5 exciting action games we can’t wait to play in 2018

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2017 was a damn fine year for gaming, and 2018 is looking to carry the momentum into a whole new year. We’ve rounded up 5 of the most exciting incoming action games we can’t wait to tuck into in 2018:

Far Cry 5

Release date: 27 March 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 |PC)

The next instalment in the beloved Far Cry series detours away from the tropical islands and exotic foreign locations for a shoot-’em-up tale in middle America.

Stranded in Montana alongside some pretty hostile extremists, players need to use their tact and skills to chip away at their maniacal plans, while inciting a resistance from the locals who will help you on your missions.

Of course, in typical Far Cry style, you will have access to a ton of vehicles and ways to dispatch of your enemies.


Release date: 31 March 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 |PC)

Killer Instinct studio Iron Galaxy’s next project is a giant-slaying fantasy action game called Extinction.

Playing as one of the world’s last Sentinels, you must defend humanity’s cities from rampaging, 10-storey-tall ogres and the armies that trail in their wake. It doesn’t look like much of a fair fight from the get-go, but you’ll have to chop the ogres down to size (literally) by removing their armour and limbs to expose their weak points.

It looks like a great combination between a colouful hack-‘n-slash and Shadow of the Colossus, and that’s not a bad thing at all.

Hong Kong Massacre

Release date: TBC 2018 (PS4)

The Hong Kong Massacre is a new top-down, twin-stick shooter that blends the look and feel of Hotline Miami with the bullet-time action of Max Payne.

Players will be able to slow down time in order to pull off some seriously-stylish gunfights, but more importantly, to (attempt) to dodge incoming fire and make some crucial decisions about your next move.

It looks absolutely stunning in motion and we can’t wait to get down to some gritty film-noir firefights when The Hong Kong Massacre launches.

Darksiders III

Release date: TBC 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

The hack-‘n-slash action adventure sequel Darksiders 3 will kick off following the events of the first Darksiders game and take place around the same time as the events of Darksiders 2; but this time around, players will take control of Fury, the female Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Different to the protagonists, War and Death, from the past two games, Fury uses an acrobatic fighting style and whip as a primary weapon to deal pain to all matter of monsters and demons that try and stop her from rounding up her Horseman brothers.


Release date: TBC 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

Set in a post-apocalyptic universe filled with humanoid animal creatures, Biomutant is an open-world RPG that combines exploration and combat across a vast but dangerous setting.

Described as a “kung-fu fable”, the game allows you to customise your character with different robotic attachments, mutations and weapons, ranging from samurai swords to full-blown assault rifles.

It’s incredibly unique and ambitious, and could end up being a surprise hit in 2018.

Article courtesy of MenStuff.co.za.

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