OnlySP Best of 2018
Best of 2018

Announcing the Nominees for OnlySP’s Best of 2018 Awards

OnlySP is proud to present the nominees for our Best of 2018 awards. Last year was such an incredible year in gaming and we are very excited to present these awards. Be sure to tune in to our YouTube premiere on Saturday at 12pm PST (3pm EST, 8pm GMT) to find out the winners!

Best Studio
  • 11 bit studios (Frostpunk)
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment (Soulcalibur VISuper Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Capcom (Monster Hunter: World)
  • Dontnod Entertainment (Life is Strange 2VampyrThe Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit)
  • Insomniac Games (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • IO Interactive (Hitman 2)
  • Rockstar Studios (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Sony Santa Monica Studio (God of War)
Best Direction
  • Matt Thorson (Celeste)
  • David Cage (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Cory Barlog (God of War)
  • Brian Horton, Bryan Intihar, Marcus Smith, and Ryan Smith (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • Rockstar Studios (Red Dead Redemption 2)
OnlySP Best of 2018 - Detroit: Become Human
Best Performer
  • Bryan Dechart as Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
Best Ensemble Cast
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Far Cry 5
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
Best Narrative
  • David Cage and Adam Williams (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, and Cory Barlog (God of War)
  • Dan Houser, Michael Unsworth, and Rupert Humphries (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Akihiro Hino (Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom)
  • Jon Paquette, Benjamin Arfmann, Kelsey Beachum, Christos Gage, and Dan Slott (Marvel’s Spider-Man)

Best Art Design
  • Conrad Roset (GRIS)
  • Nobuyuki Yanai, Hiroshi Matsuyama, Hiroyuki Maeda, and Yoshiyuki Momose (Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom)
  • Naoki Ikushima and Mika Iizuka (Octopath Traveler)
  • Amber Long and Josh Nadelberg (Spyro Reignited Trilogy)
  • Takashi Ishihara (Tetris Effect)
Best Audio Design
  • Lydia Andrew (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
  • Aurelien Baguerre (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Mike Niederquell (God of War)
  • Blake Johnson (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • Lazlow and Alastair MacGregor (Red Dead Redemption 2)
Best Game Design
  • Simon Wasselin (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Derek Daniels (God of War)
  • Viktor Bocan (Kingdom Come: Deliverance)
  • Cameron Christian, James Cooper, Mike Daly, Joel Goodsell, and Mark Stuart (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • Teruki Endo and Yugo Yogawa (Monster Hunter: World)
  • Imran Sarwar (Red Dead Redemption 2)

OnlySP Best of 2018 - GRIS

Best Original Score
  • Philip Sheppard, Nima Fakhrara, and John Paesano (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Bear McCreary (God of War)
  • John Paesano (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Noboru Mutoh (Tetris Effect)
Audience Award for Best Original Score
  • “Come Live By My Side” by Daniel Lanois (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • “Connected (Yours Forever)” by Kate Brady (Tetris Effect)
  • “Guidance” by Yuko Komiyama and Ikuko (Monster Hunter: World)
  • “Legend” by Generdyn and Backchat (Beat Saber)
  • “Lifelight” by Hideki Sakamoto and Abby Trott (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • “See the Fire in Your Eyes” by Daniel Lanois (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • “That’s the Way It Is” by Daniel Lanois (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • “The One They Call the Witch” by Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler)
  • “Unshaken” by D’Angelo (Red Dead Redemption 2)

OnlySP Best of 2018 - Spider-Man

Best Independent Game
  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Subnautica
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
Best Virtual Reality Game
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall: Zero Hour
  • Tetris Effect
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
Best Multiplayer Integration
  • Ashen
  • Battlefield V
  • Conan Exiles
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 / Red Dead Online
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

OnlySP Best of 2018 - Monster Hunter: World

Best Action Game
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Mega Man 11
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Best Adventure Game
  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Subnautica
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season
Best Action-Adventure Game
  • Far Cry 5
  • God of War
  • Hitman 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

OnlySP Best of 2018 - Ni no Kuni II

Best Platform Game
  • Celeste
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Mega Man 11
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • The Messenger
Best Strategy Game
  • All Walls Must Fall
  • Ancestors Legacy
  • Attack of the Earthlings
  • Frostpunk
  • Phantom Doctrine
  • Surviving Mars
Best Role-Playing Game
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

OnlySP Best of 2018 - Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Sports / Racing Game
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • F1 2018
  • FIFA 19
  • WWE 2K19
Best Fighting Game
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Best Remake / Remaster
  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (based on Age of Empires by Ensemble Studios)
  • Castlevania Requiem (based on Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night by Konami)
  • Dark Souls Remastered (based on Dark Souls by FromSoftware)
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy (based on Spyro the DragonSpyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon by Insomniac Games)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (based on Shadow of the Colossus by Team Ico)
Best Downloadable Content
  • Far Cry 5 — ‘Lost on Mars’
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance — ‘From the Ashes’
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance — ‘The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hands Capon’
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man — ‘The City That Never Sleeps’
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom — ‘The Lair of the Lost Lord’

OnlySP Best of 2018 - The Red Strings Club

Best Game
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • GRIS
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Red Strings Club

What are your predictions for our winners? Which games would you choose to win? Let us know, and be sure to tune in to our YouTube premiere on Saturday at 12pm PST (3pm EST, 8pm GMT) to find out the winners!

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