Why Beat Saber is my game of the year

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2018 has been a good year for video games. From blockbuster epics to smaller indie experiences to inventive takes on VR, the breadth and variety of games that came out over the last 12 months is astounding. To celebrate, Verge staff members are writing essays on their own personal favorite games, and what made them stand out above the crowd.

I’m about to tell you about my favorite game of 2018, Beat Saber — even though I’m a little worried it will ruin my favorite part.

Beat Saber, which was released by Czech indie studio Hyperbolic Magnetism in May, is one of virtual reality’s most popular and critically lauded games. It’s been on Steam’s VR best-seller list for most of 2018, and it just launched on Sony’s PlayStation VR headset last…

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