TFP's Top 10 Games of 2018
Well, if there's one thing no one can say about the year 2018, it's that nothing happened in it. Historians will look back on this from their desks, adorned with whatever alien technology and bio-slime food exists after mass extinctions and go "Yup. Things certainly did happen in 2018."
Even on a personal level, I got my first credits in video games, saw more of the total continental U.S. in one year than I had in the rest of my life combined, adopted an adorable kitten, and also played a whole bunch of games.
And that's just the positive stuff. If I had to list the negatives we'd be here for the next couple of hours. So instead, let's just get some preamble out of the way and then jump into the list proper, shall we?
- Finally: the year where I decide to stop doing the last two digits of the year is the number of games I put on the list. Not that I had trouble thinking of eight more games to slip on this list, moreso just that I was lazy and didn't want to write 18 descriptions. Had to stop sometime.
- Games that if I had played more of may have made an impact on this list, but also may not have: Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Vampyr, and Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Know that I enjoy all of these games, but just didn't get very far into any of them.
- Hitman 2. It's more Hitman. What else do you need.
- The award for "Most realistic depiction of a panic attack" goes to Celeste.
- I continue to play a weirdly high amount of Fire Emblem Heroes for some real inexplicable reasons.
- I can't come up with clever things for all of them, but know that the honorable mentions goes to the games listed above, as well as 428: Shibuya Scramble, Jurassic World Evolution, Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, Pokémon Let's Go, specifically the Nordlys campaign in Battlefield V, and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.
With that out of the way, the list!