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Top 5 Best Games Available on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Find out which games are the best ones to stream.

You’re probably familiar with cloud gaming by now, but if you’re not it’s a streaming service that allows you to play your games on a remote setup using only your (stable) internet connection. Cloud gaming services have had their ups and downs in recent years and if you’d like to learn how it’s doing in 2023, you can check out our Is Cloud Gaming Dead? article.

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Surely one of the most popular cloud gaming services out there is Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming which is available to all subscribers of Game Pass Ultimate. It allows them to access hundreds of great titles and play them without installation hassles. Xbox Cloud Gaming can be accessed through any computer, smartphone, handheld gaming device, Samsung smart TV, and of course Xbox console. Dive in to see which titles are the most popular right now on this innovative gaming platform.

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In our list, we’ll show you the top 5 best games available on Xbox Cloud Gaming that players all over the world enjoy right now. You can hop in and join them instantly in one of these popular titles.

Mortal Kombat 11

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This sequel of a popular classic fighter game brings 90s kids like me right back to childhood. You can play as one of 37 characters and use their unique fighting styles, special attacks, and most importantly – fatalities! To be honest, the creativity of various fatality finishers was what attracted me to this game back in the age of PS1 in the first place.

The game also features a Story mode that will, alongside Aftermath give you 17 chapters in total. While playing through the story you will be going through a 2-year period in the world of Mortal Kombat. The total playtime of main objectives is around 6 hours, but completing all aspects of the game and getting to 100% completion will take you about 55 hours.

Hitman World of Assassination (Hitman 3)

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If you’re a fan of stealth games and haven’t tried any Hitman games yet, you should definitely do it now when it’s so affordable and at your fingertips. Sneaking around, learning all the ins for your target, and finally executing them gives you the feeling of a video game Leon the Professional.

So you don’t get confused, Hitman World of Assassination is a rebranded name for Hitman 3. This game unifies Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 missions as well as some new exciting DLC content. You can explore dozens of destinations all over the world and kill your targets in a multitude of creative ways. That freedom of choice and choose-your-own-adventure type of game really lured me in from the start. For that reason alone, Hitman is the game I can always come back to when I feel the need for that satisfying James Bond feel.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

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The first-person shooter Rainbow Six Siege is here to bring the realism of tactical combat to you and your friends. It would be an understatement to say that the game favors coop since it’s really all about cooperation and having a poor one will mean too many lost matches (trust me, I know).

You will attack barricaded houses like the SWAT team does it – with the help of shields, mini-robots with cameras, vents, tools, and wall-breaching explosives (to name just a few things). This game brought to a whole new level the realistic assault type of combat that Counter-Strike games introduced and this genre isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Minecraft Legends

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If I needed to describe Minecraft Legends to someone who’s never heard about it my initial description would be – It’s a little bit of everything. You can construct a base, explore the open world, and fight evil Piglits and their bosses in order to defend the Overworld in a classic action-packed video game.

Sometimes you will be defending against a Piglit invasion so the game will have that tower defense feel, but other times you will be organizing an attack (either alone or with friends) on Nether Portal that will spawn more Piglit bases unless destroyed. The initial tutorial in the game and just sheer playing it would help you fully grasp this exploration and strategy game.


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What’s there to say about the probably most popular shooter online? Jump in this (very) fast-paced battle royale and try to become the last man standing in a sea of well-equipped and cunning enemies. You’ll find resources, shoot at others, build your own covers, and mainly try to outplay everyone else. And these are just the outlines of the main mode of the game.

Fortnite features a ton of modes and mini-games within its platform (kind of like Roblox) that will leave you speechless. I can safely say that there is not a single person on this planet that can’t find a fun game within the Fortnite universe.

We hope you’ll find your favorite in the Xbox Cloud Gaming world. Read more about Xbox in our articles How to Change the Xbox Button Color on an Elite Series 2 Controller and Is Xbox Live Down? How to Check Server Status. Follow us on Facebook and get more exciting guides and news every day.

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Brendan Bell
Brendan Bell has been in love with gaming since Pro Skater 2 on the PS1. He has previous bylines on CBR, The Verge, and Dot Esports.
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Đorđe Ivanović
Đorđe Ivanović (Djordje Ivanovic) is Managing Editor of Gamer Journalist and has been with the site since 2022. He has a BA in Journalism and five years of professional writing experience behind him, with a recent personal focus on gaming and technology niches. His GJ coverage includes WWII games, puzzle games, Path of Exile, Overwatch and other live service games. In his free time, you will find this adamant fan of Dota solving some sort of escape room games, and getting familiar with board gaming.