E3 has passed and it has brought us an exciting look at what’s to come this year. So lets take a look at what we already have and decide which are the top 10 games of 2018 so far.

1. Surviving Mars

A fun settlement/city simulator created by Paradox Interactive that had a rocky early access where you must create a colony on Mars and keep your colonists alive.

2. Stellaris: Distant Stars Story Pack

Another Paradox Interactive game, take to the stars and command vast armies of spaceships, you must lead your civilization to greatness, and be the last one standing in the end. Custom species and the many mods available on the Steam Workshop increase it’s replay ability.

3. Subnautica

A simple survival game, your goal is to survive the harsh water world and eventually leave the planet, you must explore, while also discovering why the aurora your ship was shot down in the first place and prevent it happening again.

4. God of War

For this one I have taken to calling it Dad of Boi instead of it’s actual title due to the amount of times Kratos refers to his son as “boi”. Kratos has been living in the harsh Northlands after the events of the previous games, with his wife. Eventually his wife dies, and he must go on a quest to deliver her ashes to the far peak of a mountain. Along the way Kratos must protect his son from the Norse gods and show him how to be a man. My one complaint with the game is the camera, it’s easy to get turned around and it is awkward.

5. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 

The classic revisited in true high definition, with the all new Zodiac System and even more content play in 60fps and experience Ivalice like never before. If you liked the original game on ps2 then you’ll love this version.

6. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

A legendary platformer returns, Crash Bandicoot. Play in the original graphics of the first trilogy or experience it in full HD with new graphics to match, play as Crash and Coco as you fight against the evil Dr Neocortex. A nostalgic classic that many will enjoy playing again.

7. The Forest

You are stranded in a forest after your airline crashes, you must fight to survive build a shelter and fight against the savage cannibal natives. Will you last long enough? Will you survive? And will you strike fear into the natives?

8. H1Z1

An arena shooter where you must fight one of the many, like PUBG and Fortnite. It doesn’t really do anything different from the others. If you have either Fortnite or PUBG already I wouldn’t choose this one.

9. Soul Worker

A Korean anime MMO that was developed by Enmasse Entertainment and published by Gameforge. It received much hype before it’s release however when I played it I found that it was lacking, the story was meh, and the combat was generic I didn’t get far into playing it as I quickly became bored of it.

10. Life is Feudal: MMO

The graphics were sub par, the lack of other players and the server style multiplayer made for an empty and boring world. And tutorials were none existent. The only reason this is on here is that it is popular with a niche audience.

We have much to look forward to so let’s see where the rest of the year takes us, and whether or not the new games topple these games from their positions. I have my eye on a few already but that will have to wait until the end of the year top 10.