Every Xbox One X enhanced game - 4K, HDR, frame rates and features explained [updated]

This week Forza Horizon 3 joins the Xbox One X Enhanced list with true native 4K and a whole bunch of new texture and detail improvements. 

That joins things like the recent The Witcher 3 upgrade which also added 4K, Performance mode (lower resolution and better frame rate), HDR and a load of improved shadows, lighting textures and so on. Then there's For Honor, Destiny 2,  Steep Ghost Recon: Wildlands and over 100 Enhanced titles. 

If not sure what all these terms like 4K, HDR and so on actually mean then here's a quick breakdown before we see all the games.  

  • 4K resolution on home screens is actually 3840 X 2160 pixels. 
  • HDR means High Dynamic Range and basically improves the colour range of an image. So blacks are blacker, tones stronger and so on. 
  • FPS means frames per second. Most games hit 30 now, with 60 the current standard to aim for. It's worth noting that when frame rates are noticed and discussed it's usually because they're changing or unstable, not necessarily because they're low. 
  • Checkerboard rendering is a way of essentially splitting a screen image into a tiny grid and only rendering every other square. A filter then reconstructs the missing parts to create the target resolution, using less processing power as a result. It's practically indistinguishable to the human eye but technically not 'true' 4K.  
  • Dynamic scaling/resolution means a game varies the resolution it renders at, usually depending on the processing power needed at any given moment. This doesn't always affect the output resolution as things can be scaled up. So, roughly speaking, a '4K' game might render a 2K image when things are quiet, and upscale to 4K, but drop to a lower rendered resolution (still upscaled to 4K)  when a lot is happening (explosions, loads of enemies etc)

You can find a more in-depth explanation of what things like 4K and HDR actually mean here. But in the meantime, what are you waiting for - here's every Xbox One X enhanced game and what features it includes (where we actually know, that is). 

  • A Plague Tail: Innocence - 4K, 30fps
  • Anthem - 4K checkerboard, 30FPS, HDR
  • The Artful Escape
  • ARK: Survival Evolved - Detail graphics option renders 1440p and "the highest-end graphics effects we’ve got". Includes long-distance shadows, high-rez textures, volumetric clouds, and dynamic weather systems & atmospheric effects. HDR. Xbox One X-hosted servers support 70 players, up from 50.
  • Ashen- 4K, HDR
  • Ashes Cricket
  • Agents of Mayhem - 30fps, improved resolution, traffic and pedestrians
  • Age of Empires Definitive Edition
  • The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti - 4K
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins - 4K checkerboard, 30FPS, HDR, improved draw distances (up to double compared to Xbox One S), improved geometry, faster loading and transitions. 
  • Astroneer - 4
  • AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battlerite - 4K
  • Battlefield 1
  • Below
  • Biomutant
  • Black Desert - 4K
  • Brawlout - 4K
  • Chess Ultra - 4K, HDR, 60FPS
  • Code Vein
  • Conan Exiles - 4K support "at a later date"
  • Crackdown 3 - 4K 30FPS HDR
  • Crossout
  • Cuphead
  • Dark and Light - 4K
  • Darksiders 3
  • The Darwin Project - 4K, HDR
  • Dead Rising 4 - 4K
  • Deep Rock Galactic - 4K, HDR
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - HDR
     
  • Destiny 2 - 4K, HDR
     
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Dishonored 2 - Up to 4K with dynamic resolution, 30FPS, improved framerate stability, 4K textures, improved geometry, improved draw distances, improved anti-aliasing, improved shadow quality.
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - Up to 4K with dynamic resolution, 30FPS, improved framerate stability, 4K textures, improved geometry, improved draw distances, improved anti-aliasing, improved shadow quality.
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • The Division
  • Doom - 4K 60FPS
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing - 4K
  • Dragonball FighterZ
  • Dynasty Warriors 9
  • The Elder Scrolls Online - support for native 4K rendering, enhanced bit-depth throughout our entire rendering pipeline for true HDR, SSAO shadow enhancements, real-time water reflections, and increased view distance. 
  • Elex
  • Elite Dangerous - 4K
  • Everspace - 4K
  • The Evil Within 2 - 4K, HDR
  • F1 2017 Special Edition - 4K, 60FPS, HDR Support
  • Fable Fortune - 4K
  • Fallout 4 - 4K, 30FPS
  • Farming Simulator 17 - 4K 30FPS
  • Farming Simulator 18 - 4K
  • Far Cry 5
  • FIFA 18 - 4K, 60FPS
  • Final Fantasy 15 - 4K, HDR, 30FPS
  • Firewatch
  • For Honor - 4K, 30FPS Improved water reflections, LOD, shadow resolution, and improved texture filtering.
  • Fortnite - 4K,  HDR,  30FPS
  • Forza Horizon 3 - native 4K (3840×2160) improved car reflections and shadow resolutions, improved texture detail for road and terrain surfaces. improved visual effects and increased LOD and draw distances.
  • Forza Motorsport 7 - 4K, 60FPS, HDR, high-resolution assets, improved lighting and shadows resolution
  • Gears of War 4 - Up to 4K with adaptive resolution scaling, 30FPS for Campaign/Horde modes, and 60FPS for Versus, HDR, ultra quality textures, enhanced character textures, enhanced lighting and reflections, dynamic shadows, increased draw distances
  • Gravel
  • Greedfall
  • GRIDD: Retroenhanced
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands - 4K, HDR, improved view distances, and "stronger terrain representation."
  • Ginger: Beyond The Crystal
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • Halo 5: Guardians - 4K, HDR, 60FPS, better rendering detail at distance, faster loading times.
  • Halo Wars 2 - 4K, HDR, increased visual fidelity, increased loading speeds.
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Hello Neighbour - 4K
  • Hitman Season 1 - 'High Quality' renders 4K resolution at 30fps (targeted) with higher quality shadows. High Framerate targets 60fps, at a lower resolution upscaled to 4K image. HDR.
  • Homefront: The Revolution - 4K
  • Immortal: Unchained
  • Injustice 2 - 4K, HDR
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Killer Instinct - 4K
  • Killing Floor 2 - 1800p
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • LA Noire
  • The Last Night - 4K, HDR
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • The Long Dark
  • Madden NFL 18  - 4K, 60fps,
  • Mafia 3 - $K, HDR, improved performance for depth of field, ambient occlusion, shadows, volumetric effects, motion blur and increased geometry detail.
  • Mantis Burn Racing - 4K, 60FPS
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda - HDR
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • Metro Exodus - 4K HDR
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Targets 4K with dynamic resolution scaling, HDR, increased texture detail, increased draw distances, improved shadow and lighting detail, increased vegetation, improved ambient occlusion, higher polygon counts and level of detail, texture filtering improvements 
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition - 4K, HDR, 60FPS
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack
  • Minion Masters
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • NBA 2K17 - HDR
  • NBA 2K18 - 4K, HDR
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Nine Parchments
  • Observer - 4K
  • Okami HD
  • Ooblets
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 4K
  • Outlast 2 - 4K
  • Paladins - 4K
  • Path of Exile - 4K, 60FPS
  • Playerunknown's Battlegrounds - 4K, HDR, 30FPS
  • Portal Knights - 4K
  • Pure Chess
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Project Cars 2 - 4K, 60FPS
  • Quantum Break
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet - 4K, HDR,  'improved visuals'
  • Railway Empire
  • Real Farm
  • ReCore - 4K, HDR
  • Redout: Lightspeed Edition
  • Real Farm Sim
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • RiME
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - 4K, HDR, improved anti-aliasing, higher frame rates, enhanced geometry, improved reflection, foliage and shadows, New volumetric lighting and higher texture filtering
  • Riverbond - 4K
  • Robocraft Infinity - 4K
  • ROBLOX
  • Rocket League - 4K, HDR, 60FPS
  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
  • Rugby 18
  • Sea of Thieves - 4K, HDR
  • Slime Rancher - 4K
  • SMITE - 4K
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 - HDR
  • Sonic Forces - 4K
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • State of Decay 2 - 4K, HDR
  • Strange Brigade - 4K, HDR
  • Super Lucky's Tale - 4K, 60FPS
  • Steep - HDR
  • SUPERHOT - 4K
  • The Surge - 4K, HDR
  • Skyrim: Special Edition - 4K, HDR
  • Surviving Mars
  • Titanfall 2 - 4K output, 60FPS with dynamic super scaling, increased rendering details and dynamic resolution cap.
  • Tacoma - 4K
  • Tekken 7
  • Tennis World Tour
  • Train Sim World
  • TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge
  • Unruly Heroes - 4K
  • Warframe
  • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide - 4K
  • We Happy Few
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 2 new graphic modes: 4K Mode and Performance Mode, support for 4K resolution, HDR support, enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion and texture filtering, higher resolutions textures, dynamic resolution scaling (from 1080p to 4K).
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus - 4K, HDR
  • World of Tanks - 4K, HDR, 30FPS, improved, improved ambient inclusion and shadow resolutions, higher poly models and higher resolution textures at all distances.
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Champion
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection 

For more details on what the Xbox One X has to offer, check out our Xbox One X: pre-orders, price, release date, and everything you need to know