The end of the year is the perfect time for reflection. For gamers this is commonly spent looking at what they have achieved this past year on their favourite consoles - have you 100% completed a game or unlocked a particularly taxing achievement? But the big question always boils down to... what was the best game? Settle down as we take you through our picks for TheXboxHub’s Xbox One Game of the Year 2018... from the obviously excellent, to the surprising but worthy additions.
As the gaming industry gets bigger, the money that moves along with it increases too. And as the money gets larger the budgets get more extravagant - but unfortunately as shown by a number of AAA titles in 2018, that doesn’t necessarily mean the quality does. Thank god for the other end of the spectrum then; those games being created by the independent developers out there. Love, dedication and a willingness to create the best damn product possible are all standout features of this set of creators, and so it only makes sense to deliver an Indie GOTY award alongside the lists dominated by the blockbusters.
But which are on TheXboxHub’s Xbox One Indie Game of the Year 2018 list?
Given its immense popularity it is no surprise that the good people over at Epic are releasing as much as they can to get some extra money out of Fortnite consumers - and that is where the Fortnite Frozen Legends Pack comes in. They’ve also thrown in some free stuff courtesy of Christmas challenges to enjoy too.
I love hide and seek, you love hide and seek, everyone on this very planet loves hide and seek - but do your games include guns, death and trauma? Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC, does.
Fortnite: Love it or hate it, you can’t get away from it and it has really taken the world by storm. And now Epic Games are completing revolutionising the game by introducing Fortnite Creative, showing the endless opportunities of Fortnite in a brand new light.
The world has ended. Plagued for decades by nuclear war, all the humans are gone, replaced by half-human/animal mutants that are far from thriving in the post apocalyptic wasteland Earth now is. For everyone, or should I say everything, to fight is to survive, and battles for food and supplies are numerous and frequent.
Robot Wars never fails to get the latest generation pumped up with its mechanised clashes and brutal robot attacks. There is just something about the way metal clangs together and how it succumbs to damage that is simply wondrous - and in a way Override: Mech City Brawl gives us the ultimate in robot fighting. Just with huge mechs, towering above skyscrapers - and all manner of swords and guns to boot!
Fires, chaos, explosions: What more could you want during the Christmas season? Well, everyone’s favourite chaos-causing adrenaline junkie Rico Rodriguez is well and truly back... with the biggest of bangs imaginable.
Just when you thought Goat Simulator had milked the goat-genre dry, along comes GoatPunks in an attempt to steal our hearts, with a competitive but light-hearted party game that will have you cursing the very day your friends were born!
Daytona. Crazy Taxi. Carmageddon. Racers, in the 1980s and 1990s, were all the rage. And in an attempt to remind gamers of the past, showing the modern day player the true joy of arcade gaming, Horizon Chase Turbo is here, delivering classic adrenaline-fuelled racing for the local multiplayer gamer.
It may not seem too long ago that Fallout 76, the Fallout prequel we had been waiting for, was announced to swathes of adoring crowds. But it is now finally time to hit those country roads and indulge in the biggest Fallout experience to date. Oh, and it’s all online!
For a long ol’ while we have wanted to relive the glory days with our favourite purple dragon, and whilst Crash Bandicoot’s return to the current console generation was a welcome luxury, the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is now here, letting us play the best of Spyro’s titles.
The likes of Forza and DiRT might be solid racing sims that we can all enjoy on Xbox One, but sometimes you just want to let loose with your friends in exhilarating combat racing. GRIP: Combat Racing - out today on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch - will let you do just that!
It’s the run up to the festive season - but who wants to wait until Christmas to play the latest and greatest games on Xbox One?! Certainly not us, and most likely not you, so sit back, relax, and take in our picks for the most exciting games releasing on Xbox One throughout November 2018.
We get to Winter of Series 25 in the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges and once again a number of new events pop up, requiring some of the fastest cars and best tunes in order for us racers to be able to complete them.
PAW Patrol World isn’t made for us adults. It’s Adventure Bay and surrounding areas, with all of the barriers removed. It’s a glorious playset, the entire TV series ready for kids to reach in and enjoy.