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

This is the best - DankShaggy

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2 Red Dead Redemption 2

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. - 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.

Screw Fortnite, RDR2 is better

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3 Marvel's Spider-Man

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

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


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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

Nice game, but not the level of the top 3. - TriggerTrashKid

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5 Super Smash Bros for Switch

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

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

By the way, it is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But anyways it is one of the most overhyped games of 2018 and is really good. The character roster is very good and if you own a Nintendo Switch, it is a must-play. - TriggerTrashKid

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.

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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.

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.

I recommend this game, it is really cool. - TriggerTrashKid

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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.

2D mixed with 3D. And the characters of Dragon Ball. Stunning Visuals. And a great game. - TriggerTrashKid

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8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

This game is epic in the last one my favorite character was captain falcon(Falco punch sry)now favorite is cloud n' inkling with inkling amibo


9 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.

Awesome game! It was pretty cool and overall fun - Spongehouse

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10 Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4

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

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

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

Best car game invented

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The Contenders

11 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.

Awesome platformer. If it wasn't for the other Incredible games released this year, it probably would have been the Game Of The Year - TriggerTrashKid

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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!

I love Spyro!

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13 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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. - Cobby

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

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. - B1ueNew

Call Of Duty was a franchise I considered trash(except a few games). But this one stands out. - TriggerTrashKid

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14 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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15 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

Whoever said best graphics you should wait until you play every game - Ethan-metal1

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16 Mega Man 11

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

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

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17 Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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. - B1ueNew

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

10/10 Would sparta kick Persians again - ToddHoward

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18 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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19 Shadow of the Colossus

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. - TriggerTrashKid

20 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

21 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


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 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

It's 2019. - TriggerTrashKid

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24 Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

This is a really cute, fun game.

25 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

Wasn't awesome but, okayyy. - TriggerTrashKid

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26 Sea of Thieves

I disagree. This game is kind of a joke. All of the missions are repetitive and boring, and all of the unlocks and things you can buy are only for cosmetics. Aside from that, there's really nothing to do in this game aside from sailing around and picking fights with other randoms. And good luck trying to join a crew of randoms without immediately being sent to the brig. I used to call this game No Man's Sea, at least before No Man's Sky got its big update.

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.

Critics didn't like it,(according to what I have seen), but deserves to be an Xbox One exclusive,(which usually aren't that great, except Cuphead). - TriggerTrashKid

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27 WWE 2K19

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

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

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

Is it Best know

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28 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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29 Soulcalibur VI

This one looks good as well. - B1ueNew

Is that Geralt? - Not_A_Weeaboo

30 Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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. - TriggerTrashKid

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

31 Dark Souls: Remastered
32 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Copy of Castlevania: Symohony of the Night but 3D

33 Lego the Incredibles

I love The Incredibles too bad it took 14 years to get a sequel


Not good. - TriggerTrashKid

34 Metro: Exodus

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

35 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

Great, it was great. - TriggerTrashKid

NEw fUnkY m0DE - Alapisboy

36 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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37 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

Sorry guys, we will have to wait. - TriggerTrashKid

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38 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

Cash-grab horror game, enough said. - TriggerTrashKid

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39 Subnautica

Footnote is better than call of duty

It's EPIC! (Fortnite sucks! )

Why is everyone is these comments talking bout fortnite this game is amazing 10/10 would come again

Yeah I purchased the game yesterday for 29.9$. it was amazing and unbelievable.I have enjoyed a lot.

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40 FIFA 19

Messi look great in this game

Messi looks beautiful

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

Messi looks AMAZING

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41 Scribblenauts Showdown

Plasma Gun to OP
Activision Please Nerf


42 NHL 19

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

Hockey rules!

43 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

2019...Not a long wait though - TriggerTrashKid

44 Hitman 2

Come on, guys. This needs to go way higher then #49. It needs to go at least #47. - Carltheawesome

Great game - Cyclne

Come on, guys. This needs to go way higher then #49. It needs to go at least #47. - Carltheawesome

45 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.

10 chapters what

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46 Ultimate Custom Night

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

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

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


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47 LEGO DC Super-Villains

What's that below it? - TriggerTrashKid

48 Gal*gun 2
49 Super Meat Boy Forever

Heck yeah! Meat Boy Forever! - Snackfan

Looks like crap. Who asked for an auto runner?

50 Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered

Same one, just the so-called "Remastered". - TriggerTrashKid


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

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