The release of any new console is an exciting event and even more so if the console is capable of delivering 4K gaming. The Xbox One X is a fine example of how powerful consoles can be on a budget. Delivering 4K at $500 is an amazing achievement by Microsoft.
There are so many games already announced that are getting a 4K upgrade on Xbox One X. However, there are a lot more we would like to see. Microsoft had a rich lineup of games over the past 3 years so here are our pick of 10 games that should definitely support Xbox One X.
Keep in mind that patches can be released to upgrade older games to 4K but native 4K is a different story. Not all older games can be upgraded to native 4K and a patch can not guarantee native support. Still, a game will look much better even with dynamic resolution and checkerboard 4K.
Ryse Son of Rome
Released back in 2013, Ryse Son of Rome looked incredible on Xbox One and even better on PC. However, running at 4K on a Xbox One X is something we would love to see. There are rumors that a sequel is under development so a 4K version of the original game can reignite interest in the franchise before the sequel hits.
Dead Rising 3
An underrated zombie game, Dead Rising 3 needs a visual overhaul and what better time than now? Xbox One X is on the horizon, a perfect time for Dead Rising 3 to rise from the dead in 4K. Dead Rising 4 is already out but Dead Rising 3 still holds a special place in our hearts, being one of the early titles to release on Xbox One. A 4K treatment would be greatly appreciated.
Ori and the Blind Forest
With a sequel already confirmed at E3 2017, Microsoft needs to bring back the original game in 4K. The machine appears to be capable enough of delivering native 4K/60FPS in Ori and the Blind Forest. Diving deep into the world of Ori in 4K feels right! Let’s hope devs feel the same way and release a patch for the original game close to its sequel’s release at least.
Forza Horizon 2
One of the most popular racing games to release this console generation, Forza Horizon 2 is one game that defiantly deserves a 4K treatment. A 4K native update with 4K assets can boost the graphical fidelity of this title to new heights. Forza Horizon 3 is already running at 4K on Xbox One X so Horizon 2 shouldn’t have any issues.
Grand Theft Auto V
There shouldn’t be any surprise that GTA V is on this list. The biggest game to ever release in history, Grand Theft Auto V needs a 4K update on Xbox One X. The PC community is already enjoying photo realistic graphics thanks to a number of different mods available to them, however, console user only has hopes for better visuals through the new Xbox One X.
Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor
Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel this year and what better to way to dive into the new game than replaying the first one? However, a 4K upgrade can definitely entice users to jump back into Shadow of Mordor before playing Shadow of War. Some may even consider purchasing a copy and playing it for the first time just for the sake of those gorgeous graphics.
Project Cars is a highly demanding game so if I had to pick one game to test Xbox One X’s power, it would be Project Cars. Even some of the most powerful graphics cards have a time running it on 4K with a frame rate higher than 60FPS at Ultra settings. It would be interesting to see how far can Xbox One X go with Project Cars.
Released as Remedy’s blockbuster new IP, Quantum Break fell short of expectations. It experimented by merging Tv series into a video game which didn’t really work. However, visually it is still a masterpiece. One can only wonder how good the game would look by cranking up the visual all the way up to 4K. But we doubt Xbox One X can handle this game in native so we may have to settle for checkerboard.
A highly underrated title, ReCore deserves a re-release in 4K. It was the brainchild of Keiji Inafune, and Mega Man and Metroid were significant influences in its creation. Development was divided between Armature Studio and Comcept which somewhat made things complicated and in the end, the game was hit by mediocre reviews and less than expected sales.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Well, listing down games that need a 4K treatment and leaving out Lara Croft? No way. Lara Croft is set to appear in Shadow of the Tomb Raider next year so it is only logically that a 4K patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider is released.