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LIST: Best Free Games on Xbox for 2023


Xbox is one of the most popular video gaming consoles. Owned by Microsoft, the first Xbox model was released in 2001. Nowadays, the latest Xbox X series offers top-of-the-line hardware and software features catered for gaming. Here are some of the best free games to test whether the skills or hardware win games!

Overwatch 2

The next in line in the Overwatch series, Overwatch 2, is now free on many platforms. Like the first Overwatch, the game is a tactical shootout where players choose from different characters with different skills and abilities. With these factors added to the mix, the regular shootout genre became more strategic and diverse.

However, what separates the first release from the second one is that Overwatch 2 also has a story mode (which is not free, by the way), which is rumored to be released this year. The story mode will add a PVE system and bring the tale of Overwatch into the game, which many players have asked for since Overwatch 1.

Overwatch 2 is an excellent game for players new to the tactical shootout genre. It has good graphics and offers something new to the table. Moreover, it’s best played with friends due to a team-centered playstyle. And in these kinds of games, communication is the key to victory.

Call Of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty is one of the most popular FPS games. With their realistic graphics and game physics, it’s understandable why many gamers are thrilled. Moreover, the game tries to replicate real-life military situations, adding immersion to many games.

Call of Duty: Warzone is the game franchise’s battle royale entry. Released last 2020, Warzone prides itself on its realistic, modern feel, unlike the other battle royale games. Moreover, it stands out with its unique revival system where players duke it out, mano y mano in the Gulag, and the winner gets revived.

Additionally, Warzone has a monetary system in-game where players can get better equipment by buying items and having them dropped. You can get cash from loot in the ground or by completing contracts, which is also unique from other battle royales. If you’re looking for a fast-paced action game, Warzone is the best game in the genre.

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG)

PUBG arguably is the game that popularized the battle royale genre. When it was launched last 2017, it was initially a paid game. Then, the game’s developers made it accessible, inviting more players. Those who paid for the 1st release of the game will receive limited-time rewards, unlock ranked mode, and a custom match functionality. 

Unlike most battle royale games, PUBG prides itself on its realism. The game might feel slow compared to other battle royales in the market, but it adds to the game’s immersion. Its realistic bullet drops make the game tricky, but in the end, it’s all decided in the last circle who becomes victorious.

Although PUBG might be old, it definitely isn’t outdated. The game will introduce weather phenomena such as rain and blizzards with a new upcoming update this 2023.

Moreover, the game also has proximity chat, meaning you can hurl insults at your enemies or make friends with them!


Another addition to the tactical shooter genre, Paladins, was what people once called the free version of Overwatch due to their similarities in playstyle. However, that’s only what you see on the surface without playing.

Although they have similar gameplay, Paladins focus more on objective-based combat, whereas Overwatch has more unique objectives. Additionally, comparing both stories, Overwatch focuses more on world-building, whereas Paladins focuses more on connecting the individual champion lores.

Lastly, Paladins has a more diverse array of champions, with 58 playable characters. Moreover, unlike Overwatch, which has three distinct roles, Paladins has four, namely: Frontliner, Damage, Support, and Flank. Each role has a different playstyle making selecting a champion more strategic.

Fishing Planet

After discussing all these adrenaline-inducing games, Fishing Planet is a game that focuses on, as the name suggests, fishing. Of course, fishing might not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, same as a cup of tea, this game aims to be relaxing.

The game offers a very detailed list of fish, an advanced physics engine, and, most of all, a stunning environment. Additionally, to add to the game’s immersive experience, it has dynamic weather conditions, season changes, and a realistic rendition of real-life fishing gear and equipment.

Moreover, Fishing Planet also has tournaments and events, making the game immersive for fishing enthusiasts and casual players alike. Additionally, even if you don’t wish to participate in these events, casually fishing on the side is very relaxing due to its immersive nature. –WhatALife!/Vaughn

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