Let's play a game. Let's rank. Hype-O-Meter Xbox/Bethesda Edition


  1. Forza Horizon 5
  2. Starfield
  3. Avowed
  4. Perfect Dark
  5. Fable
  6. Elder Scrolls VI (If it was out sooner, it’d be #1 no contest)
  7. Hellblade 2
  8. Psychonauts 2
  9. Outer Worlds 2
  10. Halo Infinite
  11. Redfall
  12. Grounded
  13. Indiana Jones (Jumps up way higher if first person)
  14. Ghostwire Tokyo
  15. Deathloop
  16. Project Mara
  17. Everwild
  18. Forza Motorsport
  19. Contraband
  20. State of Decay 3
  21. As Dusk Falls
  22. Age of Empires IV

Also, if we’re including CrossfireX, it’s at 19.

I’m excited for all (Lowest hype is like a 6.5/10 on the hype scale, they’ve got some great stuff coming) and I’m ready to be blown away by Age 4, Motorsport and State of Decay 3 as I like those series all well enough (and really like Motorsport) and if played right I could end up loving them.

  1. Avowed
  2. Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga
  3. Forza Horizon 5
  4. Starfield
  5. The Outer Worlds 2
  6. The Elder Scrolls VI
  7. Fable
  8. As Dusk Falls
  9. Halo Infinite
  10. Indiana Jones
  11. Perfect Dark
  12. State of Decay 3
  13. Project Mara
  14. Grounded
  15. Redfall
  16. Psychonauts 2
  17. Forza Motorsport
  18. Age of Empires IV
  19. Contraband
  20. Everwild
  21. Ghostwire Tokyo
  22. Deathloop

What is wrong with you! Who hurt you?

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I just noticed that

@SuikerBrood darth sidious GIF by Star Wars

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Never been into RPG’s much. Give me an RTS or arcadey game and I am happy. :stuck_out_tongue:


Oh, 100% :smiley:

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You seem like good peeps, it hurts my heart that you don’t appreciate the greatness that is the RPG. I’m the same way about racing games though, I can’t stand them, I tapped out after Pole Position back in the day.

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  1. Forza Horizon 5
  2. Halo Infinite
  3. Fable
  4. Starfield
  5. Elder Scrolls 6
  1. Starfield
  2. The Elder Scrolls VI
  3. Avowed
  4. Fable
  5. The Outer Worlds 2
  6. Forza Horizon 5
  7. Perfect Dark
  8. Halo Infinite
  9. Indiana Jones
  10. Hellblade 2
  11. Psychonauts 2
  12. Redfall
  13. Deathloop
  14. Contraband
  15. Forza Motorsport
  16. State of Decay 3
  17. Everwild
  18. Grounded
  19. Ghostwire Tokyo
  20. As Dusk Falls
  21. Project Mara
  22. Age of Empires IV
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The rest only gets 1 point? :wink:

Your Hype-O-Meter seems broken!


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  • Halo Infinite
  • Starfield
  • Redfall
  • Age of Empires IV
  • Avowed
  • Fable
  • The Elder Scrolls VI
  • Both Forza Titles
  • Everwild
  • Hellblade II
  • Deathloop
  • GhostWire Tokyo
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Contraband
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Perfect Dark
  • Indiana Jones
  • The Outer Worlds 2
  • Project Mara
  • State of Decay 3
  • Grounded

A lot of it for me just comes down to timing, knowledge of the game, when it’s coming out etc. There isn’t a single game on that list I won’t at least try. I also expect something like The Elder Scrolls VI to be top or near top of the list by 2023 or so, as we get info and closer to release. Project Mara, Perfect Dark and Indiana Jones are similar. Just need info on them.

  1. Forza Horizon 5
  2. Starfield
  3. Fable
  4. Avowed
  5. The Elder Scrolls VI
  6. The Outer Worlds 2
  7. Forza Motorsport
  8. Indiana Jones
  9. Perfect Dark
  10. State of Decay 3
  11. Contraband
  12. Redfall
  13. Halo Infinite
  14. Grounded
  15. Psychonauts 2
  16. Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga
  17. Project Mara
  18. Age of Empires IV
  19. As Dusk Falls
  20. GhostWire Tokyo
  21. Deathloop
  22. Everwild

It’s ridiculous how undervalued Forza Horizon and Playground are on the internet at large. FH is like Xbox’s secret most loved IP. But you’d never know it reading message boards because only third person open world shooters are real games.


I think that there are a lot of people like myself who can objective recognize how great those racing games are, but since we don’t care for the genre we’re never going to talk about those games and give proper kudos to the teams that make them.

FH is Xbox’s highest rated series in the last Decade Period. No other series has higher scores on average during last gen.

Its just a matter of preference. Its a racing game thats open world. ITs not going to be as popular as a Halo. I think FH is great. Its the one game series where MS can say yeah sony ain’t got shit on this.


As for the thread…I’ve removed games I have no interest in or don’t have enough info to form an opinion or just simply couldn’t care less about.

  1. Perfect Dark
  2. Ghostwire Tokyo
  3. Forza Horizon 5
  4. Starfield
  5. ESVI
  6. Fable
  7. Halo Infinite
  8. Hellblade II
  9. Indiana Jones
  10. Project Mara
  11. Psychonauts 2

Hey, it’s my #3 !

I did not care much for racing games, then I fell in love with FH4 and spent hundred of hours (still play it now and then) in that awesome game.

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It’s my #1 actually, well at least for XGS releases. Lost Judgment is my overall #1. Love the series, in fact the first Forza Horizon was the first Xbox game I ever played.

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