Despite the launch of two new consoles last year, PCdominated much of the conversation in 2017 thanks to the phenomenal success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which released in Early Access in March and proceeded to shatter player and sales records throughout the remainder of the year. But while PUBG may have been the platform’s biggest success story in 2017, it certainly wasn’t the only noteworthy PC game to come out last year, with critically acclaimed titles like Divinity: Original Sin II and Doki Doki Literature Club all releasing exclusively for the platform.
2018 is likewise shaping up to be another great year for PC players. In terms of breadth, no platform has more exclusive games on the way this year than PC. Hundreds of games are set to launch on the platform over the course of the next 12 months thanks to digital storefronts like Steam and GOG, which allow independent developers to release their titles to the public more easily than they would traditionally be able to.
While it would be impossible to mention all of the PC games in store for this year, there are a few high-profile releases that should be on everyone’s radar. In the video above, we take a look at some of the biggest PC exclusives on the way in 2018, from the Monster Hunter-like co-op RPG Dauntless to the classic strategy game Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Obsidian’s next RPG, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. You can also see all of the year’s big PC exclusives in our gallery.
Regardless of which platform you own, there are a lot of exciting games to look forward to in 2018. In addition to the biggest PC titles, we’ve taken a look at the most anticipated PS4 games, Nintendo Switch games, and Xbox One games of the year.