2018 has somehow come and gone in the blink of an eye and what a year it's been. We've seen controversies, the closure of some great studios, the death of some brilliant games, and the rise of the 'Battle Royale' genre, to say a few.

It's a tough ol' thing looking back over the past year to decide what has stood out in our minds and, though we've got an overall top five for Pocket Gamer, it also gives us a chance to properly reflect.

Unlike the dawn of the Switch in 2017 โ€“ and obvious place-saver for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild โ€“ this year has felt nicely balanced in terms of original content, epic ports, artistic dreamscapes, and daft little games which feel great on the go.