Guide to the PC games of 2018

Welcome to our massive roundup of new games coming out in 2018! Thousands of games come out every year on PC these days, and if we mentioned them all this feature would be the size of War and Peace. Instead we've focused on a couple of hundred entries, loosely categorised by genre so you can find new games you're interested in a little easier.

It's interesting to note the shifts in our big preview list from year to year. It's harder than ever to really pin down games by genre as RPGs, shooters, action games nick each other's ideas and, good lord, the sheer volume of games in development is overwhelming. Publishers and developers are a lot more vague about release dates than previous years; expect lots of beta testing and Early Access stints for even the biggest games of the year.

There's a great variety of games in the list this year. In addition to open world blockbuster shooters like Anthem and avant-garde big-budget efforts such as Death Stranding we can look forward to a glut of strategy games, some gorgeous exploration games, and some intriguing new storytelling approaches in the adventure games section. Click on the links below to navigate to your area of interest.

Action games, part one
Action games, part two, and beat 'em ups
RPGs, part one
RPGs, part two
Shooters
Platformers and Metroidvanias
Adventure games
Strategy games
Survival and exploration games, part one
Survival and exploration games, part two
MMO games
Sims
Puzzle games
Sports

If you are based in the UK and fancy trying out upcoming games like Biomutant and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 then book tickets now for the PC Gamer Weekender in the London Olympia this February. It should be an exciting year, and we have already lined up a bunch of predictions for PC gaming in 2018. We've also made some PC gaming new year's resolutions that we definitely won't break.