10 older Xbox games worth revisiting in 2022

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Xbox One has hundreds of games worth playing, extending all the way back to when the console was launched in 2013, also incorporating dozens of games from the Xbox 360 and OG Xbox era. Here are nine games we've picked out from the entire library that have slipped out of the limelight over time but are still worth a look in 2019. An added bonus, the fact they're older means they're often a lot cheaper!

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If there's just one slightly older game from this list worth playing, it's The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab). With gorgeous visuals, reactive, bloody combat, some of the best character acting and writing in the business, and hundreds of hours of gameplay, The Witcher 3 is a must-buy title for any Xbox owner.

If you're looking for a game to really get your teeth sunk into, it's Monster Hunter World (opens in new tab). Be forewarned, this is a title more for fans of challenging games. Like The Witcher 3, Monster Hunter World is vastly expanded with its post-launch DLC, named Iceborne, ushering in hundreds of potential hours of playtime. As its name suggests, Monster Hunter World is a game all about fighting gigantic invasive monsters, threatening the balance of the local ecosystem. As part of the Research Commission, your job is to track, analyze, and ultimately cull or capture the gigantic beasties, in teams of up to four. Monster Hunter World is an incredible title and Capcom's most successful to date.

What older Xbox games are you a fan of? Hit the comments, and we'll consider them for inclusion in a future update!

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  • "Older" titles? These are all highly regarded *current* generation games that every Xbox One owner should be familiar with. (Really, this console generation has barely gotten started compared to the last go around.) With a title like "10 Older Xbox Games Worth Revisiting in 2019" I assumed you'd be dipping into the BC catalog.
  • They included some BC stuff, but yeah, the majority are fairly new.
  • We're planning to expand it further in the future. Which games would you like to see included? We generally went with stuff a couple of years old and beyond.
  • Record is great, especially with the update
  • Is Monster Hunter World enjoyable as single player?
  • Honestly, it's tough for me personally to enjoy it solo. I know a lot of people who DO play it solo, and love it a lot, but it depends on the type of gamer you are. I think you can enjoy MHW solo. It's in Game Pass if you wanna try it out without spending a lot. :)