The best free games on Xbox Series X/S 2023: Enjoy
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(Pocket-lint) – Free is the best price of all, if you can afford it, and while playing without paying, which used to mean putting up with crappy flash games in a web browser, now you can find everything one of a kind experiences in amazing games that are free. -Play.
Xbox Series X and S are home to many of them, so if you want to have fun on Xbox but need to stick to free games for one reason or another, we’ve rounded up the best options for you here. .
Of course, we also have guides to different genres for those happy to buy the full game, so check those out in the table below as well.
Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
Call of Duty moves to the next generation of hardware with Warzone 2.0, which is a major upgrade, both visually and functionally, to the original Warzone. It is a brilliant battle royale game that requires careful planning and tactical moves on its map.
The new DMZ mode offers a huge change in the speed of AI opponents and extractions to run, making the game more varied than ever, and all for free.
The Fortnite juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, and if you play it for a few hours, you’ll quickly see that it deserves the majority of its followers. It is a smooth and beautiful shooter, with so many related cosmetics that you will be amazed.
It also looks better than ever on Series X and S thanks to new lighting and details added in the recent update, while build-free modes mean you don’t have to learn the complex building system unless you you like.
Rocket League is a physics-based soccer game that puts you inside a rocket-powered car and lets you play in an arena. Very easy to pick up and learn, and instantly gratifying.
However, it’s very capable, and you’ll quickly find that it takes a lot of play and practice to start climbing the leaderboards and ranking system. It’s a slow game but, like the best sports, fun to play at any level.
Blizzard made Overwatch free-to-play in this sequel, and while it doesn’t exactly feel like a new game, the fact that it’s free-to-play makes it easy for new players to get into it without any investment.
It’s a shooter with objective-based modes where two teams of five players face each other, and there are so many tactical possibilities that once you start thinking about team combos, you’re almost addicted to the game.
Multiversus is another game that proves it’s possible to find free-to-play titles that aren’t shooters. It’s a Smash Bros-style brawler, with a wide cast of characters from multiple Warner Bros. universes.
This makes for a really fun and eclectic cast that you can get to know, each with their own moves and playstyles. Once you find a couple you want to play with, you’re ready to race.
The massive world of Destiny switched to a free-to-play structure a few years ago, and it’s all the healthier for it: you can now try out a host of quests and areas without having to spend even a penny
Compared to the other games on this list, you’ll need to buy a pretty hefty expansion after a fairly short number of hours to have the most fun, but you can do a lot without paying and the shooting is of the highest quality.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.