If you’re just now getting yourself an Xbox One, we have good news: you’ve got a lot of fantastic games to play. These are the best 25 games you can play on your Xbox One, as ranked by a humble crew of IGN’s biggest and most knowledgeable Xbox One fans. Review scores mattered, but we also factored in things like ways each game took advantage of the Xbox One, design risks taken that you should see, curiosities, etc. Enjoy!
Minecraft is excellent for many reasons, but the most important is that it both encourages and encourages a sense of wonder. That mountain in the distance? You can burrow into it. You can make your home inside it and cover it with lava so it’s spooky and cool. And then you can dig deep into the ground to find treasure and fight monsters. Minecraft can be played as a do-what-you-want sandbox, but there are enough game systems and rules to structure your time into a “campaign,” if that’s what you’re after. Few games have set the world on fire like Minecraft, and it’s likely few ever will in the same way again.