Best Teen-Rated Xbox One Games in 2021

Take a look at our list of curated picks of the top Xbox One games available today whether you’re looking for a teen-rated gift for a loved one or if you’re a teen eager to try something new (and your parents won’t let you play mature-rated games… at least publicly). 

Without further ado, let’s share some of the best teen-rated Xbox One games that will keep you at the edge of your sit. 

Ultimate challenge: Dark Souls II

While Dark Souls and Dark Souls III are also rated “adult,” Dark Souls II managed to elude the ESRB for a while, but it’s still dark, vicious, and tough. According to, Dark Souls is a phenomenon, recognized for its tremendously difficult and rewarding action-RPG gameplay – provided the player is daring enough.

Fantasy collection: Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition collects all of the action RPG’s story content into one magnificent package, allowing players to go on a grand journey through a wondrous universe. The world has been torn apart by a battle between nations, and it is up to you, the surviving, legitimate successor, to restore your crown and protect the innocent.

Racing, with an Edge: Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat is EA’s newest racer, and praise the Maker, it’s free of the microtransactions that ruined the last Need for Speed game. Unlike Forza Horizon’s fuzzy wackiness, Need for Speed Heat is all about street racing, eluding the cops, and being a bad guy. It is Forza with a dash of grit, and who doesn’t enjoy that like online slots?

Wholesome fun

While the greatest stuff tends to be in the mature-rating bracket, there’s still a lot of fun to be had with more wholesome, age-appropriate fare. 

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is currently the finest game on this list, as it not only provides official story facts between Episode III and Episode IV, but also provides tough gameplay.