The Best Adventure exploration Games for Xbox One - Page 2

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X stadia Linux Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4

Experience the thrilling conclusion of Lara's origin story in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition. Master an unforgiving jungle, explore underwater tunnels, and unleash chaos on your enemies. Conquer terrifying tombs with advanced traversal skills and uncover a hidden city. With the base game and all DLC included, this is the ultimate way to become the Tomb Raider you're destined to be. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

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What we like:
  • Excellent graphics
  • Well-acted story
  • Fun combat
  • Precise controls
  • Cool optional challenge tombs
What could be improved:
  • Collecting materials for upgrades felt pointless
  • Frequent loss of weapons
  • Tedious climbing
  • Occasional bugs with jumping

  • stealth
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • underwater
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • narrative
  • action
  • platform
  • crafting
  • survival
  • cover
  • skill
  • shooter

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy (2020)

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85
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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world.


  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • stealth
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • combat
  • action
  • underwater
  • narrative
  • survival
  • shooter
  • cover
  • crafting
  • supernatural

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Bramble: The Mountain King (2023)

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80
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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Bramble The Mountain King is a grim adventure set in a world inspired by dark, Nordic fables. Explore the beautiful yet dangerous and twisted land of Bramble in your endeavour to rescue your sister. Traverse a wondrous landscape and survive deadly encounters with Bramble's many hideous creatures.


  • horror
  • platform
  • dark
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • puzzle
  • boss-fight
  • cinematic
  • adventure
  • mythology
  • action-adventure
  • fantasy
  • story
  • emotional
  • lore

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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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Starfield (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

Starfield is a revolutionary and captivating game that offers players a vast and immersive interstellar playground. The level of interactivity and choice in the game is unparalleled, allowing players to be whomever they choose in a galaxy full of possibilities.


What we like:
  • Compelling Narrative
  • Freedom of Play
  • Vast Universe
  • Customization Options
  • Ship Building and Outpost Creation
What could be improved:
  • Lack of Tutorials
  • Inventory Management

  • rpg
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • exploration
  • stealth
  • crafting
  • shooter
  • open-world
  • combat
  • space
  • skill
  • discovery
  • first-person
  • narrative
  • adventure

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Sable (2021)

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Android PC Windows Xbox One

Sable is an open world RPG with no combat, set in a Moebius-inspired desert. You play as Sable, about to embark on a rite of passage known as The Gliding - exploring the deserts, doing odd jobs for strangers and earning badges to turn into new masks.


What we like:
  • Unique open world setting inspired by Jean "Moebius" Giraud
  • Customizable bike and character
  • Heartfelt story of self-discovery
  • Relaxing atmosphere with stunning visuals and music
  • Many memorable moments
What could be improved:
  • Occasional audio bugs & stuttering
  • Limited scale world compared to larger games
  • Flattening palette in certain interiors at night

  • exploration
  • open-world
  • self-discovery
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • sci-fi
  • relaxing
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • stylized
  • comic
  • lore
  • discovery
  • book
  • combat

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Beacon Pines (2022)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Dive into the mysteries of Beacon Pines, a charming yet eerie adventure where you control the fate of the story. As Luka, you'll uncover hidden truths, meet memorable characters, and explore stunning hand-drawn landscapes. With multiple endings to discover, you'll be captivated by this immersive tale filled with surprising twists.


What we like:
  • Intriguing and creative story
  • Well-developed, memorable characters
  • Multiple endings based on your choices
  • Stunning hand-drawn art
  • Engaging gameplay mechanics
What could be improved:
  • The large number of characters can be overwhelming

  • choices
  • narrative
  • visual-novel
  • mystery
  • cute
  • cozy
  • adventure
  • narration
  • exploration
  • story
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • interactive
  • horror
  • conspiracy

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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

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Submerged: Hidden Depths (2020)

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

Explore a sunken world in Submerged: Hidden Depths as you navigate through a non-combat third-person 'relaxploration' adventure. Immerse yourself in this beautiful and haunting world while collecting relics and searching for the seeds of salvation. Enjoy the beautiful graphics, atmosphere and music that make for an awesome gameplay experience.


What we like:
  • Beautiful graphics and atmosphere
  • Interesting way of storytelling through drawings and actions
  • Awesome music
  • Improved gameplay from the previous game
  • Relaxing game with no combat
What could be improved:
  • Laid-back gameplay may be too chill for some
  • Minimal parkour and platforming
  • The boat can be frustrating and ruins immersion

  • exploration
  • relaxing
  • open-world
  • walking-simulator
  • sailing
  • adventure
  • collectible
  • narrative
  • emotional
  • puzzle
  • post-apocalyptic
  • combat

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Death's Door (2021)

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90
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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Death's Door is an action-adventure game that follows a crow reaping souls. You must explore the world of doors, find each one and battle enemies while unlocking new skills and magic powers. The game features smooth controls, great aesthetics and an in-depth story that will keep you engaged for hours.


What we like:
  • Challenging boss battles
  • Meaningful dialogue about life and death
  • Excellent exploration and hidden areas
  • Fluid and accessible combat
  • Beautiful art style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Lack of a map can be frustrating
  • Can rely too much on obnoxious enemy waves
  • Linear

  • dungeon
  • boss
  • isometric
  • zelda
  • action-adventure
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • exploration
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • platform
  • battle
  • challenging
  • fight

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