Gamescom 2018: Top 10 Games To Watch Out For (And Some Hardware?)

Gamescom 2018: Top 10 Games To Watch Out For (And Some Hardware?)

For those who don’t know, Gamescom is an annual gaming convention held in Germany, beginning in 2009. It’s analogous to E3 held every year, with the difference being that while E3 is a lot more extravagant, Gamescom mostly features hands-on demos for games initially shown at E3. Also, Gamescom has been open to the public for a while, unlike E3 which only started allowing in the general public two years ago.

Gamescom 2018 is right around the corner, and while some trailers have already started coming out ahead of the show, there’s still plenty more to look forward to. Here are the top 10 games we’re looking forward to seeing at Gamescom 2018.

Devil May Cry V

While Devil May Cry 5 was officially announced at E3 2018, very little was shown of the game. We’re hoping to see some more gameplay footage along with a possible release date.

World War 3

Developed by Farm 51, World War 3 aims to scratch the same itch as Battlefield 3/4 did, along with a dash of Battle Royale added for good measure.

Days Gone – Hands On Demo

Everything I have seen of Days Gone so far screams mediocre. Either the AI looks dumb/dysfunctional, or the world feels generic. With the release date catching up to Studio Bend, I hope that whatever they have to show next is more promising.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 was easily the biggest thing at E3 2018, with the press clamouring for a spot at the behind-closed-doors demo. Well. we’re clamouring too this time for a similar spot, with the hope that a fully featured gameplay demo trailer makes it’s way to the public as well.

Rage 2 Hands On Demo

Rage 2 was a huge surprise to everyone, especially to anyone who played the first game. No one expected, or even wanted a sequel to 2011’s mediocre shooter, but after watching what they have done with Rage 2, I can’t wait.


With great power comes great performance, and significant power efficiency, and that’s what we expect of the upcoming NVIDIA RTX GPUs. while rumored specs and pricing are all over the place, it’ll be interesting to see what the final product looks like and how it performs.

New Xbox Elite Controllers

The Xbox Elite controllers are easily the best custom controllers that money can buy. And Microsoft seemingly wants to make it even better (and pricier..), so let’s see what they have in store.

The Division 2

I like a good grind, and the Division had it in heaps. The Division 2 seems to take all the learning from the first game, and add bigger and deeper mechanics to the game.

Battlefield V – Maybe A Look At The The Battle Royale Mode

A ring of fire, that keeps shrinking and bringing players closer into combat with each other? That could only mean one thing – Battle Royale. The last trailer for Battlefield V teased a bit of their Battle Royale mode, and I hope to hear more at Gamescom 2018.

Metro Exodus

We have already seen a significant chunk of Metro Exodus, and it’s looking bigger and more ambitious than either of the last two games on the series. I am mostly looking forward to seeing how much of their tech relies on the new NVIDIA GPUs, and how much extra juice they can squeeze out of them.

We’ll be at Gamescom 2018, covering the show, checking out games, both on the floor and behind closed doors. Stay tuned to Gaming Monk for all the latest news and updates. Click here to catch up with the latest in the world of videogames and eSports and while you’re at it, why not become a member of the GamingMonk community to partake in discussions, tournaments and so much more.

Aug 17, 2018