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Best Free Games on Xbox Series X|S (December 2022)

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What's better than a ton of games for the Xbox Series X|S to enjoy? A ton of free titles that can be acquired for literally nothing. Doing this will allow you to bolster your gaming library relatively simply and all without you suffering a hit to your wallet. In addition, this gives the idea of a free game great appeal among rather thrifty players. So without further ado, here are our picks for the Best Free Games on Xbox Series X|S (December 2022).

5. War Thunder

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War Thunder is a fantastic game that features heavily armored and aviation combat. The game places players in the boots of highly skilled pilots, tank operators, and naval combatants. The game manages to shine in several ways. One of the most pivotal ways that this game impresses its audience is through its use of freedom of choice. Players can choose what type of experience they want to participate in these massive battles. This goes a long way in terms of keeping the game fresh upon returning to this fantastic title.

This freedom of choice is at the core of what makes War Thunder such a great game, and with the barrier to entry being a simple download, there is no better time to play this game than right now. However, perhaps you are someone who thinks there will be a steep learning curve to the game. This isn't exactly the case, though, as many aspects of the game are relatively easy to understand. In conclusion, War Thunder is a great title to pick up and add to your game library and certainly one of the best free games for the Xbox Series X|S in 2022.

4. Enlisted

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Enlisted is an MMO FPS that allows players to step into the boots of many different kinds of infantry during WWII. This open-ended approach to gameplay provides for the game to be incredibly replayable. Players can find themselves in a variety of situations they will have to shoot their way out of in this surprisingly realistic game. You would think that having such a huge player pool would, in some ways, dilute Enlisted's gaming experience. However, this isn't true.

The way that Enlisted blends together its various styles of combat is rather inspiring. The game will have you accomplishing multiple tasks around the battlefield, and the only risk is that you will be placed in the shoes of another soldier. The game also takes an aspect that few games have and turns it into a staple, as there are faction-specific guns in the game. This means that players will be able to play with a wide range of armaments during their playtime. All in all, Enlisted is a game that many players will sleep on, but it should definitely be enjoyed as one of the best free Xbox Series X|S games.

3. Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is a sequel to the phenomenon that was Overwatch. While the team roster may have been shrunk to five, it is actually a more balanced experience because of this. The ability to balance teams has been dramatically improved from the first game to the second game. Additionally, having Overwatcvh 2 as a free title means that players who could not experience the first game because of its price tag can enjoy the improvements made to the sequel.

Players can enjoy a lot of familiar characters from the first game, as well as a top-notch multiplayer experience. This time around, the team balancing is improved upon vastly. For the most part, the developers have done away with the two-tank meta that was causing team fights to go on for far too long. Instead, we have a single-tank system in Overwatch 2 that allows players to focus the tank more manageably, making for more rapid gameplay. All in all, Overwatch 2 is a fine game to get players playing this holiday season.

2. Asphalt Legends 9

Asphalt Legends 9 is an excellent game for those who consider themselves car or racing enthusiasts. The game has excellent mechanics as well as a gorgeous graphical style. Players who want a decent blend of arcade and realism will find themselves at home here. Players can pull off some rather insane stunts if they have the ability to pull them off. This makes for an experience that can be as serious or as casual as the player desires.

So if you are a player that enjoys the high-adrenaline world of racing, then this title is for you. Players can spend hours tuning their cars as well as their drifting craft in this game to achieve perfection. So if you are looking for a racing game to play this holiday season, and don't want to break the bank, then Asphalt Legends 9 is a fantastic choice. All in all, the game offers players a fantastic time if they give the game the love it deserves. It can surprise players and become one of the best free Xbox Series X|S games.

1. Destiny 2Best sci-fi games on next-gen

Destiny 2 is a game that has decided to embrace the free-to-play model. This means that players who once had to pay to enjoy the massively popular MMOFPS can now do so for absolutely nothing. However, this isn't entirely true, as much of the game's content is locked behind a paywall. But for the low, low price of free, you can enjoy hours upon hours of the base game. This is incredibly exciting as it means that you can play the game's stellar multiplayer offerings and find yourself lost in the world of Destiny 2.

While it may not be the most straightforward choice, this game offers players tons of different ways to play without paying a dime. That is incredibly consumer-friendly, which is something that many players will need this holiday season. To close, if players have not been able to create their own Guardians and explore the galaxy of Destiny. Then this is a fantastic opportunity to do so this year. So if you or someone you know is interested in a game with incredibly solid FPS mechanics as well as fantastic quests, then look no further than Destiny 2.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.