New Video Game Releases of 2018

: Leia Stone, Herald Contributor

“Red Dead Redemption 2”

This is a game to get invested in. It blows all other games out of the water. There is an immense attention to detail, and gamers can become completely immersed within the game. It has a massive open-world experience with plenty of side quests to get lost in besides just the story, which is very engaging on its own. It serves as a great sequel to the original Red Dead.


“Spider-Man” for Play Station Four

Like any Spider-Man game before it, messing around in the sandbox world is always fun, and so is swinging around the city. This game is incredibly fun for those reasons, but the story is subpar. It’s much more fun to mess around in the game than it is to get invested into the world. However, the mechanics feel great.


“Nickelodeon Kart Racers”

For most racing games, people would say that Mario Kart is always the best, but considering giving this one a try. This racing game banks on a lot of nostalgia for people who grew up watching classic Nickelodeon cartoons like “SpongeBob,” “Rugrats” and “Hey Arnold.” There’s even the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles integrated into it. On top of that, it is a good racing game with plenty of interesting courses and different modes.


“Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4”

This game is mainly good for “Black Out.” Past that, the multiplayer is still the same as all the previous ones. Now, with the release of “Nuke-town,” it’s a bit better than the others. However, for most die-hard Call of Duty fans, this one is subpar.


Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!”

It is very similar to any classic Pokémon game before it, but it is revamped in a great, new way. It is filled with nostalgia for those who have been long time fans of the Pokémon series, and it offers new changes that make game play more relaxing and appealing. Not having to constantly battle wild Pokémon to catch them is different, but it can be a welcomed change for those that want to fill their Pokédex more leisurely. Other than that, the game still remains true to the classic ones before it.