2017 brought us some great games as well as some major disappointments. But now we can look forward into 2018 for some seriously awesome gaming coming our way. Check out these 20 incredible games coming to PC in 2018.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc Systems who brought you Guilty Gear and the BlazBlue bring you another Dragon Ball Fighter game. Dragon Ball FighterZ looks like an amazing addition to the series of Dragon Ball fighting games much to the delight of fans. With a legit studio behind the game’s creation, Dragon Ball FighterZ is shaping up to be one of the best fighting games of 2018.

With a favorite-packed roster including Vegeta, Goku, Piccolo, Cell, Android 18, Frieza, and Adult Gohan, the 3 vs 3 team system is bound to be loads of fun. Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta began January 13th and runs until January 16th with a release date soon after. Pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ to unlock Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: January 25th, 2018

Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World sticks to the series’ staple of hunting monsters in vast landscapes. However, World aims to make everyone a fan of Monster Hunter and expands its horizons. Available across three platforms, Monster Hunter: World features single player, multiplayer, and questing. Further, producers confirmed there are no microtransactions or lootboxes and Monster Hunter: World will release free DLC and post-launch content including new monsters. Due to optimization the PC launch of Monster Hunter: World is delayed until Autumn 2018 with more updates to come.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: January 26th, 2018 for Xbox One and PS4. PC release delayed until Autumn 2018. More details TBA.

Monster Hunter World gameplay screenshot

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Many people have been watching and waiting for Kingdom Come: Deliverance since the early days of its Kickstarter. Developers Warhorse Studios have had consistent communication and uploaded loads of videos over the years of development. Finally, this year the game releases with a little time to pre-order still and let me tell you this game looks well worth the wait. Kingdom Come: Deliverance features a vast, open-world with beautiful 14th-century castles and settings.

You start your adventure as the son of a blacksmith who is the only survivor of an attack from a mercenary army. The army killed your entire family and you set off to avenge them through the non-linear story system where quests can be completed in multiple ways with varying consequences. Not only is the world of Kingdom Come: Deliverance historically accurate but it has a detailed AI, combat system, and a dynamic world.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: February 13th, 2018

Attack on Titan 2

Attack on Titan 2 follows the second season of the popular TV series and allows players to explore deeper relationships with characters. Further, the omnidirectional action is improved in Attack on Titan 2 giving players new ways to strike at Titans in addition to new titan behavior and new titans! This game is perfect for fans of the show who always thought it’d be a bit of fun fighting titans. There is an awesome roster available to play including regulars Eren, Mikasa, Levi, and Armin. Other new playable characters include Annie Leonhart, Bertholdt Hoover, Reiner Braun, and Ymir.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date: March 2018

Sea of Thieves

Developers Rare bring you Sea of Thieves, a multiplayer that focuses on becoming your own free-roaming, sea-loving pirate. Sea of Thieves features ship-to-ship battle, adventures, and voyages for questing, matchmaking, and customizable characters. Making your own story while still having options for transporting cargo, trading with NPCs, and building your pirate reputation is what this game is all about. Live the pirate life the way you want to live it – not historically accurately!

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox One X
Release Date: March 20th, 2018

Sea of Thieves

A Way Out

A Way out was unexpected but blew people away with its preview at E3 2017. Brought to you by EA and Hazelight Games, A Way Out is a co-op adventure action game played in split-screen. Grab your best gaming buddy and stage your very own prison break as Leo and Vincent. A Way Out is playable online or on the same screen and takes you through a harrowing journey from prison break to fugitive. Made with Unreal Engine, A Way Out is packed with action featuring car chases, shootouts, stealth passages, melee fighting and in-depth character development.

Platforms: PC (Origin), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: March 23rd, 2018

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom

With beautiful animation work from Studio Ghibli artist Yoshiyuki Momose, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom looks like an absolute delight. Ni No Kuni 2 is a bit different from the original, shedding the old turn-based playstyle for real-time fights. Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom also has a new “skirmish” mode that pits two armies against each other. However, as is evident in the 25-minute gameplay video released by Bandai Namco this is still a sweet JRPG. Play as the young king Evan and found a new kingdom that you must protect from darkness complimented by music from Joe Hisaishi.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Release Date: March 23rd, 2018

Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom Studio Ghibli art

Far Cry 5

We reported on Far Cry 5 back when it was just a rumor and now the launch is finally coming around. This February, players get to delve into Hope County, Montana to fight against a fanatical doomsday cult. Most notably, Far Cry 5 features new activities, single-player and co-op, unpredictable fauna, and a non-linear story arc. Dynamic AI in Far Cry 5 tracks your resistance against the cult and alters the way enemies react and strategize against you. Just as the Far Cry 5 website says with its patriotic American colors – Freedom, Family, and Firearms!

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: March 27th, 2018

We Happy Few

We Happy Few is an absolutely insane looking game set in Dystopian 1964 in a ‘drugged-out English city’. Classified as a first-person, narrative-driven rogue-like survival, We Happy Few tasks players to escape an alternate history full of paranoid people. In this version of history, Germany successfully invaded and occupied England during World War 2. To cope with the collapsing world around them town folk created a happiness drug called Joy. We Happy Few features scavenging, crafting, and 3 playable characters, and over 250 encounters. With a procedurally generated world, We Happy Few is super replayable. In a world of ‘slightly terrible people,’ you are a ‘Downer’ who hasn’t had their happy pills. Play all 3 characters to experience interweaving storylines, act in stealth and try to blend in!

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: April 13th, 2018

Vampyr

Good vampire-themed PC games are far and few between but this year Life is Strange developers DontNod launch Vampyr. Vampyr is set in 1918 London after the Great War has ended and Spanish Flu has devastated the city around you. You play as conflicted and newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid who must find a cure while fighting supernatural forces. As a doctor, you approach matters in a scientific and rational method but must come to terms with this new strange world. In Vampyr choices really matter as citizens have their own interconnected stories. Biting the wrong citizen could cause a chain reaction of events you had not expected. Get to know the lives of citizens, occult scholars, vampire hunters, and ancient vampire societies. Shape London to your will and evolve your character’s powers through feeding on the citizens you swore to protect.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: Spring (Q2), 2018

Vampyr game screenshot

Red Dead Redemption 2

It has been a long time coming but Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming this year and making its PC debut. Red Dead Redemption developers teamed up with Grand Theft Auto V creators and Rockstar Games to bring the Red Dead world to an online multiplayer experience. Players will also have single player options playing as outlaw and gang member Arthur Morgan deep in America’s heartland. Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in addition to PC and set to launch Spring 2018.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: Spring (Q2) 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshot preview

State of Decay 2

State of Decay was developed from barely anything and now with some proper funding behind them, Undead Labs is making State of Decay 2. The current release date is not confirmed though an update on Amazon Spain indicated State of Decay 2 releases on May 25th, 2018. Much like the first, State of Decay 2 features an apocalyptic open world for players to survive in as well as base building and resource management. State of Decay 2 has a couple of new features adding more detailed base building and 4-player co-op play.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One
Release Date: 2018 TBA – Leaks indicate May 25th, 2018

State of Decay 2 screenshot 4 player co-op

Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus is the next edition in the massively popular first-person shooter series Metro. Like the first two Metro games, Metro: Exodus is based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels. Exodus is the third installment in the Metro series developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games. Metro Exodus is set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of what was once the Russian Federation and filled with mutant creatures and agro humans. Make your way through a story-driven adventure complemented by a crafting system allowing you to customize weapons with scavenged materials. Metro Exodus features a mix of linear levels and sandbox environments consisting of dynamic weather, day and night cycles, and changing environments.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: Fall, 2018

Anthem

Anthem is a first-person sci-fi shared-world action-RPG made by Bioware. Playable with up to 4 players in a group, you play as a Freelancer leaving civilization to explore the wild surrounding world. Fly, leap and climb in customizable exosuits called Javelins that change up your speed, control, and weaponry. Anthem features a dynamic world where anything can be lurking around the corner and your decisions mold the world around you. Lots of Anthem’s features and the world Bioware has created look great. But fans are hoping Anthem doesn’t go the way of Destiny 2 introducing micro-transactions and other pay to win mechanics.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Release Date: Fall, 2018

Skull and Bones

Straight out of the Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag world, Skull and Bones is Ubisoft’s tactical-action multiplayer PvP naval game! Skull and Bones is not only inspired by Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag’s naval combat but developed by the same team, Ubisoft Singapore. Ubisoft Singapore has poured their hearts into Skull and Bones to bring gamers a unique naval combat multiplayer. Skull and Bones features multiple 5v5 modes, wind physics, ship boarding, ship customization, narrative campaign, and sea shanties!

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: Fall, 2018 – exact date TBA

Ubisoft pirate game Skull and Bones screenshot

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is developed by ArtPlay and DICO with Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi leading. In an amazing feat, this classic Metroid-vania style game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night surpassed its Kickstarter goal within 4 hours. $5 million past the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter goal and developed for a wide variety of platforms. This game is sure to satisfy your side-scrolling RPG platformer urges. Fans spent a long time asking for a new game from Koji Igarashi since making the Castlevania series and this year Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is finally here. Most noteworthy, the main character Miriam is an orphan cursed by an unnamed alchemist. Miriam’s curse slowly turns her skin into crystals. Explore a castle and gain powers through the crystals on your skin and slaying enemies.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, OS x, Linux
Release Date: 2018 (Q1-Q2), exact date TBA

Darksiders 3

Darksiders 3 is developed by THC Nordic and Gunfire Games and this year we’re playing a female protagonist. Play lead character Fury through a scorched apocalyptic Earth on a mission to hunt down the Seven Deadly Sins. Furthermore, Darksiders 3 uses the series’ classic hack and slash combat in combination with Fury’s whip. Explore and solve environmental puzzles in an open world setting while fighting the minion armies of the Seven Deadly Sins. Find out more about Fury’s story and the Four Horseman of the apocalypse in our article on Darksiders 3.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 2018, exact date TBA

Darksiders 3 Fury screenshot art Four Horsemen

Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove

A favorite from the Sega Genesis years, Toejam and Earl the loveable rapping aliens are back for another wild adventure. Developers Humannature Studios succeeded in their Kickstarter raising well over $400,000 CA and later received additional funding from Adult Swim. Toejam and Earl’s is a long time coming but it’s worth the wait for those nostalgic mini-games like Jam Out. In Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove, the dynamic duo has crash landed on Earth and must recoup and fix the Rapmaster Rocketship. Back in the Groove features 15 new songs, 9 playable characters, online and co-op for up to 4 players. As well as randomly generated levels to keep it fresh.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date: 2018, exact date TBA

GTFO

GTFO is a 4-player cooperative horror survival shooter where teams must work together to make it through the grungy underworld known as The Complex. The gripping story in GTFO is thanks to Adam Gascoine who previously wrote for The Last of Us and DOOM. Another notable person working on GTFO is Game Designer Ulf Andersson. Previously, Ufl Andersson worked as a Game Designer for Payday and Payday 2. The more you play a character in GTFO the more you learn about their backstory.

Tasks will encourage players to explore and discover whilst fighting off the horrid alien-like creatures of The Complex. Moreover, Founder of 10 Collective PC Games claims GTFO will always keep players on their toes. “The unpredictability and replayability of GTFO is unrivaled in the co-op FPS genre – you and your teammates will never know your way or where the monsters are.” This is the game for you if you’ve got a team of four who can truly work together.

Platforms: PC
Release Date: 2018, exact date

Soul Calibur VI

Finally, Soul Calibur 6 makes it to PC this year and players all around can enjoy this great fighting series. Interestingly, the Soul Calibur VI trailer hinted at a few things such as the series possibly being a soft reboot which makes sense for coming to PC. However, there is a fan theory that the Soul Calibur VI storyline plays out over past timelines. Made by Bandai Namco on Unreal Engine 7, Soulcalibur VI introduces new gameplay mechanics while keeping the original gameplay we all loved.

Younger versions of Mitsurugi and Sophitia appear in the trailer demonstrating the usual weapon clash fighting. In addition to the new ‘Reversal Edge’ which allows players to defend and counter-attacks utilizing the game’s dynamic camera. Nightmare wielding Soul Edge also makes an appearance as well as a glimpse at a new unnamed character. Get Soul Calibur 6 now for engaging 3D duels, unique weapons with special abilities, and 16th-century Soul Calibur world to uncover hidden truths in history.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 2018, exact date TBA

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