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Our 35 Most Anticipated Games of 2018 (Part 2)

2017 was such an incredible year for video games that chances are, most gamers will be playing catch up with all the great titles they didn’t have a chance to play well into 2018. And if you are one of those gamers and you have a large backlog of games, you best get started soon because 2018 looks to be another banner year for the industry.

We here at Goomba Stomp have gone ahead with our yearly tradition of providing you with a list of our most anticipated games. Last year, almost every game we chose wound up somewhere in our list of the best games of the year. Hopefully, the majority of these picks will equally impress us, if not, exceed our expectations. Here is the second part of our list.

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The Last of Us Part II

It’s a testament to the brilliance of the 2013 original that, despite having released only two inscrutable if tantalising trailers to date (trailers which ask far more questions than they answer), The Last of Us Part II won the award for most anticipated forthcoming title at the 2017 Video Game Awards just a couple of short weeks ago.

I mean, aside from creator Neil Druckmann’s declaration at the 2016 PlayStation Experience that an older, wiser, more bitter Ellie will be taking over protagonist duties from Joel, the only specific information we have regarding the highly-anticipated sequel is that the game will focus on hate, rather than love, and will feature a mysterious cult characterised by its penchant for disembowelment and disarming people (almost literally) with household tools.

But, for fans like myself, that’s more than enough to be going on with. We know inimitable developer Naughty Dog is at the helm, after all, which in turn means we can reasonably expect to be enjoying another rich and engrossing narrative when we finally get our hands on the game, filled to bursting with incredible characters, high-octane action set-pieces, and zombified fungus mutants inspired by a BBC nature documentary; set within a post-apocalypse that never feels tired and derivative.

With no release window provided as yet, let alone a definitive date, however, I’d say there’s a better than even chance we won’t see The Last of Us Part II until 2019 at the earliest. Still, we can dream.

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John Dunphy January 23, 2018 at 11:12 pm

No Ni No Kuni II? I might actually do the unthinkable and buy it at full price if the PC version turns out OK.

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