If you haven’t been keeping up with developments in the gaming world, here’s the definitive list of the best games for Xbox in 2020. Once you’ve learned about all the different options, order your next favorite game online and get busy.

Gears 5

If you’ve played the previous four Gears of War games and their prequel, you don’t want to delay purchasing Gears 5. Fight new bosses as the series’s first female protagonist, Kait, and explore open world game play. Save yourself a trip to the store by using a certificate from The Game Marathon to buy the game from Xbox Live or Amazon.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is worth your money whether you use cash or a card from The Game Marathon because the single-player story is accompanied by access to Red Dead Online. Even without this extra content, the game takes around a month to play through. Don’t be put off by the beginning; once the story gets going, each mission offers a depth of variety rarely seen.

Borderlands 3

Whether you’ve played the earlier installments in the Borderlands series or you’re new to this franchise by Gearbox, Borderlands 3 has plenty to keep you entertained and busy. There’s no mistaking that this game is part of a series, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. In fact, it’s much funnier than earlier installments without skimping on the action or gore.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty has been around for so long that some people have hinted that the franchise doesn’t have enough material to sustain new installments. Thankfully, CoD: Modern Warfare proves that’s not true. With single- and multiplayer modes as well as the Special Ops extension, there’s plenty of new content to make this game well worth your The Game Marathon purchase. 

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed is another franchise that’s been around for a while, but Odyssey continues the trend of refreshing updates started by Origins. The story takes place in Ancient Greece, and while the combat methods have changed, anyone who’s played an Assassin’s Creed game will be familiar with the controls. Immerse yourself in this near-RPG with a certificate from The Game Marathon. 

Metro Exodus

If you’d rather spend your The Game Marathon certificate on a new franchise, consider Metro Exodus. This game refreshes the slightly overused post-apocalyptic genre. Unlike most games of its type, Metro Exodus takes place in Eastern Europe, altering the story and giving the visuals a unique appearance. 

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Every serious gamer in 2020 plays PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which starts with 100 players. See how long you can survive as you try to find materials that help you outlast your opponents. For best results, experience this Battle Royale-inspired game on your Xbox One or Xbox One X.


Although there are free versions of Fortnite, to experience the full game, use your The Game Marathon money to buy in-game aids. This is the perfect game if you have younger siblings or children to play with, since it’s accessible to gamers of all ages and experience levels. 


So many games, including CoD and Fortnite, use the first-person shooter format that you’re ready for something new. Try Control, a third-person shooter game that focuses on paranormal activity. Once you’ve completed the original story, spend hours on extra missions and challenges that come with the game. You’ve never played a game like this one, but soon it’ll be one of your favorites.

Forza Horizon 4

For gamers who prefer racing to shooting, Forza Horizon 4 is the best bet. This game is set in the United Kingdom and boasts plenty of different races to keep you busy. Also, the game has modes for the four seasons, adding even more variety and making it worth the purchase with your The Game Marathon certificate.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Sometimes you want a game that’s not too violent or crude and that’s simply beautiful. If so, turn to Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the follow-up to Ori and the Blind Forest. Although the story and animation are reminiscent of games for younger players, the different difficulty levels make this a challenging game that keeps you occupied for weeks.

Hitman 2

If you love stealth games that allow you to use your creativity as well as your combat skills, purchase Hitman 2 today. This game is even better than the franchise’s recent reboot and allows you to plan your own assassination of the Shadow Client. The story contains tons of plot twists and because of its sandbox style, you’ll want to play this game again and again. Purchases of Hitman 2 include updates to earlier installments, so don’t worry about buying its predecessors if you haven’t yet.

Use this list and your gift card from The Game Marathon to find your new favorite Xbox game. Each includes hours of gameplay and countless personalization options.