Any third party games not included in the list below can be found on Releases.com.
Japanese/Eastern Third Party Games (...)
Shenmue I & II
Release Date: August 21, 2018
About: Teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki explores the cities of Yokosuka, Hong Kong, and Guilin to investigate his father's murder. These Dreamcast classics were considered revolutionary for their time. Shops open and close; NPCs have their own routines; buses run to timetables; and the player can engage in a wide variety of minigames.
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Release Date: August 28, 2018
About: A remake of the PS2 title, Yakuza 2. The game takes place one year after Kazuma Kiryu leaves his life with the Tojo Clan behind. However, he's called back into action when the clan's Fifth Chairman, Yukio Terada, is assassinated by the members of the rival organization, the Omi Alliance. Kazuma must find a new chairman for the Tojo Clan or otherwise, an all-out war will break out between the Tojo and the Omi. The player also gets to play as Goro Majima in the remake's exclusive scenario, "The Truth of Goro Majima".
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age
Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: September 4, 2018
About: The player takes the role of a 16-year old young man of Ishi Village. When he participates in the village's coming-of-age ceremony, he discovers that he's the reincarnation of a hero that once saved the world and must, once again, fight against the forces of darkness. He sets off across the world of Lotozetasia and makes a bunch of allies in his quest to prevent the resurrection of the "Dark One".
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (also playable in PSVR)
Release Date: September 6, 2018
About: The story revolves around a former BAHRAM member named Dingo Egret, who inadvertently discovers the Orbital Frame, Jehuty, in Callisto. BAHRAM arrives to forcibly claim Jehuty for itself, so Dingo climbs into Jehuty to fight back. However, Dingo is subdued by the organization and the leader, Ridley "Nohman" Hardiman, requests him to join once again. Dingo refuses in which Nohman fatally shoots him in retaliation, but agent Ken Marinaris saves Dingo by connecting his body to Jehuty. Now, Dingo must work with Ken and the UNSF to stop BAHRAM in its tracks.
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Release Date: September 25, 2018
About: The latest entry to the Valkyria Chronicles series takes place in the same timeframe of the first game, but focuses on a new set of characters and factions. Set in the continent of Europa, the Atlantic Federation and the Eastern Imperial Alliance clash against each other in the Second European War. In a last-ditch effort to end the war, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross. Play as commander Claude Wallace and his friends in Squad E to fight against the imperial soldiers and the Valkyria.
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Release Date: September 28, 2018
About: The game sets place in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world decimated by the Thorns of Judgement and The Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. At the center of the destruction lies an organization called Vein. The survivors of Vein, called Revenants, gain special powers in exchange of their memories and lust for blood to fend of The Lost. However, if they fall into bloodlust, they, too, will become one of The Lost. Embark on a journey through the world of Code Vein to discover why the world fell into such a sorry state and escape the living hell.
(...) Western Third Party Games
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Release Date: September 14, 2018
About: A sequel to Shadow of the Colossus and Shadow of Mordor (okay, not really), archaeologist Lara Croft embarks on an expedition to Mexico and Peru to look for a Mayan relic which has a connection to her late father. However, Trinity, a paramilitary organization that tried to hunt down Lara in the Rise of the Tomb Raider, wants to claim the relic for itself to reshape the world. During the expedition, Lara accidentally sets off a Mayan apocalypse, accidentally killing scores of innocent people. Wracked with guilt, Lara blames herself for what happened and embarks on a journey to save the world from ultimate destruction.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Developer: Toys for Bob
Release Date: September 21, 2018
About: This remake/remaster of the original Spyro trilogy from developer Toys for Bob promises everything we've come to expect after the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane trilogy last year from Vicarious Visions. Pretty much everyone that grew up with a PSOne played the original Spyro games, and now you get to relive them with a gorgeous visual overhaul, bringing them up to current standards. If you haven't played the Spyro games before, but have always been interested, this is perfect for you!
Red Dead Redemption 2
Developer: Rockstar Studios
Release Date: October 26, 2018
About: The sequel to Red Dead Redemption is almost here, and it's a prequel! Taking place in 1899, the game centers on Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and member of the Van der Linde gang. Returning from the previous game are John Marston (The good), Dutch Van der Linde (The bad), and crazy old prospectors (The ugly). Also returning from the previous game is the honor system, which affects how NPCs, settlements, and other groups will react towards the player depending on how he treats them. So please, be a good cowboy, like John Wayne... or lynch someone and run around the town square so people know not to mess with you or your gangmates!
Developer: IO Interactive
Release Date: November 13, 2018
About: Welcome back, Agent 47. Again. Take on the role of the bald headed, bar code tattooed assassin as you come up with creative ways to kill your targets... or if you want to be boring you can just shoot them I suppose, but when there's the possibility to kill someone with an exploding golf ball, why would you do anything else? Unlike the previous game, all the locations will be available at launch, so you'll have a nice chunk of content to work your way through once you get your hands on the game, or your target's throat, while wearing oven mitts, because you were disguised as a chef, in a casino, because apparently that's what assassins do.