It is once again that time of year when game designers from around the world are releasing some of the most anticipated titles. For those that are ready to take their gaming to the next level, here are six of the top XBOX releases of the New Year ranging from competitive sports to RPGs and FPSs.

Battlefield 4

Few franchises have as loyal a following as the Battlefield series, and BF 4 has pushed this title to the next level. With upwards of 64 players per game and huge amounts of character customization, this first person will be enjoyed for hours on end both online and in the campaign.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Having competed with the Battlefield series for many years, Call of Duty’s response to BF 4 is COD: Ghosts. Players now have access to fully customizable gear, new formable maps, new killstreak awards, trainable dogs, and the ability to fight completely underwater.

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag

Taking place long after the previous titles, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag once again follows an assassin looking for a balance between good and evil. One of the most exciting new features is the ability to customize and upgrade the fighting ship Jackdaw in order to move faster, fight longer, and withstand both battles and natural disasters.


FIFA has recently founds its own set of loyal fans that have been traditionally been sticking with other EA titles such as Madden. What really has set FIFA 14 apart is the ability for players to both earn and buy credits through UT Coin Traders in order to customize players and their abilities for a competitive edge.

Grant Theft Auto: V

Whenever Grand Theft Auto releases a new game, it will almost always find its way into the lists of best sellers. Players once again find themselves in a gritty underworld of a town similar to Los Angeles along with new weapons, thousands of hours of missions, and even the ability to operate countless new vehicles.

Batman: Arkham Origins

This open world RPG provides players with the ability to customize almost every facet of combat making it one of the most dynamic systems available today. Along with minor skirmishes and criminals, players will continue to happen upon powerful bosses that take power and ingenuity to defeat.

The newest batch of XBOX games provide a little something for everyone. They also lay the foundation for next-gen consoles and powerful story lines that drive these world renowned gaming titles.