The top 10 games of 2018
2019 has already come, so it’s time for us to share with you the top 10 games of 2018, as listed by GamesBeat
Echo is a stealth video game that takes place in a planetwide palace that creates echoes of the player, and teaches them the actions of the player.
9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The game follows the series’ traditional style of gameplay: controlling one of various characters, players must use differing attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of an arena. It features a wide variety of game modes, including a campaign for a single-player and multiplayer versus modes. Ultimate includes every playable character from previous Super Smash Bros. games—ranging from Nintendo’s mascots to characters from third-party franchises—and several newcomers.
8. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Deadfire is a direct sequel to Pillars of Eternity, taking place in the world of Eora. As with the first game, the player assumes the role of a “Watcher”, a character with the ability to look into other people’s souls and read their memories, as well as the ones of their past lives.
7. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
It stars a cast of robot characters called Astro Bots, first introduced in The Playroom, where they appeared as little robots that lived inside of the PlayStation 4 controller. The game sees the player completing platforming challenges in order to rescue Bots, who have been dispersed throughout the game’s world.
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure game. Played from a first or third-person perspective, the game is set in an open-world environment featuring a fictionalized version of the Western U.S. The game features both single-player and online multiplayer components.
5. God of War
It is a mythology-based action-adventure game. The story is about Kratos, a Spartan warrior tricked into killing his wife and daughter by his former master, the Greek God of War Ares. Kratos seeks to rid himself of the nightmares by serving the other Olympian gods, but soon finds himself in confrontation with them due to their machinations. Years after the destruction of ancient Greece, Kratos ends up in ancient Norway with a young son named Atreus. The two journey throughout several realms to fulfill a promise to the boy’s recently deceased mother, inadvertently making enemies of the Norse gods.
4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
Βased on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, the game tells an original story about Spider-Man that is not tied to any other existing piece of media, and covers both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character. Critics called Spider-Man one of the best superhero games ever made, praising its gameplay, particularly the combat and web-swinging mechanics, graphics, narrative, characterization, and design of New York City, though felt it lacked innovation in its open world design.
It is a turn-based strategy, single/multiplayer game where the player assumes the role of a mercenary commander leading a team of powerful combat vehicles called battlemechs. The player is responsible for selecting each mech’s model, armor, pilot, armaments, and skills, and controls a team of four mechs (a ‘lance’) in combat. The world of BattleTech is dominated by powerful noble houses locked in a devastating war, and the player selects one or more houses to serve.
2. Dead Cells
The player takes the role of a body of cells that take control of a corpse in a dungeon, through which they must fight their way out. The player gains various weapons, treasure and other tools through exploration of the procedurally-generated levels to fight undead creatures within it. At times, the player may gain “cells”, a type of in-game currency that can be used to purchase permanent upgrades for the player if they reach the vendor between each level. If they fail to reach this vendor before dying, they lose all the cells they gained and must start again
Celeste is a platform game in which players control a girl named Madeline as she makes her way up a mountain while avoiding various deadly obstacles. Along with jumping and climbing up walls for a limited amount of time, Madeline has the ability to perform a mid-air dash in the eight cardinal and intercardinal directions. This move can only be performed once and must be replenished by either landing on the ground or hitting certain objects such as replenishing crystals (although the player is granted a second dash later on in the game). Throughout each level, the player will encounter additional mechanics, such as springs that launch the player or feathers that allow brief flight, and deadly objects such as spikes which kill Madeline (returning her to the start of the section).
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