Hell Let Loose Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hell Let Loose RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network GameSkinny Weekend Download: E3 Previews + Roundups, Bloodstained, Harry Potter, More https://www.gameskinny.com/kc0dx/gameskinny-weekend-download-e3-previews-roundups-bloodstained-harry-potter-more https://www.gameskinny.com/kc0dx/gameskinny-weekend-download-e3-previews-roundups-bloodstained-harry-potter-more Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:00:01 -0400 GS_Staff

This week, we've got a ton of E3 coverage, ranging from hands-on previews of games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, to roundups of every conference just in case you missed something. 

We've also got news on Gears 5 and FFVII Remake, as well as tons of guides on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Hell Let Loose

Finally, we've got a handful of reviews for some of the latest games and gear. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 

News

  • Tetsuya Nomura Says FFVII Includes Modernized Honeybee Inn and Tifa
    Square Enix has an ethics department, Cloud will cross dress, and your dialogue choices matter. Nomura discusses these things and more in a new interview. Read more

  • The Art of Amy Brown Set to Enchant the Tabletop World With Fickle
    Compete for fairy favor and be crowned ruler in Fickle, the tabletop game featuring the art of Amy Brown. Read more

  • Dr. Mario World Pre-Registration Open Now for iOS and Android
    The mobile Dr. Mario game gets a new trailer as well, showing off its many features and, of course, its microtransactions. Read more

  • Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Beta Soon, Here Are the Dates
    The Monster Hunter: World Iceborne beta will be running before the end of June. Read more

  • Grim Dawn Getting Epic Fantasy Makeover With Loyalist Pack DLC, New Patch
    A full retinue of vanity items and spell effects is coming to the popular ARPG. Read more

  • New Retro Console Evercade Goes Old School with Cartridge Compilations
    The Evercade looks to fill the retro handheld console niche with unique cartridge compilations and the promise of more games to come. Read more

  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Making Its Way to PS4, Switch, and PC
    NISA is bringing the niche survival series back to the West, with plenty of branching story paths and natural disasters to test your mettle. Read more.

  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Out Now, But Leaves Some Players in the Lurch
    Wizards Unite includes more content than Pokemon GO did at launch, but not all players get to enjoy it. Read more

  • EA Defends Lootboxes As "Quite Ethical" In Statements to U.K. Parliament
    Kerry Hopkins, vice president of legal and government affairs at EA compared said lootboxes are nothing more than "surprise mechanics." Read more

  • Gears 5 Drops Gear Packs, Season Pass But Adds Pay-to-Win Feature
    Gears 5 is dropping all random paid elements in favor of greater transparency, but seems to be slipping in a pay-to-win mechanic to make up for it. Read more

Reviews

  • Cadence of Hyrule Review — Rhythm and Roguelike Combine in a Title That Hy-Rules
    Cadence of Hyrule is a fresh approach to the classic 2D Legend titles that looks and sounds amazing, but it doesn't last long. Read more

  • Dragon Star Varnir Review: Dark Magic
    Dragon Star Varnir could use some polishing in a few areas, but the combat, setting, and story make for a dark and compelling RPG nonetheless. Read more

  • HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Review: A Solid Wireless Offering
    The Cloud Stinger Wireless might be twice as much as the wired model, but it's one of the best wireless gaming headsets under $100. Read more

  • GameSir GM300 Mouse Review: Surprisingly Good & Customizable
    The GM300 is a customizable ambidextrous mouse that might be budget, but it sure as hell isn't cheap. Read more

  • Hell Let Loose Early Access Impressions
    If you're tired of the same old shooters that have no connection to reality, then Hell Let Loose will satisfy your need for complex and accurate war simulators. Read more

  • My Friend Pedro Switch Review — Action-packed, Bananas, but Cumbersome
    My Friend Pedro is a wild ride full of high-octane action, but the game's balletic bullet catharsis is marred by the cumbersome controls and lack of clear direction. Read more

  • Hands-On with the Children of Morta Demo: Compelling High-Fantasy
    Dead Mage Studios' Children of Morta demo shows off a polished early build of the action RPG that leaves me looking forward to the final product later this year. Read more.
     
  • Judgment Review: Ace Attorney
    Though there are some hiccups along the way, Judgment proves without a doubt that Ryu Ga Gotoku studio doesn't need Kazuma Kiryu to sell a great game. Read more

Culture

  • Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019
    E3 2019 brought a ton of new games to our lives, and many of them came with release date announcements, too. Here is every date you need to mark on your calendar. Read more

  • The Outer Worlds E3 2019 Preview: Strange Worlds in Strange Times
    Live E3 gameplay from Obsidian's upcoming quirky sci-fi RPG, The Outer Worlds, showed us what we can expect from the Fallout developer. Read more

  • Contra: Rogue Corps E3 2019 Preview — An Altered Take on the Contra Experience
    Konami's newest entry in the shoot em' up series captures the Contra spirit even if some aren't yet convinced. Read more

  • Luigi's Mansion 3 E3 Preview: Boo, Goo, and Improved
    The third installment of the spooktacular spin-off series looks to conjure the most fun yet. Read more

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 E3 2019 Preview
    Our E3 impressions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games left us wanting more challenging gameplay. Read more

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order E3 2019 Preview
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance: The Black Order is a chaotic romp that might be hard for newcomers to get into. Read more

  • Pokemon Sword & Shield E3 2019 Preview: The Biggest Gym Battles Ever Deserve Bigger Features
    Our demo with the upcoming eighth generation of the main Pokemon series had us wanting more. Read more

  • The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening E3 2019 Preview: Gameplay You Remember, New Visuals You Already Love
    At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with the remake of the beloved Game Boy classic. Read more

  • Eldest Souls E3 2019 Preview: Praise the Boss Rush
    Fallen Flag Studios' upcoming boss-centric adventure, Eldest Souls, shone brightly at E3 2019. Read more

  • Doom Eternal E3 2019 Preview: Better And Bloodier Than Ever
    We played Doom Eternal at the Bethesda booth this year at E3 2019 and came away excited to spill more demon blood than ever before. Read more

  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 2019 Preview — Co-Op Nazi Killing
    We played a co-op demo for Wolfenstein: Youngblood at E3 2019 and came away impressed with the speed of its cooperative gameplay. Read more

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Interview with Producer Charles Murakami
    At E3 2019, we got to talk to the producer of the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! game. Read more

  • New Horizons is The Best — and Only — Direction for Animal Crossing
    With its exotic new setting and deeper customization, Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks to be the big step forward the series needs to remain relevant. Read more

  • All Aboard the Death Boat in Phantom: Covert Ops, a Stealth-Action Kayaking Game in VR
    Some people aren't quite ready for the Cold War to be over yet. Convince them otherwise with your sniper rifle and trusty kayak in Phantom: Covert Ops, a VR action game for the Oculus platform. Read more

  • Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Preview: The Future is Completely Customizable
    We saw Cyberpunk 2077 behind closed doors at E3 2019. Here's what we know. Read more

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Hands-On Preview: Breaking Limits All Over Again
    We went hands-on with the Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3 2019 and can confirm that not only is it real, but it was a ton of fun. Read more

  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Preview — More Zombies Than You Can Snipe At
    At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with Rebellion's upcoming undead infested third-person shooter. Read more

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Shown, Story Confirmed Canon
    The first Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay shows off Kal's Jedi Powers, introduces skill points, and plenty of combat. And it's canon? What? Read more

  • Wave Break Preview: Move over Tony Hawk, It's Time For Bears & Boats
    At E3 2019 we got some hands-on time with Funkotronic Lab's quirky upcoming arcade skateboarding inspired title. Read more

  • Nintendo E3 2019 Recap: Surprises, Sequels, and Remakes
    From a Breath of the Wild sequel and Animal Crossing Switch delays to Bango-Kazooie in Smash Ultimate, Nintendo's brief E3 Direct was stuffed full of big announcements. Read more

  • Square Enix E3 2019 Recap: FFVII Remake, Marvel's Avengers Just the Beginning
    From FFVII Remake to Marvel's Avengers — with SaGa, SE Collective, FFXIV, Dragon Quest, and more in between — Square Enix's E3 2019 presentation was packed full of what fans wanted to see. Read more

  • E3 2019: Highlights From the PC Gaming Show
    Highlights from E3 2019's PC Gaming Show, including Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, Terraria, Shenmue 3, Autochess, and much more. Read more

  • E3 2019 Bethesda Showcase Recap: Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls, Doom: Eternal Take Center Stage
    The most requested Fallout 76 feature is coming, and we also saw major news on Doom Eternal and Elder Scrolls Blades, in addition to brand-new titles. Read more

  • E3 2019 Microsoft Press Conference Recap: Team Xbox Unveils Project Scarlett and a Whole Lot of Game Pass
    Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference is over, but if you missed it, don't worry! We've compiled a useful roundup of every moment you need to see. Read more

  • The Best and the Worst of the Fire Emblem Series Examined
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is just over the horizon, so we're taking the time to break down what makes the best Fire Emblem games so good. Read more

Guides

  • How to Get Spell Energy in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
    Without spell energy, you can't do much in Wizards Unite, but recharging your energy can be done in several different ways without spending any actual muggle money. Read more

  • How to Use the Artillery Calculator in Hell Let Loose
    Learn how to properly operate Artillery with the help of a calculator in this step-by-step guide to Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Change FOV in Hell Let Loose
    Here is a workaround that will allow you to change FOV in Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Increase FPS in Hell Let Loose
    Increase your FPS count and save up every possible frame with the help of this quick guide to Hell Let Loose. Read more

  • How to Unlock All Difficulties in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    Don't want to fully beat the game on normal and hard to unlock nightmare mode? A simple save file cheat code offers up all three difficulties straight from the start! Read more

  • How to Get Bovine Plume in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Finding bovine plumes for the jump shard is easy if you know which enemy offers up the random drop! Read more.

  • How to Beat Zangetsu in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Learn how to take on one of the early bosses — Zangetsu — in this guide for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read more

  • How To Upgrade Shards (Abilities) In Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Here's how to upgrade shards (abilities) in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and be the most powerful alchemist that you can be. Read more

  • Where To Find The Warhorse Door & Key in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    How to find the Warhorse's Key and unlock the Warhorse Door in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read more

  • How to Find Silver Bromide Location in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Although a patch may make the chest impossible to open, finding the silver bromide is easy once you know where to look. Read more

  • Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Millionaire Key Guide
    Want to get through that troublesome Millionaire Door in the Hall Of Termination? You'll have to find a secret ceiling spot much later on in the game to get the key! Read more

  • How To Unlock All The QR Code Skills In Judgment
    Still searching for the QR codes to unlock some of Takayuki's most potent moves? We've got you. Read more

  • The Best Way To Farm Money And SP In Judgment
    Hurting for cash and SP in Judgment? Following these simple steps will have you rolling in both in no time. Read more

  • Steel Division 2 Guide: Best Units for Deck Building
    Looking for the best units in Steel Division 2? Then, take a look at this list of the best units for your battlegroups. Read more

  • How to Play the Dota Underlords Private Beta
    Here is a simple way to get access to the newest Dota Underlords mod for Dota 2 while it's still in the closed beta stage. Read more

  • Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter: How to Invite Friends
    Haven't figured out how the friend invite system works in Nuclear Winter? It's easier than you think to play a battle royale match with your buddies! Read more

  • Where to Farm Screws in Fallout 76 (Best Locations)
    Whether buying, scavenging, or looting, we show you three easy ways to acquire large numbers of screws in a short time in Fallout 76! Read more

Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. 

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How to Increase FPS in Hell Let Loose https://www.gameskinny.com/5xbrk/how-to-increase-fps-in-hell-let-loose https://www.gameskinny.com/5xbrk/how-to-increase-fps-in-hell-let-loose Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:31:39 -0400 Sergey_3847

Hell Let Loose is an excellent new war simulator in Steam Early Access. But since the game still requires some optimization, many players experience some serious FPS drops. 

There are a couple of tricks you can use to increase the FPS count in Hell Let Loose, so keep reading our quick guide below for all the necessary steps.

Step 1: Adjust Graphics Settings

You will need to adjust graphics settings more than once. But you should start from the game's video settings menu.

Here are the optimal settings that will surely boost your FPS count:

  • Fullscreen Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution Scale: 100%
  • Vertical Sync: Off
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: Medium
  • FX Quality: Medium
  • View Distance: High
  • Foliage Quality: Medium
  • Postprocess Quality: Medium
  • SSAO: Off

If you have a high-end graphics card with at least 4GB VRAM, then you can set the Texture Quality to Epic. However, the rest should be either set to Medium of Off.

Step 2: Edit a System File

When you're done with the video settings, you need to edit one of the system files for an even bigger FPS boost.

Since Shadow and Foliage Quality settings cannot be reduced any further from the graphics menu, you need to make sure that those are completely disabled in the game.

Follow these steps to save up even more frames:

  1. Go to "C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\HLL\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor" folder
  2. Locate and open the GameUserSettings.ini file in the notepad
  3. Set sg.ShadowQuality to 0
  4. Set sg.FoliageQuality to 0
  5. Save and close the file

Lastly, you need to protect the file from being edited:

  1. Right-click on GameUserSettings.ini
  2. Select Properties
  3. Check Read Only box
  4. Press OK

For more Hell Let Loose guides, check out the list below:

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Hell Let Loose Early Access Impressions https://www.gameskinny.com/rqv8d/hell-let-loose-early-access-impressions https://www.gameskinny.com/rqv8d/hell-let-loose-early-access-impressions Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:02:16 -0400 Sergey_3847

Hell Let Loose is one of those rare gems that shine brightly amongst the most praised AAA projects such as Battlefield, proving that in some cases small studios can do it better than the big guys. The new realistic World War 2 game is something special, and has the potential to become big in the future if the developer Black Matter can keep the quality up through the Early Access period.

It's a multiplayer WW2 combat simulator that can host up to a hundred players on a few really huge maps. The keyword here is "realistic," since everything here requires a painstaking attention to details, from developing your attack strategy to coordinating the infantry and shooting a stationary artillery cannon.

Hell Let Loose has a lot to offer. If you don't mind games that are still in the Early Access, then keep on reading our first impressions of this fantastic game.

Massive Scale and Historical Accuracy

It became possible to develop an indie project on such a huge scale due to a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped Black Matter collect over $300,000. This was necessary to create highly realistic maps that would give two teams (50v50) and opportunity to fight against each other on the territories covering two square kilometers.

One such location is the exact replica of the Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, a legendary town in the north Normandy which had been the landing spot for the 101st American Airborne Division in July 1944.

The developer also plans to add several more villages, as well as British, Canadian, Soviet, and Japanese troops and their respective battles. The next new map you will see is the Utah Beach, better known as the D-Day beach map.

Regardless, all maps are divided into sectors with certain key positions in the center. Capturing these objectives gives the winning side access to various types of resources. For example, if your team wants to bring tanks into the field, you will first need to capture the objectives responsible for fuel and ammunition, and only then one of you will get the chance to roll out a brand new tank out of the hangar.

Such a serious strategic approach requires a well-coordinated series of commands, which is done in appropriate military order.

Each team has its own commander-in-chief and squad leaders, who are able to coordinate the actions on the battlefield. If you need to call an airstrike, then this is the job for your commander; while officers within the recon groups can set up exact location of the objective for a precise hit.

Naturally, players comprising such large teams play different roles on the battlefield. Riflemen, engineers, medics, snipers, and many others, all have their own sets of weapons and skills. A example lies in the engineer, which carries the huge responsibility of building various fortifications on the map, preventing enemy tanks from moving forward and forcing another team to look for different tactics.

Overall, there are 14 such roles in the game, and it looks like even more will be added in the future.

Combat Mechanics and Mathematical Precision

Hell Let Loose is a team game and nothing else. This is one of those first-person shooters, where simple tactics, such as just running and shooting, don't work. This may sound unattractive to casual players, but again, Hell Let Loose is not a casual game and that's the beauty of it.

The developer offers a brand new approach to capturing objectives that are quite different from what you've experienced before. This means that before choosing your role in the squad, you should really carefully read the description of the chosen role so you know exactly what to do on the battlefield. That is also the reason why having an access to the microphone and communicating with your commander and other troops is essential for victory.

For example, you can't just take a tank and drive wherever you like and shoot whoever you want. There are two people responsible for heavy machinery: the tank commander and the crewman. As the crewman you can drive the tank and operate it's weapons, but only within the orders of your commander.

The heavy artillery also requires two players to operate properly: the gunner and the loader. It is possible to use artillery on your own, although with much difficulty.

One requires the exact coordinates of the objective, which is possible to achieve only through an officer who has the power to spot and mark the exact locations on the map.

Then, you need to calculate the distance and the angle using special metrics provided in the aiming view of the artillery cannon. These aren't terribly precise, but many players have figured out how to do this properly using the Artillery Calculator.

Lastly, you need a loader to pick up a certain type of shell for different types of objects, and load into the cannon. When all this is properly done and the commander gives you an order to shoot, that's when you realize that Hell Let Loose is not your typical shooter, but a true war simulator that requires some serious knowledge of the warfare.

Final Thoughts

Hell Let Loose is far from being finished, and the developer had to sacrifice certain things for better playability. For example, you will notice that trees and buildings cannot be destroyed, but the bridges and fences can. This was necessary to reduce the network lag, which would destabilize the entire campaign and ultimately make the game worse off.

The rest looks incredible for an Early Access indie project, and even with some bugs and glitches, it runs really well and needs only a slight polish to really be perfect. Since the developer communicates with players constantly and updates the game regularly, there is a big chance that Hell Let Loose will actually turn out great in the end.

Below you can check out a complete roadmap of the game in the Early Access. As you see, a lot of really cool things are coming very soon!

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How to Use the Artillery Calculator in Hell Let Loose https://www.gameskinny.com/nmqny/how-to-use-the-artillery-calculator-in-hell-let-loose https://www.gameskinny.com/nmqny/how-to-use-the-artillery-calculator-in-hell-let-loose Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:06:41 -0400 Sergey_3847

Artillery may not be everybody's prime choice in Hell Let Loose, the latest war simulator at Steam Early Access, but it is definitely one of the most effective weapons when it comes to dealing with large objects or huge numbers of enemies.

The main reason why it's so difficult to operate is that it can be really hard to properly aim a huge cannon, it's kind fo hard to hit the target as planned. Since there is a lot of confusion surrounding Artillery in Hell Let Loose, below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to use an unofficial calculator for more effective gameplay.

Step 1: Set Up Traverse

In order to operate Artillery well in Hell Let Loose you need to play as an Officer of a Recon group.

This is important, because an Officer is the only type of player who can put markers on the map, which are essential for proper Traverse aiming of the cannon.

When you reached an Artillery at your HQ, open your world map and put a marker on the map by holding "1" on your numpad and left-click your mouse. You will see that an Observer marker has been implemented, which will give you the exact distance and direction for your aiming.

Then, use A and D keys to rotate the cannon in the direction of the Observer marker. If you don't see the marker, then press the T key.

Remember, your vertical crosshair must coincide with the observer marker in your aiming view.

Step 2: Set Up Elevation

Elevation determines the angle of the cannon, which corresponds to the distance covered by the Artillery shell.

The best way to set up Elevation angle is to use this Artillery Calculator that provides the exact ratio of Milliradians vs. Meters. Use the slider to adjust the correct ratio.

For example, if your Observer marker shows that the distance to your target is 1248 meters, then your Elevation angle would be 705 Milliradians. Use W and T keys to adjust the Elevation angle.

When your Traverse and Elevation angles are set, you can fire an Artillery shell with confidence that it will hit the desired target exactly as intended.

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11 Most Anticipated New FPS Games of 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/y6ay3/11-most-anticipated-new-fps-games-of-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/y6ay3/11-most-anticipated-new-fps-games-of-2018 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:23:46 -0500 Ty Arthur

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While these 2018 FPS games are the ones we're most looking forward to, there are undoubtedly many, many more that will arrive next year.

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There are also several in development that currently don't have solid release dates and may show up around Christmas time. However, those games, such as Borderlands 3, Serious Sam 4, and Metroid Prime 4, will likely slip past 2018.

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What 2018 shooter are you most looking forward to playing, and what upcoming FPS titles did we miss that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Hunt: Showdown

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Developer: Crytek
Platform: PC
Release Date: Q4 2018

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This one was originally supposed to be a radically different game titled Hunt: Horrors Of The Gilded Age. It was a game we were looking forward to all the way back in 2015.

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Fast forward and development has since changed hands and shifted radically to this free-to-play online FPS. PvP and PvE elements are on full display in Hunt: Showdown, packing a survival experience with strong horror leanings into match-based shooter gameplay.

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There are some really interesting elements that make the game worth checking out, from its non-standard old-west monster hunting style to interesting mechanics where your powers pass through bloodlines to new hunters when you die. Look forward to alpha arriving this winter and the full game launching some time in 2018.

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War Of Rights

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Developer: Campfire Games
Platform: PC
Release Date: 2018

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When it comes to shooters, there aren't too many games centered on the U.S. Civil War -- probably because tactics in that war consisted of "line up, stupidly put your Colonel in front, and fire at each other while running forward until you run out of ammo."

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War Of Rights aims to rectify that oversight, featuring as much historical accuracy and realism as possible. From the uniforms and units to weaponry and more, everything here is designed to be historically accurate. Expect large-scale battles in this one as well.

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Hell Let Loose

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Developer: Black Matter
Platform: PC
Release Date: Q2 2018

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Another large-scale WWII simulator, Hell Let Loose is aiming for a realistic style. It's mechanics focus on teamwork (along the lines of Squad) as you set up forward bases and weapon nests across the battlefield.

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Yes, it will be massive -- as these games need to be -- with up to 100 players battling each other at once. There's also a painstaking level of work going into the game's maps, with the developer recreating 1945 French villages based on archived footage and satellite photos. So needless to say, this game is going to be accurate. 

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Ready Or Not

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Developer: Void Interactive
Platform: PC
Release Date: 2018

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Seriously, how amazing is that title? Tackling the Rainbow Six Siege style and focusing on SWAT teams, this one is shaping up to be pretty spectacular. Competitive and co-op modes for up to eight players will be featured in multiplayer alongside a single-player campaign.

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Based on the trailer released earlier this year, it seems like Ready or Not is going to get gritty and dive into uncomfortably dark topics, from school shootings to human trafficking. 

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Enlisted

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Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
Platform: PC
Release Date: 2018 (maybe)

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Gaijin is already known for its historical MMOs like War Thunder, and now we're getting a boots-on-the-ground WWII entry that focuses on the soldiers rather than the tanks and planes.

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These battles are supposed to be absolutely huge, with up to 150 players fighting each other at once, and the game is currently slated to run on an F2P model.

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Whether the game actually arrives next year is a little up in the air, as at this point, there's nothing even approximating a release window from the developer and no actual video trailers have arrived featuring anything resembling finished gameplay.

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Deep Rock Galactic

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Developer: Ghost Ship Games
Platform: PC, Xbox One
Release Date: Sometime 2018

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Honestly, they had me at "space dwarves," although I am a little worried this is just going to be Space Hulk: Deathwing with cutesier graphics. This 1-4 player co-op FPS features procedurally generated levels that you will have to dig through to make your own tunnels, choke points, and defensive positions while battling waves of enemies. The fully destructible environments seem like the big draw here, potentially revolutionizing how shooters of this style work.

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Call Of Duty 2018

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Developer: Treyarch
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: November 2018

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Treyarch returns to the Call Of Duty rotation next year following 2015's Black Ops III, and it's totally up in the air as to what we could be getting. Considering we just ping-ponged from the far future in 2016's Infinite Warfare back to the 1940s with this year's WW2, anything is possible. 

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There are rumblings COD 2018 will return to a modern-day or near-future entry based on some recent job postings at Treyarch, but who knows if that's accurate. Every year the speculation comes in hard and heavy, and it's usually wrong (we never did get that Vietnam entry or Ghosts 2). So it looks like we'll just have to wait and see. 

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Anthem

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Developer: Bioware
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: Q4 2018

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Bioware and EA have teamed up for a new take on Destiny's popular shared-world shooter formula -- and it looks pretty spectacular so far. The focus here is on playing with your friends and acquiring new loot as your squad of Freelancers blow up anything and everything that moves using your super-powered exosuits.

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System Shock Remastered

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Developer: Night Dive Studios
Platform: PC, Mac, Linux, PS4
Release Date: 2018

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This granddaddy of FPS hybrids was rightly heralded as an amazing breakthrough when it arrived in 1999, and there's no question the series played a major role in influencing beloved FPS titles like Bioshock.

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Now it's coming back, bigger and more beautiful than ever, recreated in the Unreal 4 engine. Although it's called a "remaster," it's essentially being re-built from the bottom up and will feature the talents of legendary game designers like Chris Avellone.

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A substantial update about the state of the game's development also just landed on Kickstarter and can be read here.

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Metro Exodus

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Developer: 4A Games
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: 2018

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It's been four years since Metro: Last Light, and it's beyond time for a return to this bleak vision of humanity's blasted future. Artyom will reprise his role as the main character in Metro Exodus. The story will pick up from Metro: Last Light, but put a few years between the two narratives for storytelling purposes. Expect plenty of twisted, mutated beasties, some mind-shattering alien something-or-others, and a new crafting system!

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Far Cry 5

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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: February 27, 2018

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Just like Wolfenstein 2 somehow caused a stir with its "Nazis are bad" stance, Far Cry 5 managed to get the politically-minded all riled up with its primary mob of baddies -- a conservative cult in rural Montana.

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We've already covered that faux controversy at length, so all I'll say here is that I'm a rural Montanan, and I can't wait to play this game! When someone wisecracked that it's "just Far Cry Primal 2", I legitimately laughed out loud, and seeing the backwoods of my terrifying state rendered digitally should be an explosively good time.

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If you've loved the previous Far Cry games, it's a good bet this one will deliver -- and that's not to mention we're finally getting rid of the overused tower system in favor of newer mechanics. There will also be a buddy system implemented here, forcing you to convince other people to fight for your cause. And of course, there will be more animal taming shenanigans, which always a good thing. 

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Another year is almost in the bag? Where did the time go? Oh, that's right, it went into playing all of 2017's awesome FPS titles!

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This year killed it on the first-person-shooter front, with behemoths like Destiny 2 arriving to dominate team-based play and awesome single-player experiences in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and Call Of Duty WW2 offering up all the Nazi-slaying you could ever want.

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After Doom got its return to the spotlight not too long ago, it was obvious we'd see other classic titles get rebooted. That's what happened when Quake returned with Champions (although it sadly seems to have faded into obscurity again already) and, of course, the long overdue Lawbreakers finally arriving.

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But enough of the past: now its time to look to the future! From horror to comedy and plenty of historic battle recreations, there are 11 FPS games you should be looking forward to in 2018. Here they are. 

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