2018’s top Video Games as decided by The Valkyries
The Valkyries girls have played some incredible video games this year and we have put together our top 5 Video Games of 2018 that we are sure you will love too!
Spider-Man was a huge hit, combine the incredible visuals with an intuitive movement system and you have a truly special title. Insomnia created something that is steeped in emotion and full of heart. I picked up Spider-Man on a whim and boy am I glad, I relished getting to know Peter Parker, Miles Morales and seeing MJ being a total badass!
I think you will all agree, that Spider-Man is fully deserving of being in our top 5 Video Games of 2018.
Initial Release date: 26th October 2018
Mode(s): Single- player and multiplayer
Platform: PS4, Xbox 1
Genres: Open World Action Adventure, Western
Red Dead Redemption 2 came rocketing to life in October this year and everyone went crazy for it and rightly so! RDR2 was hotly the favourite for this year’s top spot as Game of the Year and although it did not claim that top spot, Rockstar and the developers did not come home empty handed! They took the gold for best narrative, best audio, best soundtrack, and best performance!
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a journey packed with so many incredible moments; from the quiet solitary hunts through the wilderness, the sense of family and belonging at the camps and the adrenaline-fuelled gunfights, train robberies and bar brawls. Red Dead Redemption 2 has really earned their spot in many of this year’s video game roundup.
Initial release: 20th April 2018
Developer: Santa Monica Studios
Genre: Action Adventure, Puzzles
God of War was a delight to play through, horrendously frustrating at times, but a delight. One thing I enjoyed was how mature the game felt, it did not hold your hand there was no ‘Witcher/ Survivor Senses’ no talking prompts, no little tinkly noises indicating you are near treasure. It told you where you should go next and let you figure out the way there! That, I really enjoyed!
Not only did God of War end up in our top 5 video games of this year BUT it took home the coveted top spot in the video game awards to be crowned Game of the year 2018.
Initial Release: 27th March 2018
Mode(s): First person adventure
Platforms: PS4, Xbox 1 an PC
Genre: Action adventure, Shooter
Far Cry 5 takes a breather from lush jungles and tropical paradises and is set in breathtaking Montana, USA. The decision to base this title in the rural USA was originally met with some concerns, there is a brilliant piece on that here. I, however, felt the landscape is a pleasure to explore and the world is full of well fleshed out characters.
Far Cry 5 is very formulaic in its execution, there are a lot of similarities between its predecessors however it does bring a few new elements to the table. The enemy, Joesph Seed is the enigmatic leader of a cult who preaches about the imminent destruction of the world, was a fantastic enemy and one of my favourites.
Initial Release: 23rd March 2018
Developers: Hazelight Studios
Mode(s): Co-operative third person
Platform: PS4, Xbox 1 and PC
A Way Out was brought into the spotlight for many after one of the creators, Josef Fares, went on a bit of a bizarre rant at the game awards 2017. (See more of that here)
However, A Way Out is absolutely phenomenal! Not only is A Way Out co-op BUT it is online AND local co-op! I love love love couch co-op, I love playing games with my friends but over the last few years it has been something that has not been a possibility. A Way Out was a masterpiece, I found myself seriously rooting for the boys and was devastated at the end.
Another amazing thing is only one of your co-op needs to own the title in order for you both to play, which is a beautiful thing.
2018 has been an incredible year for video games and for The Valkyries, we have loved every moment of playing these games and sharing our thoughts with you all.
Let us know which video games are your top 5 of 2018!
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