2017 has been a phenomenal year for games. We’ve had Resident Evil VII, Nioh, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn… and the list goes on.
Whether 2018 will be as good remains to be seen, but it’s looking promising. There’s bound to be more games announced by the end of the year, and perhaps some sneaky surprises when we least expect them, but here are the ten games that we’re most looking forward to in 2018. Let’s hope they don’t disappoint.
10. Code Vein
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Formats: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Unfortunately we’ve not been able to try Code Vein yet, but previews elsewhere indicate that it’s essentially Bloodborne with anime stylings. That’s all the reason we need to get rather excited about it.
9. God of War
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Formats: PlayStation 4
We’re excited about God of War, but cautiously so. The original trilogy offered some of the best action-adventure combat around, and its brutal violence just made it laughably over-the-top. This new God of War seems much more mature from what we’ve seen, and while we hope that it’ll blow our socks off, we remain apprehensive.
8. Crackdown 3
Developers: Reagent Games, Sumo Digital, Cloudgine, Ruffian Games
Formats: Xbox One, PC
The original Crackdown was brilliant. Its sequel not so much. So we’re hoping that Crackdown 3 is more like the original. In any case, as long as we get to perform massive jumps and blow shit up, we’ll be happy. Plus, Terry Crews is involved, and Terry Crews is awesome.
7. Sea of Thieves
Formats: Xbox One, PC
Sea of Thieves did not float our boat at all originally. We had no interest in it whatsoever. But then we tried it at an Xbox One X event and we came away mightily impressed indeed. Honestly, we just can’t wait to get a crew together and sail the seas in search of treasure.
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
Developers: Rockstar Games, Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Take Two
Formats: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Psst. Want to know something shameful? Neither myself or Kim has played Red Dead Redemption. Terrible, isn’t it? It’s something we aim to rectify before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, however, as it looks absolutely amazing.