We are in the middle of a truly golden age of video games. The past twelve months have delivered a non-stop procession of hits and ahead of us are promising signs for some of the most exciting, immersive and entertaining titles still yet to come.
With that in mind, here’s a look at just a few of the games we’re most excited to get home to this year. Read on for our guide to the best video games of 2018.
God of War IV – PS4
Available now, the fourth entry in the legendary PlayStation God of War series is a major reboot with a more story driven approach.
Aged from years of battling with the gods, Kratos embarks on a new challenge, now as a father, raising his young son Atreus and teaching him how to survive.
With amazingly intricate surroundings, God of War takes advantage of your TV’s HDR capabilities to provide the most accurate and detailed environments we’ve ever seen. Played on a PlayStation Pro, it has the advantage of 4K, presented in Ultra High Definition for that extreme level of sharpness.
Expect epic battles, giant monsters and more of the God of War we all love, but with some quieter moments and depth we’ve not seen in the series before.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PC, XB1
Few games can say they invented a genre and even fewer can go on to be one of the world’s most played and watched in history, but that’s exactly what PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has done.
Released in June 2017 and still riding the high, “PUBG” as it’s affectionately known has become an institution. A Battle Royale of one versus one hundred, you’ll need every advantage you can get to make it out alive in this game.
When played in Game Mode on the 2018 ULED TV range, input response on PUBG is lightning fast, making it a truly immersive gaming experience not to be missed.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 – PS4, XB1
One of the most anticipated games of 2018 (if not all time), Red Dead Redemption 2 has a lot to live up to come this October.
By the creators of Grand Theft Auto V, the new open-world Western takes place before the original and has you stepping into the boots of outlaw Arthur Morgan.
Just like most titles from Rockstar Games, there isn’t a lot known about RDR2 before its release. What we do know is the countless hours we’re likely to spend exploring the wild west and how epic it will look in sweet, sweet 2500-nit Peaking Brightness.
Spider-Man – PS4
Look out folks – your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man has a new adventure coming to PlayStation this September. You won’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this one either. The new game follows a more experienced Spider-Man, eight years down the road, with no ties to previous stories or films.
Fans of the Batman Arkham series will be right at home here as it uses a very similar mechanic for Spider-Man’s enemy encounters but expect a whole new twist when you add in his ability to shoot webs and how he interacts with the environment.
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Experience lightning fast input response on your 4K gaming console with all-new Game Mode, available on the new 2018 ULED range.