I know what I like or at least I know what I should like. So I thought, you know what would be fun? If I made a prediction of what my top 10 is going to look like at the end of the year. This list is going to be wrong but at the end of the year, it will be interesting to look back and how wrong I truly was.
10). Crackdown 3
I have no reason to believe this is going to be a good game but I want to be a good game so badly. At the very least, I hope this is a game that I can turn my brain off for a few hours and run around and do stupid shit.
9). A Way Out
I don’t know why I’m thinking I will like this game. Its probably because the director Josef Fares seems very passionate about this project. I chose to believe that he is not going to put out a lackluster product. Something tells me that the characters are going to be fully fleshed and very relatable.
8). Jurassic World Evolution
I enjoy a good and well-made simulator and I also think dinosaurs are cool. Plus the Jurassic Park/World movie franchise is one that I have always enjoyed. So Jurassic Park, Simulator, and Dinosaurs, it sounds like it could be something that is right up my alley.
7). Red Dead Redemption 2
For a lot of people, this is probably a front-runner for game of the year but for me, I’m not as passionate about this game. I’ve never really been a big Rockstar fan and if its just another Rockstar game then it probably won’t even make my top 10 at the end of the year. But I’m hopeful that this will wind up being my favorite Rockstar game ever made.
6). Sea of Thieves
I’ve liked the studio Rare ever since I was a wide-eyed kid playing Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie. I know this is a far cry from those days but I have faith this game will be fun, full of character and most importantly. A game where I get to be a pirate. My only worry is that I’m going to be playing Monster Hunter in January and I could burn out from loot based games before this comes out.
5). Monster Hunter World
This is the first game coming out that I’m excited about this year. I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game before but my friends are huge fans of the franchise and I plan to give this game a fair shot. Time will tell but I have faith this game will turn me into a Monster Hunter fan.
4). The Last of Us Part II
I liked the first Last of Us, it’s not as good as Uncharted but its such a well-written story. Its odd Naughty Dog is making a sequel but its Naughty Dog so you know it will be good. These last four are the games that are truly competing for Game of the Year in my opinion.
3). Far Cry 5
I like the Far Cry series and I have very little doubt that I will like this one as well. The trick to a good Far Cry game is going to be the main villain, the last two Far Cry games the villain really took the game over and was the best part. I have a good feeling that a Montana Cult Leader will be a great addition to the cast of villains.
2). Shadow of the Tomb Raider
This is my boldest prediction of the year. This game hasn’t been officially announced but most people believe it’s being worked on and I believe the game is set to come out this year. In 2013 Tomb Raider came out, in 2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider came out. In 2016, Rise of the Tomb Raider came out on PS4. Its technically been 3 years since Rise of the Tomb Raider. It’s coming out this year, I have no doubt.
Insomniac is one of my favorite studios, they made Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive and many others. My point is, they make good games but are rarely talked about. This game is going to put them back on the map and I have little doubt it will be one of the best superhero games of all time.