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# Dead Cells - 2018

Review89Score

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

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2# Monster Hunter: World - 2018

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Welcome to a new world! In Monster Hunter: World, the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement.

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3# Divinity: Original Sin II - 2017

Review92Score

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the award-winning RPG. Gather your party. Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

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5# Celeste - 2018

Review93Score

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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6# The Talos Principle - 2017

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The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (Infinite Ocean). Players are tasked with solving a series of increasingly difficult and complex puzzles woven into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in an inevitably doomed world. This definitive version contains the original puzzler in all of its glory and the ambitious expansion The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna.

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7# Sonic Mania Plus - 2017

Review88Score

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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8# Overcooked! 2 - 2018

Review80Score

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons… it’s time to save the world again!

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9# Yoku's Island Express - 2018

Review85Score

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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10# DARK SOULS: REMASTERED - 2018

Review84Score

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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11# Far Cry5 - 2018

Review82Score

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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12# Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 2018

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Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight for freedom in this desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory. 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). SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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13# Subnautica - 2018

Review88Score

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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14# F1 2018 - 2018

Review83Score

MAKE HEADLINES in F1® 2018. F1 2018 is the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The new game immerses players into the world of Formula 1® more than ever before.

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15# NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition - 2017

Review91Score

The tight controls and incredibly fluid combat are simple to learn for newcomers while offering plenty of depth for more experienced action gamers. Players can perform high-speed battle actionscombining light and heavy attacksand switch through an arsenal of weaponry while evading enemies with speed and style. Elements of an RPG Players will obtain a variety of weapon types, level up in battle, learn new combat skills, and customize a loadout that caters to their playstyle.

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16# 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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17# FIFA 19 - 2018

Review84Score

Led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League, FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay tools that allow you to control the pitch in every moment with unrivaled ways to play. 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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18# Destiny 2: Forsaken - 2018

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You will explore new regions, awaken new powers, earn a wealth of new weapons and uncover lost Awoken secrets. The Destiny 2: Forsaken - Legendary Collection also includes a character boost that allows you the option to play the latest content right away, regardless of whether you are a new or returning player. 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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20# NBA 2K19 - 2018

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NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be. NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.

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21# Unravel Two - 2018

Review80Score

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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22# PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 - 2018

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Score great goals with improved shooting motion & animation, and see stamina have an impact with Visible Fatigue 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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24# ONRUSH - 2018

Review77Score

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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25# Far Cry 5 - 2018

Review83Score

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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26# The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit - 2018

Review78Score

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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27# Vampyr - 2018

Review73Score

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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28# Strange Brigade - 2018

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Seteki the Witch Queen has risen once again, and only one troop of daring heroes can stand against her fearsome army of mummified monstrosities: The Strange Brigade! Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action! Hunt the foul Seteki through a rip-roaring campaign filled with dangerous dig sites, prodigious pyramids and crumbling caves packed with bountiful foes to send back to the afterlife.

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29# Fe - 2018

Review73Score

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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30# Moonlighter - 2018

Review81Score

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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31# Madden NFL 19 - 2018

Review76Score

Real Player Motion transforms the way you play Madden delivering you gameplay control with precision and intent. 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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32# 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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34# Shenmue I & II - 2018

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SEGA®’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.

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35# NHL 19 - 2018

Review79Score

In NHL 19, play on outdoor rinks and journey from the ponds to the pros in new and returning game modes. 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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36# State Of Decay 2 - 2018

Review70Score

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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37# Flipping Death - 2018

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Leap between platforms, solve puzzles and help the dead rest in peace by possessing the living and making them dance around at your merest whim in this comedy adventure game by Zoink Games, with writing by the Eisner-award winning Ryan North. - Dive into a rich, colorful world: Explore vivid environments in a pop-up book style and make your way through a completely original storyline! 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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38# Jurassic World Evolution - 2018

Review74Score

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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39# 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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40# 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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41# #WarGames - 2018

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You shape the story as Kelly (aka L1ghtman) and her clan of misfit hackers transform from pranksters to international hacker celebrities, taking on the powers that be under the handle #WarGames. #WarGames is a new interactive show from Sam Barlow.

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42# 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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43# 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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44# Warhammer Vermintide - 2018

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This bundle includes all the additional content that has been released for Vermintide, as well as a bonus skin for your characters. You will get all map packs, and 10 character skins in this the ultimate bundle.

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45# Remothered: Tormented Fathers - 2018

Review77Score

The story unwinds around Rosemary Reed, a determined 35 year-old woman who arrives at Feltons house to investigate on the disappearance of a little girl some years before. 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). Remothered, the game, the franchise and its derivatives, is licensed by and belongs to Darril Arts s.r.l.

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46# 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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47# Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 2 - 2018

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"Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into 32-bits: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, and Mega Man X4. The heroic robot grows stronger as he takes down Mavericks and steals their weapons, and also has the ability to dash and wall jump for thrilling, fast-paced combat. Mega Man X’s mysterious friend, Zero, also joins the fray as a playable character later in this collection. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 also spans two gaming eras, showcasing the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7, and Mega Man X8. A third playable character, Axl, joins the cast in Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8 as the series jumps into a new realm of 3D character models and environments. In addition to eight iconic Mega Man X titles, both Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 come with an armory of new features. Test your Maverick-hunting skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in a series of two-on-one battles. Think you can take down the slippery Chill Penguin and hulking Frost Walrus simultaneously? Give it your best shot! Additionally, Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes a huge museum filled with rare production art, catalogs of classic merchandise, a playlist of nostalgic commercials, and more. The collection also includes an animated a prequel film starring the origins of Mega Man X villain, Sigma."

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48# Phantom Doctrine - 2018

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The year is 1983. The world teeters on the verge of destruction as the Cold War tightens its icy grip. East or West: trust no one, question everything. The fate of humanity rests in your hands as you pit spy versus spy in tactical Phantom Doctrine.

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49# 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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50# Dragon Ball FighterZ - 2018

Review86Score

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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