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GAME's Top ten Xbox One Essentials


Whether you're lucky enough to have got yourself a shiny new Xbox One, or are on the verge of getting one, getting the console is just the first step into the world of Xbox One gaming.

With so many games, accessories and more to choose from, we know you want to make the right decision when starting your Xbox One journey. So we've put together this selection of the Top Ten Xbox One Essentials to give you the best start when you say "Xbox On"...

Forza 5 for xbox One at GAME

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Forza Motorsport 5

The gamers, the critics and us at GAME all agree that Forza 5 is the game to showcase just what the Xbox One can do. It's absolutely stunning to look at, from the detail in the ForzaVista showroom to the oh-so-real streets, buildings and windscreen-reflections as you drive; more than any other game, Forza 5 will show you what Xbox One is visually capable of.

Of course, it's more than just a pretty face. Forza Motorsport 5 offers gameplay options that will allow newcomers to learn and longtime racers to shine, with driving assists that can be turned on or off in the bid to earn credits and upgrade your cars. And with a great choice of cars to drive, as well as the now-standard (and welcome) input from Top Gear, this is the game that offers the smoothest ride into the next generation.

Read Our Review - GAME's Verdict: 8/10

Dead Rising 3 for xbox One at GAME

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Dead Rising 3

This zombie sequel arrived exclusively on Xbox One taking full advantage of the power of the new console to create more hordes of the undead than had ever been seen in a game before. And they're all after one thing - you!

Combining cinematic action, dark humour and true survival gameplay, you'll need to have your wits about you as try to escape the zombie-filled city before an airstrike wipes it off the map. Armed with customised weapons made from regular household items (sledgehammer/table saw combo, anyone?) and vehicles found on your journey, Dead Rising 3 lets your friends drop-in for online co-op modes to help you out, and even lets you keep playing offline with cool SmartGlass features. The zombie apocalypse has never been so much fun!

Review Round Up - What did the critics think?

Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership Day One Edition - Only at GAME for xbox One at GAME

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Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership Day One Edition - Only at GAME

Do you want to play online on your Xbox One? Want to enjoy early access to demos and special offers? Make full use of Cloud storage? What about premium entertainment apps like Netflix, 4oD and Vevo, chat with Skype or surfing the web with Internet Explorer? In short - do you want to take full advantage of what the Xbox One can do?

Well, you'll need to sign up to Gold Membership of Xbox Live. Your subscription will open up all this and more, giving you the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience. And the best way to join is with the Only At GAME Day One Edition of the Gold Membership 12 Month Subscription. Not only will you enjoy a year's worth of Gold Membership, you'll also take home an exclusive steelbook and membership card, as well as bonus digital content.

Ryse: Son of Rome for xbox One at GAME

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Ryse: Son of Rome

The splendour and savagery of one of history's greatest empires is breathed into life in Ryse: Son of Rome. Marius Titus is a Roman solider who embarks on a mission of revenge that takes him across the Empire, taking in the fields of Britannia and the roads of Rome itself as he comes face to face with those responsible for the death of his family.

In Ryse, revenge is a dish that is best served not just cold, but bloody and brutal. In 100-strong battles, you'll experience visceral combat like nothing you've played before, with individual AI for every combatant and highly-detailed visuals capturing expressions and emotions adding to the unmatched realism of every conflict. And if that's not enough, sharpen your skills in the Coliseum with a gladiatorial multiplayer that will see you fight side-by-side with your friends. Are you not entertained?

Xbox One Controller at GAME

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Xbox One Controller

Okay, we know you got a controller with your console, but with so much co-op fun to be had on Xbox One, you'd be wise to invest in a second controller. After all, you want to be able to share the fun with friends and family, whether you're facing each other on the football pitch in FIFA 14, side-by-side in the Coliseum in Ryse, or even adventuring together in Skylanders SWAP Force. Plus a spare controller means that you don't have to stop playing if the charge runs out mid-game - just pick up the second one and keep going!

Call of Duty: Ghosts for xbox One at GAME

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been nearly synonymous with Xbox One since the console was announced, so it's no surprise to find it on our list. Ghosts is very much CoD Classic - a strong campaign mode, this time courtesy of the Hollywood screenwriter behind movies like Traffic and offering a more underdog-based approach than previous entries, and a glorious selection of multiplayer modes chockfull of improvements.

And what improvements they are. New twists on classic battle modes, dynamic maps that can change the tide of battle, Squads mode where you train your own AI squad, and the alien-blasting fun of Extinction. And that's before we even mention the new create-a-character option. Or the eye-watering visuals. Or the addition of canine companion Riley. There's still plenty of spirit in Call of Duty on Xbox One.

Read Our Review - GAME's Verdict: 8/10

Play and Charge Kit for xbox One at GAME

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Xbox One Play and Charge Kit

When you've got a new console, you really don't want the fun to stop, do you? No, you don't - and that's where the Play And Charge Kit comes in, keeping you playing while you're recharging your controller. No more rummaging around for batteries at just the wrong moment or having to rush out to the nearest shop. Just connect the charging pack into the back of your controller and plug in the cable and keep playing.

Fully recharging in 4 hours, the cable has an LED charging indicator to let you know when it's done , and will even keep charging even when your Xbox is on standby. Plus, the charging cable can even be used to turn your wireless controller into a wired one, eliminating any lag between controller and console and letting you get that precious shot right on time.

Dual controller charging dock for xbox One at GAME

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Dual Controller Charging Dock

Of course, if you've been convinced to get that second controller, then this is a handy way to charge both controllers at once. Our Dual Controller Charging Dock comes with a USB charging cable that can be plugged into your Xbox One, or into any other USB device, giving you a degree of versatility on how and where you charge your controllers. Just connect the rechargeable battery packs into your controllers and then connect the controllers to the dock and bingo. Plus, the dock works as a neat and tidy way to store your controllers when you're not playing. Neat, tidy, practical and convenient - just what you need!

Need For Speed Rivals for xbox One at GAME

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Need For Speed: Rivals

High speed, high stakes action awaits in this tale of cops-n-racers. More than just a traditional driving game, Need For Speed: Rivals offers an open-world environment and gameplay that merges single- and multiplayer action with the new AllDrive feature that means the action keeps going even when you stop!

The cops and racers each have different missions that call for different skills, gadgets and achievements, so feel free to switch which side of the law you're driving for at any time to earn the maximum speed points and upgrade your cars. And there are many, many cars to choose from, and many, many ways to upgrade them. With a sleek, shiny look that's more Silver Screen than Silverstone, this is the racing game with a difference. Time to hit the road?

Read Our Review - GAME's Verdict: 9/10

£20 Xbox Live Credit for xbox One at GAME

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Xbox Live £20 Credit

Xbox Live is a treasure trove of games, add-ons, movies, music and so much more. If you want to take advantage of what's available in the Xbox Live Store, you'll need to have some of the local currency. Grab £20 Credit to start yourself off and you'll be free to purchase what you need - or just what you want! And you can always come back for more credit if you like!

Published: 20/12/2013

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