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Xbox One X Enhanced Games List & What it Means

by William Schwartz


One of the marketing terms that’s being thrown around ahead of the launch of the Xbox One X is “Xbox One X Enhanced.”  While all Xbox One games physical and digital, as well as Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible titles, will work on the Xbox One X — not all will be “Xbox One X Enhanced.”  As we’re getting closer and closer to the launch of this new console from Microsoft, the company is starting to unveil which games will have what features added to them that take advantage of the more powerful hardware.

Games that are Xbox One X Enhanced will have different features and it’s going to be up to the developer as to which ones are being used — Things like higher resolutions, better framerates, high-resolution textures, HDR, or 4K Ultra HD.  Developers may choose to mix and match these features as some games are going to have multiple modes for players to try.

Albert Penello recently explained some of these features for the Xbox One X and the “Enhanced” games.  “Xbox One X Enhanced is really a way to inform customers that a developer has done work that allows them to take advantage of all of the performance and horsepower of the Xbox One X,” says Penello.

Penello explains that games like Rise of the Tom Raider will feature a number of different ways to play the game on Xbox One X.  The game will feature an enriched mode with more advanced textures and more lush environments.  Crystal Dynamics is also offering a 4K Native Mode for the game.  Gears of War 4 on the other hand will get upgraded high resolution assets from the PC version of the game and it will run in Native 4K.  Forza Motorsport 7 will run at 4K resolution and 60fps with high resolution textures.  Penello says that while all of these games take different approaches as to how to use the power of the console, it’s really going to be up to the developer.

So the big question is how do you know which games have what types of Xbox One X features?  Penello says that game packaging will be updated with a logo for Xbox One X Enhanced and the same will go for digital titles on the Microsoft Store.  Currently, the list of Xbox One X Enhanced titles is over 100 games that have already been released and some that have yet to release.

Xbox One X Enhanced Games List

Game Title Publisher
A Plague Tale: Innocence Focus Home Entertainment
Anthem Electronic Arts
ARK: Survival Evolved Studio Wildcard
Ashen Annapurna
Assassin’s Creed Origins Ubisoft
Astroneer System Era
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected Aurélien Regard & “Jim” Gennisson
Battlerite Stunlock Studios
Below Capybara
Biomutant THQ Nordic
Black Desert PearlAbyss Corp.
Brawlout Angry Mob Games
Chess Ultra Ripstone Publishing
Conan Exiles Funcom
Crackdown 3 Microsoft Studios
Crossout Gaijin Entertainment
Danger Zone Three Fields Entertainment LTD
Dark and Light Snail Games
Darksiders III THQ Nordic
Dead Rising 4 Microsoft Studios
Deep Rock Galactic Coffee Stain
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition Blizzard Entertainment
Dishonored 2 Bethesda Softworks
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Bethesda Softworks
Disneyland Adventures Microsoft Studios
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing Dovetail Games Ltd
DRAGON BALL FighterZ BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Dynasty Warriors 9 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
EA Sports FIFA 18 Electronic Arts
EA Sports Madden NFL 18 Electronic Arts
Elex THQ Nordic
Elite: Dangerous Frontier Developments Plc.
F1 2017 Deep Silver
Fable Fortune Mediatonic Ltd.
Fallout 4 Bethesda Softworks
Far Cry 5 Ubisoft
Farming Simulator 17 Focus Home Entertainment
Final Fantasy XV Square Enix
Firewatch Campo Santo
For Honor Ubisoft
Fortnite Epic Games Inc.
Forza Horizon 3 Microsoft Studios
Forza Motorsport 7 Microsoft Studios
Gears of War 4 Microsoft Studios
Gravel Milestone
Greedfall Focus Home Entertainment
GRIDD: Retroenhanced Antab Studios
Halo 5: Guardians Microsoft Studios
Halo Wars 2 Microsoft Studios
Hand of Fate 2 Defiant Development
Hello Neighbor tinyBuild LLC
Hitman Square Enix
Homefront: The Revolution Deep Silver
Immortal:Unchained Sold Out Sales & Marketing
Injustice 2 Warner Brothers Interactive
Jurassic World Evolution Frontier Developments Plc.
Killer Instinct Microsoft Studios
Killing Floor 2 Tripwire Interactive LLC
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Deep Silver
L.A. Noire Rockstar Games
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Square Enix
Mafia III 2K
Mantis Burn Racing VooFoo Studios Ltd.
Metro: Exodus Deep Silver
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warner Brothers Interactive
Minecraft Microsoft Studios
Minion Masters BetaDwarf
Monster Hunter: World CAPCOM CO., LTD
NBA 2K18 2K
Need for Speed Payback Electronic Arts
Nine Parchments Frozenbyte
Ooblets Glumberland
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Microsoft Studios
Outcast – Second Contact Bigben Interactive
Outlast 2 Red Barrels
Paladins Hi-Rez Studios
Path of Exile Grinding Gear Games
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Microsoft Studios
Portal Knights 505 Games
Project CARS 2 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Quantum Break Microsoft Studios
Raiders of the Broken Planet Mercury Steam
Railway Empire Kalypso
ReCore: Definitive Edition Microsoft Studios
Redout: Lightspeed Edition 34BigThings srl
RiME Tequila Works
Rise of the Tomb Raider Square Enix
Roblox Roblox
Robocraft Infinity Freejam Ltd.
Rocket League Psyonix
Rugby 18 Bigben Interactive
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure Microsoft Studios
Sea of Thieves Microsoft Studios
Slime Rancher Monomi Park, LLC
SMITE Hi-Rez Studios
Sonic Forces SEGA
Star Wars Battlefront II Electronic Arts
State of Decay 2 Microsoft Studios
STEEP Ubisoft
Strange Brigade Rebellion Developments
Super Lucky’s Tale Microsoft Studios
Surviving Mars Paradox Interactive
Tacoma Fullbright
Tennis World Tour Bigben Interactive
The Artful Escape Annapurna
The Crew 2 Ubisoft
The Darwin Project Scavenger Studio
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Bethesda Softworks
The Last Night Raw Fury
The Long Dark Hinterland
The Surge Focus Home Entertainment
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt CD Projekt
Titanfall 2 Electronic Arts
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s The Division Ubisoft
Train Sim World Dovetail Games Ltd
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge Bigben Interactive
Warframe Digital Extremes
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Fatshark AB
We Happy Few Gearbox
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Bethesda Softworks
World of Tanks Wargaming.net
WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship Bigben Interactive
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Microsoft Studios

- This article was updated on:September 20th, 2017

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