The 10 Most Popular Games For The Past Year (2018)

Year 2018 is just behind us and we are probably playing the same games that we played a few months ago. Indeed, some games changed our lives and all gamers consider them as superb games to play even now. But, we will stay focused on games that were popular the most back in 2018. There are a lot of possibilities but we found 10 that stand out from the cw-100d. Yes most of them you have been playing already.

List of the Top 10 Games for 2018

1. Minecraft


Minecraft was developed by Markus Persson in 2011 and it is considered as a sandbox game. This simply means that you have the ability to explore the world, perform different actions and so much more. Single player mode is available, but for most of you, multiplayer variation is so much better. In this case scenario, you will be able to interact with other players. There are several sub-modes. The first one is survival and you will have to maintain your health and build your own world. Creative mode allows you to create the unique world and fly. Adventure mode is suitable for you if want to explore maps designed by other players. Spectator mode allows you to watch the world without interaction. Hardcore mode is the best for those who want to create and destroy. This mode puts the game into a hard setting.

You will have to use various blocks to construct various things. There are no limits here and each player can explore his creativity to the maximum. You are also capable of fighting and destroying the worlds of other players. Minecraft is available for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.

2. Skyrim


As you may know already, this is the latest, 5th sequel of The Elder Scrolls game. It was launched back in 2011 and by 2016 it was sold in over 30 million copies. The game is set 200 years in the future, after the Oblivion sequel and you, as a gamer have an interesting mission. You will have to defeat the Alduin, a powerful dragon who will eat the world. Skyrim refers to the place where your character will be positioned in the game. Keep in mind that this game is available for Windows PCs only. Other platforms include Xbox 360, PS2 and 3 and Nintendo Switch.

The open world games are the best, for most of us and this one is no different. In the game you can travel and reach any part of the world you prefer. You will have to improve the skills and capabilities of your character, all in order to defeat the aforementioned dragon. The best part is the fact you can postpone or even ignore the main mission in the game. This helps you enjoy the game more and play it like other, open world developments.

3. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

There is no need to explain this game. It has been one of the most popular since 2008 and it is still considered a masterpiece. You won’t be able to find a gamer who doesn’t play or wasn’t playing the game in question. The world is San Andreas, which is actually a state. You will lead a character who is infiltrated in the mafia and he must complete various thefts and missions in order to catch the bad guys. If or when this becomes boring for you, simply explore the open world capabilities.

You can hijack vehicles, attack people, run from police, use cheats, explore the massive world and do almost anything you like. The first version was released in 2013 for PS 3 and Xbox 360. The next year it was upgraded for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version became available in 2015. Now you can play the game on any platform you like. Don’t forget that it will require a powerful graphics card.

4. Fortnite


It has been one of the most popular games of all times. There are over 125 million players who adore this game and who are probably addicted. If you are one of them, we understand you completely. The game is super-fun to play and it comes in various options. Options refer to versions of the game. You can choose between save the world version where you and 3 other players will fight zombies. It is an appealing variation of the game which explores the world and adds a nice feeling of multiplayer gameplay. Battle Royale is a completely different game version. Here you will land on an island and 100 players will compete to become the last man standing. It is a very difficult and interesting game to try out.

The original version was launched back in 2017, meaning this is still a new game. When it comes to availability, there are some major differences, depending on which variation of the game you choose. This means that save the world is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox, while Battle Royale is available for all those devices and Android and iOS operating systems.

5. Red Dead Redemption II
Red Dead Redemption II

Due to its unique gameplay and advanced capabilities, this is one of the best games you can play right now. The game is placed in the 1899 year in the Wild West and you will play as Arthur, a person involved in the local gang. He must complete various missions, meet the expectations of his ‘’employers’’ and so much more. The open world is standard and if we know where and when it is located, we can see that this is an impressive place to be.

The game was launched at the end of 2018 and it is available for PC, Mac OS and Linux computers. The developer is Rockstar Games and we can see plenty of elements this developer implements in almost all their games. Don’t forget that you can also play Red Dead Redemption which was released back in 2010. If you don’t have the gaming power for the 2nd sequel, try out the first.

6. Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1

There are a few things you will have to understand about this particular game. First of all, it isn’t the first sequel, as most of you will know. The name 1 refers to the fact this version is focused on the World War I, therefore the Battlefield 1 name. It is developed by Electronic Arts and it is published in 2016 for various platforms. This game is considered to be the best sequel of the franchise and major improvements have been focused on the sound, graphics, gameplay and more.

In the game, you can play solo or multiplayer mode. You can explore the famous and new battlefields and use any of the weapons you like, drive various vehicles and so much more. It is first person shootout game that requires a strong PC, so you may have to upgrade RAM memory or graphics card.

7. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

It is the 15th Call of Duty sequel that comes with all-new gameplay. For example, you won’t be able to play solo mode as you had in previous sequels. Instead, you will play specialties, or better said missions linked to a specific character. Characters may be available from previous sequels, depending on which one you choose. The game was published in 2018 and it is a first person shooting game which features latest weapons, all kinds of tactics and superb graphics. The attention to details is also impressive.

The game in question is available for Windows, Play Station 4 and Xbox One. The multiplayer version is available as well and it is probably the most addictive game in the last decade. All of this made Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII very popular game in 2018 and probably it is going to stay on the list in the near future. As you would expect, there are a lot of maps within the game. Some of them are titanic, Alcatraz and Ancient Rome. There is a separate version that is similar to Battle Royale, where players will have to defeat others and stay the only survivor.

8. Rocket League

Rocket League

Now we have an interesting game that is probably one of a kind. Basically, you are allowed to play soccer using a car. All cars are rocket-powered vehicles which come in modern and futuristic design. There are two teams per match and the number of players can range between 1 and 4. In the game, you will have to use your car to score a goal. It is a fun and interesting game that mostly focuses on fun and fast gameplay. It was released in 2015 and primarily it was available for Windows PS4 and Xbox, but there are versions for other platforms as well.

Players can use the online connection to play versus other players. A nice addition is a cross-platform support, meaning that you can play with players using a different device. You can also play multiplayer using a LAN connection. The latest improvement of the game brought us the ability to play ice hockey and basketball. The game is still similar, but the main changed are in the core. Anyway, it is a nice and appealing development that should be considered if you are looking for the best game to play.

9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

If you played old and first Counter Strike, you will love the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It is also known as CS: GO and it is based on the first, main gameplay of the game. In the game, you will have to either play as a terrorist or a counter-terrorist. Your mission objective will be based according to the choice. For instance, if you are a terrorist, you will have to plant a bomb, control hostages or something similar. If you play as a counter-terrorist, you will have to defuse the bomb, release the hostages or prevent from being kidnapped. Of course, it is an option to kill the opposite team and win the match.

The game was released in 2012 for Windows, Mac, and PS3. In 2014 we got a version for Linux. The next best thing about this game is the ability to run the multiplayer matches using a Valve server. You can also create your own match on the local server and play with your friends. The ability to create new maps is definitely worthy of consideration as well.

10. Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Since 2015 when the game was initially released we invested hours and hours into interesting gameplay. The Assassin's Creed Origins is released in 2017 for Windows, PS4, and Xbox. It is completely different, although has the same base as the first sequel. In the newer, you are located in ancient Egypt and you are still a member of Brotherhood of Assassins. Here, you will have to promote peace based on freedom and honest way of life. In order to do so, you will find the group of Templar brotherhood who want to promote peace as well, using force.

The biggest advantage of the game is the list of events and their occurrence. The events are real, the ones recorded in human history. However, they are paired with alternative outcomes. This leaves you with countless options and the bailout to witness how the history would look like if we were able to change it. The gameplay is amazing with the massive constructions, stunning jumps and movements and all of that come wrapped in excellent graphics.

Most of Them will Stay in 2019

Now you know which the best games of 2018 are. As you can see, most of these games you have played already so you can understand how amazing they are. Each one is unique in its own way and each one comes with spotless graphics, even better gameplay and with impressive capabilities. Yes, all of these games are available for Windows operating systems, but most of them will also run on Play Station, Xbox and some even on smartphones. We refer to the official versions which were released for a specific platform by a developer.

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