Top 3 Handheld Games of 2018

ChamZen’s Top 3 for 2018

It’s that time of the year again, time to look back at the gaming fun I had. What games kept me busy in 2018? Well, my top 3 are all games on the Switch, all wonderful games that made me sink in quite a few hours!

3. Dragon Quest Builders.

I’m a huge fan of Dragon Quest and Dragon quest Builders was released in February 2018 just after I got my Nintendo Switch. You play through four chapters in this Building /RPG. You’re the builder and various NPCs depend on you to build numerous rooms and gather items whilst fighting enemies as you work your way through the story.

It’s a lovely game that I put many hours into. After you finish the main game there is a free build area where you can let your imagination roam free and build what you like. Yvonne made a review some time back for the PS Vita version, which you can find here.

2. Cities skylines.

As I said in the review I wrote for Cities: Skylines, I bought this game on a whim shortly after its release in September and it proved to be right choice. At least, looking at the hours I have played it.

I spent many hours relaying roads and attending to the needs of the cities many businesses and residents.

As Mayor there is a lot to do from starting out with a tight budget and building a good infrastructure for your small hamlet to grow in to a large city. Overseeing the general running of a city, making sure there are water pipes and fresh water to deciding where to place your entertainment district to draw in tourists.

All the while watching your city expand and grow. If you want to check out the game, my review is here.

1. Civilization VI

I played Civilization II many years ago and was very happy to find Civilization VI had made its way to the Nintendo Switch in November.

Yvonne did a review on the game and gave it two thumbs up and I totally agree with the score as I’ve enjoyed the game immensely. (Check out the review here)

What makes Civilization VI my number one game of the year? I couldn’t just pick out one thing it’s the whole package. From the opening scene with the outstanding soundtrack, to the gameplay and starting a new Civilization and watching it grow. All the while meeting some friendly nations or some not so friendly. To the way each nation has its own theme music which grows and changes as your Civilization progresses through the ages.

The challenge in the game is that it doesn’t exactly go as you planned. Even if you plan before hand how you would like to be victorious, it doesn’t always work out like that!

Civilization VI is definitely my number one game of 2018!


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