Top Games of 2018

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top games of 2018, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Transference review

    Transference

    The challenge of Transference's puzzles tapers off, and there's little subtlety when it comes to certain themes, but great use of some grim audio make this a decent little horror game. The horrors within the virtual space of first-person psychological thriller... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 29.

    My Memory of Us review

    My Memory of Us

    A pleasant story about two best friends who refuse to be separated by a great evil, My Memory of Us is brought down by some awkward controls, but remains impossibly nice throughout. Bonds can form at the most volatile times. The little boy and girl in 2D... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 28.

    Kitty Powers' Love Life review

    Kitty Powers' Matchmaker

    Kitty Powers is back, and she's giving you a lot to grab onto. Love Life isn't paced quite as well as Matchmaker, but organising the entire relationship of a town full of couples is a great challenge. Kitty always leaves you wanting more.  In Love Life, as in real life, relationships only grow more complicated with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,iOS,PlayStation 4,Xbox One

  • 27.

    Fe review

    Fe

    Fe is all very lovely and (literally) harmonious, with fun layers of platforming. Coloured flowers and singing is a nice enough way to spend a rainy afternoon. If you liked the feel of Ori and the Blind Forest – not the way Ori actually... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,Nintendo Switch,PlayStation 4

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  • 26.

    The Thin Silence review

    The Thin Silence

    The Thin Silence has a satisfying, creative approach to puzzle solving, alongside a sad story told in equally sad snippets. Though you can reset puzzles and try again as often as you need, you might sometimes still be left at a loss. There are a lot of platformers in the world and with each new one developed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Quarantine Circular review

    Quarantine Circular

    Quarantine Circular, while lacking the same focus as Subsurface Circular, is another engaging untangling of science fiction concepts with interesting characters, and it leaves you waiting for the next instalment. After the surprise announcement and release of Subsurface Circular, which I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    Vampyr review

    Vampyr

    Vampyr serves delicious ladles of angst and drama with a hearty slice of excellent, morally grey choice system that will genuinely surprise you, all wrapped up in a wonderfully gloomy London. It's just a shame the combat turns a bit sour. There are many reasons to enjoy Vampyr, a prominent one being that it is so... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 23.

    Mario Tennis Aces review

    Mario Tennis Aces

    Mario Tennis Aces is a good tennis game let down by an Adventure Mode that often feels as though it's cheating you. Andy Murray and Steffi Graf are just finishing off their opponents.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 22.

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch) review

    Realm Royale

    While this Switch re-release doesn't add as much as some may hope, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is still a delight. In 2014 Nintendo took those Fez-like bonus stages that were included in the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

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  • 21.

    State of Mind review

    State of Mind

    The originality of its vision and the thrust of its narrative more than excuse some sci-fi clichés, and you’re left with a breezy adventure game which compels with its ideas, if not always with its play. All is not well in the world of Richard Nolan. He’s just been in a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC,Nintendo Switch

  • 20.

    Tanglewood review

    Tanglewood

    Tanglewood presents you with a beautiful world to platform and puzzle through, and delivers a potent rush of nostalgia, but it's merit is tied inseparably to its hardware, and risks gimmickry. It worked. I knew it would of course, but, cradling the package on the bus... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Guacamelee 2 review

    Guacamelee! 2

    While its impact isn't as great as the original, Guacamelee 2 is a reminder of how good combat and traversal can feel when married together as they are in this 2D platformer-cum-brawler. More respected than El Santo, and more influential than Mil... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4

  • 18.

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider review

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes the series’ formula and pushes it, polishing the platforming and bolstering its tombs, but the game’s power ebbs as the main quest is bloated with distraction, and the writing is still patchy and dull. Take an enduring penchant for panache, be it dressed for dinner in black or... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PlayStation 4,PC

  • 17.

    Stay review

    Stay

    Stay’s compelling lead character and gripping dialogue ensures you’ll want to see Quinn’s journey through to the end. It’s just a shame it spends a bit too much time testing your patience with irksome puzzles and some needless waffling. Stay reminds me of those many hours I spent hunched over my computer,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4,Nintendo Switch,PS Vita

  • 16.

    Dragon Ball FighterZ review

    Dragon Ball FighterZ

    More online testing to be done, but so far Dragon Ball FighterZ is indeed pretty... super [pause for riotous applause and laughter] Dragon Ball FighterZ received an almost baffling swell of immediate... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4,Nintendo Switch

  • 15.

    The Red Strings Club review

    The Red Strings Club

    A cyberpunk exploration of humanity, manipulation and getting tanked, The Red Strings club is lovely and melancholy and well worth a look. My anticipation for The Red Strings Club went from being aware it was coming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review

    Yakuza 6: Song of Life

    Fighting and exploring is more free than ever, and the story, while wanting in certain areas, introduces a few great characters. Some activities and side missions lack a punch, but how many games do you get to wear a giant orange on your head? Family binds us together. The ones we choose to call brother or sister don’t... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 13.

    Hollow Knight review

    Hollow Knight

    Dark and beautiful, you’ll come for Hollow Knight’s visual appeal, but you’ll stay for the challenge and responsive combat. It’s hard to remember when exactly the Metroidvania became so popular... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch,PC

  • 12.

    Octopath Traveler review

    Octopath Traveler

    Octopath Traveler is a deep, diverse, interesting, sometimes risque and sometimes funny JRPG that you should play. In many ways, Octopath Traveler is the JRPG I’ve been long dreaming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 11.

    Dead Cells review

    Dead Cells

    Dead Cells is, at times, constrained by the genres it so heavily draws from, but its vibrant pixel art, furious combat, and rigorous execution make for a winning formula all its own. The star of Dead Cells is a curious figure. He moves beautifully, like a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Nintendo Switch,PC

  • 10.

    Overcooked 2 review

    Overcooked 2

    It doesn't try and reinvent the wheel, but Overcooked 2 is still a fantastic and barmy co-op romp that will entertain you and a group of mates for hours on end. Overcooked 2 taught me an important lesson: Gordon Ramsay has it pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch,PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

  • 9.

    Spider-Man review

    Spider-Man (PS4)

    While some of the antiquated trappings of open world games from years gone-by are present, Spider-Man manages to remain a delight through great acting performances, a compelling story, terrific combat, and joyous swinging. The masses have never been more hungry for media involving those in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 8.

    FIFA 19 review

    FIFA 19

    FIFA 19 is the finest playing game in the series. The Journey may be after running its course, but the fluid representation of football, the added element of Dynamic Tactics, and the madness of the updated Kick Off mode are all wonderful. Tony Britten created magic in 1992 when he composed a three minute anthem... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Nintendo Switch

  • 7.

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey review

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a lot of things. It’s utterly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One

  • 6.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Despite the lack of a campaign and any tonal consistency, Black Ops 4 boasts a thrilling entry into the battle royale space. The Call of Duty campaign is a strange thing. What began as straight-laced... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PC,Xbox One

  • 5.

    Monster Hunter: World review

    Monster Hunter World

    This long standing series makes an outrageously good current gen debut. The size and scope of the environments, and the monsters in them, is awe inspiring, making Monster Hunter: World a true (lizard) king of games.  There will probably, whilst playing Monster Hunter: World, come a moment... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PlayStation 4,PC

  • 4.

    Celeste review

    Celeste

    The challenging platforming and touching narrative of Celeste shape a surprise hit. In each of us, there’s this thing that chips away at our optimism, our... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PC,Nintendo Switch,Xbox One

  • 3.

    Far Cry 5 review

    Far Cry 5

    In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun. A good villain must truly believe in what they’re doing;... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

  • 2.

    God of War review

    God of War (PS4)

    God of War achieves a very impressive balance between the epic and the mundane, between the ultra violent and the domestic. It's undoubtedly the coolest and most interesting God of War to date. The setting for God of War (2018 flavour), post Kratos' decimation of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 1.

    Forza Horizon 4 review

    Forza Horizon 4

    A beautiful Britain, an exuberant driving engine, and generosity of spirit make Forza Horizon 4 a masterclass. If Georges Bizet had gotten inside a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and thundered... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One