The Best Exploration Games for Xbox One

Update, : RWBY: Arrowfell added at rank #31.
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Outer Wilds (2019)

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Xbox Series X/s 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

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Journey to the Savage Planet (2020)

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Onward To Adventure In this colorful, co-op adventure game you play as the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment, you must determine if this planet is fit for human habitation but perhaps you are not the first to set foot here…

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  • exploration
  • first-person
  • colourful
  • adventure
  • cooperative
  • sci-fi
  • platform
  • boss-fight
  • comedy
  • crafting
  • metroidvania
  • combat
  • dark
  • action-adventure
  • open-world

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No Man's Sky (2016)

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No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.

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  • inventory
  • exploration
  • survival
  • crafting
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • resource
  • discovery
  • trading
  • aliens
  • space
  • sandbox
  • combat
  • endless
  • narrative

4

Unsighted (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

EXPLORE YOUR WAY. Awoken to a world ruined by war, Alma must traverse the vast city of Arcadia before the life force of her friends and herself withers away. Time is ticking, and every moment matters. Who will you save, and who will you leave to turn UNSIGHTED?


  • exploration
  • combat
  • pixel
  • boss
  • souls
  • top-down
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • robots
  • crafting
  • zelda
  • war
  • puzzle
  • post-apocalyptic

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

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A Short Hike (2019)

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Linux Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.


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

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STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)

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

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
  • fight
  • puzzle
  • action-adventure
  • third-person
  • boss-fight
  • souls
  • boss
  • adventure
  • platform
  • battle
  • story
  • single-player
  • narrative

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Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (2021)

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Save whimsical creatures with the power of kindness in order to recolor a black-and-white world in Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, a wholesome 2.5D Adventure-RPG!


  • platform
  • battle
  • exploration
  • turn-based
  • puzzle
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • combat
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • cartoony
  • waker
  • taming
  • rhythm
  • narrative

10

Supraland (2019)

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Embark on a valiant quest to save your toy village in the hit first-person open-world puzzle platformer! Roam and explore a huge interconnected world. Unlock powerful new abilities and combine them to overcome imaginative puzzles or uncover shrouded secrets. Defeat charging hordes in fast, frenetic first-person combat as you battle your way towards an audience with the Blue King. Game features:- 12–25 hours of open-world puzzle, action and platformer gameplay- A grand adventure in a tiny "sandbox", with rewarding exploration gameplay and hundreds of secrets to discover- Discover exciting upgrades and unlock a wide range of game-changing weapons and abilities- Family-friendly visuals combined with countless crafty puzzles


  • puzzle
  • sandbox
  • exploration
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • open-world
  • combat
  • cartoony

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