Sunday January 06, 2019

Metacritic: Xbox One Didn't Have a Single Positively Reviewed Exclusive in 2018

Xbox One fans may be tired of the console being criticized for lacking in exclusives, but that didn’t stop Metacritic from adding fuel to the fire by noting the system didn’t have a single well-reviewed exclusive last year. This has led the review aggregate to conclude there is no compelling case to pick up an Xbox One, but some consider this a ridiculous thought: while Microsoft’s first-party titles are also playable on PC, that shouldn’t disqualify them from being exclusives to some degree.

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Microsoft failed to offer a compelling case to pick up an Xbox One rather than another console in 2018. The best "console exclusive" titles released for XB1 last year could also be played on your PC, and there wasn't a single game exclusive to Xbox One alone that received positive reviews from critics. But if you already own an XB1? Well, there were plenty of great games added in 2018, with an impressive (though equal to PS4) seven new titles scoring 90 or higher, including the year's best overall game.