32 Most Anticipated Games in 2018

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 4:30 PM
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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!

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12:51 Jul-19-2018

Congrats to the winner!

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08:25 Jul-19-2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at 11? Shouldn't the title be Assassin’s Creed Origins Re-skinned? The Division 2 at 7? Literally a re-skin of the first game with a different setting. Tomb Raider at 5 even with the massive graphical downgrade.

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23:56 Jul-18-2018

damn... i used to have time but no cash... now i work, i have cash but i don't have time to enjoy games.
I am looking forward to Odyssey but still haven't tried Origins, looking forward to Forza 4 but havent tried F3, looking forward to JC4 but havent played JC 3... DAMN. When life hits you... =/

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23:10 Jul-18-2018

hitman 2 being so high on the list is beyond me

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22:12 Jul-18-2018

JustJustCan20
Join date: 17 days ago.
Unverified uncomplete rig, 1 Like, 1 Post, 0 Following, 0 Followers.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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22:44 Jul-18-2018

:(

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23:14 Jul-18-2018

He saw the giveaway and he joined to get it. I don't really see a problem with that.

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23:31 Jul-18-2018

You'd think he'd at least complete his rig then.
But he only filled in a very recent processor, GPU and 16GB RAM.
Looks to me like a sock puppet account.

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00:29 Jul-19-2018

Good point, something seems off...

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06:51 Jul-19-2018

I think he is an internal guy from game-debate team.

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09:10 Jul-19-2018

It's a random pull from the database so it could've been a regular, it could've been someone who just turned up for the competition, they just got lucky!

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13:57 Jul-19-2018

I know, just sad to see it go to a potential sock puppet.
Maybe for future give aways we could have a requirement that only users with validated rigs are eligible to win?
They always run for a month or so anyway, more than enough time to submit a benchmark.

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16:37 Jul-19-2018

If you're volunteering to check through all of them for discrepancies then sure, go for it xD

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03:22 Jul-20-2018

Or use the same format but when the winner is pulled, check their profile for validation. No need to check everyone that participates.

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09:31 Jul-20-2018

The aim is to be as fair as possible and random seems to be the best way to do that. It doesn't seem that fair to pull a name and then judge their profile, every entry was equal and they took the time to do it.

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08:42 Jul-23-2018

Atleast Game debate is honest of the winners.

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19:16 Jul-18-2018

Never lucky, huh. Congrats JustJustCan20! :)

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18:47 Jul-18-2018

Count like 32 shouldn't be said most anticipated games. I think they are in your watch list...

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20:34 Jul-18-2018

Then I'm more surprised to see Jon anticipating Fallout 76

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18:29 Jul-18-2018

Never lucky BabyRage

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17:55 Jul-18-2018

Oi mate, you forgot to include Metro: Exodus

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16:41 Jul-18-2018

Games that got released already vs games that were just announced= games of 2018??????????


Never pre release hype waste of your valuable time

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17:06 Jul-18-2018

I believe the article says "Most Anticipated Games of 2018", and not "Best Games of 2018".
I don't think it's that hard to read the title at least.
It's an article on the Giveaway World Cup thing that's been running on the site for the last 2 weeks.

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17:27 Jul-18-2018

isnt it the same thing the best and the most anticipated game?
i mean if for soemone Red Dead Redemption 2 is most anticipated that mean that its best game for them?

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17:30 Jul-18-2018

No, not really. For most anticipated you hope it's the best, not think it is the best. Anyway, as Emperor said, these are all games that aren't out yet.

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17:37 Jul-18-2018

Doesn´t sound like the same thing to me.

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17:52 Jul-18-2018

It's the game they want to play the most, therefore the most anticipated. It doesn't have anything to do with best game of the year, unless it ends up being the best game of the year.

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23:11 Jul-18-2018

i mean for me Doom Eternal is the most anticipated game so can i not say that it is the best gamefrom the list for me?
and when i say best game i didnt mean like for best game of the year award but for my personal taste it is best from list

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23:19 Jul-18-2018

You can, I don't see why you couldn't. If that's what you meant then your first comment didn't make that clear at all though.
I wouldn't call any of them best myself, because I've never played them so I can't judge.
I am also looking forward to DooM Eternal as well, as the first one was fantastic.

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