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7 Upcoming Games You Shouldn't Miss From PAX East 2018

Here are the games that impressed us most at PAX East.

Regardless of what platform you own, gamers have a lot of major titles to look forward to in 2018, from the upcoming God of War to marquee holiday releases such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Switch version of Super Smash Bros. But while these big-name games may garner the most attention, they are hardly the only ones worth picking up this year.

Already, 2018 has seen a host of wonderfully inventive indie games arrive on every platform, from the captivating Metroidvania-style platformer Iconoclasts to the critically acclaimed tactical gem Into the Breach. And there are many other such games still on the way this year, as we got to see firsthand at PAX East 2018.

During the show, the GameSpot team got the opportunity to try out a variety of upcoming titles, including many that you may not be familiar with. In the video above, Tony Wilson recounts the games that impressed us most at the show. It was difficult to whittle the list down, but the seven we selected are ones you should certainly keep an eye on in 2018, from the bonkers billiards game Pool Panic to the Ninja Gaiden-style platformer The Messenger.

We also got to go hands-on with some higher profile games at the show, including the Switch versions of Dark Souls Remastered and Wolfenstein II, as well as Super Meat Boy's long in-development sequel, Super Meat Boy Forever. You can see some of our other videos from PAX East 2018 below.

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I want me some Donut County.

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If it reminds you of Bioshock? What? No, it doesn't, not even close, you just wanted to say some of the devs are the same right?

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@RogerioFM: That dying sequence was ripped right out of BioShock.

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@RogerioFM: Nope, there really is something in the melee combat that feels similar.

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@tonywilson: I... really don't see it, I respect that, I'm just unable to, even after you mentioned bioshock. But art does things like that, we are not all attuned to the same things and thus perceive them differently.

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No mention of Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark? Haven't seen a proper follow-up to FFT in ages. Not a good one, anyway. Well, okay, I'm bias since it's my all time favourite game.

*To be fair, I can't get your video player to work...nor do I want to.

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@Barighm: After seeing this game i completely agree that this should have been in the article. Thanks for the link mcnichoj and thank you barighm for bringing this game up or i probably would have never heard of it. You should check out disgae 5 on switch if you are interested in tactical RPGs for that console art3zero.

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@Barighm: Looks amazing. http://store.steampowered.com/app/699170/Fell_Seal_Arbiters_Mark/

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@Barighm: Thanks for bringing my attention to this. Hoping for a physical switch release. Regalia will have to satisfy my tactical rpg itch for now.

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