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 with a boom.

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?

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With E3 2018 now behind us, we’ve also got Days Gone and The Last of Us Part 2Ghosts of Tsushima and Spider-Man to look forward to. Let’s not forget about Yakuza Kiwami 2, either.

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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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Lara Croft’s trilogy is coming to a close later this year with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are closing off its action-packed trilogy with a dark, brooding chapter where Lara must come face-to-face with her murderous past.

The formula introduced in Rise of the Tomb Raider has been expanded with a larger hub area packed with tombs, sidequests, and characters to interact with during your journey. Of course, much of this can be ignored if you’d rather enjoy the narrative in its lonesome.

Release Date: September 14, 2018

Cyberpunk 2077

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Developer: CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remains the finest RPG of this generation. Its ingenious characters, sprawling world and excellent narrative set a benchmark that might be surpassed by CD Projekt Red’s next title: Cyberpunk 2077.

You play as a cyberpunk amidst the confines of Night City – a violent, corrupt and stunningly beautiful place you’ll learn to call home. Played from a first-person perspective, our brief glimpse at Cyberpunk 2077 hints at something truly special.

Release Date: TBA

Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Developer: SEGA

Kazuma Kiryu is back in a remake of Yakuza 2, and it looks spectacular. The original PS2 experience has been completely remastered with a new gameplay engine, cutscenes, and mechanics inspired from recently released Yakuza 6.

Players can once again roam the neon-lit streets of Kamurucho as they partake in a dramatic story across the Japanese criminal underworld. Of course, you’ll also have time to partake in side quests, play arcade games and even hit up the batting cages. If past entries are any indication, Kiwami 2 will be packed with things to do.

Release Date: August 28, 2018

Read the full Yakuza Kiwami 2 review

Release Date: September 21, 2018

Toys for Bob and Activision are bringing the purple reptile’s classic adventures into the modern era with updated visuals and controls.

Reignited Trilogy will feature Spyro The Dragon, Ripto’s Rage and Year of the Dragon in their entirety and completely remastered for PS4. Despite launching almost twenty years ago, Toys For Bob has managed to capture the original’s charm so our nostalgic minds remain intact.

After reliving our memories of Crash Bandicoot in 2017, we can’t wait for this platforming collection to arrive.

Read the full Spyro: Reignited Trilogy review

Release Date: TBA 2018

The Last of Us is a masterpiece. Its emotional journey and wonderful characters took players on a journey they’ll never forget. Knowing this, its sequel is set to arrive with an abundance of hype and anticipation.

Ellie is the main protagonist this time around, with Joel taking a backseat in a narrative we’ve only seen a handful of clues emerge for thus far. Whatever happens, we can’t wait to see Naughty Dog strike cold once again.

Read the full The Last of Us Part 2 review

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.

Release Date: February 22, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: October 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.

Release Date: TBA 2019

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

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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Release date: September 7, 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: TBA 2019

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age

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Release Date: September 4, 2018

After launching in Japan last 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.