Microsoft may not be winning the console war, but it’s doing everything it can to catch up. One key reason a gamer might buy into Microsoft’s ecosystem is for the Xbox One exclusive games you can’t find anywhere else. It’s important to note that many of the games below are Xbox One exclusives, but others, including all Microsoft-published games in the future, are also available on Windows 10. Below, we take a look at the best games available exclusively for Microsoft systems. Check out the list, and if you’re interested in the other side of the console war, also take a look at our list of the best PlayStation 4 exclusives.
17. Killer Instinct
Metacritic Score: 73
The classic fighting game from the ‘90s is back in an all-new Xbox One exclusive, with much better graphics and more intense gameplay than before. With a heavy focus on combos, this game lets you string together a series of moves into a torrent of pain for your opponent. The only catch is that the person you’re pummeling is always on the lookout for combo-busting opportunities that can quickly turn the tide of the match. One drawback is that the game only features eight fighters — a slim cast of characters compared to Street Fighter IV or Mortal Kombat – but it makes up for the deficit with tons of unlockables. Did we mention it’s free to play?