Up For Debate - What Games are you Planning to Buy for the Rest of 2018?

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 4:00 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

We live in a world where there are more games releasing than ever before. And the games that do come out are also capturing our interest for longer, developers giving updates like candy as they all seek to compete for our limited time. Just look at Steam these days and you’ll see around 40 games launching each and every day. The vast majority look terrible but there’s always one or two decent looking games every day you look.

We’ve only got so much and so much money then, which is why it’s important we carefully choose which games are going to be worthy of our hard-earned money.

I know some folks like to keep spreadsheets, others have the grey matter to keep it all in their heads, while some have no gaming plans whatsoever, picking up their purchases on an absolute whim. Usually, just about everyone has one or two big games they’re almost guaranteed to buy.

So as we head into what is promising to be an absolute hectic final five months of 2018, we thought it would be the perfect time to take stock and share what games we’re all planning to buy. Who knows, if you’re feeling particularly brave you could even add the total cost up. Just make sure you fight back those tears when you see the final figure, for everyone’s sake.

I’ll kick things off with my list. I’ve had to trim it down slightly because there are plenty of games, like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, that I will certainly buy eventually, but I just don’t think they’re worth full price at launch.

Yakuza Kiwami 2, Spider-Man, Dragon Quest XI, Life is Strange 2, FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and, maybe, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. That’s just the AAA as well, and I’m sure there’s going to be an impressive smattering of indie titles that I’m going to be powerless to resist as well. Just this list alone is already a frightening £550 worth of games. Thinking about it I may have to actually rein it in a bit.

Anyway, enough of my plans, what about yours? What games are you planning on buying between now and the year’s end? Are there any must-haves this holiday or aren't you making any decisions until you see the reviews?

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
-2
Offline
03:24 Aug-02-2018

Spider-Man & Yakuza Kiwami 2 on PS4
Yakuza 0, and Shadow of Tomb Raider (still confuse PC or PS4)
considering Forza Horizon 4 too (PC)


Sorry Odyssey, not this time. I will wait for Ghost of Tsushima. not feeling assassin like previous title

0
Rep
132
Offline
19:22 Aug-01-2018

Spiderman on PS4, Shadow of The Tomb raider and F1 2018 on PC.

0
Rep
3
Offline
15:22 Aug-01-2018

Q "like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, that I will certainly buy eventually, but I just don’t think they’re worth full price at launch"
EXACTLY the point.

1
Rep
386
Offline
admin approved badge
18:30 Aug-01-2018

Why wouldn't it be worth it? O_O
Name me something more worth it than a good singleplayer game with a good to great story and characters, great level design and great gameplay and mechanics.

0
Rep
10
Offline
14:48 Aug-01-2018

spider man made by insomniac... i have hope

0
Rep
-4
Offline
11:11 Aug-01-2018

Definitely Battlefield V and Tomb Raider. Was not sure about BFV, but the alpha showed that the gunplay is so good I will play it, BF1 gunplay is so awful.

3
Rep
386
Offline
admin approved badge
13:57 Aug-01-2018

Yup BF1's gunplay was terrible due to the next to none recoil(skill controlled by the player) and tons of bullet spread(randomness impossible to be controlled by the player, no skill). BFV they confirmed they are going back to pre-2015 BF4 and BF3 model of the meh amount of recoil with minimal bullet spread, much preferred.

4
Rep
133
Offline
junior admin badge
08:49 Aug-02-2018

BF1 Got So boring so fast the guns right as u said felt too easy to tame

0
Rep
116
Offline
10:10 Aug-01-2018

Hitman 2 is almost certain. H2016 was fantastic and I don't expect anything less from this one.
I maybe go for the new Tomb Raider too, depends on how I feel, but I'll certainly play it sometime down the line. New Theme Hospital is on my list, Phantom Doctrine and Banner Saga 3 which I wasn't aware was released 3 days ago so I'm already behind.
That's the most that comes to mind.

0
Rep
116
Offline
10:11 Aug-01-2018

Any recommendations are welcome though, especially turn based Xcom like games releasing in near future which I may not be aware of. Management or strategy games are also my favorites so anything there is also highly appreciated.

0
Rep
27
Offline
10:02 Aug-01-2018

Battlefield V

2
Rep
10
Offline
admin approved badge
09:47 Aug-01-2018

Yakuza 0, Pillars of Eternity 2 and perhaps Star Control: Origins

1
Rep
385
Offline
admin badge
09:10 Aug-01-2018

AC Odyssey is the only AAA game I'll consider buying, I'm not too fussed on any of the others.
I'll probably pick up a few indie games though, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night if it's released this year will be a day one purchase.

2
Rep
18
Offline
08:45 Aug-01-2018

Tomb Raider and Battlefield V if it has good co-op otherwise I simply wait till steam sale and watch ps4 pro gameplay of spider man,

0
Rep
8
Offline
08:28 Aug-01-2018

Spiderman, Fifa 19, Red Dead Redemption 2

1
Rep
58
Offline
07:37 Aug-01-2018

No western triple A game as a service crap that's for sure! I will not buy anything that has monetization within it after the initial $60+ payment.

0
Rep
15
Offline
07:19 Aug-01-2018

It depends on how many games I can clear of my backlog first. I will definitely be buying Monster Hunter World to play with friends though.


If manage to shrink my backlog it will probably be AC Odyssey and Spiderman.


I don't have any sheet for ig. I just buy the games I want when I have time to play them.


The days of hoarding games are over.

0
Rep
13
Offline
07:09 Aug-01-2018

AC:Odyssey Medusa Edition and Darksider III Collectors one."Shadow of..." still considering,maybe next year.Not getting RDR 2 for the a matter of principle for me - no PC,no buy.

0
Rep
8
Offline
07:06 Aug-01-2018

Doom eternal,Battlefield V,Darksiders 3

1
Rep
6
Offline
06:55 Aug-01-2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider and red dead redemption ii, but only on sales. I want to get the Croft edition but it’s over priced

0
Rep
133
Offline
junior admin badge
06:52 Aug-01-2018

Code Vain anime souls like game


Overwatch to use my hybrid setup controller and mouse


yakuza maybe

0
Rep
27
Offline
06:30 Aug-01-2018

None, I would have gotten SOTTR but it has Denuvo so no thanks.

0
Rep
0
Offline
06:23 Aug-01-2018

very ready for Lara Croft ... Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and as we know, nvidia will do a big job with it, yes, this will be my best buy in 2018 with full package. Hope it will be super graphics, just as good as Rise Of the Tomb Raider.

0
Rep
-1
Offline
05:34 Aug-01-2018

Spyro, RDR and maybe tomb raider. Not sure about last one. i like tomb raider but I don't like that there are no hard puzzles anymore.

0

Can They Run... |

Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3070 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
APU A8-7410 Quad-Core Radeon R5 7410 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Ryzen 5 3400G 4-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX Vega 11 6GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium,
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 30FPS, Low,
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-10400 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1650 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i9-10900X 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gigabyte Gaming OC 3X 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX 540X 2GB Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-4670 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA Gaming 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [5 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB 8GB
| High,
Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]