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    Just Some Dope Unreleased Video Games To Get You Excited For E3 2018

    BuzzFeed's GoodGame was on the ground at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and we saw all manner of cool shit. Here's a list of upcoming 2018 highlights just in time to kick off your annual E3 mania!

    1. Downward Spiral: Horus Station (PC/Steam — May 31, 2018; PS4, PSVR — Spring 2018)

    A picture of yr boy proving the truth of the old saying "Nobody looks cool doing VR."

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    The AI sequence didn't feel like a contrived co-op set piece; it felt like an organic situation where one person alone couldn't get the job done. Experiencing that kind of helplessness — that need to trust in a teammate because you simply have no other choice — is a whole new ballgame in VR. When my teammate hissed, "Go!" the words crackled with tension, and as my grappling hook drew me across the room, blind and in danger, I didn't feel like I was playing a video game at all.

    2. Smoke and Sacrifice (PC/Steam, Switch, PS4, Xbox One — May 31, 2018)

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    It's a worthy entry in a promising new class of RPGs and platformers that seem tailor-made for Nintendo Switch: engrossing yet pick-up-and-play experiences that translate from the couch to the train, plane, or Lyft with ease. If dark, quirky, and addictive RPGs are your thing, Smoke and Sacrifice for sure deserves a spot on your 2018 "Gamez 2 Play" list.

    3. Too Many Captains and Not Enough Wire (TBA)

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    The experience of being the engineer is like trying to play Asteroids with a team of friends blindfolded and without a controller. The U.S.S. Frenetica is aptly named. But if you're thinking that doesn't sound like your idea of fun, you'd be wrong. For all the chaos and anxiety it produces, Too Many Captains is the kind of game that can turn any gathering into a party.

    4. Iris.Fall (Xbox One — 2018)

    5. For the King (PC/Steam — April 19, 2018)

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    At the end of the demo, we felt like we barely scratched the surface of For the King's possibilities. We could picture ourselves starting a "quick game" with friends some afternoon, losing track of time, and playing long into the night, searching for that one treasure or cave that we're just sure will show up any second now.

    6. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (PC/Steam, Xbox One, PS4 — 2018)

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    Mutant is inspired by a pen-and-paper RPG, so you know the story is fully fleshed out, and the look of the characters and environments are pretty much the definition of the word "polished." All of which makes this a really tempting pick-up, even for gamers who are usually left cold by tactical turn-based titles.

    7. Pool Panic (PC/Steam, Switch — 2018)

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    Pool Panic is yet another title that seems almost custom designed for the Nintendo Switch, both in its aesthetics and the multiple modes of play that seem to be able to translate the experience to virtually any setting. We barely scratched the surface of this game, but it's easy to imagine that a gaming world so packed to the brim with goofy ideas would be a blast to explore.

    8. This Dank Air Hockey Game That Ran on an HD Projector

    Hit the comments to let GoodGame know what games you're looking forward to in 2018 and beyond!