Social Underground’s Most Anticipated Video Games To Look Out For In 2018
Video games are looking increasingly amazing in the past 10 years. Every year there are new and exciting games to play. 2018 has already given us some stellar titles, but if you know anything about games, the most anticipated games are the ones that come out later in the year.
From now until the end of 2018, here are some of the most anticipating games that are coming out this year.
State of Decay 2 (May 22 – Xbox One, PC)
I know we’re all getting a bit sick of the zombie genre, but State of Decay does it so well. There’s base building, weapons, and the scarier presence of zombies that really remind you of what you see in the movies. When it comes to a zombie reality that I can picture, this game captures it. I’d be dead so fast in a zombie apocalypse.
Detroit: Become Human (May 24th – PS4)
Instead of a game that has a simple beginning, middle and end, this game changes as you progress. If a character dies, the story will adjust and keep going. There is no “game over” in this game.
It also takes place in my home city. I’m interested to see if this game gets the visuals down of Detroit. Downtown looks like a futuristic wonderland, which is probably why this game chose it as a location. If they totally biff it, it will take me out of the game immediately. All other games based in big cities have really down their homework on the city the game is based. I hope this doesn’t look like Robocop.
Spider-Man (September 7th – PS4)
Last year, Spider-Man stole the show. The gameplay made it look like you were watching a movie. I can’t believe I will actually be playing as Spidey in an open-world environment like this. It looks so good that there were doubts that the gameplay is real. You know how that is? You get hyped up for a game by the trailer, buy the game when it comes out, and then it looks like crap by comparison? I don’t think this will be one of those games.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (September 14th – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
The rebooted version of the series has been a big hit. It even caused a rebooted version of the film series to mixed results. Alicia Vikander is an amazing actor, and she looks like this new version of Lara Croft, but she looks like she never threw a ball in her life.
Not much is know about this new sequel, but the visuals of the game look to top the previous game. My favorite part of the rebooted version is that they have tried to get away from Croft looking like a bimbo who swings from ropes. She looks like a badass who could kick your ass in chess.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (October 12th – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
Call of Duty is kind of like new versions of smartphones: You buy one, and then a few months later there’s another one. I didn’t even know there was a Black Ops 3, but now there’s a 4th one? Well, all the games always look great and are fun to play, so it’s no wonder they keep tossing these games out and making hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mega Man 11 (Late 2018 – Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
Mega Man is one of the great franchises ever. Every game that has been made has been fantastic. It’s difficult, the gameplay is addicting, AND THE MUSIC! There was a time in high school where I would jam heavy metal covers of the music from Mega Man on my 10-disk CD player I had in my trunk — not to brag.
This is one of those games that is so good that it seems effortless. Just kidding. These games looks frustrating to produce. Every part in every level of every game is so meticulously craft that one might get overwhelmed thinking about it while playing. Either way, the trailer below shows off the new game. It looks amazing. I really want more of a 2D revolution with new tech making older style games look insane.
Days Gone (2018 or 2019 – PS4)
Yet another survivor game. Another zombie-like survivor game. As with games past, this takes the zombie genre to a different level with how they react. Day will be different from night in how they react to you. You won’t only have to worry about zombies, you’ll have to worry about your fellow man. As with panic and monsters, humans will probably be more dangerous than the monsters. We’re terrible that way.
Super Smash Bros. (2018 – Nintendo Switch)
I don’t think I’ve played SSB since Nintendo GameCube. I think I may have jumped off the bandwagon since I was awful at the game. I would just button mash, get hit by something, then explode after I fell off the platform. Maybe it was because my friends were practically pro at the game. They memorized all the moves for all the characters. I would way rather watch them play than for me to play. Looking at this trailer, I think they and all the fans will be thrilled.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (October 26th – Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
The first game was one of the best games ever made. It was an open-world western game in a time where westerns where making a huge comeback. The team behind Grant Theft Auto showed they can take that format and bring it to the old west. Usually when you start a game, the tutorial to how to play and do stuff is annoying, but RDR’s was fun, but also needed to be paid attention to. You never want to miss any steps in a game like this.
Will Red Dead Redemption 2 live up to the first game? Considering all the time put into it, I think it will be even better.
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