The Xbox One is a console with serious Dad Energy, and we say that with love. It’s full of military shooters and high-quality racing sims, the kind of games that get dads of all stripes a touch excited. If you’ve run out of ideas for Father’s Day gifts, look no further. We’ve got this handy list of everything you need to kit dad out with a sick Xbox One setup.
Xbox One X
The Xbox One X is the most powerful video game console available (at least until the end of the year). 4K HDR visuals with high-end hardware combine to make the Xbox One X the best place to play all of this generation’s greatest games. More here.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
343 Industries have turned their huge collection of Halo games into a world-beating compendium of the series to date. Containing every game from the original Halo: Combat Evolved through to Halo 4, with a slew of strong multiplayer modes, it represents incredible bang for buck. More here.
Forza Horizon 4
Dads loves cars. That’s some kind of unwritten rule. They especially love cars they can upgrade and hoon around in without getting a fine from an angry cop. Forza Horizon 4 is therefore the perfect solution. A beautiful, high-octane tour of the United Kingdom in some of the fastest, flashiest, most expensive cars ever made. More here.
A bold new direction for a fan-favourite series. Equal parts military shooter and rollicking science fiction adventure, Gears 5 is the perfect pick for dads who can’t wait to live out their action movie fantasies.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
The single greatest deal in video games. $1 for your first month. $15 a month afterward. A huge library of games from all three Xbox eras that is constantly being updated and refreshed. Download and play as many as you like without having to spend a ton of cash. Cancel any time. More here.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
One of the most incredible video game controllers ever made. Comfortable in the hand, and with fully customisable buttons and paddles, the Series 2 is going to be a tough act for any other controller to follow. More here.