Mike’s 10 Best Games of 2018… or maybe less

I am not even sure I played 10 distinct games in 2018, what with son #2 spawning and a super-intense work-life balance, but let’s see.

Fallout 76

The multiplayer sucks. I don’t care. It’s got a huge fun sandbox and I can play it single-player. Not finished yet, but one does not play Fallout for the ending. One plays it to brutalize Super Mutants with their own weapons while wearing Power Armor.

Kingdom Come

This is still the only game I can recall where I murdered a Benedictine for criticizing my Latin. I would do it again.

Battletech

Backed it, early. Finally, a worthy successor to The Crescent Hawk’s Revenge. Only took over 20 years.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

I backed it early too. No regrets at all.

Subnautica

An excellent mix of free-form exploration, crafting, and light combat in a unique setting.

Pillars of Etetnity 2

Like its precursor, the middle of the game is the best part. Not enough quality endings, though.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

A little bit of Thiefy goodness.

Frostpunk

Good concept and flow, though it seems to me, after finishing, that it could have been more complex.

Civilization 6

Surprisingly good, especially on iPad.

Cultist Simulator

Dark and quirky, and also difficult.

Hey, what do you know, I did play ten! Most of these came before M, though.