Aseries of missteps put Microsoft in second place before the Xbox One even came out. While it’s likely to remain there until the next generation begins, there are a lot of people out there who have never experienced what the console has to offer. With the Xbox One X having a clear advantage over Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro when it comes to gaming on a 4K TV, there’s never been a better time to jump in.
While not all the games on this list are Xbox exclusives, every game is at least better on Xbox than PlayStation, provided you’re playing on a One X.
Studio MDHR’s Cuphead is as beautiful as it is challenging — and it’s very beautiful. Half bullet-hell shooter, half platformer, half classic boss rush… wait that’s too many halves. Either way, Cuphead pulled in basically everyone with its charming, hand-drawn visuals that look like they’re straight out of the 1930s. It then kept them around with tough-as-nails gameplay which somehow never feels unfair. It has some of the most memorable boss fights you’re ever likely to have — Cala Maria is our favorite — but what will stay with you the most is that feeling of finally beating the one you get stuck on, 273 deaths later.