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Topic: AusGamers 10 Best Games of 2018 Countdown: Day Nine - Number...
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7983
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Okay. Okay. Okaaaaaaaaay. You can *probably* guess what happens next. It's kind of obvious, right? But I want to point out how much trouble I get in at home, and even among friends, about the placement of this game, and what is *likely* coming in at Number One. If you've ever watched the "The Understudy" episode of Seinfeld, I constantly feel like I've "dropped my frankfurter".

Previously on AusGamers' Top 10 Best Games of 2018...
10. Forza Horizon 4 -- A weather-infused, speed-laced, car-addled off-road jaunt through lush British countryside and cobble-stoned towns and villages. And with seasonal changes, to boot.

9. Ashen -- A faceless, alt-fantasy action-adventure Souls-like sandbox experience that touches and challenges in equal measure. A perfect Indie darling.

8. Assassin's Creed Odyssey -- A Mediterranean feast full of exploration, fantastical history and violent wonder. Spartan kicked its way onto our list, with gusto.

7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate -- An interactive Nintendo and videogame museum, if the exhibits were alive and disliked each other so much, they literally needed to smash one another. Absolutely filled to the brim with playable content.

6. Unavowed -- A point-and click adventure and classic BioWare RPG all wrapped up in an engrossing, dark, and emotional supernatural tale set in modern day New York. Pixel-perfect.

5. Frostpunk -- Survival in the post-apocalypse still means building. Or rather, rebuilding. Civilisation needs order and the only person who can do that, and make the tough decisions for the betterment of those still alive, is you. Frostpunk is both deep and depressing, yet still carries with it a sense of hope. A unique city builder that grips you unlike anything else.

4. Yoku's Island Express -- A side-scrolling, pinball physics-based action-adventure starring a dung beetle who's taken up a job on a remote island as its new mailman. If that description doesn't excite you, you don't deserve to play it. One of the year's best Indie releases.

3. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire -- Taking the Pillars series into new waters, specifically, pirate-infested waters, gave it more a refreshing taste than anything salty. We're now heavily invested in seeing what they do as a wholly bought Microsoft Game Studios studio.
Want to see the next-best (not) kept Top 2 secret in Best Of games lists? Click here for our full Top 10 Best Games of 2018 feature.



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fpot
Posts: 26517
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Guess it's gotta be RDR2 for #1.
dais
Posts: 12292
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Looks like you called it.
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