Top 20 Upcoming Games 2018 starting from August!

2018-2019 is expected to be a good year for gaming. And yes, so far there were many great titles released this year like 2018 God of War, Fay Cry 5, and Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. And that was only the first half of 2018. The second half of 2018 are coming soon and there will be much, much more exciting games ahead. So with no further ado, let’s check out the Top 20 Upcoming Games 2018 starting from August!

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1. Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition

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Ready to throw in another 200 hours? (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: RPG
  • Dev: Larian Studios
  • Release Date: August 31, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Coming right at the end of this month we have the winner of British Academy Games Award for Multiplayer last year – Divinity Original Sin 2. Then coming in 2018, we will have the Definitive Edition which will change lots, lots of things we current know about the game. According to Larian Studios, this edition will bring on tons of major changes, including gameplay tweaks, quests, story and dialogues like the final arc – City of Arx. Graphic is confirmed to be mostly unchanged, and while that may sound disappointing, all the gameplay tweaks, quests, and story changes should be more than enough to make this edition worth a second buy. And good news for console gamers: Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition will be available on PS4 and Xbox One, while PC gamers who already owned the original game will receive this new edition free of charge.

2. Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age

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Gorgeous level: over 9000!!! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: J-RPG
  • Dev: Square Enix
  • Release Date: September 4, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC

This year Square Enix releases not one, but two exciting J-RPG games. One is Octopath Traveler which was already released on July 13, 2018 and it was fantastic. The next one is Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age which will arrive on September 4, 2018 for Western audiences. So far, the game has received lots of positive about both of its gameplay and graphic quality. Quality-wise, this game looks incredibly awesome with vibrant open-world full of color and lively art-style by the legendary Akira Toriyama (you know… the guy who made Dragon Ball series?). How good the gameplay is? We are not so sure. But at the very least, that stunning graphic really makes us want to grab this game.

3. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Welcome to a darker Tomb Raider! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Dev: Crystal Dynamics
  • Release Date: September 14, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

It has been 3 years since the last we saw our charming Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider. And now, we are going to see her again in a… darker circumstances. Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes on a much darker context, featuring Mayan and Aztec mythologies. The game seems to emphasize more on stealth actions and lethal execution. There is no turning back, Lara this time has to do anything necessary to ensure her survival and mission. This game is supposed to be the final game of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy, which explains why Lara Croft becomes the “tomb raider” we all know and love in previous games. What’s coming next for Tomb Raider series after this sequel? That is still a mystery but before concerning about the series’ future, let’s see if Shadow of the Tomb Raider can keep up to its reputation.

4. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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The little dragon return! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Platforming/Adventure
  • Dev: Toys for Bob
  • Release Date: September 21, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One

Veteran gamers probably remember this famous title – Spyro the Dragon back in 1998 released for PlayStation 1. And then it’s next sequels Spyro 2 Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro Year of the Dragon were released on 1999 and 2000, all two games also mostly received positive reviews. For those who feel nostalgic about this childhood-memory trilogy, Toys for Bob presents to you: Spyro Reignited Trilogy. It will include all the 3 games from the original trilogy with updated graphic (of course), and a variety of gameplay tweaks and changes. Honestly it seems hard to recommend this game for newer generation of gamers, but for older gamers, this should be a nice ticket to your childhood.

5. Code Vein

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Tokyo Ghoul vibe, anyone? (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Dev: Bandai Namco
  • Release Date: September 27, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls by From Software are the two pioneer games which give birth to the new term: “Souls-like game”. Ever since Dark Souls was released, a number of developers are also trying to replicate the formula to make a new title of their own like Nioh, Lords of the Fallen, and The Surge. This year, we will get to see yet another Souls-like game called Code Vein. Right off the bat, Code Vein gives out a huge anime-ish vibe with anime vampire characters. According to several players who have played the game like FightinCowboy, Code Vein does actually have lots of innovations of their own on top of the base Dark Souls’ formula. In general, if you are a Dark Souls fans (or Tokyo Ghoul anime fans), you will probably want to grab Code Vein (serious, there is a gameplay element in this game which extremely resembles the Ghouls from Tokyo Ghoul).

6. Marvel’s Spider Man

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Spider Man vs all villains he has seen so far. How cool is that? (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action
  • Dev: Insomniac Games
  • Release Date: September 27, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4

One of the star shows in PS4 E3 conference this year was Marvel’s Spider Man which will release on September 27. Back to the day, Spider Man game franchise faced quite a rough road. The last major title of the franchise – The Amazing Spider Man 2 – was only mediocre at best with full of bugs and literally no innovation. Naturally, fans are expecting a lot of this new Spider Man, especially when it is Insomniac we’re talking about here. Marvel’s Spider Man has shown its huge potential throughout gameplay and trailer showcases. Spider Man will have to face all of his most dangerous villains to date as they’ve escaped their prison. The gameplay trailers look extremely cool and let’s hope that it will be just as good as what were shown.

7. Forza Horizon 4

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Brace your ride! 4 seasons are coming! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Racing
  • Dev: Playground Games
  • Release Date: October 2, 2018
  • Platform(s): Xbox One, PC

For fans of racing games, in early October we have the fourth installment of Forza Horizon series – Forza Horizon 4. This series has always been known for its awesome driving, absolutely gorgeous cars and the environment, and incredible roster of the best sports cars, supercars the world has ever known. So coming to the fourth sequel, what does Playground Games give us this time? Quite many, and the most significant element is the dynamic weather system, based on 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Each season has clear differences in both visual and gameplay, thus requires players to use different play-style and car to win the race. That already sounds exciting and racing fans can’t wait to have their hands on the game on October 2.

8. Mega Man 11

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Ticket to our childhood is here! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action/Platforming
  • Dev: Capcom
  • Release Date: October 2, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

It was 7 years since 2010 and Mega Man fans did not see any sign of a new sequel, despite being one of Capcom’s most successful franchises. But finally, Capcom has listened to fans with their surprising reveal of Mega Man 11 coming on October 2, 2018. Graphic definitely steps up to the current gen. The core gameplay seems to maintain the same, with certain additions typically the Double Gear system. By far, Mega Man 11 does not look like a memento of the past; it is a true sequel with true quality. And even if you haven’t experienced a single Mega Man game before, Mega Man 11 should still be a good start.

9. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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Assassin’s Creed or Warrior’s Creed? (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Stealth/Action RPG
  • Dev: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: October 5, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Coming to August we have tons of big juggernauts in gaming, starting off with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Judging by what Ubisoft showcased in E3 2018, Assassin’s Creed franchise is venturing to a pretty… peculiar direction. Unlike any previous Assassin’s Creed titles (except for Assassin’s Creed Origins), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is now more like a RPG game, rather stealth game. It puts even more emphasize on RPG elements like leveling, gears, and skill trees. The game even features dialogue choices – an element which has never appeared in an Assassin’s Creed game before. There have already been many different opinions about this game. Many said that this is a new and fresh direction for the franchise, while many others consider this game to be unworthy of the name “Assassin’s Creed” due to its outrageous change of genre. Nonetheless, it is hard to judge this game for the time being so we can only wait til October 5 and see.

10. Battlefield 5

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Enter the battlefield! With style! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: FPS
  • Dev: EA DICE
  • Release Date: November 20
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Battlefield 5… despite not being released yet, this game has already faced extreme controversies in the past months. Gameplay-wise, it is really good. In short, if you have already played Battlefield 1, you can expect no less from Battlefield 5. So what about the controversies? Well… the problem is: most fans expect Battlefield 5 to be a realistic depiction; however, the game throws in tons of diversity without any explanation. For example: women fought right in the frontline, people with bizarre prosthetic arm, a soldier dude with katana on his back, and more… There are so many weird stuffs like these are put in and players are forced to accept whatever they showed. Will this affect Battlefield 5 popularity? Apparently, it is reported that Battlefield 5 pre-order sales are “weak” so far. But still, it is Battlefield we are talking about and we will have to wait and see.

*Edit August 31, 2018: Battlefield 5 release date was officially moved to November 20, 2018.

11. Call of Duty Black Ops 4

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A pure multiplayer Black Ops experience (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: FPS
  • Dev: Treyarch, Beenox
  • Release Date: October 12, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Another year, another Call of Duty” and this year we have Call of Duty Black Ops 4 which does not have any… singleplayer campaign? This is a huge deal since the Black Ops series has arguably one of the best singleplayer campaigns in Call of Duty history. But in Black Ops 4, they decided to throw out singleplayer and focused solely on multiplayer. In terms of gameplay, Black Ops 4 is kind of intriguing since it seems to combine a number of aspects from different games together like Overwatch’s class-based character, barriers or razor wires resembling Rainbow Six Siege, and the equipments and cooldown felt similar to the likes of Destiny. And while the gunplay and equipments are quite good, the most of the game does not show much innovation. At the end of the day, it is hard to make out of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. Is it just another “Call of Duty game”? Or is it an innovative step from the old games? We will have answer soon enough.

12. Soulcalibur 6

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More stories, more “plots” (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Fighting
  • Dev: Bandai Namco
  • Release Date: October 19, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Being famous for its beautiful characters, great “plots” (if you know what we mean), and intriguing combat focusing on attacking and parrying, Soulcalibur 6 finally makes a return with lots of new thing in mind. At its core, the essence gameplay of Soulcaliber remains intact. The characters look great and more importantly, it seems the game will feature a main story and character stories which intertwine with each other. This is definitely a good thing to hear and we are wondering how they will put Geralt of Rivia into this game’s story.

13. Red Dead Redemption 2

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“This place ain’t nothin as civilized.” (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Dev: Rockstar Games
  • Release Date: October 26, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One

Ever since Red Dead Redemption released in 2010, fans have been dying to see a new sequel of this awesome, awesome Wild West game. And luckily after years of waiting, Rockstar Games introduced Red Dead Redemption 2, which is supposed to be much more ambitious than the all-famous GTA 5. Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring us back in time, prior to the event of the original Red Dead Redemption. We get to meet new protagonist and of course, the good ol’ Dutch Gang in action. No doubt this sequel will be much larger than 2010 Red Dead Redemption, if not the largest among all Rockstar Games’ titles. And as the gameplay trailer has just revealed recently, we really can’t wait til October 26.

14. Overkill’s The Walking Dead

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“Left 4 Dead – The Walking Dead edition” (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Survival Horror/FPS
  • Dev: Overkill Software
  • Release Date: November 7, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Besides Days Gone and Dying Light 2, Overkill’s The Walking Dead is probably the third-most anticipated zombie games in 2018-2019. Frankly speaking, zombie game genre has been walking into a dead-end for quite a long time. The basic formula of shooting zombies and survive is getting boring and players demand something new, something extraordinary. And so this time the developer of Pay Day series – Overkill – decided to jump in this genre with their latest project Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Basically, this game resembles Left 4 Dead featuring 4 players co-op in the universe of Walking Dead. Players are expected to co-operate and plan carefully unless they want to be overwhelmed in extreme tide of zombies. Honestly though, despite the interesting concept, its recent gameplay showcase from Polygon and MKIceAndFire looks rather… pale. At the very least, there is still about more than 2 months and let’s hope that it will be better at release.

15. Hitman 2 (2018)

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Who is going to be 47’s next unfortunate target? (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Stealth
  • Dev: IO Interactive
  • Release Date: November 13, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Hitman, the legendary stealth game with the legendary assassin Agent 47, will make another return with the latest sequel – 2018 Hitman 2. Based on the information and showcased gameplay so far, it seems this Hitman 2 will remain pretty much… similar to 2016 Hitman. But good news is: Hitman 2 will be released as a full game, not in the form of episodic release like 2016 Hitman. And more importantly, Hitman 2 will provide much more freedom and choices in terms of assassination (including the really weird ones). Hitman 2 should be a nice love letter for stealth game fans since there are too few AAA stealth/assassin game in recently months (and especially when Metal Gear Solid series is going to dead-end due to the leaving of Hideo Kojima from Konami).

16. Fallout 76

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Let’s Todd Howard’s latest vision of multiplayer game! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Multiplayer Action RPG
  • Dev: Bethesda
  • Release Date: November 14, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

When talking about Bethesda, people mostly think about their incredible single-player games like Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls series such as Skyrim. And when Bethesda teased a new Fallout game in May 30 called Fallout 76, there were lots of wild speculations about this game. But what do we know? Turned out it is a multiplayer Fallout game which takes place prior to any other Fallout games to date. Players will assume the role of residents from Vault 76 – the very first opened vault after the nuclear event. They will get to explore a vast open-world where players can decide to do whatever they want with it. To some extent, this is quite a ballsy move from Bethesda. But let’s judge the game any time soon.

17. Darksiders 3

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Fury vs the Seven Deadly Sins (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Dev: Gunfire Games
  • Release Date: November 27, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Ever since the fall of THQ, fans of Darksiders series were afraid that this highly potential franchise would go to waste. Thanksfully, fortune hasn’t abandon this series as THQ was revived by Nordic Games, thus, revive the Darksiders franchise with its upcoming sequel Darksider 3 by Gunfire Studios. Darksiders 3 will continue the stories from Darksiders 1 and 2, introducing the third member of the Four Horsemen – Fury. So, let’s ready riders cuz we are going to hunt the Seven Deadly Sins!

18. Artifact

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Valve’s latest game: Artifact trading card games (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Trading Card Game
  • Dev: Valve
  • Release Date: November 28, 2018
  • Platform(s): PC

Remember the last time Valve made a game? Yeah, it was Dota 2 released in 2013 (unless you count 2016 The Lab for VR), and come on, Dota 2 was originally a Warcraft 3 map in the first place! Then finally after 5 years, Valve made a new game!… And it was Artifact. The game was first teased in Dota 2 The International 2017 and funny enough, there was a huge “AWWWWW” moment (clearly no one expected Valve to make a card game). So why this game is on this list then? The thing is: the one who leads this game’s design team is Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic The Gathering. So far, the game itself actually looks fascinating with blended elements between Hearthstone and 3-lane battlefield just like in MOBAs. But unlike Hearthstone, Artifact will allow players to trade cards via Steam Community Market. One curious thing though: the game will cost $20 upfront, which was never a case before with other trading card games.

19. Just Cause 4

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Storm, typhoon? Child-play! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Dev: Avalanche Studios
  • Release Date: December 4, 2018
  • Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC

Feeling bored in December? Don’t worry cuz Rico Rodriguez will make another return in Just Cause 4 on December 4, 2018. Similar to previous Just Cause titles, players in the role of Rico will have a wide variety of outrageous arsenal ranging from his wingsuit, grappling hook, to anti-aircraft gun, rocket launcher, and more… One fascinating element in Just Cause 4 is the weather system. There will be extreme weather condition, typically the insane typhoon ravaging the land. These extreme weathers will be the ultimate test for Rico, or rather, the players if they want to complete the missions. Whatever it is, Just Cause 4 is expected to just as fun as previous Just Cause games, or may be even better.

20. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Everyone! Gets in here!!! (Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Fighting
  • Dev: Nintendo, Bandai Namco, HAL Laboratory, Sora Ltd.
  • Release Date: December 7, 2018
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s ultimate fighting game – Super Smash Bros Ultimate is going to release on December 7, 2018 and that will be huge bomb for Nintendo Switch owners. Nintendo indeed had a spectacular showcase of the new Super Smash Bros this year. There are so many fascinating additions for the new Super Smash Bros, typically the awesome roster of characters from classic Mario and friends, Bowser, Pokemons like Pikachu and Mewtwo, to legendary characters like Link, Samus Aran, and even Snake! There is no doubt that Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be an ultimate fest for Nintendo fans. Man! It will be a painful wait til December 7, 2018…

And that’s it folks! Which game(s) is your most anticipated this year 2018? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!

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