Best Video Games of 2018

The Top Ten
1 Red Dead Redemption 2 Red Dead Redemption 2 Product Image

This game is INCREDIBLE. The huge (and I mean HUGE) open world is amazingly detailed, the random character encounters you can run into are interesting and almost never repeat, the stupendously amazing story, great character arcs, beautiful graphic, emotional moments, groundbreaking AI... I could go on forever. Not to mention the fact that you can choose how to play the game; you can be the evil outlaw, or the heroic outlaw. I cannot even begin to say how incredible this game is, you have to play it for yourself. Definitely game of the year material, and definitely one of the most influential games I've ever played.

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.

RDR 2 was amaziiinnngg. I'm not one for 100% completion when it comes to large open world games. I always just blitz the story and never play it again til like 2 years later and do the same thing again but with this game even after the story completed, I wanted to go and collect everything and do all the side missions just to experience those extra hours of this awesome world and meet new people( I played kinda in the middle of good and bad) but the way everyone reacted to you or the way the world and ecosystems reacted to you was just breathtaking. Game of the year easily FUCCCKKK FORTNITE!

words can't explain how much I love this game, the graphics are amazing, a really good story line and there's a lot of secrets hiding around the map.

2 God of War God of War Product Image

For now, this is the best game. I find it very overhyped, I don't ever see this game being a "10/10" everyone makes it out to be, I see it more as an 8/10 due to lame and repetitive frequent puzzles, can't skip cutscenes, pacing issues, it plays like a movie more than a game at times, average level design, copy pasta mini bosses, and some sections of the game last for way too long it becomes more annoying than fun(specifically the hovering boat section in Helheim) but never the less, it's the best game we've gotten this year so far. Spider Man or Red Dead Redemption 2 may be better, but time will tell.

I am an Xbox fan, but even I have to admit that Spider-Man PS4 and the new God of War are some of the best games I have EVER seen, and I haven't played them. That's impressive, especially when they are up against games like the Borderlands series, the Elder Scrolls series (Particularly Skyrim), and the Batman Arkham series. I got a PS4 for God of War and Spider-Man alone!

Such a good story, full of action, makes you love the characters, and so many chills and hype from the previous games! Overall, in my opinion, it is the best game of all the God of War series, and is close to being one of the best action games of our time. So good.

Also, why everyone voting for Fortnite? It is literally, as Southpark once said, a FREEMIUM GAME.

This game is by far one of the greatest I have ever seen. I am not voting for this because I am a PlayStation fanboy, but this really is the best of 2018. Games like Monster Hunter World, Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2 all are great, but this one deserves the top spot.

3 Marvel's Spider-Man Marvel's Spider-Man Product Image

I had a really fun time playing this game and I'm so glad it made top 5 with the likes of greats like red dead 2 and God of war. I loved everything about the game the boss battles were spectacular including the surprise villain ( which I'm not gonna spoil ). I loved the suits (especially the spider punk and vintage comic suit) I also really loved the story and DLC content. only problem I had was raging during Taskmasters challenges but that's really the only complaint, can't wait for the sequel and the other console games marvel has in store

Should be number one. I love all suits, ecspecially Spider Armour MK 2 and Velocity Spider-Man. Amazing storyline and bosses. MJ is great. So is Miles. Makes me have feelings for the characters. When they are sad, I am sad. When they are happy, I am happy.

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 is an awesome game. Come on, who doesn't want to swing around in New York fighting criminals. There are better games, but this deserves top 3.

4 Super Smash Bros for Switch Super Smash Bros for Switch Product Image

Amazing game. It has 74 fighters+ 6 DLC characters coming out soon, (joker from persona 5 is one of the DLC fighters! ) 103 stages,900+ music tracks and an ADVENTURE MODE! Anyways, the gameplay is super smooth and reminds me of Melee when playing with a GameCube controller. Also it is quite challenging. A level 3 CPU is equalivant to brawl's Level 7 CPU. But it's not so challenging that you'll get tired of the game and never play it again. Unlike spiderman, GOW and red dead this game has infinite replayability so you'll never get tired of it. I'm not asking for it to be number one. Smash is completely different from red dead and spiderman. Just play what you like and don't insult other people for their preferences.

It may have come out at the end but I enjoyed it the second I got it and still love it. It might be my favorite game it general I have a blast with online (though it costs money) I usually never get lag spikes and the adventure mode is fun to play when I am bored of online and the other modes. I also l really enjoy how each character has their own classic mode.

Solid Snake, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Pac Man, Ryu and Ken, Cloud Strife, Bayonetta, Simon and Richter Belmont, Joker, 4 Dragon Quest Heroes, Banjo Kazooie and two mysterious characters walk into a bar...

This game is so god dam beautiful. This is being posted before all the DLC has been announced, but so far this is the only game you can play as Mario and fight Link, Sonic the Hedgehog, Solid Snake, Ryu and Ken, Pac man, Mega Man, The Belmonts, Pikachu and now Joker from Persona 5! This is so epic!

5 Far Cry 5 Far Cry 5 Product Image

A great game for those who seeks games that test their button pressing skills, Far Cry games were always been my favourite. Although the story is kind of unrelatable to anything, it's still enjoyable game..!

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.

The Far Cry series has never failed to Amaze me, and this is the most complete with badass villain, cool combat system and all.

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

6 Detroit: Become Human Detroit: Become Human Product Image

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.

There are just so many different outcomes for your story, it just feels like every time you play you get a different outcome for your story which means you can just play this game over and over and you will still have different endings. The storyline is fantastic and it reflects on real (fighting for freedom, the terrifying future of artificial intelligence etc). The soundtrack is perfect and the game is just overall amazing. Why isn’t it 1st?

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.

One of a kind. Even with the painful exposition, the world building is great, the graphics are phenomenal, the choice feature is so impressive I nearly gained epilepsy after seeing the flowchart of a single scene, and the characters are so good. 11/10 would recommend.

7 Dragon Ball FighterZ Dragon Ball FighterZ Product Image

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

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.)

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.

This game feels like it was made for casuals, but then at the same time, you get stomped on if you are one. No reason for it to be the best.

8 Kirby Star Allies Kirby Star Allies Product Image

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!

Honestly gow was better but I voted for this game because of its unique charm and great level design, it also has a huge boost in graphics I also loved the idea of over 50 adorable kirby villins that are now his friends, and the helper system was a great idea to bring back, also the new spicy challenges were innovative 9.3/10

So far, I'd like to give a vote to kirby's perfect debut for the switch, sonic mania is my 2nd favorite sonic game, and I'm thinking about whether to vote for that when the plus version comes out. it makes me so SICK that Fortnite is #1 on the list.

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.

9 Spyro Reignited Trilogy Spyro Reignited Trilogy Product Image

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!

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

Looking forward to this

Another month to go!

10 Celeste Celeste Product Image

Such an amazing game. The gameplay is challenging, but still very fun and exiting. The story is incredibly well-written and beautiful. The pixel art is gorgeous and the soundtrack might be one of the best indie game soundtracks I've ever heard.

This game is art, beats fortnite anyday.

Good OST
Good writing
Hardcore gameplay
Art style is godlike.

More people need to play this, it's relatable and a blast no matter how many times you die.

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

Lol it's overrated; you can beat the game easily within seven hurs. It would be better if there was also a level editor and multiplayer.

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The Contenders
11 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.

Great on on Xbox One X but the steering wheel controls suck.
Better in windows 10 as the steering wheel controls kick A**.

This games is the best driving game of time this to be 1 it is absolutely amazing

Hasn't come out yet, so why is it on this list?

12 A Way Out A Way Out Product Image

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.

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.

WHAT? Lower than that overrated and crappy fortnite? NO WAY
A way out is a God damn masterpiece put it on number 2 instead

13 Monster Hunter: World Monster Hunter: World Product Image

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.

A very unique experience unlike many fps/rpg/racing/sims out on the market today. This game very much deserves a spot with some of the current triple-a titles.

Whoever said best graphics you should wait until you play every game

Vote guys vote, because this one deserves it.

14 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Assassin's Creed Odyssey Product Image

You don't know what an RPG game is like until you play this well structured game.

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

I love the new "setup" this game has rather than the past games.

A GOTY contender from the renowned franchise Assassin's Creed, 'enough said.

15 Mega Man 11 Mega Man 11 Product Image

This is the first game in the classic series with 2.5D graphics. I was hoping for ultra realistic blood and guts, and for mega man to pull out dr wilys intestines and play jump rope with them before murdering him, but unfortunately we didn't get that. Step up your game, capcom!
P.s. that ball guy is stupid

Haven't played much games that came out this year. However, this game was great. Would recommend. The Blue Bomber somehow remains good.

Coincidentally it's rank 11 on this list!

(When I first stumbled upon this)

All I know about Mega Man is that the second one for the NES sucked.

16 Super Mario Party Super Mario Party Product Image

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.

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

So glad they got rid of the car mechanic.

I'm way more hyped for this than Smash

17 Shadow of the Colossus Shadow of the Colossus Product Image

Awesome visuals and a great story. I liked it.
P.S. I know you might be thinking that my opinion doesn't affect anything but anyways, I should say this one was great game.

18 Sonic Mania Plus Sonic Mania Plus Product Image

Uhh, Sonic is dead at this point, they just made this just to make more money for 10 dollar dlc, and to make a physical copy, why is there a physical copy? , I mean I guess some people don't like using gift cards and having a digital game that they can't sell, but this game looks good, it's just that sonic died in 2006, then came back with good games in 2010, then died again in 2014, wouldn't be surprised if Sega dies and turns into dust like THQ and other game developers no one remembers did, Sega, I don't feel so good...

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!

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.

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!

"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

19 Warioware Gold Warioware Gold Product Image

This is by far the most underrated games of this year and one of this year and I will bet in several years time this will be considered one of the most underrated games ever. All the minigames are exciting, the coin system adds to the gameplay and you can still play the game tons of times after finishing the main story. It’s very good. If you’ve never played a game from this series, I reccomend starting with this one.

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!

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

DCfnaf, you there?

20 Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Product Image
21 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Product Image


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.

Well this was a surprise, wasn't it?

All this time I thought BO4 would be a complete dumpster fire since it felt like BO3 + Fortnite, I was wrong. The game is a big improvement over some of the other entries, but does it really deserve best game...? Not really, no. I'd say give it a try though, if you want.

So my opinion has changed on this game. I got it for Black Friday and honestly it was much better than I thought it was going to be. The zombies is the best part. They now added a difficulty level which is good.

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.

22 Just Cause 4 Just Cause 4 Product Image

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!

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.

Not out yet, but the hype is real.

23 WWE 2K19 WWE 2K19 Product Image

Same thing as last year but slightly updated graphics and more characters.

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

The 2k showcase mode is finally coming back!

Really good graphics

24 Shadow of the Tomb Raider Shadow of the Tomb Raider Product Image

Should be higher, 'cause it isn't the old Tomb Raider with weird bodily proportions. I am not judging the game on that though. It is an awesome game, story is superior to the predecessors and the graphics are great. Liked it and you should play this one.

This should be much higher.

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

25 Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Product Image

This is a really cute, fun game.

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