4. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
If one thing is clear, is that this sequel to 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor video game is one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year. And Shadow of War will continue the story of the earlier Middle-earth game, bringing back protagonist Talion, his wraith pal Celebrimbor, and also other well-known characters from the Tolkien universe such as Shelob will be making an appearance here.
This also has a top-notch voice cast featuring the likes of Troy Baker and well-known comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who plays one of the bloodthirsty orcs Talion will be dealing with in the game. Also, expect bigger battles in this Shadow of Mordor sequel, plus the game’s Nemesis system has been expanded too, meaning the third-person action will be even more intense here than in its predecessor. It remains to be seen, though, whether this will actually turn out to be a better game than Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor in the end, but at least those lucky enough to play it on an Xbox One X will be able to enjoy true 4K visuals as well as reduced load times when this hit shelves this fall.
Release date: October 10.