As far as things have gone, 2018 has proven to be an amazing year for the videogame industry. Last year’s Battle Royale phenomenon has only continued to expand, and E3 showed some very promising titles in the making which are set to release later this year.
Not every 2018 triple-A title has a scent of gunpowder, though. Adventure and sports genres also seem to be undergoing a golden era, with Bethesda finally deciding to join in as well, as they figured they had enough of their Skyrim re-releases… Bar that awful Amazon Alexa joke, which we’ll safely ignore by now.
Nevertheless, many amazing games seem to be inches away from release. Let’s take a look at this year’s most promising upcoming titles in Geek Gizmos’ Top 10 Videogames of 2018!
This PS4-exclusive title generates a lot of noise every time someone brings it up. For one, it’s being developed by the same creators of Ratchet and Clank, and on the other hand… The game simply looks outstanding. Gameplay looks as good as you can get for a Spider-Man game, and the graphics are certainly the best that the franchise has ever offered.
Granted, FIFA is pretty much the same game every year with just a couple of changes here and there. What makes this year’s edition of the game so special, you may ask? Konami, the developers of Pro Evolution Soccer, lost their Champions League licensing, which means the Champions League and the Europa League will finally be on EA Sport’s game.
Say goodbye to the Champions Cup and the Euro League while you can – UEFA’s top competition is coming in with a bang!
Call of Duty Black Ops 4
No story mode. Those three words are probably going to circle around until the game is released and proper gameplay overtakes the lack of a solid story for offline fans to enjoy. This year’s edition of Black Ops will scrap the story mode in favor of a Battle Royale mode, but the developers have promised their fans that it will offer something different than any other BR out there.
Jury’s still out on COD, but we anticipate it’ll end up as one of the best games come the end of the year.
Although Battlefield V’s trailer wasn’t much of a success given the vast amount of historical inaccuracies (did someone say WW2 cyborg women?), DICE’s gameplay looks better than ever and this year’s edition of Battlefield should roam around the top-sellers of the year. The action-packed war game is also going to introduce a Battle Royale mode!
There are still a lot of details to know about the game before its October 19 release date, but the first person shooter is likely going to elevate the franchise to a whole new level.
Red Dead Redemption 2
A Red Dead Redemption sequel was honestly long overdue. The first game was so entertaining and fun that it feels like Rockstar should’ve created a new game way sooner. But good things come to those who wait, right?
We can’t wait to see how the story is going to play out this time around, but more importantly, the sequel to the outstanding third-person shooter will bizarrely feature a Battle Royale mode (we don’t get it either - let’s wait and see how it goes).
Mario Tennis Aces
Now that the Nintendo Switch is out, it would be wise to expect plenty of classic games to come back looking sharper than ever – and Mario Tennis is not an exception to this assumption. We’re including this game as a bonus, since it just recently released, but the gameplay reminisces the good old Mario Tennis days with a new beautiful system that plays along the Switch’s strengths.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Although Shadow of the Tomb Raider will use very similar mechanics to its other two predecessors, the developers have had plenty of time to create a well-polished game, which will take the player through a series of quests decorated with Tomb Raider’s traditional “dark feel”. It might be too early to judge, but it could as well be the best game of the franchise if the right approach is taken.
Forza Horizon 4
Racers rejoice, the most visually-spectacular racing game is coming back this year as Forza aims to please their fans once again. Explore the beauty of Great Britain while taking the lead through many different scenarios in one of the best racing games of the year!
The classic platformer we all grew to love is coming back once again. Our blue hero is getting a new set of abilities alongside improved game mechanics, which promise to make Megaman 11 one of the most fun and action-packed games of the franchise. But be careful… This time, Megaman’s gun has a risk of overheating!
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
This (year’s edition of AC) is Sparta! Assassin’s Creed is gathering the best elements from other RPG games and incorporating them into a game which takes the player to the ancient Peloponnese city of Sparta. The game looks slick, but the multiplayer sounds incredibly promising – we’re getting 150 v 150 skirmishes!