The awards season for video games is upon us, and now it’s our turn to let you know what we think about 2018 in gaming. Much has been said and will continue to be said on what are some of the best years in gaming history, and there’s no doubt that 2018 will be thrown into that discussion. Maybe it doesn’t have quite enough behind it to compete with the likes of 1998 or 2007, but 2018 is a very solid year nonetheless.
Of course, we want to know what you think were some of the best games of 2018 too. At this link you can participate in choosing who will receive the Readers’ Choice Award for every category below. Voting will remain open until the January 4th at 11:59 eastern. Once the results are in, we will start announcing the winners the week of the 7th.
Nominees were submitted by and the voted on by staff to settle on what you see below.
Best Multiplayer (For exceptional multiplayer gameplay and design)
Best Writing (For outstanding storytelling, worldbuilding, and character creation)
Best Soundtrack (For outstanding overall score)
Best Visuals (For outstanding, cohesive aesthetic)
Best Expansion/DLC (The best piece of additional content to an existing game)
- Destiny 2: Forsaken (Our Review)
- Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition
- Hollow Knight: Godmaster
- No Man’s Sky NEXT
- Prey – Mooncrash
Best Evolving Game (For outstanding continued development on an existing game)
- Hollow Knight
- Monster Hunter: World (Our Review)
- No Man’s Sky
Indie Game of the Year (For outstanding creative and technical design from outside a large studio)
Board Game of the Year (For outstanding tabletop game design)
Game of the Year (The best game of the year, whose sum of its parts are greater than any other)
What do you think of the above nominees? Any we left out? Any that maybe shouldn’t be there? Let us know in the comments below!