Its felt like a VERY long time getting through January gamers! But finally most of us will have some money again and just in time for the games to start picking up. After some great games in January 2018 we are ready to move on with 10 more games this month. Here you have our pick of the best February video games releases 2018, including some great titles we think you might enjoy.
This article includes our thoughts on the upcomings games, videos, information and a video accompaniment which you can watch in the header above or down the page. No favourites here so we are covering all formats including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Clicking on the game title headers below will take you to the official page for more information. Be ready to let us know your favourite from the February video games releases below, all in release order. This list is all about indie studio games (even if they are being supported by a smaller publisher).
Want to see the indie games for February? Head to our February Indie Game releases article for some great gaming there too!
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Format(s): PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: February 2
By: EA/EA Sports
Starting the month off you can now play the latest UFC game. UFC 3 is revamping itself with some new motion tech and a GOAT mode, thats a greatest of all time career style mode. In the past the game hasn’t got everything right, but when it has it’s been highly entertaining to play.
Personally speaking I think there’s promise in this series and there is certainly popularity. So far reviews have been a bit mixed but there seems to be more positives than negatives which can only be a good thing for MMA fans out there.
UFC 3 Information
EA SPORTS UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA SPORTS UFC history.
A new G.O.A.T. Career Mode now means that players’ choices outside UFC’s world-famous Octagon matter just as much as their performance inside it. This new mode allows you to strategically promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and more on the road to becoming the Greatest of All Time.
Release Date: February 6
By: Sony Interactive Entertainment/BluePoint Games
This is a classic, a game that I don’t care that they’ve had remastered (some gamers are not fans I know). It certainly deserves it, it’s so good and what BluePoint have done seems to be the perfect remaster.
Back in the PS2 days I remember being excited about this one following on from Ico. With a full restoration to PS4 standard, it’s currently looking like a must play for those who missed it originally. And a must play again for those who loved it!
Shadow of the Colossus Information
Helmed by Bluepoint Games, the emotion, intensity and beauty of Fumito Ueda’s original adventure has been given a staggering makeover. With improved visuals and enhanced performance, every epic moment is more breathtaking and memorable than ever before.
Set on a quest to bring a girl back to life, your task is to bring down 16 gigantic beasts. Armed with only your wits, a magical sword and a bow, venture out into expansive landscapes on the back of your trusty steed and seek out each Colossus. But be warned – while each giant has a specific weakness, finding and exploiting it will be far from simple. A thrilling mixture of exploration, platforming, puzzle-solving and action awaits…
Release Date: February 9
By: Bandai Namco
After a number of games in January, Bandai Namco are back right away in February! This time we are fighting to save a kingdom based on The Seven Deadly Sins Manga. The characters and world seem very sympathetic to the anime origins of this title. Plus the action all looks like it could be very action packed.
Fans are likely to pick this up anyway, but it seems like it could be fun for newcomers too with plenty to enjoy.
More information on The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia
Assemble the Seven Deadly Sins and fight to save the Kingdom of Lioness in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, coming to PS4!
Based on the hit manga, The Seven Deadly Sins by Nabaka Suzuki, enjoy stories of adventure and experience all of the action and excitement from the anime. Play through memorable fights with famous characters such as Meliodas, Elizabeth, Hawk, and others in all of their unique fighting styles.
Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 13
By: Koei Tecmo
Wow this series has been with us a long time now but always seems to deliver a really enjoyable experience. Up to the 9th release of Dynasty Warriors now it’s time to go more open in this version of the game. The war and action is taking place in an open sandbox style game now with the story split into chapters within it.
That amazing action combat is here too and it looks like it might be one of those games in a series that changes the formula enough to really feel fresh. One to check out gamers!
Error in the video! If you listen to this video section i says the wrong developer. Sorry guys, too many beers when recording!
Dynasty Warriors 9 Information
Based on real historical events and figures, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 follows the personal struggles and progression of the player’s chosen character through the completion of both key and secondary events which can be reached in a myriad of different ways.
The story of the Three Kingdoms era is presented in over ten riveting chapters, each reflecting changes in the balance of power. Each Chapter takes the player a step deeper into the impressive military and political machinations of the era, beginning with the Yellow Turban Rebellion through the ultimate unification of China.
Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 13
By: Deep Silver/Warhorse Studios
From the over the top action we go to a more realistic experience in this deep open-world RPG set in this medieval style world. This is one for gamers out there that want a challenge, with some difficult and strategic looking combat to take on. Plus, everything in the game has consequences.
Actions or even inactions and your choices during missions of this non-linear type story will play a huge part in your experience of this game. It all sounds a really deep experience, while it might have a more Niche audience than a more common RPG around at the moment, this looks really good.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Information
About Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices.
- Massive realistic open world: Majestic castles, vast fields, all rendered in stunning high-end graphics
- Non-linear story: Solve quests in multiple ways, then face the consequences of your decisions
- Challenging combat: Distance, stealth, or melee. Choose your weapons and execute dozens of unique combos in battles that are as thrilling as they are merciless
- Character development: Choose your equipment, improve your skills, and earn new perks
- Dynamic world: Your actions influence the reactions of the people around you. Fight, steal, seduce, threaten, persuade, or bribe. It’s all up to you
- Historical accuracy: Meet real historical characters and experience the genuine look and feel of medieval Bohemia
Format(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date: February 16
Ahh Bayonetta, how I have missed you! The original game was one of my favourites back when it came out but then the Wii U got involved and I, like many others, missed the sequel. With the very popular Nintendo Switch in town though, there is no excuse to not play them now.
Bayonetta is a lot like Devil May Cry in many ways but has that sassy and sexy undertones to it. I mean, her dress is made out of her hair… technically she’s naked. It wouldn’t be so sexy if a guy did that out of his back hair though now would it? She gets away with it though and this is one awesome collection well worth playing.
Bayonetta 1 + 2 Collection information
Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch who wields sweet weapons like pistols, whips, hammers, flamethrowers, and poison bows. But it’s not just about brawn—it’s also about style. Bayonetta is deadly but sleek, with moves like Witch Time that slows down time itself, and the all-new Umbran Climax—a special magic attack that summons Infernal Demons to devastate enemies.
The Bayonetta™ 2 game also features an online and local wireless 2-player cooperative mode where players bet halos on their performance and work together to amplify their sass, cause destruction, and score some riches.
Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: February 16
By: EA/Zoink Games
I remember seeing Fe at EA Play and thinking that this could be something special. When I realised Zoink were behind it I was very interested indeed. After playing Stick it to the Man and awaiting on Flipping Death for some time, I was really pleased this was coming from such an inventive studio.
This adventure looks a far more ambitious title from them and there is a reason EA have picked this up. The concept and visuals look incredible and there is a lot of affection for 3D action platform style games right now. Coming to all of the formats too, it really looks like a game well worth picking up! I know i will be.
In Fe, you will run, climb, and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest to explore its living, breathing world – one filled with secrets, legends, and mystical creatures.
- SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE FOREST- Master a diverse array of cries to befriend every animal or plant and have them help you on your journey. Each having uniquely distinct attributes, abilities and behaviors that will help you to unlock and traverse new areas of the forest.
- DISCOVER A WORLD WORTH EXPLORING – Embarking on your voyage, you’ll find everything is connected, and nothing is what it first seems. Secret places, hidden artifacts, old ruins, shortcuts, and powers makes exploring endlessly fun.
- UNCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF NATURE – Unravel the secrets of the menacing Silent Ones on your journey through the forest, aiding fantastical creatures in handcrafted short stories while learning the secret of Fe’s origin.
- ENJOY UNPARALLELED FREEDOM OF EXPLORATION – Effortlessly traverse the entire forest. Gracefully glide from tree to tree. Use stealth and agility to evade danger, observe nature, and hide in the shadows. Ascend the treetops to plan your next move.
- GO UP AGAINST THE SILENT ONES – While the forest is an astounding place, the Silent Ones are threatening this magical world’s harmony. To make it a home again, you must stop them.
Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 20
While Kojima has left the company (*sobs) we can still look forward to Metal Gear Survive. This takes the incredible MGSV game engine and creates something a bit different. You need to build defences and survive the onslaught from the creatures out to get you.
There is both solo play and co-op play in this one and it does look a really nice idea. There is the issue around the branding of this and Konami but will that matter if the game is great? We think it’s worth watching out for in February that’s for sure.
Metal Gear Survive Information
Metal Gear Survive is a spin-off of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that integrates MGSV’s intense gameplay elements into a survival action format. Experience Metal Gear like you never have before with the tension of stealth gameplay, tactics of base defense, and the grueling reality of survival.
Set in a dangerous, ruined world filled with creatures and hazardous mist, your success relies on your ability to read the evolving situation and make strategic choices – placing defensive units, predicting enemy behavior and designing attack patterns.
Single Player takes you through the story of Metal Gear Survive while learning fundamental gameplay elements. These skills will be put to the test in online Co-op mode.
Progress and rewards obtained in both Single Player and Co-op mode carry over and apply to your character across both modes.
Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 23
By: Bandai Namco
Fans of Sword Art Online will be very happy this month as the latest in the game series is arriving in the form of Fatal Bullet. The Game looks really impressive and takes a nice Sci-Fi approach this time with some rather recognisable weapons on show.
There are many references to the original novels in this one as you will be interacting with characters from them as you play. You’ll have plenty of enemies to fight too and there is a number of gameplay improvements and sci-fi inspired weaponry to collect. Looks a good one to our team here!
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Information
Your Choice is Heavier and Faster Than a Bullet. Become the hero of Gun Gale Online in the latest game of the SAO franchise in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.
Interact with characters from the Sword Art Online original novels, anime and previous games as you navigate a world that is vastly personalized and visually enhanced.
Play as the protagonist, battle against opponents using new weapons and further customize gameplay by creating skills and abilities.
Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 27
By: Deep Silver
Last in the month we have a racing game Gravel. Now, all I do in racing games is crash… crash an awful lot. But for those who really enjoy them it’s one of the first big racers of the year. It’s making a move into realistic but fun, which I think means somewhere between simulator and arcade as you rally around the tracks.
Lots of cool locations are involved too with many races to take on. If you have been waiting for your first racer of 2018, this one could be well worth picking up!
Gravel will offer an experience unique to its kind: Milestone’s pedigree in simulation is valued here with physics grounded in reality, but fun will be the main focus, among wild drifting on the different terrains, crazy jumps and impossible manoeuvres.
The variety of powerful vehicles, from trophy trucks to rally legends, will offer many different approaches to the driving experience, and the wide offer of environments will have you strapped in for an unforgettable world tour.
Among deserts, jungles and snowy mountains you will have to shine in each and every discipline, whether it’s the wide open maps of the Cross Country or the narrow tracks of the Speed Cross. Become the ultimate Master or take part in some wild competition in the online game modes: Gravel will always have some fun ready for you!
Pick Your Favourite! (And don’t miss the Indie Games for February 2018)
The end of the list has arrived! But now it’s over to you…
Which game will be on you list for February? Will you be fighting in UFC 3 or taking on the adventure in FE? Or are you looking at getting one of the January games you’ve missed?
Personally speaking, I’m really looking forward to Fe since I really like Zoink’s ideas as a developer. Plus, Metal Gear Survive might be one to pick up too. Let me know yours in the comments below using Disqus or Facebook to get talking gamers.
Also our February Indie Games Releases 2018 is also something worth checking out along with the table below. Did you find this useful? Other gamers might too!
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All February 2018 Video Games Releases – Table
Here are all the January 2018 video game releases for you, correct at the time of publishing. This including games not featured above.
|Batallion 1944||Steam (Early Access)||Feb 1|
|Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age||PC||Feb 1|
|Night in the Woods||Nintendo Switch||Feb 1|
|Steamworld Dig||Nintendo Switch||Feb 1|
|UFC 3||PS4 – Xbox One||Feb 2|
|Shadow of the Colossus||PS4||Feb 6|
|Mecenary Kings||PS4 – Xbox One – Nintendo Switch – PC||Feb 6|
|Civilization VI: Rise and Fall||PC||Feb 8|
|ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun||Nintendo Switch||Feb 8|
|Attack of the Earthlings||PC||Feb 8|
|Dragon Quest Builders||Nintendo Switch||Feb 9|
|The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia||PS4||Feb 9|
|Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]||PS4 – PS3, Vita||Feb 9|
|Dynasty Warriors 9||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 13|
|The Fall 2: Unbound||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 13|
|Kingdom Come: Deliverance||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 13|
|Owlboy||PS4 – Xbox One – Nintendo Switch||Feb 13|
|Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology||3DS||Feb 13|
|Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame||PS4 – Xbox One – Nintendo Switch – PC||Feb 13|
|South Park The Stick of Truth (solo)||PS4 – Xbox One||Feb 13|
|The Longest Five Minutes||Nintendo Switch – Vita – PC||Feb 13|
|Secret of Mana||PC – PS4 – Vita||Feb 15|
|Bayonetta 1 + 2 Collection||Nintendo Switch||Feb 16|
|Fe||PS4 – Xbox One – Nintendo Switch – PC||Feb 16|
|Long Gone Days||PC||Feb 18|
|Metal Gear Survive||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 20|
|Age of Empires: Definitive Edition||PC||Feb 20|
|The Station||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 20|
|Rad Rodgers||PS4 – Xbox One||Feb 21|
|Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus||Nintendo Switch||Feb 22|
|Past Cure||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 23|
|Yume Nikki: Dream Diary||PC||Feb 23|
|Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet||PS4, Xbox One – PC||Feb 23|
|De Blob 2||PS4 – Xbox One||Feb 27|
|Payday 2||Nintendo Switch||Feb 27|
|Gravel||PS4 – Xbox One – PC||Feb 2|
Developers & Publishers: Bandai Namco, Capcom, Square Enix
Gaming Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC Games, PS4, Xbox One
Genre: Action Adventure, Fighting, Open World, RPG
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