Top 30 Upcoming PS4 Games for 2018
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Powered by the magic of Studio Ghibli, this is the sequel to the gorgeous Ni No Kuni game from 2010. Travel to a kingdom of good vs evil. Step into King Evan’s shoes as he gets ousted for reasons unknown, he must embark on a life-changing journey and become a true leader to find his true self. Meet memorable characters, feel the game’s heartfelt story, and utilize the game’s dynamic combat system. It’s coming this January 19, 2018.
Square Enix’s upcoming game rekindles our love for the classic JRPG’s. After I Am Setsuna’s success, Lost Sphear shares the same somber yet memorable familiarity. Play as a young man who awakens the power of memory to restore the world and defeat a powerful force. They've improved on many of Setsuna's mechanics, bringing back the same traditional JRPG atmosphere from classic Square Enix games. It's set to release on January 23, 2018.
Monster Hunter: World
The moment Monster Hunter Tri was released on the Wii U, we can see the franchise expanding more to bigger consoles. World takes Monster Hunter to its optimum degree. Begin the hunt alongside your trusted friends and explore a massive ecosystem that rivals all the Monster Hunter maps. Face off deadly freaks of nature and craft the perfect weapon to become a legend. It’s coming this January 26, 2018.
Dragon Ball Fighter Z
It looks like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear are keeping Arc Systems Works busy. Their latest fighting game takes you to the world of insane power levels and a ton of shouting. Meet your favorite characters from the hit anime Dragonball and watch them throw punches at each other in this frenzied fighting game. With Arc System’s signature art, expect detailed movements and a colorful fighting experience. It’s coming this January 26, 2018.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Square Enix’s massive crossover fighting game makes its way to the console as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Follow your favorite heroes and villains from all the realms of Final Fantasy and watch them battle in hyper-kinetic anime moments. Cloud, Squall, Tidus, and even Noctis are ready to square it off in the never ending battle between Cosmos and Chaos. It’s coming this January 30, 2018.
Shadow Of The Colossus
The game that redefined the power of the PlayStation 2. It’s not just a simple remaster. It’s a completely different experience. Return to the empty desert and slay 12 magnificent colossi to restore the heart of your beloved. Featuring epic boss fights and an intense soundtrack, it’s gonna fill your PlayStation 4 with so much hype. Scale these towering titans and deal the final blow. It’s coming this February 6, 2018.
Metal Gear Survive
Kept you waiting, huh? Just kidding. Konami’s latest Metal Gear game is not what we expected to be. A spin-off of their iconic franchise, and this one is without Hideo Kojima. Play as survivors in an alternate dimension during the events of the Phantom Pain. Fend off monstrous humanoids as the game shares the same gameplay from its original. We don’t know what to expect, but it’s a shame that Konami is getting desperate these days. It’s coming this February 20, 2018.
Far Cry 5
Ah, the joys of religious extremism invites you in Ubisoft's latest entry to their award winning survival shooter series. The fictional Charles Manson is taking you to the fictional county of Montana and you must stop his cult from executing their fanatic exploits. Its latest features removes the the presence towers and minimap, which is a big step for the series. Coming this February 27, 2018
The Crew 2
We had to include a racing game on our list. Conquer the skies, sea, and streets with every vehicle you can imagine, and all around the United States. That's the promise of The Crew's latest entry, taking open world motorsports to a whole new level. Ride over hundreds of licensed vehicles and race with your friends in a multitude of tracks and modes. It’s coming this March 16, 2018.
Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life
The seventh main entry of the acclaimed Yakuza series. This action-adventure story takes you once again to a fictional open-world Japan alongside their signature arcade goodness and over the top combat. Kazuma returns as the series’ main protagonist and boy, oh, boy, it’s just getting interesting. It’s coming this March 20, 2018.
We Happy Few
Currently an Steam’s Early Access, this open-world survival game takes you to a gripping dystopian world where everyone is brainwashed to blind happiness. Conformity is key in this alternate version of 1960’s England. Test your wide range of survival skills in its story mode and don’t let anybody tell you what to do. It’s coming out this April 13, 2018.
God Of War
The game where most of Sony’s budget go to. The most anticipated single-player game from Sony Santa Monica reaches new heights to the story of Kratos. The Greek Gods are gone and it’s time to take a perilous quest to the Norse Lands. Accompanied by your son, go on a breathtaking father-and-son adventure as you take down legendary creatures of Nordic mythology. It’s coming this early 2018 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Detroit: Become Human
Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world. Take a thrilling story between multi-layered characters who share a common goal. Perhaps the best feature in this game is its branching choices. You can make your own decisions and watch the story progress with whatever choice you pick. So take a deep dive into the realm of artificial life as it blurs the line between machine and man. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
A Way Out
The success of Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons motivated Hazelight Studios to create a new IP involving their signature co-op elements. Take on the role of two prisoners trying to survive the life behind bars. Together, find a way to escape this maximum facility by teaming up to solve puzzles. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
DONTNOD steps away from their teenage melodrama and into the sick streets of 1918 London. Play as a doctor by day and vampire by night Jonathan Reed as he weaves through the consequential choices of his dual life. Partake in their hack and slash combat, or don't kill anyone at all. The choice is yours. It’s set to release sometime this 2018.
MARVEL’s friendly neighborhood superhero is swinging to the PlayStation 4. Follow a more mature Peter Parker as he balances his daily life with his other persona. Borrowing gameplay elements from the Arkham series, guide Spiderman as he faces off against Dr. Negative and save New York from bad guys. It’s an open-world wonder, and it’s coming sometime this 2018 as a PlayStation 4 Exclusive.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar’s most anticipated Western adventure may have let us down when they delayed this game to 2018. But one thing’s for sure, it’s gonna defy expectations. Experience the brutal setting of America’s unforgiving heartland and witness open-world adventure the Rockstar way. Featuring a whole new character, gameplay mechanics and a whole lot of yee-hawing, it’s coming this second quarter of 2018.
Jurassic World Evolution
Inspired from the iconic City Building games like SimCity and Cities: Skylines, build your own Prehistoric playground in Frontier Development’s latest game. Evolution lets you create your own Jurassic Park. Fill it with Dinosaurs and invite thousands of people to check your exhibits. Just try to be careful this time. Coming this second quarter of 2018.
The long-awaited 3rd entry from the Shenmue series. It’s recently released trailer shows the game’s callback to the classic art style and animation, but it’s criticized for its lack of visual change. They also mentioned that a new character will be revealed to the game. For all we know so far, this Kickstarter-funded game still has a long way to go. But we’re expecting a 2018 release.
EA may have suffered losses due to their recent scandal with Battlefront II, but one can’t deny Anthem’s ambitious scale. The latest from BioWare, don your futuristic suit and brave the wilderness with your friends as you scavengers rare items and resources. Bask in its gorgeous graphics and fast-paced third person shooting gameplay. No release date yet, but it’s slated to arrive this late 2018.
Kingdom Hearts III
The third major entry of Square’s most anticipated game is finally reaching its release. Follow Sora and friends as they embark on one final adventure to save the people closest to his heart. Offering a robust upgrade to its hack and slash JRPG combat, it’s fast and frenzied like never before. Not to mention it features whole new worlds such as Pixar’s Toy Story. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
Dragon Quest XI
Purge the land from evil as you control a 16 year old girl destined for greatness. Gameplay remains the same but integrated enough to adapt to the PlayStation 4’s hardware. Go on an epic adventure with your friends as this game showcases enough visual splendor compared to its 3DS and Switch versions. Not much details were revealed yet, but it’s coming out this 2018.
A sequel to The Four Horsemen’s misadventures in the post-apocalyptic earth, THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games delivers a steaming new look into the life of another horseman of the apocalypse. Venture back to the dilapidated earth on a mission for annihilation with the whip-wielding Fury. Ride along her black horse, and eliminate each of the dreaded Seven Deadly Sins. Coming this 2018.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
The first BlazBlue game to offer crossover elements from various franchises. Arc System Works retains the same slick and flashy 2D combat from before. Meet your favorite characters from the BlazBlue universe alongside ATLUS’ Persona 4, French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth and Rooster Teeth’s RWBY. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
The Metro series moves to the open world sphere in this third installment. Back with their signature stealth and survival horror, Exodus places you in a radioactive Moscow where you must fend off against the hazards of the nuclear winter. Explore the dangers of their dystopian world, complete with the perks of sandbox and Stalker-like open world. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
Ignoring its issues with Bluehole, it’s one of the few games that focuses on the base building aspect of zombie survival. With their expansive customization options, feel free create your very own personalized fort down to the very last nail. Choose your materials, set some traps, and practice the element of surprise. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
Another entry from THQ Nordic. Expands their horizons, dive into their colorful post apocalyptic open world, and prepare for some kung fu action along with their raccoon-like protagonist. But, aside from your martial arts training, you'll also be able to craft your own swords and firearms. It looks beautiful so far, but that’s all we know as of the moment. It’s coming this 2018.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead
Our most anticipated VR game. From the creators of Payday, put your zombie-survival fantasies to the test. Based on the critically-acclaimed comic from Robert Kirkman, players will be left to survive in a doomed Washington DC. It’s co-op mode offers a team-based survival experience similar to the show. It’s coming sometime this 2018.
Oozing with crimson blood, Bandai Namco’s latest game takes you to a fallen civilization where humanity is at its lowest. Follow a group of Revenants called Veins. These powerful warriors are entrusted with the gift of using the blood of your enemies as your strength. Fend off creatures known as the Lost and unleash your bloodbath on the bodies of your fallen enemies. Coming this 2018.
The Last Of Us Part II
Of course, Naughty Dog’s sequel to their emotional survival-horror game is showing a ton amount of blood. Follow Joel and Ellie, both older and more mature, as they embark on another journey about self-preservation. The virus is spreading all around the world and it’s grittier than ever. Not much gameplay has been revealed so far, but the trailer shows a more determined Ellie ready to kick Firefly ass. No release date yet, but it’s coming soon this 2018.