Ah, end of the year lists. You’ve no doubt already had a gander at the The Gamer News Team's favorite games of 2018, but what were some of the other gaming trends that had people talking about in 2018?
According to Variety, based on Twitter users in the United States, Fortnite (unsurprisingly) took top honors as the most-mentioned video game title on Twitter in 2018. Call of Duty took second place, while Overwatch came in third.
The full list of most-tweeted about gaming titles is as follows:
- Call of Duty
- EA Sports Madden NFL
- NBA 2K
- Super Mario
- Super Smash Brothers
- Grand Theft Auto
While Fortnite is an expected title to be number one, it is interesting that Call of Duty made the cut (especially second place), whereas Playerunknown’s Battleground did not make the list at all. Has Call of Duty’s “Blackout” mode already taken over as the battle royale successor to PUBG?
Surprisingly, some of the year’s most popular and anticipated games didn’t even make it into the Top-10. God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Marvel’s Spider-Man were all major players amongst the video games released this year, while also being well-received by fans and critics alike. In fact, all three titles were contenders for 2018’s Game of the Year, with God of War taking top honors.However, it could be argued that God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man were not tweeted about as much due to the games being released exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
On the other hand, Nintendo titles held a firm grip within the Top-10 with Pokémon, Super Mario, Super Smash Brothers, and Splatoon. The first three titles make perfect sense, considering the releases of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While the Inklinks did fill a roster spot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it is still surprising to see Splatoon make the list, considering that Splatoon 2 was released over a year ago. Perhaps the rumor mill is alive and well with the hopes and desires of Splatoon 3.
Overall, it has been a great year for the gaming industry, with video games making an impact on society and pop culture, and gamers themselves being recognized for their achievements as professional athletes.
2019 is shaping up to be another fun year for gaming, and you can bet that The Gamer will be along for the ride to keep you in the know!