8 more PC games I want to play in 2018

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.

4. Vampyr

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!

7. Dauntless

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.

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3 thoughts on “8 more PC games I want to play in 2018

  1. bhagpuss January 10, 2018 / 9:26 am

    I’ve been following the progress of We Happy Few for so long that I’ve almost lost interest, which is a problem I have with with video games. I’m also not convinced I want to spend $60 on it given my very poor experiences with every single offline/single player game I’ve bought in the last fifteen years.

    It does have a huge amount of appeal in terms of aesthetic and milieu, though, so I may still end up getting it – or putting it on next year’s wishlist and seeing if someone gets it for me. On the other hand, I might just watch some playthroughs on YouTube. It looks like the kind of game where that might be better than actually playing it…

  2. Wilhelm Arcturus January 10, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I am skeptical of Age of Empires IV. I am a big fan of the first two installments, but the third was not nearly as compelling. And then, of course, Microsoft having a different studio pick up the banner a decade later to generate the fourth installment does not fill me with confidence. Add in the initial trailer that basically said nothing about the game and it all seems like an unlikely scenario on which to pin ones hopes.

    Surviving Mars though, that interests me. Again, the history of the studio plays into it. I believe they can do something interesting.

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