2017 was an incredible year for gamers with the likes of Cuphead, Zelda, and Mario. However, there is a fair chance that the next year will be even better due to the expected releases that the industry is impatiently waiting for.
In this article, we will take a look at some of our personal favorites for games likely to snag multiple Game of the Year awards. We cover all genres and all mainstream platforms so start saving up so that you can experience these titles on release day.
SegmentNext’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018
Hype has been generated for a plethora of titles that are about to be released in 2018. But only a few of them will make it onto our list. This includes incredibly awaited titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to one of the most praised games ever released.
There will also be many surprises on this list, which ones? Let’s take a look!
Games of 2018
Due to the massive success of Destiny, BioWare’s take on the genre is surely going to excite many. The new Mass Effect may have been a bummer but Anthem might just be the perfect comeback.
Hunting monsters in a free to play title, what else could fans of the Monster Hunter series need? The new action RPG has a lot of hype, and we are aboard the train.
There is not a lot of information available about this game, but the fact that it is a sandbox where you can create your own dreams is more than enough to tingle our senses.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The game was supposed to have already been released, but the wait will surely be worth it if it means we can get a release on par with the first edition in terms of quality.
Even though the franchise has had its ups and downs, the developers of sunset overdrive are surely capable of finally giving the fans of the superhero what they have yearned for.
The last edition of the series propelled its popularity tenfold, and thus the new entry of the series will definitely excite a large portion of the gaming community. Get ready for a drama blockbuster which just might knock the wind out of your lungs.
After the universally acclaimed Zelda and Mario, we can only wonder what great twists we can expect with a reboot of the Yoshi series on the Switch.
Far Cry 5
Far Cry has always been an awaited release, but the fact that the new edition will be set in the modern-day United States and tackle real-world issues means that we are even more impatient than before for its release.
This seems to be EA’s attempt at trying to revitalize their studios through an almost indie-like title. Whether it will be littered with micro-transactions, we don’t know. However, we do wonder what EA will do with the idea which puts players in a dark forest with limitless exploring options.
God of War
The universally acclaimed series attempts to reboot and focus on the Norse gods rather than the Greek ones. It will be interesting to see how the story develops as Kratos is now a father.
Mega Man 11
The game now has a brand-new aesthetic. As it will probably still adhere to the classic games in the series, it will be interesting to see the tiny upgrades that make the game stand out from the previous 10 renditions.
The austere tale of the series will continue in the next iteration of Metro Exodus. It will be interesting to see the graphical and the gameplay changes introduced along with the new features such as dynamic weather.
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
Level-5 Inc. has always been known for its innovation. And the second iteration of Ni No Kuni will expand upon the world of the Ghibli Studio. The story is surely going to be exciting as will the characters which is why we are really excited about this release.
This game is perfect for fans of both Pokemon and Animal Crossing. You can manage your farm and grow crops. But wait, YOU CAN ALSO BATTLE OTHER PEOPLE.
Skull & Bones
Naval Warfare seems to be the next big thing when it comes to gaming ideas, and Skull & Bones seems to be at the forefront as shown by its reveal trailer. Ubisoft may be a turn off for many players, but let us hope that the game is not a slew of bugs but rather a perfect execution of the developer’s vision.
This new take on the survival genre surely excites our taste buds. It comes from the developers of Cities: Skylines so you know that it is good. Try this game out and see if you can build a colony on Mars from scratch.
One of the games that I am really excited about, and am going to purchase on release. If you have played Life is Strange, then you know the potential of Don’t Nod entertainment. If you haven’t, then this game is as good as any to fall in love with the studio.
The Walking Dead
The previous three seasons have been fantastic, and this one is expected to be the same. We eagerly await the release to see just how does the story end.
The game which opened the doors and paved the way for blockbusters like Bioshock and Dishonored is finally being rebooted nearly 24 years after its release. This sci-fi classic will surely make a lot of former gamers buy new PCs while it garners a new fan base simultaneously.
By far the game that I am most excited for. The idea of Battalion is simple, reignite the spark of the classic Medal of Honor and Call of Duty series. This game is a spiritual successor to COD 2 and COD 4 Promod, which alone makes it worth a buy for me. It will surely be exciting to have that fluid movement and smooth gunplay combined with a matchmaking system.
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