We saw some great game releases ever in the first half of 2018, including Far Cry 5 and God of War for the PS4 - but there's plenty still to come in 2018, and we can't wait.

Lots of great-looking PS4 and Xbox One games are coming, as well as some PC and Nintendo gems. In order of release date, these are the games we're most excited about for 2018 and beyond.

Dominic Preston and Lewis Painter also contributed to this article.

The Crew 2

Release date: 29 June 2018
Available to pre-order from: Amazon
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Ubisoft teased that driving game The Crew's sequel, The Crew 2 is in the works during its annual earnings call in 2017. You'll get to control cars, boats, planes and more across the expansive sequel.

You can find out more about The Crew 2 here, and take a look at our The Crew 2 Preview for gameplay information. 

LEGO The Incredibles

Release date: 13 July 2018
Available to pre-order from: Amazon
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Following a mid-March 2018 retailer leak, Warner Bros officially announced LEGO The Incredibles, set to come to PC and consoles this summer. The upcoming game is said to combine environments and characters from the 2004 classic The Incredibles along with characters from the hotly anticipated The Incredibles 2.

Players will be able to explore story levels based on both movies and a hub world that includes Municiberg and Nomanisan Island, using endless combinations of the Parr family’s abilities to conquer crime and bring villains to justice.

Head to our LEGO The Incredibles news hub to find out more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Release date: 12 October 2018
Available to pre-order from: GAME
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set for release later this year, though with the omission of a single-player campaign. While some fans may be gutted, Treyarch has replaced it with a Battle Royale mode. With Fortnite going from strength to strength, are you really surprised?

There are a bunch of other changes too, and you can find out all the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 news here

Battlefield V

Release date: 19 October 2018
Available to pre-order from:
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC

Following the success of Battlefield 1 in 2017, Battlefield V (4 + 1 = 5) is set to transport players to the second world war. It'll feature an Anthology-style single-player campaign alongside the huge multiplayer battles that the Battlefield series is famed for. 

It's due out a couple of days after Call of Duty, and you can find out the latest Battlefield V news here

Red Dead Redemption 2

Release date: 26 October 2018
Available to pre-order now from: Game
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Arguably one of the most highly anticipated games is Red Dead Redemption 2, and it's officially coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year. 

There's very little information to share about Red Dead 2 so far, but everything we do know can be found in our Red Dead Redemption 2 rumour round-up.

Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu & Eevee

Release date: 16 November 2018
Available to pre-order from: GAME 
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

If you played Pokemon Yellow, Red or Blue, you're going to love Let's Go! Pikachu. It's the first full Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch, and introduces a plethora of changes to the much-beloved franchise. You can even get a physical Pokeball to catch the pocket monsters in game!

It's due out later this year, and you can find out more in our Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee rumour roundup. 

Gwent

Release date: Early 2018 (Join the beta)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's surprisingly deep tactical card game, Gwent, was so well received that it is now coming out as a standalone game later this year. It's set to be free-to-play, and the public beta is available as of 24 May 2017.

Find out more about Gwent here.

Crackdown 3

Release date: 2018
Available to pre-order from Amazon
Platforms: Xbox One

Unveiled at Gamescom 2015, Crackdown 3 is set to be one of the most exciting games on the horizon, showcasing some truly amazing technical advancements that make it stand out from the crowd. Intrigued? You should be.

Unfortunately, it was revealed that Crackdown 3 has been delayed until 2018, so we'll have to wait a while longer before we can play it for ourselves.

Find out more in our Crackdown 3 round-up here.

Star Citizen

Release date: 2018
Platforms: PC

Star Citizen managed to raise almost $100m from Kickstarter and through other crowdfunding means, which just goes to show how highly anticipated it is. It brings together solo, cooperative, FPS, third-person, open-world gameplay, space exploration and hand-to-hand combat into one shiny package that we can't wait to open.

The release date is questionable - we were told 2016 but that clearly didn't happen, and with no solid release date yet revealed it could well mean we've still got a while to wait.

Find out more about the game and its release date rumours in our Star Citizen rumour round-up.

Death Stranding

Release date: 2018

You might notice something familiar about the star of this new game from Hideo Kojima. That's right, The Walking Dead's own Norman Reedus has been recreated in digital form for Death Stranding, which so far has left us scratching our heads.

It was announced with a cryptic trailer that really doesn't tell us much, but the creators have said that it will be an action game "if you really want to put a genre on it."

Find out more in our round-up of all the Death Stranding rumours.

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Kingdom Hearts 3

Release date: 2018
Platforms: PS4

It's been more than 11 years since Kingdom Hearts II arrived on PS2 in 2005. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next instalment, and there was a time when we were unsure whether there would be one at all.

The good news is, there definitely is going to be a Kingdom Hearts 3. The bad news is we still don't know when it's coming out beyond a year-long release window.

We do, however, know that Tangled and Big Hero 6 characters will star in Kingdom Hearts 3, and we can't wait. Find out more in our Kingdom Hearts 3 rumour round-up.

Spider-Man PS4

Release date: 2018
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon
Platforms: PS4

The next Spider-Man game won't be tied directly to Marvel's new Spider-Man: Homecoming film, but it looks pretty great regardless. Or at least the cinematic trailer did, because that's all we've seen of it so far.

Still, the PS4 exclusive is being made by Insomniac Games, the creators of Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance games, so there's good reason to be optimistic.

Watch the Spider-Man PS4 trailer for yourself.

Darksiders 3

Release date: 2018
Available to pre-order now from: Steam
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The game's publisher went bankrupt, and its developer shut down, but you just can't keep Darksiders 3 down. After THQ Nordic picked up the rights, it recruited a few of the original devs (now re-formed as Gunfire Games) to make the threequel.

This time around you're Fury, working through a ruined Earth to kill the Seven Deadly Sins. It's all as over the top as you'd expect from Darksiders, and promises to be plenty of fun.

Find out more in our Darksiders 3 news round-up.

Metro: Exodus

Release date: 2018
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

This sequel to Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light continues the post-apocalyptic shooter series, but is opening up into bigger, more open levels than ever before, encouraging a sandbox approach to getting through them.

Expect combat, stealth, and giant irradiated wildlife to contend with along the way - so pretty much your average day out, really.

Find out more about Metro: Exodus.

Artifact

Release date: 2018
Platforms: TBC

Valve's first new game in years isn't the Half-Life sequel fans have been desperate for. Instead, it's a card game spin-off from hit MOBA Dota 2, clearly intended to rival the likes of Hearthstone and Gwent.

Beyond that, we don't know much about the game, but we're hoping Valve gives us a bit more to go on soon.

Find out what we do know about Artifact.

Yoshi

Release date: 2018
Platforms: Switch

Not only is Kirby coming to the Switch, the much loved Yoshi is, too. This game was also announced during Nintendo's Spotlight at E3 2017 with a look at the gameplay.

We enjoyed playing Yoshi's Woolly World and this looks similar except that the wool has been replaced with cardboard - slightly less cute, but it still looks good.

Playing as Yoshi, players can solve levels how they like trailing eggs behind the lovable character and interacting with papier-mache items like a dragon train.

Flipping Death

Release date: 2018
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Flipping Death is an upcoming game set in the small town of Flatwood Peaks, although there is a problem: Death has gone on holiday. Hey, after ushering the dead into the afterlife for thousands of years has got to be tiring, right?

Flipping Death is a 2D problem-solving side-scroller built with Unity that employs a combination of charming graphics and (frankly hilarious) characters to keep you engaged.

The main draw of the game is that you as Penny, the newly employed Grim Reaper, can explore Flatwood Peaks or “The Otherside”, a deathly mirror image of the world with some subtle differences, including monsters, ghosts and more. But as death, Penny can only explore Flatwood Peaks by possessing people that are still alive.

The puzzles revolve around character-specific abilities, with each featuring unique characteristics and personalities that’ll make you chuckle if nothing else. For example, we licked an old lady which made her follow us around infatuated. Obviously.

The Avengers Project

Release date: 2018
Platforms: TBC

This is another one that we know next to nothing about, but that hasn't stopped us from getting childishly excited about it. Square Enix and Marvel have announced a partnership that will see the publisher work on multiple games with the superhero license, including at least one starring the Avengers. Beyond that, we don't know much, and realistically we won't for a while. We do know that it's being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, the teams responsible for the recent Tomb Raider and Deus Ex games respectively, which is a pretty good sign. 

Watch the teaser trailer and find out more in our Avengers Project rumour round-up.

The Last of Us Part II

Release date: 2018
Platforms: PS4

This one's a bit of a fudge, because right now we have no idea when The Last of Us Part II will be coming out, as we've only been given a broad 2018 release window.

But we're so excited about the prospect of revisiting Joel and Ellie that the game is making it onto this list regardless. The first game was big-budget gaming at its absolute best, pairing tense horror and action with believable, sincere character drama. 

Check out the first trailer for The Last of Us 2 right here.

Anthem

Release date: Early 2019
Available to pre-order from: Amazon
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Destiny is great and all, but wouldn't it be great if we just had even more of it? How about another Destiny, made by Mass Effect devs BioWare, and featuring sci-fi exosuits?

That's Anthem, the latest attempt at a Destiny-alike, which has a similar post-apocalyptic sci-fi setting and MMO shooter combat, though adopts a third-person perspective to mix things up.

Instead of a Guardian you're a Freelancer, instead of harnessing the Light you wear a high-tech exosuit, instead of exploring beyond the limits of a walled city you... explore beyond the limits of a walled city. Huh. Either way, we can't wait.

Find out the latest Anthem news and rumours.

Days Gone

Release date: 2019
Platforms: PS4

Days Gone was one of the new titles announced by Sony during E3 2016. The open-world survival adventure game looks utterly terrifying, with zombie-like creatures out to eat your brains. Worse yet, they're speedy and there are thousands of them.

We don't know quite when Days Gone is coming out yet, but it'll be some time in 2019.

Find out more: Days Gone release date rumours & gameplay features

Skull and Bones

Release date: 2019/2020
Available to pre-order from: Amazon
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

If you played Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and wished you could just spend all your time having piratical naval battles, you might want to take a look at Skull and Bones.

Ubisoft has essentially taken the ship-to-ship combat of that title and expanded it into a full game in its own right, with customisable ships, a single-player campaign, and online multiplayer.

Find out more about Skull and Bones.

Ghosts of Tsushima

Release date: TBC
Platforms: PS4 (PC and Xbox One unconfirmed)

Set in Tsushima, Japan in 1274, you take on the role of a legendary Samurai warrior defending the island against the fearsome Mongol Empire. The Empire is wreaking havoc and terrorising the local population, and as one of the last surviving Samurai warriors, you fight back and build the legend of the Ghost of Tsushima using old samurai traditions and unconventional skills.

It’ll be set in an interactive open world, allowing you to explore the war-torn island of Tsushima however you want. You’ll have access not only to the legendary Katana sword favoured by the Samurai, but also a six-foot-tall long bow and other stealthy weapons to help you take down enemies in your path.

Find out more in our Ghosts of Tshushima hub

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Release date: TBC
Platforms: PS4, TBC

Final Fantasy 7 is one of those undisputed all-time classic games - especially for RPG fans - so it's not really surprising that Square Enix is working on a remake.

This won't be a simple remaster though - the game is being rebuilt from the ground up, with new features like voiceovers, and we're expecting to see gameplay and combat systems adjusted too. It will also be episodic, though we don't know exactly how the company will be splitting the game up.

Find out everything we know about the Final Fantasy 7 remake here.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Release date: TBC
Platforms: TBC

It may look like we don't know much about Beyond Good and Evil 2, and to be honest, we don't. But there's a glossy cinematic trailer, and a select few people have gone hands-on with a tech demo, so we do know there's a game on the way.

This long-delayed sequel to the 2003 cult classic promises to be even more ambitious, with an expansive open world, multiple planets to explore, and a sprawling online player base. We can't wait.

Find out more about Beyond Good and Evil 2.

Metroid Prime 4

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Switch

Announced at E3 2017, we know next to nothing about Metroid Prime 4, except that it's coming to the Switch, and probably in 2019 or even later - though we do at least have a logo to look at.

It'll presumably pick up on the story of the original Metroid Prime trilogy, released on the Gamecube and Wii, and boasts one of the same producers - though isn't being made by original devs Retro Studios.

Check out our Metroid Prime 4 news round-up for the latest updates as we get them.