For video-gaming enthusiasts, these are the Top must play Games in 2018. The genres range from action-adventure to role-playing and simulation.
The top must play Games in 2018
Top ten of the games, ranked in order according to their ratings, are as follows:
1. Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars
- Make: Ubisoft
- Release Date: March 27, 2018
- Console: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto. The game is 5th in the series of Far Cry shooter video games and was released on March 27, 2018. Since the graphics contain scenes of intense violence, alcohol and drugs etc, it is not considered for children and individuals below the age of 17.
Some of the primary features of the latest edition include customizability of the character’s appearance and improved tractability of the camera. In the game, the primary character is tasked with the mission to arrest a self-proclaimed preacher who also happens to be the main villain along with 4 other villains. The self-proclaimed preacher is accused of utilizing coercive tools on locals. Gameplay focuses on combat and exploration. The game also features a co-operative multiplayer mode and a competitive multiplayer mode.
Far Cry 5 comes on number 1 in our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
Here is a full review of the game Far Cry 5.
2. God of War
- Make: Santa Monia Studio
- Release Date: April 20, 2018
- Console: PlayStation4
God of War is a single-player action-adventure video game released on April 20, 2018. The game has been developed by Santa Monica Studio and is compatible for PlayStation4 console. Although the game has predecessors, the newer version does not come with any subtitle. One of the primary reasons quoted by the management has been their notion to count it as an all-reboot experience.
Previous versions of God of War were based on Greek Mythologies. This eighth installment in the franchise features ancient Scandinavian Norse mythology. In addition, among other changes, the character Kratos will be having a Leviathan Axe as a replacement for double-chained blades. Along with the original release, three special editions will also be introduced.
God of War is considered one of the most popular games and it has earned ‘Most Anticipated Game Awards’ in the international game awards of 2016 and 2017 and positioned number 2 on our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
Here is a full review of the game God of War.
03. Just Cause 4
- Make: Avalanche Studios
- Release Date: December 4, 2018
- Console: PlayStation4, XBox One, PC
Just Cause 4 is an action-adventure game set in an open world environment. Developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix, the game is scheduled to be released on 4th December 2018. Set in a fictional South American county called Solis, the game is a direct sequel to Just Cause 3. The players take the role of the franchise protagonist Rico Rodriguez who takes on the private army, the Black Hand.
The trailer, uploaded on Youtube in June, reveals Rico with his expeditious missions, flight fights and enough explosion for the fandom, The game has four distinct biomes: Rainforest, Grasslands, Alpine & Desert with each one offering its own protagonist. Apart from that, it’s the return of Rico that makes this game anticipating.
Just Cause 4 makes it to number 3 on our list.
4. The Last of Us 2
- Make: Naughty Dog
- Release Date: Late 2018 to early 2019
- Console: PlayStation4
Swaying the world with The Last of Us in 2013, we would be disappointed had Naughty Dogs not decided something for a sequel. The Last of Us was appraised for its soundtrack, storyline, and its representation of LGBTQ characters. The Last of Us 2, an action survival horror video game set in a post-apocalyptic world, was announced at the PlayStation Experience event in December 2016.
The first trailer revealed the return of Ellie and Joel and their story continuation after 5 years from where we left. Unlike the prequel, players will be controlling Ellie in the gameplay. The next trailer revealed four new characters integral to the game’s storyline. Unsure of the storyline and the release date, The Last of Us 2 still has the fanbase hooked as most are returning to the prequel in the meanwhile.
The Last of Us 2 is one the most anticipated games of 2018 making it to number 4 on our list.
5. Marvel’s Spiderman
- Make: Insomniac Games
- Release Date: September 7, 2018
- Console: PlayStation 4
Marvel’s Spiderman is an upcoming action-adventure set in New York City scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018. Although the game is based on Marvel Comics’ superhero Spiderman, it does not follow the plot of present book, movie or comics. The game features an original storyline and is played from the third person perspective. It is also the first licensed game developed by Insomniac.
The game follows Peter’s vigilante quests in order to save the New York City from an emerging gang, Inner Demons. Players are presented with Spider-man’s web-clinging and wall crawling abilities with more gameplay elements. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson will both have playable parts in the game.
Marvel’s Spiderman makes it to number 5 in our top list.
06. Doom Eternal
- Make: id Software
- Release Date: Unannounced
- Console: Unannounced
Bethesda E3 Showcase has announced DOOM Eternal, a direct sequel to their award-winning and best-selling video game of 2016, DOOM. Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal will deliver the ultimate combination of stellar soundtrack, colorful gameplay and excellent graphics.
The trailer released by Bethesda Softworks in June exhibited a world conquered by the forces of Hell. Players will assist a Doom Slayer in his vengeance against the demons. The game is stated to have twice the number of demons from its predecessor. QuakeCon 2018 will be showing more gameplay at the event.
Doom Eternal has swayed us with its one minute trailer scoring the 6th rank in our list.
7. Red Dead Redemption 2
- Make: Rockstar Games
- Release Date: October 26, 2018
- Console: Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action-adventure game which offers a third-person perspective to control a character coming from an outlawed gang. Scheduled for a release on October 26, 2018, and developed by Rockstar Games, it can be played as a single-player or among multiple players, either online or offline.
Earlier predecessors of the game had a reputable record and therefore, the latest version is deemed to shine in the 2018 gaming arena. Experts foretell Red Dead Redemption 2 to be the best game of 2018. Previously, the former edition was accorded with the recognition of ‘Most Anticipated Game’ in the International Game Awards of 2016 and 2017.
We believe it will be a hit and positioned it on number 7 in our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
08. Devil may cry 5
- Make: Capcom
- Release Date: 2019
- Console: Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
It’s been years we have kicked some demon ass. Released in 2008, DMC4 became the franchise’s best selling title selling millions of copies with the introduction of new character Nero. Nine years and no news for a sequel was confirmed until E3 2018. Talk about worth the wait, huh?
Capcom titles might have a reputation for frequent gameplay glitches but ain’t no-one presents a game like Capcom. Expected to be released in 2019 for Windows, PS4 and XBox One, DMC5 teaser trailers shows the kind of changes in the continuation of the storyline. Nero, a demon hunter, has started his own demon hunting business with a van signed “Devil May Cry”, given to him by the series protagonist Dante. Nro has also lost his demon arm and to make up for it, now has a robotic arm called “Devil Breaker”.
The gameplay will feature both Dante and Nero as playable characters though we are highly upset with Dante’s facial animation. The gameplay is deemed to follow the franchise style of “stylish action”. Players will fight horde of demons with a variety of weapons.
DMC5, with its high anticipation over the course of ten years, makes it to number 8.
09. State of Decay 2
- Make: Undead Labs
- Release Date: May 18, 2018
- Console: Windows and Xbox One
The upcoming State of Decay 2 is scheduled for a release on May 18, 2018. Developed by Undead Labs, it is the second version of a famous action-adventure game ‘State of Decay’. Like its predecessor, the newer version is also supposed to inculcate survival, horror, and stealth as additional genres. Played with a third-person perspective, the game provides the user a virtual experience of shooting and role-playing.
Having compatibility with Windows and Xbox One, the game offers both single-player and multiplayer options. In the game, one is expected to manipulate his/her analytical and leadership skills so as to survive with diminishing resources and win group trust. In the game environment, Zombies are the major threat for the player who must adopt a dynamic strategic approach to ensure his defense.
The horror series will make you want to play it in one go and it must come at number 9 on our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
Here is a full review of the game State of Decay 2.
10. Fallout 76
- Make: Bethesda Game Studios
- Release Date: November 14, 2018
- Console: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
The award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4 present you with Fallout 76, an online multi-player action video game. This is the ninth game in the Fallout franchise scheduled to be released on November 14, 2018. Set in 2102, twenty-five years after a nuclear war ruined Earth. Players play in an online world where every surviving human is a real person. The game does not feature any NPCs.
The open world, modeled on West Virginia, is four times the size of Fallout 4. This is the first time multi-player mode has been featured in the franchise. Players can play individually or with a party of up to three other players as they explore, build bases and survive in the post-nuclear America.
With its all-new graphics, landscape and additional gameplay features, Fallout 76 makes it to number 10.
11. Call of duty: black ops 4
Black Ops is back! Featuring gritty, grounded Multiplayer combat, the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in a massive battle royale experience. Blackout features the largest map in Call of Duty history, signature Black Ops combat, and characters, locations and weapons from the Black Ops series.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer raises the bar, delivering the most thrilling experience yet with a focus on tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice. The game offers a new level of online action across a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes. For the first time, Multiplayer serves as the center of the game’s narrative as players explore each Specialist’s role and unique playstyles. With the return of the Pick 10 Create-a-Class system and a new Gear category, gameplay becomes more customizable than ever, giving players choice on how to equip their Specialist. Combined with the ability to unlock devastating Scorestreaks, players will have the opportunity to be powerful on their own or unstoppable as a team. Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 delivers the biggest Day 1 Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead. With an exciting new adventure and a brand-new cast of characters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that its rabid community of fans have come to expect.
In Blackout, Black Ops comes to life in a massive battle royale experience that features Black Ops signature combat and land, sea, and air vehicles in the biggest map in Call of Duty history. Bringing together the worlds of Black Ops, play as your favorite characters and battle through iconic settings from the Black Ops universe in an all-out survival and elimination experience.
12. Battlefield V
Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield™ V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Take on physical, all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet.
World War 2 as You’ve Never Seen It Before – Take the fight to unexpected but crucial moments of the war, as Battlefield goes back to where it all began.
64-Player Multiplayer in the Chaos of All-Out War – Lead your Company to victory in all-out multiplayer with new experiences like the massive Grand Operations mode. Take on classic modes like Conquest or squad up with friends in the cooperative Combined Arms.
The Most Physical Battlefield Yet – Maneuver through the battlefield using a new soldier move set, fortifications, and mobile tools of destruction.
Play Untold War Stories – Witness human drama set against global combat in the single player War Stories. Ski down Norwegian mountains as you battle for control of nuclear weapon supply lines, join the frontline with the French colonial troops, or go behind enemy lines in North Africa with a band of misfits sent to create mayhem.
Tides of War – Embark on a journey where new content drops continuously transport you and your Company to a huge variety of key WW2 locations, where new battlefields and gear await.
13. The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure
- Make: Maxis and The Sims Studio
- Release Date: February 27, 2018
- Console: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Play Station 4 and Xbox One
The Sims is considered a popular choice among fanciers of strategy, mission and planning games. One of its main characteristics is offering the player a real-world virtual experience to implement civil projects amidst tight targets. Its latest version is titled as ‘The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure’. It is the sixth game package
The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure: the pivot has changed from survival-friendly localities to a jungle. The player is challenged to ensure his survival and accomplish targets in a hypothetical South American forest named ‘Selvadorada’. For such purpose, one is supposed to avail multiple options which include manipulating ruins, adapting to native lifestyles, learn indigenous practices and to consume aboriginal food recipes etc.
The Sims 4 is one of the most famous games out there thus making us believe it should come at number 13 in our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
- Make: Madmind Studio
- Release Date: May 29, 2018
- Console: Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Agony is a dark fantasy survival horror video game released on May 29, 2018. The game is compatible with Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Developed by Madmind Studio, the game is played from the first-person perspective.
Unlike conventional games, the game addresses the environment of life after death. The player finds himself in the hell and he is supposed to use his innate abilities to stand strong against the hellish odds such as demons, complex puzzles, and other intricacies. The players have no memories of their past lives and have to use their special powers to survive.
Agony 2018 comes at number 14 in our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
15. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – Desolation of Mordor
- Make: Monolith Productions
- Release Date: May 8, 2018
- Console: Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – Desolation of Mordor is an action role-playing game made to run on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Monolith Productions is tasked with its development and the game is launched in May 2018. Prime character is a multi-talented individual named ‘Talion’ who can, also, utilize his intrinsic spiritual power. Talion is tasked to accomplish the goals of various missions so as to dominate the antagonist forces.
The game has earned praise from the audience and earned its number 15 position in our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
16. Cyberpunk 2077
- Make: CD Projekt RED
- Expected Release Date: June 2019
- Console: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, XBox One
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video-game which has the option to be played with either first-person or third-person perspective. Primarily, the game is based on a hypothetical futuristic scenario in which the character struggles to survive amidst an alien environment. The release date has not been announced but, according to media stories, it is in the offing.
The game, developed by CD Projekt, is intended for a mature audience and it offers the player flexibility to create a character. Following Cyberpunk 2020, the game is set fifty-seven years into the future in Night City, California. The game has incorporated the latest ‘Braindance’ technology. Such digital recording technology comprises an additional functionality to interpret feelings and offer a sensational experience.
CyberPunk 2077 2018 comes at number 16 on our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
17. Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness
- Make: Red Hook Studios
- Release Date: June 19, 2018
- Console: Microsoft Windows, OS X Linux, PS4, PS Vita, iPad, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One
Darkest Dungeon is a renowned name in the gaming-circles, chiefly, belonging to the categories of tactical and strategic games. Developed by Red Hook Studios, it is compatible with Microsoft Windows, OS X Linux, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, iPad Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The Color of Madness was released for PC on June 19, 2018. Console release will be later in 2018.
With the genre of action-adventure complemented with a twist of survival horror and role-playing, the game is played from a third-person perspective. It involves controlling a pool of ‘heroes’ tasked to assure their survival. The heroes reside in the dungeon that lies beneath a medieval mansion.
In the upcoming ‘Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness’, a meteor crash to a village has left blind sufferers. New dungeons are to be used by the main character to prevent further chaos and work for restoration. As fans are waiting anxiously for it; the prior record of ‘Darkest Dungeon’ has earned appreciations and laurels. PC Gamer has granted it a score of 88/100 calling it “A wonderfully executed, brilliantly stressful reinvention of party-based dungeon-crawling, Darkest Dungeon is great fun, even when it’s cruel.”
Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness comes at number 17 on our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
18. Days Gone
- Make: SIE Bend Studio
- Expected Release Date: February 22, 2019
- Console: PlayStation 4
Days Gone is an upcoming action-adventure game set to release on February 22, 2019. The game also incorporates survival horror and is being developed by SIE Bend Studio. Due to explicit graphics; it is not considered suitable for children and faint-heart individuals. For now, It will only be available on PS4.
The player in Days Gone takes control to save Deacon, a bounty hunter from Freakers – bestial humanoids evolving due to a catastrophic epidemic. Deacon, in order to survive, needs to adopt a multi-faceted strategy. He is required to be adaptable as well as aggressive. The game is played from a third person perspective.
Days Gone is positioned at number 18 on our Top must play Games in 2018 list.
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