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2018 Year End Gaming Awards: Best Exclusives

Best Microsoft Exclusive

  • Sea of Thieves
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • State of Decay 2

The woes of Microsoft’s exclusive catalog this generation has been extensively covered and is clearly being actively rectified for the next generation. In fact, this year saw the lowest output of exclusives from Microsoft and featured no exclusively digital content. With that said, gamers were given a completely new experience and IP in Sea of Thieves and a critically acclaimed fourth entry in a beloved racing series. There isn’t much to say here so the winner is…

Best Nintendo Exclusive

  • The Alliance Alive
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go

Okay let’s face it, the Nintendo Switch was having a sophomore slump there for a while. Combined by the lack of many notable 3DS exclusives, 2018 was on the light end for Nintendo until the holidays came around. The debate turned hot as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had just released the week prior and was still fresh. It was not helped that every other game saw the staff’s opinion split, especially on Pokémon: Let’s Go. Eventually we took a raw vote and the winner is…

Best Sony Exclusive

  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • MLB: The Show 18
  • Yakuza 6

Quite frankly this was one of three categories I was expecting a battle between the top contenders. God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man were head and shoulders above the rest of the crop. Our Yakuza ultra-fan on the staff tried to make it a three-horse race, but was quickly shot down as there was a runaway winner and that winner is…

Come back tomorrow as we will focus on multiplatform games and Thursday will see us announce our Game of the Year!

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