The most anticipated games of 2018

May 30, 2018 Category: , 2 Comments

In every gamer’s heart, there is a game which he or she never have enough of. Just how many players keep enjoying World of Warcraft until this day. Just as well, there are those titles which aren’t quite there yet, but already create so much hype and anticipation, that many of us just feel very thrilled and restless.

Here is a list of the most anticipated games right now:

1. Metro Exodus

Metro exodus promotional image, a scenery of destroyed buildings during winter

The third edition, inspired by the work of Dmitry Głuchowski, a popular FPS series, developed by 4A Games studio. As a player you take the role of Artyom wandering across Russia, which is destroyed by the nuclear war that took place over twenty years before the events presented in the game. Metro Exodus is expands upon the concepts initiated in its predecessors – once exploration is the main part of the game (this time, apart from urban areas and underground tunnels, we were given various and extensive wild areas available to explore), fighting against opponents, and sneaking. The latter is important because not only armed people are on our way, but also mutated creatures – if knocking down a smaller adversary is not a big problem for the protagonist, defeating one of the larger mutants can cause a significant difficulty. Entirety of the game attracts attention due to the high quality graphic design.

2. Age of Empires IV

Age of Empires promotional image, Massive ship on a sea in the middle of small boats

The fourth full-fledged edition of the famous real-time strategy cycle, classified as one of the most important representatives of its genre. Unlike the previous AoE games, developed by the now-defunct Ensemble Studios, the team responsible for creating the AoE IV is Relic Entertainment, known mainly for such series as the Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. In terms of mechanics, however, Age of Empires IV remains faithful to the scheme worked out by its esteemed predecessors. Players are at the forefront of the chosen civilization (European, Asian and Arabic nations) and they lead it through successive stages of development. During the game, we acquire raw materials, build new buildings and issue powerful and diverse armies to fight. In addition to the variants of the single-player game, the game offers, of course, an extensive multiplayer mode, in which we compete with other commanders from around the world.

3. Jurassic World: Evolution

Diplodocus - Tall dinosaur on a field srrounded by small dinosaurs - Stegosaurus and Ornithopods

The economic strategy prepared by the experienced Frontier Developments team (including the Rollercoaster Tycoon series), which takes place in the universe created for the needs of the movie series Jurassic Park/Jurassic World. The action of the game takes us into the near future, when humanity managed to develop a technology that allows the reproduction of prehistoric reptile DNA. Gameplay allows you to take the role of a game park manager, in which people can see the restored dinosaurs with their own eyes. According to the rules of the species, our duties include not only creating and presenting to the visitors subsequent species  of reptiles, but also taking care of the entire park infrastructure and providing tourists with safety and a whole range of diverse attractions. The main aspect of Jurassic World: Evolution, however, is the economic aspect, and all player activities should be subordinated to investing constantly in the development of the park and getting richer.

4. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

A strong man in medieval clothing holds a sword in a forest

The second full-fledged edition of the popular Mount & Blade series, which skillfully combined the elements of action games, strategy and RPG. Action takes place in a powerful land of Calradia, whose ruler died without leaving an heir. The hero’s task is to find himself in this complicated political situation, which is aggravated by groups of mercenaries and thugs. The game has traditionally been divided into a management-related strategic and dexterity part in which we lead the team created by them. In Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, a whole lot of improvements and modifications have been introduced that give it an even more sand-like character. Character creator and tutorial have been improved upon, and the crafting system was expanded. Lastly, the management of our properties was improved and a more realistic trading system was offered. In terms of the luminaire, more interactive interactivity and improved graphics take into account the changing weather and seasons.

5. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Sad scenery, Main characters look at the frozen remains of big owls

Continuation of the successful Metroidvania game Ori and the Blind Forest. In production, we get to know the fate of Ori, who is trying to discover his true destiny. If you have not had the pleasure of playing the first part of this legendary and how epic game, pull out your pad from the drawer and take care of it. Even if you are not fond of platformers, the music and emotions that accompany you during the entertainment will make you unable to take your eyes off her.

6. PayDay 3

Cartoon style, bunch of people in clown masks celebrating and drinking champagne

The third edition of a series of cooperative, network action games, in which players take on the roles of criminals, making subsequent bold attacks. The Overkill Software team is responsible for the creation of the game, the creator of the two previous parts of the cycle.

7. Cyberpunk 2077

Sci-fi town, a beautiful cyborg-woman is kneeling unaware of a cyborg-man, that stands behind her and points a gun at her

Open world in a sci-fi atmosphere, an RPG game based on the Cyberpunk feature paper system. The game was developed by CD Projekt RED studio, which became famous for the series about The Witcher, while the creator of the original system, Mike Pondsmith, actively participated in the work on the game. The story of Cyberpunk will take us to the year included in the title, 2077, and the technologically advanced, corrupt world of the future. The place of the action is the Night City full of dark intrigues and mysteries, well known to fans of the Cyberpunk system. Exploring the open world of the game, we get to know the complex and multithreaded history of our heroes, conducting numerous dialogues and fulfilling a series of plot tasks that will require us to often make difficult moral choices. Gameplay mechanics (primarily the system of character development) the authors based to a certain degree on the paper prototype. The enhanced visual experience is taken is based on enhanced RED Engine technology, previously used in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. First official info about the game is expected to happen at E3 in June 2018.

8. The Elder Scrolls VI

portrait of a strong man wearing a viking-like armor,

Another full-fledged edition of the famous RPG series The Elder Scrolls. The title was announced in 2016 by Todd Howard – director and executive producer of the series. Unfortunately, at the moment we do not know anything more about the game. In contrast to Cyberpunk 2077, there is no guess when the first information about this game will be revealed. One thing is certain – we will definitely see it someday

9 The Walking Dead – The Final Season

a girl holds an axe and protects a younger child against zombies

The final season of the adventure games series The Walking Dead. This time, the developers decided to focus again on Clementine, presenting her recent adventures in a world dominated by zombies.

10. Resident Evil 2 Remake

a screenshoot of a game, adult woman is walking with a young girl in a corridor

A full remake of the second installment of the cult series Resident Evil, which originally appeared in 1998 on the first PlayStation and was converted to other consoles and PC. Resident Evil 2 Remake was developed by the leading studio of the Capcom R & D Division 1 company with a view to modern hardware platforms, based on the original story and slightly modified prototype mechanics. The game takes place a few months after the events known from the first part of the series when after a period of calm, a deadly zombie epidemic again attacks Raccoon City. During the game, we follow the fate of the beginning policeman Leon S. Kennedy and a young girl named Claire Redfield, who goes to the city in search of his brother. At the beginning of the game, however, the heroes are separated, and further events are seen from the perspective of two independent characters, for whom the story also develops in a slightly different way.

11. Honorable mention – Half-Life 3

Uhh… Let’s just keep waiting and hoping for this one… 🙂

Author: Mirillis Team

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    Hahaha, I was going to comment on Half Life 3 too.

    I could say Red Dead Redemption 2, but not is for PC. And I think A Way Out it came in May 23, of creators of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons game. But I don’t know what happened with it.

  • Video Animation Inc. says:

    In my opinion “Age of Empires IV” is the game that I Iove the most. The animation work done in it is exceptionally well that’s why it does make the list. I am a video animator myself at video animation inc. So, I understand animation work better than many.