Games exist beyond their release years. I think I played more pre-2018 games than so-called genuine ‘new releases’ – but they were new to me. The nature of end-of-year discussions for a broad audience, however, does encourage a certain amount of focus on the present to help collate experiences together.
With that said, 2018 also was not just a year about games released in 2018. Whether games ported from old consoles to new, remakes of old games, or a spiffy remaster or two, we’ve had a bumper crop of solid re-releases this year. This groups together some pretty disparate types of re-releases, but we feel that there is still a comparison to draw. We wanted to offer the space to ask about how older games in a new space have put a fresh sparkle on overlooked gems.
So, it’s over to you folks; give us your favourite re-release of 2018. P.S. Your vote doesn’t count extra if you copy & paste one of your from one of last year’s threads, but I admire your dedication to the bit.
You will have until 5th January to nominate your games – this is our cut-off ahead of polling going live.
Remember: you can nominate up to three games, so be creative with your choices!
Be sure to check the Q&A section below if you have questions, otherwise feel free to reach out to one of us! We hope you enjoy this event and we’re excited to see what sorts of discussion each category inspires!
Q: End of Year? What's that?
A: I’m glad you asked! Just head over to our pinned topic if you need a catch up! You can also find details on the process for the event here.
Q: How do I nominate a game?
A: To nominate a game, head on over to our google form and write down your submissions in the appropriate field. You may nominate up to three games and you will be able to edit this submission at any time by returning to the google form (before the nomination date closes).
As the nominations will be done externally, this thread will instead be the place to discuss what your favorites were and to make the case for them if you feel strongly. We welcome thoughtful posts about how you made your decision, as long as we keep it positive and respectful.
Q: When does the nomination process end?
A: The period of time to make your nominations will end January 5th, 2019.
Q: What games can I nominate?
A: For this category, we’re specifically looking for games that were released between 10th December 2017 - 15th December 2018.
Games that either entered Early Access or hit 1.0 during this period are eligible.
Ports, remakes, and remasters are not eligible.
Standalone games/expansions are eligible, however Downloadable Content (DLC) is not.
Mobile and browser games are eligible as long as they meet all other relevant criteria.
The moderation team reserves the right to remove any game from nomination if necessary.
- Thank you to @Emily for the banner!