GD World Cup 2018 Knockouts - Hitman 2 v Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Doom 2 vs Death Stranding

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 10:30 AM
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Yesterday we had the shock of all shocks as Spain crashed out of the World Cup. As it turns out, that was nothing compared to the GD World Cup, where the mighty Assassin's Creed Odyssey fell to the sword. We've got four more games competing in our knockout competition today, and all you've got to do is pick your most anticipated to be in with a chance of winning a grand prize. Simple.

The winner of our competition can choose one of three prizes: a PS4 Pro, $300 Steam credit, or a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. It's a competition for the GD community only, so the prize will only go to a GD member. This is football Game-Debate style!

All you've got to do is pick your favourites below and you will be entered into our giveaway draw. Every vote you cast in the polls is an entry into the giveaways, and a winner will be randomly chosen at the end of the GD Gaming World Cup 2018. Nice and simple.

VOTE BELOW in all the polls for a chance to WIN one of:

  • A PS4 Pro
  • $300 Steam credit 
  • A GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

It's a competition for the GD community only, so the prize will only go to a GD member.

All you've got to do is login and cast your votes. Good luck!

Vote in the three blind polls at the bottom of the article. That gives you three entries into the massive prize giveaway. Come back tomorrow and we will have more fun polls to vote on, which will also increase your entries into the prize draw.

GD Gaming World Cup 2018 Rules

Just to help you keep track of it all, the full spreadsheet of tables, fixtures and videogames can be viewed via the link below:

Gaming World Cup 2018 Tables, Fixtures and Results

Round of 16 Results

The Elder Scrolls VI [ 3 - 2 ] Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Ghost of Tsushima [ 2 - 3 ] Dying Light 2

Early tournament favourite The Elder Scrolls VI narrowly made it through to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 victory over Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The fact one is just a logo and a twinkle in the developers' eyes wasn't enough to stop the votes flooding in.

In the second match of the day, Ghost of Tsushima crashed out to Dying Light 2 despite topping its group. After a strong showing at E3 2018, it looks as if Ghost of Tsushima may have had enough in the tank to see of Dying Light 2, yet Techland's open-world parkour RPG kicked it off an eight-storey building.

Round of 16 Knockouts:

We've got quite the battle on our hands today. The safe, assured hands of Agent 47 in Hitman 2 is a game we can reliably gauge our expectations for, while Beyond Good & Evil 2 is, fantastic cinematic trailers aside, naught but a dream for a creator Michel Ancel. 

In the second round is the dealer of death vs the DPD delivery guy as Doom Eternal steps out onto the pitch with Death Stranding. Once is high-octane, demon-ripping mayhem, while the other is a foetus giving us the thumbs up. Who'd win in a match? I don't really have any idea at this point.

 

Hitman 2 vs Beyond Good & Evil 2

Doom Eternal vs Death Stranding

It's game on - get your votes in below. For every 50 votes a game gets, it scores a goal. In the event of a draw, it will go to a penalty shootout.

The winner will go through to the quarterfinals, the loser will be knocked out. Nice and simple.

This is a blind vote, results will be revealed tomorrow along with the next group of anticipated game polls!

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15:13 Jul-03-2018

How on earth has Hitman beat BGE2. This is absurd. Wonder how many have even followed all the BGE2 development so far shown to public. Hitman is great but BGE2 is going to be on a completely different scale.

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15:34 Jul-03-2018

I mean one's a known quantity, the other they seem to just be making up as they go along. BG&E2 is definitely the more ambitious, but I have to agree it's quite hard to get excited about something when even the dev team don't quite know what they're making yet.

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16:39 Jul-03-2018

Jon has a point. Everyone knows what they're getting with the new Hitman game, BGE2 is still way too out there still.
Same thing I'd say for Death Stranding and DooM Eternal, but that did take the other side .

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17:17 Jul-03-2018

So is Cyberpunk 2077 :/

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17:23 Jul-03-2018

well CDR knows for sure what they want, while i have no idea what Death Stranding is gona be i hope not a delivery simulator as someone sayed on some of previous articles

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17:30 Jul-03-2018

I'd argue that we've actually seen what BGE2 plays like. People seem to have forgotten. We've also seen what Death Stranding plays like (Kojima has already said that gameplay has been shown with the HUD off). We haven't seen what Cyberpunk plays like. But I can bet you Cyberpunk will win this competition. :P
Not complaining. Just pointing out our bias/double standards :P But hey, we all have some bias so it's cool.
I know that all 3 of these games will be revolutionary. I think all of them are being developed by extremely passionate and sincere people, so I'll be enjoying them all. I can't wait for them to come out.

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17:54 Jul-03-2018

"I know that all 3 of these games will be revolutionary. I think all of them are being developed by extremely passionate and sincere people" -.- and where is doom..

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20:10 Jul-03-2018

Doom is going to be more of the awesomeness that we've already seen from the current Doom. The ones I've listed are either new IPs or in the case of BGE2, coming back after 15 years. Doom's already been around, so we kind of have a good idea. Plus we've had so many Doom games. The others not so much.

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10:05 Jul-03-2018

Hitman 2 [3 - 2] Beyond Good and Evil 2


Doom Eternal [2 - 3] Death Stranding

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10:08 Jul-03-2018

I am not doing the x joins y in the QF again. I just feel like it's useless post match commentary, but if anyone wants me to do that just let me know :D

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10:24 Jul-03-2018

I've put in the next one that's up in a few mins :)

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07:34 Jul-03-2018

Doom is eternal in my heart.

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23:07 Jul-02-2018

Hitman 2 and Doom, no question. Hitman was always one of my favorite series and Doom is bloody fantastic!

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21:52 Jul-02-2018

Hitman 2 and Death Stranding for me

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21:56 Jul-02-2018

Also Belgium vs Japan was one of the ( if not the ) best games in this WC that i saw , it was full with excitement

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22:08 Jul-02-2018

I missed the entire 2nd half in that one...I watched the first and it was nice, but I kinda wanted to see goals. I was not gonna wait for pens again and so I quit the game and started listening music at half time...

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09:21 Jul-03-2018

Damn you watched the wrong half lol. Felt bad for Japan in the end but it was so naive pushing everyone up in the 94th minute. Great goal though, Lukaku's dummy....

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09:38 Jul-03-2018

Tell me about it...just gonna watch England today. The whole game this time. Hope they win.


And yeah, I've seen the highlights and Vertonghen's header was way better than Lukaku's dummy

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17:33 Jul-02-2018

Hitman 2 and DOOM!

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15:16 Jul-02-2018

Hitman 2. I love IO and they really need the support right now. Death Stranding, because, duh.

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13:59 Jul-02-2018

I'm really curious about Beyond Good and Evil 2. That game seems really ambitious.


And Hitman will always be Hitman. So...Meh.

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15:18 Jul-02-2018

I am really hoping that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a good game, I am just worried that it's going to be turned in a mess of an open world overly focused grouped made to please everyone bland af game with no soul. Here's to staying on the bright side though, and thinking good thoughts.

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12:33 Jul-02-2018

Hitman 2 and Doom Eternal

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11:37 Jul-02-2018

seriously AC and Ghost of Tsushmia were already out.. I'm out of poll...

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17:17 Jul-02-2018

They were inferior compared to the other 2 so yeah its only normal.

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10:41 Jul-02-2018

BGE2 and Death Stranding

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10:37 Jul-02-2018

Today's gonna be interesting (both here and IRL (Brazil could get sent home)).


I went for Hitman 2 and Death Stranding. It was easy picking these 2

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10:54 Jul-02-2018

That would be absolute scenes if Brazil went out. Same votes as me! Death stranding was tough though, as I actually think Doom Eternal will be the better game. It's just more exciting because it's not a sequel and Kojima is going to be off the rails

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13:19 Jul-02-2018

I just don't like the style of game that Doom Eternal looks like and will probably be. Death Stranding seems to have a deeper meaning, a better story...or, at least, that is what I got from what I've seen at E3

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