The Best Adventure open-world Games for Xbox One

Update : TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK Expedition added at rank #19.
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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure takes you to a beautiful Mediterranean island to save endangered animals and clean up litter. With over 60 species to document, using your phone app, you'll go on an adventure to make a difference in the world around us. Enjoy a relaxing and feel-good experience with a great soundtrack and stunning visuals. Join Alba and her friend Ines and help them on their mission to save the island and the world!


What we like:
  • Cute and wholesome with calming music and nice art
  • Addictive gameplay focused on exploring and photographing wildlife
  • Strong sub-theme of photography
  • Fun story with a good message
  • Bug-free and runs smoothly
What could be improved:
  • Limited achievements
  • Traversal can be boring towards the end of the game
  • Game could have been longer with more content

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

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Eastshade (2019)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Embark on a peaceful and wholesome adventure as a traveling painter exploring the beautiful island of Eastshade. Engage with unique and captivating characters, complete quests, and create works of art that impact the world around you. With stunning visuals and a mesmerizing score, Eastshade offers a unique and uplifting experience that will leave a lasting impression on you.


What we like:
  • Captivating characters and engaging quests
  • Stunning visuals and attention to detail
  • Art creation adds an extra layer of gameplay depth
  • Soothing and relaxing experience
  • Strong plot and exploration opportunities.
What could be improved:
  • Technical flaws including glitches and crashes
  • Mixed bag of voice acting.

  • open-world
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • walking-simulator
  • crafting
  • beautiful
  • combat-free
  • rpg
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • photography
  • adventure
  • story
  • fantasy
  • violent

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

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

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The Pathless (2020)

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

Embark on an epic adventure on a mystical island to dispel the curse of darkness in The Pathless. With your eagle companion, explore breathtaking landscapes and engage in unique boss battles against giant corrupted spirits. The emotionally resonant story, fast-paced gameplay, and stunning visuals and music make for an immersive experience that you won't forget.


What we like:
  • Well-written characters and story
  • Satisfying movement mechanics and puzzles
  • Stunning visuals and music
  • Unique boss fights
  • Relaxing gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Lack of tutorial and map system
  • Potential overpricing
  • Inconsistent performance
  • Tedious exploration

  • open-world
  • boss-fight
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • boss
  • stealth
  • archery
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • battle
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • stylized
  • story
  • narrative

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Lil Gator Game (2022)

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

Embark on a joyful journey with Lil Gator in a vibrant, open-world island filled with quests, friends, and fun. Swing your stick sword, glide through mountains, and bop cardboard baddies. With no health bar, it's a no-pressure adventure that captures the essence of childhood playtime. Experience a heartwarming story, delightful dialogue, and a relaxing gameplay that leaves you with a meaningful message.


What we like:
  • Humorous and touching story
  • Fantastic art and good tunes
  • Relaxing and fun gameplay
  • Includes a speedrun mode
  • Carries a meaningful message
What could be improved:
  • Short playtime
  • High price for the content
  • Some bugs and performance stutters
  • Some in-game tasks lack clear direction

  • cozy
  • wholesome
  • short
  • adventure
  • lgbtq
  • funny
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • open-world
  • family-friendly
  • 3d
  • platform
  • colourful
  • park
  • pretend

6

A Short Hike (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux

Join Claire on her vacation and take a hike to the top of Hawk Peak in A Short Hike. Meet quirky characters, gather collectibles and uncover secrets across the charming island park. Enjoy the original soundtrack that perfectly captures the game's atmosphere. Don't let the game's title fool you, there's plenty of adventure waiting for you on this short hike.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with a captivating story and charming characters
  • Beautiful pixel art and evocative soundtrack that complement the game's atmosphere perfectly
  • Rich and detailed world with lots of secrets to uncover
  • Short and concise game that provides an enjoyable and fulfilling experience
  • Great value for money
What could be improved:
  • Cumbersome inventory system
  • No map

  • park
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • cute
  • adventure
  • flight
  • open-world
  • walking-simulator
  • inventory
  • parkour
  • funny
  • nature
  • platform
  • vertical
  • short

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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

8

Outer Wilds (2019)

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

Unravel the mysteries of the universe in Outer Wilds, an award-winning open world game. Explore an ever-evolving solar system, uncover alien secrets, and enjoy a thought-provoking narrative. With no enemies to fight, you're free to discover at your own pace. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in space!


What we like:
  • Unique and immersive gameplay experience
  • Beautiful and intricate world-building
  • Thought-provoking narrative
  • Encourages fearless discovery
  • Captures the mysteries of the universe
What could be improved:
  • May cause motion sickness
  • Game's physics can lead to unexpected deaths

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

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Starfield (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

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
  • open-world
  • shooter
  • combat
  • space
  • skill
  • first-person
  • discovery
  • narrative
  • adventure

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2016)

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Playstation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One

Immerse yourself in the award-winning fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. With stunning graphics and all-new features like dynamic depth of field and volumetric god rays, this epic adventure comes to life like never before. Explore new quests, characters, armor, weapons, and more with the full power of mods. Discover why this game has won over 200 Game of the Year Awards and experience limitless possibilities.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with endless possibilities
  • Engaging storyline and lore
  • Wide variety of quests and activities
  • Strong modding community with infinite customization options
  • Ability to connect and bond with others through gaming
What could be improved:
  • Combat and animations may not be as polished as desired
  • Frequent updates and mod compatibility issues

  • rpg
  • dragon
  • open-world
  • dungeon
  • fantasy
  • adventure
  • combat
  • skill

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