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Don't miss these game titles .. plus a big giveaway.

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JR Ortega

By JR Ortega
Jan. 3, 2018 at 8:42 p.m.


Forget new year, new me; try new year, new games.

Gamer's Thumb wants you to get your year off to a good start with some of these most anticipated titles. 

Of course, this is a list of my favorites (in no particular order) with a couple of honorable mentions. 


"Days Gone"

This is definitely on my list of must-have games this coming year. We've been teased by Bend Studio's' "Days Gone" for more than a year now. We saw the exclusive trailer at E3 last year, and the E3 crowd got rather excited. Unfortunately, even though it's already 2018, we still don't know an exact release date for this title. One thing is for sure: This game is definitely something I'm ready to pre-order; and guess what, you can also win a PlayStation 4 copy when you like the Crossroads Gamers page. If you've already liked the page, good. You, plus anyone who likes the page through 5 p.m. Feb. 28, will automatically be entered in to win the free copy. You'll also automatically be entered to win in other giveaways. I'll go Facebook Live at noon March 1 to announce the winner. Obviously without knowing the release date, you'll have to wait to get your copy. I'll message the winner with details. 

"Far Cry 5"



I have to be honest, I've yet to play any of the "Far Cry" games. Nothing against them, I just haven't found the time. But I'd be living under a rock if I didn't know that the game series is a huge deal. To be released March 27, the game takes place in Hope County, Montana, and is still what you'd expect from your typical first-person shooter.


"Detroit: Become Human"



Yet another highly anticipated game without a definitive date. The one definitive factor is this game has a lot of hype to it. PlayStation.com says the game is about the "near-future metropolis of Detroit" that's rejuvenated by android lifeforms. You become Kara, a female android figuring out the world around her. The game, we know, is filled with many different ways to create your own narrative within the game, which is pretty unique. I'm still unsure about this, but this quality alone means it's on my list of games to purchase. 


"A Way Out"


Well, this is different from what we are used to. Yes, many of us like to play games solo or via multiplayer, but with "A Way Out," you're forced to co-op with either a person physically next to you or someone online. The game focuses on Leo and Vincent, both prisoners who need to break out of prison. The game was announced at E3 and is created by Josef Fares, who created "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons" back in 2013. This game definitely looks promising, and the good news if you only have to wait until March 23 to get it. 

I can go on and on with other big games coming out, like "God of War" and "Kingdom Heart III" but I have to cut the list somewhere. "Kingdom Hearts III" also has a special place in my heart, but I feel like I've been waiting for a decade, and I've included it on several lists before. Oh wait, we HAVE been waiting for a decade. 

I encourage you to check out Metacritic.com, which has a great list of games coming soon. You can easily spend hours on there writing down your list of buys this year. 

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