Welcome to our massive roundup of new games coming out in 2018! Thousands of games come out every year on PC these days, and if we mentioned them all this feature would be the size of War and Peace. Instead we’ve focused on a couple of hundred entries, loosely categorised by genre so you can find new games you’re interested in a little easier.
The most fun action game of 2018
Kirby Star Allies Release date: 19 January 2018 Platforms: Switch Everyone’s favourite ball of pink cuteness is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018 – hooray! It’s the first Kirby game since Planet Robobot on Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo’s Spotlight introduced Kirby battling using melee weapons, changing shapes – including a curling stone – and employing his traditional Kirby powers and abilities like inhaling enemies. This time, Kirby will also have up to three teammates to solve puzzles. This will work in the form of either three other players in co-operative play, or by recruiting enemies to his side by tossing hearts at them. Nintendo has also shown Kirby combining copy abilities to create combo attacks with the entire team. Monster Hunter: World Release date: 26 January 2018 (PC coming in Autumn 2018) Available to pre-order from Game Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC The Monster Hunter franchise is best known for its small-screen outings on handhelds like the 3DS and PSP, but for the first time it’s going to make an appearance on core home consoles and PC with Monster Hunter: World. There’ll be four-player co-op, global servers, and all the usual monster slaying action you know and love from the original games, but with the prettiest, shiniest graphics yet. Sign us up. Find out more about Monster Hunter: World. Shadow of the Colossus Release date: 6 February 2018 Platforms: PS4 PS2 icon Shadow of the Colossus is coming back to the PS4, and this isn’t just an HD remaster – it’s a full remake of the game with PS4 Pro support. The first trailer and screenshots look absolutely stunning, with the newly rendered colossi towering above the map. If they’ve polished the controls slightly to go along with the new look, this could be one of 2018’s absolute best. Read the latest news about the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Metal Gear Survive Release date: 22 February 2018 Available to pre-order from: Amazon, Game, ShopTo Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Konami’s first Metal Gear game without Hideo Kojima at the helm looks to be a pretty drastic departure from formula in a few ways. It’s set in an alternate timeline, and an alternate world, and is a co-op survival shooter with hordes of zombie-esque enemies to evade. So, uh, not the usual grandiose espionage action then. There’s apparently an expansive single-player mode too, though we still don’t know too much more than that. Find out more about Metal Gear Survive. The Crew 2 Release date: 16 March 2018 Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Ubisoft teased that driving game The Crew’s sequel, The Crew 2 is in the works during its annual earnings call earlier this year. You’ll get to control cars, boats, planes and more across the expansive sequel. You can find out more about The Crew 2 here. Sea of Thieves Release date: 20 March 2018 Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game Platforms: Xbox One, PC First announced at E3 2016, Sea of Thieves is an open-world pirate adventure game that’s sure to shiver your timbers and all sorts of other piratical things. It offers large-scale online co-op, so you’ll be able to join up with other players to control a single ship together, will all sorts of missions, customisation, and all-round pillaging. Hopefully this will be a return to form for acclaimed developer Rare. Find out the latest in our round-up. Far Cry 5 Release date: 27 March 2018 Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Far Cry 5 sees a big shift to the long-running franchise, for the first time taking it away from exotic locales and towards somewhere more familiar (at least in the West): rural Montana. The bad guys this time are a right-wing Christian nationalist cult, which has already ruffled plenty of feathers in the US, but otherwise expect more of the usual Far Cry running, gunning, and exploring. As soon as we know more, we’ll add it to our news round-up. >> Read now: free online action games to play now