All Adventure GOTYs of 2018

Created Dec 6, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
We are making the extensive list of all adventure games in 2018 that deserve to be the GOTY in YOUR opinion. Submit games by clicking “Recommend a game” below. We will add any game to this list but here are some rules.

1. One game from one rawger.
2. Only games originally released in 2018 are accepted.
3. Only adventure games are accepted. Think Life is Strange 2, Detroit: Become Human, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, etc.

And remember that any game can be a GOTY for you. ♥
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Dontnod's new adventure is off to a good start. We'll only see next episodes in 2019, but the beginning was so promising that rawgers are ready to give a GOTY award in advance.
David Cage doubles down on multiple choices and endings this year with Detroit: Become Human. It might be controversial, but nevertheless it is perhaps the most important and most talked-about adventure game of the year. It also gave birth to one short-lived but hilarious meme.
If Lovecraft's writings can be translated into video games, then it should be an eerie detective adventure such as Call of Cthulhu. GOTY, fhtagn!
FoxTail is an adventure oozing retro look and feel. The visuals are pixelated, the gameplay is point-and-click, the inventory is huge and covers 30% of the screen. It could have been the adventure game of the year in 1988, but in 2018, we also welcome such games.
A cyberpunk thriller adventure about fate, happiness and bartending. Expect all the “high tech, low life” tropes including corporate conspiracies and humans becoming androids (and vice versa) and a whole lot of good writing.
Below presents a large, interconnected underworld with wild beasts, deadly traps and unsolved mysteries. The trick here is that it's procedurally generated which means a unique adventure for every play. And perma-death means that you'll have a lot of them. 
Another eerie adventure on the list published by Focus Home Interactive. The Council places you inside a classic murder mystery with a group of characters where anybody could be the villain. Tags: detective, choices matter, narrative experience, adventure GOTY.
One of the weirdest titles of the year made it to our adventure GOTYs list, and we can't be happier about that. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a one-of-a-kind adventure game where you just walk, hitchhike and freighthop around the fictional rural America and listent to stories. That gives your more stories to listen. And in the end, you can even hear the true stories.
The free tie-in game connecting Life is Strange with its sequel naturally became one of the most popular titles among rawgers this year. Free it might be, but it is also a brilliant short adventure game with memorable characters and a solid drama storyline.
This is one of the most unique puzzle/adventure games this year with a few innovative mechanics. Add here a peaceful sountrack, mellow visuals and raccoons, and you'll get a GOTY. Don't forget glorious 60 FPS and the platinum trophy!