Top 10 games of 2018

This has been an amazing year in games, and making a list of them in the correct order is probably harder this year than most recent years that I can think of. The top three for me would win if they had their own year prior to this, but at some point I had to choose. If this is the landscape we end 2018 in, I can't wait to see how 2019 shapes up to be.

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  • From the moment I started this game to over 20 hours later, I had a smile on my face while I fell in love with the story, world, and combat. God of War is a close to perfect game in my mind, and did so many things right for practically a re-imagining of a cliched character.

  • There are many things that Red Dead Redemption 2 did extremely well, and if this were any other year, this would hands down be a game of the year, however there are parts that dragged me a little and with having the rather mediocre multiplayer and some pacing issues here and there, it just didn't quite make the top.

  • The world in Odyssey and the characters are what brought this game to be one of, if not, the best Assassin's Creed game to date. The way the story is built into the world and the environments to a story that makes the side missions worth finding and doing, made me stick with it for well over 75 hours at this point, and going to dive into the DLC soon.

  • Similar formula, fantastic execution. Characters and world are done great, and a worthy time for any Far Cry fan.

  • Must. Keep. Assassinating. In. Ridiculous. Ways.

  • After all these years finally being able to play this series, Yakuza 2 easily steals a place in my heart as one of the most crazy stories I have personally seen in a game, and had an ending that made me immediately purchase Yakuza 3 so I can continue the story.

  • Always gonna be a Battlefield fan, however was rather disappointed in the awful War Stories mode, the only thing worth while is just the multiplayer, which is one of the best in the industry to this date, and I never have a bad time with it.

  • First time diving deep into one of these games, but the overall loop of what is expected of the player made me never want to play after doing what is considered the "Main" quest-line.

  • Best Spider-man story, yet un-enjoyable combat for most of the game as I felt no reason to move off of a move set that worked on all the enemies, and a huge lack in side content variety.

  • Granted I am not very far into this game, picking it up here and there throughout the year made me want to play way more of it.