Best games 2018.


This year is just about over, and with that you can stop spending all your money on new games. That is, until 2018 rolls around.


2018 has some seriously hot games in-store. Below are the 10 you need to know about.


10. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps



Platforms: PC, Xbox One


Release Date: 2018


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The original Ori really took us by surprise. Built by a brand new studio, it added a top-tier platformer to the Xbox One's roster, and later PC.  We thought we grew out of the phase of wanting to jump around a forest as a bunny rabbit, but apparently not.


This sequel will build upon what the original did by adding some new abilities and a new hand-painted world.


9. Metro Exodus



Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One


Release Date: 2018


If you were under the impression that Wolfenstein 2 would be the last great single-player FPS this generation, then we have good news: Metro Exodus looks to be another hit.


Like its predecessors, it'll be about mutations, survival, and stupid good graphics. Emphasis on that last point, because this might just be the best-looking game we've ever seen.


8. God of War



Platforms: PS4


Release Date: 2018


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God of War has been missing for quite a while. It's good to have it back.


Though, it's not going to be quite the same this time around. This will play a lot more like Dark Souls than previous God of War games, which is crazy to think about. But given the legacy of the series and its pent-up-rage, we're expecting straight dynamite.


7. Fire Emblem Switch



Platforms: Switch


Release Date: 2018


For the guy who likes to play Chess (or Checkers), Fire Emblem is a momentous release. 


In the same you will command an army of units, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Sound familiar? It is, but this time around you can play it anywhere you want in HD, and that's pretty exciting.


More Nintendo exclusives should be announced soon, but for now this is the big upcoming winner.


6. Sea Of Thieves



Platforms: PC, Xbox One


Release Date: Q1/Q2 2018


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The life of a pirate isn't easy, but I'll be damned if it isn't awesome. Sailing the seas, shooting cannons at ships, drinking stout, and plundering treasure are all fun daily activities. Yet, there are so few games that capitalize on this fantasy that it's mind-boggling.


Enter Sea of Thieves, an online multiplayer game that tosses thousands of players into a pirate-themed sandbox. It looks like some serious fun, and at this point we just want to toss on our eye-patch and start playing.


5. Shenmue 3



Platforms: PC, PS4


Release Date: 2018


Admittedly, the screenshots released thus far don't look very good. But this is Shenmue we're talking about, a series that gamers put alongside Final Fantasy VII when they discussed remakes.


While we aren't getting a remake, we're definitely getting a sequel. More than anything we're excited to head into a virtual casino and lose all our money. That was why everyone enjoyed the original game, right?


4. Spider-Man



Platforms: PS4


Release Date: Q1/Q2 2018


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Have we ever had a great Spider-Man game? Definitely. Batman had its turn, and now it's time for Mr. Spidey Senses.


Early gameplay demos of this game have blown up the internet, going as far as to win Best of E3 awards. It looks like everything you'd want from such a game, with great gameplay that incorporates spider webs in exciting ways, along with the kind of presentation you only expect from a top-shelf developer.


3. Anthem



Platforms: PC, PS4 Xbox One


Release Date: Q4 2018


Chances are you haven't heard much about this game, if at all. We'll simplify this with just a few key words: Action RPG. Exosuits. BioWare.


Arriving during the next holiday season chances are you're looking at a hugely popular new IP that has the potential to win game of the year awards. I might be getting ahead of myself a little, but it really looks that good.


2. Death Stranding



Platforms: PS4


Release Date: 2018


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After being pigeon-holed into making Metal Gear games for multiple decades, Hideo Kojima has finally been given creative freedom. There's no chance this game won't be good, and the best part is that early materials have demonstrated a game that really doesn't look like anything else on the market.


We're a bit bummed that it won't be on PC, but that never got in the way of making us want to play Kojima's other games. This post-apocalyptic sci-fi action game looks like the sort of thing that dreams are made of, and we can't wait to play it.


1. Red Dead Redemption 2



Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One


Release Date: Q1/Q2 2018


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This one's a no brainer; any time Rockstar Games releases a new title you can bet it'll be the biggest game of its year. Thankfully, this time we're moving away from Grand Theft Auto and revisiting the Wild West world of of Red Dead Redemption, with its horse-based travel and cowboy hats.


At this point we're ready to take a week off work and vacation to another Rockstar world. Bring it on.