Triple AAA games nailing the brief. Indie games surprising people out of nowhere, and expansions and patches that completely turn a game around. It's been a good year for games - now it's time for you to vote for your favourite.
To make sure nothing gets missed, this year we'll go purely with user submissions. It's a little more complicated than just clicking a button, but this way no games will get left out.
I have a suspicion that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a popular favourite. On the flipside, I'd be surprised if Fortnite makes it into the top three or five. Kotaku Australia readers do like their stories - Persona 5 and Horizon's strong showing last year was indicative of that.
Strategy games have had a gun year too: Into the Breach, BattleTech, Two-Point Hospital (well, that's more management sim), and recently, the smashing Mutant Year Zero. Honestly, find some time to play the latter before the end of the year.
We'll have the most disappointing game poll later this week for you all to rag on the games that let you down most this year. But for now, I want to hear your take.
Best game of 2018. What was it?