Xbox One Launch Titles, Genres, Summaries & Other Info


We are just hours from the worldwide launches of the Xbox One. Very shortly from now, hundreds of thousands of consoles will be making their way into the arms of the beloved Day 1 purchasers: the rare gaming beast willing to take on the risk of making expensive purchases with a dearth of information for what lies ahead. And, as the PS4 has proven, there is, at least, notable risk.

However, not everyone who is interested in the Xbox One knows exactly what will be available on the console upon the November 22nd launch. That’s why we at GameSided have compiled a detailed list of all the Xbox One launch titles. Such information includes physical purchases/digital downloads/both, genres, summaries and exclusivity, among other tidbits of useful facts. Unless specified otherwise, assume all titles are physical purchases and digital downloads.

Angry Birds: Star Wars

  • Price: $49.99
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Rovio
  • Summary: Angry Birds set to the theme of the Star Wars universe. Prepare your birds as they take down hidden enemies across planets like Tatooine, Hoth and Cloud City. Special birds can use powers that reflect special moments from the Star Wars movies.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Price: $59.99 ($9.99 with Xbox 360 version upgrade)
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Exclusive: No, does not include PS4-exclusive content
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Summary: The story follows the life of Edward Kenway, former British privateer and current pirate. Sail the seas as captain of a pirate ship in the past while you learn more about the secrets of Abstergo through hacking and stealth-based gameplay in the present.

Battlefield 4

  • Price: $59.99 ($9.99 with Xbox 360 version upgrade)
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: DLC is timed-exclusive
  • Developer: DICE
  • Summary: Just your standard USA vs China warfare set in 2020. It’s up to you and your squad to take down Admiral Chang as he usurps power in China while blaming his assassinations on the USA. Warfare has begun.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

  • Price: $59.99 ($9.99 with Xbox 360 version upgrade)
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: DLC is timed-exclusive
  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Summary: Control Logan Walker as you and a special force of U.S. Special Operations (including Riley, the dog!) attempt to take down the Federation, an oil-backed global superpower.

Crimson Dragon

  • Price: $59.99
  • Digital Download only
  • Genre: Rail Shooter
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Grounding Inc.
  • Summary: Tame dragons on a recently-colonized planet in order to explore your surroundings. Has been described as a stylized throwback to Star Fox.

Dead Rising 3

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Action/Survival Horror
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Capcom Vancouver
  • Summary: Taking place 10 years after the events of Dead Rising 2, you play as Nick Ramos who has to beat out the clock (and thousands of zombies) to get out of the city before the government firebombs the living hell out of you and everything within. The time limit is implied in this case, as you are not required to beat the game within a certain time.

FIFA 14

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/Soccer (Football, Futball) Simulator
  • Exclusive: Exclusive Ultimate Team content
  • Developer: EA Canada
  • Summary: Enjoy the simulated experience of soccer in a multitude of modes, teams, leagues and stadiums. Offline, online, single player, multiplayer; with next-gen graphics the beautiful game has never been more apt a description.

Fighter Within

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Motion-Controlled Fighting
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Daoka
  • Summary: Fight people in front of the Kinect with motion controls and precise movements. There’s VERY little information about this game out there and no reviews at the time of this post. However, it has more characters on the roster than Killer Instinct, so…

Forza Motorsport 5

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Racing Simulation
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Turn 10
  • Summary: As with most racing sims, drive very fast on multiple tracks with a great deal of cars, including basic sedans and F1 racing powerhouses.

Just Dance 2014

  • Price: $49.99
  • Genre: Rhythm/Party
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Summary: Dance to your heart’s content with a bunch of modes designed to get you and your friends up on your feet and rockin’ out to the beat. Over 50 songs are included on disc.

Killer Instinct

  • Price: Free ($19.99 for full roster, $39.99 for full accessories/costumes)
  • Digital Download/Physical copies at select Microsoft Stores
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Double Helix (Rare)
  • Summary: The classic side-scrolling arcade fighter is back on the Xbox One. Play as one of 8 launch season characters across several dynamically-changing stages, both offline and online.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: TT Games
  • Summary: Dr. Doom, Loki and other Marvel villains team up to create the “Doom Ray of Doom.” Only Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D program and the super heroes that inhabit it can stop such a villainous force of Lego-based villainy. There are plenty of Marvel characters involved in this production.

LocoCycle

  • Price: $19.99
  • Digital Download only
  • Genre: Racing/Vehicular Combat
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Twisted Pixel
  • Summary: The star motorcycle, I.R.I.S., travels throughout the United States while dragging mechanic comrade Pablo as they fight off antagonist bike S.P.I.K.E.

Madden NFL 25

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/American Football Simulation
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Summary: Play as any team you want, offline or online, in this next-gen football simulation game. You could even turn the Jacksonville Jaguars into a Superbowl-winning team, somehow, if you’re lucky or cheat against the AI/non-competing friends.

NBA 2K14

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/Basketball Simulation
  • Exclusive: PS4-Exclusive Content
  • Developer: Visual Concepts
  • Summary: Play basketball in virtually any mode you want. Pickup 2-on-2/3-on-3 games, following the career of your player, as a GM or as one of the 30 NBA franchises in stunning 3D visuals.

NBA Live 14

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/Basketball Simulation
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Summary: Do a bit less of the basketball stuff that NBA 2K14 does while using the Ignite engine for enhanced dribbling.

Need For Speed: Rivals

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Racing
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Ghost Games
  • Summary: Drive as fast as you can operating as either a top street racer or as a cop in this open-world arcade-style racing game.

Powerstar Golf

  • Price: Unknown
  • Digital Download Only
  • Genre: Golf
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Zoe Mode
  • Summary: Play golf with your friends in a variety of fun courses.

Ryse: Son of Rome

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Hack-and-Slash, Action/Adventure
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Crytek
  • Summary: Play as Roman general Marius Titus as you command a loyal arms, seeking revenge for those who have wronged you over a lifetime of conflicts.

Skylanders Swap Force

  • Price: $19.99 – $99.99
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Vicarious Visions
  • Summary: Bring specially-sold figurines sold in the real world into the game world, swap tops and bottoms for up to 256 possible character creations in this platforming game designed for the younger generation.

Zoo Tycoon

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Business Simulation
  • Exclusive: Xbox Exclusive (360, One)
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Summary: Control a zoo with up to 100 different animals as you take care of the financial ins and outs of an exhilarating workplace full of wonder. Xbox One version supports both single and multiplayer.

Zumba Fitness: World Party

  • Price: $49.99
  • Genre: Fitness Game
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Zoe Mode
  • Summary: Whether you’re learning how to perform exotic dances or if you’re strictly in it to burn some calories, Zumba Fitness: World Party will have you dancing to the beat with over 40 licensed tracks over several gaming modes.

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