While we are all aware that 2017 has brought a metric ton of new names which have kept us at the edge of our seats, we are still expecting great things from 2018. Whether you’re a fan of Nintendo Switch, PC gaming, PS4, or Xbox, there are at least a few names which will peak your interest or make you raise your eyebrows.
Featuring ridiculously good-looking trailers that have left us wanting more, this is all good news for us. Yes, we’re anticipating big, big things from this year’s game calendar. To name some of them, here are the top 7 upcoming games of 2018.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2
Arguably one of the most exciting titles which gave us heart palpitations was Red Dead Redemption 2 –arriving on consoles in October 2018. The continuation of this Western-based game has a lot to live up to, so buckle up and be ready to throw away the key to your gaming den.
Featuring an engaging open-world, you’ll be filling the cowboy boots of the beloved Arthur Morgan –an outlaw who does the bidding of villain Dutch van der Linde. The main protagonist of the sequel appears to be a rougher gem than the stoic John Marston we’ve come to admire. Nonetheless, there is undoubtedly a story behind the tough appearance, and we’re looking forward to exploring the rich green mountain regions alongside him.
2. Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 seems to take an entirely different direction than the previous games. Shifting away from exotic landscapes, sharks, and crocodiles, the setting of Far Cry 5 is something more familiar: rural Montana.
It’s hard not to get intrigued by the change of story, where the villains of the story are a right-wing Christian nationalist cult. In fact, we are anticipating more than the conventional gunning, running, or exploring. Instead, Far Cry 5 will seem to focus on the creation of religion-driven fanatic, and it’s powerful influence on specific individuals.
This first-person mayhem will happen in the United States, in the fictional region of Hope County, Montana. So far we know that the area has been in disarray due to a cult under the name Eden’s Gate –pretty self-explanatory for the religious concept behind the story. Led by the charismatic Father Joseph, he advocates the use of force and militia-like stockpiles of dangerous firearms.
You will portray Hope County’s newest deputy sheriff, fighting against the group of Hope County and taking down the cult in each way possible –from bombing to using pitchforks, or faithful companions to aerial dogfights.
3. A Way Out
For lovers of the movie Shawshank Redemption, meaning pretty much everyone with two eyes, A Way Out will allow you to live a similar experience –filled with emotion and puzzling moments. The game is the story of how two prisoners use each other’s skills to break out of prison. Played using a split screen, you will get to be both Leo and Vincent in their begrudging work to reclaim their piece of freedom.
The creators are the brilliant minds behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. If you’ve already played that, you’ll know what to expect –a game in which puzzles and co-op are imperative. For instance, one player might be locked in a cutscene, while the other will be able to move across the map, scheming the plan of action and viewing the event from the other person’s perspective.
4. Detroit: Become Human
There is no surprise why this game made our list. After all, haven’t you ever wondered if taking a different path would have led to an entirely different outcome? Of course, you have, and Detroit: Become Human is a choice-driven adventure that revolves around androids achieving a higher moral compass than us, humans, have.
Be warned; this is a game of staggering ambition, one that took David Cage, the brilliant mind behind it, nearly two years to script.
5. Days Gone
Zombie themed games, movies, and series have been overdone during the last years. Nonetheless, Days Gone is an open-world post-apocalypse in which the villains are Freakers, instead of the usual walking dead or undead. In other words, Days Gone is about infected humans who have developed the desire to devour our hero Deacon and everyone around.
What separates Days Gone from other games is the scenes with hordes. They can appear out of nowhere, and you might find yourself chased by hundreds of them at a time. Yes, you will be scared. No, we don’t recommend playing it alone at home during the night.
If memory serves right, the last excellent vampire-centric game we’ve seen was Vampire, the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Nonetheless, for those who remember, that happened all the way back in 2004, now 14 years ago.
The Vampyr game casts you as Jonathan Reid, a savior in London of 1918. Walking the Victorian-style streets, you have the option to use your power of healing and develop a cure for a deadly flu epidemic. Alternatively, should you be feeling murderous, you can become the sinner -hunting human prey under cover of the night.
7. In The Valley of Gods
In the Valley of Gods is a game which will transport you to the ancient ruins of Egypt, circa the 1920s. The main protagonist which you will portray is called Rashida, who decides to document the adventure. Alongside her, you will be accompanied by Zora, who aims to capture the entire experience on a black-and-white 35mm film.
So far so good. But we aren’t yet aware of the full story of the game, and what we could be expecting. In fact, we know that Campo Santo’s games are best experienced then and there, and that’s one of the reasons we’re not concerned. If you’re a newbie archeologist, a historian, or someone interested in pyramids and towering sphinx statues, like in Assassin’s Creed Origins, the Valley of Gods has massive potential to keep you hooked for weeks or possibly even months.