Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox One Games

  • Publish Date: June 30, 2018
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Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in October.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of 2018 (through June 30)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Celeste   94
The latest indie release from the developer behind TowerFall is a story-based, 2D platformer.
2Monster Hunter: World Buy From Amazon90
3NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition NEW 88
4Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice NEW 88
5Dragon Ball FighterZ Buy From Amazon86
6Dark Souls Remastered NEWBuy From Amazon84
7Forgotton Anne NEW 84
8Aragami: Shadow Edition NEW 84
9Owlboy NEW 83
10Yoku's Island Express NEWBuy From Amazon82
11Far Cry 5 Buy From Amazon82
12Super Mega Baseball 2 NEW 81
13Laser League NEW 81
14Ys Origin NEW 81
15Unravel Two NEW 80
16The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones  80
17Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection NEWBuy From Amazon80
18The Adventure Pals NEW 80
19A Way Out Buy From Amazon79
20Pit People  79
21Burnout Paradise Remastered Buy From Amazon79
22Q.U.B.E. 2  78
23ONRUSH NEWBuy From Amazon78
24Immortal Redneck  78
25Bridge Constructor Portal Buy From Amazon78
... and the worst-reviewed:
77Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn NEWBuy From Amazon55
78Extinction NEWBuy From Amazon52
79Fear Effect Sedna  46
80Agony NEWBuy From Amazon35
81Past Cure Buy From Amazon34

Includes games released between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from June 30, 2018.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1Grand Theft Auto V (2014) Buy From Amazon97
2Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) Buy From Amazon95
3Celeste (2018)  94
4INSIDE (2016)  93
5What Remains of Edith Finch (2017)  92
6The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon91
7Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon91
8Forza Horizon 3 (2016) Buy From Amazon91
9Monster Hunter: World (2018) Buy From Amazon90
10NBA 2K17 (2016) Buy From Amazon90
11Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (2015) Buy From Amazon89
12Stardew Valley (2016) Buy From Amazon89
13Destiny: The Taken King (2015)  89
14Injustice 2 (2017) Buy From Amazon89
15Fallout 4 (2015) Buy From Amazon88
16N++ (2017)  88
17Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017) Buy From Amazon88
18Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (2015) Buy From Amazon88
19FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon88
20Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (2016) Buy From Amazon88
21Dishonored 2 (2016) Buy From Amazon88
22Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon88
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  88
24Ori and the Blind Forest (2015) Buy From Amazon88
25Okami HD (2017) Buy From Amazon88

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all Xbox One high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's Xbox One section.

Comments (7)

  • eli_fjr  

    I haven't played any of these.

  • Hooker21  

    Why PS4/XO have different multy platform games in list?
    Like PS4 have Gone Home(87) in 2016 list and XO did not. Why so? game is identical on both platforms.
    Same for LMB and Life is Strange... and and so on.

    These lists are broken. They aren't saying anything.

  • max031  

    so, only 5 out of 25 of "all-time hits" are not available at ps4.

  • cHAG  

    There are 71 critics for Ori and the blind Forest and only 12 and 11 for Dark Souls and The Witcher. ... So Ori should be Number 1 - because its much harder to get that metascore with 71 critics.

  • Bringtherain  

    Terrible list.... Minecraft is fun don't get me wrong. But it doesn't belong anywhere near most of these games for next gen. Either does NBA 2k. Same content with new skin.

  • lemminguk  

    Curious about some rather obvious multi platform games missing from the list. Where's Battlefield 4, Rayman Legends, Lego Marvel etc? They made the PS4 list. Even Assassins Creed 4, seems the XO list has the freedom cry DLC and not the actual game? Seems a bit pointless compiling these lists if it misses half the AAA titles..

  • jlplatten  

    So XBOX One sucks? I look at PS4 list, and it's almost all green. XBOX One's is half yellow?

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