11 games we can't wait to play in 4K on Xbox One X

Put these enhanced beauties on your pre-order list

Microsoft’s made the most powerful games console in the world and it costs a whopping £449 (RM2470). Not convinced? You ought to check out the games that are in store for Xbox One X. Some of them are absolutely astounding.

From Forza Motorsport 7 to Metro: Exodus, there are numerous Grade A releases coming for the console and indeed all Xbox One machines. If you grab Microsoft's latest and greatest console on 7 November, you'll benefit from smoother frame rates, added graphical flourishes of all sorts, and in many cases native 4K resolution. That'll make games look even sharper than when they're upscaled on the Xbox One S.

Unsure of which games you should pre-order alongside the console? Here's a look at our most anticipated games coming with Xbox One X enhancements this year and beyond - and a few of these are games that are already available, so you might have a few upgraded experiences ready for day one.

Additional words by Andrew Hayward

This year: Forza Motorsport 7

Racing games always tend to look amazing, but Forza Motorsport 7 is something else entirely. We’ve seen it running on the Xbox One X and the results are absolutely magnificent, more so than even last year’s gorgeous Forza Horizon 3.

The way weather effects sweep through the tracks, supercars are rendered in pristine fashion and skylines shift and change is phenomenal. You won’t have seen a better console game than Forza 7 on Xbox One. That alone could be enough to sell the machine come its launch on November 7.

This year: Doom

It’s not just new games that are getting the enhanced treatment for Xbox One X. A litany of recently released titles are joining the party as well including Dishonored 2, Gears of War 4 and Doom.

That last year’s hell-raising FPS is joining the party is especially notable as it hasn’t received a similar patch for the PlayStation 4 Pro, a trend we reckon will continue in the coming months. For now, we can’t resist the chance to pick up our BFG again.


This Year: Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Microsoft showed off two major ‘Xbox One enhanced’ games at its E3 presser this year: Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

From the looks of their two trailers, it’s the Tolkien-indebted game that does a better job of eeking fresh detail out of Microsoft’s new hardware. Also, it’s got an Orc with more laugh-out-loud one-liners than a Kevin Hart stand-up special. We’re sold.