A new year has started and that means another exciting 12 months of top-notch videogames releases are on their way.

You might have an Xbox One S, 4-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One. Either way, there will be something for you to get your teeth into in 2018 or beyond.

We've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the most, hopefully they'll be on your wish lists too. There are release dates where possible and a trailer for each, plus, we'll be updating the round-up throughout the year so come back wherever possible.

On with the show.

Release date: Spring 2018
Xbox One exclusive: Yes (also on Windows 10)
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
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Pushed back from a late 2017 release date, it's been a long wait for this Microsoft exclusive. But we can see why: the Xbox One X version will boast full 4K graphics running at 60fps, so there's surely been a lot of tuning going on to get that right. Plus actor Terry Crews plays the lead. Yep, Terry Crews - he's both hilarious and brilliant in that casting, as you can see from the trailer above.

Release date: 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
Publisher: Ubisoft
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It's been almost 15 years since the original game, so when Ubisoft pulled this one out of the bag at its E3 2017 pre-show conference it was one of those fuzzy stomach happy moments. The game's other-world setting - where multiple species communicate and interact - is quirky, cheeky and stunning. Think The Fifth Element in video game form and you're half way there.

Release date: 20 March 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
Publisher: Rare
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With more than a little pepper of Britishness - the trailer was voiced by Simon Pegg doing his try-hard Scottish accent - Sea of Thieves, a treasure hunting pirate game, produced by Rare, is one of those slightly out-there online games that's probably going to divide opinion. We played it in 2016 and loved it, however, because its co-op multiplayer brings a fresh approach to the usual hack and slash.

Release date: 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
Publisher: Ubisoft

If there's a game to starkly contrast the jovial pirates of Sea of Thieves (above) then, well, Ubisoft has hit the nail on the head with Skull & Bones. This multiplayer takes you to the seas where you'll need to use co-operative play to sink your competitors' ships and get the best loot possible. With Assassin's Creed: Black Flag already under its belt, Ubi is no stranger to the world of pirates - which gives us more than an inkling that this is going to be one very well received game indeed.

Release date: TBC
Xbox One exclusive: Yes (also on Windows 10)
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

The visual style of the original Ori was simply gorgeous, a trait which is carried forward into the sequel, The Will of the Wisps. Also: that owl, it makes us want to cry.

Release date: 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
Publisher: Deep Silver
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The follow-up to Metro: Last Light proves that we can't keep our gaming hands off the post-apocalyptic future. First shown at the E3 2017 Xbox pre-show conference, Metro: Exodus looks stunning - while ensuring its fair share of frightening scares too.

Release date: 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
Publisher: EA / BioWare

Perhaps the first "wow" game to be unveiled at E3 2017, the new IP from BioWare mixes robots and monsters together in a third-person mission-based adventure which looks like a mixing pot of Fallout 4, Titanfall 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect. And we mean that in a good way. Just watch the trailer and try to keep your jaw closed.

Release date: 2018
Xbox One exclusive: Yes (also on Windows 10)
Publisher: Undead Labs
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State of Decay has its work cut out more than ever, especially in the face of Sony's zombie onsluaght in its exclusive Days Gone and The Last of Us 2. But if you like open-world and the undead then it still looks like a top drawer title.

Release date: TBC
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
Publisher: Rebellion

With its lick of British charm, Strange Brigade introduces an "exotic safari" of forgotten lands in a way that only publisher Rebellion could deliver. It's tongue-in-cheek 1930s-style trailer shifts direction not long in, introducing a rosta of enemy types - from the undead to armoured minotaurs - which look like they'll ensure it's no picnic.

Release date: 27 March 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4
Publisher: Ubisoft
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After the more stripped back sticks 'n' stones Far Cry: Primal, the forthcoming outing in the series, Far Cry 5, looks to be a far more current political missile. Set in a fictional United States, the story follows a preacher whose rise to prominence is more gang-like in style than religious. Throw in the usual array of hunting, shooting, flying and general disarray and it looks to be a return form for the series.

Release date: 2018
Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4
Publisher: Rockstar/Take-Two

We already had an inkling Red Dead Redemption 2 was on the cards before the official reveal at the end of 2016. A slew of rumours about the game circulated in summer 2015 - specifically around E3 time. A map was leaked on NeoGaf, alleged to be a design guide. And Take-Two previously said that Red Dead Redemption was as important a franchise as GTA. Considering there have only been two games in the series so far, which originally came out in 2004 and 2010 respectively, we're certainly due another one.