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Top Upcoming Adventure Games – The Top 2018 Picks!

By Dev Gupta / January 26, 2018

There’s nothing like a taste of extra adventure to start off the New Year. And adventure, we’ve got plenty. The adventures we are talking about are especially relevant if you are a gamer. That is because there is a ton of upcoming adventure games coming up in 2018.

To state it upfront, most of the adventure games we are going to play in 2018 are based on an open-world. And many of them are your typical roleplay adventures. Moreover, a lot of these are available across platforms. In conclusion, adventure gamers have a lot on their plates. And we can’t wait to show you a glimpse of it!

Best Upcoming Adventure Games of 2018

One after one, the releases will keep piling on. At that moment, looking for the best adventure game title could become a daunting task. It is best that you read about them right here and have the rest of the year sorted. Do what you do best – keep on gaming!

Sea of Thieves

Overview
Developer Rare
Release March 20, 2018.
Platforms XB1, PC

Sea of Thieves is not so much about being a hardened action-waging pirate as it is about just being a pirate. Yes, this upcoming adventure game does not bend so much on killing other people. However, it depends on a lot on your chances of surviving the vast romanticism between the pirate and the sea.

A big facet of the game is its dependence on the content solely generated by users. There are many tools in the game that will help you to craft your own line of the story. The campaigns can be uploaded to the server where other players can download and enjoy playing them!

Monster Hunter: World

Overview
Developer Capcom
Release January 26, 2018
Platforms XBO, PC, PS4

Capcom has successfully created new monster worlds that players have enjoyed exploring. With Monster Hunter: World, Capcom will look to build further on their legacy. This is the fifth in rank of installments and we can expect quite a few enhancements.

This time, you will find larger maps gracing the gameplay. The experience of travel between the zones is set to become smoother. And yes, you can always go hunting with your friends. There’s an online co-op gameplay that you can enjoy with four players at a time!

Red Dead Redemption: 2

Overview
Developer Rockstar Studios
Release 2018
Platforms XBO, PS4

Rockstar Games has a knack for creating incredible video games out of scratch! Hits from their studios include titles like Grand Theft Auto and Bully. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the sequel to Red Dead Redemption, a game that already has a huge following among gamers.

The gritty western tale is set to follow the famous outlaw Arthur Morgan and a gang. The landscape gives you plenty of “wild west” vibes. And you can trust Rockstar to do justice to the gripping narrative. The action is coming!

A Way Out

Overview
Developer Hazelight Studios
Release March 23, 2018.
Platforms PS4, PC, XBO

Before A Way Out, Hazelight Studios and Josef Fares have released Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. So yes, they know a thing or two about male camaraderie. The game is set to become one of the top upcoming adventure games because of its plot and gameplay.

The game has to be played by two players with a split-screen. You can do it both online and locally. That really amps up the whole gameplay experience, giving the two of you the real feeling of breaking out of a prison!

Skull & Bones

Overview
Developer Ubisoft Singapore
Release 2018
Platforms PS4, PC, XBO

We are not sure if Skull & Bones can actually make it to us by the end of 2018. But that is what has been promised and we take the word of the developers on that. Unlike Sea of Thieves, Skull & Bones is a hardened take on naval warfare where pirates battle one another in the open sea.

Skull & Bones is among the upcoming adventure games those have the potential to become sleeper hits. But it is for everyone that enjoyed playing Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag back in the day.

Anthem

Overview
Developer BioWare
Release 2018
Platforms XBO, PC, PS4

Anthem is a third-person shooter built loosely after Mass Effect, another shooter game from BioWare. As you can traverse the vast environment, you will need to wear an exo-suit known as Javelin in the game.

The Javelin suits will virtually give you the power to do anything between piercing through the air and diving into the ocean. The co-op game will challenge you with hostile creatures the moment you step out of a safe zone.

God of War

Overview
Developer SIE Santa Monica Studio
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

Along with Spider-Man, God of War is perhaps the most-awaited PS4-only game to release in 2018. This time, Kratos is bigger and mightier. And he has a son now. The gameplay also marks a shift from Greek mythology to Norse mythology.

You can expect Kratos to adopt a different style given that his son Atreus is with him now. He must control his life and teach his son crucial life lessons along with the art of waging war. Lovers of action and adventure will eagerly bide their days out for this upcoming adventure release.

Shenmue III

Overview
Developer Ys Net, Neilo
Release 2018
Platforms PS4, PC

We expected Shenmue III to release at least by the middle of 2017. The Shenmue saga officially kicked off in 1999. While the gaming community enjoyed the game thoroughly, Shenmue III found itself under the constant need for greater financing.

That phase is beyond us now. The game is finally coming out. You will need to play the role of Ryo Hazuki to perfection. It is clear that the game will still start after the events of Shenmue II. Hazuki will continue to trace the killer of his father, Lan Di.

Detroit: Become Human

Overview
Developer Quantic Dream
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

Here’s a surprise: Detroit: Become Human is set in Detroit, Michigan. Okay, that was dumb. What’s interesting is the presence of choice-oriented narratives for gamers. The game is an emotional journey set around the lives of three robots, one among who wants to wage a war on humans.

Detroit: Become Human is all about the choices you make during the gameplay. And right from here, we can guarantee that there are plenty of choices out there. The character of the narrative is such that each of the three protagonist’s action becomes crucial.

Psychonauts 2

Overview
Developer Double Fine Productions
Release 2018
Platforms PS4, XBO, PC

Double Fine Productions did a doubly pretty job creating the awesome adventure game Psychonauts. And now we are on the verge of experiences all the madness all over the game. The first video game was released in 2005. The game will require you to control the third-person platform title where you control the character of Raz.

The game narrative will start after the events of the first title. You can expect both madness and wit in the gameplay. We hope there is an overdose of adventure too!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Overview
Developer Square Enix
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

Final Fantasy VII Remake promises to be one among the top three “PS4 only” adventure games of 2018. And we can see plenty of reasons for that. Firstly, VII is perhaps the most widely recognized Final Fantasy titles out of the many that have released so far.

The narrative-heavy journey is set to be a retelling of the original Final Fantasy tale. You will have to team up with a gang of rebels to fight off the corrupt empire of Shinra. There is so much anticipation around this game that we will not be surprised if people buy this on Day One itself.

Spider-Man

Overview
Developer Insomniac Games
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

Insomniac Games have the credit of developing classic hits like the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank series. But doing a good job with Spider-Man could well be the game changer for them. The new Spider-Man game will have no links to the past cinematic movies or even the comic books.

This time the game will focus on Peter Parker, eight years since he has become an established hero. The open-world game will take us through the graduation of Peter Parker. We will also be able to handle Peter as the new protector of New York City.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Overview
Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
Release 2018
Platforms Multiple (TBA)

It was back in 2003 when we got the first look at Beyond Good and Evil. And all of us have badly wanted a sequel ever since that happened. However, this one is not a sequel – it’s a prequel. The game is presently in the early post-production stages. So there is a lot for us to know.

What we have instead is a very small and quirky snippet of the game. The dialogues seem chirpy as ever and there is plenty of heist-ing going on. Once you pull off one, fly away with your air-scooter!

Kingdom Hearts 3

Overview
Developer Square Enix
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

Out of the blue, here’s one more among the upcoming adventure games meant for PS4 only. Heck, it seems like the year belongs to PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts is an already famous franchise, the third installment of which is set to release in 2018.

Since we have recently had a merger of Marvel, Pixar, and Disney, we can see characters from all three worlds adding color to the game. Sora should again be the protagonist among a party of other Final Fantasy characters.

The Last of US Part II

Overview
Developer Naughty Dog
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

The last generation of the PlayStation did not have many games with as deep an emotional connection as The Last of Us. As the Last of US II releases, we can only hope for an even more dramatic plot of action this time. Honestly, we cannot wait for this one.

Developer haughty Dog has confirmed that the game is in the last stage of development. The sequel will happen in a setting five years after the events of the first game. And Ellie will be there again!

Death Stranding

Overview
Developer Kojima Productions
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

The split between Hideo Kojima and his former employer, Konami Studios was a potentially career-threating incident for the famed game director. But guess what. To the delight of gamers around the world, Kojima has floated his own studio.

Death Stranding will be the first full game to leave Kojima Productions. And both the developers and publishers are not letting a bird fly out of there. But we do see supernatural, survivalist, and existential themes woven into each other in Death Stranding.

Shadow of the Colossus

Overview
Developer Bluepoint Games, SCE Japan
Release 2018
Platforms PS4

Shadow of the Colossus was a truly colossal title that released for PlayStation 2. And now we have Shadow of the Colossus II coming out for PlayStation 4. Once again, you take on the role of Wander, a young person who has entered into a forbidden land.

The objective of the game is pretty straightforward. You will have to track down and fight a slew of monsters. This time, they are bigger and better equipped and so are you. You cannot rescue a young girl Mono unless you defeat the Colossi.

Additional Resources

Before we let you go, TechNadu would like to provide additional resources. No matter if you play games on a PC or a gaming console, here's what to expect of this year.

Final Words

As you see there, there is a lot of adventure gaming coming in 2018. We have some of the best games for every platform ready to titillate us. Which are your favorite upcoming adventure games 2018? Let us know in the comments below. Did we miss any major game on our list? Let us know and we just might send you a free gift!



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