5 video games to watch out for in 2018
From Far Cry 5 to A Way Out, these promising titles have either arrived or are slated for launch later this year.
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With the launch of a number of blockbuster titles, 2018 looks like a big year for the video game industry. This year, the games are expected to improve upon the ones seen last year with graphics, as well as the storylines, and backed by the advancement in silicon technology.
These promising titles have either arrived or are slated for launch later this year.
Far Cry 5
From the studios of French video game publisher Ubisoft comes this latest game, Far Cry 5. This highly politicised game plays into the heart of the churn that the world is experiencing currently and in the process touches upon the growing gun culture and the rise of the white supremacists in rural United States.
Unlike the previous games in the series, which took players on a journey of exotic locales in South America or the dizzying heights of Himalayas, Far Cry 5 brings its gun-slinging mayhem to the fictional Hope county in modern-day Montana – a western state in the United States – which faces the threat of being overrun by a White militant cult.
Sequel of the popular first-person shooter, Metro: Last Light, this game takes the players back into post-apocalyptic Russia. However, unlike its 2015 predecessor, this one is set above ground and is said to be based on a more demanding open world design.
As the game's executive producer, Jon Bloch explains: "The game picks up where Metro: Last Light left off with the good ending. Artyom is back and now he needs to join together with a small group of survivors and board a train and escape Moscow. He goes on an epic journey that spans the continent and goes across post-apocalyptic Russia. The whole journey takes about a year and we get to see all the seasons in the year and we get to see that journey and how the time and everything that happens along the way affects the characters and how the characters change."
Like the other two games in the lineup that were absolute machine crunchers, Metro: Exodus is also expected to be demanding when it comes to hardware. It will also be the first PC game to officially support the ultra-demanding Nvidia RTX real-time ray tracing technology.
If you’re at @Official_GDC & haven’t checked out our demo of ray traced global illumination running realtime in @MetroVideoGame, head to the @NVIDIA booth & have a look! For those of you who couldn’t make it this year, you can check out the demo below!https://t.co/btrTUIHTDi— 4A Games (@4AGames) March 22, 2018
Shadow of Tomb Raider
The latest game in the long running franchise will focus on the last leg of Lara Croft's story of how she became the Tomb raider. This final chapter in the Tomb Raider's origin story will see Lara fight through jungles and climb the pyramids in search of hidden treasures.
The game is slated for a full reveal on April 27, 2018 and will release on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC on September 14, 2018.
The final game of the origins trio will see Lara Croft face off against the shadowy Trinity organisation. A new game studio, Eidos Montreal, has been charged with the responsibility of developing this game.
A Way Out
One of the most anticipated games of 2018, A way Out is a co-op game that sees you and your gaming partner break out of a prison and then survive what follows. The game is unlike any out there and has been described by Kotaku as a must play duel.
During the course of the game, the two players take control of Vincent and a brawler named Leo "as they progress through a series of interconnected scenes of their prison break and the manhunt that follows".
The game, with its interesting plot and cinematic cut scenes, is one that could easily set a landmark for games in the future.
Sea of Thieves
A pirate simulation game, Sea of Thieves puts the users in charge of a ship and leaves them in a sandbox environment letting them choose missions and earn gold to progress through the game. There is no set plot of the story and rather players progress through the game by completing quests and missions given by non-playable charachters in the game's world.
If any, the only objective of the game is to help you grow as a pirate in the game's virtual environment. Overall, the game is hilarious and has its moments that never let you down.
As The Telegraph explains in its review of the game: "Sea of Thieves – at least for the moment – is more about the journey than the destination. This approach to playing obviously won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but if you do give it a chance, you will likely come away with tons of great anecdotes as a result of its emergent action."