The 50 best games released in 2018 on Xbox One.

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Here is our selection of the 50 best games released in 2018 so far. The games may have been available on other platforms before, but if you only play on Xbox One here is the best 50 games that you could play this year.

1# Monster Hunter: World - 2018

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In Monster Hunter: World, the player takes the role of a Hunter, tasked to hunt down and either kill or trap monsters that roam in one of several environmental spaces. Changes made in Monster Hunter: World include creating environmental spaces that are fully connected and removing the "zones" that were necessary for handheld games, more advanced monster artificial intelligence and physics to create seemingly living ecosystems that could be taken advantage of during hunts, a more persistent cooperative multiplayer experience, and a refinement of the game's user interface, menu systems, and tutorials to help with bringing new players into the series. These changes led Capcom to plan for the game's simultaneous release across both Japan and Western markets, since Monster Hunter as a series has generally languished in the West compared to Japan partially due to disparate release schedules. Monster Hunter: World received critical acclaim upon release, with critics praising how Capcom was able to make the game more accessible to new players and to Western markets, without detracting from the series' core gameplay elements and enjoyable difficulty, and fully taking advantage of the computational abilities of modern consoles to create living ecosystems.

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2# Celeste - 2018

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Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

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3# Yoku's Island Express - 2018

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Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku's Island Express! Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure!

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4# Far Cry5 - 2018

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Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Project at Eden’s Gate that is threatening the community's freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leader, Joseph Seed and the Heralds, and spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community. In this expansive world, your limits and creativity will be tested against the biggest and most ruthless baddest enemy Far Cry has ever seen. It’ll be wild and it’ll get weird, but as long as you keep your wits about you, the residents of Hope County can rest assured knowing you’re their beacon of hope.

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5# Sonic Mania Plus - 2017

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Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army.

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6# DARK SOULS: REMASTERED - 2018

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Then, there was fire. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps.

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7# Subnautica - 2018

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Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

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8# Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection - 2018

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Hop online and relive the arcade experience through the online Arcade Mode or play with friends in the online lobby within four of the most definitive Street Fighter titles in the collection. The celebration continues in the Museum, where fans and historians alike can follow the timeline of how Street Fighter has evolved over the past 30 years. Learn more about the Street Fighter cast, view key animation sprites in the character viewer and take a behind-the-scenes look at the design documents that helped solidify the franchise that produced generations of World Warriors!

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9# Lumines Remastered - 2018

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The critically-acclaimed puzzle game produced by legendary creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi comes to PC.

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10# Unravel Two - 2018

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Then build relationships with other Yarnys in local co-op or as a single player, fostering friendship and support as you journey together. Approach every challenge with positivity and fearlessness to awaken the world around you, and discover an unbreakable bond between friends. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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12# ONRUSH - 2018

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Onrush is an upcoming racing video game developed by Codemasters and published by Deep Silver for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Onrush is an arcade-style racing game in which players drive cars, motorcycles and off-road vehicles across large levels over hilly terrain. The game will feature a boost mechanic that players can use to increase their vehicle's speed. Players will earn boost by performing stunts and slamming rival racers to take them out.

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13# The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit - 2018

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Have you ever dreamt of being a superhero? Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 9 year old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit! Captain Spirit is a free demo set in the Life is Strange universe.

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14# Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - 2018

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The sequel to the critically acclaimed Vermintide is a visually stunning and groundbreaking melee action game pushing the boundaries of the first person co-op genre. Join the fight now!

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15# Vampyr - 2018

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London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal.

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16# Fe - 2018

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In it, the player controls Fe, a fox-like creature in a forest setting, attempting to defend it from hostile entities called the Silent Ones, gaining help from other forest creatures by guiding them to complete tasks and learning new abilities from those it helps. Fe is an action-adventure game in which the player controls Fe, a fox-like creature within a forest that is highly responsive to the songs of the creatures and plants within it. The forest creatures are being attacked by entities called the Silent Ones for unknown reasons that threaten the forest's wildlife. These creatures can teach Fe a new song which gives the fox additional abilities through the forest, such as activating a flower that acts as a jump-pad to launch Fe to higher locations and explore more of the world.

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17# A Way Out - 2018

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A Way Out is a couch or online co-op only game where you play the role of one of two prisoners in a daring escape over and beyond the prison walls. What begins as a thrilling escape quickly turns into an emotional adventure unlike anything seen & played before. A Way Out is a two-player experience. Each player controls one of the main characters, working together to escape the prison and continue beyond into each character’s lives. It is a game that explores the notion of trust, companionship and facing up to consequences.

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18# Far Cry 5 - 2018

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Welcome to Hope County, Montana, home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as Eden’s Gate. Stand up to cult leader Joseph Seed & his siblings, the Heralds, to spark the fires of resistance & liberate the besieged community.

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19# Moonlighter - 2018

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Rynoka, a small commercial village, was found near the excavation site providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero. Shopkeeping While conducting your business in Rynoka village, you can put items on sale, set their price carefully, manage gold reserves, recruit assistants and upgrade the shop.

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20# State Of Decay 2 - 2018

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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Console version) Independence Pack* Daybreak Pack* *Add-on packs available as released, see Xbox.com for more info **State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition and add-on content downloads require up to 25GB. ***Xbox Live Gold membership required for online multiplayer on Xbox One (sold separately).

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21# Forgotton Anne - 2018

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Step into a hand-animated realm of wonder in which everyday objects take on a life of their own. Uncover the Forgotlings’ mysteries & harness magical forces as you embark upon a quest to return home.

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22# Jurassic World Evolution - 2018

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Place yourself at the heart of the Jurassic franchise and build your own Jurassic World. Bioengineer dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world around them and face threats posed by espionage, breakouts and devastating tropical storms in an uncertain world where life always finds a way.

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23# The Crew 2 - 2018

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Take on the American motorsports scene as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea across the entire USA. With a wide variety of cars, bikes, boats, and planes, compete in a wide range of driving disciplines.

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24# SEGA Genesis Classics - 2018

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Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series arcade action, shooters, beatm ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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25# Burnout Paradise Remastered - 2018

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Burnout Paradise is an open world racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. According to Alex Ward, creative director of the game at developer Criterion Games, this game is a "complete reinvention" of the Burnout series. In previous Burnout games, "Crash Mode", was a dedicated mode in which players were given multiple scenarios in which to cause the biggest crash. If a player's car loses any wheels, the engine is damaged too much from an impact, the car lands on its side or roof or lands outside of the game's map, the car is in a "wrecked" state and the player will have to wait until their car is reset.

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26# Shining Resonance Refrain - 2018

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Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away.

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27# MOTHERGUNSHIP - 2018

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MOTHERGUNSHIP is a bullet-hell FPS where you craft your own guns, fight gigantic bosses, and defeat a robotic alien armada that conquered Earth. Face off against overwhelming odds in brutal, non-stop combats where thinking on your feet is the only way to survive.

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29# Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon - 2018

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Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates! Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.

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30# Slime-san: Superslime Edition - 2018

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All Features: - Dynamic, fast paced platforming with unique dash, morphing and time mechanics! - A bombastic soundtrack featuring Adhesive Wombat, Meganeko, Kubbi, Inverse Phase, Tiasu and more! - Accessibility options such as button mapping, color blind toggles & eye strain modes.

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31# FAR: Lone Sails - 2018

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Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?

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32# Q.U.B.E. 2 - 2018

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Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has awoken among the ruins of an ancient alien landscape. With the distant help of another survivor you must solve the puzzles of this mysterious world and find a way back home.

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33# LEGO The Incredibles - 2018

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Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, in a LEGO® world full of fun and humor.

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34# The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset - 2018

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Join over 10 million players in the award-winning online multiplayer RPG and experience limitless adventure in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. Be part of an ever-expanding story across Tamriel and travel to the stunning home of the High Elves in the latest Chapter of ESO to save the world from destruction.

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35# Dragon Ball FighterZ - 2018

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DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all-powerful fighters.

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36# Ancestors Legacy - 2018

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Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually solved by war.

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37# Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 2018

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices.

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38# Robin - 2018

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Robin is a short slice of life game that was made to give some visibility to an invisible illness - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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39# Aragami: Shadow Edition - 2018

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Aragami: Shadow Edition includes the original base game, the upcoming expansion Aragami Nightfall (trailer here) and all currently released DLC. The game and expansion support full 2 player online co-op that is cross-platform with PC platforms.

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41# Mulaka - 2018

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Dive into northern Mexico's breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara.

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42# Railway Empire - 2018

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In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.

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44# Lethal League Blaze - 2017

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Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. Easy to pick up, hard to master: Improve by learning how to use Smashing, Bunting, Parrying and Special Abilities to your advantage. Challenge mode: Step up to the plate by yourself and beat a series of opponents arcade-style to reach the beat-blasting bossfight.

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45# Full Metal Furies - 2018

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From the creators of Rogue Legacy comes a "true-cooperative" action RPG. FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Work together to defeat special enemies, string organics combos to deal massive damage, and save a war-torn world that is battling itself to extinction. Play on the couch or online with friends, and make it a party for up to four players! Or go solo in single-player, and show off your skills through a Pick 2 quick-switch system that retains all the nuances of multi-play.

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46# Spider-Man - 2018

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By finding different spider symbols in certain parts of New York and taking photos of them, alternate costumes can be unlocked, such as "Big Time" Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider (Kaine), a color-inverted version of the Future Foundation costume, the original movie trilogy red and blue suit when you get the Stan Lee pre-order DLC or Rhino pre-order DLC, the Spider-Man 3 black suit, a new version of the black suit and a party hat for Spidey's 50th anniversary, which can be changed when the player goes to Peter Parker's apartment, though, there are some exceptions to the Wii U edition, as the missions have to be completed. The Wii U version, called The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition, features all content and is completely alike the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions instead of the Wii and the 3DS ones. Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions The Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions of the game are a different game, also developed by Beenox. The 3DS version has an exclusive game mode named "Vigilante", which is a strategy-based RPG-style text game where you are given a map of locations and must complete tasks and missions and collect items needed for certain missions.

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48# Surviving Mars - 2018

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There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.

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50# Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - 2018

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is a Third Person Shooter Role-Playing Game (TPSRPG), scheduled to be released on February 8, 2018 on the PlayStation 4, XBox One, as well as Personal Computers (PCs) via Steam. The game is being developed by Dimps, based on Unreal Engine 4, and will be set in Gun Gale Online. It will be the first Sword Art Online TPSRPG and the first Sword Art Online game on the XBox One platform.

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