Best Video Games of 2018


The Top Ten

1 God of War

Screw Fortnite, this is the real deal. - psiddy42

Screw all the games here, This and Spiderman are some of the best games - B1ueNew

I just finished playing it, and it has the potential to make my #1 game of the year on my remix. This is a monstrous and action-packed game with and fantastic story and some of the most incredible combat sequences I've witnessed. - Mcgillacuddy

Extremely great story, great soundtrack, and overall pretty enjoyable

God of war is a masterpiece

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2 Red Dead Redemption 2

3 days into playing this game and I can't stress any further how groundbreaking it is. The amount of pinpoint detail put into it, the gripping story, the insanely massive and vast beautiful open world to explore, and the bloody action are just few of what make Red Dead Redemption 2 not just good, but one of the greatest video games I've played, and I'm only 3 days in. Who knows what other amazing things I could find on my exploration of this world? Rockstar Games proves once again that they can't be outmatched nor will they ever be.

If you want further convincing to buy this game immediately, they actually outdid Grand Theft Auto V with this. - Mcgillacuddy

This game is easily the best of the year, and I don't know why it isn't first place. Honestly, it is the most anticipated, at the least, and it has been worked on and refined for nine years, the graphics are incredible, the attention to detail is incredible, honestly, the AI are the best I've ever seen, ever. Easily should be number one on this list.

Only 4 days left to release! I bet this game start a large revolution in gaming industry! Still not released but easily I can say it become one of the the best games of the history

I'm most likely getting this for Christmas. - B1ueNew

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3 Marvel's Spider-Man

Top 5? Yes indeed it deserves to be this high, but red dead 2 and smash aren't out yet, at least I'm voting for a game that is out - B1ueNew

Finally taking Spider-man back to his roots. The only thing better than this game for Spider-man is the Spectacular Spider-man. Either way this game is brilliant


This game releases months from now, it could be complete trash for all you know! - Chucklebunny

Love this game

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4 Far Cry 5

This game is way better than Fortnite, everyone should know that. YOU CAN TAME ANIMALS.

Hey. Whoever said, YOU CAN TAME ANIMALS. By the way you can do that in Minecraft. MINECRAFT! - KingColeB

Remains to be quite similar to two of its predecessors, but its heart still doesn't lose steam as this series remains to be a good time for fans and first-timers, especially in online co-op. - Mcgillacuddy

Great story mode game. Awesome graphics and characters. Always been a unique franchise like none other. - LargeMd

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5 Super Smash Bros for Switch

This guy that made this list obviously deleted this game off the list and changed the name of this game to something else to make it so only PlayStation games are in the top of the list

The person who makes the list can't delete items if it's a community-based list. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Where did the super smash bros ultimate at number 2 go?

This is the best the other ones are for baby butt heads.

This game isn't even out yet to public and it's already in the top 5. Impressive

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6 Detroit: Become Human

Finishing the game I can truly say that this is among one of my most favorite games of all time. It's unique, charming, emotional, and diverse. The characters each have a certain tone to their storylines and playing with them will get you to grow with at least one character. If you finish with one bad ending it can hit you in the feels pretty hard (as I did with Kara) and finishing the game leaves you wanting more. The most interesting thing about the game is that each choice you make leads you to a different path and gives the game a significant amount of replay value for a single player game. It may have its minor plotholes, but it dosen't stop it from being the masterpiece it is. Very good game from Quantic Dream. The effort wasn't wasted and those years of development were worth it.

I finished the game and it was one of the most unique gaming experiences I've ever had. The characters, the story, the emotions, the choices, flowcharts and everything else in it dragged me into the game. I grew with the characters a lot and boy, just one bad ending from one character can hit you hard.

Every single choice you made leads to a different path. Even the smallest details will be affected. Powerful message, great story and such loveable characters. 11/10 would recommend


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7 Dragon Ball FighterZ

For one who loves the Dragon Ball series and has played nearly every of its games, this one stands out as exceptional. Screw God of War and (especially) screw Fortnite, this game is the game of the year. A beautiful art style, fast-paced gameplay, a balanced roster, simple yet strategic gameplay and a actually great story mode. This is everything you could wish for in a fighting game, plus its Dragon Ball! Is there anything bad that's come out of the series (apart from the Golden Frieza saga and Gotenks.)

The year has just begun so I'll vote for something that actually has come out. This game is marvelous, one of the best dragon ball games and actually one of the fighting game I've ever played. The story is something new with correct tone coming from the anime. Gameplay is fantastic and battles seem exactly lile the anime. The art design and graphics are marvelous and you get invested. Gameplay is easy to learn and also the process is very fast. There are many of options or playable modes to get invested. Every single character is fantastic (yes, even yamcha) and everything is balanced. My only problem with that is that the character rosted is very disappointing (in my opinion). Another problem is that other characters and music will be paid dlc! That's abussive actually and it makes me think that in the future for 60 bucks we will only have the right to acess to a game but that the menu, the music, the dialogues and practically everything will have to paid separately. Nevertheless ...more - Ale99

It's Dragon ball, there's not much to say...the mechanics are excellent, gameplay is easy for newcomers, graphics were perfectly molded to the game, it's like watching an episode.
Finally a Dragon Ball fighting game that worth every penny.

If I get an xbox one, this game will be the one I'm hunting for!

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8 Kirby Star Allies

I finally got a Kirby game and this was my first one! I was absolutely blown away by the graphics compared to other Kirby games I've seen people play. They brought back the helper system, which I liked. So yeah I haven't finished it yet but I already love it! - Ravenfang

Kirby is one of my favorite video game characters of all time. This game is very fun and not so competitive like Fortnite - KingSlayer93316

This game is so excellent. Excellent story, excellent visuals, game play was good. Why is this game so underrated? It's really good and way better than a stupid game called Fortnite.


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9 A Way Out

The whole idea of a two player game where you can see the other person's screen was amazing in itself. The game's storyline far surpassed most game's I've seen this year. The ending messed with me more than most other games, only surpassed by The Last Of Us. I was fully in crying two different times during the ending.

Spoilers Ahead: When Vincent still grabbed Leo's hand when he was dying, though they were fighting just moments earlier, I was tearing up. But when Alex screamed "Mom", the tears came.
If you choose to kill Vincent, when Vincent hands Leo the letter, I almost cried. But when Leo rings the doorbell and drops off the letter and Carol reads it, I started crying. - SamiBoggs

This is by far the best game of 2018, the story is so touching, I love the idea of bringing a 2 player campaign which makes this game very iconic, and "Spoiler alert" when Leo dies if you choose leo dying, the part where Alex confused about what's happening and screaming "Mom" makes my cry a lot, in my opinion 9.5/10

From what I've played so far, I find it a fun, good game in general that is further improved by the stupid stuff tat you can do throughout. - kempokid

Its must be 2nd - baynaa

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10 Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4

It's a bit similar to its previous game as far as gameplay but somehow I still got hooked to it. Maybe it's the new setting which is full of life and beauty and, in my opinion, looks even more gorgeous than FH3, especially considering the seasonal change. Also with its vast amount of cars to choose from and their customization options, this game definitely is a shoo-in for my top 10 games of the year. A must-play for any racing gamer. - Mcgillacuddy

Haven't seen anything aside from the trailer and the demo, but this is already shaping up to be the greatest open-world racing game of all time

Hell yeah, I'm stoked - Gypsy

I love Forza and this game is awesome especially on xbox one x - HaloFanboy

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The Newcomers

? Deltarune

This game gave me the Undertale nostalgia rush that I've been waiting for, but also different enough compared to the original game so that I don't get the feeling of "I already played this before, so why was this necessary? ".
The game's still in early development and we only have the first chapter so far, but chapter one alone had a lot more than I initially expected. I kept having this feeling of worry that the chapter would end too soon and that I'd be left with nothing to enjoy, but when it did end, I realized how much had been put into this chapter, and that it really didn't feel like I was just playing a demo, but a full game. Especially compared to Undertale's original demo, which was just the Ruins and that was it.
I'm so excited to see the full release of this game, whether it gets released chapter-by-chapter every few years or the full release forever from now, I hope it's just as exciting as this first chapter.

Its great. I've seen the gameplay and its just amazing. Different type of sequel than expected, but still amazing!

Nice game with a killer soundtrack.

Its not good - Hummingbirdf

? Soulcalibur VI

This one looks good as well. - B1ueNew

The Contenders

11 Fallout 76 Fallout 76

With a lack of people in the world, and a real sense of fresh and new, Fallout 76 delivers. It gives you that sense of an uncultured world, one freshly devoid of people.

It is your job, and the job of the others in your vault, to recolonize the world.
But what you have to remember here is that the brotherhood of steel is still only 25 years old.

I'm seeing a major downfall for this game already. It doesn't really need a multiplayer experience. I mean, being able to play Fallout with your friends seems cool on paper, but it doesn't seem implemented correctly.

Looking forward to this! All the Fallout games are good.

This game ggod

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12 Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Looking forward to this

I love Spyro and his comeback will be amazing! This game has so much atmosphere and pure fun combined with smooth and stunning graphics, this time. It's not boring with all these tecnical aspects that ruin modern games, in my opinion. As a Spyro fan, this is a love letter for all the platformers fans and all the gamers in general. Enjoy if you can!

Another month to go!

Muh childhood, Great that a younger generation can play this gem of a gem collector dragon.

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13 Celeste

One of the greatest games I've ever played. Beautiful soundtrack, precise controls, crystal clear graphics, and a touching story.

It should be number 1 it's the best game of 2018, the story is such a masterpiece, plus it has the best soundtrack I've heard in years

Probably the best indie game I've ever played.

One of my favourite games EVER. amazing soundtrack, emotional story and perfect level design makes this the greatest game of 2018

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14 Mega Man 11

Coincidentally it's rank 11 on this list!

(When I first stumbled upon this) - SachiyoHasegawa

The little Blue Bomber is back. - Drawbox

It looks like a cool game. - B1ueNew

Finally a new Mega Man game that isn’t shovelware - hugh201

15 Sonic Mania Plus

Thank GOD this game was rereleased, so I can gush all over this game. It looks beautiful, even though it uses sprites, it's fast paced, takes the best parts of previous games and throws out the negatives, bosses are actually quite good, plenty of replay, and unlike a certain BR game that came out in 2017, stuff actually happens!

Any Sonic game is automatically the best game of the year. And I don't care what people say about Sonic Forces, that was the first Sonic game I actually played and its AWESOME! Sonic Mania is the second Sonic game I played and I absolutely LOVED IT SO MUCH! - ShadowDaHedgehog

"Any Sonic game" my ass. Not saying that I hate Sonic. I actually love him but this series has had a myriad of bad releases. You seriously can't tell me that Sonic 06 was good - Mcgillacuddy

This would've been the game I voted for, but it is more of a 2017 game to me. All the zones are fun, encore mode plays nicely, Ray and Mighty fit in well and are fun to play as, and the 1.04 patch has zone transitions that were missing in the original game! This game is perfect to me, I don't care what anyone else says. - MegaSceptile17

Duh,I would vote for this,I pretty much grew up playing Sonic games and this one is amazing.

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16 Monster Hunter: World

NEEDS TO BE VOTED MORE! This game has the best graphics, the monsters itself just create the entire excitement of the game. So many weapons and armor to choose from ( I prefer light b. gun). It has a realistic feel that just makes you feel as if you were in the game. This game had so much work and effort put in it. - RandomGenius

Wait only at 13 under fortnite witch isn't even a good game this is way better than anything fortnite has to offer - Dvafan2

PubG is better

Lol MHW should be in the top 3...

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17 Shadow of the Colossus
18 Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Holy crap, this game's like Castlevania 3 on steroids. Seeing as I love that game, I've been having a blast with this one. If this is what we're getting as a sort of teaser, then I can't wait for Ritual of the Night. - Zach808

19 The Last of Us Part II The Last of Us Part II

Not confirmed for 2018. - Extractinator04

This is definitely not coming out this year, get it off of here. - MetalFoREVer1228

I hope it surpasses Fortnite and Super Smash bros ultimate. People have been waiting for this game for so damn long. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Hoping for this to be greater than the first one,even better!

20 Warioware Gold

In my opinion, this is probably the best game out of the whole WarioWare series. - FloppyMink

Played the demo and it's good! I want to play the full thing. - B1ueNew

This game is lower than Fortnite, Kirby Star Allies, Baldi, Lego games, and Mario Tennis?
Come on! This game is better than all of them! - Drawbox

DCfnaf, you there? - Not_A_Weeaboo

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21 Super Mario Party

So we are October 5 today and this game just came out, I didn't buy it but I know it brings back the same formula as the original Mario Party games, no cars, just real boards. Plus you can play mini-games online with other people!
Surely it's great and it should be in the top 15. - MaxPap

This series is more like a "lose your friends" simulator nowadays - Mcgillacuddy

I'm way more hyped for this than Smash - darthvadern

Super Mario Party is awesome!

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22 Doom Eternal Doom Eternal

This game most likely isn't coming out this year, so why is it here? - MetalFoREVer1228

Dominate the underworld with a really big gun

"i'm here to chew gum and kick ass"

"Badass game with a Badass character. Things that Fortnite doesn't have.

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23 Just Cause 4

Hopefully it's more like Just Cause 2 than Just Cause 3. Just Cause 4 has different biomes like Just Cause 2, and hopefully they'll get rid of the boring challenges required for equipment upgrades, and the ridiculous load times that were in Just Cause 3.

This game is really underrated. I have never played Just Cause 1 but I can say that Just Cause 2 is one of my favourite games of all time. Jc3 was great as well but it has a much worse map and less missions and stuff to explore. Just Cause 4 seems really good and it should have twice as big map as Jc2 & 3 which is amazing. I hope it's detailed too. The physics in this game are really fun and the story is not so important because this game is fun and never gets boring. Just cause 4 is going to be awesome and I'm sure about that. December 4, can't wait!

Not out yet, but the hype is real. - MrCoolC


24 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Copy of Castlevania: Symohony of the Night but 3D

25 WWE 2K19

And GOODBYE to ANYONE standing in John Cena's way!

The 2k showcase mode is finally coming back! - MrCoolC

Really good graphics

Is it Best know

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26 Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

This is a really cute, fun game.

27 Sea of Thieves

It is AWESOME you go around on your pirate boat and dig up treasure a

Most underrated game of all time. I'll remember this as one of the best games I've ever played.

This game is so fun but it is not for everyone and still has a lot of room for improvement. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and feel like I have gotten my money’s worth out of it but that is just for me. Make sure to play with at least one other person when you are playing because otherwise you aren’t getting the full experience of the game. Overall it is a very good game although does feel a little content empty sometimes.

28 Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I'm getting this one too. It's going to be my first Assassin's Creed game. - B1ueNew

Loving this game so far this would be my #1 game for 2018 - Xtreme01

Better than reignite and pub g once you get in to it

Its hella fun. bought it on release and haven't played anything else

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29 Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Beautifully designed, with an intrincate, tense atmosphere and fun and enthralling gameplay mechanics, this game will expand Lara Croft's story on a much more bigger, mature scale
Lara will be so badass after this game ends - Enmanu16

This should be much higher. - B1ueNew

30 Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered


Remastered game for PS4 and Xbox One that originally came out on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2014 around the same time as Assassin's Creed Unity for the former two. - POWERStarz2004

31 Blackroom
32 Mario Tennis Aces

This game is actually really good! Even though it is dedicated for multiplayer, it has a bunch of single player modes, the best being Adventure Mode. Move this game to number 2 because Fortnite is too stupid and overrated.

This actually looks like a real Mario sports game. Unlike Ultra Smash - Randomator

It's amazing, not the best mario switch game, but certainly close - darthvadern

This game is way better then Fortnite this is the stuff

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33 Metroid Prime 4

No way this comes out in 2018. - cringebinge

It keeps getting delayed so no it's not a 2018 game. - Extractinator04

Pretty sure its coming out 2020 - Himalayansalt

1. this game is gonna suck 2. it got delayed

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34 Metro: Exodus

The trailer looked amazing, hope the game is even better. - Not_A_Weeaboo

35 Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning

It's just your run of the mill horror game that gets really popular for some reason. - Extractinator04

School with meth

This game should have been better if its made for older audiences

Best PC game! Don't add me!

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36 Kingdom Hearts III

It's the best game in the world I can't wait till its released

Delayed - Dvafan2

37 Consortium: The Tower
38 Subnautica

Footnote is better than call of duty

It's EPIC! (Fortnite sucks! )

This needs to go up to the top 5 places this is one of best games I've ever played the graphics the gameplay it's just so good and what's even better It's an a survival game too so don't be an idot who's playing fortinite go to steam and buy this master piece fortinite just SUCKS don't waste your time on fortinite

39 Kingdom Come: Deliverance
40 Lego the Incredibles


41 Dark Souls: Remastered
42 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

This game SUCKS. Honestly it's just not good at all. Too much hits to kill. No single player campaign. And the zombies is just stupid. Should be lower on the list. - B1ueNew

I love this game this Multiplayer is awesome and this way better then some of the other games above it.


no. Dear god no. This isn't a Call of Duty game, let alone a Black Ops game. It's just a money-grab attempt to cash in on the Battle Royale craze. But here's the thing: once the battle royale mode dies down in popularity, don't be surprised to see sales of this game plummet. This franchise is dying, if not already dead, and only an actual game with an actually good campaign and non-pay to win multiplayer can save it. - troll999999999

its goood

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43 FIFA 19

Messi look great in this game

Messi looks beautiful

Best game ever after playing for the first time it got to addicting

Same crappy FIFA game over and over again - EvilEyedWarHawk

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44 Yoshi (Nintendo Switch)

It's delayed to 2019 and now known as Yoshi's Crafted World, I am so hyped for this, I loved Yoshi's Wooly World so much! And this looks like a worthy sequel to it! - darthvadern

At this point it could be called Yoshi's felt world - TealBoyxx

Delayed to 2019. - Extractinator04

45 NHL 19

I am Canadian! Does any other choice make sense? It is a high pace game...Can you keep up?

46 Ultimate Custom Night

Don't know, bros but roblox is for brats - Penguino

First Fortnite, then Roblox, now this. What has humanity gone into? - Not_A_Weeaboo

You can clearly tell this was written by some young children - Serpentofbisexuality

Better than fortnite

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47 Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

I don't think this was released in 2018, unless you're talking about the Switch version.

But seriously, I suggest someone puts this on "Best Video Games of 2014" - AlexImmortal420

NEw fUnkY m0DE - Alapisboy

48 Super Meat Boy Forever

Heck yeah! Meat Boy Forever! - Snackfan

Looks like crap. Who asked for an auto runner?

49 Gal*gun 2
50 State of Decay 2

This should be #1

Good game

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