The GD World Cup 2018 is over. France has been going crazy, but the real winner was Red Dead Redemption 2 the most anticipated game of 2018, emerging victorious and taking the number one spot in our anticipated games competition. We now have the full list of the 32 most anticipated games in 2018, as voted for by you, in order from most anticipated.

32 Most Anticipated Videogames in the World 2018

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. The Elder Scrolls VI
  3. Starfield
  4. Hitman 2
  5. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  6. Death Stranding
  7. The Division 2
  8. Dying Light 2
  9. Cyberpunk 2077
  10. Fallout 76
  11. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  12. Doom Eternal
  13. Ghost of Tsushima
  14. Beyond Good & Evil 2
  15. The Last of Us: Part II
  16. Darksiders 3
  17. Devil May Cry 5
  18. Rage 2
  19. Skull & Bones
  20. Forza Horizon 4
  21. Spider-Man
  22. Gears 5
  23. Nioh 2
  24. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  25. Battlefield V
  26. Resident Evil 2
  27. Just Cause 4
  28. Crackdown 3
  29. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  30. Kingdom Hearts 3
  31. Total War: Three Kingdoms
  32. Pokemon Let’s Go

Unsurprisingly, open-world games ruled the roost at the GD World Cup 2018. The vast majority of the 32 most anticipated videogames in the world in 2018 were open-world action games. There’s something about those first timid steps into a big wide world that just can’t be beaten, and it’s certainly enough to get the hype juices flowing. Of the games that reached the last 16 anticipated game knockout stage, ten of them are already confirmed to be open-world. By the time we got to the semi-finals, 75% of the games were open-world.

Likewise, single-player, story-driven experiences are what we tend to look forward to when looking at what games lie ahead of us. PvP-focused games were non-existent once we got outside of the anticipated games group stage and into the Round of 16. This had the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Battlefield V failing to get out of the group stages. No, when gamers on GD are looking for their next big game to come out we are firmly interested in single-player questing, with a sprinkle of co-op for good measure, which put Fallout 76 at number 9 in our anticipated games list and The Division 2 in the list at number 7.

The odd one out in all of this is, of course, Cyberpunk 2077. Knocked out in the Round of 16, by a relative unknown, CD Projekt RED's sci-fi RPG smashed it in the groups stage, scoring more goals than any other game in that round of the anticipated games, and only just fell short of Red Dead Redemption 2's total. This put Cyberpunk 2077 in position 8 of our anticipated list above.

Overall, there's the suspicion that the less we know about a game, the more we anticipate it. The Elder Scrolls VI made it to the final and practically all we've seen is the title. Red Dead Redemption 2 is actually a similar story, while we know even less about Starfield which managed to get into the number 3 spot of our 2018 games that we are looking forward to, and that put it one place ahead of Hitman 2, which finished fourth.

Whatever way we look at it. Its a great list of games to look forward to.

Gaming World Cup 2018 Tables, Fixtures and Results

GD World Cup 2018 Prize Winner Announcement

But, that is not all. For we've also been running a giveaway this past month. One randomly selected voter can choose one of three prizes: a PS4 Pro, $300 Steam credit, or a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

Felix has pulled the lever on the lottery machine and a winner has been chosen!

Congratulations to JustJustCan20! You've won the big prize and can choose between a GTX 1060 6GB, $300 Steam credit or a PlayStation 4 Pro!

The winning vote for JustJustCan20 was during the Round of 16. They voted for Ghost of Tsushima when it was up against Dying Light 2. Sadly, Tsushima lost that round but the vote was not in vain. Felix will be contacting the winner by email!