The Best Xbox One Action Games

Over 80 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Xbox One Action Games
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Vote up the Xbox One games that satisfy your craving for action.
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When it comes to good action games for Xbox One, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best Xbox One action games, with the help of your votes. 

One of the most action-packed Xbox One games is Assassin's Creed Origins. Released in late 2017, the tenth installment in the Assassin's Creed series is easily one of the best. If you never played Sea Of Thieves, it's a must-play action game for any Xbox One owner. Other options include Fallout 4, Far Cry 5, and Mafia III.

Not every action game on this list is an Xbox One original - take Grand Theft Auto V for example, which came out in 2013. However, all these action games are currently available on the Xbox Marketplace, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite action game for Xbox One, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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    • Developer: Rockstar Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure
    Red Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018. The game is a prequel to the 2010 title Red Dead Redemption and will be the third entry in the Red Dead series. It follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure game set in an open world environment. The game centers on Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and a member of the Van der Linde gang in 1899, in the waning years of the American Old West and extinction of the age of outlaws and gunslingers. The player controls Morgan from a third-person perspective. The game features both single-player and online multiplayer components.
    • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure
    Batman: Arkham Knight is a 2015 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the successor to the 2013 video game Batman: Arkham Origins, and the fourth main installment in the Batman: Arkham series. Written by Sefton Hill, Ian Ball and Martin Lancaster, Arkham Knight is inspired by the long-running comic book mythos.
    • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game and the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider. The game is developed by Crystal Dynamics, and published by Microsoft Studios.
  • Borderlands 3
    15 votes
    • Developer: Gearbox Software
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, first-person shooter
    Borderlands 3 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software, and the fourth main entry in the Borderlands series. It is to be released on September 13, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Borderlands 3 is a loot-driven first-person shooter. Players, either playing alone or in parties up to four people, make a character from one of four classes available, and take on various missions given out by non-playable characters (NPCs) and at bounty boards to gain experience, in-game monetary rewards, and reward items. Players can also gain these items by defeating enemies throughout the game. As the player gains level, they gain skills points to allocate across a skill tree.
  • Grand Theft Auto V
    30 votes
    • Developer: Rockstar North
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, Racing
    Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game was released for on September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, November 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, April 2015 for Microsoft Windows, and March 2022 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas, which includes open countryside and the fictional city of Los Santos. Players control the three lead protagonists throughout the single-player mode, switching between them both during and outside of missions.
  • Red Dead Redemption
    • Developer: Rockstar San Diego
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure
    This game is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on May 18, 2010. The game, set during the decline of the American Frontier in the year 1911, follows John Marston, a former outlaw whose wife and son are taken hostage by the government in ransom for his services as a bounty hunter.