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by Miles Young on November 8, 2013

Battlefield 4

After picking up your console, an extra controller, and a year subscription to Xbox Live, it's time to lace up your combat boots and go to war. Battlefield 4 features online multiplayer battles that can hold up to 24 players.

Thanks to the extra power provided by the Xbox One, Battlefield 4 is running on a new engine, Frostbite 3, which allows for some majorly destructive environments. Buildings will explode and crumble at your feed, wind will cause dust to blow around the environment, trees will sway in the breeze, and bullets will be torn to shreds by bullets. If you want a truly next generation war experience, Battlefield 4 is the one to get.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty returns with its annual entry in the franchise. In the 10th installment, which is set in the future, the United States is no longer a superpower; industries are devastated and casualties are high. South American regions invade the United States and overwhelm its military. With state territories falling and the government failing, a specialized unit called the Ghosts sets to change the war.

Multiplayer has 10 modes, including Search and Rescue, Cranked, Free for All, Domination, Team Deathmatch, and many more. Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch alongside the Xbox One.

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag

The fourth main installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise features Havana, the Bahamas, and Kingston. The primary focus of the game will be exploration, both land and sea. Assassin's Creed IV has an open world feel. Assassin's Creed: Black Flag has already launched for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, but it launches for the Xbox One on November 22nd. No multiplayer mode is included, though if people on your friends list find rare items, they can show up on your map.

Dead Rising 3

Just like the second game, Dead Rising 3 will feature a new protagonist. In this installment, the protagonist is named Nick Romas. The world is completely open and rumored to be larger than the worlds in the first two combined. Taking fan feedback into account for this version, timed missions are completely gone and you'll be able to save anywhere. 

Weapon crafting from the previous titles makes a return, and you can combine vehicles with weapons to create combo vehicles. Dead Rising 3 utilizes Kinect to make zombies situationally aware, so if you accidentally sneeze in real life, you could give away your location. There's no load times, which is particularly impressive, considering the game can handle around 15,000 zombies on the screen at once. 

NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 is unique in that there's about a month and a half gap between the time the game was originally released on current generation consoles and the time it's released on the Xbox One. The game features the same gameplay improvements as its current generation cousin, but benefits from some significant visual upgrades. The NBA 2K games have always been one of the best sports games on the market, but thanks to the extra time given to Visual Concepts, it's now one of the best looking as well. 

The Xbox One version features an expanded NBA Today mode, a mode that will keep players up-to-date on the latest happenings from around the league. It'll feature the latest sports scores and video highlights. The next generation versions will also feature a mode called The Park, which will allow you to take your created character to different parks around the nation and play pick-up games with other online players. 

Peggle 2

Don't act like you haven't spent a billion hours playing it on your smartphone. Peggle's back with a vengeance and it's launching on Xbox One. The game will feature a ton of new levels and new characters. Little details, such as tense music playing when you're down to your last ball, have been added, making the game much more intense. 

When you pick up your Xbox One, pick up one or all of these games. You're sure to be the envy of your friends when they come over for a gaming binge.

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