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Old 12-20-16, 04:07 PM
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New to Xbox One (S)-Need some recommendations.

Already have a PS3, PS4, WiiU and Wii and the current sale (500gb S version with Gears 4, Gears Collection download, Free game-Assasins Creed Syndicate and a $30 store credit)at the Microsoft store for $249 finally made me bite on the Xbox One (S version).

So, that being said I'm looking for some Xbox exclusive recommendations aside from Gears and Halo and some Xbox only indie games as well. I haven't had a Microsoft console since the 360 (I ditched the 360 after about 6 months from launch) and the original Xbox. The 3 consecutive red ring failures during my 360 ownership days pushed me away from the Xbox over the the PS3 and eventually the PS4 so I'm sure I've missed a lot.

I'm open to just about any genre (but not a big console sports fan).

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Old 12-20-16, 04:14 PM
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Re: New to Xbox One (S)-Need some recommendations.

Why not ask in the Xbox One thread rather than create a new one?
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Old 12-20-16, 04:16 PM
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Re: New to Xbox One (S)-Need some recommendations.

If you like open-world racing, Forza Horizon 3 (I'd also recommend 2, but go with the latest one)
Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful indie platformer.
People seemed to enjoy Quantum Break, a third-person shooter about time travel.

And get EA Access so you can power through stuff like Peggle 2, Unravel, and whatever else is on there that might be up your alley. Not exclusives, though.
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Old 12-20-16, 05:10 PM
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Re: New to Xbox One (S)-Need some recommendations.

So basically you haven't had a Microsoft console since the last console they released?

I agree with Dan, I'd recommend one of the Forza Horizon games as both are great, even for someone not that in to racing games. Ori and the Blind Forest is excellent. I'd also recommend Sunset Overdrive and one of the Dead Rising games, and even Ryse if you get it for under $10. Rare Replay is a good one if you like a lot of the old Rare games.
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Old 12-20-16, 06:30 PM
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Re: New to Xbox One (S)-Need some recommendations.

Thanks for the suggestions. Haven't played a good racing game in ages so I'll look into picking up Forza and I'll be all over that Rare compilation!

To be fair, I ditched the 360 after about 6 months from launch (my red rings came fast and furious!). So I missed pretty much that entire generation. I edited my original post with this info now!

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Old 12-21-16, 12:21 AM
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Re: New to Xbox One (S)-Need some recommendations.

Originally Posted by SmackDaddy View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. Haven't played a good racing game in ages so I'll look into picking up Forza and I'll be all over that Rare compilation!

To be fair, I ditched the 360 after about 6 months from launch (my red rings came fast and furious!). So I missed pretty much that entire generation. I edited my original post with this info now!
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If you like racing games on real race tracks, get Forza Motorsport 6.
If you like racing games on streets and fields and crazy awesome shit, Forza Horizon 2 or 3 is a no brainer.
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Old 12-21-16, 07:00 AM
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Thanks for that clarification. Sounds like Horizon is the version for me.
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Old 12-21-16, 08:25 AM
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FH3 was the DOTD yesterday at BB. Digital and physical copies were $30. So just keep an eye out on another sale.
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