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7 Games You Need to Look Out for in February 2018

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What games should be on your radar this month?

February is usually a relatively quiet time for the gaming release calendar; however, this month sees a number of notable titles and re-releases which could end up stealing the show in 2018.

UFC 3

Release date: 2 February 2018 (Xbox One | PS4)

If you’re into pummelling virtual opponents into the ground, UFC 3 enters the octagon this week with some hearty improvements over its predecessor, which, admittedly, had a few hiccups. In addition to a revamped striking system, the new G.O.A.T. career mode is set to spice things up in UFC 3. Much like FIFA 18′s story mode, players now dictate their character’s choices during their journey to greatness. These include promotional decisions to help build hype for your fights, how you gain fans, earn more cash through big contracts, and how you go about preparing for your fights. It looks to be a great step forward for the franchise.

How much does it cost: Find the best price here.

Night in the Woods

Release date: 1 February 2018 (Switch); Also available on: PS4 | PC

What is it? After a successful launch on PS4 and PC, Night in the Woods makes its way to the Switch this week. Night in the Woods is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world. The game follows Mae, a cat who returns home from college to her beleaguered rust-belt town, but something is amiss. The game is jam-packed with lavish visuals and dense dialogue, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Players can run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environments. It’s a clever concept that shows us there’s more than meets the eye to what you’re seeing in Possum Springs.

Shadow of the Colossus

Release date: 7 February 2018 (PS4)

One of the highest-rated PS2 games of all time comes to the PS4 this month; but this re-release of Shadow of the Colossus isn’t a remaster, but a full remake in the grandest of forms. It follows a young boy named Wander, who has to travel across a mysterious, ancient landscape to fight and kill 16 giant beasts known as colossi. Each colossus has to be observed and analysed in order to be taken down in a unique way— making Shadow of the Colossus more of a clever puzzle game wrapped in an action-adventure package. If you’ve never played it, it’s a must-buy, and for those who have fond memories of the original, you’ll enjoy the meticulous improvements developer Bluepoint added to the game.

How much does it cost: Find the best price here.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Release date: 13 February 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

After an extremely long time in development, first-person medieval combat game Kingdom Come: Deliverance will finally see its release this month. Set in a massive open-world, the game is a single-player experience that features period-accurate armours and clothing, combat techniques, and real-world castles recreated with the assistance of architects and historians. The game will even contain period-accurate music recorded by Czech musicians; so if you’re a lover of history and stabbing things in the face, this is for you.

How much does it cost: Find the best price here.

Bayonetta 1 & 2

Release date: 16 February 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

To help get Switch excited for Bayonetta 3, the series’ first two games are coming to Nintendo’s portable console this month. The classic series, revered for its style and fast-paced action, made its debut in 2009, with Bayonetta 2 being released in 2014 on the Wii U. Coming from the great team at Platinum Games, the Bayonetta games follow a sassy witch who hacks and shoots her way through tons of supernatural beings in order to uncover her mysterious past. Fans of Devil May Cry and God of War should check this one out.

The physical edition of Bayonetta 2 will include a download code for the original Bayonetta, while Bayonetta will also be released standalone as a digital title.

How much does it cost: Find the best price here.

Metal Gear Survive

Release date: 22 February 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

While it may seem a strange detour for the series, Metal Gear Survive looks to be an interesting entry to the already quite-bizarre franchise. Shifting away from tactical espionage action, Metal Gear Survive is more of a base-building, zombie-survival experience that’s set between the events of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. The game also features a cooperative multiplayer mode, in which the player can be joined by up to three other players to explore the game’s world and to complete missions.

How much does it cost: Find the best price here.

Gravel

Release date: 27 February 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

Italian racing specialists Milestone (best known for its Superbike games, and previous home of the WRC series) heads off-road again with its latest game, Gravel. Gravel will feature dynamic time-of-day and weather effects across a range of open environments and tracks set around the world, including forests, snowy mountains, dunes, and deserts. Racing will take place over four disciplines: cross country checkpoint chases, track-based sprints, jump-filled stadium events, and combative races. The game will also feature over 50 vehicles, with a garage representing off-road vehicles from the ’70s right up to 2017.

How much does it cost: Find the best price here.

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