Note: This article was updated in April of 2019.
There are so many great titles available on the Microsoft Xbox One platform. In this list, we’re going to showcase the best third-person video games available on the console. While this could open up a massive library of video game titles to pick through, we are limiting this particular list to only cover the top games available within the past five years.
Likewise, we are not sticking to any particular subgenre within the third-person genre. This is purely our personal favorite third-person video game titles that are available on the Xbox One platform. Check out our picks for the best thirty third-person video games on the Xbox One listed down below. Additionally, let us know your favorite third-person video game is for the Xbox One platform by leaving us a comment.
- Developer: Digital Extremes
- Publisher: Digital Extremes
Developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play third person shooter that puts players in teams of four highly sophisticated Tenno commandos to take on a host of enemies throughout the solar system. Players can engage foes in melee and ranged combat through a variety of weapons.
The game is as mentioned earlier a free-to-play title which can give players a similar gameplay experience to something such as the Destiny franchise from developers Bungie. With that said, players don’t have to rely on friends to jump on and play through the campaign as you can enjoy the game alone or with other online gamers.
#37 Mafia III
- Developer: Hangar 13
- Publisher: 2K Games
Mafia III is currently the latest installment to the Mafia franchise. The video game follows a new protagonist, Lincoln Clay, who returns home after serving his country in the Vietnam War. It’s only until he arrives home that he learns of his parents are leaving New Bordeaux to live out west in California.
New Bordeaux has become a dangerous place to live due to on-going battles between mobs and gangs. This opens up a new life for Lincoln Clay where he goes into working with various mobs and gangs thanks to the useful skills he had acquired through war.
However, depending on the tasks completed and gangs affiliated, Lincoln Clay may find himself easily against the good graces of his alliance.
#36 State of Decay 2
- Developer: Undead Labs
- Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Overall, State of Decay 2 is a zombie-survival game that lets players have their own unique story. While battling zombies is very much a key aspect of the upcoming title release, players are encouraged to work together in setting up their own community that’s able to successfully take out the undead threat.
The previous installment release saw a number of different zombie subtypes which had unique abilities about them. For instance, certain zombies would make more noise to attract a horde while others could be larger and more powerful to defeat.
#35 Just Cause 3
- Developer: Avalanche Studios
- Publisher: Square Enix
Just Cause 3 is the third game in the long-running Just Cause series of third-person action games. Offering a vast open world setting on a fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici, series protagonist Rico Rodriguez returns, this time to oust a dictator named General Di Ravello from power.
The game’s map size has been confirmed to be similar to that of Just Cause 2, offering 400 square miles of content–but with increased verticality. This game installment also marks as not only the biggest but most over-the-top entry to date.
#34 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
- Developer: Konami
- Publisher: Konami
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was an interesting video game as it released initially released as a prologue for Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. This is a stealth title where players will once again pick up the role as Snake during the year 1975.
Within the game, Snake is on a task to infiltrate an American black site in Cuba in order to rescue hostages. We won’t spoil the story for you as its relatively short especially compared to the Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain release. However, if you enjoyed the past Metal Gear Solid installments then you can expect the same overall tone and vibe.
#33 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Developer: Ubisoft Paris
- Publisher: Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise. This time around, the game is set in Bolivia, where the rising power of drug cartels has become a concern to the United States Government.
To deal with this concern, the Government has sent in an elite special operations unit called “the Ghosts” to destroy the cartels. Unlike previous installments within the franchise, players will be set in an open world environment to explore and execute their given tasks.
#32 Resident Evil 4
- Developer: Capcom
- Publisher: Capcom
Resident Evil 4 was a pretty big change in comparison to the past main installments. Within the game, players take the role of Leon S. Kennedy who is sent out on a mission to recover the president’s daughter Ashley Graham.
This takes players to a rural area of Spain where most of the villagers are cursed with a virus that turned them into zombie-like creatures. Mechanically, the gameplay was the drastic difference with Resident Evil 4 and despite being a risky move for the franchise, the reception to the gameplay was overwhelmingly positive.
Losing out on the “tank” style controls, Capcom opted to bring players more into the action by giving an over-the-shoulder view that not only helped in maneuvering around the map but combat was very fluid.
#31 Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Developer: BioWare
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
The latest installment of the Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect: Andromeda, takes place hundreds of years after the events of Mass Effect 3. Set within the Andromeda Galaxy, players take on the role of an N7 Special Forces soldier, more specifically, a Pathfinder.
These Pathfinders are an operative task force that is in charge of discovering new planets for the Human species to colonize. While the game might not have been the most successful titles to launch within the Mass Effect franchise, the title is relatively cheap now and may well be worth going into if you have yet to play it.