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Now Playing: The Biggest Games Coming In 2018

After the amazing gaming year that was 2017, many wondered how well 2018 would turn out. Fortunately for everyone, it has been great. The year has yielded a wealth of fantastic games that are well worth playing. To help you keep track of all the games coming out and what has already released, we've compiled a list of all the noteworthy release dates for the biggest ones confirmed to come out in 2018 so far.

Game release dates change all the time and new ones arrive every month. Be sure to bookmark this page, as we'll be updating this article with more release dates or any potential changes to any of the dates below. And if you're eager to figure out the release dates from games next year, you can also reference our feature on the game release dates of 2019.


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GamePlatformRelease Date
The Escapists 2SwitchJanuary 11
Forged Battalion PCJanuary 16
Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced EditionPS4, Xbox OneJanuary 16
Street Fighter V: Arcade EditionPS4, PCJanuary 16
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemoryPS4, VitaJanuary 19
Kirby Battle Royale3DSJanuary 19
IconoclastsPS4, VitaJanuary 23
Lost SphearPS4, Switch, PCJanuary 23
OK KO: Let's Play HeroesPS4, Xbox One, PCJanuary 23
The InpatientPSVRJanuary 23
My Time at PortiaPCJanuary 23
Velocity 2X: Critical Mass EditionPS4, VitaJanuary 23
CelestePS4, Switch, PCJanuary 25
Dust and SaltPCJanuary 25
Dragon Ball FighterZPS4, Xbox One, PCJanuary 26
Monster Hunter WorldPS4, Xbox OneJanuary 26
Railway EmpirePCJanuary 26
Dissidia: Final Fantasy NTPS4January 30
Railway EmpirePS4, Xbox OneJanuary 30


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Batallion 1944 (Early Access)PCFebruary 1
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgePCFebruary 1
Night in the WoodsSwitchFebruary 1
SteamWorld DigSwitchFebruary 1
EA Sports UFC 3PS4, Xbox OneFebruary 2
Shadow of the ColossusPS4February 6
Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (Expansion)PCFebruary 8
Dragon Quest BuildersSwitchFebruary 9
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of BritanniaPS4February 9
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]PS4, PS3, VitaFebruary 9
Crossing Souls PS4, PCFebruary 13
Dynasty Warriors 9PS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 13
The Fall 2: UnboundPS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 13
Kingdom Come: DeliverancePS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 13
OwlboySwitchFebruary 13
The Longest Five MinutesSwitch, Vita, PCFebruary 13
Monster Energy Supercross: The Official VideogamePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCFebruary 13
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology3DSFebruary 13
Secret of ManaPS4, PS Vita, PCFebruary 15
Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2SwitchFebruary 16
FePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCFebruary 16
Age of Empires: Definitive EditionPCFebruary 20
Metal Gear SurvivePS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 20
Xenon Valkyrie+Xbox OneFebruary 20
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 PlusSwitchFebruary 22
Stellaris: ApocalypsePCFebruary 22
Past CurePS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 23
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletPS4, Xbox One, PCFebruary 23
Yume Nikki: Dream DiaryPCFebruary 23
GravelXbox OneFebruary 26
De Blob 2PS4, Xbox OneFebruary 27
Immortal RedneckXbox OneFebruary 27
Payday 2SwitchFebruary 27
Riftstar RaidersXbox OneFebruary 27


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Bravo TeamPSVRMarch 6
Final Fantasy XV: Royal EditionPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 6
FranticsPS4March 6
Scribblenauts ShowdownPS4, Xbox One, SwitchMarch 6
Fear Effect SednaPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchMarch 6
Devil May Cry HD CollectionPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 13
GolemPSVRMarch 13
Pure Farming 2018PS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 13
Burnout Paradise RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 13
Kirby Star AlliesSwitchMarch 16
Assassin's Creed Rogue: RemasteredPS4, Xbox OneMarch 20
Attack on Titan 2PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchMarch 20
Sea of ThievesXbox One, PCMarch 20
Titan QuestPS4, Xbox OneMarch 20
A Way OutPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 23
Detective Pikachu3DSMarch 23
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomPS4, PCMarch 23
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsPS4, PC, SwitchMarch 27
Far Cry 5PS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 27
MLB The Show 18PS4March 27
Outlast 2SwitchMarch 27
AgonyPS4, Xbox One, PCMarch 30


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GamePlatformRelease Date
ExtinctionPS4, Xbox One, PCApril 10
OwlboyPS4, Xbox OneApril 10
Hellblade: Senua's SacrificeXbox OneApril 11
Wild Guns ReloadedSwitchApril 17
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifePS4April 17
Metal Max XenoPS4, VitaApril 19
God of WarPS4April 20
Nintendo Labo Variety KitSwitchApril 20
Nintendo Labo Robot KitSwitchApril 20
FrostpunkPCApril 24
South Park: The Fractured But WholeSwitchApril 24


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Super Mega Baseball 2PS4, Xbox One, PCMay 1
Killing Floor: IncursionPSVRMay 1
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaPCMay 3
City of BrassPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 4
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeSwitchMay 4
AO International Tennis (originally AU, NZ only)PS4, Xbox One, PCMay 8
Conan ExilesPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 8
Destiny 2: WarmindPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 8
Pillars of Eternity II: DeadfirePCMay 8
Raging JusticeSwitch, PS4, Xbox One, PCMay 8
Tacoma (first released on Xbox One, PC)PS4May 8
Immortal RedneckSwitchMay 10
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3SwitchMay 11
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – MartyrPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 11
Battle Chasers: NightwarSwitchMay 15
Dragon's Crown ProPS4May 15
Horizon Chase TurboPS4, PCMay 15
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of TimePS4, PCMay 15
OmensightPS4, PCMay 15
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux3DSMay 15
Far: Lone SailsPCMay 17
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive EditionSwitchMay 18
Little Nightmares: Complete EditionSwitchMay 18
State of Decay 2 (Ultimate Edition)Xbox One, PCMay 18
Ancestors LegacyXbox One, PCMay 22
Mega Man Legacy CollectionSwitchMay 22
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2SwitchMay 22
Runner3Switch, PCMay 22
Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced EditionPS4, PCMay 22
State of Decay 2 (Standard Edition)Xbox One, PCMay 22
Tennis World TourPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCMay 22
Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers3DSMay 24
Dark Souls RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 25
Detroit: Become HumanPS4May 25
AgonyPS4, Xbox One, PCMay 29
EverspacePS4May 29
Legend of Kay AnniversarySwitchMay 29
Sega Mega Drive ClassicsPS4, Xbox OneMay 29
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary CollectionPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCMay 29


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GamePlatformRelease Date
BlazBlue: Cross Tag BattlePS4, PC, SwitchJune 5
The Elder Scrolls Online: SummersetPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 5
OnrushPS4, Xbox OneJune 5
Shaq Fu: A Legend RebornPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCJune 5
VampyrPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 5
MotoGP 18PS4, Xbox One, PCJune 7
Sushi Striker: The Way of SushidoSwitch, 3DSJune 8
Unravel TwoPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 9
Fallout ShelterPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchJune 10
Jurassic World Evolution (Digital)PS4, Xbox One, PCJune 12
Fortnite: Battle RoyaleSwitchJune 12
Hollow KnightSwitchJune 12
Moss (Physical)PS4June 12
Super Bomberman RPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 12
LEGO The IncrediblesXbox One, PS4, Switch, PCJune 15
The Lost ChildPS4, PS VitaJune 19
Mario Tennis AcesSwitchJune 22
New Gundam BreakerPS4, PCJune 22
The Awesome Adventures of Captain SpiritPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 26
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane TrilogyXbox One, PC, SwitchJune 26
De Blob RemasteredSwitchJune 26
Far Cry 3 Classic EditionPS4, Xbox OneJune 26
Lumines RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchJune 26
Nier: Automata Become As Gods EditionXbox OneJune 26
The Crew 2PS4, Xbox One, PCJune 29
MXGP ProPS4, Xbox One, PCJune 29
Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusSwitchJune 29


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Jurassic World Evolution (Physical)Xbox One, PS4, PCJuly 3
Red Faction: Guerrilla RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PCJuly 3
Mushroom Wars 2SwitchJuly 5
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – MartyrPS4, Xbox OneJuly 5
Shining Resonance RefrainPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchJuly 10
Captain Toad: Treasure TrackerSwitch, 3DSJuly 13
EarthfallPS4, Xbox One, PCJuly 13
Octopath TravelerSwitchJuly 13
Adventure Time: Pirates of the EnchiridionPS4, Xbox One, PCJuly 17
Sonic Mania PlusPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCJuly 17
Mega Man X Collection 1+2PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCJuly 24
No Man’s SkyXbox OneJuly 24
The Banner Saga 3PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, MacJuly 24
Hello NeighborPS4, Switch, iOS, AndroidJuly 27
ChasmPS4, Xbox One, PCJuly 31
Code of Princess EXSwitchJuly 31
Titan QuestSwitchJuly 31


GamePlatformRelease Date
Yakuza 0PCAugust 1
WarioWare Gold3DSAugust 3
Dead CellsPS4, Xbox One, PC SwitchAugust 7
Flipping DeathPS4, Xbox One, PC SwitchAugust 7
Overcooked 2PS4, Xbox One, PC SwitchAugust 7
Monster Hunter WorldPCAugust 9
Okami HDSwitchAugust 9
Madden NFL 19PS4, Sbox One, PCAugust 10
We Happy FewPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 10
Death's GambitPS4, PCAugust 10
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 1PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCAugust 14
World of Warcraft: Battle for AzerothPCAugust 14
Guacamelee! 2PS4August 21
Shenmue I & IIPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 21
Gone HomeSwitchAugust 23
F1 2018PS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 24
Little Dragons CafePS4, SwitchAugust 24
Night Trap: 25th Anniversary EditionSwitchAugust 24
Blade StrangersPS4, Switch, PCAugust 28
Donut CountyPS4, PC, iOSAugust 28
Into the BreachSwitchAugust 28
Monster Hunter Generations UltimateSwitchAugust 28
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019PS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 28
Yakuza Kiwami 2PS4August 28
The MessengerSwitch, PCAugust 30
Two Point HospitalPCAugust 30
Divinity: Original Sin 2PS4, Xbox OneAugust 31
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi StrikerPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 31
Wasteland 2 SwitchAugust TBA 2018


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Destiny 2 Forsaken DLCPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 4
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgePS4September 4
Player Unknown's BattlegroundsXbox OneSeptember 4
Gone Home SwitchSeptember 6
Immortal: UnchainedPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 7
NBA Live 19PS4, Xbox OneSeptember 7
SNK Heroines: Tag Team FrenzyPS4, SwitchSeptember 7
Spider-ManPS4September 7
Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corp and White Dog Squad3DSSeptember 7
NBA 2K19PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchSeptember 11
BastionSwitchSeptember 13
Cities: Skylines SwitchSeptember 13
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket EditionPS4, Xbox One, SwitchSeptember 13
Wasteland 2: Directors CutSwitchSeptember 13
Nintendo Labo Vehicle KitSwitchSeptember 14
Shadow of the Tomb RaiderPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 14
Light Fingers SwitchSeptember 14
BlindPSVRSeptember 18
Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCSeptember 18
UndertaleSwitchSeptember 18
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country DLCSwitchSeptember 21
South Park: The Stick of TruthSwitchSeptember 25
Valkyria Chronicles 4PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchSeptember 25
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchSeptember 25
Life Is Strange 2 -- Episode 1PS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 27
Towerfall SwitchSeptember 27
Dragon Ball FighterZSwitchSeptember 28
FIFA 19PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Switch, PCSeptember 28


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GamePlatformRelease Date
Astro Bot Rescue MissionPSVROctober 2
Forza Horizon 4Xbox One, PCOctober 2
Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadisePS4October 2
Mega Man 11PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCOctober 2
Assassin's Creed OdysseyPS4, Xbox One, PCOctober 5
Super Mario PartySwitchOctober 5
Disgaea 1 CompletePS4, SwitchOctober 9
Mark of the Ninja: RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCOctober 9
WWE 2K19PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCOctober 9
Child of LightSwitchOctober 11
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4PS4, Xbox One, PCOctober 12
Luigi's Mansion3DSOctober 12
The World Ends with You: Final RemixSwitchOctober 12
Lego DC Super VillainsPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchOctober 16
Starlink: Battle for AtlasPS4, Xbox One, SwitchOctober 16
Valkyria ChroniclesSwitchOctober 16
Warriors Orochi 4PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PCOctober 16
Syberia 3SwitchOctober 18
Dark Souls RemasteredSwitchOctober 19
Soulcalibur VIPS4, Xbox One, PCOctober 19
Just Dance 2019PS4, Xbox One, SwitchOctober 23
My Hero One's JusticePS4, SwitchOctober 26
Red Dead Redemption 2PS4, Xbox OneOctober 26
Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video GamePS4, Xbox One, PCOctober 30


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GamePlatformRelease Date
The Quiet ManPS4, PCNovember 1
Diablo III: Eternal CollectionSwitchNovember 2
DéracinéPSVRNovember 6
Overkill's The Walking DeadPS4, Xbox One, PCNovember 6
World of Final Fantasy MaximaXbox One, SwitchNovember 6
Ride 3PS4, Xbox One, PCNovember 8
Hitman 2PS4, Xbox One, PCNovember 13
SNK 40th Anniversary CollectionSwitchNovember 13
Spyro Reignited TrilogyPS4, Xbox OneNovember 13
Fallout 76PS4, Xbox One, PCNovember 14
Underworld AscendantPCNovember 15
Civilization VISwitchNovember 16
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go EeveeSwitchNovember 16
Battlefield VPS4, Xbox One, PCNovember 20
WarframeSwitchNovember 20
WreckfestPS4, Xbox OneNovember 20
Darksiders 3PS4, Xbox One, PCNovember 27
ArtifactPCNovember 28
Katamari Damacy RerollSwitch, PCNovember 30


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GamePlatformRelease Date

Just Cause 4

PS4, Xbox One, PCDecember 4

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchDecember 4

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

PS4, PSVitaDecember 4

Persona 4: Dancing All Night

PS4December 4

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

PS4, PSVitaDecember 4

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

SwitchDecember 7

Earth Defense Force 5

PS4December 11


SwitchDecember 17

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You are missing Farming Simulator 19 with a November 20th release.

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Add "Monster Hunter World" to the August list.

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August is the best month for me, since I'm getting 5 games I really want.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Darksiders 3 and RDR2 for me. Smash for Switch too but not as pumped for it

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yoshi has been pushed back to 2019 most likely taking the slot of kirby (confirmed by bill trinen i believe)

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There is a total of 3 games the rest of this year I'd even maybe care about playing...2018 lame year. Bring on TESVI, Starfield, and Cyberpunk 2077... and who knowns when any of them are actually coming.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider, RDR2, and BFV for sure

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Soul Calibur 6?

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God of War, Zelda, Far Cry 5.

My games to play these days

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A mighty good line up list, yes indeed

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7 essential titles for the PS4. That's all right.

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This year is really shaping up to be a big one. Some big games this year, September and October are going to be painful for me

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So far, looks like State of Decay 2 and Vampyr will be the last games I buy until Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and of course Red Dead Redemption 2. So unless some epic surprises happen at E3 that will release this year, that's it for me this year, new game wise.

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Pretty slim pickings. Less variety. Less quality. Less cross-platform titles. The video game industry is slowly dying of starvation and everyone seems to be hoarding what little they have left.

There's very little hope that the industry will recover and all interested parties are doing everything they can to ensure that it doesn't.

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Nice work with list, but where is ESO: Summerset? (there is BFA, but no ESO)

PC/Mac on May 21 and Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on June 5

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2018 for me is looking a whole alot of better than last year looking forward to E3 too I think this year E3 will be big just a feeling.

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Looking forward to Assassins Creed Rogue, Good game but 360 couldn't do it justice.

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Vampyr is my choice. No more heroes is game what make me buy Switch.(and Bayonetta).

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Need to take Sea of Thieves off of the bottom list that doesn't have explicit dates.

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The list needs a slight update as Thre crew 2 is already delayed, and Gravel is a multiplatform game. ;)

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Far Cry 5 seems to be my favorite so far.

Metal Gear Survive seems pretty good. I saw the game play video and its not that how make it out to be. Seems similar to COD: Zombies or Gears of War Horde mode, games that are repetitive but people still have fun playing it.

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@watercrack445: I think you've lost your mind. Similar to CoD and Gears? LMAO!!!

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@watercrack445: this a joke?

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Pillars of Eternity 2 is listed twice.

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Omg! I still’ve a list of games to play of last year!!! I dont have enough money neither time, damn it!

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i need DRAGON QUEST 11!!!!

Well I know i will be playing MHworld and maybe DBZF

perhaps god of war

but come on lets be real, who expect KH 3 and RDR 2 for 2018? I dont think so.

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@7tizz: No excitement for RDR 2?

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@7tizz: ....da ****?

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God of War

Crackdown 3

PillarsOE 2

State of Decay 2

Sea of Thieves

We Happy Few (final release)

RDR2 (maybe... got pretty bored with all the pointless pony-riding last time... needs fast travel)

Pretty thin year for AAA thus far.

But we can safely add:

++Bethesda FPS project(s)

++Bethesda RPG project late-year.

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and still no date for god of war amd spiderman

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@shadowwarrior4: God of War will probably be March, like they usually release. Spider Man later in the year I believe, since Detroit is also labeled for spring...

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@sarimsam: what wrong with you dreams not on list and it’s out this year and it’s big game . Gamespot also didn’t put on list at all .

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the biggy here is crackdown 3. microsoft said last year that we were getting it early 2018. this isnt happening. all their marketing has been dropped onto sea of sea thieves. remember the cloud they activley promoted for crackdown 3? its gone . it doesnt work. its not in the game. destructable environments? what destructable environments. crackdown 3 if it still gets a release is 2018s Agents of Mayhem and look how south that went. Crackdown 3 is on a console that already gets poor sales due to its low user base and its unluckyness to have the biggest fanbase of non gamers who dont support the console by buying software. I hope im wrong. and i really like agents of mayhem.

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@s7eventhheaven: let's see any sort of proof that the cloud processing is gone in Crackdown.

I'll give you a hint, there isn't any proof because it's still in the game. Don't spread lies

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nice click bait title. all the games people are interested in dont have a release date. 2018 isnt telling us much.

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I doubt RDR2 comes out this year, if it does I will be ecstatic but I recall every time rockstar releases a major game like this they push the release date back a year when the first release date comes close.

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Forgot about dreams for PS4 what coming out this year I know don’t care about that game at all. Looking forward to to dreams, far cry 5 , street fighter collection, devil may cry collection, Spider-Man , destiod, secret of mana, Shenmue 3, RDR2, KH3 , Days Gone, Metro Exodus , Vamp, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and lot more what might come out we don’t know come out this year games like final fansty collection.

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No Battletech, no Dual Gear and no Phantom Brigade. No reason to care this article.