With 2018 coming to an end we here at GameBuz were reflecting on some of the single-player experiences we've had, and this year has been a great year for single-player games. With titles like God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more we are very excited for the future.
So as the title suggests we will be listing some of the most anticipated games of next year. Now before we begin you should know that this list is in no particular order, we're just listing games we can't wait to get our hands on. That being said let's just dive right in.
The Last of Us Part 2
Release date: TBA
Developer: Naughty Dog
When The Last of Us hit shelves back in 2013 it was a massive hit, and when Naughty Dog announced the sequel back in 2016 fans were very excited. The Last of Us Part 2 will be taking place 5 years after the first game and the story will be centered on Ellie this time around. Naughty Dog has improved upon the combat system from the first game and they added a few new stealth mechanics as well, we even have a jump button now.
As for the infected, they're still around and we will even be seeing some new classes. We will also be seeing a new faction called the Seraphites (the guys in raincoats that we see Ellie take on in the gameplay trailer), a religious cult who aren't exactly friendly to people outside their group.
Not much is known about the plot of the game but we speculate that it involves a conflict between this group and the community that Joel and Ellie are now a part of.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Release date: March 22, 2019
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest title from FromSoftware, the people behind the SoulsBorne games. The game follows Sekiro, a shinobi who is on a quest for revenge on a samurai who cut off his arm and kidnapped his young lord. On this quest, you will be using Sekiro's ninja prosthetic to traverse the environment, and unleash attacks with various attachments for your prosthetic.
As expected, this game will follow the same type of combat systems we've seen in the SoulsBorne games but with a very big change compared to what we're used to. For example, the stamina bar we're all familiar with from the SoulsBorne games is completely gone. You also won't be finding different kinds of armor or weapons. However, FromSoftware has added a lot of new mechanics.
As the name suggests you can actually die twice before you see that death screen we're all familiar with. A new parry system has been added, and the prosthetic attachments that we mentioned earlier. There is also a lot more verticality as Sekiro has a grappling hook as one of the attachments, and can also jump.
Release Date: TBA, 2019
Developer: Kojima Productions
Ever since this game was revealed at E3 2016 it was shrouded in mystery. The reveal trailer for it was very strange and cryptic, in true Kojima fashion. Now, since then new footage was released and instead of answers we are left with even more questions. Thankfully, there is still information about the game in the footage we've seen.
The main character's name is Sam and he's played by Norman Reedus. The game will be an open-world game but as to what you'll be doing in this open-world we don't really know. What we do know is that the game will fit many playstyles, you can be stealthy or go in with guns blazing. It will also feature a lot of exploring from what we've seen in the gameplay footage.
There is also an interesting death mechanic in this game as well. When the player dies he will enter a kind of upside-down world that is submerged in water. After that, the player will re-emerge in the world of the living but any changes to the environment before the player died will stay.
Release date: TBA, 2019
Platforms: PS4, XBOX ONE, PC
Developer: CD Projekt RED
From the developer of The Witcher series comes a colorful but bloody adventure set in the not so distant future where crime, violence, and oppression are the norm. Cyberpunk 2077 is a futuristic first-person shooter/RPG game that takes place in Night City, California.
You will be playing as V, a mercenary, and you'll be taking jobs from all sorts of people (usually the ones who pay the most). By completing jobs you'll earn eddies, a slang word for the game's currency. And with these, you will be able to buy new guns, vehicles, and cybernetic implants that will give you combat advantages.
Like with most RPG games your character will be fully customizable. However, there will be no classes to choose from as you can build the skills of your character however you want. This game is very ambitious and promises to deliver a huge open-world that is seamless, rich in lore, and as immersive as possible.
Release Date: TBA, 2019
Platforms: PS4, XBOX ONE, PC
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Quantum Break was well received, and after a few years of silence Remedy Entertainment is back with a brand new game. Control is a third-person shooter set in the present day but it has a paranormal twist. The whole game will take place inside the headquarters of the FBC (Federal Bureau of Control), which is a government agency that deals with supernatural phenomenon.
You'll be playing as Jesse Faden, she gained supernatural abilities during her childhood and is seeking answers from the FBC. However, the FBC gets invaded by an otherworldly force known as the Hiss, and Jesse is thrust to the position of the Director through a strange, ritualistic process. With the help of The Director's Pistol (a morphing firearm), and Jesse's supernatural abilities players will take on the Hiss, and uncover the answers she seeks.