Gaming and the Remainder of 2018 – Start Saving Your Money
Here we are, the middle of August, and so far we’ve had an absolutely stellar year so far for games. Games like Mario Tennis Aces, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Monster Hunter: World, Far Cry 5, State of Decay 2, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are just some of the amazing games 2018 has delivered. Yet with only four months to go, we still have a boatload of must-play games on the way. Our friends at Press X To Podcast recently discussed their top ten picks for games arriving between now and year-end. Without further ado, let’s take a deeper look at the top ten games to look forward to from now until New Years.
Release Date: September 7, 2018
PlayStation 4 Exclusive
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Spider-Man game worth playing. Heck, the last one I enjoyed was Spider-Man 2 on the GameCube. That looks like it’s going to change with this new release from Insomniac Games. This Spider-Man adventure takes place years after his origin, so we have a more mature, combat-ready Spider-Man with tons of moves at his disposal. The game is apparently full of Spidey’s sinister villains and offers a vast New York City to explore. This is a must-play for Spider-Man fans!
Red Dead Redemption 2
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Developed by Rockstar Games, the creators of the still-selling-like-hotcakes Grand Theft Auto V comes the sequel to the best western game of all time, Red Dead Redemption. This sequel, which is actually a prequel, will place you in the cowboy boots of Arthur Morgan as he travels with his gang in a vast, open world filled with all manner of dangers. Saddle up, partner, Red Dead Redemption 2 looks like the real deal.
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC
Hitman 2 is a full, standalone title, without that silly episodic formula that plagued its predecessor (it will still feature some post-release DLC, but not nearly as awkward as the first games was). In fact, developer IO Interactive has had a lot more control, now that they’re no longer under the Square Enix umbrella, so I imagine we’ll see a lot more of what made the classic Hitman games so great. All in all, Hitman 2 should be a solid return to form for Agent 47.