Top Xbox One Games of 2018

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Xbox One games of 2018, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    Darksiders 3 review

    Darksiders 3

    When combat is between you and one other, Darksiders 3 can provide some decent, button-mashy fun, but the real fight is with the baffling world design and some cheap deaths. No Darksiders has been quite the same as the one before it: as Hoody Link,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 29.

    Sea of Thieves review

    Sea of Thieves

    Rare's piratical playground looks lovely, but you have to make a bit too much of your own fun. The sound and the fury of the waves is lovely, but for Sea of Thieves to be properly good it needs to give the players more to work with. You will either love Sea of Thieves and have loads of fun with it or... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 28.

    State of Decay 2 review

    State of Decay 2

    State of Decay 2 has some fun additions that can keep things interesting. Just not quite interesting enough (especially when contending with a clutch of performance issues). As themes, both zombies and post-apocalyptic survival have been attempted... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 27.

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit review

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

    “As a teaser for Life is Strange 2, Captain Spirit does its job, but here’s hoping there’s more subtlety to the writing for the next big thing from Dontnod” You’d have to really be dead inside to not have felt something for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 26.

    Strange Brigade review

    Strange Brigade

    Rebellion has wrought a breezy shooter, angled it towards multiplayer, and burnished it with wit, but its minute-to-minute action is repetitive and feels imprecise. For the avid player, the act of stumbling across any courtyard in reality... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,Xbox One

  • 25.

    Transference review

    Transference

    The challenge of Transference's puzzles tapers off, and there's little subtlety when it comes to certain themes, but great use of some grim audio make this a decent little horror game. The horrors within the virtual space of first-person psychological thriller... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 24.

    My Memory of Us review

    My Memory of Us

    A pleasant story about two best friends who refuse to be separated by a great evil, My Memory of Us is brought down by some awkward controls, but remains impossibly nice throughout. Bonds can form at the most volatile times. The little boy and girl in 2D... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 23.

    Just Cause 4 review

    Just Cause 4

    Just Cause 4’s thrills give way to repetition and a dull mission structure, but it’s a ridiculous roller coaster while in full swing. For Rico Rodriguez, the hero of the Just Cause games, the crunch of glass... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 22.

    Kitty Powers' Love Life review

    Kitty Powers' Matchmaker

    Kitty Powers is back, and she's giving you a lot to grab onto. Love Life isn't paced quite as well as Matchmaker, but organising the entire relationship of a town full of couples is a great challenge. Kitty always leaves you wanting more.  In Love Life, as in real life, relationships only grow more complicated with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

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  • 21.

    Fe review

    Fe

    Fe is all very lovely and (literally) harmonious, with fun layers of platforming. Coloured flowers and singing is a nice enough way to spend a rainy afternoon. If you liked the feel of Ori and the Blind Forest – not the way Ori actually... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 20.

    Vampyr review

    Vampyr

    Vampyr serves delicious ladles of angst and drama with a hearty slice of excellent, morally grey choice system that will genuinely surprise you, all wrapped up in a wonderfully gloomy London. It's just a shame the combat turns a bit sour. There are many reasons to enjoy Vampyr, a prominent one being that it is so... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 19.

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch) review

    Realm Royale

    While this Switch re-release doesn't add as much as some may hope, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is still a delight. In 2014 Nintendo took those Fez-like bonus stages that were included in the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 18.

    State of Mind review

    State of Mind

    The originality of its vision and the thrust of its narrative more than excuse some sci-fi clichés, and you’re left with a breezy adventure game which compels with its ideas, if not always with its play. All is not well in the world of Richard Nolan. He’s just been in a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 17.

    Guacamelee 2 review

    Guacamelee! 2

    While its impact isn't as great as the original, Guacamelee 2 is a reminder of how good combat and traversal can feel when married together as they are in this 2D platformer-cum-brawler. More respected than El Santo, and more influential than Mil... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 16.

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider review

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes the series’ formula and pushes it, polishing the platforming and bolstering its tombs, but the game’s power ebbs as the main quest is bloated with distraction, and the writing is still patchy and dull. Take an enduring penchant for panache, be it dressed for dinner in black or... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 15.

    Stay review

    Stay

    Stay’s compelling lead character and gripping dialogue ensures you’ll want to see Quinn’s journey through to the end. It’s just a shame it spends a bit too much time testing your patience with irksome puzzles and some needless waffling. Stay reminds me of those many hours I spent hunched over my computer,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 14.

    Battlefield V review

    Battlefield V

    Battlefield V offers a compelling single-player and multiplayer package, although it's not the complete reinvention that you may have hoped for. DICE finds itself back in familiar territory with Battlefield V; the World... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 13.

    Dragon Ball FighterZ review

    Dragon Ball FighterZ

    More online testing to be done, but so far Dragon Ball FighterZ is indeed pretty... super [pause for riotous applause and laughter] Dragon Ball FighterZ received an almost baffling swell of immediate... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 12.

    Dead Cells review

    Dead Cells

    Dead Cells is, at times, constrained by the genres it so heavily draws from, but its vibrant pixel art, furious combat, and rigorous execution make for a winning formula all its own. The star of Dead Cells is a curious figure. He moves beautifully, like a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 11.

    Overcooked 2 review

    Overcooked 2

    It doesn't try and reinvent the wheel, but Overcooked 2 is still a fantastic and barmy co-op romp that will entertain you and a group of mates for hours on end. Overcooked 2 taught me an important lesson: Gordon Ramsay has it pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 10.

    FIFA 19 review

    FIFA 19

    FIFA 19 is the finest playing game in the series. The Journey may be after running its course, but the fluid representation of football, the added element of Dynamic Tactics, and the madness of the updated Kick Off mode are all wonderful. Tony Britten created magic in 1992 when he composed a three minute anthem... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 9.

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey review

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a lot of things. It’s utterly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 8.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Despite the lack of a campaign and any tonal consistency, Black Ops 4 boasts a thrilling entry into the battle royale space. The Call of Duty campaign is a strange thing. What began as straight-laced... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 7.

    SoulCalibur VI review

    SoulCalibur VI

    SoulCalibur VI is an addictive and satisfying fighter, and more importantly the strongest the series has been in years SoulCalibur VI’s penchant for weapons-based combat gives it a more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 6.

    Hitman 2 review

    Hitman 2

    Hitman 2 walks familiar ground and provides the type of delightful moments you expect in the maps on offer, as well as a multiplayer mode with bundles of potential. The execution isn’t the best part of Hitman. Listen, garroting your... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 5.

    Monster Hunter: World review

    Monster Hunter World

    This long standing series makes an outrageously good current gen debut. The size and scope of the environments, and the monsters in them, is awe inspiring, making Monster Hunter: World a true (lizard) king of games.  There will probably, whilst playing Monster Hunter: World, come a moment... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 4.

    Celeste review

    Celeste

    The challenging platforming and touching narrative of Celeste shape a surprise hit. In each of us, there’s this thing that chips away at our optimism, our... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 3.

    Far Cry 5 review

    Far Cry 5

    In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun. A good villain must truly believe in what they’re doing;... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 2.

    Forza Horizon 4 review

    Forza Horizon 4

    A beautiful Britain, an exuberant driving engine, and generosity of spirit make Forza Horizon 4 a masterclass. If Georges Bizet had gotten inside a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and thundered... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 1.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 review

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Few worlds are as well-realised as the one Rockstar has created for Red Dead Redemption 2. Thanks to some wonderful scripting and stellar performances, the characters you randomly meet in the wild are captured as well as the ones you spend most of your days around camp. How do you follow Red Dead Redemption? You make Red Dead Redemption 2. Loyalty is important to everyone in the vast open world of Rockstar... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One