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24 upcoming games you should be very, very excited about

There are a host of brilliant games coming out in the next few months - from sci-fi shooters to super-hero brawlers

This year has already been incredible for gaming – but it’s going to get even better.

There are a host of brilliant games coming out in the next few months – many of which will be revealed properly at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles in June.

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We pick out the very best titles heading your way – kicking off with some awesome super hero action.

Injustice 2

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One
Release date:
May 16, 2017


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s another superhero game. And, boy, does it look spectacular.

Injustice 2 is the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us – a beat-em-up from the makes of the rebooted Mortal Kombat games.

You can play as either the Dark Knight or the Man of Steel – not to mention nearly every other character in the DC Comics universe.

Fan favourites such as The Flash, Bane and Catwoman will return, along with a host of new faces including Deadshot, Poison Ivy and Robin.

All have been re-created perfectly and come with signature gadgets and abilities.

Injustice 2 is powered by Unreal, the same engine behind Mortal Kombat X.

As a result, expect stunning visuals – especially at 4K – and a silky smooth framerates during the heated battles.

Get Even

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date:
 May 25, 2017

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Get Even may look like another first-person shooter, but it’s actually far from one.

In fact, it’s a psychological thriller that’s all about misdirection and puzzle solving with a splash of violence thrown in for good measure.

While shooting isn’t the major focus in Get Even, the Corner Gun is an absolute delight.

It incorporates a thermal reader with whatever firearm you’re carrying – allowing you take down enemies from a 90-degree angle.

Just awesome.

Friday the 13th: The Game 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: May 26, 2017

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Friday the 13th is still one of the creepiest movies of all time (we won’t talk about the others that followed).

It sees you play as either hockey-masked psycho Jason Voorhees or the Camp Crystal Lake counsellors (up to seven cooperating to survive).

The aim of the game? Kill or survive.

Tekken 7

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date:
June 2, 2017

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Tekken 7 has been in Japanese arcades since early 2015 – so let’s hope the wait is worth it.

There are two major additions.

Firstly, Rage Art lets you execute critical attacks that deal 30% damage depending on the character once your foe’s health bar is critical.

The second, Power Crush, lets you continue attacks even while being hit by the enemy – which will result in some incredible combos.

Expect plenty of fan favourites to return in this heavy-hitting brawler.

MotoGP 2017

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: June 15, 2017

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The new MotoGP game blends photo realistic visuals with a passion for authenticity.

Expect all the 2017 riders, teams and tracks;  not to mention the new rules and the Red Bull Rookies Cup championship.
Excitingly, it’ll be the first game in the series to reach 60 FPS.

We can’t wait to take it for a spin.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Platform(s): PS4
Release date: June 30, 2017

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PS1 fans have been waiting an age for this to happen, but finally Crash is getting the reboot he deserves.

The N. Sane Trilogy compiles the PlayStation mascot’s first three outings and gives them a brand-new 4K makeover.

Don’t worry, it’ll still very much feel like a Crash game – just with improved visuals and save systems.

Agents of Mayhem 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: August 18, 2017

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This over-the-top battler comes from the team behind the wacky Saints Row series.

Set in a futuristic version of Seoul, South Korea, you play as three agents sent to rid the city of baddies.

There are 12 characters to choose from, each one having their own abilities and personalities.

Expect guns. Lots of of guns.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: August 2017

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the greatest open-world battlers in the last decade – so a sequel was always bound to happen.

Thankfully, Shadow of War is shaping up rather nicely – offering more of the bloody, brutal combat fans have been yearning for.

Just like in the last game, you can build your own army – but thanks to the Nemesis system, which sees rival orcs level-up, you won’t be short of foes.

Destiny 2

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: September 8, 2017

There’s really not much to go on here, but we’ve got a feeling this will be one of the year’s biggest games.

Expect Bungie to address criticism aimed at the original game’s lack of a compelling narrative – leading to a much more fleshed-out story second time round.

You can check out the LIVE reveal today (18/05/2017) on Destinythegame.com or Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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PES 2018

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Release date: September 14, 2017

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PES 2018 will have more new features than any other PES title in the last decade.

The control system will be revised to add more fluidity to the game, while a new user interface makes navigating menus and modes easier.

Matches will be played at a more realistic pace, while a new strategic dribbling system offers greater close control, including contextual shielding to protect the ball.

FIFA 18 will have its work cut out.

FIFA 18

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Release date: September, 2017

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Need we say more?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: Fall 2017

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Many felt let down by 2015’s Battlefront because it was so heavily geared towards multiplayer gameplay.

The Star Wars universe lends itself to deep, richly-detailed narratives but this was essentially ignored.

Thankfully, EA won’t be making that mistake this time, with a new trailer confirming that a single-player story-driven experience will play a big part in Battlefront 2.

We don’t know what the story will be, but we bet it’ll take a grittier, more adult turn – similar to Rogue One.

Call of Duty: WW2

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: November 3, 2017

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The new COD is going back to its roots after a less-than-thrilling venture to space.

Little is known about the new game apart from the fact it’s made by Sledgehammer Games – the same team behind Advanced Warfare.

Expect stunning visuals and a likely return to form for the popular shooter.

Super Mario Odyssey 

Platform(s): Switch
Release date: Holiday 2017

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Super Mario Odyssey will be Mario’s debut on the Switch – but for those after rainbow-roads and Bowser’s castle, you’ll be disappointed.

It’s set in a sprawling metropolis called New Donk City.

The plumber has picked up a few more moves since his last outing – such as rolling down hills and throwing his cap to create a spring board.

Right…

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 17, 2017

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South Park: The Stick of Truth was a surprisingly well-made game – blending well-thought out strategy with the cartoon’s trademark humour.

This time around, the game’s taking aim at the superhero genre – and sees the South Park children dress up as their favourite heroes to battle rival kids.

Having played this at a preview event last year, it’s shaping up to be a must-have for fans and newbies alik

God of War

Platform(s): PS4
Release date:
TBC 2017

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The God of War games are among the most brutal and brilliant adventures ever created.

But after 2013’s God of War: Ascension failed to blow critics away, Sony decided to go back to the drawing board for Kratos’ latest adventure.

There’s now a third-person, over-the-shoulder free camera, rather than third-person, fixed cinematic viewpoint.

Gone are Kratos’ signature double-chained blades, replaced with a magical battle axe, which can be infused with elemental abilities and lobbed at enemies.

Oh, and there are no loading screens or levels.

It’s one continuous adventure that sees Kratos act as a mentor and protector to his son.

Days Gone 

Platform(s): PS4
Release date:
TBC 2017

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There may be a host of zombie games around right now, but this PS4 exclusive should be a dead cert for your collection.

You play Deacon who has the unenviable task of trying to survive in a world overrun by ‘Freakers’ – infected humans who have gone feral.

The incredible thing about this gem is just how many zombies appear on the screen at once.

And they’re all after one thing. Your blood.

Crackdown 3

Platform(s): Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC 2017

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Crackdown 3 arguably has the most destructive open-world ever created – thanks to the Xbox tapping into cloud computing.

Although very little has been seen of the game in action, you once again play a cop with super human powers.

We bet we’ll see much more of this at E3.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC 2017

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What can we say apart from we know that’s out later in the year.

Please don’t delay it, Rockstar!

The Last of Us: Part 2

Platform(s): PS4
Release date: TBC 2017

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The Last of Us is one of the greatest games of the past decade so this sequel has a lot to live up to.

Thankfully Naughty Dog – the team behind the brilliant Uncharted games – is more than up to the task.

Little is known about Joel and Ellie’s latest adventure but expect brutal violence and a hard-hitting emotional storyline.

Death Stranding 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox, PC
Release date: TBC 2017 / 2018

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is keeping his cards very close to his chest with regard to Death Stranding.

All we know right now is that is stars the Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen.

Oh, and that it looks completely weird.

Cuphead

Platform(s): Xbox, PC
Release date: TBC 2017 / 2018

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Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles.

Inspired by cartoons of the 1930’s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. It’s even got a cooperative mode, too.

Sadly it just keeps getting delayed.

Metal Gear Survive 

Platform(s): Xbox, PS4, PC
Release date: TBC 2017 / 2018

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By far the strangest entry to the Metal Gear series yet.

Plot sees a team of soldiers get sucked through a wormhole and straight into an alien-infested planet.

It’s much more action-oriented than other games in the series – so is already dividing fans.

Spider man

Platform: PS4
Release date: TBC 2017 / 2018

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Marvel and Insomniac Games have teamed up to create a brand-new and authentic Spider-Man story.

This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met before, or seen in a movie.

This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City.

At the same time he’s struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of nine million New Yorkers rests upon his shoulders.

Sounds decent.