Game of the Year 2018
The issue of time has been one that has diminished my capability to play and, in some cases enjoy, games to an increasing extent. A lack of free time to dedicate to gaming has not been helped by the release of many long and expansive games this year. Some of my favorite and most memorable gaming experiences of 2018 ended up being old games or remasters of old games like Bayonetta, Katamari Damacy or Lumines. There are also plenty of games from last year I’ve still not finished like Red Dead 2, or even managed to start playing like Battlefield V.
While 2018 yielded some truly impressive and enjoyable games, I’m not sure if any of these experiences are ones which I will remember for years to come. My list below features games which awed me in their presentation, story, style or gameplay, but none really matched all the materials needed to craft something like the gems we were able to play in 2017.
But let’s give making this list a try at least. Or actually, wait, here are some special mentions first.
Best Music: God of War
Runners-up: Donut County, Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Looking Game: Red Dead Redemption 2
Runners-up: God of War, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves
Best Audio Design: Red Dead Redemption 2
Runners-up: Into the Breach, Far Cry 5
Most Relaxing Game: Forza Horizon 4
Runners-up: Donut County, Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5
Best Value: Xbox Game Pass
Runners-up: Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 4
Best Multiplayer: Sea of Thieves
Runners-up: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Game My Girlfriend Found Most Interesting To Watch: Red Dead Redemption 2
Runners-up: The Banner Saga 3, Forza Horizon 4, Hitman 2, Donut County
Best Old Game: Bayonetta
Runners-up: Lumines, Katamari Damacy, Money Puzzle Exchanger
Game I want to spend more time with: Shadow of the Colossus
F1 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4