The Best Video Games of 2018

It’s awards sea­son in the world of video games. As 2018 draws to a close, we take a moment to look back at the games we loved most. Between the increas­ing­ly ven­er­a­ble Game Awards (and the not-so-ven­er­a­ble Gamers’ Choice Awards) we’ve already start­ed to get a sense of what crit­ics — Vari­ety’s includ­ed — have been think­ing about this year.