolfeye Studios
Release Date: 31st Mar 2022 (USA)

We really should have anticipated that Weird West would be an excellent addition to Xbox's lineup of RPGs, considering it was advertised as "an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey."

That's exactly what it turned out to be, with us giving it an "Excellent" 9/10 score in our review here at Pure Xbox, calling it "a slick and addictive action-RPG that delivers a top-notch narrative alongside some delightfully chaotic combat in a world that absolutely oozes atmosphere." Again, this is a game that released on Xbox Game Pass at launch, so if you're a subscriber to the service and you're interested in this one, it's a no-brainer!

  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: SEGA
Release Date: 10th Nov 2020 (USA) / 10th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, deviates from the original series by introducing some kick-ass turn-based combat into proceedings, replacing the franchise's traditional arcade street-slugging with something a little more complex and, in our opinion, engaging.

It's a unique Yakuza title that infuses its JRPG combat and systems into a contemporary modern day setting. Exploring the streets of Japan has never felt more immersive and the emotional story resonates, right up to its heart-wrenching conclusion. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is one of the very best in the series and a perfect entry point for newcomers who have been put off by the long list of previous titles in the franchise.

  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

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