Best Xbox One games 2018: essential Xbox One releases
Microsoft’s Xbox One console might be approaching its fifth birthday (a long time in gaming), but we reckon it’s just reaching its peak. With a strong library of games and services to offer, and plenty more exciting new games in the pipeline, there’s a lot of life left in the Xbox One family yet.
In the past, the Xbox One has been criticized for the quality of its first-party lineup, but that’s a little unfair: it has some unmissable, genre-defining exclusives to its name, including the Forza, Halo, Gears of War and Sea of Thieves series. Now the 4K capabilities of the Xbox One X are here, these games look better than ever too.
Aside from its AAA releases, Xbox One is also fantastic for finding high-quality indie games. Its ID@Xbox program has resulting in titles including Ori and the Blind Forest and Cuphead – which are absolutely essential plays for this generation.
It’s from this massive collection of titles that we compiled our list of the best games on the Xbox One – essential games we think every gamer should have in their library. You could spend your time anywhere, but if you’re new, these are the game worlds we recommend visiting first.
Read on to see which games make the Xbox One shine, and keep checking back periodically: we update this list all the time with new titles we feel have become part of the exclusive club of must-play games for the Xbox One console.
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