The Best Adventure exploration Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Colossal Cave Reimagined by Roberta Williams added at rank #37.
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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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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 (2020)

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

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
  • puzzle
  • discovery
  • sci-fi
  • space
  • open-world
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • story

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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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
  • action
  • platform
  • crafting
  • survival
  • cover
  • skill
  • shooter

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The Gunk (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

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

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Sable (2021)

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Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.


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

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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

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

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Beacon Pines (2022)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

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!


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

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2021)

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

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
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • story
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • single-player
  • action
  • sci-fi
  • funny

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The Pathless (2020)

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From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is the mythic adventure of an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world.


  • open-world
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • stealth
  • adventure
  • discovery
  • rhythm
  • platform
  • story
  • action-adventure
  • battle
  • 3d
  • narrative

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Death's Door (2021)

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

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.


  • boss
  • isometric
  • action-adventure
  • dungeon
  • zelda
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • combat
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • challenging
  • platform
  • top-down
  • rpg

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