The video gaming industry today is huge, and it has come a long way over the years. Graphics have improved to the point where games are beginning to look life-like, consoles are becoming more advanced, and we have even managed to step into the world of virtual reality. These days there seems to be a game out there for every type of person that there is, and these games provide hours of endless entertainment to families all over the world. Speaking of families all over the world, nothing beats being able to hop online with your favorite game and play with people from all over, not only is it fun, but it also gives you the chance to make friends in parts of the country that you would have otherwise never been able to.
Waiting for new games to come out can be super exciting, yet it can take a toll on your patience, especially when you just can not wait to see where the story line of your favorite game is going. If you are a video game enthusiast, and you love being able to get your hands on the latest games the moment that they come out, then it is important for you to know exactly when the newest games are going to be released. However, you can now rest easy, because we have taken it upon ourselves to go ahead and compile a list of 30 console games that are set to be released this year, along with their release dates. Here are 15 console games coming this Spring, and 15 console games coming later on in the year.
30 Spring: God Of War
When it comes to action-adventure and mythological games, God Of War surely takes the cake. It made its first debut in the year 2005 for the PS2 and has since then exploded in popularity, making it a pretty big title for the PlayStation brand.
The franchise is going to new heights with its upcoming release on April 20th, 2018
The new game is supposed to have much better visuals than previous games, more intense moments, and a much better storyline. Although we do not know a lot about this one yet, we do know that it does a better job at evening out the action and fights with a storyline that is made to draw in its players. God Of War is available right now for preorder — and is set to be one of the most important PS4 games of the year.
29 Later: Red Dead Redemption 2
Made by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action game set to be released on October 26th, 2018. This game will be released for both the PS4 and Xbox One, and is a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption game that was released in 2010. This is a third-person game that you can either play single-player or online with others. For people who love Rockstar's games, the wait is probably agonizing, because it was actually announced back in 2016. It has been a long time coming. Red Dead Redemption is also anticipated to be one of the highest selling games for the 2018 year, so like with many other games, pre-ordering this game would not be a bad idea if you want to make sure that you are able to get your hands on a copy before they run out.
28 Spring: Nintendo Labo
Although this next one may not be an actual game, Nintendo Labo is a huge project that Nintendo has been working on and it is set to release on April 20th this year. This is different from anything we have ever experienced in the gaming world, which is no surprise because Nintendo is always pretty great at coming up with fun and exciting new things.
The Nintendo Labo will be a construction toy developed by Nintendo that you will be able to use on the Switch console.
It will feature cardboard cutouts and a few other materials that can be used to construct “toy cons,” an interesting play on your joy cons. This one is sure to be a hit with all the kids, but parents might find themselves wondering why exactly they are paying for some cardboard, when they could probably just do that themselves. In reality, it's really not that easy.
27 Later: Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
The very first Tomb Raider was first released in 1996, and has been a huge success ever since. Its latest release, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, was released in 2015. So, it would appear that we are slightly overdue for a new one. Well, the wait is almost over because Shadow Of The Tomb Raider will be released on September 14th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The series focuses on the main character, Lara Croft, as she navigates her way through different places, fighting enemies, and sometimes even completing some puzzles along the way. The game has been such a huge hit that they even rebooted the movie series. So, if you are a long time Lara Croft fan, it's time to start thinking about how your wallet is going to feel come Fall 2018.
26 Spring: Detroit Become Human
If you liked Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain, then this next game is one that you absolutely must get. Made by Quantic Dreams, Detroit Become Human is a game that is sure to capture its player’s attention and win over their hearts. This decision-based game revolves around a few androids, one of which escapes the factory that she was made in. The game will be played in a third-person point of view and since it is decision-based, you are able to play this game multiple times and have different outcomes each time. Making it a game that you will never get sick of. This game’s characters are very realistic and the graphics will leave you in awe. As always, Quantic Dreams never disappoints us when it comes to an amazing storyline. This game is going to be released on May 25th, 2018, and it will be for the Ps4 only.
25 Later: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4
The Call of Duty franchise has been very successful, there is no doubt about that, it is a first-person shooter that is enjoyed the whole world over. As great as Call of Duty stories tend to be, the people who play these games every year are usually mostly in it for the multiplayer online. There is nothing like going up against a bunch of other players from around the world in various different game modes and various different maps as well. With each new game that comes out in this series, the graphics improve, new features are added, and they take things to a whole new level. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to be released on October 12th of this year and is expected to sell out rather fast.
24 Spring: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a remake of the 2014 Wii u game of the game name. The newest iteration in the classic Rare/Nintendo franchise is still tough-as-nails but with added fidelity and incredible controls. Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is said to be coming to the Nintendo Switch early this May, and it will be the fifth installment of the Donkey Kong Country series. This sequel to Donkey Kong Country: Returns, which was available in the year 2010 on the Nintendo Wii, definitely lives up to its name. Moreover, the game can be played co-op, making for an even more challenging (and fun!) experience. The Nintendo Switch version, can't come soon enough.
23 Later: Dragon Quest 11 Echoes Of An Elusive Age
The Dragon Quest video game series has been exceedingly popular (especially in Japan), selling upwards of three million copies in 2017 alone. These are role-playing games in which players get the chance to fight monsters, level up, and advance in the storyline — basic stuff. The latest installment of this series, Dragon Quest 11: Echoes Of An Elusive Age, will be released on September 4th of this year.
It will be coming out for the Ps4, PC, Nintendo 3DS, and the Nintendo Switch at a later date.
Players can expect to see updated graphics, and if they are using the Nintendo 3DS to play, then they can expect things to be somewhat different from how they are on the PlayStation version. In the 3DS version, there will be some 3D graphics displayed across the top screen, making it a completely unique experience.
22 Spring: Vampyr
Vampyr is an upcoming game for PC, Ps4, and Xbox One that is set to be released on June 5th of this year. The new game from Dontnod is about a doctor turned vampire, and how he comes to terms with his new life. The person who plays the game is under no obligation to end everyone in order to complete the game, making it a very interesting decision-based game. Every move that you make in this game does have an effect the citizens of the town in the game, so choose wisely. The game takes place in London, and it looks positively eerie. This will be played in the third person perspective and looks to have some pretty breathtaking graphics, so if you are into role-playing/decision-making games, then this is one that you will definitely want to try out.
21 Later: Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel fans everywhere are going to go nuts when this next game is released on September 7th this year, because it appears as though it is going to be amazing. Spider-Man is going to be an open world game taking place in modern-day New York City. Players will be playing the game in the third-person perspective and will be able to use things such as spidey webs, parkour, and wall crawling to get through the game. There will be parts of the game where you are not playing the part of Spider-Man himself, but rather Peter Parker, and occasionally Mary Jane Watson. It doesn't take a genius to understand how great a Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac Games could be.
20 Spring: Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition
Zelda fans are in for a treat this May, because Nintendo will be releasing Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, on May 18th for the Nintendo Switch. The definitive edition of Hyrule Warriors is said to be an ultimate version of the game, and it will include all 29 playable characters, all the downloadable content, and even new outfits. You can choose to play as Link, Zelda, Midna, and even Skull Kid with many more options to choose from. This is a game that you will not want to miss out on, especially if you are lifelong Zelda fan. Players will have the option of playing either at home, or on the go, thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s mobile abilities, making this game a must-have. So mark your calendars, because you are going to get this one as soon as it is out. With only about a month to wait, you can spend your downtime catching up by playing your old Zelda games.
19 Later: The Elder Scrolls Summerset
The Elder Scrolls is a series of role-playing games that was first released in 1994 and had its most recent release in 2017. It is mainly known for having very large and detailed worlds that really draw in players. So far this series has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, making it a very populin-demand demand game in many areas of the world. The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset will be released on June 5th of this year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As the next-in-life expansion to the popular MMORPG, it's clear that anyone already playing TES Online is going to be picking up the latest from Bethesda. Now if only we could get a follow-up to Skyrim so the rest of us can play something offline.
18 Spring: Dark Souls Remastered
Dark Souls took gamers everywhere by storm after it was released, this game was a third-person action role-playing game. In it, you get to explore a very large and open-world while fighting various beasts and monsters all while leveling up to advance in the game. This game was originally released in 2011, but it is now set to have a remastered version released on May 25th of this year for the following consoles. This game will be coming to the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Of course, graphics for video games have come a long way since 2011, and so the fact that fans of this game are getting a remastered version is very exciting, because they will now be able to replay the game with updated visuals (and most importantly: frame-rate). So, if you are a fan of this game, and would like to see it in a better quality, be sure to pick up your copy this May.
17 Later: Onrush
2018 certainly does seem like a big year for racing games, with the release of The Crew 2 coming out, and now the announcement of Onrush as well. Onrush is an upcoming arcade style racing game where players get to drive around in cars, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles on some very rough terrain filled with hills. The main way to boost up in this game is to perform stunts and tricks, and there is not a lot in the way of a storyline here, so if you are more into games with a story and purpose behind them then this is probably not the best choice for you.
This game is going to be released on June 5th of this year and will be for both the PS4 and Xbox One.
There is currently a trailer out of this game, so if it sounds interesting to you, then you do have the option to go check it out and see if it something that you would get into.
16 Spring: Sega Mega Drive Classics
There have been a lot of classic games coming out redone lately, and people everywhere seem to be loving it, so they are sure to be excited when they hear about this next game. Sega Mega Drive Classics is currently available for preorder and will contain over 50 classic games, and will be released for both the PS4 and the Xbox One on May 29th. This game will include classic titles like Sonic, Phantasy Star, Streets Of Rage, Beyond Oasis, Flicky, ToeJam And Earl, Vectorman, and so much more. This is one of those games that is sure to sell out fast, and for only $30.00 (half the cost of most new games these days), it is easy to see why. As for the graphics on these classic games, not much will have changed, but it will be nice to play all of them on one console, one disc, and for such a low price.
15 Later: The Crew 2
The Crew 2 is a follow-up to the original game where players get to race cars of their choosing in an open world concept. Players will be able to control not only cars, but motorcycles, planes, and boats as well, making it a game with many options that never gets boring. The Crew 2 will be released on June 29th of the year 2018 for PC, PS4, and even Xbox One, leaving almost no gamers behind based on what console they choose to use. In the game, there will be four different hub worlds, each with their very own theme and play style. The themes will include street racing, pro racing, and even freestyle. Leaving the player with the option to do whatever is that they like best about the game, and the area that they most accel in, and it will also be putting a huge emphasis on the multiplayer mode.
14 Spring: Metal Max Xeno
If you are into role playing games, then Metal Max Xeno is the game for you. It is set to be released on April 19th of this year for the PS4 and Vita, and is the sixth title in the Metal Max series. This will also be the first Metal Max game on a PlayStation console. Not a lot has been said about this game so far, and the creators seem to be letting a lot up to the imagination, but with a release date so close by, we are sure to figure out just how great this game is, soon enough. This is a Japanese video game series, whose first game release was all the back in 1991, with its most recent release being in the year 2015. Metal Max Xeno has been a long time coming, and has certainly evolved a lot since the very first game was released, making this game something worth checking out.
13 Later: Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis Aces is a sports game in a long line of Mario Tennis titles. The biggest difference is that this one is coming to the Nintendo Switch — and soon! Players will have the options to play as many different characters such as Peach, Mario, Daisy, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and many more, which seems to be the normal when playing most Mario games these days. Aces will be slightly different from the other Mario Tennis games in the sense that it incorporates new techniques and tricks to perform. The game is set to be released on June 22nd and can be played as both single and multiplayer. Like most Nintendo games, and all Mario games, Mario Tennis Aces is going to be another great game to add to family game night as it is perfect for all age groups. So, whether you are a long time Mario fan, Nintendo fanatic, or just looking for something new to play with the family, then you should be sure to get a copy of this.
12 Spring: Everspace
Everspace, a 3-D space shooter game, is set to be released on May 29th of this year for the PS4. Players will be able to purchase this game as either the basic version, or the galactic version. The galactic version will come with the game, an add-on, a soundtrack, and a color printed booklet, for just 39.99 in the US. Whether that's worth it or not is going to be up to potential buyers to decide. If you are the type of person that is into shooter games, or used to love the classic, Galaga, then this game might just be perfect for you. With different ships and weapons to choose from, as well as materials to repair your ships, this game is sure to be exciting. Another notable thing about this one is that it's decidedly tame, making it ok for familys to enjoy together.
11 Later: Jurassic World Evolution
Almost everybody these days has seen at least one Jurassic Park movie, and most people have seen all of them. This upcoming game, Jurassic World Evolution, is going to be based off of the 2015 movie Jurassic World. It is going to be released on June 12th this year and will be available for the PC, Ps4, and even the Xbox One. In this game, the player will be able to construct an entire Jurassic World theme park on their own, with their ultimate goal being to create five parks in total across the islands. It will have about 40 different dinosaur species, and you have to work pretty hard at DNA sequencing within the game in order to unlock new species. This game is sure to be a hit with tons of people, and it really sounds like it has a creative edge to it that people are sure to love.
10 Spring: Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man is a true classic, and a collection of the most notable games in the franchsie is finally headed to the Nitnendo Switch on May 22nd of this year. This Legacy Collection of the game will contain all 10 original Mega Man games with added content from time trials, to remix challenges, all the way to a music player and some illustrative art for the player to view. If you do get this game, do not forget to pick up the Mega Man amiibo because this will allow you to unlock even more content, getting the most that you can out of this game. You can currently pre-order the Legacy Collection at Gamestop, but if you do not choose to preorder then we suggest getting to the store pretty early on May 22nd, to assure that you are able to obtain your very own copy before they sell out.
9 Later: Yakuza Kiwami 2
This next game has already been released in Japan, but is set to be released worldwide on August 28th of this year for the PlayStation 4 platform. This is another game set in an open-world environment where the players get to play in the third-person perspective. This game is going to be very similar to it’s original title, Yakuza 2, but will contain many new features, content, and enhancements. The player will explore various different Japanese districts and engage in frequent combats and will feature many of the characters from the previous games, including a comeback of an old character. If Japanese fighting games are your style, then this is definitely the game for you, because you are sure to love the open world concept mixed with the frequent combats. Although the world wide release is still a few months away, players should be excited while awaiting the release of this game.
8 Spring: KF: Incursion
Over the past couple of years, Virtual Reality has taken the gaming world by storm, taking gaming to a whole new level. Virtual Reality enables players to really feel like they are inside of the game, making it a more thrilling experience all around. On May 1st, 2018, there will be a new game coming to the PSVR, and that game is Killing Floor: Incursion. This game certainly will not be for the faint of heart, because as mentioned before, it will feel like you are inside of this somewhat scary game. This is a shooter where the player will have to take on hordes of enemies, some people may find this exciting, while others might find themselves ripping off those VR headsets to remind themselves that it is only a game. The new game will retail at about 29.99 US dollars and is (almost) sure to be worth the money.
7 Later: Spyro Reignited Trilogy
If you are not excited for the release of this next game then your gaming privileges are revoked, because who could turn down the chance to play a remastered version of Spyro? As if Crash Bandicoot was not enough for us, we are being given a gift so sweet that we just can not wait for September to roll around. In the game, Spyro, you get to run around playing as this adorable little purple dragon collecting gems and finding/ fighting things along the way. Spyro the Reignited Trilogy is set to be released on September 21st for both the PS4 and Xbox One and will contain the three original Spyro games. It will contain updated graphics, some new content, and is sure to spark some good old memories for a lot of people.
6 Spring: State Of Decay 2
Who doesn't love a good survival game? They can be a fun way to unwind after a long day at school or work, and they sometimes even test your knowledge of basic survival instincts. Developed by Undead Labs, State Of Decay 2 will be released for both Xbox and PC on May 22nd this year, and is a sequel to the original game that came out in 2013. If you are one of those people who feels as though the zombie theme has been played out, then this game is not for you, however, if you are loving the zombie themed games and simply can not get enough of them then you need to pick up your own copy of this game. The game is played in third-person, and will come with a co-op feature where you can play with up to three of your friends.
5 Later: Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
The Far Cry video game series was first released in the year 2004 with its fifth installment released earlier this year. If you are a big fan of this video game series, or more specifically, loved Far Cry 3, then you are in for a treat. Far Cry 3 will be available on June 26th and will come with the Far Cry 5 gold edition season pass, or you can just go buy your own copy. There is nothing like being able to revisit an old favorite game of yours, only with better graphics, which is what makes the release of this game so exciting. The game will be released for both PS4 and Xbox One, and will be made available to PC players as well, if they purchase the season pass. This game has been generally well-received by most gamers out there, and has been a pretty big success thus far, so there really is no reason not to play it.
4 Spring: Tennis World Tour
There is a pretty big market out there for people who love to play sports video games, one of the most popular being Madden. If you are one of those people and you feel as though you are overdue for a new Tennis game (seriously its been awhile), then fear not, because Tennis World Tour will be coming to Ps4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, on May 22nd. This game was created by breakpoint studio and allows players to choose from 31 real life Tennis players as they try to win the Tennis World Tour. Some of the people that players will be able to choose from are, Roger Federer, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Madison Keys, and John McEnroe, just to name a select few. With realistic graphics, large character selection choice, and much more, this game is sure to impress any fans of the genre who give it a shot.
3 Later: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was originally released on the Wii U, but is set to make a comeback for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS on July 13th this year. The remake of this game will contain new mini courses that will be based on some kingdoms from Super Mario Odyssey. This game can be played with one player, or if you are willing to share one of the joy cons, you can play with one other person. Nintendo is best known for its family friendly games, and this game is no exception to that at all. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a game that you will want to pick up for your next family game night, because it is sure to entertain everyone in your family from all age groups. Whether you are looking for something to play in your spare time, or the perfect game to add to family game night, this is one that you will not want to miss out on.
2 Spring: Ancestors Legacy
Ancestors Legacy is currently available in Beta. They say that this is their third installment, but this is their biggest project ever. It is a real time strategy game set in the 10th and 12th centuries, where players will succeed in combat, if they play it smart in the game. This game will be available on both Xbox One and PC on May 22nd this year, and is something that gamers everywhere should be looking forward to. From what we have been able to see of the gameplay so far, the graphics do appear to be very impressive, and it seems like the type of game that will really pull players into it. Strategy games are also said to help improve your decisions making skills in real life, so you really can't go wrong. Right? RIGHT!? So make sure to hit up your local gaming store this May to pick up your copy.
1 Later: Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy
Although this game is not exactly new, it will be new for the consoles that it is set to be released for. The Crash Bandicoot trilogy is a game that most of us can remember playing on our PS1, it was great then, and it is even better now. If you are a PlayStation user, then the odds are that you have already had the chance to play this amazing remake, but if you are on Xbox One, Switch, or PC, and have been dying to get your hands on this classic then your wait is almost over. Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy will be coming to those platforms on July 10th, giving gamers from all platforms the opportunity to play this wonderful game. Whether you're collecting wumpa fruit, beating bosses, or trying to beat your best time, you will never experience a moment in this game where you find yourself bored.