The editor writes: We’ll be publishing Eurogamer’s official top 30 games of 2018 tomorrow. In a break with Eurogamer tradition, we didn’t put that list together by voting among ourselves this year. But I still asked for everyone on the staff (plus the Digital Foundry team and a couple of our most regular freelance contributors) to submit their favourite games of the year because I thought it would be interesting to build up a picture of what the Eurogamer team really plays and cares about, rather than some homogenised arithmetic byproduct of that.
Each staffer submitted five games, listed in no particular order. Remasters and reissues on new platforms were allowed, as were games which weren’t first released in 2018 but which made a major impact or underwent significant changes this year (such as Fortnite). I wanted these lists to reflect about what we were actually playing rather than the release schedule. This is our gaming life, warts and all. Don’t judge us too harshly.