Video games are a form of escapism, and this was a year we needed that more than ever. It’s great that 2018 had some amazing games, from the beginning all the way through until the end. There was something for everyone to enjoy and spend upwards of 100 hours playing. While it made the task of formulating a list of the best games of the year especially difficult, this is a good problem to have.
Evan is a friend first and foremost, but last year we became co-workers at our day jobs too. Which, is just the coolest thing. It pleases me greatly he’s now a father (to one h*ckin’ cute kid, I might add). I think it’s safe to say 2018’s been good to him, and to games. And after a hiatus of making a list for 2017, he’s back with a surprising amount of games played this year for a new dad.
Treyarch comes back in a big way with the most successful and revered series of Call of Duty games, Black Ops. With Black Ops IIII, it’s a return to form after the mess that Black Ops III was. Treyarch fixes a lot of what went wrong over the previous entry, and Black Ops 4 feels like many steps in the right direction that future Call of Duty games will have a hard time following. It may not have a campaign this year, but Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a one-stop shop for multiplayer gaming. It’s got battle royale, traditional multiplayer, and co-op horde modes, making it a killer triple threat.