The Best Xbox One Games of The Year 2018

November 16, 2018
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We present you the 2018 games highlights for the Xbox One (X), ranked by GamePro rating. The list is updated monthly.

What are the best Xbox One games this year? you will hear this question a lot from the Xbox One owners. This article has been written to answer this particular question.

Below you will find at a glance the top 10 Xbox One games from 2018 in our opinion. Your opinion might be different. 

Note that DLCs and extensions are not included in this list. The list goes in a descending order from number 10 to number 1.

10. Burnout Paradise Remastered

Genre: Racing Game 
Release Date: Mar 16, 2018 
Xbox One X Adjustments: 4K Resolution

Burnout Paradise was released in 2008, and it’s a game world full of challenges, collectibles, and missions. You can unlock a number of different vehicles and customize them to your liking.

Burnout Paradise was the first serial with an open game world and although there were other Open World racing games back then, Paradise City was one of the most beautiful game worlds in the genre. In addition, the arcade feel feels fantastic. The remastered edition contains all the DLCs of the original.

Burnout Paradise: Remastered is highly recommended for the fans of 
arcade racing games like Forza Horizon 3 and Need for Speed.

9. Dark Souls: Remastered

Genre: Action RPG 
Release Date: May 25, 2018 
Xbox One X Adjustments: 4K Resolution, 60 fps

Dark Souls: Remastered is a reworked remake of the 2011 release Dark Souls. As an awakened undead, your job in the Lordran kingdom is to search for the two bells of revival and find out more about the sinister curse on Lordran.

Dark Souls is notorious for its high level of difficulty, which requires absolute concentration and skill on the gamepad because theoretically, every opponent can kill you. 

Dark Souls: Remastered is recommended for fans of heavy and challenging action role-playing games.

8. F1 2018

Genre: Sports 
Release Date: Aug 24, 2018 
Xbox One X Adjustments: 4K Resolution, 60 fps

In F1 2018, you start a career as a new driver of the Formula One racing.

F1 2018 takes over many of the predecessor’s mechanics, but also offers an interview system, contract negotiations and takeover bids that make the career more dynamic.

7. Kerbal Space Program

Genre: Technical Simulation 
Release Date: Jan 16, 2018 
Xbox One X Customizations: None

Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox space simulation. The little Kerbal want to explore space and you help him. You have to build and maintain a space station and navigate through space.

What’s special about Kerbal Space Program is the level of difficulty, because, despite numerous tutorials, Kerbal Space Program is a rock-solid simulation. Mass, center of gravity and aerodynamics play key roles, they influence the flight characteristics and of course the fuel consumption. The control works better thanks to analog sticks than on the PC.

The game is highly recommended for fans of Simulation games like Space Engineers and Astroneer.

6. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Genre: Fighting Game 
Release Date: Jan 26, 2018 
Xbox One X Adjustments: 4K Resolution

In Dragon Ball FighterZ you fight with all sorts of characters of the Dragon Ball universe. In the campaign, you follow a fictional story.  In the campaign, you move your team in the form of an icon over a map reminiscent of a board game. There are only a limited number of moves available, and ramifications make you decide on a smart path to the boss. With 3-4 minutes, the tag team battles in Dragon Ball FighterZ are comparatively long.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z is recommended for the fans of 2D fighting games like Guilty Gear Xrd, BlazBlue Central Fiction and The King of Fighters 14.

5. The Banner Saga 3

Genre: Strategy 
Release Date: Jul 26, 2018 
Xbox One X Customizations: None

The Banner Saga 3 is the sequel to the strategy role-playing mix and the completion of the banner saga story. The fantasy title once again relies on round tactics fights, serious moral decisions and a drawn graphic style. In the story-conclusion, you meet at the end of the world.

In The Banner Saga 3, you can transfer your decisions via savegame in part 3. This makes the thrilling finale of the trilogy a personal highlight. The game is highly recommended for the fans of challenging, turn-based battles and interesting stories with action-relevant decisions.

4. Monster Hunter World

Genre: Action RPG 
Release Date: Jan 26, 2018 
Xbox One X Customization: 4K Mode (30 FPS), Performance Mode (60 FPS), or Graphics Mode

In Monster Hunter World, explore several large-scale areas, collect items such as mushrooms and herbs, and hunt over 30 monsters. From their resources, you make more and more weapons and armor. So you expect a loot spiral.

Monster Hunter World relies for the first time on an openly designed game world and can be played with up to three other players in the group. The monster battles sometimes play like thrilling boss fights. You must defeat the monsters multiple times to gain enough material for new armor. 

Monster Hunter World is highly recommended for the fans of  grind-heavy games like God Eater 2 and Destiny 2.

3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Genre: Sports 
Release Date: Aug 28, 2018 
Xbox One X customizations: 4K, HDR

 Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, like its many predecessors, tries to reproduce soccer as realistically as possible. Thanks to a number of refinements in gameplay, animations and ball physics, these PES 2019 projects have been honored once again this year. The game is recommended for the fans of Pro Evolution Soccer or football games in general.

2. Celeste

Genre: Jump & Run 
Release Date: Jan 25, 2018 
Xbox One X Customizations: None

Celeste is a sophisticated 2D platformer in which you run, jump and climb through trap-lit levels. It’s about climbing a high mountain. On the way to the top, you will always face new challenges.

The Dash-Move needs to be mastered to avoid deadly spines, chasms or enemies. Celeste is extremely varied and pleasant. Celeste is recommended for the fans of demanding 2D Jump & Runs like Super Meat Boy, Shovel Knight, and Towerfall: Ascension.

1. Divinity: Original Sin 2

Genre: RPG 
Release Date: Aug 31, 2018 
Xbox One X Adjustments: 4K Resolution

We play either as a human, elf, dwarf or lizard and on top of that choose a story of origin for our hero. All of this affects how the game world reacts to him.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a classic role-playing game with turn-based battles in which we have several comrades at the same time. There is a co-op mode for four players. Impressive is also the physics system. The complex RPG is also great for newcomers because there are many tutorials and even a completely new mission for newcomers.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a real treat for those who like to play Complex role-playing games, old-school RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and a thrilling plot.

This concludes our list of the Top 10 Best Xbox One Games of this year so far. We will update this list as soon as a new intriguing titles hit the market, stay tuned.

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