The Best Action-adventure Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Book Quest added at rank #11.
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The Gunk (2021)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

The Gunk is an action-adventure game in which you play as Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers. As they’re struggling to bring in funds, they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot…


  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • combat
  • third-person
  • narrative
  • resource
  • mystery
  • metroidvania
  • crafting
  • relaxing
  • sci-fi
  • discovery

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The Wild at Heart (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

A mysterious hidden realm. Two precocious kids fleeing hardship. Magical creatures and an oddball order of guardians who have lost their way. A stygian evil imprisoned. Welcome to the Deep Woods.


  • puzzle
  • crafting
  • hand-drawn
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • survival
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • story
  • resource-management
  • loot
  • colourful
  • pikmin

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The Tale of Bistun (2022)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

The Tale of Bistun is a story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the famous Persian tragic romance “Khosrow and Shirin”. A stone carver with no memory of who he is must traverse blighted lands to discover his identity and the source of a pleading, strangely familiar whisper.


  • mythology
  • narration
  • action-adventure
  • story
  • isometric
  • romance
  • narrative
  • stylized
  • colourful
  • relaxing
  • arena
  • historical
  • persian
  • semi-isometric
  • combat

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Song of Iron (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Behind you lies a trail of broken helms, shattered shields. You hold the axe of a fallen foe. Worn and dented, it will suit it's purpose. What lies ahead is still a mystery. Your goal is not.


  • scroller
  • 2.5d
  • action-adventure
  • mystery
  • hack-and-slash
  • 2d
  • beat-em-up
  • combat
  • side-scrolling
  • must-play
  • adventure
  • stealth
  • fight
  • fantasy
  • mythology

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FAR: Changing Tides (2022)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch

An atmospheric vehicle adventure that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to find a new home.


  • 2.5d
  • atmospheric
  • post-apocalyptic
  • vehicle
  • action-adventure
  • emotional
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • platform
  • stylized
  • hand-drawn
  • relaxing
  • warm-hearted
  • underwater
  • cross-section

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STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 stadia Xbox One Playstation 4

A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a 3rd person action-adventure title from Respawn. An abandoned Padawan must complete his training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire.

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  • action-adventure
  • souls
  • third-person
  • swordplay
  • metroidvania
  • exploration
  • space
  • open-world
  • hack-and-slash
  • story
  • family-friendly
  • fight
  • sci-fi
  • platform

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the-touryst (2021)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea? Or do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments..


  • voxel
  • action-adventure
  • amusement
  • nature
  • exploration
  • 3d
  • third-person

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Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 (2022)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

A spin-off game, Mighty Gunvolt, was released on the same day as Azure Striker Gunvolt. It was followed by a sequel, Mighty Gunvolt Burst, in 2017. Two sequels, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 and Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX, were released in 2016 and 2019, respectively. Another sequel, Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 was released in 2022. One further sequel, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, has also been announced, which is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch in 2022.[3]


  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • anime
  • action
  • sci-fi
  • boss
  • scroller
  • robots
  • fantasy
  • side-scrolling
  • pixel

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Relicta (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One stadia

Alone in the depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive …Play as a top physicist stranded on an eerie, derelict Moon base. Find your way around the enigmatic, terraformed craters by bending gravity and magnetism to your will in order to solve physical puzzles. Will you rush straight ahead and try to reach safety - or will you take your time to gather clues and unravel the intrigues of 22nd century orbital politics? Buried in the eternal darkness of the lunar craters lies a secret that might claim your daughter’s life - or change the fate of humanity forever. Are you ready to face the ultimate consequences of your research?


  • mars
  • character
  • snow
  • narration
  • puzzle
  • science
  • logic
  • action-adventure
  • physics
  • first-person
  • sci-fi
  • 3d
  • exploration
  • story
  • colourful

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Death's Door (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry.


  • 3d
  • hack-and-slash
  • souls
  • rpg
  • action-adventure
  • isometric
  • dungeon-crawler
  • fantasy
  • exploration
  • action
  • dark
  • colourful
  • adventure
  • dungeon
  • third-person

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