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?