The Best Action-adventure Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Dungeons of Hinterberg added at rank #41.
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Unleash the force in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor! Join Cal Kestis on an unforgettable, galaxy-spanning adventure packed with stunning visuals, satisfying gameplay, and a captivating storyline. Face thrilling boss battles and explore vast worlds. Are you ready to protect the Jedi Order?


What we like:
  • Gripping narrative
  • Visually stunning
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Improved character development
  • Exciting boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Technical performance issues
  • Lackluster exploration
  • Some animations lack polish

  • fight
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • platform
  • open-world
  • narrative
  • battle
  • puzzle
  • boss
  • adventure
  • skill
  • story
  • action
  • boss-fight

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Strayed Lights (2023)

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

Dive into Strayed Lights, an immersive action adventure where you battle emotion-deformed creatures in a dreamlike world. With a vibrant color palette, stunning visuals, and a strong soundtrack, you'll be captivated. Master the innovative combat mechanics, face memorable bosses, and explore beautifully crafted levels. Will you restore light and face your inner demons?


What we like:
  • Vibrant, wild color palette
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Innovative and challenging combat mechanics
  • Memorable boss encounters
  • Beautifully crafted world
What could be improved:
  • Minimal and confusing story
  • Some upgrades feel less helpful
  • Lack of enemy variation

  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • boss
  • soundtrack
  • atmospheric
  • souls
  • boss-fight
  • story
  • fantasy
  • cinematic
  • philosophical
  • dark
  • emotional
  • fight
  • stylized

3

Figment 2: Creed Valley (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Figment 2: Creed Valley invites you on a captivating musical journey through the human mind. As Dusty, you'll tackle inventive puzzles, engage in unique boss fights, and explore a world filled with creativity and emotion. With its compelling story and surreal landscapes, this game promises an unforgettable experience.


What we like:
  • Intriguing puzzles and boss fights
  • Engaging storytelling
  • Unique and creative world design
  • Improved controls and mechanics
  • Memorable music and sound effects
What could be improved:
  • Less engaging than the first game
  • Occasional bugs and visual glitches
  • Simplistic combat

  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • soundtrack
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • mind-bending
  • isometric
  • boss-fight
  • hand-drawn
  • story
  • exploration
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • controller-support
  • cute

4

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy casts you as Star-Lord, and tasks you with traipsing around the galaxy with Rocket, Groot, Drax, and Gamora. Developer Crystal Dynamics captures the spirit and fun of the true Guardians team while also exploring untapped quadrants of Marvel lore. The game features a strong story that keeps you playing as Peter Quill for the entire game and promises electric moments with thoughtful junctures.


What we like:
  • Strong story
  • Explore untapped quadrants of Marvel lore
  • Electric moments and thoughtful junctures
  • Control Peter in every battle & feel like leader of Guardians
What could be improved:
  • No multiplayer or cooperative action options

  • superhero
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • battle
  • narrative
  • fight
  • exploration
  • story
  • shooter
  • single-player
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • action
  • tps
  • third-person

5

The Wild at Heart (2021)

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

The Wild at Heart is a beautiful and joyous tale of discovery, full of quirky characters, exploration and puzzles. You play as Wake, a young scallywag searching for excitement who stumbles upon an adventure to save the world and reunite the Greenshields. With its hand-drawn art style, mysterious creatures and day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay, you'll be sure to have some exciting escapades!


What we like:
  • Quirky characters with unique traits
  • Beautiful artstyle
  • Light combat & puzzles that increase in difficulty
  • Day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay
What could be improved:
  • The standard loop:go here - do that
  • Parts of the narrative are well-honed

  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • crafting
  • story
  • action-adventure
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • time-management
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • exploration
  • adventure

6

Nocturnal (2023)

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

After years of traveling, Ardeshir finds his native island covered in a mysterious fog. Carve your way with fire and steel to find out what happened to your people in this action-platformer game. You’re the only one who can discover the secrets that lie beyond the Mist.


  • platform
  • scroller
  • soundtrack
  • 2d
  • linear
  • narration
  • action-adventure
  • mystery
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • puzzle
  • demons
  • exploration
  • combat
  • eroge

7

The Gunk (2021)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

The Gunk is a story-driven, fully 3D action-adventure game that follows Rani and Becks, two scavengers exploring an alien planet to uncover its mysteries. With a captivating story and engaging gameplay loop of collecting resources and upgrading tools, The Gunk is an immersive experience full of surprises.


What we like:
  • Loveable characters
  • Captivating story
  • Engaging resource collecting loop
  • Transforming areas by freeing them from corruption
  • Smartly designed puzzles
  • Interconnecting paths in levels
  • Great art design
  • Excellent soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Movement can be cumbersome at times
  • Minor technical issues

  • platform
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • combat
  • narrative
  • third-person
  • crafting
  • relaxing
  • metroidvania
  • mystery
  • resource
  • 3d
  • sci-fi

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STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)

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

Jedi: Fallen Order is a third-person adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. You are a former Padawan who must hide from the Empire while learning to hone your connection to the Force and become a Jedi. The game features stunning graphics and sound design, an engaging story with unexpected twists, challenging Lightsaber combat that requires practice, and plenty of collectibles to discover across multiple worlds.

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What we like:
  • Rich design and scale
  • Wonderful wildlife
  • Diverse cast of characters
  • Rewarding Lightsaber combat that improves with practice
  • Deep customisation options for your Lightsaber
  • Replayable due to hidden loot and hidden pathways opening up over time
  • Fantastic score and sound design
What could be improved:
  • Combat based on animation rather than reflexes can be difficult to master
  • Some areas may become repetitive or boring
  • Predictable moments in story

  • exploration
  • souls
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • fight
  • third-person
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • story
  • adventure
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • battle
  • swordplay

9

Super Chicken Jumper (2021)

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

Super Chicken Jumper is a hardcore retro platformer that offers an addictive and rage-inducing gaming experience. Play as a superhero chicken and help Mrs President take down huge bosses across 6 unique worlds, while avoiding an array of obstacles. Equip yourself with an array of tools and equipment to give you a fighting chance against the mutated bosses!


What we like:
  • Simple approach
  • Colourful aesthetics
  • Cute graphics
  • Cooperative gameplay
  • Flappy Bird-like gameplay
  • Endless option
  • Brutal and unfair challenges
  • Basic concept with power-ups to change the course of the game
What could be improved:
  • Brutal difficulty curve and unforgiving mechanics that will make you wince with failure repeatedly
  • Cinematic not for everyone
  • Basic button layout can be fiddly to master at times

  • anime
  • cute
  • action-adventure
  • colourful
  • cooperative
  • local
  • souls
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • funny
  • runner
  • multiplayer
  • arcade
  • difficult
  • procedural

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Bluey: The Videogame (2023)

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

Play a brand-new story set across 4 interactive adventures, explore iconic locations, play your favourite games from the TV show and also play with your friends and family in local multiplayer.


  • cartoony
  • dog
  • local
  • cooperative
  • action-adventure
  • friends-and-family
  • colourful
  • multiplayer
  • interactive
  • family-friendly
  • adventure
  • cute
  • park
  • exploration
  • recreation

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