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2018 Video Game Wrap-Up Reviews

By Rodney Morton

Assassins Creed Odyssey- Released on October 5th, for PS4, Xbox Onex and PC. The latest entry in the Assassins Creed lineup is bringing you to ancient Greece. Ubisoft is turning the series towards an RPG instead of the previous stealth-action games before it. I am excited to play Odyssey as it is bringing back the naval warfare that started in Black Flag along with new decision-making quest lines.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4- Released on October 12th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. This new Call of Duty will feature the new Battle Royal “Blackout.” There will be no campaign included in this Call of Duty but will focus instead on the multiplayer and zombies the series is known for. Initially, I was confused by the decision of no campaign. After watching game play of the new Blackout game mode, however, Black Ops 4 is looking to keep the series action-packed and fun.

Red Dead Redemption 2- Released on October 26th for PS4 and Xbox One. The long wait for the anticipated sequel to the first release. Rockstar is back with Red Dead Redemption 2. You follow the main protagonist, Arthur, as he robs trains, gets himself in gun duels and tames the wild west. This game is looking to be a masterpiece with the phenomenal graphics and insane amount of details Rockstar is known to have. This is one of my most anticipated games of the year.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy- Released on November 13th for PS4 and Xbox One. Spyro is back fully-remastered including all three original releases. Coming out the year after the Crash Bandicoot trilogy, PlayStation is fully set on remastering the classics.

Fallout 76- Released on November 14th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Taking place in West Virginia, you emerge from your fallout shelter to face new dangers. Fallout 76 will be the first in the series to ditch the primarily single-player campaign. Featuring a new online system, build the wasteland back up along with your friends. Keep away from the radioactivity!

Battlefield 5- Released on November 20th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Battlefield V (5) takes place during World War 2 and will feature, as always, epic battles on the ground and in the air. Battle royal is coming to Battlefield 5 along with the promise of free dlc, no season pass and plenty of customization for your character. As a long-time Battlefield fan, I have high hopes for this game but was disappointed in the previous year’s release.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate- Released on December 7th for Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is looking to be exactly that- Ultimate. Featuring every fighter and stage from previous games, this game will feature a massive amount of content for players to battle their friends with. I foresee this game receiving great reviews and fans loving it.