2018 is coming to a close and there have been some incredible releases along with a few upsets (I’m looking at you, Fallout 76). The process of selecting our a Game of the Year title began with asking our very own GL staff to propose their favorite game. After organizing the submissions, we hosted a Twitter poll to allow the community to vote (thanks to everyone who participated).
It came down to four top titles: God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Smash Bros. Ultimate … The final results for GamingLyfe’s 2018 Game of the Year are as follows: fourth place was Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at 7% and third place was Smash Bros. Ultimate at 26% with a close finale between God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 (who were practically neck-and-neck).
(Runner Up) God of War
- Developed by Sony Santa Monica Studios
- Available on Playstation 4
Coming in second place was God of War with 32%. This PS4 reboot on the franchise was one that nobody was expecting to be so good. Sony Santa Monica took a different approach from the original fixed-camera hack and slash style to a third person, over the shoulder combat system. Cory Barlog, who was the director of the release, had a vision to make the game one continuous shot which gave the game a cinematic feel (and that it did). Players had a true sense of immersion throughout the journey, and luckily this game was playable for those who didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy the previous titles. Gamers play as Kratos, who is now a father of Atreus and given the task of journeying with the boy to teach him how to hunt and mature in the wild.
(Gaming Lyfe Game of the Year 2018) Red Dead Redemption 2
- Developed by Rockstar Games, Rockstar North, Rockstar San Diego
- Available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One
The top choice and winner at 35% is Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar Games released yet another masterpiece and it was worth the wait. It’s been eight years since the release of Red Dead Redemption and five years since the release of Grand Theft Auto 5. Rockstar kept kept quiet about Red Dead Redemption 2, however, once information started to leak, gamers wanted more … The game is beautiful, the story is intriguing, and most importantly, the game is so realistic. Gamers play as Arthur Morgan, who is a part of the Van Der Linde gang, and must rob, fight and steal in order to survive in the vast and rugged heart of America. Red Dead Redemption 2 is not a direct sequel to the first so for those who haven’t played, get ready, cowboys and cowgirls. Plus, this game is available on both consoles!
Congrats to the top four titles nominated in GamingLyfe’s 2018 Game of the Year review as well as the gamers who played these amazing releases. Without the community voicing opinions and continuously supporting, gaming would not be near what it is today. We hope you all enjoyed our recap article and remember … game on in 2019!