The Video Game Road Map For The Rest of 2018

With E3 behind us, it’s now time to look forward to the rest of the year. Sure, we know what’s coming out in 2025, I’m looking at you Death Stranding, but what about the games that are coming out in the back half of 2018? A lot of people in the gaming industry are acting like this Fall isn’t going to be as exciting as years in the past, but I disagree. Sure, Red Dead Redemption 2 seems to have forced a lot of games to move to February 22 (for some reason) but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to have a lot to play for the rest of the year. LET’S TAKE A LOOK!

Mario Tennis Aces

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Release Date: June 22

This latest installment of Mario Tennis looks like a real ace. Not picking it up would be a real fault on your part. Tennis!

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Release date: June 26

While we all wait for Life is Strange 2, we’ll have yet another spinoff title in the Life is Strange universe. One major positive about this game though is that it connects the story of Life is Strange 1 and 2 and anything that advances the story and gets me one step closer Life is Strange 2 is a win for me.

NieR: Automata (Become as Gods Edition)

Platform: Xbox One

Release date: June 26

With an interesting (and odd) story, incredible gameplay, and likable characters, NieR proved to be one of last year’s best games on PS4 and now it’s coming to Xbox One.

Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy

Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One

Release date: June 29

With an interesting (and odd) story, incredible gameplay, and likable characters, Crash Bandicoot proved to be one of last year’s most popular games on PS4 and now it’s coming to Xbox One and The Nintendo Switch.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

 Platform: Nintendo Switch

Release date: June 29

Do you like killing Nazis? Do you like killing Nazis on the go? Well then, I’ve got a game for you.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Platform: Nintendo Switch and 3DS

Release date: July 13

There are no Nazis in this game, but there are a lot of cute characters and enjoyable puzzles. Also, have I mentioned that you can play this on the go?!

Octopath Traveler

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Release date: July 13

Remember Final Fantasy 6?  Well, what if that mixed its pixel art style with more modern-day lighting effects? Is that something you might be interested in? Did I mention that you can play it on the go!?!?!?

The Banner Saga 3

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Release date: July 24

The epic conclusion to what is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated series to come out during this generation. It’s Final Fantasy Tactics mixed with Game of Thrones. What’s not to love about that?

No Man’s Sky

Platform: Xbox One

Release date: July 24

Remember when No Man’s Sky came out and everyone got really upset that multiplayer wasn’t in the game, even though the developers said it would be? Well, on July 24, that feature is finally being put into a game that has very quietly been updating and upgrading itself into one of the best experiences on PS4… the PC people seem to enjoy it too.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Release Date: July 24

So let me tell you about this guy named Mega Man. He’s a boy, that’s a robot, that fights other robots, takes their powers, and then goes and fights more robots. It’s pretty cool. Mega Man X, is like what I just described but a little different. And after this incredible description, if you’re still not convinced, watch the trailer and find out for yourself if… X gonna’ give it to you.

Yakuza 0

Platform: PC

Release Date: August 1

Are you someone that owns a PC and thinks to yourself, I sure wish I had more games to play? Well, that one specific person here’s the story that started off the epic tale of the Yakuza series. This game’s got everything. It has fighting, gangsters with swords, arcade games, and most importantly karaoke.

Overcooked 2

Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

Release Date: August 7

Are you someone that needs more of a reason to yell at your friends while playing a video game? Then this epic cooking adventure might just be the game for you.

OKAMI HD

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Release Date: August 9

With OKAMI coming to Nintendo Switch, now you too can tell everyone how underappreciated and great this game is, and what makes it even better is that you can now do it on a bus or a train while YOU PLAY IT ON THE GO!!!

Madden 19

Platform: PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Release Date: August 10

Madden 19 is a football game.

We Happy Few

Platform: PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Release Date: August 10

We Happy Few is not a football game. In fact, I think this Bioshock-like game is about society being forced to take drugs to avoid the reality and harshness that this painful world causes. Maybe it’s a Madden 19 spin-off. I’ll look into it.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

Release Date: August 14

The tale of Clementine has been one of heartache and heartbreak… I assume. Much like many of you out there, I didn’t play season 2, but I really want to and now that I know season 3 is the final season. Also, random side note, if you haven’t touched this series before, Season One is a masterpiece.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Platform: PC

Release Date: August 14

If you don’t know what this is I’m pretty sure you weren’t going to play it anyways.

Fire Pro Wrestling World

Platform: PC (now) and PS4

Release Date: August 28

Let me tell you about Fire Pro Wrestling World. It’s the greatest, it’s the best, it’s the most stupendous werstling game in the world. Why? That’s kind of a big question. Just know that when this game releases it will be the best wrestling game available for the PS4 for the entire year. Time to step up your game 2K!

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Release Date: August 28

Great news for all of you Nintendo Switch owners. Now you too can experience Monster Hunter but without all of those pesky upgrades that made Monster Hunter: World the worldwide success that it became. Don’t worry though because I don’t know if you’re aware or not but you can play this game on. the. go!

Strange Brigade

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Release Date: August 28

Evoking games like Uncharted and Gauntlet Legends, Strange Brigade screams, “we’re a game that no one is going to buy (sadly) but in a year from now the internet is going to scream about how great it was.”

Yakuza Kiwami 2

Platform: PS4

Release Date: August 28

Are you someone that owns a PS4 and thinks to yourself, I sure wish I had more PS2 remakes to play? Well, everyone that owns the console here’s the story that continued the epic tale of the Yakuza series. This game’s got everything. It has fighting, gangsters with swords, arcade games, and most importantly karaoke times two.. because it’s Yakuza 2… you get it.

Divinity Original Sin 2- Definitive Edition

Platform: Xbox One and PS4

Release Date: August 31

Last year everyone that owned a PC talked about how great this game was and I ignored them… because I was jealous. Now that it’s coming to consoles, I’m excited to act like I discovered this hidden gem all on my own.

Two Point Hospital

Platform: PC and Mac (coming to Xbox and PS4 soon)

Release Date: August 30

Run your own hospital and deal with all of the wackiness that comes with it… like sick people and payroll.

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