Biggest Video Games of 2018: Ten Must-Play Titles to Watch Out For

We've got a good year ahead of us!

Mack Ashworthby Mack Ashworth

2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for gamers. While there’s sure to be more exciting games announced and launched during the next 12 months, we’ve already got plenty to look forward to.

Here’s ten of the must-play titles to watch out for in 2018.

Anthem

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One & PC

Release Date: Fall 2018

VENTURE INTO DANGER – In this shared-world action-RPG, you and your friends are Freelancers—the bold few with the courage to leave civilization behind, explore a landscape of primeval beauty, and confront the dangers you find.

UNITE WITH FRIENDS – Up to four players band together to take on whatever perils you discover as a heroic team. As your friends support you in your journey, so do your victories and rewards benefit your friends.

RISE TO ANY CHALLENGE – Wield an arsenal of Javelin exosuits, each equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Customize them with gear you earn and craft, then use them to fly, leap, and climb through a contiguous open world.

CHART YOUR PATH – Experience massive, world-altering occurrences like Shaper Storms. Fight savage beasts and ruthless marauders. Delve forgotten ruins as you seek to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity.

CONTROL YOUR FATE – Your power grows with every step into the unknown. Whether plunder, revenge, or glory lures you onward, your choices will irrevocably change you—and the world around you.

Kingdom Hearts III

Platforms: PS4 & Xbox One

Release Date: 2018

Combines worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy

Sora returns with Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku to stop Master Xehanort’s plan

New “Attraction Flow” attacks incorporate Disney Parks attractions

Features worlds based on new Disney properties including Tangled and Big Hero 6

God of War

Platforms: PS4

Release Date: 2018

The God of War has changed… and this is not the Kratos you know.

A difficult and unfamiliar road awaits as you explore a stunning retelling of a classic story. Join Kratos as he adventures through a deep and reflective journey of growth, violence and the desire to become a better man for the sake of his son. In a world of monsters, dragons and gods, the weight of responsibility rests heavy on your shoulders – and when your life is filled with blood and chaos, how can you prevent the mistakes of the past in order to protect your future?

This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat; breathtaking scale; and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Platforms: PS4

Release Date: 2018

Be Spider-Man – An experienced Spider-Man with several years of crime fighting under his belt, Peter Parker has sheer mastery of his powerful spider-sense, dynamic skills, acrobatic abilities, and new suit.

Original Story – An all-new Spider-Man universe featuring familiar characters in unfamiliar roles. Peter Parker deals with his complex dual life as a young adult with great powers, discovering how his many relationships evolve.

Blockbuster Action in an Open World – Swing freely through Marvel’s New York City as Spider-Man through blockbuster action set-pieces filled with a rich narrative and relatable characters.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Platforms: PS4 & Xbox One

Release Date: Spring 2018

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

Days Gone

Platforms: PS4

Release Date: 2018

Take on the role of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John: a drifter, a bounty hunter, a wandering vestige of humanity. In world devastated by a global pandemic St. John eschews the ‘safe’ wilderness encampments set up by mankind’s last survivors and takes his chances on the broken roads.

Set against the scarred, volcanic backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone invites you to explore a world ravaged by degenerate human monsters known only as Freakers. Fight your way across the desolate landscape in search of supply, resources and, above all else, a reason to go on.

Crackdown 3

Platforms: Xbox One & PC

Release Date: 2018

True devastation in true 4K – Step up your boom and deliver a harsh dose of justice to a ruthless criminal empire gone wild. Explore the heights of a futuristic city, race through the streets in a transforming vehicle, and use your powerful abilities to wield destruction as your ultimate weapon. Level up your super-Agent skills to jump over skyscrapers, hurl trucks at your enemies, and fight like a boss.

Play together with Gold – Gaming is better with Xbox Live Gold. Join the best community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network. Get free games every month and save up to 50-75% in the Xbox Store.

Open-world playground – Play with up to four friends over Xbox Live to take out a violent criminal empire and use the city as a weapon against your enemies.

Crime claps back – Lure vindictive crime lords out of their strongholds by roughing up their street soldiers, attacking criminal operations, and taking out high-value gang captains.

Includes Wrecking Zone – Tear down the opposition’s stronghold in this 10-person player-vs-player multiplayer. Use your strongest Agent superpowers in a 100% destructible battle arena.

Detroit: Become Human

Platforms: PS4

Release Date: 2018

Travel to the near-future metropolis of Detroit – a city rejuvenated by an exciting technological development: androids. Witness your brave new world turn to chaos as you take on the role of Kara, a female android trying to find her own place in a turbulent social landscape.

Shape an ambitious branching narrative, making choices that will not only determine your own fate, but that of the entire city. Discover what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider – see the world of man though the eyes of a machine.

Far Cry 5

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One & PC

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Freedom – Set in beautiful Montana, an incredible Open World. Hope County welcomes you to the Land of the Free.

Family – Led by The Father and commanded by The Heralds, Eden’s Gate preys on those hopeless folks who have fallen into economical and psychological despair.

Firearms – From shotguns to slingshots, this toy chest is stocked, locked and loaded with every piece of steel you’ll need to take down the Cult.

Sea of Thieves

Platforms: Xbox One & PC

Release Date: March 20, 2018

Experience true freedom in a fantastical pirate world.

Explore, battle, solve riddles and more in a world of real players.

Sail on voyages, build a reputation and become a pirate legend.

Pre-order offers Closed Beta access and exclusive in-game items!

Xbox One, Windows 10 PC & enhanced for Xbox One X.