The Year In Video Game Skies, 2018

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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. 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.

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Monster Hunter: World

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Celeste

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Dandara

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2

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Kirby Star Allies

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Sea of Thieves

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God of War

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Far Cry 5

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FAR: Lone Sails

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No Man’s Sky: NEXT

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Fortnite: Battle Royale

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Dragon Quest XI

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Chasm

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Spider-Man

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Destiny 2: Forsaken

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Forza Horizon 4

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Life is Strange 2

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas

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Red Dead Redemption 2

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Warframe Fortuna

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Hitman 2

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Fallout 76

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Gris

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Kingdom Two Crowns

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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 favorite video game skies from 2018 in the comments.

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Ethan Gach

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