The Best Challenging Games for Xbox One

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Update : Gloomhaven Mercenaries Edition added at rank #2.
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PING REDUX (2019)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5

PING REDUX has 100+ levels including 12 bosses that are inspired by classic games to help keep the gameplay varied. Bounce off the walls and obstacles and reach the succulent tasty orange.


  • boss
  • challenging
  • classic
  • arcadey
  • fully-featured
  • pixel-perfect
  • puzzle
  • old-school
  • retro
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • must-have
  • platform
  • shooter
  • top-notch

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Gloomhaven Mercenaries Edition (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Gloomhaven Mercenaries Edition includes Gloomhaven base game and the Solo Scenarios: Mercenary Challenges DLC. Carve your way through terrifying dungeons, dreadful forests and dark caves filled with horrific monsters to reap your rewards.


  • dungeon
  • card
  • narrative
  • boss
  • challenging
  • rpg
  • online
  • multiplayer
  • combat

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Mystery of the Opera (2018)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Android

Find hidden objects, explore beautiful worlds, play dozens of mini-games, enjoy challenging quests, and solve the Phantom's Mystery!


  • challenging
  • adventure
  • difficult
  • puzzle

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Alexio (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

A retro platformer from the good old days! Follow our small but courageous hero - Alex, as he sets off on his journey to find the sacred Monobrow! Together with Alex, make your way to the end of a tedious shrine, where only glory awaits!


  • platform
  • challenging
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • difficult
  • mystery
  • 2d
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • dice

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Words of Wonders: Crossword (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone Xbox One

Welcome to Words of Wonders! In this fantastic crossword game, you will improve your vocabulary and spelling skills at the same time you travel around the world discovering the hidden secrets of the 7 wonders and also incredible cities. In WOW you will start with few letters as an unique clue, you will have to test your brain to write and create new words from scratch and connect all of them to get the final crossword solution.


  • word
  • challenging
  • rich
  • entertainment
  • puzzle
  • skill
  • strategy

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