Xbox One X Review Roundup: What Critics Love and Hate

Xbox One X Review – Ushering in a New Era of True 4K Gaming

After spending a week with the Xbox One X, Microsoft's "world's most powerful console", I know three things for certain.

It is a family entertainment command centre - something you watch the highest resolution HDR 4K Blu-ray DVDs on, as well as everything from Netflix to Youtube. On the other hand, it also has a hint of the X range which is said to be the most powerful of the lot.

Will it give the gift of more minutes to actually play your games, rather than having to stare at a loading screen for ages? The power brick is gone, the gloss has been mostly removed and it is now a power unit that needs to be connected to power and your TV before lift-off. Or is the difference negligible? In addition to the already mentioned eight-core CPU clocked at 2.3GHz alongside the 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, it also features a GPU clocked at 1172MHz leaving the console with 6 teraflops of graphical computing power.

And at the time of writing, not many games have had their Xbox One X enhancements patched into the game (most current titles will require an update to look their best). However, this new data suggests that even games that suffered steep drops from their predecessors like Destiny 2 or Forza Motorsport 7 could still have sold more when accounting for digital purchases.

Will the company be designing and releasing its own headset, as Sony has done with PlayStation VR, or will it be partnering with someone such as Oculus Rift, who has a headset ready to go and is already using the Xbox One controller for its games? Many Xbox 360 games can be popped right into the Xbox One X and some may even receive an upgrade in visual quality. Microsoft now really need to back it up with a strong series of stand out exclusive to make people want to come and play.

The video up their will guide you through the process but depending on what you want to do you'll need a hard drive, an internet connection, or the ability to connect new and old machines via a router. Otherwise, the One X can give you higher framerates and more highly detailed textures. The emulation community will never have access to those things.

The benefit of activating this feature, even after you're up and running, is that you can keep multiple Xbox One consoles synchronised across your home network.

The Xbox One X is, unsurprisingly, the best Xbox out there.

My standard Xbox One - a near-launch model, before the redesigned "S" model existed - operates identically. With amazing textures and smooth 60 fps gameplay, Gears of War 4 almost felt like a new experience.

And I am always prepared to go the extra mile for you guys.

The Xbox One X is undoubtedly going to be one of the hottest selling items come this holidays. Games that are Xbox One X Enhanced perform better, potentially with faster load times, higher resolutions, and with higher or steadier framerates. And if you're dead set on sticking to consoles, it's top-of-the-line. Oddly, the menus are not in HDR which means the TV has to switch back and forth between SDR and HDR modes.

The biggest problem that the Xbox One X faces is bringing prospective gamers to the table with compelling and unique games.

Over at IGN, Brandin Tyrrel admired how much better the One X made enhanced games look, but noted one downside of 4K gaming: load times.

For my money, the Xbox One X is now the best looking game console on the market.

It makes games look jaw-dropping so if ticks your boxes, get on to Santa.

If you're still tempted by the pull of terrific performance and silky-even with no chance to make good on 4K power-at least consider buying or building a PC instead. It provides the true next-gen experience that we've been waiting for in a box that's small, not bad looking and essentially silent. And in our opinion the answer is yes, providing more games are patched to make full use of its capabilities. That looks a tad steep, especially considering you can currently pick up an Xbox One S for as little as £190.

Some of the Xbox One X enhanced games coming include Madden 18, Minecraft, Middle Earth Shadow of War, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed Origins. Its black matte plastic casing is sleek, but not quite as attractive as the semi-perforated shell and striking white finish Microsoft presented with the One S.

For anyone without a 4K TV, the real appeal of the Xbox One X will be the higher framerate. The list goes on and on. "When I played Assassin's Creed Origins on my 32-inch 1080p Smart LED TV, the game didn't render as smoothly as it did on my 4K set, but it did look better than it did on my original Xbox One".

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