Best Teen-Rated Xbox One Games in 2022

Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II (Image credit: Bandai Namco)

If you're looking for a teen-rated gift for a loved one, or you're a teen yourself looking to give something new a try (and your parents won't let you play mature-rated games... at least openly), take a look at our list of curated picks of the vety best Xbox One games available today.

Note: This collection features games that achieve a "Teen" ESRB rating in the United States, and while it should correspond to a "Teen" rating in most other markets, it may differ per region.

STAR WARS: Jedi Fallen Order

STAR WARS: Jedi Fallen Order

Top pick

Star Wars games are often sub-par, which is why I'm elated to report that Jedi Fallen Order bucks the trend, and then some. Built by EA's most acclaimed studio Respawn, Jedi Fallen Order charts events between the prequel-trilogy and the dark times, following the fall of the Jedi at the hands of Darth Vader. This game is unmissable.

Wholesome fun, mostly.

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While the good stuff tends to reside in the mature-rating bracket, there's still tons of great fun to be had with generally more wholesome, age-appropriate stuff.

By far and away the best game on this list is currently Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, which not only presents official story details between the events of Episode III and Episode IV, but also offers seriously challenging gameplay for those who want to test themselves. It's truly unmissable.

Additionally, RPG fans should take a look at Final Fantasy XV, which is an excellent example of a teen-friendly story with plenty of drama and suspense, while games like Overwatch continue to be fast-paced co-op competitive fun with frequent updates to keep them fresh.

If you're still looking for ideas, you should look at our top Xbox picks for kids as well.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!