Top 5 Video Games Released in 2018

Top 5 Video Games Released in 2018

Developers started making video games in Adobe Flash with the idea of letting users play them on web sites like Newgrounds. It was an early form of social justice gaming, where players could create and share games without censorship or publishers.

Remedy Entertainment never does things the easy way. After Control, its satirical send-up of clueless government bureaucracy, the studio delivers an atmospheric, third-person adventure starring Stephen King facsimile Alan Wake.

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been a huge hit for Xbox gamers, achieving near universal acclaim and ranking among the highest-rated games of all time. It has also been nominated for Game of the Year, which means that it should have been on everyone’s holiday wish list.

The 1.0 version of the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired game has been out since August. It features an immersive world and a story about mind flayers, the squid-faced alien tyrants.

Larian Studios announced that the Xbox Series X/S release of Baldur’s Gate 3 is set for December. It will have all the same updates and improvements as the PC version, including split-screen co-op.

Bob Rush Cyberfunk

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is the closest thing to a new Jet Set Radio since Sega’s 2002 sequel. And like its spiritual predecessor, it’s a love letter dripping in style and oozing with cool.

It’s a free-running game, but the real draw is its graffiti tagging system. That and the pulsing, funk-filled soundtrack, which features tunes from a mix of artists including Knxwledge, Reso, and Klaus Veen.

Released on August 18, 2023, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk ushers players into a futuristic world of dynamic parkour and graffiti-based battles for dominance. It was developed and published by Team Reptile, an independent game studio known for its previous work including Lethal League Blaze.

Scorn

Since the game’s first gameplay trailer, players have eagerly awaited a deeper look into Scorn’s nightmarish world. The biomechanical puzzle adventure melds flesh and machinery in ways that only Giger and Beksinski could dream of.

Exploration and puzzles are key features of Scorn, as players visit a handful of constrained spaces that need to be solved in order to move forward. These are often large, multi-step puzzles that require the player to poke around the space and find alternate routes to solve them.

Scorn is scheduled to release on October 14 for PC and Xbox Series X/S. The grotesque sci-fi adventure is reportedly not demanding in terms of hardware, so it should run smoothly on many computers.

Alan Wake 2

The sequel to Remedy’s 2010 cult classic is here. Alan Wake 2 follows troubled writer Alan Wake, trapped in a nightmare prison beyond our world, writing stories to reshape reality and escape.

The game returns to Bright Falls, Washington, a setting that Remedy describes as “Remedy’s take on the Pacific Northwest” and influenced by other thrillers, horror, and detective stories. These include True Detective, Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Twin Peaks, Fargo, and Taxi Driver.

The PC version will be available exclusively through the Epic Games Store at 12 a.m. Eastern on Friday, Oct. 27. It will require at least 90 GB of free space.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a massive RPG that has inherited the best parts of its two predecessors. A robust technical base, beautiful vistas and strong storbytelling come together to make an experience that feels like nothing else out there.

A new class system allows you to recruit “Heroes” to join your party, letting them take part in battles in real time as they automatically attack enemies within their radius. Up to 19 Heroes can be recruited through story events or sidequests, with each Hero having a unique class that you can teach to your main party.

Originally announced in February of 2022, the sci-fi RPG will now be released on July 29, almost two months ahead of its original release window.

Sifu

Sifu is the latest game from French developer Sloclap, whose 2017 title Absolver captivated audiences with its fluid combat and realistic body weight. This time, players control a martial arts student on a mission for revenge.

Almost anything in the environment can be used as a weapon, and attacking an enemy’s “structural gauge” will cause their guard to break and set them up for a flashy finisher. Heavy attacks and weapons will max out the gauge faster, but avoiding damage is just as important.

The Arenas Expansion will add an estimated 10 hours of gameplay to Sifu when it launches on March 28, 2023. Adding new levels and game modes, such as wave-based survival, time attack, king-of-the-hill style capture and a targeted manhunt.

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