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This year is shaping up to blow 2017 out of the water when it comes to gaming.

A new COD Black Ops, Far Cry 5, Battlefield, and a number of incredible new IPs are on the horizon.


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Here we pick out every single game you need to play this year  – there really is something for everyone.

Monster Hunter World

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox, PC (TBC)

Release date: Out now

Stunning HD graphics help give Monster Hunter World a wider appeal than the last games in the series

The series is insanely popular in the Far East, with a majority of the 45 million copies sold, coming from Japan and other Asian countries.

This year, though, Capcom have set their sights on winning over the West.

In doing so knew they would have to make a number of changes to make the previously menu-laden and brutally difficult experience appealing to a new, more casual audience.

Thankfully, against all odds, the Japanese developer has pulled it off – managing to delicately walk the tightrope between staying true to its ‘JRPG-esque roots while providing accessible pick-up-and-play gameplay.

The shining light in the game are the huge beasts themselves – which are a joy to behold (if and when you track them down).

One of the most glorious creations is encountered early on – a hybrid fish-lizard

One of the most glorious creations is encountered early on – a hybrid fish-lizard

Luckily, there is a plethora of weapons available that will suit…



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