Ranking The Game Awards 2018 Announcements

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Awards weren’t the only thing announced this year at The Game Awards. Hello and welcome to another blog about The Game Awards 2018. You can find the first blog where I talk about the awards here. This time, I will be ranking game announcements based on my hype levels.

Before I begin, I want to clarify something. This list isn’t perfect. Some of these games were announced before this show, so this list isn’t only world premieres. I selected the games I thought had a significant announcement, whether it be the first time announcing it or major new details announced. So with that out of the way, let’s get right into the list.

20. Stranger Things 3 Game

The Stranger Things game is an isometric beat-em-up that takes place around the time of Stranger Things season 3. I like Stranger Things show, but I also think that show should’ve ended awhile ago. I remember when the first game came out, but I never gave it much thought because it just looked like a cheap game for mobile. While I think the gameplay looks more fun this time around, I still have no interest in this game.

19. Survived By

Survived By is an 8-bit MMO where bullets fly and you die. The game looks fun, but I’m not in the mood for that kind of game. If I was, I would probably go for Realm of the Mad God.

18. Crash Team Racing

Crash Team Racing is the remake of a Crash arcade racing game. I still haven’t played any of the Crash reboot games, but I think the work done to those games is exceptional. I give props to putting work into this game as well, but if I wanted an arcade racer in that style, I would probably stick with Mario Kart.

17. Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a music rhythm game coming out for Switch. I think the gameplay looks neat and there is something to be said for its style, but I’m not in love with its music, which I think is a big crutch for the game.

16. Atlas

Atlas is a MMO game that focuses on piracy, adventure, and over 40,000 people in one game. I think if done right, it could be a good replacement for Sea of Thieves, but I am in no mood for 39,999 possible other jerks all in one place.

15. Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2 is, get this, a sequel to Psychonauts. Why is it low on this list? I didn’t play the first one, so I can’t say whether or not I am hyped for the second. I guess it’s time to play Psychonauts.

14. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is an action game about getting the superhero gang together and stopping the black order. I think the gameplay looks fun, but I am, in large part, done with superheroes, especially Marvel superheroes.

13. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Ancestors is a survival game that takes place during the time of the ape. I’m not a fan of survival games, but I think some of the game’s aspects, like the upgrade tree or the fact that this game takes place over the course of 8 million years, sound pretty neat.

12. The Dread Wolf Rises

Very little info is given out about this game from its reveal trailer. It’s apparently a Dragon Age game, which I have never played before. Still, I think on its own the trailer looks pretty neat and I’ll look forward to seeing what comes next for this game.

11. Mortal Kombat 11

The classic fighting game is back. I loved the trailer for it, and I’m sure it will be great. But the thing is, I’m not a big fan of fighting games. This game looks great, but for me it’s at number eleven.

10. Among Trees

Among Trees is a sandbox survival game. So what makes it so high on the list? It’s pure beauty. If this game can find the right balance between its beauty and its survival elements, then I think this game can be great.

9. The Last Campfire

The Last Campfire is an adventure game where little people try to find their way through a strange land. I think what the game will be sounds pretty neat, but what really got me interested is who’s making it: Hello Games of No Man’s Sky fame. It’s quite a difference for this studio, and I am curious how the game will turn out.

8. Journey

This isn’t a new game, so why is it here? Journey, the walking game that takes place in the desert, got announced…for PC. I’ve never played the game before, and I have it on my PS4, but I might just play the PC version because of how new it will be on that system.

7. The Pathless

The Pathless is an upcoming adventure game that involves a whole lot of running. I don’t mean to downplay it like that because I think this game looks great. The world and the people who inhabit it look interesting and something I want to explore. Plus, this game is by the Abzu people, so I’m sure it’s going to look great.

6. Journey to the Savage Planet

Journey to the Savage Planet is an upcoming first person adventure game where you find yourself on a planet ripe with exploration. What has me interested in this game is the mix of industry veterans working on it as well as its quirky world. I can’t wait to be a part of the fourth best interstellar exploration company.

5. Scavengers

Scavengers is an upcoming cooperation/competitive game, and that’s about all I know. What intrigues me about this game is its world and its gameplay. First, you work together to defeat a common enemy, but after that all bets are off. On top of that, I’m a sucker for snow settings, so this game has my interest.

4. Hades

Hades is a rogue-lite dungeon crawler. These games come a dime a dozen, so what makes this game special? Two things: the first is that it is made by Supergiant Games, and the second is that it is out in early access now.

3. Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn is the followup to the nuclear ending of Far Cry 5. Apocalypse plus Far Cry is all you need to tell me and I’m in, even if the game looks like a Rage 2 ripoff. One thing to note is that the game is going to be $40, so I wonder what aspects of the game are taking the back seat. Still, an apocalypse Far Cry is all I need to hear.

2. Ashen

While certainly not a new announcement, the reason why it’s here is because the game got a stealth release date of….now. I’ve been waiting for this game for some time now, so it’s stealth release is quite a surprise.

1. Outer Worlds

Outer Worlds is an upcoming FPS RPG by Obsidian. An Obsidian RPG that looks to be Fallout New Vegas 2.0 is already enough to sell me, so mix that with an insanely interesting setting makes this easily up at the top.

Special: Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe Edition

I didn’t know where to put this on the list, so I decided to keep it outside. I love Stanley Parable, and I think this is a great reason to go back and play some more (so long as it doesn’t disrupt my five year trophy).

That is going to wrap up this list. These announcements at The Game Awards are bitter sweet because I think they are great announcements, but at the same time they put the awards in the background. Thank you all for reading, and tune in at around February time for another award show standings.