The Best Sailing Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Sea of Thieves: 2024 added at rank #3.
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Sail Forth (2022)

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

Set sail in Sail Forth, a captivating sea adventure where you command a fleet, battle pirates, and unveil secrets. Enjoy a living ocean with ever-changing weather as you explore exotic islands and customize your ships for thrilling naval combat. Discover freedom on the high seas and create your own legend!


What we like:
  • Diverse activities for endless fun
  • Variety of weapons for custom ship builds
  • Engaging combat with tactical freedom
  • Beautiful art style with impressive vistas
What could be improved:
  • AI for fleet ships lacks independence
  • End-game content may lack challenge

  • sailing
  • naval
  • pirates
  • procedural
  • physics
  • relaxing
  • lore

2

Far: Changing Tides (2022)

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

In FAR: Changing Tides, you'll embark on a captivating adventure in a beautifully flooded world. As Toe, you'll navigate stormy waters, explore forgotten ruins, and dive into unknown depths. You'll captain your own seafaring vessel, solve puzzles, and search for a new home. With a mesmerizing soundtrack and stunning visuals, this game offers an immersive and unique experience.


What we like:
  • Stunning visuals and captivating soundtrack
  • Engaging puzzles and resource management
  • Immersive and atmospheric gameplay
  • Unique vehicle control and customization
  • Emotional and thought-provoking journey
What could be improved:
  • Occasional softlock issues
  • Repetitive tasks

  • puzzle
  • sailing
  • vehicle
  • underwater
  • submarine
  • post-apocalyptic
  • platform
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • 2.5d
  • relaxing
  • steampunk
  • puzzling
  • action-adventure
  • narrative

3

Sea of Thieves: 2024 (2024)

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69
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Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.


  • pirates
  • sailing
  • multiplayer
  • adventure
  • open-world
  • cooperative

4

Sea of Thieves (2018)

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89
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Xbox One j PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.

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  • sailing
  • pirates
  • multiplayer
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • adventure

5

Moonglow Bay (2021)

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

Moonglow Bay is set along the Eastern Canadian coastline during the 1980s. Players play as a rookie angler struggling to fulfil your partner’s final wish.


  • fishing
  • voxel
  • relaxing
  • cooking
  • collector
  • creature
  • sailing
  • life
  • 1980s
  • dog
  • emotional
  • lgbtq
  • rpg
  • family-friendly
  • nature

6

Survival: Fountain of Youth (2023)

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early access Xbox Series X Playstation 5 j PC Windows

Survival: Fountain of Youth is a challenging single-player open-world survival game set on the Caribbean islands. Survive as a shipwrecked 16th-century explorer, craft tools and shelter, and uncover the secrets of both an ancient civilization and your own fate.


  • survival
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • sailing
  • underwater
  • immersive
  • base-building
  • building
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • historical
  • violent
  • action-adventure
  • realistic
  • exploration

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