Biggest games coming this year

Thanks to E3 we now have a much clearer picture of when games are coming out this year. With Red Dead Redemption 2 being the potential juggernaut this fall I was expecting many games to move to early 2019. It seems however that most games are instead going the same path as Call of Duty and moving to before Red Dead Redemption 2 so they aren’t overrun by Rockstars next game.

This means good and bad news for gamers. What’s good is that there are going to plenty of games releasing in the next 6 months so if Red Dead isn’t your thing, there’s going to be something that appeals to you. What isnt so great for gamers is that many of these games look fantastic so to play all of them you will need deep pockets.

With that in mind here are the biggest games coming this year.

June

22 – Mario Tennis Aces

Nintendo’s latest Mario sports game releases today on the Nintendo Switch. With plenty of characters and fun gameplay mechanics this is sure to be a multiplayer hit.

29 – Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy

The famous bandicoot crashes onto Xbox, Switch and PC with the N Sane Trilogy which collects his first three adventures remade in glorious HD.

29 – The Crew 2

Ubisoft’s open world racer will see players take to the roads, air and seas in a range of adrenaline filled races.


July

13 – Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad once again sets out on his adventures on the Nintendo Switch but this time he will have new levels and puzzles to solve.

13 – Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler will see you take control of 8 unique characters in a beautifully stylised RPG from Square Enix.


August

7 – Overcooked 2

Get ready for more chaos in the kitchen with Overcooked 2, the sequel to the beloved cooking challenge game.

10 – Madden NFL 19

Madden NFL will see players take to the gridiron once again in the latest NFL title from EA.


September

7 – Marvel’s Spider-Man

The famous web-slinger returns with an open world adventure for PS4 full of action, humour and villains.

11 – NBA 2K19

Take to the courts and prove your worth in the latest basketball game from 2K Sports.

14 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft’s rebooted trilogy comes to its close when Lara seeks out a Mayan relic which leads to catastrophic consequences.

21 – Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Spyro makes his comeback and this time he is in high definition. The Reignited Trilogy consists of Spyro’s first three games all remade to look new.

28 – FIFA 19

Take to the pitch and compete in the worlds most prestigious club competition in FIFA 19 this year with the much requested inclusion of the UEFA Champions League.


October

2 – Forza Horizon 4

The beautiful countryside of Great Britain is the setting for this years Forza Horizon game as well as dynamic seasons that will not only change the look of the world but how you race too.

2 – Mega Man 11

Mega Man makes his return in the latest game from Capcom with new levels and abilities.

5 – Assassins Creed Odyssey

Last year saw fans take to ancient Egypt, this year they will explore ancient Greece with expanded RPG mechanics and new dialogue tree’s.

5 – Super Mario Party

Mario and his friends come to the Nintendo Switch in Super Mario Party with new mini games, great multiplayer and fun new gameplay modes for your Switch.

9 – WWE 2K19

The WWE sim game from 2K sports returns with a new entry this year with new Superstars, matches, arenas and modes.

12 – Call of Duty Black Ops 4

With Black Ops 4 Treyarch is ditiching the single player campain to focus on new Zombie experiences and multiplayer. This includes the new battle royale Blackout.

16 – Starlink Battle for Atlas

Toys-to-life soars into space in Starlink with customisable ships and an open, interlinked galaxy.

16 – Lego DC Super-Villains

Become the villain youve always wanted to be in the latest game in the Lego franchise and take down the Justice League.

19 – Battlefield V

Battlefield heads to World War II this year with all the destruction you would expect from EA’s tent pole shooter.

19 – Soulcalibur VI

Draw your sword and ready yourself as the next game in the long running series brings the fight.

26 – Read Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar will follow up their monumental success with GTA V with their open world western and prequel to Red Dead Redemption. Expect big things from this game.


November

13 – Hitman 2

Complete assassinations in outrageous fashion as Agent 47 across a range of situations. Pre order now to get immediate access to a co-op mission too.

14 – Fallout 76

Bethesda will mix up the Fallout formula with an online shared world in where every character you encounter is a real person.

16 – Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! / Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee!

Return to Kanto and the first 150 Pokémon in a re-imagining of the series that incorporates Pokémon Go mechanics and stunning new visuals.


December

4 – Just Cause 4

Open world chaos returns in Just Cause 4 with the introduction of extreme weather to up the ante.

7 – Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Nintendo celebrates the Smash Bros series in Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Switch with the inclusion of every fighter to ever appear in the series available in this game.


Which of these games are you most excited about and how many are you going to be picking up? Let me know in the comments.

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