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Game Informer Staff Shares Their Top 10 Games Of 2018

by Game Informer Staff on Jan 09, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Every year, the team at Game Informer closes things out with a series of long, contentious meetings to determine the staff's picks for the best games of the that calendar year. As the video game industry continues to churn out tons of great games, the picks for each category rarely come easy. This year was no exception. While the staff argued to see their favorite games make the various lists, the reality is not everyone's picks received the recognition they feel it deserved. Thankfully, we can shine a spotlight on these titles through each editor's personal top 10 list.

Below you'll find every editor at Game Informer's personal top 10 list for 2018. While some games appear on nearly every list, this gives you an idea of which hidden gems each editor was hoping the team would choose to recognize at the end of the year. Check out the lists below and see which editor your tastes most aligned with in 2018.

For our 2018 Game of the Year awards, head here.

Andy McNamara, Editor-In-Chief

  1. God of War
  2. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Red Dead Redemption II
  5. Dead Cells
  6. Picross S2
  7. Hollow Knight
  8. The Room: Old Sins
  9. Yoku's Island Express
  10. Clash Royale

Andrew Reiner, Executive Editor

  1. God of War
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Dead Cells
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  7. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  8. Forza Horizon 4
  9. Subnautica
  10. Darksiders III

Matt Bertz, Managing Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. God of War
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Frostpunk
  5. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  6. Return of the Obra Dinn
  7. NHL 19
  8. Subnautica
  9. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
  10. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Joe Juba, Senior Reviews Editor

  1. God of War
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  4. Spider-Man
  5. Return of the Obra Dinn
  6. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  7. The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories
  8. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  9. Shadow of the Colossus
  10. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Matt Miller, Senior Previews Editor

  1. God of War
  2. Destiny 2: Forsaken
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  5. Into the Breach
  6. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  7. Gris
  8. Forza Horizon 4
  9. Far: Lone Sails
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

Kimberley Wallace, Features Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. God of War
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  6. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  9. The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories
  10. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Daniel Tack, PC Editor

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. Dead Cells
  4. Fortnite
  5. God of War
  6. Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
  7. Subnautica
  8. Deltarune
  9. Artifact
  10. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Matthew Kato, Senior Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  3. God of War
  4. F1 2018
  5. NHL 19
  6. Laser League
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
  8. Return of the Obra Dinn
  9. Football Manager 2019
  10. Gris

Jeff Cork, Senior Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. God of War
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  4. Yakuza 6: Song of Life
  5. Tetris Effect
  6. Earth Defense Force 5
  7. Monster Hunter: World
  8. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  9. Lego DC Super-Villains
  10. Overwatch

Ben Reeves, Senior Editor

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Frostpunk
  3. Return of the Obra Dinn
  4. God of War
  5. Celeste
  6. Dead Cells
  7. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  8. Red Dead Redemption II
  9. Mega Man 11
  10. Jurassic World: Evolution

Jeff Marchiafava, Senior Associate Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  4. God of War
  5. Into the Breach
  6. Monster Hunter: World
  7. Tetris Effect
  8. Hitman 2
  9. Just Cause 4
  10. Unravel Two

Kyle Hilliard, Senior Associate Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. God of War
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Iconoclasts
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. Shadow of the Colossus
  7. Beat Saber
  8. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  9. Mega Man 11
  10. Minit

Ben Hanson, Video Producer

  1. God of War
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  6. Jurassic World: Evolution
  7. Subnautica
  8. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  9. Florence
  10. Tetris Effect

Brian Shea, Digital Editor

  1. Spider-Man
  2. God of War
  3. Red Dead Redemption II
  4. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. UFC 3
  7. Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
  8. Marvel Strike Force
  9. Tetris Effect
  10. Shadow of the Colossus

Javy Gwaltney, Associate Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. God of War
  3. Return of the Obra Dinn
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. Spider-Man
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  7. Hitman 2
  8. Diablo III Eternal Collection
  9. Overwatch
  10. Yakuza Kiwami 2

Elise Favis, Associate Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Spider-Man
  3. God of War
  4. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  5. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
  6. Red Strings Club
  7. Hitman 2
  8. Subnautica
  9. Minit
  10. Overcooked 2

Suriel Vazquez, Associate Editor

  1. God of War
  2. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  3. Destiny 2: Forsaken
  4. Red Dead Redemption II
  5. Soulcalibur VI
  6. Celeste
  7. Yakuza 6: Song of Life
  8. Deltarune
  9. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
  10. Artifact

Imran Khan, West Coast News Editor

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Celeste
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Hollow Knight
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. Tetris Effect
  7. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  8. Gris
  9. Yakuza 6: Song of Life
  10. Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Leo Vader, Video Editor

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Hitman 2
  3. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  4. Into the Breach
  5. Yakuza 6: Song of Life
  6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  7. Maple Story 2
  8. Return of the Obra Dinn
  9. Just Cause 4
  10. Frostpunk
 

Margaret Andrews, Web Designer/Programmer

  1. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  2. God of War
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Overwatch
  6. Super Mario Party