The best Xbox games of all time: Our picks for the top games should play on Xbox Series X|S in 2024

Are you searching for the latest trending games to play? Let’s start by exploring some of the newest Xbox games for March 2024. These are handpicked by editors and showcase some of the best recent games that you can try out if you’ve already played the best of what Xbox has to offer. These picks are generally genre-agnostic and will likely include the best games available on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service this month as well.

Dragon's Dogma 2

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After twelve years since Capcom's Dragon's Dogma graced the gaming landscape in 2012, its sequel Dragon's Dogma 2, has at long last launched on modern consoles.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is an action-RPG where you play as the Arisen, a mortal who has been cursed by the ancient Great Dragon and must now travel the land to destroy him before the fiend destroys the world. Along the way, you will meet up with Pawns who will aid you in battle, hunt gigantic beasts and monsters, and engage in political intrigue as you try to expose fraudulent Sovran who is pretending to be an Arisen.

Fans of the original Dragon's Dogma have waited over a decade for this game and thankfully, their faith has been rewarded in spades. This game is one of Capcom's finest titles featuring a breathtaking open-world filled with tons of secrets to discover, action-packed set pieces, and an in-depth and engaging combat system.

While its esoteric quest systems and subpar framerate performance on consoles are a bummer, they are by no means deal breakers if you have the patience to push through. 

If you want to know more about why this game is awesome, check out our glowing review of Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2

Explore a wonderous yet dark fantasy world, master Vocations to become a master warrior, and embark on an epic quest to save the world from the Great Dragon in Dragon's Dogma 2.

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Palworld is taking the videogame by storm, breaking over one million concurrent players and selling over one million copies just a few days after its release date on January 19, 2024. But what is this game that is blowing up all over the internet lately? 

To put it simply – Palworld is an open-world adventure game that combines the elements of survival-crafting games like ARK: Survival Evolved with monster-catching games like Pokémon. You are trapped on a mysterious island, and your only means of survival is to craft weapons and tame wild creatures with magical powers called "Pals."

You can train Pals to fight enemies, build bases, and even gather resources to help you craft better equipment and facilities. 



Load up and embark on a wild adventure into the world of Palworld. Catch cute Pals by yourself to build fortifications and weapons for you or bring your friends along to tame the biggest pals in online co-op multiplayer.

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Alexander Cope

Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!