The best video games of 2018 released so far

If you can bear to tear yourself away from Fortnite, you might be able to catch a glimpse into some of the more impressive games that have found their way to our consoles this year. Here are some top picks:


The characters are charming, the graphics are incredible, and the swinging is (as always) a ton of fun. Spiderman sets the bar higher for superhero games with its open-world setting, sprawling narrative and questline, and its sense of humour. There’s also a real sense of thrill that comes with soaring through New York City via web!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

In the final game of the new trilogy, Lara Croft makes her way through the darkness of South America, fighting against an impending apocalypse. The character development is interesting here, as Lara falls into an introverted, almost narcissistic state. She seems happiest when she’s alone in her world of danger. The game is fast paced, thrilling and packed with side quests, puzzles and tombs that will keep you busy for weeks. Whilst dark, there is a sense of humour in this game that doesn’t seem to be in the prequels.

Red Dead Redemption

If you love the Western genre or a good action-adventure game, you’ll love this to death. It’s action-packed, with incredible graphics and a riveting storyline. The characters are complex, with no clear heroes and villains, and the game itself is incredibly detailed and well thought out. Also, you get to grow and shave your own beard. Too cool.

God of War

We only had to wait eight years after God of War III for this. The action-adventure game has been renewed with stunning graphics, engaging combat and diverse gameplay that takes after games such as the Tomb Raider reboot. It works great as a standalone title whilst still remaining aligned with its prequels.

Christian Woods
Christian Woods
Christian is a morning reporter and technology columnist for Best in Australia. Christian has worked in the media since 2000, in a range of locations. He joined Best in Australia in 2018, and began working in Melbourne in 2019.
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