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12 Massive Video Games Worth Playing After Red Dead Redemption 2

Friday, October 26th marks the worldwide release of one of this year’s most anticipated video games when Red Dead Redemption 2 finally hits stores. Given the ambitious nature of this title, many have jumped to the conclusion that any game released after this title might not get quite as much attention.

With this in mind, I wanted to take out a moment to highlight a few big titles that should definitely be on your radar after Rockstar’s latest blockbuster game drops. These titles represent several different genres including action-adventure, stealth, action-RPG, platformer, first-person shooter, puzzle, survival and turn-based strategy.

Full Title: Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game
Developer: Cyanide
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: October 30th

Call of Cthulhu is a role-playing survival horror game set within an open world environment and based on both the H.P. Lovecraft short story and 1980’s RPG title of the same name. The player takes on the role of Private Detective Edward Pierce and is tasked with solving the murder of a family while identifying the return of The Great Old Ones, powerful ancient creatures who once ruled Earth. Fans of psychological horror games with elements of stealth and investigation will definitely like what Call of Cthulhu has to offer.

Full Title: Overkill’s The Walking Dead
Developer: Overkill Software
Publisher: Starbreeze Publishing
Platforms: PC, Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in February 2019
Release Date: November 6th

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter inspired by the popular comic book series created by Robert Kirkman. The story revolves around four unique characters having to work together to navigate throughout the zombie-infested streets of Washington, D.C. This title is an ideal pickup for fans of games like Left 4 Dead and Earthfall.

Full Title: Tetris Effect
Developer: Resonair
Publisher: Enhance, Inc.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: November 9th

Tetris Effect is a music-infused tile-matching puzzle game based on the popular Tetris series and directed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi. This single-player experience is fully compatible with PSVR and promises to keep skilled players on their toes with new challenges as they progress through every level.

Check out our E3 2018 preview of Tetris Effect

Full Title: Hitman 2
Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: November 13th

Hitman 2 is the seventh entry in IO Interactive’s stealth video game series and the sequel to the episodic Hitman title released in 2016. This time around, Agent 47 sets his sights on taking out the Shadow Client and learning more about his past. Having played this game briefly during E3 2018, I can confirm that setting up multiple opportunities to eliminate targets is even more fun than it was before and many will enjoy the new places that our protagonist will be traveling to.

Full Title: Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Developer: Toys for Bob
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Release Date: November 13th

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a platformer developed by Toys for Bob and includes remastered versions of Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. This collection is the result of all the success gained from the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and is a welcomed treat for any and every fan of Spyro.

Full Title: Fallout 76
Developer: Bethesda Game Studiosob
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: November 14th

Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer action RPG and the prequel to the Fallout series. The game takes place in West Virginia 25 years after a nuclear war and players are tasked with recolonizing the entire wasteland. Fallout is easily one of Bethesda’s most popular franchises next to The Elder Scrolls and thus this game is destined to get a lot of attention once it releases next month.

Full Title: Underworld Ascendant
Developer: OtherSide Entertainment
Publisher: 505 Games
Platforms: PC, Mac, and Linux
Release Date: November 15th

Underworld Ascendant is a first-person action RPG and the sequel to both Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds. As the Avatar, players can expect simulated encounters, emergent gameplay, and non-linear progression. Anyone looking for a different type of action RPG experience may find themselves right at home with this title.

Check out our interview with Underworld Ascendant Director Joe Fielder

Full Title: Battlefield V
Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: November 20th

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter and the sixteenth entry in the Battlefield series. This title revisits World War II stories introduced in Battlefield 1 but with a strong emphasis on different characters point of view including female heroines. Fans of the franchise can also expect new gameplay modes one of which uses the Battle Royale formula which is very popular right now.

Full Title: Darksiders III
Developer: Gunfire Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: November 27th

Darksiders III is a hack and slash action-adventure game and the long-awaited sequel to Darksiders II. The lead protagonist of this story is Fury, sister to the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and her goal is to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. If you enjoyed the previous two games in the series, then picking up this installment is an absolute no-brainer.

Full Title: Just Cause 4
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: December 4th

Just Cause 4 is a third-person open world action-adventure game and the sequel to Just Cause 3. As Rico Rodriguez, players are given the ability to explore a fictional country in South American in search of a paramilitary group called the Black Hand. Fans of the other installments can expect plenty of action and breathtaking effects due to the implementation of the newest version of the Apex game engine.

Full Title: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Developer: The Bearded Ladies
Publisher: Funcom
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: December 4th

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure, turn-based strategy game based on the 1980’s Swedish pen and paper RPG series titled Mutant. This title definitely draws some inspiration from XCOM but is more challenging in also every way imaginable. Feel free to read my early GDC 2018 preview of the game for more information.

Check out our E3 2018 preview of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Full Title: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: December 7th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game and the fifth entry in Nintendo’s iconic Super Smash Bros. franchise. Ultimate is expected to have a roster of 74 playable new and returning characters. This is the highest number of fighters to ever appear in a Super Smash Bros. title and one of many reasons why fans can’t wait to get their hands on this game later this year.

Check out our E3 2018 preview of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

This concludes my article on 12 massive video games worth playing after Red Dead Redemption 2Are any of you planning on buying some or all of these titles in the future? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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