(Pocket-lint) - There are amazing games coming out for Xbox One in the coming months. Whether you own an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, you are in for a treat.

We've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the most for you to get excited about too.

There are release dates where possible and a trailer for each. We'll also be updating the round-up throughout the year so come back wherever possible. 

Destroy all Humans!

  • Release date: 28 July 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PC and PS4
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • See the official site


The cult classic, Destroy All Humans! is getting a faithful remake that's set to release at some point in 2020. Players will get the chance to take on the role of a weapon-wielding, superpower toting alien bent on causing mayhem in 1950s America. 

Elden Ring

  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC 
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • See the official site


Another cracking game reveal at E3 2019 was Elden Ring - a game co-written by Game of Thrones' George RR Martin and developed by FromSoftware. As if that wasn't enough, it's also set to be an action-RPG in the style of Dark Souls. If that's not enough to get your pulse racing, then what is? That said, we'd be very surprised if this one doesn't slip its release date at this stage, since we've heard so little about it. 

Wasteland 3

  • Release date: 28 August 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC
  • Publisher: inXile Entertainment/Deep Silver
  • See the official site


In Wasteland 3 you'll be playing a Desert Ranger, fighting for the sake of Arizona. As well as trying to survive the post-apocalyptic wilderness, you'll also need to build bases, train new recruits and explore your surroundings. 

You'll also have to deal with corruption, other factions that are battling it out, crazy cultists, cutthroat gangs and more. Wasteland 3 is also going to be a squad-based game so you can team up with your friends for some co-op action as well. 

Marvel's Avengers

  • Release date: 4 September 2020
  • Xbox exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • See the official site


There's a new Marvel game coming. Set at a time when the Avengers have been disbanded as they're blamed for a deadly catastrophic accident that has resulted in massive devastation. Five years later, when the Earth is in serious trouble, it's the Avengers who are called upon to save the day.


  • Release date: September 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC and PS4
  • Publisher: Square Enix External Studios
  • See the official site


From the team behind Gears of War Judgement and Bulletstorm comes a brand new co-op shooter with a dark sci-fi vibe. We don't know much about the game at this point, but it certainly looks intriguing and a whole lot of fun to play with friends. 

Cyberpunk 2077


We got to see around 50 minutes of the game played in front of us in a behind closed doors session at E3 2018 and 51 minutes later we could pick our jaws up off the floor.

Now over a year later and we're still hyped. This is an open-world RPG from the maker of The Witcher 3 that is quite simply stunning. Our only question is whether it really will run properly on an Xbox One or if it'll have to wait until the Xbox  Series X turns up for the best performance. We've got a release date now and the chance to pre-order as well!

Halo Infinite

  • Publisher:Xbox Game Studios
  • Release date:Holiday 2020
  • Exclusive?No, also on Xbox Series X and Windows 10

Halo Infinite is scheduled to be one of the launch games for Xbox Series X, but will also be coming out for Xbox One, meaning that almost anyone can play it - plus it'll be on Game Pass from day one.

The game will put players back in the hallowed Spartan armour of Master Chief, as he combats the Banished, a new threat to humanity, and promises more freedom than any recent game in the series, with huge levels and the choice of how and when to tackle your objectives. 

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 2020
  • XBox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing


The first Dying Light offers an excellent blend of parkour, first-person combat and more than a touch of role-playing. We have even bigger hopes for the sequel, which looks to add a dynamic world to the mix. The characters and circumstances change depending on your actions - a potentially great concept.

The next outing also seemingly promises a world that changes based on your choices, so you'll have much more influence on the world around you. The new trailer also appears to show various factions of humans fighting it out for supremacy, so there'll be more than just brain chompers to worry about.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC and Xbox Series X
  • Type: Simulator
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • See the official site

The next update to Microsoft's Flight Simulator series is coming in 2020. Not only is Flight Simulator coming to Xbox One alongside the traditional PC versions, but it makes a jump to 4K and looks stunning.

Flight Simulator promises players the freedom to create their own flight plan and jet off anywhere in the world, flying day and night against realistic weather conditions. It's set to arrive on PC first and console at a later date. 

Gods & Monsters


Ubisoft has unveiled its new IP in Gods & Monsters. We don't know much about it yet, though based on the trailer alone, it's hard not to draw comparisons to The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

A hero is on a quest to save the gods while exploring a beautiful fantasy world where tricky puzzles, mysterious dungeons and heroic feats await.

Tell me why

  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC 
  • Type: Narrative driven adventure
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios/DONTNOD Entertainment
  • See the official site

From the team behind the highly-acclaimed Life is Strange franchise comes another narrative-driven adventure in the form of "Tell me why". This game is set in a small town in Alaska and centres around two twins with a troubled childhood. This is also "the first playable videogame hero from a major studio and publisher who is also transgender".  Expect a rich story and engaging narrative here. 

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive


After a decade and a half, we're finally getting a sequel to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Similarly a first-person RPG, it'll put you in the shoes of a bloodsucker ready to wreak havoc on mortals and the vampiric alike. We can't wait.

Psychonauts 2

Double Fine studios were at E3 2019 showing off gameplay footage for Psychonauts 2, alongside the announcement that the company is joining Xbox Game Studios. 

Psychonauts 2 has been a long time coming, but will no doubt have fans of the series thoroughly excited. 

"Psychonauts 2 tells the story of Razputin Aquato, a gifted acrobat with psychic powers, as he fulfils his life-long goal of becoming an international psychic super-spy. In other words, a Psychonaut. Raz joins the Psychonauts at a dangerous time: a mole has infiltrated the organization and is planning to resurrect history's most cruelly powerful psychic villains. Not knowing who to trust, Raz must dive into the history of the Psychonauts, and that of his own family, to fight the demons of their shared past."

Twelve Minutes

  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC 
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • See the official site

Twelve Minutes is an "interactive thriller" where your character is stuck in a time loop. A romantic evening with your wife is interrupted by a police detective rudely entering your home, accusing your wife of murder and then beating you to death.

Things get interesting when time starts all over again and you're forced to suss out what's happening and how to stop it. Twelve Minutes should certainly make for an awesome gaming experience. 


  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also PC
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic


Biomutant is a new open-world action RPG coming later this year. Biomutant will allow players to combine mutant powers and a wealth of weaponry to customise their characters into the ultimate hero or villain. The fate of the world is in your hands.  

Skull & Bones

  • Release date: 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft


If there's a game to starkly contrast the jovial pirates of the recently released Sea of Thieves then, well, Ubisoft has hit the nail on the head with Skull & Bones. This multiplayer battle game takes you to the seas where you'll need to play co-operatively with others to sink competitors' ships and abscond with the loot.

Rainbow Six Quarantine


There's a new threat coming to the world in the form of a mutated alien parasite that's infecting people and wreaking havoc on the planet. Your team is sent to save the day. 

This is a 3-player tactical co-op FPS where you'll be teaming up to battle it out against the environment and survive unpredictable missions. 


The hugely popular free-to-play first-person shooter franchise is coming to console for the first time next year, with CrossfireX being exclusive to the Xbox One.

"CrossfireX delivers an intense first-person shooter experience where players are immersed in a sprawling global conflict between the world's two most formidable private military factions: Global Risk employs veterans of powerful armed forces who use advanced technologies to fight for order and security; Black List employs hardened mercenaries trained in guerilla tactics who fight to destabilize oppressive regimes in the name of freedom. Choose your side and complete objective-based missions across a variety of classic and innovative modes featuring tightly crafted gameplay and cinematic visuals."

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive: No
  • Publisher: WB Games


It seems that a new Lego game is coming at some point soon. This new platformer isn't just a remaster of the previous Lego Star Wars games - it promises hundreds of different characters and different levels throughout. It's being pitched as a brand-new Lego video game unlike any other with fun-filled adventures and plenty of humour too. 


  • Release date: TBD 
  • Xbox One exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: ID@Xbox

Looking like a cross between the SNES Zelda games and Monument Valley, Tunic is a cute, isometric adventure game with exploration and puzzles at its heart. Very much an indie game to watch.


  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda


Touted as "Skyrim in Space", Starfield will be the first new intellectual property from Bethesda Softworks in many a year. We don't expect to see it until 2020 though.

The Elder Scrolls VI

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC (probably)
  • Publisher: Bethesda


Yep, it's just music and a logo, but doesn't it make the hairs on your arms stand on end like it does ours?


Battletoads is making a comeback! Take control of the Battletoads on your own or with friends. Then use the toads to smash through unpredictable stages packed full of surprises. Teamwork and coop play will ensure the most fun with over-the-top combat and plenty of chortles. 

Battletoads 2 features a unique hand-animated cartoon style, memorable characters and awesome locations to battle through. 

Beyond Good & Evil 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft


It's been more than 15 years since the original game, so this sequel has us excited more than most. We still haven't seen much of the gameplay yet, but the CGI effects are quite simply jaw-dropping. What's more, you can have some of your music or artwork included in the game. Find out more at hitrecord.org.

Watch Dogs: Legion


Watch Dogs: Legion has been revealed at E3 2019 and it looks pretty exciting. Not just because it's set in London, but because it's also packed full of new features. One highlight is going to be the ability to recruit anyone you see in the world to join your team. That includes everyone from MI6 agents to bareknuckle fighters, illegal street-racers or even inconspicuous old ladies. All the usual hacking, stealth and awesome gameplay is sure to keep things interesting.  

Writing by Rik Henderson and Adrian Willings. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills.