Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC..... Can CD Projekt RED do for cyberpunk fiction what it did for open-world fantasy with The Witcher 3? We can't wait to find out when the long-in-the-works Cyberpunk 2077 finally rolls out in April. From what we've seen, Cyberpunk 2077 has sort of a futuristic Grand Theft Auto kind of feel, albeit with body modifications and incredible-looking cinematics. Night City, California looks like a place we'll want to explore again and again… and the surprise addition of Keanu Reeves as a main character only sweetens the pot in our eyes.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch .... We were bummed to see Doom Eternal pushed out of 2019, but as ever, we're always happy to wait for something special to live up to its full potential. And damn does Doom Eternal look incredibly fun. Building off of the intensely entertaining Doom reboot, Doom Eternal is still a speedy run-and-gun experience, albeit with more verticality in the levels thanks to a "meathook" grapple attachment to the shotgun, and what looks to be a heaping helping of deep-cut lore in the mix. We imagine that you'll want to play this on the largest screen you can commandeer… but then again, playing anywhere on Switch will be mighty appealing too.
The Last of Us part II
Platform: PlayStation 4.... It's been three long years since The Last of Us Part II was first teased, and nearly seven long years since the original game – Stuff's pick for the greatest game ever – first released. Are we a bit eager for this sequel? Yes. Yes, we are. Like all of Naughty Dog's games, The Last of Us Part II looks to be worth the extended wait, digging deeper into the tale of Ellie as she navigates life amidst the viral uprising… and seemingly gains a reason to seek out revenge. The Last of Us Part II looks incredibly harrowing and intense, not to mention incredibly well-produced. We can't wait.
.Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC .... Overwatch seemed like the kind of game that could just continue on forever with steady content updates, but Overwatch 2 does something we've been wanting for a long time: finally turns the excellent lore into real gameplay. Overwatch 2 includes a selection of PvE (player vs. environment) modes that include story missions and co-op battles against A.I. opponents, rather than just straight-up online multiplayer. The Overwatch universe is full of great characters and intriguing story threads, so we're keen on experiencing all of that. Furthermore, the sequel will pack in new characters, modes, and maps for multiplayer, and it will have a shared server setup with the original game so that everyone can still play together.
Final Fantasy VII Remark
PS4.....This looks like one of the most glorious nostalgia bombs of all time. Unlike the various rezzed-up Final Fantasy remasters of the past, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a proper, modern reworking of one of the most iconic role-playing games of all time. The trailers look stunning, capturing the essence of the influential original with the power of the PlayStation 4 – hopefully without losing the weirdness of the PS1 classic. One weird quirk, however: given the immense scale of the game, Square Enix will release it in parts. This initial Remake release will include the part of the game that takes place in Midgar, with the other chunks to release later.