Best Upcoming Xbox One Games 2017 – Gamer’s Guide

Things are just getting started for gaming this early in the year, however, plenty of us out there are still hungry for what’s in store for the Xbox One in 2017. With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and created a helpful list to the best upcoming Xbox One games 2017.

Because the Xbox One community is vast in terms of players, we’ve done our best to provide info on games of all types and genres, from first-person online multiplayer slashers to real-time strategy for the cerebral mind. We’ve even provided a quick at-a-glance list below for those of you who like their gaming info short, sweet, and to the point.

Best Upcoming Xbox One Games 2017

Video Game TitleGenreRelease Date 
For Honor
[Editor's Pick!]
Action-Fighting14th of February, 2017
(Out Now!)
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Sniper Elite 4Tactical Shooter14th of February, 2017
(Out Now!)
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Halo Wars 2Real-Time Strategy21st of February, 2017 Check Price
Mass Effect: AndromedaRole-Playing Game21st of March, 2017 Check Price
Injustice 2Fighting16th of May, 2017 Check Price

Obviously, it’s not easy coming up with a best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list that will please everyone, however, here you’ll find just some of our top picks.

With all that behind us, let us delay no longer, the first upcoming Xbox One game of 2017 we’re looking forward to is…

For Honor

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Date of Release: 14th of February, 2017

In One Line: Online teams of heavily-armoured knights, Vikings, and Samurai fight in bloody skirmishes in a range of intense game modes.

What It’s All About

As the first in our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list, For Honor sees you taking on the role of one of four different specialised classes that work together to become the victors in battle as part of one of three factions, The Legion, The Chosen, or The Warborn. While warrior classes appear to differ in name, appearance, and techniques from faction to faction, they all come under four main umbrellas.

  • The Vanguard
    • Your classic well-rounded character who can perform well both in attack and defence scenarios in a pinch.
  • The Assassin
    • A quick and crafty character who really shows their true mettle in duels, however, damage-dealing leaves something to be desired.
  • The Heavy
    • An essential tank and damage-absorber who is extremely useful for capturing points and shielding weaker allies, a tad slow, however.
  • The Hybrid
    • A strange-sounding mix of all of the above, this character inherits skills from a wide pool of abilities making them an interesting curveball to throw the enemy.

With these exciting classes combined with For Honor’s new and intuitive combat system, it’s looking like the game will be a smash hit when it is released to the public very soon.

It’s not all about the multiplayer in For Honor; you may be glad to know that the game also includes a single-player campaign for all those yearning for a medieval solo adventure. Join the fight against Apollyon who seeks to wipe out all three factions by using them against each other and causing battle after battle between The Legion, The Chosen, and The Warborn. The story shows much promise as players will get to experience the chaos from the perspectives of characters from all three factions, meaning there’s a lot of room for interesting story-telling elements.

Don’t miss out, make sure you pre-order For Honor soon, one of the best upcoming Xbox One games of 2017 no doubt!

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Sniper Elite 4

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Date of Release: 14th of February, 2017

In One Line: Take the fight to the fascists during WWII as Karl Fairburne, an American agent who employs guns, traps, and stealth to take down his opponents as part of the Italian Resistance.

What It’s All About

Coming second in our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list, Sniper Elite 4. As a direct sequel of Sniper Elite 3, many will already know a lot about what Sniper Elite 4 entails. For those new to the series, we’ll give you an introduction to the Sniper Elite series, as well as showing you veterans some of the exciting new goodies to look forward to in this new release.

As the player, you take control of the series protagonist, Karl Fairburne, in a third-person shooter extravaganza campaign which sees you take on all kinds of soldiers, thugs, and armed no-gooders. With your trusty sniper rifle (of course), your array of side-arms, your useful booby-traps, and generally badass elite skills, you’ll soon be taking down the horrible fascist regime. Of course, this is all set during the second World War.

One of the shining aspects of the Sniper Elite series is the kill-cam system which shows a cool slow-motion x-ray of your bullet puncturing the enemy’s insides. You’ll get to see bones breaking and insides torn up when you land a really awesome shot on unsuspecting prey. This has existed since the first game in the series, however, the kill-cam system is set to look absolutely breathtaking in the latest game.

The new features to look forward to in Sniper Elite 4 include more vast and interactive maps and areas, and a more intuitive kill-cam system which incorporates melee and shrapnel kills. It is also set to include new co-operative missions for you to enjoy with a buddy as well as a revamped competitive online multiplayer mode. This is all wrapped up into a gripping well-written story set during WWII, something that will entice history buffs and new players alike.

Be sure to look out for Sniper Elite 4 coming out soon as it definitely appears to be one of the best upcoming Xbox One games of 2017 so far!

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Halo Wars 2

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Date of Release: 21st of February, 2017

In One Line: Command either the human UNSC forces or the new alien threat, The Banished, to crush your enemies in this real-time strategy sequel to Bungie’s Halo Wars.

What It’s All About

A behemoth game coming third in our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list is Halo Wars 2. Halo Wars is back in this up-to-date and exciting sequel to the original series. Halo Wars 2 brings back many of the fantastic features, units, and game modes of the original with updated graphics, new and improved features, tough and challenging threats, and an overall more smooth and sleek RTS Halo experience.

One of the biggest changes from the original Halo Wars game is the change of pace in regards to humanity’s next big galactic threat; say ‘goodbye’ to The Covenant and ‘hello’ to The Banished. After the conclusion of the fight between the human forces and the original Covenant scourge, a mercenary group split from the Covenant and emerged to continue ravaging the human race. It’s up to you to take control of either side of these forces and win the war for your chosen side.

There’s something for everyone when it comes to Halo Wars 2 as it features both a 13-mission campaign mode for solo gamers, this follows a true to the original series story which allows for co-operative play alongside friends! Of course, the main crux of Halo Wars always was the engaging multiplayer, however. Fear not, for Halo Wars 2 online multiplayer looks set to be a blast, with up to 6 players being able to battle at once across a range of game modes.

One interesting game mode that has been teased is called Blitz. In this game mode, players use in-game collectable cards for resource gain and management, giving the classic RTS experience a modern twist. There are also new mechanics in play as to how each type of unit fairs against another type; infantry beats air forces, air forces beat ground vehicles, and ground vehicles beat infantry.

Halo Wars 2 is looking to be one of the best upcoming Xbox One games of 2017, so be sure to get your pre-order in this February!

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Date of Release: 21st of March, 2017 (US) or 23rd of March, 2017 (EU)

In One Line: Get lost in an epic sci-fi story set in the Andromeda galaxy where your own self-made character will have to face a range of challenges featuring both difficult dialogue choices and deadly battles against alien forces.

What It’s All About

Taking a comfortable 4th place in our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list, this new Mass Effect adventure role-playing game takes part during the events of the original Mass Effect 1 and 2 games. You’re no longer playing as the legendary Commander Shepard, but instead, are playing as a new Alliance recruit with the last name Ryder. As is traditional with Bioware RPG’s, you can customise your character in a myriad of ways as you see fit, including their appearance, their special abilities, and their first name.

Exploring the Andromeda galaxy has never been so engaging, with the protagonist having the ability to explore many planets at will from their trusty spaceship. While not too much has been given away as to how everything works within Mass Effect: Andromeda, we do know that players are able to free-roam on planets they visit, taking care of important missions and meeting new and potentially dangerous NPC’s. Players can even deploy machines that mine resources from these planets, which begs the question as to what these resources could be used for?

One significant change from the previous Mass Effect games is that combat is now all in real-time, meaning that you simply cannot pause the game while the action is going on! You’ll have to be quick on your feet during your skirmishes and make sure you have all the valuable items and equipment easily accessible in times of emergency. Some interesting mechanics have also been added to the classic Mass Effect combat, including being able to side-dash and jetpack around the environment to keep enemies on their toes. There is also a new auto-cover mechanic which sees the protagonist take cover from enemy fire when he or she is near an appropriate object or structure.

We don’t want to give too much away about Mass Effect: Andromeda as many want to enjoy the game’s story and mechanics without spoilers of any kind. It’s also quite difficult to give heaps of information about the game anyway as plenty of interesting info is still kept under wraps awaiting release day. If you simply can’t wait to find out more, you can always head on over to the Mass Effect: Andromeda Wikipedia page, but be warned, in there be plenty of spoilers!

Are you as excited as we are about this upcoming release? Then don’t hesitate, order Mass Effect: Andromeda online today! A real hit on our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list.

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Injustice 2

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Date of Release: 16th of May, 2017

In One Line: Immersive one-on-one fights pits superheroes against supervillains once again in the sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us; Superman is gone, but now Batman must triumph over Brainiac and his plot to erase Earth from existence.

What It’s All About

Coming last, but certainly not least, in our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list is Injustice 2. As a direct sequel of the critically acclaimed Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman must form another team of superheroes in order to stop Brainiac. Superman’s regime seems over from the events of the first game, but can we really be sure?

Injustice 2 brings back the solid fighting mechanics and features from the first game but with more fluid movements and more complex combos. Once again, you can use the unique abilities of a range of notable superheroes and supervillains such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Bain. The expanded roster sees around 20 characters available to pit against each other both in a single player story campaign and in a fiercely competitive online multiplayer matchmaking system. You’ll no doubt spend hours learning to master the techniques, skills, and ultimate abilities each of your favourite DC characters.

To keep things fresh, the developers have created a new loot system called the ‘Gear System’ which allows players across the globe to collect and amass a large valuable inventory of items. These include, but aren’t limited to, costume pieces such as gloves, capes, boots, shields, and much more. These can be equipped to your character to give them special bonuses to help you in all of your fights. This means that, in some ways, you can make a superhero or supervillain unique to your playstyle.

Both superhero enthusiasts and fighting game veterans will find something great to latch onto in Injustice 2; it really is shaping up to be an exciting rival to 2017’s upcoming fighting game releases. Fans of the Mortal Kombat series will certainly appreciate that Injustice 2 was created within the Mortal Kombat engine and framework, meaning there is a lot of crossover between the two series.

While the game isn’t out until May of 2017, the game is likely to sell out fast in terms of pre-orders if it’s anything like its predecessor. Avoid missing out by pre-ordering Injustice 2 online right now! The only brawler/fighter game in our best upcoming Xbox One games 2017 list for now.

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