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So you’ve woken up this Christmas morning and found that Santa has brought you an Xbox One! Chances are you’ve also got a handful of games to play as well but we all know diving into a game of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sunset Overdrive, or FIFA 15 means waiting for about an hour for the game to install beforehand, so why not hop on over to the Xbox Games Store and download one of the many [email protected] titles on offer?

These games take only a few minutes to download depending on your Internet connection, so you can quickly download and play them whilst Grand Theft Auto V is installing to make the time pass quicker and gets you playing your new console as soon as possible, but what to play? Well here’s a handful of titles I think you should definitely get.

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1. Worms Battlegrounds

Team 17 have always had a way with Worms, and their latest addition is no different. So grab your Bazooka and go wild! Worms Battlegrounds is the latest instalment to the Worms franchise and sees the little pink dudes return for some more chaotic, explosive mayhem! It’s also the biggest Worms game to date with more worms, larger landscapes, more dynamic water, more weapons and more customisation items than ever before.

Oh and did I mention that if you have Xbox Live Gold, you can download it absolutely free, right now.

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2. The Golf Club

This one is a little less explosive than Worms Battlegrounds, in fact it’s time to get out your tweed tank-top, put on your flat cap, and take up a spot of golfing. It might sound about as exciting as Brussel Sprouts at Christmas, but it’s a pretty decent Golfing Sim with much more added realism than some push and play golfing titles. With absolutely gorgeous environments and multiplayer leaderboards, The Golf Club is a fantastic title to whittle away the hours of waiting for Assassin’s Creed Unity to install.

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3. Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone is the indie title that nobody can shut up about. The core concept is that players control Thomas, a small rectangle who’s lost in a world filled with a pretty great narrative. Along the way you meet various other shapes who each boast their own unique ability to help you get Thomas, and the other shapes, to the exit of each level. It sounds a little tedious, but the narrative alone is enough to keep you entertained.


4. Volgarr the Viking

In what feels like a throwback to games from the Sega Megadrive, Volgarr the Viking takes players back to the golden age of side-scrolling gameplay with an all-new hardcore action experience with simplistic controls and high challenges. If you’re a fan of games like Golden Axe, then you’ll love Volgarr the Viking. Combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood Volgarr the Viking is one of my favourite [email protected] titles.


5. Limbo

This game is a must-have, I don’t care what anyone says, if you’ve got the ability to play it, then do it already. Limbo is a game that boasts simplistic monochromatic level design with simplistic controls and gameplay where the player must solve a series of puzzles using intuition alone, all to help the little boy return to his sister. There’s no narrative in this game leaving it open to the player to decide what the story is really about, why there are people after the boy, and what exactly has happened to his sister..

So there you have it, five games that you need to download onto your Xbox while you wait for disk-based games to install!

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