Wccftech Community’s Best Games of 2018 – Vote for Your Favorite Titles!

Jan 12, 2019
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It’s that time of the year. We’ve gone through the best games of 2018 according to our staff, genre by genre, though we did not announce the individual winners yet. We’ll do so once the community poll, opening now and due to last a week, will also provide us with our community’s picks to go along with the staff’s.

There’s one caveat for the very last category, the one dedicated to the most anticipated games due in 2019. This year is peculiar in that big, universally hyped titles like Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us Part II, Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Halo Infinite or Age of Empires IV do not have any firm release window. That is to say, they haven’t been confirmed by any of the respective publishers to be coming in 2019, which makes them unlikely to launch this year.

Related Wccftech’s Best Games of 2018 – Staff and Community Awards

For this reason, we have decided to leave them out of our list. They would have easily garnered the most votes, sure, but chances are gamers might not get to play them in 2019 (though we’d absolutely love to be wrong).

That’s why we only listed titles which have been definitively confirmed to target a release this year. Of course, there’s always a chance for any of them to slip, but that’s par for the course in the industry. The point is they’ve got a nailed down release window while the aforementioned heavyweights currently do not.

With that out of the way, let the votes begin!

Check our Best of 2018 series: Roleplaying GamesAction GamesStrategy & Simulation GamesShooter GamesAdventure GamesPlatformersSurvival GamesFighting GamesMultiplayer GamesSports & Racing Games, Indie Games

Related Wccftech’s Best Indie Games of 2018 – Experiment, Emotion and Strangeness

Best Shooter Game of 2018
  • Far Cry 5 34%, 190 votes
    190 votes 34%
    190 votes - 34% of all votes
  • Battlefield V 24%, 132 votes
    132 votes 24%
    132 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm 17%, 95 votes
    95 votes 17%
    95 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII 13%, 70 votes
    70 votes 13%
    70 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken 12%, 66 votes
    66 votes 12%
    66 votes - 12% of all votes
Total Votes: 553
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Roleplaying Game of 2018
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey 37%, 208 votes
    208 votes 37%
    208 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance 35%, 198 votes
    198 votes 35%
    198 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 11%, 63 votes
    63 votes 11%
    63 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Dragon Quest XI 7%, 41 vote
    41 vote 7%
    41 vote - 7% of all votes
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom 5%, 29 votes
    29 votes 5%
    29 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Octopath Traveler 4%, 24 votes
    24 votes 4%
    24 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 563
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Action Game of 2018
  • God of War 37%, 211 votes
    211 votes 37%
    211 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 36%, 205 votes
    205 votes 36%
    205 votes - 36% of all votes
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider 13%, 74 votes
    74 votes 13%
    74 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 10%, 54 votes
    54 votes 10%
    54 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 4%, 23 votes
    23 votes 4%
    23 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 567
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Adventure Game of 2018
  • Detroit: Become Human 34%, 154 votes
    154 votes 34%
    154 votes - 34% of all votes
  • HITMAN 2 29%, 132 votes
    132 votes 29%
    132 votes - 29% of all votes
  • Shadow of the Colossus 17%, 76 votes
    76 votes 17%
    76 votes - 17% of all votes
  • A Way Out 15%, 70 votes
    70 votes 15%
    70 votes - 15% of all votes
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season 5%, 21 vote
    21 vote 5%
    21 vote - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 453
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Fighting Game of 2018
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 35%, 145 votes
    145 votes 35%
    145 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ 28%, 117 votes
    117 votes 28%
    117 votes - 28% of all votes
  • Soulcalibur VI 22%, 91 vote
    91 vote 22%
    91 vote - 22% of all votes
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition 12%, 48 votes
    48 votes 12%
    48 votes - 12% of all votes
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 1%, 6 votes
    6 votes 1%
    6 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Fighting EX Layer 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 411
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Strategy/Simulation Game of 2018
  • Frostpunk 30%, 118 votes
    118 votes 30%
    118 votes - 30% of all votes
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 20%, 77 votes
    77 votes 20%
    77 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Farming Simulator 19 12%, 49 votes
    49 votes 12%
    49 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 12%, 46 votes
    46 votes 12%
    46 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Into The Breach 10%, 40 votes
    40 votes 10%
    40 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Football Manager 2019 9%, 35 votes
    35 votes 9%
    35 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Two Point Hospital 7%, 28 votes
    28 votes 7%
    28 votes - 7% of all votes
Total Votes: 393
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Platform Game of 2018
  • Spyro: Reignited Trilogy 31%, 109 votes
    109 votes 31%
    109 votes - 31% of all votes
  • Dead Cells 29%, 100 votes
    100 votes 29%
    100 votes - 29% of all votes
  • Celeste 24%, 84 votes
    84 votes 24%
    84 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Gris 11%, 39 votes
    39 votes 11%
    39 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Guacamelee 2 5%, 16 votes
    16 votes 5%
    16 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 348
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Survival Game of 2018
  • Subnautica 46%, 185 votes
    185 votes 46%
    185 votes - 46% of all votes
  • No Man's Sky NEXT 20%, 78 votes
    78 votes 20%
    78 votes - 20% of all votes
  • The Forest 17%, 68 votes
    68 votes 17%
    68 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Conan Exiles 10%, 38 votes
    38 votes 10%
    38 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Metal Gear Survive 8%, 30 votes
    30 votes 8%
    30 votes - 8% of all votes
Total Votes: 399
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Sports/Racing Game of 2018
  • Forza Horizon 4 70%, 283 votes
    283 votes 70%
    283 votes - 70% of all votes
  • FIFA 19 11%, 46 votes
    46 votes 11%
    46 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Mario Tennis Aces 9%, 35 votes
    35 votes 9%
    35 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Football Manager 2019 5%, 20 votes
    20 votes 5%
    20 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Ride 3 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Gravel 2%, 9 votes
    9 votes 2%
    9 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 405
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Multiplayer Game of 2018
  • Monster Hunter World 35%, 143 votes
    143 votes 35%
    143 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Fortnite 20%, 81 vote
    81 vote 20%
    81 vote - 20% of all votes
  • A Way Out 16%, 65 votes
    65 votes 16%
    65 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken 12%, 49 votes
    49 votes 12%
    49 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 9%, 37 votes
    37 votes 9%
    37 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset 7%, 29 votes
    29 votes 7%
    29 votes - 7% of all votes
Total Votes: 404
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Indie Game of 2018
  • Celeste 33%, 103 votes
    103 votes 33%
    103 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Into the Breach 22%, 69 votes
    69 votes 22%
    69 votes - 22% of all votes
  • Gris 19%, 60 votes
    60 votes 19%
    60 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Return of the Obra Dinn 14%, 44 votes
    44 votes 14%
    44 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Moonlighter 9%, 29 votes
    29 votes 9%
    29 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Minit 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 311
January 10, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Best Game of 2018
  • God of War 30%, 153 votes
    153 votes 30%
    153 votes - 30% of all votes
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 27%, 136 votes
    136 votes 27%
    136 votes - 27% of all votes
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11%, 58 votes
    58 votes 11%
    58 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Far Cry 5 6%, 31 vote
    31 vote 6%
    31 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Forza Horizon 4 6%, 29 votes
    29 votes 6%
    29 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 5%, 26 votes
    26 votes 5%
    26 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 5%, 24 votes
    24 votes 5%
    24 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4%, 19 votes
    19 votes 4%
    19 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Monster Hunter World 4%, 19 votes
    19 votes 4%
    19 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Dragon Quest XI 4%, 18 votes
    18 votes 4%
    18 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 513
January 8, 2019 - January 15, 2019
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Most Anticipated Game of 2019
  • Metro Exodus 23%, 116 votes
    116 votes 23%
    116 votes - 23% of all votes
  • The Outer Worlds 12%, 59 votes
    59 votes 12%
    59 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Anthem 10%, 49 votes
    49 votes 10%
    49 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 10%, 49 votes
    49 votes 10%
    49 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Resident Evil 2 9%, 47 votes
    47 votes 9%
    47 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 8%, 42 votes
    42 votes 8%
    42 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Devil May Cry 5 6%, 31 vote
    31 vote 6%
    31 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 5%, 26 votes
    26 votes 5%
    26 votes - 5% of all votes
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries 4%, 18 votes
    18 votes 4%
    18 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Shenmue III 3%, 14 votes
    14 votes 3%
    14 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Wasteland 3 3%, 14 votes
    14 votes 3%
    14 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Untitled 'Core' Pokémon Nintendo Switch Game 3%, 13 votes
    13 votes 3%
    13 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Gears 5 2%, 10 votes
    10 votes 2%
    10 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order 2%, 9 votes
    9 votes 2%
    9 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Control 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 502
January 8, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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