2018 is an already been one of the best years for gaming, After 2017 it was really a challenge to have another year like that again but we were wrong. From Old Classics coming back from dead and newcomers rising above, we got it all. But what are the best games though? These are 10 highest rated games of 2018 according to Metacritic.
10. Pillars Of Eternity 2 (88)
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Versus Evil. It is the sequel to the 2015’s Pillars of Eternity, and was released for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS in May 2018, and for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later in 2018 The game was announced with the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Fig in January 2017, where the game reached its funding goal within a day.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is as close to the perfect RPG as one can get. The fantastic setting, grand story, exceptional writing and voice acting, engaging combat all coalesce into an exemplar of its kind. This is the game that sets the bar. This is the game that needs to be aspired to. – GameWatcher
Deadfire is bigger and better, and that’s something, considering how good the original adventure was. It keeps the core intact, but makes it feel fresh with new mechanics. – Vandal
9. Moonlighter (88)
Moonlighter is a game created by Digital Sun Games. Moonlighter is a rogue-like game about Will, a shopkeeper that has dreams of becoming a hero.. It was released on May 29, 2018.
This game is a beautiful experience from beginning to end and something that is not only unique but can be a fantastic introduction into the rogue-lite genre for those that have never ventured in or even those that felt the genre was maybe not for them. – XBLA Fans
Whereas normal Roguelites are content with the loop of combat and loot gathering, Moonlighter’s idea of selling gathered loot in your own shop is ingenious. – God is a Geek
8. Owlboy (89)
Owlboy is a platform-adventure video game created by independent developer D-Pad Studio. The game is notable for its long development cycle, which began in 2007, and was released in November 2016.
Owlboy is a breathtaking masterclass in platforming adventure. If you’re even the slightest fan of platforming games, you owe it to yourself to add Owlboy to your collection. – Playstation Universe
Owlboy is a delightful game full to bursting with character. Otus’ bittersweet tale is engrossing, the supporting cast is consistently charming, and there’s an admirable level of polish across the board. From its stunning visuals and soundtrack to its fun, responsive gameplay, Owlboy is rock solid from top to bottom. It took them 10 years, but D-Pad Studio has created one of the best 2D adventure titles in recent memory.
Owlboy is a fantastic adventure with enjoyable gameplay. – 3DJuegos
7. Into The Breach (89)
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Subset Games, consisting of Justin Ma and Matthew Davis. It is the studio’s second game, following FTL: Faster Than Light. It features writing by Chris Avellone and music composed by Ben Prunty. It was initially released for Microsoft Windowson February 27, 2018, with macOS and Linux versions planned.
One of the best strategy games on the market, bringing a unique sense of fun to the genre. A must-play title. – God is a Geek
Into the breach is a shiny little gem of an indie game, with an almost perfect gameplay, a huge level of customisation and an endless replayability. In just a few days it has become one of the most addictive gaming drugs ever. – SpazioGames
Into the Breach is a small miracle: complex, challenging, comprehensive and a lot of fun, so exactly what you desire from a strategy game. Not every session is as much fun as the next, though, and it could use a bit more narrative, but these are very, almost petty, gripes. – Power Unlimited
6. Monster Hunter World (90)
Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part of the Monster Hunter series, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018, with a Microsoft Windows version being scheduled later in the year. In the game, the player takes the role of a Hunter, tasked to hunt down and either kill or trap monsters that roam in one of several environmental spaces
Monster Hunter: World scratches the itch for complexity, both in hunt for rare gear and skill with its weapons, but this time it’s a game that no one should be intimidated to get into. – Polygon
I can’t recommend Monster Hunter: World enough to anyone who’s after possible GOTY games. It’s not just the best Monster Hunter game to date, I’m pretty sure it’s one of the best titles of the year, and that’s a big achievement for CAPCOM and this particular franchise mostly known in Japan. – Softpedia
5. Celeste (91)
Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. The game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and later expanded into a full release. Celeste was released in January 2018 on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, and Linux.
The greatest triumph of Celeste is that its best-in-class jumping and dashing is blended beautifully with an important and sincere story and an incredible soundtrack that make it a genuinely emotional game, even when your feet are planted firmly on the ground. – IGN
Celeste is an beautiful, optimistic game about how triumph can outweigh any number of failures. It’s about reconciling your pain, frustrations and defeats. It’s about getting better, in every sense. – IBTimes UK
4. Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4) (91)
Shadow of the Colossus is an action-adventure game developed by Bluepoint Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It is a remake of the original game for the PlayStation 2 using ultra-high definition art assets. The remake was led by Bluepoint, who developed the earlier PlayStation 3 remaster, with assistance from SIE Japan Studio. The developers remade all the game’s assets from the ground up, but the game retains the same gameplay from the original title aside from the introduction of a new control scheme.
Shadow of the Colossus is a veritable masterpiece from top to bottom and will surely be remembered as one of the greatest games ever made. – GameCrate
A timeless masterpiece that has gotten the respect and love it deserves in this new version. – Gamer.no
The concept of Shadow of the Colossus is unique and full of charm. The remastered version on PS4 is remarkable, which means it is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to try it, no matter whether you are an existing fan or a new player. However, Fumito Ueda’s works are always a little bit cult, so it is also understandable if you may not get into this game. – Gamersky
3. Bayonetta 2 (92)
Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack ‘n’ slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Wii U and Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to the 2009 game Bayonetta, and was directed by Yusuke Hashimoto and produced by Atsushi Inaba and Nintendo’s Hitoshi Yamagami, under supervision by series creator Hideki Kamiya.
Bayonetta 2 is Action video gaming perfected. The game is simply great, with amazing set pieces and a crazy story, but the real highlight of the game is the combat that simply thrives on letting the player figure out the best ways to tackle a fight without holding your hand. With the extra modes and the added bonus of the first game, there is no getting around it – this game is a masterpiece and a must have on the Switch. – Vgames
Its predecessor still stands as one of the finest games of its genre. To have surpassed that with Bayonetta 2, and to have created a game that will be remembered as an absolute classic, is nothing short of astonishing. – GameSpot
2. Hollow Knight (93)
Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux in April 2017. A port for the Nintendo Switch was released during E3 on 12 June 2018. Development was partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising over A$57,000 by the end of 2014.
Hollow Knight’s cryptic lore doled out in pieces leads me to believe I saved Hollownest in my ending, but an after-credits screen shows a 73% completion in 27 hours of play. I may have finished, but I’m far from done. I still have tons of upgrades, optional bosses, a true ending and a mantis to overcome. And I’m itching to jump back in. – NintendoWorldReport
1. God Of War (94)
God of War is an action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Released on April 20, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console, it is the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010’s God of War III. Unlike previous games, which were loosely based on Greek mythology, this game is loosely based on Norse mythology
From its renewed focus on storytelling, to its stunningly gorgeous world and incredibly satisfying combat, God of War is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that sets a new bar for what can be accomplished in the world of AAA games. – We Got This Covered
Perhaps most importantly, I didn’t know how much more ground could be covered with Kratos as a character. The new Nordic mythology obviously gives Sony Santa Monica plenty of new material to play with, but it’s the new Kratos that’s responsible for the game’s most striking evolution…God of War grew up, and the result is the best entry in the series. – Giant Bomb
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