Best Games of 2018: 10 Most Anticipated Games of the Year

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I think you’ll agree with me when I say that 2018 has some amazing games on the horizon.

This article is going to try to list the most anticipated games of 2018, if not some of the most wanted.

While this is no guarantee that the games will be high quality, it is enough to put their developers on notice.

Here are the 10 top most anticipated video games of 2018.

Jurassic World Evolution Dino Jurassic World

A business simulation game set in the world of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Evolution follows the storyline of the latest movie, Jurassic World, and lets players construct a theme park and research facilities in much the same vein as the earlier Jurassic Park: Genesis.

One awesome feature will be dinosaur research and development, alongside 29 different dig sites with different dinosaur bones to unlock.

The game’s setting will be the same as the first Jurassic Park, namely Isla Nublar. Players will also be able to explore other nearby islands in the fictional Muertes chain.

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Developed and published by Frontier Developments, Jurassic World Evolution should arrive sometime in Spring 2018.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves Ship

An upcoming action-adventure game from Rare and published by Microsoft for the Xbox One and Windows PCs, Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer, pirate-themed first-person perspective extravaganza promising cross-platform play and robust multiplayer features in an open-world setting.

Players can pilot ships, raid, battle, and interact with the world in whatever way they see fit. It is a shared world, meaning players will encounter others online regularly.

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Promising an over-the-top style and cartoonish physics, it also will reward strategy and tactical thinking. Sounds like one of the more addictive games to come out in 2018 for sure.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 Dog

Ubisoft Montrealís upcoming first-person shooter Far Cry 5 is an interesting break from the series normal milieu in that it takes place in an open-world environment with a character you create instead of a preset avatar.

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The game will use something similar to the outpost system in previous games and players will be able to get a companion like in previous instalments, the main difference being that playerís choices will more directly impact the narrative in different ways like other open-world games.

All of the action takes place in an area of Montana being taken over by a doomsday cult so buckle up, itís going to be quite a ride.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom of Hearts 3

This action role-playing game from Square Enix probably needs little introduction but weíre going to try anyway.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is probably one of the most anticipated RPGs to come out since Final Fantasy XV and the latest Dragon Quest.

Using the iconic characters found in Disney media, Kingdom Hearts typically delivers addictive combat and an epic storyline to boot.

The direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts II but the 12th game in the series, Kingdom Hearts 3 began in the development stages in 2006 and promises to expand upon previous entries with new abilities added to returning characters.

Tasked with preventing a second Keyblade War, gamers will command Sora once again as he teams up with characters from both Disney and Square properties.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No Kuni

A role-playing game from Level 5 and published by Namco Bandai, Ni no Kuni 2 puts players in charge of a character that needs to reclaim his stolen throne.

Played from a third-person perspective, Ni no Kuni 2 will have players roam the world completing quests and tasks in order to advance the storyline and upgrade their characters and equipment.

Players will also be able to build up and manage their kingdom once reclaimed. The game promises a lot to do and tons of depth – it should be a pick up for anyone who is a fan of RPGs.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

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Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter World

Capcom’s latest instalment in the Monster World series has fans waiting with bated breath. Promising an epic experience unlike any before it, Monster Hunter: World will be in an open-world environment from the third-person perspective and will feature fourteen weapons types and tons of different zones within which to hunt monsters.

Players can have both AI-assisted characters and online companions depending on availability. Monster Hunter: Worldís story mode will continue beyond the initial easy quests and proceed on through the difficult portion of the game, unlike previous iterations.

Capcom plans on adding content and updates to the game periodically through DLC so people who get in on the ground early should expect a ton of gaming to come in the future.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

Skull & Bones

Another piracy and naval warfare-centric game, Skull & Bones from Ubisoft will also be set in an open-world from a third-person perspective in which the player commands a pirate ship as a captain who can recruit other players and purchase ship upgrades as well as new equipment.

Skull & Bones will take place in the Indian Ocean and a big feature of its combat will be raiding and looting other ships.

The game will offer microtransactions and DLC down the road, which has some gamers worried, but overall the prognosis looks good for 2018 and pirate-themed games.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Star Citizen
  • EVE Online
  • ArcheAge

The Last of Us Part II

Last of Us

The Last of Us was one of the most amazing cinematic experiences anyone could have on the PlayStation 3 when it dropped years ago, and now in 2018 weíre finally getting its direct sequel, a game that promises to be just as epic and gritty as the original.

Premised upon a fairly original zombie outbreak concept, The Last of Us combines excellent gameplay with hardcore storytelling.

Praised endlessly for both, The of Us Part II has some huge shoes to fill when it finally comes out. While it is expected that the sequel will feature more of everything that made the first such a classic game upon release, it still remains a mystery just how Naughty Dog will innovate on such a stellar formula.

You can take it to the bank that this will be one of the biggest games of 2018 for the PlayStation 4 without a doubt, and you should probably go pre-order it now if you enjoy survival horror and the art of narrative in video games.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

God of War

God of War

Sony’s latest God of War resets the franchises Greek backdrop and switches it out for a Norse-inspired saga.

But gamers need not fear – Kratos will be making a return, just this time as a nordic maniac instead of a vengeful, bent-on-destroying Olympus lunatic.

Promising a return to the bare-knuckle action of the previous installments, the rebooted God of War will also sport enhanced, almost photo-realistic graphics set in a deadly world where the gods are real and they live on the brink of war.

Gone are Kratos chains and in its place is an axe, among other new innovations. God of War promises to be familiar yet different enough to garner a second look from people who did not play the other games and to bring in those who have never heard of the series to begin.

While it remains how successful this venture will be, the early footage is promising and action-game fans eagerly anticipate this title.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead 2

An open-world western game, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the sequel to the game of the same name sans the number 2 and comes from legendary developer and publisher Rockstar Games, the outfit behind Grand Theft Auto, one of the most popular games of all time.

If that doesnít have you excited, then perhaps you need to have your head checked. Red Dead Redemption was one of the best games of its generation, reviving the West for a new generation of gamers and introducing hardcore gameplay that is still yet to be matched.

The sequel promises more of the same with updated graphics and a few new things thrown in for good measure.

It will be nothing less of an amazing experience, especially with Rockstar at the helm.

Youíre probably going to like this game if you also like:

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This guest post was provided by Reza, owner of ProFanboy, a video game website that focuses on lists of the current best games.

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