33 Most Anticipated Games 2018

We hope that our post about 10 Most Popular Games 2018 was useful for you and helps you with shopping. As a continuation, let’s see what new items will be released in 2018. Seems, this year will highly it comes. Please note that the games in the list are sorted by release date.

Monster Hunter: World

Action / RPG
Release date: January 26, 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The fifth Action/RPG of the legendary Monster Hunter series returns to the big consoles after a long break. Moreover, at the end of 2018 for the first time in history, it is planned to release the game on the PC. We are waiting for adventure in a huge open world for research and monsters of enormous size, which can be hunted both alone and in company with three friends. The plot of the game contains 40-50 hours of gameplay.

Railway Empire

Economic Simulator
Release date: January 26, 2018
Platforms: Windows, Linux

And the first big release of 2018 on PC – railway strategy from Gaming Minds Studios. The usual map of the United States, the construction of an extensive railway network, 40 historically accurate locomotives, a huge tree of technologies and, of course, insidious competitors. Add to that nice graphics and user-friendly interface, and you’ll understand that the developers plan to overthrow the throne of the series game of thrones. Well, good luck with that.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Role-Playing
Release date: 13 February 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

We were waiting for the release of Kingdom Come: Deliverance last year, however, given that the game is in development for 6 years, this is not such a big delay. Project Czech Warhorse Studios probably not even RPG, but a complex simulator of life in the Middle Ages, where any promotion of your character on the social ladder have to pay for tears, blood and sweat. Lands Bohemian crown on the eve of the Hussite wars – a very uncomfortable place to live, and the player will have to experience it on your skin.

Metal Gear Survive

Action/Adventure
Release date: February 22, 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Metal Gear Survive is the twenty-fourth game in the Metal Gear series and the first created without the involvement of Hideo Kojima, who left the Studio in 2015. At this time, no stealth – you have to fight hordes of nano zombies in the company of friends or alone (in the latter case, the living people will replace AI companion). Chronologically, the action of the new game takes place in the interval between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid VThehe Phantom Pain.

A Way Out

Action/Adventure
Release date: March 23, 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The unusual design of the Creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons by Swedish avant-garde filmmaker of Aramaic origin Josef fares. Like Brothers, his new game, A Way Out, is built on the interaction of two characters and is exclusively cooperative. In this case, you can play both online and for one device in split screen mode. It all starts with prison escape, and in General, the project resembles the classic American road/buddy movie.

Ni no Kuni II: revendant Kingdom

Role-Playing
Release date: 24 March 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the sequel to the role-playing game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, notable for the fact that the work on the art and characters of this RPG was attended by the legendary Japanese animation Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, etc.). Although the work on the new game Studio Ghibli was not involved, some of its employees, for example, composer Jo Hisaishi and character designer Yoshiuki Momose, worked on Ni no Kuni II. The game takes place hundreds of years after the first part. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the first project of the Studio Level-5 will be released on the PC.

Far Cry 5

Action/Adventure
Release date: March 27, 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

After traveling to prehistoric times in Far Cry Primal, the Far Cry series returns to the present. No more exotic, now the game is transferred to the American soil, in Montana, where, as it turns out, there can be no less terrible atrocities than in exotic Central Africa, the Pacific island or the Himalayas. The main opponents are now the Christian religious sect, which has already caused criticism of the clerics to the developers. Players once again waiting for a lot of different weapons and equipment, enemies and allies, hunting wild animals, taking fortified checkpoints and, of course, the conquest of branded towers. Everything we love about Far Cry series. Pass Far Cry 5 can be alone or in cooperative mode.

Pillars of Eternity III: Deadfire

Role-Playing
Release date: first quarter of 2018
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux

A sequel is one of the best classic Role-Playing game Pillars of Eternity is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018, Although we have a serious concern that Obsidian Entertainment will not have time to finish Pillars of Eternity III: Deadfire even to the end of the year. However, let us hope for the best. After all, in the continuation, we promise the return of the old and the emergence of new companions, even more, complex relationships within the party, a large living world and a personal ship as a mobile base. There will even be battles of ships with boarding!

God of War

Action/Adventure
Release date: first quarter of 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4

Formally God of War – the eighth part of the series of the same name action/adventure. At the same time, it is a direct sequel to God of War III, released in 2010, and a soft reset of the entire franchise, transferring it from the Greek setting in the world of Scandinavian mythology. Given the real contacts between the two civilizations, there is nothing illogical here. Kratos now wears a thick hipster beard and takes care of his young son Atrey. In this game, there are good elements of RPG and survival, including crafting, but most importantly, Kratos lost his legendary double blades and now operates magical axes. Atrey will most of the time to act as an NPC helper, but at some point, players will be able to control the boy.

Detroit: Become Human

Action/Adventure
Release date: I/II quarter of 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4

Detroit: Become Human, the fifth game of the Studio Quantic Dream and cult game designer David cage (Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain, Fahrenheit, Omikron: the Nomad Soul), poses very important questions to players, which in the near future can move from the category of theoretical to actual. That there is life and the mind? Can machines compassion? Have people learned to understand and accept others? Detroit: Become Human started in 2012 as Kara was a very pretty game and will be the most ambitious project of the Studio. Several hundred actors were involved in the process of motion capture alone, and it took David cage about two years to write the script. Detroit: Become Human – one of those games for which it is worth buying PlayStation 4.

Survival Mars

Economic Strategy
Release date: I/II quarter of 2018
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox one

The era of geographical discoveries and colonization is not over yet – the next other planets. Haemimont Games, the authors of Tropico 3, Tropico 4 and Tropico 5, a Bloodhound economic policies, we propose to go to Mars and turn it into a thriving colony. Games dedicated to the development of Mars, there have been a lot lately, thanks to Elon Musk and his enthusiasm, but unfortunately, all of them can not be called particularly successful, however, in the success of the project from Haemimont Games for some reason, we believe.

Vampyr

Action/RPG
Release date: I/II quarter of 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The third game Studio Dontnod Entertainment, authors Remember Me and Life is Strange, and again a new genre and a new setting. In this game, doctor and vampire Jonathan reed operates in London in 1918 during the infamous Spanish flu epidemic. The main character must be hiding from vampire hunters, helping people, following the oath of Hippocrates, or use them as a food base. The main plot of Vampyr revolves around the mystery of the origin of vampires, which you have to uncover.

System Shock

Action/RPG
Date of release: II quarter of 2018
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

System Shock is a remake of the legendary Action/RPG, 1994, the Project has collected $1.3 million on Kickstarter in 2016, had to move from Unity to Unreal Engine 4 and to get support for all modern platforms. Conceived initially as a simple remaster of the original version, the game is now perceived as a soft reboot of the series. The remaster should be considered System Shock: Enhanced Edition, released in 2015. By the way, the designer of System Shock, Thief: the Dark Project and Deus Ex Warren Spectrum, along with System Shock 2 designer Paul Neurath are busy now working on a full sequel to the game – System Shock 3.

Jurassic World Evolution

Economic Strategy
Release date: II / III quarter 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Another economic simulator in our collection, this time for the upcoming blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Engaged in the development of the British Frontier Developments, the dog ate on the simulator amusement parks (Zoo Tycoon, RollerCoaster tycoon series, Planet Coaster, etc.), so we are waiting not just a game of the film, and a serious project with a sophisticated economy and nice graphics. The release date has not yet been announced, but most likely it will be close to June 22, 2018, the day of release of the film.

The Crew 2

Arcade Racing
Release date: II / III quarter 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Sequel arcade racing in the open world of the Crew will allow players to get behind the wheel of not only cars but also motorcycles, Motorboats and even airplanes, and the transition between environments and vehicles promised to make seamless, almost directly in the course of the race. Initially, the output of the Crew 2 was scheduled for March 16, 2018, but then it was moved to the II/III quarter of 2018. Ubisoft assures that additional time is necessary for the final polishing of the game, evil tongues claim that after the scandal with Star Wars Battlefront II developers hastily alter the system of loot boxes.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Action/Adventure
Release date: III/IV quarter of 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Another project that we have been waiting for last year in vain. Although we do not yet have a confirmed release date for Red Dead Redemption 2, according to rumors, the cowboy GTA will be on sale October 2018. The Second part is not a sequel, but a prequel of Red Dead Redemption 2010, and will tell the story of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde, known to us in the first game. Traditionally, the release dates of Rockstar projects on the PC are not disclosed, but by analogy with Grand Theft Auto V, it can be assumed that the port will not appear before a year or two.

Anthem

Action/RPG
Release date: IV quarter of 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Anthem is a new Action/RPG game from BioWare, which should either save the company or finally drown it. Is known about the game for a little while. This is a third person shooter with Role-Playing elements, in which players control battle spacesuits such as the one owned by Tony stark, and perform various missions in an open, hostile to people world. Anthem, like other EA projects, uses Frostbite 3 engine and looks just fine. Well, hold your fists for BioWare, another failure in the style of Mass Effect: Andromeda Studio just does not survive.

Metro Exodus

FPS
Release date: IV quarter of 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The third part of the Metro Saga from the Ukrainian Maltese Studio 4A games continues the story of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light and will bring Artem and those who follow him beyond not only the actual metro, but also Moscow. Heroes waiting for a journey through post-apocalyptic Russia on the locomotive “Aurora”. Mutants, anomalies, hostile groups meet on each stopping. Corporate attention to detail and elegant graphics attached. Metro Exodus is one of the most anticipated releases of 2018.

BattleTech

Action/RPG
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux

BattleTech is the tactical strategy game from Harebrained Schemes, authors Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Shadowrun: Hong Kong. The transfer to the computer table Classic BattleTech. Given that the creators of the Studio worked on a series of MechCommander in FASA Studio, we can consider the game a direct heir to these classic games. And while the new BattleTech doesn’t use Board game rules, it’s trying to convey their spirit. The player acts as a commander of mercenaries from four mechs and will develop the characteristics of its pilots, buy and arm new mechs, perform a variety of missions. Harebrained Schemes knows how to properly transfer Board games to PC, so we believe in the success of this project.

Call of Cthulhu: the Official Video Game

Survival/RPG
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Another adaptation of the Board game is in our list. Call of Cthulhu: the Official video game is based on the 1981 Board game of the same name and is a crazy mix of survival, RPG, stealth/adventure and psychological horror. The project was postponed several times, changed developer (at first it was Kiev Frogwares), and now its release is scheduled for 2018, is engaged in the Development Studio Cyanide, the authors of Styx: Shards of Darkness, Space Hulk: Deathwing, and Blood Bowl 2.

Concrete Genie

Action/Adventure
Release date: 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4

Concrete Genie is a incredibly beautiful simulator street artist who knows how to animate their drawings. Its task is to add colors to the gray streets of the fishing town of Densk. To play Concrete Genie, no need to be an artist, easy to learn graffiti editor will allow you to show your creativity, even if you have never held a spray paint. The game is so unusual and beautiful looks that easily got into our list.

Darksiders III

Action/Adventure
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Game, in the emergence of which already no one believed. Conceived by Vigil Games, authors Darksiders and Darksiders II, it, along with the rights to the entire series and other property THQ, became the property of Nordic Games, which in 2016 changed its name to THQ Nordic. And here is the third horseman Apocalypse-Rage, is ready to join their brothers. The game takes place in parallel to the events Darksiders II, and the task of Rage-to find and destroy The seven Deadly Sins released on Earth. The main weapon of the red-haired beast-whip and magic. Whether we will meet in the course of wanderings on the Earth and Heavens of heroes of the previous games while it isn’t known.

Kingdom Hearts III

Action/RPG
Release date: 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

A series of crossover Action/RPG Kingdom Hearts, which started in 2002 and United the characters of Final Fantasy and disney cartoons, has a huge number of games, including spin-offs and compilation. Kingdom Hearts III-the long-awaited full sequel to the series with old characters and new characters from the early disney cartoons are not involved, for example, Toy Stories, as well as numerous attractions from Disneyland. The game uses Unreal Engine 4 and will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox one. About the release on the PC traditionally heard nothing.

Frostpunk

Survival/Strategy
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, maOS, Linux

Frostpunk it’s a new project from the creators of the survival simulator in a war-torn city, piercing This War of Mine. There is every reason to suspect that Frostpunk will be no less gloomy mood than the previous game Studio, because it is also dedicated to survival, this time the colony in extreme cold in the world after an environmental disaster. You will have to build a city of refuge, meet the needs of residents, issue laws and make unpopular decisions.

Left Alive

Shooter
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4

In the Left Alive project, which the authors describe as survival action shooter, such industry grants as Toshifumi Nabeshima (Director of Armored Core series), Joji Shinkawa (character designer of Metal Gear Solid series) and Takayuki Yaanas (fur designer in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X) joined forces. One list of names is enough to add this project to the list of desired. The story of Left Alive, in which the player will get into the skin of three different characters, takes place in 2127. During the invasion of Novo Slavia, in the same universe, that and a series of games Front Mission from Square Enix. Of course, without big robots, there will not be enough.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Shooter
Release date: 2018
Windows platform

Another game about big robots and another project in the universe of BattleTech, coming out in 2018, This is the first story single-player game in the series since the days of MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, released in 2000. The Development is engaged in the Studio Piranha Games, the authors of the multi-user MechWarrior Online, perfectly imagine what fans of mechs expect from such a game. However, judging by the videos, MechWarrior 5 and looks like a story campaign to MechWarrior online. We hope, however, that there will be more freedom in choosing tasks and allies here.

Soulcalibur VI

Fighting
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Fighting Soulcalibur VI comes out on the twentieth anniversary of the series, and the plot you will return to the XVI century to the events of the very first Soulcalibur. In game is expected the emergence of as favorite heroes past parts of, for example, shown in video Sofia And Mitsurugi, so and new heroes with unique weapons and brought styles. To gameplay mechanics must be added to the equipment Reversal Edge, kind of a combo breaker of the enemy. Soulcalibur II has long been a favorite fighting game of our editors, so we are looking forward to the sixth part.

State of Decay 2

Survival
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One

A couple of years ago, it seemed that both gamers and the industry are tired of the walking dead, but games with zombies are still selling well, so they will be developed. Especially since the original State of Decay fell to the liking of both critics and players. In the sequel, the emphasis is on cooperative gameplay, but in General, you will again have to deal with the search for survivors, strengthening their own base, management of food and resources. Role – playing system development with for individual survivors, just community and the entire base. Engaged in the development of the same Undead Labs. The output of the game on Steam is still unknown.

The Bard’s Tale IV

Role-Playing
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, masOS, Linux

In a series of Role-Playing games the Bard’s Tale obvious problems with numbering. After the classic, the Bard’s Tale I, II and III followed an unnamed sequel to the Bard’s Tale (2004), ported later on iOS, Android and even the BlackBerry PlayBook. And now it’s time to continue numbering, inXile Entertainment took over the Bard’s Tale IV. As for the previous projects of the Studio, the funds for the development were collected with the help of crowdfunding, however, since 2015, there has been little news about the game. But inXile managed during this time to release a very good RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera and even try their hand at VR with The Mage’s Tale, spin-offs to the Bard’s Tale IV. Hopefully, now the team will return to the adventures of the bard, which we appreciate not so much for RPG-component as for the great humor and songs.

The Last of Us Part II

Action/Adventure
Release date: 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4

And although we have no confidence that the Last of Us Part II will appear in 2018, we could not miss this project – this is one of those games for which it is worth to buy PlayStation 4 or at least take time from a friend. The first part, the Last of us-one of the most poignant projects in the history of the gaming industry, with great acting and amazing story. In the sequel, we will again see Ellie and Joel, who will be voiced by the same Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. And this time we have to play for the grown girl. After the release of Uncharted: the Lost Legacy all forces Studio Naughty Dog thrown to develop the Last of Us Part II. Given the traditional schedule of releases Naughty Dog games, we would still put in the summer of 2019, although we hope to see the game this year.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

Strategy/Tactics
Release date: 2018
Platform: Windows

A new project in the line of Total War from Creative Assembly will be devoted not to the universe of Warhammer and not some traditional era for the series. This time the authors decided to focus not on the historical period, but on specific local events that influenced the history of mankind. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia dedicated to the invasion of the Vikings in Britain in the ninth century ad Promised ten playable factions including the Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Scots, Welsh and, of course, the Scandinavian pirates.

Tropico 6

Economic Simulator
Release date: 2018
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

A new part of the economic strategy Tropico develops not Haemimont Games, responsible for the excellent Tropico 3, Tropico 4 and Tropico 5, and the German Studio Limbic Entertainment, released a very controversial Might & Magic Heroes VI, Might & Magic Heroes VII and Might & Magic X: Legacy. However, we remain very optimistic, because instead of one island we are offered to manage the whole archipelago. The transport system will be completely redesigned, the President’s speeches and the opportunity to change the design of his Palace will return. In addition, in the new game, there will be agents who can be sent to other countries to steal sights and monuments. Sounds like fun.

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Tactics/RPG
Release date: 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

The new part of Valkyria Chronicles, unlike the recent Valkyria Revolution, returns to its roots. This is again a tactical RPG, moreover, the events of Valkyria Chronicles 4 occur parallel to the history of the original Valkyria Chronicles, during the war between the Atlantic Federation and the Eastern Imperialist Alliance. The fourth part will be devoted to new heroes, soldiers of the Federation, fighting the invasion forces and the notorious Valkyries. Promised at least one new character class is Grenadiers. Traditional cartoon shading graphics included. Among the platforms on which the game will be named Nintendo Switch, but, unfortunately, no PC.

In 2018, probably, there will be many more interesting game projects that are not included in this list, but perhaps it’s time to stop. We wish you to play all the new games and have a good time!