The six best games of the year have been announced 4 years ago

The six best games of the year have been announced

The overall winner will be announced on Thursday 6 December.

2018's Game Awards are coming soon, and with most of this year's major releases already available, they have announced their six finalists for Game Of The Year.


Chances are you've played most if not all of them, and you should feel pretty good about those that made the shortlist.

Votes are open now for the public to choose from them, with the winner announced in just a few weeks:


Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Original Release Date: XBox One, PS4, and PC on October 5

Metacritic Score: 82% (PS4), 87% (Xbox One), 88% (PC)

Our review: "Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the best game in the series for people who don't really like Assassin's Creed." - full review here



Original Release Date: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC on January 25

Metacritic Score: 88% (PC), 91% (PS4), 92% (Switch), 94% (Xbox One)

Our review: We haven't played it yet, but we really want to!


God Of War

Original Release Date: April 20 on PS4

Metacritic Score: 94% (PS4)

Our review: We've never written an official review, but it was one of the best games from the entire life-cycle of the PS4. Which makes it even better new that there are no less than FIVE more God Of War games in the pipeline. Read the full story here.

Marvel's Spider-Man


Original Release Date: September 7 on PS4

Metacritic Score: 87% (PS4)

Our review: "Spider-Man on the PS4 manages to beat the Arkham series in one very important way." - Full review here

Monster Hunter World

Original Release Date: January 26 on PS4 and Xbox One, August 9 on PC

Metacritic Score: 90% (PS4), 90% (XBox One), 88% (PC)

Our review: We've added it to our Christmas lists!

Red Dead Redemption 2

Original Release Date: October 26 on PS4 and Xbox One

Metacritic Score: 97% (PS4), 97% (Xbox One)

Our review: Beautiful, immersive, hugely impressive, but sometimes "Red Dead Redemption 2 lets too much realism get in the way of having too much fun." - Full review here