The Best Adventure exploration Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Beacon Pines added at rank #7.
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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Mac OS Xbox Series X/s

Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.


  • exploration
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • cartoony
  • nature
  • collector
  • creature
  • cute
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • construction
  • economy
  • 3d
  • table

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Outer Wilds (2019)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Named Game of the Year 2019 by Giant Bomb, Polygon, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, Outer Wilds is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop.


  • exploration
  • mystery
  • discovery
  • puzzle
  • sci-fi
  • open-world
  • space
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • narrative

3

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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

As Lara Croft races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, she must become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

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

4

TUNIC (2022)

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

Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure.


  • isometric
  • zelda
  • exploration
  • combat
  • boss
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • old-school
  • cute
  • mystery
  • action-adventure
  • dungeon
  • classic
  • discovery

5

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

6

Call of the Sea (2020)

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

Call of the Sea is an otherworldly tale of mystery and love set in the 1930s South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise, solve puzzles and unlock secrets in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition.


  • puzzle
  • walking-simulator
  • mystery
  • story
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • horror
  • surreal
  • lovecraftian
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • investigation
  • emotional
  • atmospheric
  • colourful

7

Beacon Pines (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X

Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!


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

8

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2021)

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

Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord leading the unpredictable Guardians from one explosion of chaos to the next. You got this. Probably.


  • superhero
  • combat
  • narrative
  • battle
  • fight
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • story
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • action
  • single-player
  • sci-fi
  • funny

9

Deliver Us The Moon (2019)

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

Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future, where Earth's natural resources are depleted. A lone astronaut is sent to the moon on a critical mission to save humanity from extinction.

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  • sci-fi
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • exploration
  • thriller
  • adventure
  • driving
  • stealth
  • story
  • tanks
  • platform
  • mystery

10

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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