We may only be a few weeks into 2018, but this year is already shaping up to be a scorching hot time for video games. Some of the biggest and most highly anticipated video game releases of the year are scheduled to launch in February 2018, giving you fun-filled experiences that will keep you entertained throughout the next few months and beyond.
Warhorse Studios’ upcoming game, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, is possibly one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. The developer began a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the game in January 2014 and fans were so impressed by the studio’s pitch that it went on to raise over $1 million, which was over three times the initial goal.
While its crowdfunding success means that many are excited for the game, it also means that Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a lot of expectations to live up to.
When it arrives in mid-February, Kingdom Come: Deliverance will offer players a rich, medieval action RPG experience. Set in Bohemia (a 15th century version of the Czech Republic) players assume the role of Henry, a blacksmith’s son who has survived a raid on his village ordered by King Sigismund during the civil war. The raid and the resulting massacre left Henry’s family dead and it inspires him to join the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla in order to be part of the resistance that wants to restore the rightful king to the throne.
In this quest for vengeance, Kingdom Come: Deliverance players will get to witness the game’s frightening realism. Warhorse Studios has promised that its open-world, first-person game will include a “detailed reconstruction” of 15th century landscapes, “epic historical battles,” and “castle sieges” like those that really happened. The developer also reveals that the game is based on a real-life story.
Over the course of the game, players will also take on a variety of quests, including crime investigations that lead to unexpected twists and decisions that have a real impact on the game.
Naturally, you will also be able to collect weapons, craft resources, and get into bloody battles. The combat is one particular selling point of the game, as it is based on medieval sword fighting, complete with different styles, weapons, and a difficulty curve that punishes impatience and mistakes.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the perfect game for anyone who has enjoyed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so if you like those, be sure to get this one, too.
Metal Gear Survive is the first Metal Gear game to be developed without the guidance of video game development veteran and series creator, Hideo Kojima. Kojima departed (Metal Gear Survive developer and publisher) Konami in 2015 and fans have been on the edge of their seats, waiting to see what Konami has come up with in his absence.
On February 20, fans of the franchise will get to play the full version of Metal Gear Survive for themselves. The forthcoming game promises action adventure and survival gameplay as players will take on an alternative reality after a wormhole sucks up all of the inhabitants of the Mother Base.
This alternate dimension is a world full of zombie-like creatures that have crystal-shaped heads ready to prey on survivors (like the player character) who are ill-equipped for taking on this harsh world. It will be up to players to explore the hostile setting in order to collect resources. Players can then turn their gathered materials into weapons and you’ll also be able to build your own base camp.
Metal Gear Survive also promises co-op gameplay. Up to four players can team up to take down these crystal-like enemies. In co-op, players must infiltrate various locations, take down the enemies and defend the area from incoming waves of additional zombies by fortifying the base and crafting more weapons. It will be a tricky and tense test of your friendship and your ability to work together.
Beta testing for the game was held earlier in the year and fans seemed to enjoy what Metal Gear Survive had to offer. Many of those who played the beta called it a captivating combination of survival gameplay and the stealth elements of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, making it an entertaining game that players can spend hours in