As 2018 has come to a close, one of our guest writers thought it was time to reflect on the past video gaming year as a whole and it’s been an impressive one, to say the least. From Fortnite to Red Dead Redemption 2, players have indulged in plenty of irresistible fantasy fulfilment. Whether you’re an avid Xbox One or PlayStation 4 user, or prefer to play on Switch or mobile devices, you’ll have found some pretty stiff competition in the world of video gaming, which has made the job of rating the games from 5 to 1 even harder. But here are my top 5.
5: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, this action role-playing video game is the eleventh major instalment and twentieth overall title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Released on 5th October 2018, players are invited to master their fate from outcast to living legend. Uncover secrets of your own past to change the fate of Ancient Greece.
4: Marvel’s Spider-Man
We all know the story behind this one; boy gets bitten by a spider and becomes come sort of half-man, half-arachnid hybrid. Created on the iconic comic books, players will play the part of Spider-Man as he swings from building to building in New York City.
3: Monster Hunter: World
Battle gigantic monsters in epic locations. As a hunter, you’ll take on quests to hunt monsters in a variety of habitats. Take down these monsters and receive materials that you can use to create stronger weapons and armour in order to hunt even more dangerous monsters.
2: Into the Breach
In, Into the Breach, the remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.
1: Red Dead Redemption 2
America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him. We wouldn’t have gambled on this being anything other than number 1!
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