(Top 10) Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2018
Number 10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy – November 13th
Gamers love remastered trilogy packs, and we’re confident that this collection will be no different. The fact that Activision is bringing back the first three games in the beloved platforming series has old and new gamers alike chomping at the bit.
Insomniac games originally developed all three games for the ps1 between 1998 and 2000 but don’t worry Xbox one owners this time around Spyro is not limited to just the PlayStation alone. We’re clamoring for the chance to jump back into the world of the Dragon Kingdom with reports from E3 that levels remain the exact same as in the originals right down to the placement of enemies. But with overhauled graphics, of course.
Number 9. Hitman 2 – November 13th
More like season 2 of Hitman, the smash hit Episodic stealth series is coming back this fall bigger and badder than ever. We’ve missed Agent 47 since the last episode of the first game was released way back in October of 2016.
The sequel picks up with the bald assassin hunting the mysterious shadow client while discovering hidden truths about his murky past. Also, a co-op multiplayer mode called sniper assassin is available for those who pre-order the game which sees Agent 47 sniping targets on a time limit.
Number 8. Shadow of the Tomb Raider – September 14th
Our first reaction upon seeing gameplay of the follow-up to the Rise of the Tomb Raider was something along the lines of “Wow”, this looks amazing.
Seriously, the graphics are stunning and combined with the tried and true gameplay of the series we cannot wait to strap ourselves in to experience Lara’s next adventure. Unlike the previous two rebooted versions of the series, Eidos Montreal develops the majority of this game and Crystal Dynamics played a supporting role.
So you can be sure that stealth will be an integral part of the newest Lara Croft saga seeing as Eidos Montreal’s behind such games as Deus Ex and Thief.
Number 7. Pokemon, Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee – November 16th
The first Nintendo Switch entry on our list also sees the first Pokemon games coming to Nintendo since Ultra Sun and Ultra moon for the 3ds in 2017. The newest games are considered to be remakes of the 1999 title Pokemon Yellow with some added elements lifted from Pokemon Go.
Including integration with the mega-hit mobile game and a new controller called the Pokeball plus. Depending on the version gamers pick up they’ll either start the RPG adventure with Pikachu or Eevee but outside of that the game will be the same. Leave it to Pokemon to always stand out from the crowd by offering different options with their games.
Number 6. Forza Horizon 4 – October 2nd
The fourth title in the Forza Horizon series and the 11th overall. This open-world racing game is set in a fictionalized the United Kingdom and features over 450 licensed cars.
That’s a serious number of pavement crunching rides. The upcoming realistic racing game features a route creator for creating races as well as the impressive stability of its servers to support a whopping seventy-two players at once. But if that’s not enough, Playground Games has already announced plans for two DLC expansions after release. We can’t wait to grab a few friends and strapped into this white-knuckled speed demon of a game.
Number 5. Fallout 76 – November 14th
When Bethesda announced that the new Fallout game would be an online multiplayer experience there was a lot of confusion and internet speculation as to just how that would play out. But as more details are made available the confusion surrounding Fallout 76 fades.
It only sounds better and better making us downright giddy with excitement to re-enter the post-apocalyptic world with our friends. Considered more of a shared world survival game than an MMO, we obviously won’t be the only vault dwellers out rummaging around the environment nor will all our encounters with others be friendly the beta launches in October.
Number 4. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – October 5th
Looking to capitalize on the success of 2017 s Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft is back less than one year later with an entirely new adventure. Set during a fictionalised to take on the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC.
Unlike Origins, however, this title will place more emphasis on role-playing and will contain dialogue choices, branching quests, and multiple endings. But don’t be too concerned that these features will completely change the series we know and love as stealth action remains a major part of the game. Also, expect the return of naval combat and for the game to be much longer than Origins.
Number 3. Spider-Man – September 7th
Having first been teased at E3 2016, the newest Spider-man title by Insomniac Games has been torturing fans of the famed web-slinger for almost two years. Leading to incredibly high expectations and deep fears that it won’t live up to the hype and with the game telling an entirely new tale you can see why fans are nervous.
These are uncharted waters folks. Previews of the game suggest It’s the best Spider-man game to date, but luckily we won’t have to wait much longer to find out for ourselves
Number 2. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate – December 7th
Being the latest release date on our list we joke that Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is last but not least. But clearly, anyone who spent a day playing video games knows that Nintendo’s crossover brawler is and continues to be one of the most anticipated games of the year.
The fifth installment in the series will be the first to debut on the switch and the first Smash title overall since super smash brothers for Wii U and 3ds in 2014 the four-year gap between games has clearly left fans drooling for a return of this fast-paced brawler to their Nintendo Systems.
Number 1. Red Dead Redemption 2 – October 26th
Was there ever any doubt? Rockstars western themed open-world adventure looks cooler than a combination of the good the bad and the ugly and the Wild Bunch. No easy task.
It’s been eight years since we first played and loved the second game in the gun-slinging series. But expectations are even higher this time around seeing as its Rockstars first open-world game to be developed exclusively for current gen consoles.
There’s a whole lot of chatter from Rockstars parent company Take2 saying that this game will quote/unquote “Redefine gaming” and we really want to believe them. But ultimately we’ll have to wait until the final week of October to find out we are praying for a masterpiece.
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