The 10 Best Games of 2018…So Far
2017 seemed like an insurmountable year for video games, with huge hits like Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, however, the games of 2018 have shown that they are every bit a match and then some. Maybe that’s because in a year that strives to outmatch its predecessor there’s been no shortage of stellar games to play this year, including the likes of Far Cry 5, and God of War.
With so many titles vying for the top spot, it may be tough keeping track of the very best of 2018, especially if you’re trying to choose which ones to try for yourself. Don’t worry though because we’ve got something to make the entire process a whole lot easier! With the first half of the year in our rearview, here are the top 10 games of 2018 so far.
10) Into the Breach
More often than not strategy games are sucked into the abyss, never to be seen or heard from again. That is, unless they stand out significantly from the crowd, screaming at the top of their lungs that they are not to be ignored. Coming from the developers of FTL, Into the Breach is an indie turn-based strategy game that does exactly that, sucking you in from the start. Into the Breach proves it’s no ordinary turn-based strategy game and has even earned itself a solid score of 89 on Metacritic. If that doesn’t speak for itself, I’m not sure anything does.
9) Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
Originally released just over four years ago in February of 2014, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze has made its way to the Nintendo Switch. Let’s just say, while the Switch has faltered with a few game ports from previous systems, this time around the lineup is much stronger for it. Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze brings its stellar graphics to the Switch and takes advantage of the joy-con’s motion controls allowing for little question that this is one of the best 2D platforms the latest Nintendo console has to offer.
8) Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Obsidian Entertainment is back with a sequel to their 2015 hit Pillars of Eternity. While the original breathed new life into the cRPG genre, Pillars of Eternity II builds on its successes and provides a much larger experience for fans and newcomers alike. Our review says, “Pillars of Eternity II feels like a living, breathing, complex world. There are many layers to this game, with different people who have their own problems and motives. You can pick and choose where to get involved, or happily give dozens of hours of your life to speaking with all the colorful characters of Deadfire, finding every hidden area, picking up every abandoned cat, and completing every quest Obsidian’s latest triumph has to offer.” If this genre is your jam, don’t forget to put this gem on your must buy list.