"With four months still to go, 2018 already has more highly rated games than any other year this console generation."
I don't know 2017 was one of the craziest years in recent history. If you focus on 90+ games alone you don't do 2017 justice as it had so many great games that came close but didn't quite reach the 90 mark on aggregation sites (Nier: Automata , Horizon , Nioh , Cuphead , Sonic Mania , Yakuza 0 , Wolfenstein 2 , Resident Evil VII , Hellblade ). 2018 is a really good year so far but we'll have to wait and see how the numerous upcoming games turn out. 2019 Is going to be another great year with titles like: Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Metro: Exodus, Days Gone, Devil May Cry 5, The sinking City, Sekiro: Shadows die twice just in Q1 of 2019 with many great games coming out throughout the rest of the year.
you and @Relientk77 beat me to it. Nier Autoamata, BOTW, Hellblade, Cuphead, Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Ni-Oh, Wolfenstein 2, Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 were all nothing short of brilliant games. That's not to say 2018 isn't bad, but 2017 was just a tough act to follow. However, for everything great about 2017, there could be other things that bring it down in people's eyes. 2017 was the peak of the microtransaction controversy with Destiny 2, Shadow of War, Forza 7, NBA2K 18 and Battlefront 2.
I still think 2017 was better Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Uncharted The Lost Legacy, Nier: Automata, Tales of Berseria, Wolfenstein 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Assassin's Creed Origins, Hellblade, etc. So many amazing games and games worthy of GOTY in my opinion
Yakuza 0, gravity Rush 2, kingdom hearts 1.2_2.5 re, Mario kart 8 deluxe, Splatoon 2 and a few more. I mean damn it was a strong year.
2017 was way better. Gravity rush 2, Persona 5, Nioh, Uncharted TLL, Zelda BOTW, Mario Odessey, Horizon zero dawn. It looks like 2019 might be my favorite with TLOUP2, Sekiro SDT, RE2, Devil may cry 5, Gears 5 , Core Pokemon game, SMT5, Ori and so on and so forth!!
"Do you think this is the best year for gaming this generation so far? " Ask me again in December.
If you are on playstation/switch side, 2017 and 2018 are looking amazing.
2017 vs. 2018 is pretty close. Regardless, it's a great time to be a gamer!
I feel it started with The Last Guardian and it just has not letup. Awesome time to be a gamer.
so far my game of the year is god of war. Awesome graphics, story and gameplay
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We are getting red dead, Spiderman and darksiders 3 still this year. Pretty dang good year. My favorite year for games was 1999. Launch of the dreamcast and the games that came out with it were superb. Some of the best launch games to date. Great damn times for gaming!
2017 and 18 are the best years for Switch and PS4. And 2019 looks bright.
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2017 and 2018 have been very impressive. I cannot wait for 2019. I love my PlayStation.
For me it started in 2015 when I joined the hunt for the first time. Gaming hasn't stopped since.
If i have a dollar for every time i have heard that
For me , best games this generation 1 witcher 3 2 god of war 3 uncharted 4
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Nice list. All fantastic games. My top 5 is 1. Uncharted 4 2. Persona 5 3. Gravity rush 2 4. Monster Hunter world 5. God of war
2017 was an awesome year as well but 2018 is seeing the release of some megatons! I look forward to 2019 and beyond!!!!
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