What are the best free to play multiplayer games for Xbox One?

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    Smite is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena created by Hi-Rez Studios. It was released in 2014 and has different multiplayer modes. It has become an eSport and hosts the annual Smite World Championship.

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Online


    Gary Holland
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a great game. Teams of Gods do battle in a world full of wonderful scenery and powerful weapons. The controls are very intuitive and the graphics are amazing, I love this game!"
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    #2Killer Instinct

    Killer Instinct
    Killer Instinct is a limited free to play fighting game, the third in the Killer Instinct series that serves as a reboot of the franchise and which retains its traditional combo-based gameplay.

    Windows, Xbox One


    Sean Howell
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I wanted to find a game on my Xbox One I could plan with friends. I found Killer Instinct on Microsoft online store. The matches are quick and short so it was easy to get into fast. After playing online for a while I realized I am not very good a one on one fighting games. I probably will not be playing this game much. "
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    #3Pinball FX 2

    Pinball FX 2

    Pinball FX 2 is a pinball video game developed by Zen Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. FX2 contains advanced ball physics, awesome 3D graphics and emulates original pinball machines of real-life. 


    Xbox One


    Shaurya Pawar
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "The game looks like a lot of fun but I am not sure it is multiplayer. If it is multiplayer than sign me up because you can never go wrong with a good pinball game"


Total War: Arena was the first free-to-play title in the series. Total War: Arena is a strategy game developed by Creative Assembly. They are a British game developer from Horsham. In partnership with Wargaming Alliance, they published the game worldwide in November 2016. The official release was on February 22, 2018. It focuses on multi-player, mixing elements, and multiplayer online battle arena gameplay. It features a 10 vs 10 battle with one player controlling 3 units that each contains 100 warriors. The game has two gameplay modes, one versus a human player and one versus bots. The players compete in matches that last for a max of 15 minutes but on average, lasts for about 7 to 9 minutes. In every game mode, a group of 10 players battle with another group of 10. Win the game by killing all enemies and having more soldiers left by the end of the time limit. Players control commanders who are historical figures. 13 in-game commanders spread across four factions. Players unlock and upgrade these commanders over time. This is to enhance their 3 unique abilities and gain an advantage in battle.

This type of games has also made their way to gaming consoles. Some of the best free Xbox One games can be had on it's Xbox Live Membership service. The same goes for the PlayStation 4 on its PSN online membership service. One of the most popular Xbox One multiplayer game right now is Fortnite. It also supports cross-platform gameplay across PC, PS4, and other mobile devices.

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    HITMAN is a stealth/shooter game developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix and is the sixth game in the series. Players take the role of agent 47, an assassin contracted to complete contract killings.


    Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, iOS, Android


    Christian Jordan
    Written on March 25, 2018
    " Once you have beaten the main story, the side challenges aren't fun enough to make you want to continue playing.This game looked good, but lacked content so much so that i had to deleted it. I have been a fan of SQUARE ENIX since I first played FFIX but this game is a rip off. Hitman is an average game and I think it's absolutely stupid that you have to buy different seasons\episodes in order to play the game through. In order to play the first season you have to pay 60 dollar."
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    #5Path of Exile

    Path of Exile

    Path of Exile is an action MMORPG game developed and released by Grinding Gear Games on October 23, 2013. This free-to-play online game offers singleplayer and multiplayer co-op gameplay modes and is available on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.


    Windows, Xbox One


    Jason Carr
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Path of Exile is a well-received F2P Diablo clone. It has been lauded for being a truly F2P game with optional cosmetic DLC. This would be a very good choice if you are itching for a well-rounded, free ARPG. However, the link is for the Steam version, and not the Xbox One version."
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    #6Prominence Poker

    Prominence Poker

    Prominence Poker is a poker card video game developed by Pipeworks Studio and published by 505 games. Set in the city of Prominence, a gambling paradise founded by crooked folks looking to go straight.


    Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows


    Anna Carr
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This is the most fun you can have while playing a console poker game! If you have some time to kill but you don't want to get invested in quests or shoot em' up challenges, relax and play poker with some shady individuals. For some reason this game always reminds me of The Sopranos."
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    Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.


    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, iOS, Nintendo Switch


    Liu Hou
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is one of the most popular free to play games right now on the Xbox One. If a person is looking for an interactive game to play with friends or anyone this would be the recommendation for Xbox One owners."
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    Paladins is a team-based shooter MOBA with strategy elements and full character customization. Through a collectible card system, you can amplify and augment your character's core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play.

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Raquel Blanco
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Not the newest, but definitely one of the highest rated free multiplayer ganes for Xbox. Found on steam, this game features a team-based shooter style. It does however, require PC or Mac."
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    #9Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter is a free management game by Bethesda wherein you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life.


    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacqueline Woods
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I needed to find a new free to play multiplayer game for my Xbox One. I was running out of games to play at my house. I found out about Fallout Shelter from some people online in this forum. It's a free management game that takes place in a post apocalyptic world. You pick some people and make a good life for them at a shelter. The graphics are amazing and the gameplay is really unique. I love this game. Check it out!"
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    #10Dungeon Defenders II

    Dungeon Defenders II
    Dungeon Defenders II is a cooperative Action Tower Defense with roleplaying elements where you must create tour team of heroes and ramp up your defenses to survive.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    James Fields
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This was not my cup of tea. But, it was fun for wasting time, and if you like defense games, it has great graphics. "
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    Skyforge is a free to play action MMO game that is set in the world of Aelion, a world that mixes fantasy and sci-fi. This game was developed by Allods Team and Obsidian Entertainment. 


    Playstation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Online


    Thomas Nelson
    Written on April 11, 2018
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    #12War Thunder

    War Thunder

    War Thunder is a free to play MMO that has a cross action between aircraft, air battles, naval and tanks in World War II. The incredible level of detail and combined forces of all elements makes War Thunder a good game to play the missions.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac


    Cheryl Carpenter
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This game is not available on xbox one as of this current time, and does not meet the need. "
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    Hawken is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game created by Hawken Entertainment. It features strategic, fast-paced gameplay, and various game modes including in-game purchases as a source of revenue.

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Bob Ma
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I love FPS games and robots, what a great combination! In addition it is only rated T. There are many choices for game play and it is available online."
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    #14DC Universe Online

    DC Universe Online
    DC Universe is an MMO free to play that allows you to create your own Hero or Villain (it's up to you) and play with characters like Batman, Superman, The Joker or Lex Luthor among many others from the vast DC Universe while joining other players in battle.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One


    Claire Sun
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "The graphics and atmosphere created within the game are high quality and give a real sense of mood. Because it is based on recognizable comic characters, it will probably appeal to a very large audience because there is already a fan base for these specific characters. It's an interesting idea to have recognizable characters instead of customizable avatars for a free to play online game."
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    Warframe is a free-to-play third-person shooter co-op action video game initially released on March 2013. It was developed and published by Digital Extremes and can be played on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch


    Diane Coleman
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "For a free game, this game is amazing! There is so much to do in this game. SO many different levels and weapon options, and the fact it is multi-player makes it even better. Probably the best free game I have ever played."
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    Roblox is a user-generated online gaming platform aimed specially for kids and teens. You can create adventures, play games, role play...

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Xbox One

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Howard Holmes
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Roblox is very popular for good reason. There are seemingly infinite customization and options available. All of this makes for endless hours of creation, exploration, and adventure. My kids absolutely love this game and I must say I enjoy playing it with them."
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    #17Star Trek Online

    Star Trek Online

    Star Trek Online is a sci-fi MMORPG game developed by Cryptic Studios and Perpetual Entertainment released in 2010 which was based on the Star Trek universe. This game is set after the events of the Star Trek: Nemesis. 


    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Jeffrey Hicks
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Star Trek Online is one of the most vast and ambitious MMPORGs around. It has been available for PC since 2010, but didn't get released for XBox One until 2016. Although the game is almost a decade old, it's still a rewarding and immersive experience for any Star Trek fan, offering stories and missions that will keep you involved for hundreds of hours. "
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    Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG for Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation. It is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe and you get to go on campaigns and fight epic battles in a world filled with adventure and magic.


    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Online


    Kathryn White
    Written on May 26, 2018


Best What are the best free to play multiplayer games for Xbox One
1SMITEGames 23 Free
2Killer InstinctGames 22 Free
3Pinball FX 2Games 22 Free
4HITMANGames 21 Free
5Path of ExileGames 20 Free
6Prominence PokerGames 18 Free
7Fortnite Games 17 Free
8PaladinsGames 16 Free
9Fallout ShelterGames 15 Free
10Dungeon Defenders IIGames 15 Free

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