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I'm also going to recommend Yakuza Like a Dragon. Also if you get Game Pass and if you even remotely like racing games one of the first games you should try is Forza Horizon 4.



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Get these backwards compatible
Sonic Generations
Guardian heroes
Radiant silvergun
Sonic unleashed
Sonic 3 and knuckles (if series s allow)
Virtua Fighter 5 FS
Sonic adventure 1 and 2
NiGHTS into DREAMS
Sonic CD
Sonic racing transformed
Jet set radio
Crazy taxi
Daytona USA
Panzer dragoon orta
Virtual On Ontario Tangram
castle of Illusion
Condemned

Get
Phantasy star online 2
Yakuza 7 was mentioned already
valkyrie chronicles 4
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Monster Boy
Shenmue collection
vanquish

I think you already on mega drive collection on switch? and bayonetta 1 and 2 on switch?
 might forgot something?



I game on all consoles and PC

Ninten78 said:
ice said:

As Noble said, Gamepass! It has tons of MS exlcusives you've missed on xbox one (and possibly 360). For games not on GP, Yakuza Like a dragon is a cool JPRG if you like those games. Speakin of JRPGs Gamepass has a slew you missed out on if you only had Nintendo consoles. Might help to hear what kind of genres you like to further assist.

I have a wide range of tastes

Platformers, action and adventure, strategy, RPGs

Also question about gamepass do the game download onto the console and how long do I have to play them?

Yes they download to console, and MS published games stay there forever while 3rd parties typically stay about a year or so. There's a leaving soon section to keep tabs of so you don't miss a game.

Just skimming through GP...

platformers - The Ori games, hollow knight, dead cells, Celeste, yooka-laylee and the impossible lair, super lucky's tale, Banjo 1+2, Psychonauts 2 whenever that releases (Note most of these are on Switch but if you missed any of these, good time to jump in with Gamepass)

Strategy - Wasteland 2+3, Halo wars 1+2, Gears Tactics

JRPGs - Monster Hunter World, Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 | 2.8 | III, Final Fantasy VII | VIII | IX | XII | Dragon Quest XI, Nier Automata, CODE VEIN, Tales of Vesperia

WRPG - Fable Franchise, Fallout franchise, The Elder Scrolls franchise, The Outer Worlds

There's a lot to choose from on Gamepass, as for buying games... Idk I can't help much with that ever sense Gamepass I barely buy games these days though I did Buy Yakuza Like a Dragon.

Some MS exclusives that might be worth checking out: Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Halo franchise (Fantastic Single Player experience even if you're not into MP), Gears of War, Forza Horizon franchise, Sea of Thieves (game I have over 1,000 hours in, friends are mandatory to play this with), Ryse, Recore.

Hopefully this helps, there's a Gamepass app for phones, I recommend it. There's also an awesome rewards program (afaik its in Canada) and it's easy to earn points and buy games. Xbox has become a platform with insane value. 



Like everyone has mentioned, get Game Pass. There is such a wide variety of games on the service, there will definitely be something you'll enjoy. Check out the Xbox website of all the titles available on it currently Xbox Game Pass Library | Xbox.

If you're really serious about joining the services, you can save a lot of money with the Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate conversation. Essentially, you buy up to 3 years of Xbox Live Gold and once you are a Gold member, use the Game Pass Ultimate deal for $1 which turns your 3 years of Gold into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate(Game Pass+Gold+EA Play+Game Pass PC+Xcloud).



I'll have to look over the current list of Gamepass games to recommend some specifically. But, if you've mostly only played Nintendo stuff, you'll have tons of good AAA and AA content that is new to you with a Gamepass sub. In fact, this is like the perfect scenario for a Gamepass subscription.



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smroadkill15 said:

Like everyone has mentioned, get Game Pass. There is such a wide variety of games on the service, there will definitely be something you'll enjoy. Check out the Xbox website of all the titles available on it currently Xbox Game Pass Library | Xbox.

If you're really serious about joining the services, you can save a lot of money with the Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate conversation. Essentially, you buy up to 3 years of Xbox Live Gold and once you are a Gold member, use the Game Pass Ultimate deal for $1 which turns your 3 years of Gold into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate(Game Pass+Gold+EA Play+Game Pass PC+Xcloud).

Is that deal still available?  I used it like a year ago, but I thought it was for a limited time only.  



Tons of great games on the Gamepass library, by far the best value option in gaming currently.

As for some curated recommendations based on the genres you said you like and the fact that you say you've only ever been on Nintendo systems and therefore missed out on some earlier generation Xbox games:

Action Adventure

  • Assassin's Creed series, the most recent game of which, AC Valhalla, is Series X enhanced (none are on Gamepass currently though)
  • Yakuza 0-6 (all are now on Gamepass)
  • Dishonored 1 and 2 (currently on Gamepass)
  • Nier Automata (currently on Gamepass)
  • Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War (Shadow of War is currently on Gamepass)
  • Red Dead Redemption (not on Gamepass currently)
  • Sleeping Dogs (not on Gamepass currently)
  • LA Noire (not on Gamepass currently)

RPG

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon, turn based RPG unlike previous Yakuza games (not on Gamepass currently)
  • Lost Odyssey (not on Gamepass, but is currently on sale for $6.24 with an Xbox Live Gold sub)
  • Skyrim (might have already played the Switch port since you are a Nintendo fan, but if not, it's currently on Gamepass, as are Elder Scrolls 3 and 4)
  • Fallout 3, New Vegas, and 4 (currently on Gamepass)
  • Dragon Age series (currently on Gamepass Ultimate)
  • Fable series (currently on Gamepass)
  • Final Fantasy games (7, 8, 9, and 12 remaster are currently on Gamepass, with 10/10-2, 13/13-2/13-3 being added to Gamepass in the future)
  • Mass Effect 1-3 (the old versions are currently on Gamepass Ultimate, or you could wait for the Remastered version of the trilogy which is releasing in May)
  • Monster Hunter World (currently on Gamepass)
  • The Outer Worlds (currently on Gamepass)
  • Star Wars- Jedi: Fallen Order (currently on Gamepass Ultimate)
  • Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition (currently on Gamepass)
  • Witcher 2 and 3 (not on Gamepass currently)
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution and Mankind Divided (not on Gamepass currently)

Platformers

  • Ori 1 and 2 (currently on Gamepass)
  • ReCore, 1st person action-adventure platformer (currently on Gamepass)

Strategy

  • Halo Wars 1 and 2 (currently on Gamepass)
  • Gears Tactics (currently on Gamepass)


Chris Hu said:

I'm also going to recommend Yakuza Like a Dragon. Also if you get Game Pass and if you even remotely like racing games one of the first games you should try is Forza Horizon 4.

You should put a little time into Forza Horizon 4 even if you don't like racing games at all.  It is spectacular on S/X.  I haven't purchased a racing game since the first Ridge Racer for PS1 25+ years ago.  But, I always play the FH games when I can get them at no additional cost (formerly from my Gold sub, now with Gamepass).  



Game pass of course. Any reason your picking the S over the PlayStation 5 without the disc drive? If you want great games out the box with a PlayStation plus subscription you get 20 of the best PS4 games with it in addition to everyone with a ps4/5 getting Horizon for free here soon. PS+ can usually be found for under $30 on various websites. When buying the Xbox S or X Gamepass is the absolute must buy, best deal in gaming.  Coming from Nintendo Rare Replay on Gamepass will be up your alley. 



rapsuperstar31 said:

Game pass of course. Any reason your picking the S over the PlayStation 5 without the disc drive? If you want great games out the box with a PlayStation plus subscription you get 20 of the best PS4 games with it in addition to everyone with a ps4/5 getting Horizon for free here soon. PS+ can usually be found for under $30 on various websites. When buying the Xbox S or X Gamepass is the absolute must buy, best deal in gaming.  Coming from Nintendo Rare Replay on Gamepass will be up your alley. 

It's the only one in stock all the time here in Canada haha