What are the best games of 2018? Well, we’ve got five of our favourites.

We are pretty much halfway through 2018 now, and we have seen some really great games released so far this year. Though the latter half of this year has some big names released, with the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Battlefield V, Black Ops 4 and Fallout 76 coming out.

That being said, what are the five best games that came in the first half of the year? Well, we’ve decided to have a look at some of our favourites.

5. Sea of Thieves

We’ve been a little quiet about Sea of Thieves recently because we’ve just been playing it very casually. While it may not have lived up to everyone’s expectations and took a little while for some new content, it is still a fun game.

The combat it a little flawed and the starting content was very minimal, but it is a gorgeous game and one that you can spend a couple of hours just messing around.

4. God of War 4

A game that, I’ll be honest, I’m still not 100% sold on; mainly in part thanks to some god awful combat.

The move away from the classic God of War mechanics, to something which felt more like a knock-off Skyrim, wasn’t my favourite thing. However, the storyline is excellent, the graphics are lush, and Kratos is still the man!

3. Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life

Fun. That is what this game is. Raw, unadulterated joy. And really, isn’t that what gaming is about; at least for me.

You could spend hours just messing about playing darts, mahjong, or some kick-ass karaoke. However, the main plot is remarkably enthralling, and as always, the combat is silky smooth and devastating.

Plus, there are New Japan wrestlers in there!

2. Monster Hunter: World

Who doesn’t want to hunt down monsters with some really crazy gear that you have crafted yourself?

Beloved by critics and fans alike, there is a case to call Monster Hunter: World one of the best RPGs of all time. The gameplay is gratifying, the world and details are just beautiful, each monster is unique, and the story is very engaging.

The only real downside is that the matchmaking options weren’t that great, but I played on my own for most of the time anyway.

1. Far Cry 5

Hands down the best game of 2018 so far and one that I feel has been a little underrated by some parties.

The main story leads you around so many different corners and options, and the Montana countryside easily has the most impressive graphics I have ever seen. The companions and NPCs are likeable, and you could give up on the main story for hundreds of hours fishing, hunting, or just messing about doing side quests.

The Vietnam DLC is a lot of fun because VIET-FREAKING-NAM is a brilliant setting. Let’s be honest, who wants to do stealth when you go mow people down with an AK-47?