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The year 2017 ended with a bang with the release of a myriad of much-anticipated video games that impressed even the most discerning gamers. 2018 promises to be just as exciting with a host of new releases on tap. Although it can be difficult to narrow down the top contenders for best video games of the year, here are a few of the most anticipated games to hit shelves soon:

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – December 7

Brought to you by Nintendo, the Switch game promises to deliver a new experience to its fans with a compilation of the best characters in the storied history of the franchise. The game will also be compatible with GameCube and enable more fun than ever with the extra 8-player mode.

 

Marvel’s Spider-man – September 7

Everyone’s favorite superhero is back with an all-new Sony game designed for the PlayStation 4 platform. Although superhero genre games rarely live up to expectations, the initial reviews of this game have gamers ready to take over the controls.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 – October 26

Compatible with both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the latest installment in the Red Dead series is brought to gamers by the venerable Rockstar brand. With a unique open-world Western theme, the game aims to create a prequel with the same impressive graphics and action of Grand Theft Auto V.

 

Forza Horizon 4 – October 2

Hang on tight, this classic racing game is back to thrill fans with another edition. Compatible with both Xbox One and PC’s, this fourth installment will take racers through the streets of historic Britain in a game of thrilling action and unparalleled speed.

 

Pokemon: Let’s Go – November 16

Capitalizing on the massive success of the Pokemon brand, this Nintendo Switch game will arrive boasting individual Pikachu and Eevee renditions. The motion-controlled mechanics are reminiscent of the hugely popular Pokemon Go game, promising fans a unique yet familiar gaming experience.

 

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 – October 12

Showing no signs of slowing down, the COD franchise is back with new multiplayer levels. The new version will work with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PCs, offering a variety of distinct experiences for gamers.

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