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

As a diehard Xbox fan, this year has been a landslide for PS4, this and Spiderman are their first really great exclusives, aside from TLOU, and are tempting me to dip my feet in the Sony waters.

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2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Way better than Fortnite - AliciaMae

Yes this is superior to fortnite and it hasn't even come out yet. How do I know this? Because Fortnite is riddled with 12 year old squeakers who masturbate to Ali-A.

Smash is filled with a fanbase complaining about a purple luigi clone that looks like hitler not being in the game - B1ueNew

Screw Fortnite I can't wait for the next smash game I played brawl and loved the story this is gonna be good for me this game is the reason I want a switch right now and mario tennis aces.

Your a fool if you think this isn't worthy of #1.

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3 Far Cry 5

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

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

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

2nd best in the far cry series in my opinion - Lucasbck36

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4 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

This game has a great storyline, it did a well job. Best Spider-Man game and best game of 2018. This should be number 1. - asantalo


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

Best Spidey game of all time. Anyone who says otherwise, take those nostalgia goggles off. Fantastic game, second only to GoW for GOTY. - MetalFoREVer1228

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5 Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption was a great video game. Let's hope that this game isn't disappointing. - 50

Hasn't come out yet, but when it does, its gonna break some records

Way better than fortnite and smash

I would usually get mad and say why isn’t it number 1 but since it’s not out yet I get it. Oh boy but once it’s out I have the feeling it’s gonna be number 1. I mean it’s the most hyped game though a year and already hasn’t more preorders on JUST the PS4 then GOW or Spider-Man has

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6 Fortnite

Fortnite shouldn’t even be on this list. It is highly overrated and is riddled with 12 year olds. These kids will send you death threats if you say anything bad about the game, and they will continuously bash PUBG despite not playing the game. The comments on this entry just shows how rabid these Fortnite fanboys are.

Edit: Thankfully God of War topped this generic game. However #2 is still too high. Bring it down to the bottom 20.

Edit 2: YES! Far Cry 5 surpassed Fortnite! Drag it down further!

Edit 3: Wow, 6th place. 14 more places to go. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Yes, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was announced, so there COULD be a 2018 game better than Fortnite. Or maybe there is NO SUCH thing as the "best game of 2018". Besides, Fortnite is a 2017 GAME, it became popular in 2018. - TheYoshiPyro64

Battle royale is so much fun, and its free, not much more to say

Fortnite is the bestI have one thing to ask all those 15% of people that voted this, what the heck is wrong with you? Fortnite is my 2nd least favorite video game of all-time. I cannot stand this horrid excuse for a game, the fanbase is terrible enough to make me hate the game itself too. School used to be bad for the homework, the popular girls, the annoying kids, but when Fortnite became popular in 2018, I just wanted to do NOTHING but LEAVE my school FOREVER! Fortnite is the main reason of torture, people try to get you to play this awful game, I had to unsubscribe SO MANY YouTubers when they upload Fortnite more than anything else. 2018 was when the game was POPULAR, it was released in 2017. To my heart, please remove this off the list!

Best game ever

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7 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

Simply awesome!

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8 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.

Probably better than Smash. - Extractinator04

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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 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

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.

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

Best game ever

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The Newcomers

? LEGO DC Super-Villains
? Warioware Gold

DCfnaf, you there? - Not_A_Weeaboo

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. - PageEmperor

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.

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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12 Mega Man 11

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

13 Fallout 76 Fallout 76

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

Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong (#1 on this list) - Narek009

I wish this was single player - Lucasbck36

My dad pre ordered this And he might get me one too, I’m really exited for this game - Narutomaster5000

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14 Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Looking forward to this

15 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"

Please bring in the BFG - hugh201

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16 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

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... - B1ueNew

The classic hedgehog is back, this time in a few new worlds! The trailer music sounded so nice. - IceFoxPlayz

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17 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

18 Shadow of the Colossus
19 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

Hell yeah, I'm stoked - Gypsy

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

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

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20 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

Its only so far downd in this list, because they don't know how to play it or have a really bad Pc

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21 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!

22 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Copy of Castlevania: Symohony of the Night but 3D

23 Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

This is a really cute, fun game.

24 Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
25 WWE 2K19

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

With AJ as champion a Daniel Bryan showcase with Velocity in pumped - hugh201

This game hasn’t released yet but a conference is held on 18 June for this game

Didn’t even come out yet, and it’s in the top 20 already - KingSlayer93316

There will be soon. Monday, June 18th is the cover reveal. Maybe early gaming footage will be out by then - KingSlayer93316

26 Sea of Thieves

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

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.

27 H1Z1

The original pubg now for free on ps4 - B1ueNew

28 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.

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


29 Metro: Exodus

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

30 Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered


31 Lego the Incredibles


32 Blackroom
33 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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

This is my opinion (Don't murder me) but I am buying this for the zombies and some of the battle royale - Wolfenstein_Follower


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

Basically pubg, but FPS only. - MrCoolC

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34 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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35 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.

It's not even out yet lol

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

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36 Super Mario Party

The only R E A L mario party game in this year

37 Kirby: Battle Royale
38 Kingdom Hearts III

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

Delayed - Dvafan2

39 Consortium: The Tower
40 Nintendo Labo
41 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

42 Kingdom Come: Deliverance
43 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

This game makes me think of eternal algebra class withfour - xXbfdi_bhabieXx

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44 Yoshi (Nintendo Switch)

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

Delayed to 2019. - Extractinator04

45 Super Smash Bros for Switch

No waluigi = not a good game - Dvafan2

No Bluster Kong = NOT A GOOD GAME - DapperPickle

This didn’t come out yet, but I can guarantee that it will be better than Fortnite - KingSlayer93316

I love your videogame with fighting.Ireally love adventure mode.I play this at my neighbors house.

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46 Dark Souls: Remastered
47 Ultimate Custom Night

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

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

THE best fnaf game there is

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48 State of Decay 2

This should be #1

Good game

49 FIFA 19

Messi look great in this game

Messi looks beautiful

Wasn’t Messi already featured in a FIFA game in the past? - Not_A_Weeaboo

50 Super Meat Boy Forever

Looks like crap. Who asked for an auto runner?

Heck yeah! Meat Boy Forever! - Snackfan

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