The Xbox One features native mouse and keyboard support, providing increased precision and a broader range of inputs over the standard Xbox controller. With optional tools in developers' hands, only a limited range of titles adopt the gamepad alternative. We've wrapped up a list of every Xbox One mouse and keyboard title so far.
Washing ashore on a mystical island, build shelter, craft new tools, and tame the island's native dinosaurs. This survival experience has evolved into a vibrant ecosystem with over half a decade on the market, also extending to consoles.
Sail the seas
From the studio behind ARK: Survival Evolved, ATLAS realizes the pirate fantasy of sailing the seas and scoring loot. Though a rough work-in-progress under "Game Preview," it features full parity and cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
Simulating the skies of World War 2, pilots must tackle the perils of flight with aid from your airborne squad. Evade foes while keeping tabs on fuel, ammo, and hydraulics, with mouse and keyboard streamlining all micromanagement.
Build to survive
The latest licensed tie-in with the Bright Constructor series means escaping the zombie threat, with smart puzzle-solving, traps, and combat, all key to keeping your survivors safe. Skillfully placing components and executing your moves has never been easier when using a mouse and keyboard.
This Xbox Series X|S-exclusive shooter acts as a precursor to the upcoming Bright Memory Infinite. Its one-person dev team has translated flashy visuals and shooter combat to console, with mouse and keyboard support included.
Black Ops Cold War is the latest in the best-selling military shooter, wrapping up a thrilling campaign with refreshed multiplayer and Zombies modes. It also has cross-play, with controller and mouse and keyboard options, regardless of your chosen platform.
Modern Warfare revives the bestselling shooter through an unfiltered, contemporary lens, reflecting the darker side of global conflict. Pushing cross-play for all, title-wide mouse and keyboard support also makes its debut.
The free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale further builds upon Modern Warfare's foundations, packing up to 150 players across open fields, dense cities, other series landmarks. Activision also continues its cross-play initiative, including input-based matchmaking.
Fight for survival
DayZ helped kickstart the survival craze, previously famed for the mod of the same name. This standalone spin-off sees players scavenge and fight through the infected threat, with its 1.06 update bringing mouse and keyboard to console.
Six feet under
Dwarven miners descend to the core, navigating complex cave networks and extracting resources to earn their pay. However, with otherworldly threats lingering below, each mission shifts to a fight for survival.
Out of this world
The cult-classic returns for Xbox One, riffing on classic alien flicks, as otherworldly beings meddling with post-war America. It's a game that's not afraid to have fun, retaining the same charm over one decade later.
Rip and tear
Launched on Xbox One to commemorate 25 years on the market, DOOM 64 is the same unfiltered demon-slaying classic running better than ever. It returns with an all-new chapter, with new lighting options and refinements as the ultimate nostalgia trip.
Fortnite's free-to-play spin on the hit battle royale genre continues to dominate, recently onboarding over 250 million players for its second chapter. That unmatched growth has touched console, PC, and mobile, all tied together with cross-play support.
The latest in Microsoft's core franchise packs a heartfelt story campaign, competitive multiplayer, alongside cooperative Horde and Escape modes. It's a great all-rounder among Xbox's highlights, boasting cross-play with PC.
Step by step action
Microsoft reimagines its chainsaw-revving shooter as a turn-based tactics game, making a transition from PC to console, with mouse and keyboard support intact if favored over a traditional controller.
Build the home of your dreams for a hefty profit with this house-flipping simulator, renovating properties, cleaning, and furnishing as you climb the property ladder.
World wide web
Crawl the weird corners of the 90s-era web, as the police of the virtual streets hunting down criminals. This internet simulator is especially suited to mouse and keyboard use, given its cursor-based interface.
Emerging from the tunnels of Moscow, Metro Exodus follows an eastward cross-continental trip across the unforgiving remnants of civilization. The harsh four seasons test your survival instincts while trekking an open world brimming with combat opportunities.
Block by block
Minecraft's culmination of creative and role-playing signatures has captured millions over the past decade. Secured under Microsoft's games portfolio and bigger than ever, it's a vast voxel sandbox for all ages.
Play the objective
Merging multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and competitive shooters, this free-to-play venture takes on Overwatch. From the creators of SMITE, Paladins thrives on supporting objective-based gameplay with heroes and synergies while doubling as a robust cross-play advocate.
SEGA has brought Phantasy Star Online 2 to the west, serving a multiplayer spin an action role-playing epic, available as a free-to-play Xbox One title. The title's heavy focus on character identity and class-based combat provides depth for long-term play, with PC cross-play, too.
Build the best
Run a theme park with Planet Coaster, constructing the best rollercoasters piece-by-piece. These management games often favor the mouse and keyboard, with support retained for its console edition.
Sea of Thieves is an ideal canvas for shaping your cooperative adventures, assembling a crew, and overcoming the challenges of the pirate life. Sailing your ship, solving puzzles, and slaying water-bound creatures requires a team effort, bolstered by Xbox and PC cross-play.
Showdown of gods
SMITE merges third-person action with the charm of MOBA battles, serving as a virtual battleground for mythical gods, now with over 35 million players. Mouse and keyboard support complements input-based cross-play, tying into PC and Nintendo Switch communities.
Pull the trigger
Setting sights on World War II-era Berlin, this gripping revival of Sniper Elite's breakout entry now looks better than ever. Sneak and shoot your way through Axis powers, now serving those sleek slow-motion bullet cams in gory 60 FPS glory.
Machine vs. machine
Arcade tank battles meet anime with Tokyo Warfare Turbo, commanding a variety of armor beasts across Japan. The fusion of multiple eras brings WWII and modern tanks under one conflict, with optional mouse and keyboard support.
Take to space
It's a creative sci-fi sandbox brimming with opportunities to build spaceships and space stations, venturing to the unexplored. Following years on PC, its console expansion naturally brings the option of mouse and keyboard controls.
Channeling your inner Indiana Jones, Strange Brigade follows a crew of explorers fighting through the undead, searching for lost artifacts. Players set out to uncover the long-forgotten past, experienced best with friends.
In the red
Colonizing the red planet and unearthing its mysteries, Surviving Mars takes city-building out of this world. Expand your settlement, manage resources, and meet colonist demands, with menus best paired with mouse input.
The Sims established its name on PC throughout the early 2000s, spinning the nuances of modern life into an open-ended sandbox. The fourth entry on Xbox One embraces those roots with the option of mouse and keyboard input, fully retaining original menus.
Survive the masses
Bringing steampunk strategy to the post-apocalyptic wasteland, They Are Billions requires building a line of defense against the infected. However, given cumbersome gamepad controls, using a mouse and keyboard is near-essential on Xbox One.
Serving slick gunplay and locomotion atop role-playing foundations, Warframe can be picked up as a free-to-play title. That includes the same PvE and competitive combat that defined its PC success, also accessible on Xbox One but skipping cross-play.