Not all of our favorite video game moments in a given year are driven by well-acted cutscenes, amazing gameplay, or emergent sequences that convey the power of interactive entertainment. Sometimes we remember the glitches best – those beautiful messes where the algorithmic glue that normally holds these meticulously crafted games together betrays the artists’ vision and gifts us with awkward, ridiculous, or downright creepy bloopers we can’t wait to share with friends. 

Every year, Game Informer keeps a list of our favorite moments like these for the annual Glitichie Awards. This year, we had a packed field thanks to the abundance of open world games like Fallout 76, Far Cry 5, and Red Dead Redemption II. We could have included dozens of glitches that make us smile this year, but we narrowed the field to the top 10. Without further ado, we present our favorite glitches of 2018.

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Madden NFL 19 – The Puntergeist

via @MrGoldenSports

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – InfiniteAssist

via @RaythalosM

Fallout 76 – The Thin Man

Far Cry 5 – Human Trafficking 

via kindheftyhartebeest


FIFA 19 – Harry “Tiny Hands” Kane

via u/mnollsy

Red Dead Redemption II – Gang Bonding

Far Cry 5 – Air Swimming

Just Cause 4 – Advanced Aviation

Fallout 76 – Slender Man

Glitch of the Year:

Red Dead Redemption II – Horse Barbeque

Do you have a favorite glitch from 2018? Share it in the comments section below.

Game Informer’s Ninth Annual Glitchie Awards