Top Video Games Across All Platforms To Play In 2018

2018 has come blessing gamers with an outflow of new top video games. Here are some top games across all platforms you should be playing this year. Feel free to let us know which of your favorite games needs to be added and which to take off the list.

8. Celeste

  • Developers: Matt Makes Games
  • Publishers: Matt Makes Games
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac OS, and Linux

Celeste was released on the 25th of January 2018 by Canadian video game developers. Reports have it that the game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and it was later expanded into a full release. We have to give kudos to the entire team that worked on this game as they did a good job in the creation process.

The story behind the game is one of a young woman named Madeline and her attempts to climb the titular Celeste Mountain. The Celeste Mountain is a fictional mountain in western Canada which possesses the power to manifest one’s inner turbulence and “true self” into reality. In her trials and attempts to climb the mountain, she encounters several other characters. Some of the characters she encounters are Theo, an aspiring photographer from Seattle who came to the mountain to take pictures and Mr. Oshiro, the ghost of the concierge of an abandoned hotel on the mountain.

She also meets a hostile other Madeline that has been given form by the mountain. Madeline suffers from depression and panic attacks, and as she climbs the mountain, she is forced to face and overcome her inner demons in addition to the trials that the mountain provides. It’s an interesting game especially for people who like adventure and games that are challenging.

Rating

This game has received ratings from reputable platforms like Steam and Polygon with a 10/10 and 8/10 score respectively.

Pros

  • It’s sweet and creative platforming
  • The game story also touches on universal human truths
  • It Generously assists tools for adapting to the difficulty

Cons

  • The game has a few lines of dialogue that show up in a bad and annoying way.
  • Mountain’s backstory is played up at first, but it wasn’t really addressed.

7. Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • Developers: Arc System Works
  • Publishers: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

This is another popular game. DRAGON BALL FighterZ maximizes high-end Anime graphics and it brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay.

Rating:

It had an impressive rating from some respectable platforms:

85%·Metacritic, 8.5/10·Polygon, 83%·PC Gamer, and 9/10·TrustedReviews.

Its pros and cons are:

Pros

  • Small, but nice touch of seeing all squad members in the intro. Which is different because some intros don’t have it.
  • The dragon rush changes help make combos less automated by not continuing the string during a combo. This was something that deeply bothered me and I’m glad it was addressed

Cons

  • Supers scale are way too hard. It gets to a point that you can’t even bother using them. It’s a good things they toned the damage, but it was a little too much.
  • Small gripe, but the in comings after a character is KO’d need to be skippable. They are nice to look at the first few times but later on, they just slow the momentum down.

6. Monster Hunter: World

  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

Monster Hunter: World was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018, with a Microsoft Windows version being scheduled later in the year.

Easily known as the most accessible game in the Monster Hunter franchise, it runs you through its basic machinations. Like how to track down monsters or properly upgrade your weapons, it offers enough direction to send off even the newest players on a big dino-monster slaying adventure. It helps you figure out your combat style and quest strategy sometimes with friends as it’s just part of the fun.

Ratings:

Polygon- 9/10, Trusted Reviews- 10/10, Game Rant- 5/5 and 9.5/10 from ign.com

It’s pros and cons are:

Pros

  •  There are lots of monsters to hunt with each one adding a new challenge.
  • It’s Beautiful seamless open-world fills the gamer with detail and variation when playing.
  • It has a nice sense of progression and a rewarding gameplay.
  • The gameplay system is full of depth and helps to create excellent game immersion.
  • Great weapons with tons of variety to hunt monsters with.
  • Challenging intense battles with a fair combat system.

Cons

  •   Can be very challenging if underprepared for battle
  • A number of awkward menus that could have been better designed
  • Hunting for rare parts may become repetitive for some gamers.

5. Warhammer: Vermintide 2

  • Developers: FatShark
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

Released on the 8th of March 2018. Vermintide 2 was first made available to PC then Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.  The game is a first-person role play. It was developed as a sequel to the 2015’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide.

It’s a Strategy, Real-Time, and Tactics game, with its 2015 version that isolated the Warhammer license and threw it into a Left 4 Dead cesspool that surprisingly worked. Its direct sequel is more of the same but much like L4D2, it turns the dial all the way up while laughing in your face. It’s a whole lot of punishing fun, forcing you to be a team as you engage in claustrophobic combat sequences with hordes of ogres, bile trolls, and hookrats. Throw in a few visual phenomenon’s and a loot box loop that doesn’t suck, and it’s clear: Vermintide 2 is out for blood.

Ratings

  • 80% by PC Gamer
  • 8/10 by IGN

4. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS in May 2018, then Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later in 2018.

Released on the 3rd of April 2018, Obsidian Entertainment has been known as one of the best sources for deep and intelligent RPGs in the gaming world. With Pillars of Eternity, they have returned to the glory days of the isometric RPG experience and delivered one of the best genre experiences in recent memory. They are back to improve upon their considerable previous efforts.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, showed that Obsidian is ready to fix the few design flaws that prevented Pillars of Eternity from being everything that it could be. Its controls will be smoother, its story will deeper, and its world will be a rich and lively tapestry of cultures and personalities. Reports have it that this may be the first time that Obsidian has had to develop a sequel to one of their own games, and the studio knows exactly what they want to accomplish with this title.

3. FAR CRY 5

  • Developers: Ubisoft
  • Publishers: Ubisoft
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

Released on the 27th of March 2018. It’s a no-brainer that this game is the best so far this year.

Mind you it’s not a game for people kids or people who have issues with Blood and Gore, Use of Drugs and Alcohol, Sexual Themes, Intense Violence, and Strong Language. It’s a shooter by genre and it can be played by multiple people.

Ratings

With reviews of 6/10 from Digital Trends, 8/10 from Trusted Reviews, 4/5 from Stuff, and 81%from Metacritic.

It’s pros and cons are:

Pros

  • There are four great villains, and they have their own style.
  • It is more immersive and organic than previous Far Cries
  • Brilliant specialists and animal allies

Cons

  • Sometimes sticks too closely to old Far Cry templates
  • Loses pace when the Seeds aren’t around

2. A Way Out

  • Developers: Hazelight Studios
  • Publishers: Electronic Arts
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

From its title you can guess a thing or few about the gameplay and plot. A Way Out is an action-adventure game. It is the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares after Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The was initially released on the 23rd of March 2018. A Way Out was developed by Hazelight Studios directed by Josef Fares. The Engine was made by Unreal Engine and it was published by Electronic Arts.

The game talks about two characters Vincent and Leo whom are prison mates and have separate background stories but must work together to break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities.

We can say that the game is specifically designed for split-screen cooperative multiplayer, which in other areas mean that it must be played with another player either locally or online. In the game, players control Leo and Vincent and must go through some tests and stages on the other hand their back stories are played as the game progresses, giving gamers that real feel and understanding of the game. When playing gamers really need to cooperate with each other in order to progress, and each scenario or tasks should be approached differently, with both characters taking different roles. ( Just when we thought GTA was the bomb)

Rating

4.5/5 by Microsoft, 79% by Metacritic, and 64% by PC Gamer.

pros:

  • It’s idea of a cooperative multiplayer is a very cool one.
  • It is a pleasant gaming experience

Cons

  • The stories don’t match in any way.

1. METAL GEAR SURVIVE

  • Developers: Konami
  • Publishers: Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

This is the first Metal Gear game to be developed after the series’ creator Hideo Kojima’s parted ways with Konami late 2015. It was initially released on the 20th of February 2018. The game follows the evacuation of Big Boss and Kazuhira Miller from besieged Mother Base at the end of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, soldiers of Big Boss’ Militaries Sans Frontiers are transported to a world full of hostile zombie-like entities. With little resources left to survive, survivors must work together to quell the otherworldly threat and find a way back home.

Rating

  • 5.5/10·Polygon
  • 6/10·Steam
  • 6.5/10·ign.com
  • 5/10·Trusted Reviews

Pros

  • It introduces a real test where surviving is genuinely tough
  • It’s Multiplayer feature makes things far more fun

Cons

  • Almost too bleak for its own good
  • Microtransactions border on the ridiculous
  • More of a slog than is necessary
  • Didn’t really need to be branded ‘Metal Gear’

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