Xbox Dolby Atmos games: How the codec works and which games support surround sound!

Xbox Dolby Atmos Games

Bringing great game graphics to the screen is good for now. An atmospheric soundtrack makes the experience even better. This is exactly where Dolby Atmos comes in and helps to make your adventure sound impressive. Check out our table of Xbox Dolby Atmos games to find out which games can use Dolby’s sound codec. 

Xbox games with Dolby Atmos

A Plague Tale: Innocence Cover
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Release date:
May 14, 2019
Genres:
RPG, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Borderlands 3 Cover
Borderlands 3
Release date:
Sep 13, 2019
Genres:
Shooter
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Call of Duty: Vanguard Cover
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Release date:
Nov 05, 2021
Genres:
Shooter
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op, Split screen
Technologies:
120 Hertz, [email protected] Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Cyberpunk 2077 Cover
Cyberpunk 2077
Release date:
Dec 09, 2020
Genres:
RPG
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Devil May Cry 5 Cover
Devil May Cry 5
Release date:
Mar 08, 2019
Genres:
Hack and slash, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
DIRT 5 Cover
DIRT 5
Release date:
Nov 06, 2020
Genres:
Racing, Sport, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op, Split screen
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
DOOM Eternal Cover
DOOM Eternal
Release date:
Mar 20, 2020
Genres:
Shooter
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Dying Light 2: Stay Human Cover
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Release date:
Feb 04, 2022
Genres:
RPG, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Far Cry 6 Cover
Far Cry 6
Release date:
Oct 07, 2021
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Forza Horizon 5 Cover
Forza Horizon 5
Release date:
Nov 09, 2021
Genres:
Racing, Sport
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Gears 5 Cover
Gears 5
Release date:
Sep 10, 2019
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Grand Theft Auto V Cover
Grand Theft Auto V
Release date:
Sep 17, 2013
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
GRID Legends Cover
GRID Legends
Release date:
Feb 25, 2022
Genres:
Racing, Simulator, Sport
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Halo Infinite Cover
Halo Infinite
Release date:
Nov 15, 2021
Genres:
Shooter
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Immortals Fenyx Rising Cover
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Release date:
Dec 02, 2020
Genres:
Puzzle, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Deluxe Edition Cover
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Deluxe Edition
Release date:
Oct 26, 2021
Genres:
Shooter, RPG, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Microsoft Flight Simulator Cover
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Release date:
Aug 17, 2020
Genres:
Simulator
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Mortal Kombat 11 Cover
Mortal Kombat 11
Release date:
Apr 22, 2019
Genres:
Fighting
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
NBA 2K21 Cover
NBA 2K21
Release date:
Sep 04, 2020
Genres:
Simulator, Sport
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op, Split screen
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Cover
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Release date:
Mar 10, 2020
Genres:
Platform, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Psychonauts 2 Cover
Psychonauts 2
Release date:
Aug 25, 2021
Genres:
Platform, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Resident Evil 7 biohazard Cover
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Release date:
Jan 24, 2017
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, PS4 Pro optimized, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, VR support, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Resident Evil Village Cover
Resident Evil Village
Release date:
May 07, 2021
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Cover
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Release date:
Nov 15, 2019
Genres:
Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, PS4 Pro optimized, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
The Quarry Cover
The Quarry
Release date:
Jun 10, 2022
Genres:
Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction Cover
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction
Release date:
Jan 20, 2022
Genres:
Shooter, Strategy
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now
Watch Dogs: Legion Cover
Watch Dogs: Legion
Release date:
Oct 29, 2020
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now
Yakuza: Like a Dragon Cover
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Release date:
Jan 16, 2020
Genres:
RPG, Hack and slash, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution
Buy now

These are our top 3 Xbox titles with Dolby Atmos support

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Cover
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Release date:
Jan 24, 2017
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, PS4 Pro optimized, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, VR support, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now

Resident Evil Biohazard

The seventh part of Capcom’s Survival series is a treat for horror fans and probably one of the most gruesome experiences on the market. Coupled with Dolby Atmos, jump scares seem even scarier than they already are. Together with a wonderfully designed atmosphere, this sometimes makes for a nervous ordeal that forces you to be constantly on your guard. This experience is definitely not for the faint of heart and should even scare the bejesus out of scary fans at one point or another.

Gears 5 Cover
Gears 5
Release date:
Sep 10, 2019
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op
Technologies:
Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Raytracing, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now

Gears 5

The sci-fi saga around Markus Fenix and co. is clearly one of the works you have to have played. This video game series is a real masterpiece and an absolute must for fans of action shooters and a penchant for tactical action. As before, you’ll be able to confront the monster hordes either individually or with up to 3 friends, and even in local split-screen. Your arsenal offers a large selection of weapons. Among them are pistols, shotguns, grenades and machine guns equipped with chainsaws, so-called Lancers. Gears 5 also has a cross-save and cross-play function and many additional online modes. The immersion of the Dolby Atmos sound rounds off the atmosphere excellently.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Cover
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Release date:
Mar 10, 2020
Genres:
Platform, Adventure
Game modes:
Singleplayer
Technologies:
120 Hertz, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Buy now

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

With its great soundtrack, impressive graphic effects and a touching story, the second part about the white forest spirit Ori also brings a lot of fun to your TV. The orchestral soundtrack also benefits from Dolby Atmos and appropriately underscores game situations with a powerful soundscape. As the game progresses, you can choose from different abilities, solve puzzles and complete tasks to uncover the secret of the forest.

How do Xbox Dolby Atmos games benefit?

Xbox Dolby Atmos Games
Three-dimensional surround sound puts you even deeper into the action.

With the help of this sound feature, a spatial sound based on reality is achieved in order to improve the so-called immersion. Usually, all sounds that take place within a movie scene are put on one track and output together. Even sounds that are not directly visible on the screen are included in this audio track.

With Dolby Atmos, things are different. This codec is designed to reproduce the acoustic impression spatially by treating the playback independently to play sounds true to position in the room.

In combination with a home theater TV, you can experience the action of a scene in Xbox Dolby Atmos games more deeply. If you are still looking for a compatible soundbar for your setup, our buying guide will help you with lots of useful information.

Xbox Dolby Atmos games: The distinction from DTS:X

Besides Dolby Atmos, you may have come across the term DTS:X before. Both transmission standards were developed to enable surround sound on a three-dimensional level and therefore compete directly with each other. However, the respective implementation differs in terms of functionality.

But what exactly makes the difference? Dolby Atmos requires content that has been specially adapted for it. This means that sources like Blu-rays need metadata for playback. DTS:X, on the other hand, does not need this data and can basically be used for any movie, series or game, as long as you have a suitable system or compatible soundbar. If you are still thinking about a sound solution, our buying guide might help you.

Home theater system, soundbar or headphones for your Xbox Dolby Atmos games?

Xbox Dolby Atmos Games
It doesn’t always have to be the big home theater system.

Generally, all three options have their advantages and disadvantages and can support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Of course, a proper home theater system has the highest sound pressure and can not only make your room really shake, but also often delivers the best sound experience thanks to true physical playback from all speaker channels.

However, if you don’t live in a particularly secluded area or your room isn’t exactly decoupled, you might have problems with the neighbors sooner or later. Apart from that, you can quickly get rid of a four-digit sum for good home theater solutions.

Compared to that, even premium headphones are still within the scope of a cheap alternative. A good ear cup attachment keeps noise away from the outside, protects your nerves and the nerves of your neighbors. High-quality models are not only a great fallback option, but can also become a permanent solution. A spatial sound image is simulated with the help of an algorithm. It is up to you to decide whether this is a 100% replacement for a full system. 

The intermediate stage of the whole thing is called a soundbar and is usually placed directly in front of or slightly below your TV. In combination with a subwoofer, you get the necessary pressure in the form of powerful bass. The remaining speakers are also simulated here and generate a more or less good surround sound on a virtual basis depending on the codec. Generally, soundbars are priced between a full-fledged home theater system and good headphones. 

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