Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox One Games

  • Publish Date: March 31, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 7 user comments

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 July.

Best-reviewed Xbox One games of 2018

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Celeste NEW   94
The latest indie release from the developer behind TowerFall is a story-based, 2D platformer.
2Monster Hunter: World NEWBuy From Amazon91
3Dragon Ball FighterZ NEWBuy From Amazon86
4Far Cry 5 NEWBuy From Amazon84
5The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones NEW 82
6Pit People NEW 81
7A Way Out NEWBuy From Amazon80
8EA Sports UFC 3 NEWBuy From Amazon80
9Q.U.B.E. 2 NEW 80
10Burnout Paradise Remastered NEWBuy From Amazon79
11Surviving Mars NEWBuy From Amazon78
12Immortal Redneck NEW 78
13Bridge Constructor Portal NEW 78
14Railway Empire NEWBuy From Amazon77
15Wulverblade NEW 77
16The Vanishing of Ethan Carter NEW 77
17Tesla vs Lovecraft NEW 74
18Beholder: Complete Edition NEW 74
19Rad Rodgers NEWBuy From Amazon73
20Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered NEW 73
21Mulaka NEW 72
22Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet NEWBuy From Amazon72
23Devil May Cry HD Collection NEWBuy From Amazon72
24Fe NEW 70
25Sea of Thieves NEWBuy From Amazon69
... and the worst-reviewed:
33Metal Gear Survive NEWBuy From Amazon61
34Dynasty Warriors 9 NEWBuy From Amazon59
35OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes NEW 57
36Fear Effect Sedna NEW 47
37Past Cure NEWBuy From Amazon35

Includes games released between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 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 March 31, 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) NEW 94
4INSIDE (2016)  93
5What Remains of Edith Finch (2017)  92
6The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon91
7Monster Hunter: World (2018) NEWBuy From Amazon91
8Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon91
9Forza Horizon 3 (2016) Buy From Amazon91
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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