Top 20 Best Free Xbox One Games To Play In 2018

You don’t always need to spend money to enjoy some great video game titles. If you own an Xbox One and are looking to enjoy a game or two then we have a few free titles worth checking out. Add these twenty video games to your library when you have the chance as you’ll likely find that these games will make for some great gameplay between your next anticipated video game release.

World of Tanks

World of Tanks is an MMO that puts players into the mid-20th century. Overall, the game is an action title that features vehicle combat. Players will be fighting within a variety of tanks that will vary in stats and as players progress within the game, new tanks can be collected to use in online matches.

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct has been around for a long time and it was only recently that the game received a reboot. Released in 2013, Killer Instinct is a fantastic fighting game especially one that is free-to-play. Players can jump on and battle each other with a series of characters. The game was also well sported with a few seasons, where developers added a new cast of characters to use, some of which were old characters from the franchise making their grand return.


Crossout is a vehicular combat video game where players will battle it out while in their custom vehicles. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Crossout is similar to the old school Twisted Metal video game franchise but there are plenty of vehicle customizations. Players can tweak a variety of aspects to their vehicle which does help in terms of making battles a bit more strategic and chaotic.


Smite has been around for a few years now on the PC platform. This is a MOBA video game that focuses on mythological figures going to battle. If you’re familiar with titles such as League of Legends then you can expect the same overall gameplay within Smite. However, there is a number of game modes to choose from which will alter the overall gameplay goals or the maps, such as Clash, a game mode that only contains two lanes.

DC Universe Online

Comic book franchises have blown up over the past ten years thanks to the cinematic featured films. DC Comics has their own MMO to enjoy which is rather finely tuned. The game puts players into the standard DC Universe with the notable cast of heroes and villains. However, within the game, players will be creating their own hero or villain to play as in a series of campaigns. You can expect the standard RPG elements from any standard MMO to show up as you progress through the narrative campaigns and level up your character. Being a free title, it’s one MMO video game that is worth trying.

Dungeon Defenders 2

Dungeon Defenders 2 is a co-op action tower defense game. Players can work together with a hero aimed to help push back against an army of foes invading Etheria. Players can create a team of heroes and level them up while customizing their various abilities. As you take out the enemy armies, loot will be rewarded to help build up your hero.


Fortnite released earlier this year officially and it blew up immensely. While the game has its standard sandbox survival mode, most may know the game best for the Battle Royale. Similar to PUBG, Fortnite Battle Royale pins several players against each other while constantly reducing the map size. The game is effectively over when only one player remains standing. Chances are this is game already installed on your console, but if not, this is one title you’ll want to give an honest shot.

Clicker Heroes

Clicker Heroes first launched as a mobile and browser-based video game. Described as a video game within the idle genre, players will essentially manage and make upgrades within the game in order to earn the in-game profit. For instance, Clicker Heroes will have players attacking monsters through the push of a button. After each monster dies, players will be rewarded with gold in order to purchase new characters who will also attack the monsters. Each upgrade and purchase will result in faster kills and better reward drops.

Phantom Dust

Phantom Dust is a release of a video game that originally launched back in 2004 for the original Xbox. The video game is a mix of action and strategy with digital collectible card game elements. This was a video game meant to help boost sales for the Xbox in Japanese markets and though the game didn’t become the massive hitter that Microsoft had originally hoped for, Phantom Dust saw a release for the box One platform.


Neverwinter is an MMORPG that has been around since 2013 for the PC platform. Now that the game has been ported over to console, new players can enjoy this Dungeons & Dragons-based video game. Again, much like DC Universe Online, Neverwinter is an MMORPG that puts players into a lengthy narrative filled with quests and leveling systems.


Often considered an Overwatch clone, Paladins is still a fantastic game. There are some slight differences between the two hero-based shooters, but you’ll still find that each hero in Paladins will have their own unique abilities that they can bring in to the fight. With that said, you can expect there to be some more emphasis on purchasing microtransactions, but it makes sense since the overall game is free to play.

Path of Exile

Path of Exile is an action RPG title that is often considered a clone of the Diablo series. The video game puts players into an exile who must live on a continent known as Wraeclast which houses other exiles for their various crimes. Much like Diablo, players will take on quests, fight off a variety of enemies, and lastly, gather new loot.

Pinball FX 3

Who doesn’t love a good game of pinball? The Pinball FX series has been around for years by development studio Zen Studios. Because each installment seems to do well we recommend checking out the latest release, Pinball FX 3. The game has free tables to play along with a scoreboard to compete against other players. Likewise, there are additional tables that can be purchased which will be themed around other IPs such as Back to the Future and Jaws.

Powerstar Golf

Powerstar Golf is not your typical realistic simulation video game. Instead, if you enjoyed franchises such as Hot Shots Golf or Mario Golf then you’ll want to give this game a download. This is a more relaxed cartoonish golf game that doesn’t toss in complex control schemes or gimmicks. Instead, you’ll get a roster full of characters with their own special moves, an easy to grasp gameplay mechanic and overall an enjoyable golf title.

APB Reloaded

APB Reloaded is a great open world third-person shooter that acts similar to Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row. Essentially, this is an on-going battle between Enforcers and Criminals filled with action-packed gameplay. While the game has been around for a number of years now, APB Reloaded is still well worth downloading today.


Roblox has been around for a number of years and it’s likely that you’re fully aware of the game by now. This is another title that is similar to Minecraft in which players can go wild with creativity. If you ever jumped on Minecraft servers before with the custom games, Roblox acts very much the same.  Players can jump into the virtual world and create worlds or game modes for others to enjoy.


After gaining attention as a minigame in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game released. This is a turn-based card game where two players will face against one another, similar to Hearthstone. The goal is to win two out of the three rounds by playing and collect various cards.

Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter is a free Bethesda Softworks video game title that is attached to the Fallout franchise. Unlike the typical Fallout video games, this title is more of a managing style video game. Players will take control of a standard vault and order the inhabitants to do various chores such as exploring the Wasteland for resources. As you earn enough money and resources, players can unlock new portions of the Vault to customize and ultimately grow the number of inhabitants.


Warframe is a cooperative third-person shooter set in the distant future. Players take the role of a Tenno, a member of an ancient race that was used for war between various factions. In a lot of ways, Warframe can be compared to Destiny with several quests, an emphasis on co-op gameplay along with customization of your character and weapons. The game originally launched in 2013 but there are still planned additions in the works.

Trove Heroes

Trove is a sandbox MMORPG that is a bit similar to titles like Minecraft. The game releases players into the world where they will create a character and its class that will alter the overall gameplay combat experience. Trove Heroes is an update to the video game which brings in an updated neon-like world to explore within.