The other day I listed six games that I was looking forward to playing in 2018, but since then I realized that I had been overlooking quite a few promising titles. So why not another list? Here are some more PC games that I’m hoping to dig into this year:
1. Age of Empires IV
Oh HECK YES. The Age of Empires series is one of my hands-down favorite RTS series, and I seriously cannot wait to see what they come up with for the fourth installment. Release! Release NOW.
2. Sunless Skies
I absolutely love the Fallen London/Sunless Seas universe and agree that it’s one of the best-written worlds in the industry. So yes, I do want to play this airship-themed spin-off, as long as I get more tales.
3. Surviving Mars
The Tropico team is bringing a colony builder to Mars. Love them sim builders! I’m not fully sold on the graphics of this one, but Mars is an interesting locale.
The Life is Strange team has been working on this vampire-themed title. Don’t really care for vamps, but I love LiS and will try it based on the strength of this studio alone. Speaking of, Life is Strange 2 is also in development.
5. Railway Empire
I have a particular fondness for train sims, especially ones that let you build up your own company and lines, and this title might just satisfy my dark, steam-billowing urges.
6. We Happy Few
I don’t even know what this is clearly about, but it looks like it’s parts alternative history and BioShock and dystopian civilization. Sure, sign me up!
Giant monster slaying in co-op isn’t normally my thing, but I do like the aesthetics of this title and the ex-MMO developers behind it.
8. State of Decay 2
I always felt like I should have spent more time in the first game, because I really did like that blend of survival horror. Making it more co-op and larger seems like a good move.