2018 got off to a flying start with January, which turned out to be an incredibly strong month for new PlayStation games. Our staff vote was a tight one, with three different titles vying for that coveted Game of the Month award -- but ultimately, there can only be one winner.

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Bronze Trophy: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V finally feels like the game it was always meant to be with the release of Arcade Edition. Injecting a healthy amount of single player content into what was already one of the most accomplished fighters on PS4 has elevated the overall package to new heights, and we now rank Capcom's brawler right up there with the best in the genre. We concluded our 8/10 review by writing, "the simple truth is that there's never been a better time to jump in."

Click here to read our full review of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition


Silver Trophy: Celeste

A tight and lovely looking platformer, Celeste weaves a great little story into its quality gameplay. Senior staff writer Stephen Tailby awarded Celeste an 8/10, calling it "a wonderful precision platformer that does far more than simply challenge your dexterity." Stephen concluded, "fans of both a steep challenge and a heartfelt narrative will find a lot to like about Celeste." Another game to add to the PS4's impressive indie pile.

Click here to read our full review of Celeste

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Gold Trophy: Monster Hunter: World

It looks like Capcom's finally got its global Monster Hunter audience, and it's well deserved. Monster Hunter: World is a fantastic action role-playing title that's devilishly addictive, as guides editor Glen Fox knows all too well. "Monster Hunter: World is easily the finest entry in the franchise to date," Glen concluded in our 8/10 review. "The move to PS4 has only done it favours, with stunning visuals and environments that you'll want to get lost in."

Click here to read our full review of Monster Hunter: World


Platinum Trophy: Dragon Ball FighterZ

Beating out Monster Hunter: World by a single vote, Dragon Ball FighterZ has snatched our Game of the Month award for January 2018. Arc System Works' superb fighting game is a joy to play and behold, sporting some truly amazing visuals and a combat system that anyone can enjoy.

"Utterly stunning in motion and effortlessly capturing the essence of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a masterful video game adaptation," we wrote in our gushing 9/10 review. "Dragon Ball FighterZ is pretty much the best anime fighting game ever made."

Click here to read our full review of Dragon Ball FighterZ

And that's that -- the first month of 2018 is done and dusted. But what was your favourite game of January? Vote in our poll, and then feed us your thoughts in the comments section below.

What was your Game of the Month for January 2018? (69 votes)

  1. Celeste14%
  2. Dragon Ball FighterZ13%
  3. Monster Hunter: World61%
  4. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition6%
  5. Other6%

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How we decide our Game of the Month: At the end of each month, the editorial team put together a list of nominees. Nominees must have been released within the month, and they must have been reviewed by Push Square. We select nominees based on our own review scores.

The editorial team then presents this list of nominees to the rest of the Push Square staff. Staff are asked to vote for three games that they think deserve to be crowned Game of the Month. First choice gets 3 points, second choice gets 2 points, and third choice gets 1 point. When voting closes, we tally the results to determine the order of this article. The game with the most points is our Game of the Month.