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The hottest releases of 2018 - summary by GamePressure

We invite you to read our brief summary of video games industry concerning this year. In the first news series we discuss the most popular premieres of 2018.

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Today we start a series of news that will sum up this year on GamePressure.com. The set opens with a discussion about the hottest video game premieres of 2018.

The world's biggest emotions were aroused by the premiere of Red Dead Redemption 2, but the first place was taken by Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Both games are characterized by a realistic approach to gameplay and carefully recreated historical realities. RDR2 is, of course, a bigger and more elaborate production, but as you can see, it was not enough to break through the Slavic atmosphere and complex RPG mechanisms introduced in Kingdom Come.

God of War did well, especially considering the fact that the game is available on PlayStation 4 only. The next positions were taken by two productions of Ubisoft - Far Cry 5 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which is not a special surprise, because both series have always enjoyed great popularity among players, and their latest parts turned out to be successful productions.

How we have prepared the following ranking lists?

The list was created by analyzing the stats of our readers. In other words, everything is based on how much interest was aroused in all the materials devoted to the given title.

We took into account only the period from one month before the premiere to one month after the game’s release. It was necessary, because otherwise the productions that appeared at the beginning of the year would be strongly rewarded.

Top 100 – hottest game releases of 2018

#

Game:

1.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2.

Red Dead Redemption 2

3.

God of War

4.

Far Cry 5

5.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

6.

Fallout 76

7.

Spider-Man

8.

Frostpunk

9.

Vampyr

10.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

11.

Sea of Thieves

12.

Battlefield V

13.

Detroit: Become Human

14.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

15.

FIFA 19

16.

Monster Hunter: World

17.

State of Decay 2

18.

Agony

19.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

20.

Forza Horizon 4

21.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

22.

Jurassic World Evolution

23.

Ancestors Legacy

24.

Shadow of the Colossus

25.

Farming Simulator 19

26.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker

27.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

28.

Northgard

29.

RimWorld

30.

Two Point Hospital

31.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

32.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

33.

Call of Cthulhu

34.

Thief Simulator

35.

Surviving Mars

36.

House Flipper

37.

Subnautica

38.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

39.

Hitman 2

40.

The Forest

41.

Rust

42.

A Way Out

43.

Pizza Connection 3

44.

Darksiders III

45.

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep

46.

Conan Exiles

47.

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition

48.

Metal Gear Survive

49.

Railway Empire

50.

Graveyard Keeper

51.

BattleTech

52.

Farm Manager 2018

53.

Post Scriptum

54.

Just Cause 4

55.

Phantom Doctrine

56.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

57.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

58.

Extinction

59.

We Happy Few

60.

EA Sports UFC 3

61.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

62.

Dark Souls: Remastered

63.

Wreckfest

64.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

65.

This is the Police 2

66.

Kursk

67.

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

68.

Dead Cells

69.

Football Manager 2019

70.

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead

71.

Artifact

72.

Ghost of a Tale

73.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

74.

Tower of Time

75.

Soulcalibur VI

76.

Immortal: Unchained

77.

Into the Breach

78.

Fallen Legion+

79.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

80.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr

81.

Wild West Online

82.

InSomnia: The Ark

83.

Euro Truck Simulator 2: Beyond the Baltic Sea

84.

Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered

85.

Strange Brigade

86.

Bus Simulator 18

87.

Z1 Battle Royale

88.

Moonlighter

89.

Life is Strange 2

90.

Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

91.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

92.

Project Hospital

93.

Total War: Arena

94.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

95.

DayZ

96.

Defiance 2050

97.

Kenshi

98.

X4: Foundations

99.

Stellaris: Apocalypse

100.

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars

Hottest game releases of 2018 by platform

The list of the hottest video game releases in 2018 by platform shows that Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a largest group of fans among the PC players. The game was only fourth on Xbox One and eighth on PlayStation 4.

Also, both rankings show the great popularity of Fallout 76, although in the case of this game most probably a large group of readers was more interested in checking the still ongoing drama than the game itself.

Top 10 of hottest game releases on PC in 2018

#

Game:

1.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2.

Far Cry 5

3.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

4.

Fallout 76

5.

Frostpunk

6.

Vampyr

7.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

8.

Sea of Thieves

9.

Battlefield V

10.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Top 10 of hottest game releases on PlayStation 4 in 2018

#

Game:

1.

Red Dead Redemption 2

2.

God of War

3.

Spider-Man

4.

Detroit: Become Human

5.

Far Cry 5

6.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

7.

Fallout 76

8.

Monster Hunter: World

9.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

10.

Shadow of the Colossus

Top 10 of hottest game releases on Xbox One in 2018

#

Game:

1.

Red Dead Redemption 2

2.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

3.

Fallout 76

4.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

5.

Battlefield V

6.

Forza Horizon 4

7.

Far Cry 5

8.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

9.

FIFA 19

10.

Farming Simulator 19

Top 10 of hottest game releases on Nintendo Switch in 2018

#

Game:

1.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

2.

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!

3.

FIFA 19

4.

Octopath Traveler

5.

Fortnite: Battle Royale

6.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection

7.

Wasteland 2

8.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

9.

Dead Cells

10.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Of course, the game premiere is not the most important factor at all. Many players discover the biggest bestsellers after months, and often even years after their release, and real hits often remain popular for many years. Tomorrow we will present you a ranking list of games with greatest popularity, regardless of the year in which they were released.

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