With 2018 starting we have another great year of games to look forward to. With that said this is my personal list of the top five games I am the most excited to play this year and will hopefully be in my favorite games of the year list also.
5 – Marvel’s Spider-Man
When this game was first talked about I probably thought “Wow another Spider-Man game what else is new” but after seeing the trailers and the tidbits they have released I am sold with this game. Not only being able to play as Peter but also playing as Mary Jane and Miles Morales being the game make this game the more worth it. The suit design for the game is a great new design which also has been embraced by Spider-Man cosplayers around. The game is doing something special and unique by telling a new Spider-Man story that is not based or tie with a movie or comic or other game. It will also feature an older and more experience Peter which will make it more interesting. The game will be a PS4 exclusive , which makes me sad as a Xbox gamer, and will release sometime in 2018.
4 – Kingdom Hearts 3
Alright this is kind of given due to it always being mention every year but since it seems to be for sure coming out I had to put it on my list. Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released giving long time fans of the series closure to the Dark Seeker/Xehanort” saga. The game will add a zone called “Attraction Flow” which will utilize Disney Park rides which should be an interesting new concept. There has been speculation on whether or not this game will include Marvel or Star Wars characters but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. I have only played Kingdom hearts 1 and 2 so to me this will be the next and final chapter of years of a gaming story I admired. A bonus for me is that this will not be an exclusive and the game will release not only on the PS4 but also on the Xbox One which to me gives the game a few more points as it will be on a new console so seeing how the gameplay works on the Xbox will be a thing to look forward to.
3 – Sea of Thieves
This game has always had my curiously since its revealed during E3 at the Xbox Conference. Playing as a pirate with friends for some reason seems to grab me and the footage of gameplay that they have shown so far is appealing. Being a Pirates of the Caribbean lover this game just grabs me naturally. The game will be a first person shooter that is played in an open shared world making it that you will interact with other players throughout the game. The game will allow you to play different roles as a pirate and can play with friends as a crew. The player will be able to do quest, collect treasure, fight other crews and even let you be shot out of a cannon. The game will be released on Xbox One and Windows and will be cross playable between both. The game will be released on March 20th, 2018.
2 – Darksiders 3
Darksiders 3 is a game I thought never would have been made after THQ went bankrupt but when this game was announced I was so happy because I loved the story of the first two games. The third installment takes places between the first two games and will let the users play as Fury the only female of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Her signature weapon seems to a spiked whip which should be interesting gameplay compared to War’s sword or Death’s scythes. As Fury. the player needs to track and defeat the Seven Deadly Sins on Earth. The game will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Darksiders 3 will release sometime in 2018.
1 – Red Dead Redemption 2
After working on GTAV, Rockstar has a new release this year and its a sequel to one of their most popular games from the last generation of consoles with Red Dead Redemption 2. This will actually be the third game in the series but will be a prequel to Red Dead Redemption and will have the player play as outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang. Just like the ones before, this new entry will be open world and third person view with both single and multiplayer. The game has had some trailers showing off the world and characters but the hype for this game still is high. While the game will be on both PS4 and Xbox One, Rockstar has a deal with Sony that will have timed exclusive content for the PS4 when the game releases. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a highly requested game for Rockstar to developed and fans have a lot to look forward to. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released sometime in 2018.
Well this is my list of my most anticipated games for 2018. Do you agree with my list? Are you hyped for any of these games? Do any of these games make your list? Tweet us your thoughts on Twitter @SBArcadeCorner and what games you are excited for in 2018. – Johnathan Brin