This console generation has found Microsoft and Xbox in a highly unusual third place. After a time when the Xbox 360 ruled the roost, it has been hard times for the American video game giant. 2018 didn’t see a lot of exclusives coming out for the console, but it did see the dominance of the Xbox One X. The world’s most powerful console saw a marked improvement in global sales, and recaptured a decent share of the market that the company had previously relinquished without much of a fight.
2018 may have belonged more to other systems, but the Xbox One delivered spectacularly on some counts, including delivering high-resolution 4K gaming without any cutbacks. From flawless racing to frantic battle royales, the Xbox One is still very much a place to be, when it comes to current-generation gaming. Do keep in mind that while rankings are subjective, the list below has given more of a preference towards Xbox One exclusives than third-party games, even when the latter kind has offered arguably better gaming experiences. Without further ado, here is the list of best Xbox One games of 2018.
10. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (2018)
Battle royales were all the rage this year, and ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’, or ‘PUBG’ as its popularly known, was right at the forefront. Developed by Brendan Greene, the game took inspiration from a host of cult movies and books, including Japanese auteur Kinji Fukasaku’s ‘Battle Royale.’ While ‘PUBG’ has gone on to conquer almost every other platform, including and perhaps most surprisingly, Android and iOS, Microsoft and Xbox hold a special place in the game’s development. The game was first brought to mainstream attention in December 2017 when Microsoft released it via its Xbox Game Preview program. In other words, the company supported the game through its early access program right up to its eventual full release just this September. With high-octane action and top-notch strategic elements, ‘PUBG’ is surely here to stay.
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9. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (2018)