With the solid gaming year of 2017 rounding to a close, it’s time to look forward to what’s coming next. The next year promises to be just as good, if not even better than its predecessor, with a ton of AAA titles headed down the pipeline.
Here’s a quick look at some of the best and biggest games to look forward to in 2018.
Red Dead Redemption II
It will be eight years between Red Dead Redemption and its sequel, and fans of the highly anticipated Western can barely wait for another chance to stomp around the old country. Any time Rockstar Games launches a new title, it’s bound to be big news, and Red Dead Redemption II is no different. This game is going to be huge.
The Last of Us: Part II
The sequel to one of the most loved games in recent memory has no solid release date just yet, and this is sort of wishful thinking, but it would be amazing to see The Last of Us: Part II come out some time towards the end of the year. Joel and Ellie are back in what promises to be another harrowing, emotional, and visceral journey from Naughty Dog.
Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts II released all the way back in 2005. To call this game anticipated would be a vast understatement. Sure, there have been a number of spin-offs and handheld titles along the way, but a true numbered sequel in the marriage between Square Enix and Disney has been a long time coming, and it’s still kind of shocking to know that it’s finally almost here.
God of War
Kratos is back, and this time he’s got a beard and a son and he’s facing off against the Norse Gods. The original God of War series is a triumph for PlayStation, and this new direction for the series looks promising as well.
A brand new original IP from BioWare? Sign us up. Anthem looks incredibly lofty and expectations are high thanks to this insanely cool first gameplay look from E3 back in June. Let’s hope that both BioWare and EA can return to form with this new looter-shooter franchise.
It’s been a long time since there’s been a truly solid Spider-Man game, and it looks like PlayStation and Insomniac have teamed up to bring the wallcrawler back into the spotlight with this PS4-exclusive. The open world of Manhattan has never looked so beautiful.
Yoshi for Nintendo Switch
Everyone’s favorite dinosaur is coming to the Nintendo Switch some time in 2018, with a multi-dimensional 2D-style of gameplay. You can’t go wrong with Yoshi, no matter the age of the player.
Sea of Thieves
Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10, Sea of Thieves is an open world pirate game where the player decides where to go and what to do. You can plunder, loot, sail the seven seas, explore, and team up with friends in this co-op title. The game releases on March 20.
A Way Out
Another co-op title coming from EA, A Way Out stars two convicts in their attempt to escape prison. The entire game is played in co-op, so even if the characters are apart, it will always be played in split-screen.
Pokémon for Nintendo Switch
This might be a long-shot for 2018, but this has to be one of the most exciting prospects for Nintendo fans and all gamers in general. A fully 3D Pokémon title on a console has been a dream for players for a long time, and Nintendo is finally coming through.