The Year In Video Game Skies, 2018

Skies are an integral part of many video games, the backdrop against which all the action takes place. Even the most underwhelming game can make you want to hang around and play a little longer if there’s some striking eye candy hanging up above.

I started the end of the year roundup of video game skies last year, and looking back through that collection I was struck by how many 2017 games had beautiful skies that year.

The Year In Video Game Skies, 2017

Games love to pummel you with lists of things to collect, places to get to, and enemies to beat. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to pause, catch your breath, and look up at the beauty above.

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2018 was also a strong year, so take a few moments to kick back, stop worrying about everything else going on in the world, and let your eyes soak in the dazzling ethers permeating of some of this year’s best games.


Monster Hunter: World



Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Kirby Star Allies

Sea of Thieves

God of War

Far Cry 5

FAR: Lone Sails

No Man’s Sky: NEXT

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Dragon Quest XI



Destiny 2: Forsaken

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Forza Horizon 4

Life is Strange 2

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Red Dead Redemption 2

Warframe Fortuna

Hitman 2

Fallout 76

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Kingdom Two Crowns

There were so many more games that came out this year than just the ones above, and plenty of them also had beautiful upper atmospheres. Share some of your favourite video game skies from 2018 in the comments.


    Sky tech is getting crazy. No Man's Sky and RDR2 take it for me with those gorgeous volumetric clouds.

    I was gonna say God of War. But then I saw RDR2's skies again... BeeYADifool!

    Still haven't seen a better sky than in Mad Max, fantastic game. Of course, I haven't played RDR2 yet..

    Those RDR2 screen caps do not do the game's skies justice.

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