50 – Top 5 Video Games of 2018

January 2, 2019

Happy 50th episode to Ranked!

2018 was full of ups and downs in the world but if we could take one small bit of solace, at least video games were pretty awesome last year. Join Tuong La and Gaming Guru’s Angus MacDonald, Ethan Howieson, and Dan Foerster as they celebrate 2018’s year in gaming by ranking a Top 5 list!

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Ground Rules

  • Games must have come out in 2018
  • Games as a service that are ongoing do not count unless it came out in 2018 (Aka Fornite)
  • Re-releases/ports/remastered/ games don’t count unless some notable differences came out with it

Group Top 5

5. Dragon Ball Fighter Z

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

2. Marvel’s Spider-Man

1. God of War

Tuong’s Top 10 List (ordered and honorable mentions)

10. Monster Hunter: World

9. Dragon Ball FighterZ

8. Mario Tennis Aces

7. Overcooked 2

6. Dead Cells

5. Red Dead Redemption 2

4. Celeste

3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

2. Marvel’s Spider-Man

1.God of War

Honorable Mentions: Vermintide II, Donut County

Wish I played: Into the Breach, Tetris Effect, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Hitman 2

 

Angus’s List (ordered list)

5. Dead Cells

4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

3. God of War

2. Red Dead Redemption 2

1. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Honorable Mentions: Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter: World, Soul caliber 5, Magic the Gathering Arena

Dishonorable mention: Sea of Thieves

Ethan’s List (Ordered list)

5. Return of the Obra Dinn

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

3. Dead Cells

2. God of War

1.Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Honorable Mention: Into the Breach, Ashen

Dan’s List (ordered)

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

3. Marvel’s Spider-Man

2. God of War

1.Fallout 76

Honorable Mentions: Overcooked 2, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Moss

**SPECIAL GUEST LIST** Tyler Furness

1)God of War
2)Marvel’s Spiderman
3)Ni No Kuni 2
4)Red Dead Redemption
5)Visage

Special mention: Path of Exile: Betrayal

God of War is by far the game of the year. Every moment of that game was mind-blowing. The animations were on point, voice acting was solid, and the interchange between Kratos and Atreus was very well written. Walking around and exploring outside the main story mission led to interesting back
story and conversations between the two that just showed the depth of the story that Sony’s Santa Monica studio created. The game itself had me coming back for more, exploring all the areas I could and continuing to play past the game’s completion. With the recent addition of New Game+ it may
be time to pick it back up again and attempt my second run on the hardest difficulty!

Spiderman comes in for a close second. It was a very polished game that brought back a lot of nostalgia to playing the old Spiderman games. Webswinging was fluid and exactly what you wanted. You could swing around the town for ages and never get tired of it. Combat was good, and story/graphics
were really good. It just got a tad repetitive which took away from the enjoyment a bit.

Ni No Kuni 2 was an underrated RPG that released this year. It is not a direct follow up to the first one, but does have some continuations from
the first. They redid how combat is done, and it was a really smart decision. Combat is really well done, story is interesting, and flow of the game is
very nice.

While I haven’t played Red Dead Redemption personally, I have watched a lot of game play on it (including watching Tuong play on his stream here, shameless plugs), and was very impressed with the game itself. It has a great open world feel to it, with interesting characters, story, and overall game play.
Definitely plan on picking this up when it hits PC for 2019 (2019 game of the year contender?)

Visage was a very interesting release. It is a horror game that is a spiritual successor to the recently removed P.T (Silent Hills playable teaser that got axed
unfortunately). It is a very well done game that is super spooky and definitely feels like P.T. For those that enjoyed the P.T demo, I suggest giving this
game a go! (plus it contains some really neat easter eggs, go find them!)

 

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2 comments on “50 – Top 5 Video Games of 2018

  1. 1.Super Mario odessey
    2.fortnite
    3.roblox
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