We are one step away from finishing the year and we review the best video games that have come out this 2018 , authentic wonders for all platforms that show the inexorable advance of the industry. This year we have had great comebacks like Kratos on PS4 and new proposals like Spiderman’s sandbox, but without a doubt 2018 has been marked by the release of Rockstar’s latest work of art. Can you guess which one it is?

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The 15 essential video games of 2018
If you are thinking of giving a video game to a family member or friend, you better take a look at this list. You will triumph for sure.

15. A Way Out (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
This title for consoles and PC has earned a well-deserved place on the list for its originality. The game puts all the meat on the grill in a cooperative mode for two players (online or local) that will control Leo and Vincent, two convicts who plan to successfully escape from prison. The coordination between two players will be vital to successfully overcome each of the tests that are proposed. A Way Out is a risky but original proposal, a breath of fresh air for those who are tired of the usual action games.

14. NBA 2K19 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
Over the years, the NBA 2k franchise has refined its formula to give the player the feeling of being immersed in a basketball game . After years of work, good games and bad games, the culmination is this year’s edition, one of the best of 2018. 2k19 is a total simulator, with realistic animations and graphics that are difficult to improve, but those who need a more arcade players can also enjoy more direct and accessible gameplay. As always, the icing on the cake is a brilliant soundtrack.

13. FIFA 19 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
We could say the same about FIFA 19. EA Sports has been branded as a continuist in each installment, including small improvements that polish what is present and make the multiplayer mode more interesting. In this sense, the great protagonist is still FIFA Ultimate Team to devise the team of your dreams, as well as the story of Alex Hunter to offer more possibilities to the single player. As for the gameplay, this year we find the precise shooting system, with a second bar that we must press at the right moment.

12. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Since the first demonstration, many experts did not hesitate to point out Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 as the best soccer video game of 2018, ahead of FIFA. For tastes, colors, and although it is true that FIFA continues to have important licenses and several original game modes, what matters here is the realism in a soccer game. Particularly relevant is the fact that each team has its own personality and style of play . At touch or counterattack, you decide.

11. Monster Hunter: World (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Those who enjoy a good JRPG (Japanese role-playing game), this 2018 should not miss Monster Hunter: World, inspired by Western games to offer unique gameplay and fluid. Those who know the saga well already know what this is about:hunt down the beast after studying its strengths and weaknesses , something that perfectly complements quite large levels (not so much to define the game as a sandbox) that will give us hours and hours of fun.

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10. Soulcalibur VI (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Who said that the fighting genre in video games was dead
? Soulcalibur is one of the few sagas that has managed to stay true to its style . Thus, each of the warriors that are available has their own fighting style and is an expert in some type of melee weapon. The main game mode is interesting enough to guarantee us hours of play (something like a mini-RPG within a fighting game), but in terms of characters, things fall short: the only interesting addition is Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher Saga.

9. Far Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Far Cry 5 is not the most innovative game on the list, but over the years, the saga has been building its own identity that makes this fifth installment one of the best video games of 2018. The main attraction is its story, a tale of deep America with crazy cultists and hair-raising villains . Other than that, it’s an open world action game that guarantees hectic gunfights and explosions everywhere.

8. Just Cause 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Just Cause 4 is the latest game to come out in 2018, an action sandbox that promises tons of fun. Do you want to travel in a jetpack for a huge mapping
Do you want to break what is put in front of you armed with a bazooka
Unleash your desire for destruction and madnesswhile you live the adventures of Rico Rodriguez. The graphics look quite good, leaving us speechless when the weather conditions are extreme.

7. Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4)
Game that Marvel fans expected like water in May. Thanks to Insomniac Games, going through the streets of New York based on jumps is a wonderful experience , both for the graphic level of the video game and for that sensation of vertigo and speed that we have when we put ourselves in the shoes of Spiderman. The story has rhythm but is somewhat short, although luckily we can always resort to the typical secondary missions and tasks of an open world game. The best superhero video game you can find right now.

6. Battlefield V (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The relaunch of the series was set in the First World War and, therefore, it is logical that this new installment does the same in the second. The bell mode is still as epic as ever, but try to add moments and situations that just don’t work out. The multiplayer mode, however, is some of the most versatile we’ve seen in a shooter . Going it alone while chaining kill streaks is no longer valid, here it will be necessary to play with the environment, get along with your team or take advantage of your class.

5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The developers do not forget that video games can be enjoyed alone, but Treyarch has completely forgotten about the bell mode to offer the best multiplayer shooter on the market. Millions of players have been hooked on the Black Ops saga for years, and it’s no wonder seeing the excellent progression and customization system that the title offers. In addition, this 2018 incorporates the long-awaited battle royal mode, with a huge map that has left us somewhat cold in the technical section. You can not have it all.

4. God of War (PS4)
We all eagerly awaited the return of Kratos. This time he does not come alone and we meet his son Atreus, who will play a fundamental role in the story.. The plot is set in the Nordic lands, a completely new setting for the saga that gives it a new dimension. The protagonists are still the frenetic action and quick-time events, but now we can entertain ourselves with secondary missions and secrets hidden throughout the map. As for the graphics, the game is still a delight.

3. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Tomb Raider is one of the greatest sagas in history, but in the middle of the previous decade things began to falter. When it seemed that the adventures of Lara Croft had no place in the new generations of consoles and PC, Crystal Dynamics arrived with a new title that renewed the illusions of the fans. After the excellent Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider comesthe culmination of the trilogy of the youngest and most inexperienced Lara : Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The premise remains the same: explore tombs and caves overcoming a series of obstacles and traps, but this time there are some new elements such as the introduction of rappelling or a greater importance of underwater passages. On the other hand, the video game flirts with the open world in some phases, yes, with secondary missions of little interest. In the technical section, it looks as spectacular as ever , and there are landscapes of the Peruvian jungle that will leave you speechless.

2. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Another saga that has suffered its ups and downs is Assassin’s Creed. With the release of Origins last year, the gameIt has acquired some RPG nuances that have not been to the liking of all fans , but if Ubisoft has achieved something, it is to renew interest in the franchise. We review the aspects that make Assassin’s Creed Odyssey one of the great games of 2018.
Those who think that it is a mere copy of Origins with some other changes are very wrong. Set in ancient Greece, the game presents a graphic section of the most beautiful and overwhelming . The open world is the largest in the series and hides hidden corners for players who enjoy exploration. The combat is more fluid with the incursion of new special abilities and the story is so epic that it manages to hook us from start to finish. What more can we ask for?

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
It’s no surprise that Red Dead Redemption 2 is by far the best video game of 2018. Making money off GTA V sales, Rockstar has been able to afford working for eight long years on his other star saga, and the wait has been worth it.
Visually, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best we can find in the current generation, with light effects and textures that squeeze the capacity of current machines. On the other hand, the story is again complex enough not to get bored in the middle of the game. However, it ‘s that many little details that make Red Dead Redemption 2 such a masterpiece . In each game you will discover something new, and that is priceless

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