20 Best New Xbox One Games of August 2018

Sep 11, 2018

Armored Warfare

Released on the PC in 2015, the award winning tactical shooter is now on the Xbox One. Boasting multiplayer action for free, Armored Warfare lets you play as mercenaries in an age of economic and political strife. With the choice of PvP and PvE modes, get inside their 1950s tanks and play with and against players from around the globe. It has a Provisional PlaySCore of 5.04

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies

While the Far Cry series has delivered pretty consistently good content, this zombie themed expansion couldn't seem to hit the mark. Following in the shoes of post Kojima Metal Gear, take a dive into their patently ridiculous storyline and defend yourself in each, self-contained, movie-themed level. Wacky, fun, but still repetitive as most zombie shooters go, it has a Provisional PlaySCore of 5.42

Madden NFL 19

Promising to bring realism to even greater heights this year, Madden's new animation engine is gonna take you one step closer to turning your NFL dreams into reality. With an array of new features, immerse yourself in the ups and downs of the American Football league. However, with some complaints against gameplay and microtransactions, it has a PlayScore of 6.19

All-Star Fruit Racing

A new kart racing game has entered the market and it's aiming to rival the classic Mario Kart series with its vibrant 3D landscapes and quirky characters. Pick from their lineup of kooky personalities and ride into the game's collection of literal fruit basket tracks. A unique and refreshing addition to the genre, but a little harsh on the budget, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 6.49

Graveyard Keeper

Who knew a managing a medieval graveyard for profit could be such a chore? Well, with Lazy Bear's indie RPG, you'll find that out yourself. Looking straight out of a SNES system with its detailed pixel graphics, Graveyard Keeper seems to have spooked their players, not with the perks of business, but by the game's incomplete state. Falling into tedium, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 6.67

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr

Jump into Warhammer's trademark suits and dive into this isometric RPG experience set in their futuristic universe. Play as one of many space marines and explore the isolated regions of the Caligari Sector. This Neocore production packs the franchise's grim aesthetics, as well as their intense and frantic combat. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.09

We Happy Few

Featured in one of our last gameplays, Compulsion Games may have hit a few snags in development but it's turned out pretty well. Staying true to heart of their survival adventure, enter the topsy turvy British dystopia and navigate through their joy-obsessed world. Escape from the clutches of a conformist society, with a PlayScore of 7.13

State of Mind

Anchoring on the inviting premise of a cyberpunk tale between reality and virtual utopua, State of Mind is one artistically presented indie game. With deliberately polygonal visuals that skirts the borders of cartoon and realism, the game handles atmosphere very well. But, it does too many of its questions unanswered. Still, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.15

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1 - Done Running

Telltale's take on the the comicbook turned TV series has slowly rocketed its way to their top titles. Now, nearing its close in this fourth and final season, episode 1 is setting for the tone for the inevitable curtain as we spend time in the young lives of AJ and Clementine. Dealing with the pangs of maturity amidst a zombie apocalypse, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.21

Hyper Universe

Brawl with the best in this 2D sidescrolling MOBA from Nexon America. Including all of the markers of th e genre, there's something about Hyper Universe that makes it feel fresh. Get to know each of their quirky characters, and dive into their fast paced arena--destroying towers, farming camps, and decimating the enemy teams. An easy to pick up MOBA for newcomers and veterans alike, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.33

3on3 FreeStyle

There's no basketball like freestyle basketball. With this free to play multiplayer, you'll get all the thrills of streetside competition in the comfort of your own home. Pick from their roster of uniquely skilled characters and join other players for a round of hoops, dunks, and alley-oops. It has Provisional PlayScore of 7.52

Flipping Death

For fans of Zoink's hard hat testing misadventures in Stick it to the Man, their newest puzzle platformer serves you up with their brand of quirky humor. With death on vacation, take on the role of the reaper of souls and flip through dimensions to settle the living's unfinished business. Dive into puzzles wrapped in Zoink's signature hilarity, with a Provisional PlayScore of 7.7

Strange Brigade

Set your sights for 1930s Egypt in this third perso n spelunking adventure. Come along with up to four of your friends and together endure the traps and tricks of the ancient caverns. It has a PlayScore of 7.75


Combining crafting, combat and dis covery, Payload Studios' robot-filled open world is a haven for sandbox fun. Handing you the reins to your very own canvass, unleash your imagination and decorate the alien landscapes with armies and artifacts in campaigns and creative modes. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.8


Serving you up with realistic football action is KONAMI's answer to the FIFA series. Always going toe to toe with EA's flagship football game, this PES pulled out all the stops in terms of physics. Other than bringing you photorealistic moments in 4K resolutions, PES 2019 also has a revamped MyClub mode as well as brand new individual traits for each star player. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.01

Overcooked! 2

A crowning achievement in couch part gaming, there's more to come in this sequel to the crazy kitchen escapades. Gather round your cooking buddies and get in on the heat of the kitchen as you chop, cook , and throw around ingredients--all for the service of your patrons. Back with new levels and exciting cooking mechanics, it's the Hell's Kitchen of fun with a PlayScore of 8.03

Shenmue I & II

Originally made for the Dreamcast in the early 2000s, these first breath of the Shenmue series recounts Ryo Hazuki's epic journey for revenge. Help him fulfill his quest by roaming around a mesmerizing open world for exploration, investigation, and good old minigame fun. Dated as it looks, it remains one of the most seminal in the genre, and it receives a PlayScore of 8.09

F1 2018

One of the staples of the racing genre make a return. Codemaster's got more exhilarating Formula One action up their sleeves with this year's official F1 title. With the title inching closer to racing reality, buckle up your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride around their official tracks. Featuring a slew of jaw-droppping classics and a deeper career mode, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.18

Dead Cells

Switch might be divine, the Dead Cells experience is just as good on the Xbox One. One of the trending games of the month, thanks to twitch and youtube streamers, this indie packs a mean roguelike punch al ong with the delightful metroidvania action. Explore the game's everchanging castles, make use of your special powers, and rediscover each level with every death. It has a PlayScore of 8.75

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

And the best gmae this month is this definitive edition of the Larian Studios RPG sequel. A franchise known for their immersive lore, deep customizations, and satisfying turn-based combat--this edition in particular elevates to even greater heights using a new engine that lights up the textures and surfaces of their fantasy-driven universe. A delicious improvement, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.9


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