The Games of 2018
We Look Forward To The Most
By Matthew Arcilla
When it comes to video games, 2017 is going to be hard act for 2018 to follow. The previous year was wall-to-wall with great releases. Hot games were coming out almost every month, if not every week. Ask any gamer about the games they played and the games they wanted to play and you’ll learn they all had a massive backlog of unfinished games that year.
2018 looks kind of crazy too. We’ve got massive sequels, eyebrow-raising oddities, potentially sensational multiplayer experiences. This list is of course, very subjective, as eight slots are not enough to cover the thousands of games that will be coming out this year. Let me know in the comments which games you’re most looking forward to in 2018!
8. Skull & Bones
Late 2018 | PC, PS4, Xbox One
In this shared world game from Ubisoft Singapore, you assume the mantle of a pirate captain with ship, crew and all. You’ll loot and plunder from royal trade galleons and rival pirates and grow your fortune, expand your fleet and garner fame. It’s basically all the great pirate-y bits from 2013’s Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag made into a big budget game of its own.
7. A Way Out
March 23, 2018 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
This co-op adventure from Hazelight Studios focuses on two convicts, Leo and Vincent, who must work together to break out of prison and stay on the run from the authorities. Whether you choose a hostile approach or eschew confrontation, cooperation will be key. A Way Out is also being helmed by Josef Fares, the creative lead behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the most tearjerking game of 2013.
Early 2018 | Xbox One, PC, PS4
Set in 1918 London, Vampyr is a third-person action role-playing game in which you play Jonathan Reid, a physician who happens to be a vampire. The studio behind it, Dontnod Entertainment, produced the breakout supernatural teen drama hit, Life is Strange, and ethical decisions similar to those in it will be present in Vampyr. As a vampire, you must wrestle with your bloodthirst and your conscience.
5. Monster Hunter: World
January 26, 2018 | Xbox One, PS4, PC
The hype is quite strong for this one, as past installments of the Monster Hunter series are beloved treasures on handhelds like the PSP, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. World takes the game to the triple A stratosphere with shiny graphics and a ginormous world filled with tropical jungles and all manner of monstrous prey. It looks complex, ambitious and has potential to be enormously satisfying.