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We’re closing in on the end of 2018, so it’s time that we reveal our Game of the Year awards. We have a few listed categories with a whole bunch of nominations. Before we get into it, we would just like to say that 2018 has been an amazing year for gaming and each game listed here has been an absolute blast to play.

Disclaimer: Any game that was released specifically for the Nintendo Switch in 2018 is eligible for nomination. Meaning that if a game had initially released for 2018 but didn’t arrive on the Switch until this year, it’s fair game.

 

Best Art Design

  • Octopath Traveler
  • Hollow Knight
  • Celeste
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • The Messenger

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Hidden Gem of 2018

  • Horizon Shift ’81
  • Flat Heroes
  • The Low Road
  • The Mooseman
  • The Bug Butcher

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Soundtrack

  • Octopath Traveler
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Celeste
  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best 3DS Game

  • Detective Pikachu
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Sushi Striker
  • WarioWare Gold
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Journey Redux
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Single Player Experience

  • Hollow Knight
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Celeste
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Multiplayer/Party Game

  • Super Mario Party
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Overcooked 2

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Third-Party Game

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Celeste
  • Overcooked 2
  • Diablo III
  • Dark Souls Remastered
  • Hollow Knight

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Nindie

  • Hollow Knight
  • Celeste
  • Overcooked 2
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • The Messenger
  • Dead Cells
  • Undertale

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best DLC

  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (DK Adventure)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Torna the Golden Country)
  • Splatoon 2 (Octo Expansion)

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Best Port

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Diablo III

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Switch Game of the Year

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee
  • Celeste
  • Hollow Knight
  • Octopath Traveler

And the winner is…

Game of the Year

 

Do you agree with our selections for the Game of the Year Awards? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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