Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2018

With 2017 wrapping up, it's time to take a look at the biggest games of 2018 or well the ones that look the most interesting. The games come from a variety of platforms and genres presenting what I feel are the most exciting games to look out for over the upcoming year. These games are also picked based on that they most likely will be releasing over the next year. The same was thought for the 2017 list with about only half of those actually coming out. Delays do happen, but I feel that most of these are a lock. That's mostly why for a heads up I didn't include Kingdom Hearts 3 and similar titles since I'm not truly sure they'll fully release. With that, here are the top 10 most anticipated games of 2018.

#10: Darksiders III

I'm very curious on how this third entry in the series will be handled. It's been awhile since the first two games released and a couple remasters later it's in new hands. Apparently many key staff members from the original two are working on this, but still a new studio. It looks like they're setting up a different perspective and gameplay thus far has captured my attention. Will have to see how the final release measures up.

#9: Metro: Exodus

The Metro series is really great, the first two games are creepy and paint a horrifying look at a post nuclear Russian society. The metro is all they have left so with this next chapter I'm very curious how things in the world will change. I'm also wondering if the existing story might be altered after the ending of the last game. Will they pick one ending as the direct canon or ignore it altogether, if you've played the game it had a rather impactful ending.

#8: Crackdown 3

The wait for Crackdown 3 has been insane, there are many promises here and after so many proposed release dates the only reason I'm anticipating it is to see if the game delivers. I really have enjoyed the past games though after so many delays I'm not sure what to expect when this finally does come out. Crackdown 3 is most likely going to release this year, can't imagine the game could handle any more delays as I'd have no interest left.

God of War Playstation 4

#7: God of War

There's been a lot of build up for this God of War, it's a very different type of game with the whole dynamic around the young boy. The creatures seem as large as ever set against a gorgeous world. Should be a really intriguing take on the character as he gets into a father type role and a fresh setting for the series.

#6: Spider-Man

Insomniac definitely knows what they're doing when it comes to wild fun adrenaline thrilled rides and this Spider-Man seems to follow that core concept. We're getting a very different look at the character as he's been in the suit for awhile and it appears to be diving into some lesser know aspects of comic lore. I'm very interested to see if the game meets the expectations that have been setup through the various trailers for it. There's a lot of pressure involved with the character and I had been a fan of the Beenox efforts.

#5: The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Clementine's journey has been amazing, to witness this young girl grow up amongst the dead has been both beautiful and filled with sorrow. While A New Frontier didn't hit all the right marks this final season based around her character should hopefully put things back on track and give her a well deserved ending. I'm really looking forward to the final chapter as her character has always stood out in the series and The Walking Dead universe.

Sea of Thieves Xbox One X

#4: Soulcalibur VI

I've watched the reveal trailer more times than I care to admit and I don't where it's coming from, but I'm truly excited for this game. It's essentially the last big fighter title to release in the generation and this has always been one of my favorite franchises. The gameplay looks stunning, it seems true to the series and I'm entirely interested to what sort of experience the full game will be. I hope they go all out for this one and bring back the favorites while having some awesome cameo characters.

#3: Sea of Thieves

What's poised to be the ultimate pirate adventure, Rare's grand return is awesome. I've played it multiple times and there seems to be a lot of potential with the game. I'm not exactly sure what the meat of the game will be since I've just done random ship battles or raided an island during E3's though it was a lot of fun. I hope the game is expansive in scope, should be a blast to play with friends regardless of what the full game has to it.

#2: A Way Out

A heavy coop focused game where you're attempting to break out of jail and then survive sounds amazing. If it's got an interesting story and lots of ways to go about escaping this should be very cool to play multiple times. We really don't get enough cooperative games and this seems like the ultimate sort of game for two. I'm not sure how dynamic escaping or keeping away will be though I'm on board to give it a go.

#1: Red Dead Redemption 2

I'm probably not the most excited of individuals for the game, but after seeing the insane impact of Grand Theft Auto V years after launch this one will have some longevity to it. The old west sounds amazing and if the model of Rockstar's past games say anything this release will push consoles to the limit. I'm hoping for an epic and massive western world to just ride horses along with friends. I'm sure there will be more to it than that, yet I'm after the simple things with that game.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner