2018 in Games archive

Starting Screen | Why 2019 Will Be a Quieter Year for Games Compared to 2017 and 2018

As developers gear up for the next generation, 2019 looks slimmer than recent years.

USG's Top 20 Games of 2018

The 20 best games of 2018, as determined by your friendly neighborhood USG team.

USG Game of the Year 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2 Built a Family, Then Slowly Tore it Apart

Rockstar's sweeping epic is bound to be viewed through the lens of its other open-world games, but that's not its greatest strength.

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Starting Screen | Why 2019 Will Be a Quieter Year for Games Compared to 2017 and 2018

As developers gear up for the next generation, 2019 looks slimmer than recent years.

USG's Top 20 Games of 2018

The 20 best games of 2018, as determined by your friendly neighborhood USG team.

USG Game of the Year 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2 Built a Family, Then Slowly Tore it Apart

Rockstar's sweeping epic is bound to be viewed through the lens of its other open-world games, but that's not its greatest strength.

Kat's Top 10 Games of 2018: Monster Hunting

It was another marvelous year for games, but USG's brave leader loved two in particular.

Mike's Top 10 Games of 2018: The Perfect Hit List

The only list you need to read.

Nadia's Top 10 Games of 2018: Diablo Dungeons & Dragons

Let me show you my Pokeymans. And my Dragon Quests, my Octopaths, and my sushi rolls.

Hirun's Top 10 Games of 2018: I'm a Wannabe Japanese Hipster, Sorry

Please excuse my naivety.

Caty's Top 10 Games of 2018: Be the Cowboy

Just me, my horse, my morbid magic pocket watch, and my exploding rubber duck.

Tom's Top 10 Games of 2018: I Played More Than One Game Edition

Honestly, I do work here, and these are the best games I played in 2018.

USG Game of the Year 2018: Community Pick

You voted, now here are the results!

From Axe Throwing to Swinging, Celebrating The Best Game Mechanics of the Year

Sometimes all a game needs is one perfect interaction to stick out in your mind.

Help Choose the Community Pick for the Best Game of 2018

Vote for your favorite game of 2018 in the comments! Votes close at 5pm PT / 8pm ET on December 20.

Starting Screen | 2018 in Video Games: Less Innovation, More Iteration

STARTING SCREEN | 2018 was a year of big games with a lot of caveats, making this year's end of the year deliberations more varied than ever.

Starting Screen | 2018's Impossible Task: Living Up to the Standard Set by 2017

STARTING SCREEN | How does 2018 measure up among the best years of this console generation?