IGDB: 2018 in gaming

As the first official week of release for 2019 begins, let’s take a look back at the previous 12 months!

2018 stats from the IGDB community!

Highs and lows

Fallout 76 is a good reminder about the state of pre-release hype: being second most anticipated throughout the year, yet with a user rating of 37/100.

Celeste clearly lead the indies this year, especially on Nintendo Switch which turned out to be a stellar hardware heaven for both indie developers and indie fans alike.

And not forgetting Superfighters Deluxe, an old browser classic that saw a 2018 Steam release. Clearly a popular entry within our community with a whooping 96/100 user rating!

Many of those have even already made it into our user voted Top 100 list, which finally saw the Witcher III getting dethroned from the number 1 spot. Will any big 2019 surprise dethrone them?

Most Hyped games on IGDB during 2018:
1.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
2. Fallout 76
3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Highest rated (by users) on IGDB during 2018:
Nintendo Switch
: Celeste
Playstation 4: Red Dead Redemption 2
Xbox One: Red Dead Redemption 2
PC: Super Fighters Deluxe

Most anticipated by genre:
RPG: Fallout 76, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Read Dead Redemption 2
Shooter: Fortnite, Immortal Unchained, PUBG
Platformer: Forgotton Anne, Dream Alone, Vagante
Strategy: Star Control: Origins, Bannermen, Northgard
Indie: Omensight, Superfighters Deluxe, Legrand Legacy
Sport: WW 2K19, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19

Popularity on IGDB throughout 2018 by genre

1 VS all

That’s a lot of Battle Royale games, will the growth stick during 2019?

The IGDB camp also had some impressive numbers this year, with a whooping 89 189 total contributions across the site!! 2018 was our biggest year to date with more ratings, reviews, lists and contributions than ever before! A HUGE thank you to everyone in our community contributing and helping improving gaming as a whole!

Bring on 2019!

IGDB 2018!

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