Traditional puzzle games: Xbox One doesn’t have enough of them just yet. Sure, we’ve got Tetris Ultimate and the excellent Japanese Puyo Puyo Tetris. Action-puzzle fans have Peggle 2 and Sparkle Unleashed. Match-3 enthusiasts have had to make do with the less-than-exceptional Frozen Free Fall, and that’s pretty much it as far as pure puzzle games.
Lucky for us, 505 Games, Pipeworks Studio and Infinite Interactive have just released all the puzzle game an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 gamer could need. Gems of War is the spiritual successor to Puzzle Quest –a match-3 puzzle-RPG with endless hours of content and PvP gameplay. It’s also the holy grail of free to play games – a free game that never stops being fun even if you don’t buy anything. Read our full review to learn why Gems of War might be the best free to play game on Xbox One.