Top 5: Xbox One Exclusives for 2017

The reason why you own a console over another is probably because of its exclusives. There are games we can enjoy regardless of the console we have under our television set, but there’s nothing quite like playing a game you know others can’t. So here are some games that are coming out soon that you can only play on an Xbox One. Before moving on, a little side note. We all know a new Halo’s probably is the work, but these are all titles that have been announced. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we’ll be able to play all of them (Scalebound, for instance, was canceled long before we could put our hands on it.) These are the games in no particular order.


Fullbright crafted something truly special with narrative-driven adventure game Gone Home and while Tacoma shares some similarities, there are some exciting changes in the upcoming mystery game, primarily its space setting that reminds us of BioShock’s Rapture. Other than that, we don’t have many details about Tacoma, but taking into account the impact Gone Home had in the medium as a whole, I’m willing to give it a chance.


Cuphead is a video game that doesn’t look like a video game at all and that alone makes me want to play it. The platformer uses the art style of 1930s cartoons and you assume the role of the titular character who has made a deal with the devil and is now forced to face several gargantuan bosses to pay back his debt. Hopefully, this game will be as nice to play as it’s to look, but we’ll have to wait a while longer to answer that. For now, let me watch that trailer again and again.

Crackdown 3

I have no idea what to expect from a new Crackdown game. I tried playing the first one on the Xbox 360, but it doesn’t hold up particularly well and I never gave a chance to the second one. Like in the previous games, Crackdown 3 puts you in the shoes of a cop in a futuristic open-world city run by gangs. The remarkable part about this game comes from the impressive use of the Xbox One’s cloud computing technology to destroy the environments around you. I won’t believe this until I see it, but for now, I remain cautiously optimistic.

Phantom Dust

I had no idea Phantom Dust came out in the original Xbox in 2004. Apparently, that game received rave reviews and had a cult following, which encouraged Microsoft to work on a reboot that’s coming out in 2017 and the company’s also bringing back the original game to the Xbox One. The weirdest part about Phantom Dust is that it’s an action strategy with collectible card game elements, so anyone who’s interested in the latter and is tired of playing Hearthstone has something to look forward to.

State of Decay 2

There are several video games, movies, books, graphic novels and every medium you can think of set in the zombie apocalypse, but State of Decay managed to stand out in a sea of similar games. State of Decay 2 is survival role-playing game with four-player coop and your friends can drop in and drop out at any time and if you don’t have enough zombies in your life, State of Decay offers plenty of that.