The biggest Nintendo game of the year still hasn't arrived yet. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is expected to launch on December 7 for the Nintendo Switch — the biggest entry yet in the decades-old Super Smash Bros. fighting game franchise. For those unfamiliar, Smash Bros. is all about beating up some of video game history's most iconic characters. Want Mario to duke it out with Sonic the Hedgehog? Or Solid Snake to take on Mega Man? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the game you've been waiting for. Of course, it wouldn't be a Nintendo game without a twist: In the case of Smash Bros., that twist comes in the form of simultaneous multiplayer brawling. Fights aren't head-to-head unless you specifically choose them to be — up to eight players can battle for supremacy in a single round of the latest Smash Bros. Better still: The latest entry in the series is promising the largest roster of playable characters ever. In reality, that means over 70 playable characters. Somewhere between racing giant trucks through a snowstorm and completing the Forza Horizon 4 version of the end of the first Halo game, I realized how ridiculously versatile the series has become. If you're interested in drag racing, Horizon has that. If you're interested in rally, or drifting, or street, Horizon also has all that. If you just want to smash the gas and the brakes in very pretty cars, Horizon is here for you. Forza Horizon 4 is the only racing game I've ever played that so brilliantly straddles the line between accessibility and depth. Whether you've never played a game or you've got a racing wheel setup, Horizon has you covered. Check out our review of the game right here. On paper, the God of War reboot is very similar to the original series: It's a third-person action-adventure game that is focused on stylish combat. But in reality, there are some huge changes right off the bat. For one, Kratos now has a son he's taking care of (seen above). His name is Atreus (uh-tray-us), and he's with you for the entire journey. And the journey, rather than a tale of revenge, is one of grief: Kratos' wife (and Atreus' mother) has died, and her last request was to have her ashes released at the tallest peak in the land. It's a subtle refocus that, unbelievably, turns Kratos into a complex, interesting character for the first time. How he handles grieving while teaching his son valuable lessons — all while dealing with the tremendous psychological baggage from his previous life as a Greek god — is what elevates God of War from an impressive, gorgeous action game to a memorable, meaningful game. Check out our review of the game right here. For the PlayStation 4 owners out there — over 80 million of you! — there's more than just one major exclusive this holiday. Back in September, the PlayStation 4 got a huge new game in Marvel's Spider-Man. It's a gorgeous, brilliantly-executed open-world game featuring the snarkiest superhero of all time. Not only is the game beautiful and a ton of fun, but it's only available on Sony's PlayStation 4. Check out our review of the game right here. Let's not kid ourselves: Exclusive games aside, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest game of 2018 — full stop. It's available on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so it's not the game to get for any particular console. It is, however, an excellent game that's very much worth your time. Chances are you've already heard about it through the litany of positive reviews from critics and/or the ongoing marketing blitz. What you've heard is true: It's real, real good. Check out our review of the game right here.