Upcoming PS4 Games 2018

The best upcoming PS4 Games and release dates

The end of 2017 was brilliant for gamers, with South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Gran Turismo Sport, FIFA 18, Wolfenstein 2 all arriving.

Call of Duty: WW2, is finally here, too, bringing the series back to its classic “boots on the ground” multiplayer. And if that’s not your thing, then why not venture to a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars Battlefront 2?

Then, 2018 is set to bring a whole host of excellent exclusives to Sony’s flagship, too. Detroit: Become Human is the latest project from Quantic Dream, taking inspiration from the likes of Blade Runner to form its own interactive drama filled with humanoid robots and scary moral dilemmas. We’ve also got Days Gone and The Last of Us Part 2 to look forward to from Sony’s first-party studios.

Kojima Productions is working on Death Stranding, a bizarre-looking title starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen.

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Yakuza 6

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Release Date: March 20, 2018

The final chapter in Kazuma Kiryu’s legendary journey comes to a spectacular close in Yakuza 6. Taking place in a realistic adaption of Tokyo, Japan, you play as a retired Yakuza forced to return to his former haunting ground to watch out for his family and do what’s right.

Featuring insanely violent combat, an engrossing story and countless things to do across its vast open-world, Yakuza 6 is shaping up to be the finest entry yet in the beloved series. Count us in for another beatdown…. or fifty.

 

 

Read the full Yakuza 6 review

Secrets of Mana

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Developer: Square Enix

Regarded as one of the greatest Japanese role-playing games of all time by many, Secrets of Mana is set to receive a complete remake for PS4, PS Vita and PC in 2018.

The iconic adventure of Randi, Primm and Popoi is reborn will revamped 3D visuals, voice acting and updated gameplay that should appeal to both hardcore fans and newcomers.

Release Date: February 15, 2018

Days Gone

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Developer: Sony Bend

While you can throw a stone at a store shelf and probably hit a zombie survival game, Sony Bend is looking to do things a little differently by offering a third person action-shooter which follows a rebellious biker who collects bounties in the apocalypse.

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After closing out Sony’s press conference at last year’s E3, players have become increasingly excited by what’s to come from the game, especially after seeing the sheer amount of undead which can swarm the screen at any one time.

There’s still no firm release date on this one yet, but hopefully we see it before 2017 comes to a close.

Release Date: TBC

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: Spring 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 stands tall as one of 2018’s most anticipated titles. Rockstar has done a great job of building hype for the game, and its latest trailer has certainly got us excited to explore the Old West once again.

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It’s a cross-platform title, but we’re pretty sure it’ll be one of the biggest sellers on every console it comes to, if the GTA V sales figures are anything to go by.

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Death Stranding

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Developer: Kojima Productions

Release Date: TBC

Hideo Kojima’s first new IP since Metal Gear Solid in 1998, Death Stranding looks to be a strange, unsettling and innovative experience from the iconic developer.

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Starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, the game will draw upon the themes of climate change and parenthood, all of which are drenched in poignant symbolism.

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Little is known about Death Stranding’s gameplay thus far, but we do know it will be a blend of unique action and survival horror.

God of War

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Developer: Santa Monica

Platform: PS4

This reboot of the beloved action franchise plans to reinvent its brutal mechanics with a deeper focus on storytelling and characterisation.

Kratos is back and more responsible than ever as he now has a son he must teach, care for and protect in a world ripe with dangerous creatures.

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Don’t worry though, the grotesque action is here to stay, except this time it appears to be far more heavy and deliberate, much like Dark Souls.

This is an exciting direction for a franchise many had grown tired of in recent years, and we can’t wait to play this reimagining of God of War.

Release Date: TBC

Sucker Punch, developer of the Infamous and Sly Cooper series, is making a brand new open world stealth ninja game, and we love all of those words being put together.

For anyone who grew up playing Tenchu, this is particularly exciting, as it feels like it’s been far too long since we’ve had a game like it.

Will you be able to fight back against the Mongol Empire?

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Read the full Ghost of Tsushima review

Dreams

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Developer: Media Molecule
Platform: PS4

Media Molecule is well-known for its creativity, and allowing its players to become creators within them. Just look at all three LittleBigPlanet and the stunning pair of Tearaway games.

But, Dreams takes the whole creativity idea to a whole new level.

It’s up to you to create the entire game from scratch, using a little imp that acts as your cursor and your building tool.

Dreams is a little complicated to explain, but if you’re creative and excelled in the Create Mode of LittleBigPlanet, then this is your ultimate game.

Pre-order at Amazon.co.uk from £44

Expected release date: TBC 2017

Read the full Dreams review

Release Date: February 6, 2018

Who wouldn’t want a remaster of one of the most iconic games ever made? Sony’s surprise announcement at E3 this year was Shadow of the Colossus rebuilt for PS4, and we absolutely can’t wait for this one.

We got hands-on with the title recently at Paris Games Week and it looks drop dead gorgeous. Check out our full preview on the site.

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Read the full Shadow of the Colossus review

Detroit: Become Human

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Developer: Quantic Dream

Platform: PS4

This neo-noir thriller by the minds behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls sets out to ask an important question – can androids and humans co-exist in the same society?

It’s a query that has dominated science fiction for decades, but developer Quantic Dream plans to put its own unique twist on the archaic genre trope.

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Played from the perspective of multiple characters you will be forced to make some harrowing decisions as you explore a futuristic depiction of Detroit as both android and human.

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Expected release date: Q1/Q2 2018

WiLD

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Developer: Wild Sheep Studios
Platform: PS4

In WiLD, you play as a Shaman, free to explore the huge world and carve your own path. Every animal that you see can be tamed, learned from and even possessed – well, Shamans are magical after all.

So if you’ve ever wanted to have your own wolf pack, fly like an eagle, ride a bear or even just have the entire rabbit population bow their fuzzy ears to you, this is the game.

Not to mention the graphics look amazing, particularly when it comes to the fur.

Pre-order at Amazon.co.uk from £54.99

Expected release date: TBC 2018

Read the full WiLD review

Spider-Man

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Developer: Insomniac Games

Platform: PS4

The long rumoured Spider-Man title by Insomniac Games has finally surfaced, and it’s coming exclusively to PS4.

Players can expect to step into the shoes of our favourite web head as we sling across Manhattan with a host of iconic abilities at our disposal.

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Villains such as Green Goblin, Mysterio and Venom are bound to make an appearance as well, pleasing long-term fans of the Marvel comics and cinematic universe.

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Expected release date: Early 2018

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom

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Developer: Level-5

Publisher: Bandai Namco

After the hugely successful Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch charmed us all on PS3, the series is returning once again with Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom on PS4 and PC.

The story focuses on the young ruler of Ding Dong Dell known as King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum (isn’t it already adorable?) with the fox-eared ruler the victim of a coup. The story will follow Tildrum as he seeks to reclaim the throne, and players will once again do so with a collection of creative monsters to battle in turn-based combat.

Release Date: March 23, 2018

Shenmue 3

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Developer: Ys Net

Shenmue 3 carries with it an enormous weight of expectation, and the longer it takes to launch the more momentum its hype train builds.

After its hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the game’s launch to see how Ryo Hazuki’s tale of redemption concludes.

Release Date: Spring 2018

Far Cry 5

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Release Date: February 27, 2018

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s popular shooter franchise takes us to Hope County, Montana. This fictional province is packed with the usual array of dangerous mercenaries and hostile extremists wanting nothing but to hunt the player down with an array of lethal weapons.

Ubisoft is yet to reveal any specifics on Far Cry 5’s story, characters and gameplay, although we’re hoping it expands upon the existing formula while introducing some new and exciting additions. No dinosaurs, but it’ll do.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age

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Release Date: 2018

After launching in Japan earlier this year, Square Enix has confirmed that the latest entry in this beloved JRPG series is coming our way in 2018. Starting in a humble country village, the player soon discovers they are the reincarnation of a legendary hero. Of course, this means you’ll have to save the world.

Taking place across a vast open-world, Echoes of An Elusive Age is a truly sprawling JRPG filled with varied locations, unique characters and plenty of secrets to uncover. If you don’t have a PS4, a bite-sized version is also coming to Nintendo 3DS.