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Microsoft Xbox One X

from  $610+
87
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

As promised, the Xbox One X is the most powerful game console ever. In practice, though, it really just puts Microsoft on equal footing with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. 4K/HDR enhanced games look great, but it’s lack of VR is disappointing in 2017.

Pros
  • Most powerful hardware ever in a home console
  • Solid selection of enhanced titles
  • 4K Blu-ray drive is great for movie fans
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not worth it if you don’t have a 4K TV
  • Still no VR support
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Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

100
oscardflx
I am starting this off with 100. I am tired of all the "engadget reviewers"...read more
70
stefangadget
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
83
Average Critic Score

Game library

80
 

Graphics

96
 

Controller(s)

93
 

Design and form factor

86
 

Other features (media, online, etc.)

82
 

Noise

92
 
 
80
Kotaku
The Xbox One X faces competition from all sides, including its own. Its most highly-touted features, 4K and HDR, require display technology that’s still in the early stages of adaptation. It’s a really good console that’s also a really hard sell.
 
90
IGN
The Xbox One X is the most powerful console, though its full potential is tied to your display and developer support.
 
80
TechRadar
Minor faux pas aside, the Xbox One X fulfills the promise of 4K HDR gaming and offers the most premium gaming experience on a console, bar none.
 
80
Expert Reviews
A great console, but it's expensive and decent launch titles are thin on the ground.
 
80
Windows Central
With the hardware totally nailed, it all depends on how much faith you're willing to put in Microsoft to deliver those games, and how long you're willing to wait for that promised 4K content.
 
80
The Guardian
Multiplatform titles will almost certainly look better on Xbox One X than on PS4 Pro, sometimes very noticeably ... but is it worth the extra £100? That’s a conversation you need to have with your aesthetic standards and your wallet.
 
80
TechCrunch
The $500 Xbox One X is an even less meaningful jump in quality over its predecessor and gamers will have a hard time justifying purchasing a One X over a One S. To me, it’s not worth it. At least not right now. If you’re the person who needs the best Xbox possible, the One X is the system for you.
 
100
Stuff
All things considered, the One X is best taken on face value. It’s the ultimate games console for anyone with a 4K TV. Nothing more, nothing less.
 
80
Digital Trends
The beastly Xbox One X is the best way to play console games.
 
80
What Hi-Fi
The Xbox One X is a capable all-consuming box of 4K tricks, even if it isn’t the final word in outright quality.