2018 is here and with the new year, comes a lot of excitement about the new games that will be releasing this year. Last year was definitely great for gaming, we got FIFA 18, some great racing games, some great FPS games like Call of Duty: World War II and how can we forget, the PUBG. There were some new innovative games for the VRs as well, but we are not going to talk about them in this post. Instead, we will be focussing on the best upcoming games of 2018.
There were games which we expected to release in 2017 but they got delayed for some or the other reason. In addition to that, a lot of games were also promised in 2017, that took the hope limit of the gamers to a whole new level. We got to see trailers and gameplays of some amazing games like Anthem, Spider Man, Far Cry 5, God of War 4 etc. that had the release date of 2018 on them. And this is the main motive behind this post. Apart from the main popular titles, about which you surely must be knowing of, we have collected the best game titles which are expecting to release in 2018 for PC, and specifically for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
You will find some of the big games like God of War, Anthem and some most awaited games like Red Dead Redemption 2, and Shadow of Colossus Remastered in the list. There is no specific ranking in the list and the games have been put random order. It is possible that you might have played the prequels of few of these games already, which in turn will make even more exciting to see what the sequel is going to bring to us.
So, let us not waste any more time and have a look at the best upcoming games of 2018 list below.
Best Upcoming Games of 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ
I don’t know if you have played the previous version of the Dragon Ball game or not, but it really had a very good concept. Dragon Ball Xenoverse was a kind of open world with different main as well as side missions to follow where the player had to beat different enemies that have been changing the timeline of the history. However, the Dragon Ball FighterZ will focus mainly on the team fighting gameplay by bringing all the Dragon Ball characters as well as the nostalgia back. The graphics of the upcoming game are really very impressive and looks like the anime characters have been directly pulled out from the cartoon series. Each and every character possess its personal techniques which possess different graphics as well. The players have the option to team up some of the greatest fighters in one team like Goku, Cell, and Vegeta, thus becoming a nightmare for the opposition to defeat. The Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released on January 26, 2018, for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 gaming consoles.
Shadow of the Colossus
If you have not watched the trailer for the new Shadow of Colossus game, you should definitely watch it right now. We have seen many games remastered and released for PS4 consoles last few years. However, Shadow of Colossus really stands out when we compare it with other remastered PS4 games. Many of the gamers also consider the original Shadow of Colossus as one of the greatest game ever made. In the game, you play the role of a Wander who along with his steed named Agro tries to kill the huge beings made up of stone which roam around on their land. Looking at the trailer for the new game, there is a huge improvement in terms of graphics as well as controls. There is a whole new control schema which makes the player actions even more interactive with the surroundings around him. The textures have been redesigned and the blurred muddy texture that was present in the old PS2 version of the game has been completely removed in the new upcoming Shadow of Colossus game. We really wish it brings back the old magic but with new visuals for the gamers. The Shadow of Colossus game will only be released for PlayStation 4 consoles on February 6, 2018.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
You would really like this game if you loved playing Skyrim. To be a bit more precise, we would call it a historical and non-mythological version for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim game. The RPG adventure open world game is based on the real history of the Bohemia region of Czech Republic. Unlike many other RPG games, you do not get the HUD indicators as well as markers on the mini-map in this game, making Kingdom Come: Deliverance even more intense and hard. One of the best things about this game is its never stopping gameplay timeline. That means the quests, as well as the events of the game, will occur with or without you. If you are not able to be at a particular place at the right time, you might miss an epic battle of a lifetime. So, the players can’t just roam around and chit-chat with each and every person in the game world and need to have a bit sense of urgency so that you do not miss the crucial events happening in the game. Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 13, 2018.
I don’t know about you but I love horror game and we are really very excited about the upcoming first-person horror video game releasing early 2018, with the name Agony. Looking at the trailer we can say that this game is definitely not for weak hearted people. Seriously, for example, can you see small babies getting smashed on to the stumps spilling blood everywhere? If yes, you should prepare yourself for a hell of a ride to hell itself. In Agony, the player takes up the role of a tortured soul who has been praying to the Red Goddess. The Red Goddess is nothing but the ruler of the underworld itself. You pray to her to end the never-ending eternal suffering and set yourself free. You need to sneak past different horrifying monsters but that too in your human form. However, later in the game, you get the power to possess these demons and use their special powers for your benefit. The Agony game has been designed for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 console and will be released on March 30, 2018.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2, as the name says is a sequel to the popular and original Red Dead Redemption game that was released back in the year 2010. No doubt it was one of the best open world game after GTA, but coming from the same developers, i.e. Rockstar Games. The original game was based on the Wild West and how soon we are going to receive its sequel, and we are already expecting a lot from it. The game was originally was planned to release in 2017, but the release date was then later postponed to 2018. There are very fewer details available on the internet about Red Dead Redemption 2, but we can confirm that there will be a new multiplayer mode as well as a single player mode in it. There have been few screenshots roaming here and there giving us a good view of the bushy woodlands, robberies and prairie roads, but there is not much solid information revealed about the game from the developers. We are expecting the new Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One and PS4 consoled in the Spring of 2018.
Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human is a futuristic interactive game which has been developed by the same developers that came up with Heavy Rain as well as Beyond: Two Souls games. This time, they are trying out a futuristic Android revolution story that more or less tries to take over the world from humans.
Looking at the initial few trailers of the game, we were only able to see some hostages on the rooftops along with the uprising of the Androids. However, the latest trailer showcased in the Paris Games Week, there were few more aspects that we got to know about the Detroit: Become Human. In the latest trailer, we see domestic violence for the first time as a crucial element of the game. The story of the game is about an Android named Kara, who has been developing emotions and self-determination in herself, something that is forbidden for the Androids. She is playing the role of a servant and nanny in a house but depending upon the input of the user, she can disobey the commands of her owner in order to save the life of a little girl. Similar Androids like Kara are under mass production in order to assist humans in different ways, however, there is something different as well as unique about Kara as she wishes to love, live and hope. These emotions inside her are stirring other similar emotions inside other Androids as well. The writer of the game, David Cage took around 2 years to complete the story of Detroit: Become Human and not only that, there are a lot of actors that have done mo-cap for the game. Detroit: Being Human will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 consoles only and is expected to release in the Spring of 2018.
We Happy Few
We Happy Few is an exclusive entry to the list just because we found the game as well as the gameplay really very interesting. The concept of this game is really very unique with a society, which is a mixture of Bioshock society, filled with drug addicts and strange people. The name of the city in which you live is known as Wellington Wells, and being one of the several residents of the city and playing in first person mode, you need to deal with other creepy residents that are forced to take a daily dose of a pill of Joy, which makes them hallucinate. Since, you refuse to take that medication, shoot at sight order is issued for you and your main aim is to survive by fleeing away from the crazy residents and making use of different products to craft the items necessary for your survival. During the entire time of the game, a TV host named Uncle Jack plays the role of a sinister and taunts you during your entire journey. The game has been developed for Xbox One, PC, and PS4 and will hit the market in the Summer of 2018.
Monster Hunter: World
Many of you will have played the previous version of this game. I personally loved the Monster Hunt games because there was always something new to find in a new adventure, and that too a dangerous one. This year, Capcom will be back with a new version of Monster Hunt with the title “World”. The best part of the game is going to be its excellent and realistic graphics. We do have a lot of expectations from the game looking at its trailer. The game is third person co-op and the players can expect everything from the game, from dragons to dinosaurs. There are jungles and different terrains to discover. You will need stealth in some of the places too. The game will be more interesting with the new set of complex actions added to it, making it even harder to master. The game is out now and was released on 26 January 2018 and was nominated as one of the most anticipated games of 2018.
Far Cry 5
Far Cry is just the game we all have been waiting for. It is one of those games which have been getting better and better after every game. The best part about the Far Cry games is their huge gameplay environment and its details. The last game, i.e. Far Cry 4: Primal took us back to the stone age between mammoths. And it was definitely worth a play. The next upcoming Far Cry 5 is not based on a far hilly area like Kyrat, or in some different era like stone age, but in the USA. Montana is a fictional region in the Hope County which has been disturbed by a cult by the name “The Project at Eden’s Gate”. The cult is led by a Father named Joseph who is involved in stockpiles of militia grade powerful firearms and advocating religious fanaticism on the other side. And you are the one who is going to decide the fate of the entire region. There are bombings, aerial fights, animals, huge environment and everything you would want from an action adventure FPS open world game. Far Cry 5 is expected to release on March 27, 2018.
State of Decay 2
If you love Zombie killing apocalypse games, then I am pretty sure that you must be knowing about the State of Decay 2. Not only it is an exciting zombie game, but the fact that it could be played by 4 different players in the Co-op mode, makes the game as well as the survival even more fun. However, you will have to coordinate among yourselves to come up with the tactics to defeat the dead, but you also have a lot of scavenging to do. There are different items and equipment scattered throughout the entire area which you will have to collect and craft to survive. There is a twist in the game as well. If any of the players gets bitten by the dead zombies, he or she will convert into a zombie too. So, the other players in the group will have to make a difficult choice between curing you or saving the limited medicines for themselves and future accidents. State of Decay 2 will be available for PS4, PC and Xbox consoles in the Spring of 2018.
Spider Man is one hero game almost all the PS4 console owners have been waiting for. We have already see the trailer and some other shots of the game on YouTube and there is just one question, when is it going to release? The new Spider Man game, which will also be a PS4 exclusive is an open-world superhero game. It has been developed by Insomniac Games, the same people responsible for Ratchet and Clank game series. The player can get into Spider Man’s shoes by swinging between the building and over the streets of New York, catching thugs and defeating various Enemies. The storyline of the game is not at all related to any of the Spider Man movies we have seen in the last decade. This simply means that the story writers had no boundations while designing it. All we know about the game is that is awesome and a PS4 exclusive. The release date is still not announced by the company but we expect it to hit the market in the first six months of 2018.
It would be wrong if we did not include Anthem on our list. If you have played a game named Destiny and liked it, well, Anthem is a direct answer to that from Electronic Arts Studio. The Sci-fi game takes the player in a future universe where you take up the role of a freelancer taking part in deadly, mass shootouts in a third person mode. But do not worry, the most exciting thing in the game saves you and gives you superhuman powers, and that is your exosuit, the Javelin. The game support co-op plays up to 4 players and that makes exploring the huge dynamic world of Anthem even more fun. The game is developed for PS4, Xbox One and PC the first gameplay we saw was in on Xbox Console. There is no release date for the game, but we can expect in releasing in the Fall of 2018, more towards the end of the year.
I have been a personal fan of Metal Gear franchise and almost loved each and every game from them. However, the writer of the Metal Gear games, Hideo Kojima is coming up with a new game and this one is not Metal Gear. Death Stranding is a very exciting game which is somehow related to weird caged small babies and features Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro. The trailer does not tell much about the game but the star cast surely makes it really very interesting as well as a bit creepy. Death Stranding is a PS4 exclusive game but we are not yet sure about its release date. It is possible that you might see the game releasing at the end of the year or maybe even next year.
The Last of Us 2
The first part of the game came 5 years back and was the best game of 2013. Yes, we are talking about the Last of Us game and this year we are going to get its sequel. The story of the Last of Us 2 starts 5 years after from where they left. The world is still struggling with the deads and beings infected by the virus but Ellie, the main character of the game is pissed off because of something else. Well, things could be different, but that is what we got from the initial reveal trailer of The Last of Us 2. The game is reportedly in the early development stages and we can expect it in the latter half of the year only for PlayStation 4 consoles.
Last but not the least, we have Crackdown 3 game. In this game, the players take up the role of a super-cop in an open world city. You will have to make use of your superpowers in order to defeat crime in various parts of the city. You can also go with the campaign mode or co-op mode for enjoying the game alone or with your family and friends. The game is full of action and you and your friends can destroy from anything to everything. Jump between huge buildings using your jetpacks and kill the enemies with bazooka’s who so ever tries to cross your road. Crackdown game will be available for Xbox One consoles and PC. We can expect it to release somewhere in the Spring of 2018.
God of War 4
You must have played the previous God of War games, especially the God of War 3 in which Kratos defeats all the Titan gods and kills them. The game was originally released for PlayStation 3, but later it was remastered for the PlayStation 4 consoles. However, despite all the efforts, we did not get the modern feeling in the game. This is why we are going to get a new and way improved version of the game this year as God of War 4. There are a lot of new and surprising things that we got to know about the new God of War 4 from its trailer. First of all, the graphics of the new game are very impressive and way better than God of War 3. It looks like Kratos is on the verge of retirement in the new game and that is why he is accompanied by his son Atreus. During his journey in the open world, we see Kratos teaching a lot of things to his son in order to transform him into a great warrior. However, he looks a lot more contained and less angry in the new game in which he has moved to a new country to start a new life with a new long beard. There is a huge change in the fighting style of Kratos. He now uses an axe instead of godly weapons in the previous game, still the style and ways by which he kills the monster and animals look really very exciting. The players can summon the axe to their aid just similar to Thor’s hammers. The developers have also increased the length of the game and it will be for sure longer than its predecessor games. We can expect God of War 4 game in the early months of 2018. The original release date is still not confirmed by the company.
Metro is one of the most underrated game series if you listen to me. The FPS series has been coming up with really good apocalyptic games and this year they are going to introduce another masterpiece in their lineup. The third installment to the Metro series, i.e. Metro Exodus is going to take the players in the modern Russian land filled with mutated animals and organisms that are horrifying, but still look kind of beautiful in their own kind of way. The players take up the role of a hardened survivor who is making his way across the nuclear winter spread in the region. Making your way through the abandoned tunnels and defeating the monsters you find in there, you need to make your way off these hard and dangerous conditions. There are radioactive bears roaming around the area as well, and make sure you do not come across one while roaming around. Metro Exodus has been developed for PC, Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 4 consoles and, will be released in the Fall of 2018.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Most of us have dreamt about flying a jet at one or the other point in life. Earlier, Namco came up with games that allowed the users to simulate flights and even fighter jets in a video game. However, the game I played from them was not very impressive in terms of graphics and came long back. However, with Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Bandai Namco is trying to make a comeback this year bringing all the sky action and thrill back on your screens. The game looked great with superb graphics, controls, first-person cockpit and third person view etc. and promises to offer a dramatic and thrilling war in the skies. Based on Political as well as Top-Gun melodrama. The game is also specially designed for players that own a PlayStation VR. There are some exclusive missions that the players can enjoy on their PS-VR, giving them the feeling like there are actually flying in their personal fighter jet. The Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is an amazing fighter jet game we are going to get for Xbox One console, PC and PlayStation 4. However, the release date of the game is still not revealed but we are eagerly waiting for the release of this game.
So, this was the short list of the games that we are excited to get our hands on this year. These were actually best of the best games and trust me, there are many games out there which offer amazing gameplay and storyline and are just waiting to be discovered. However, leaving them aside, we definitely recommend you to play each and every game from this list this year, only if you are a true gamer. We are also going to update the list from time to time if any other amazing game gets launched in order to keep you updated about all the latest game launches that you should try out as well. Some of these games have already been released, so you can get out there and get one copy for yourself now.
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