Monster Hunter World and Dragon Ball FighterZ art.

If you bothered checking this year's upcoming releases earlier this month, chances are you weren't exactly impressed. Outside of Red Dead Redemption 2 and a remastered Shadow of the Colossus, there didn't seem like there was anything to distract us from the sheer boredom of early 2017.

Then this week arrived, and we were reminded that sometimes you can't count the underdogs out.

Today marks the release of Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ, two games that have far surpassed expectations. While Dragon Ball FighterZ is sitting at a surprisingly high 88 Metascore, Monster Hunter: World has effectively knocked the industry back in its seat with a legendary 91 Metascore.

Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ reviews.

Of the two, Monster Hunter: World is the game you want to give the most attention. It manages to blend the best of a few genres, from exciting action combat, to deep RPG systems, and MMO features that'll make sure you say no when your friends invite you to go hang out this weekend.

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If the game manages to retain its 91 Metascore, it'll officially be one of the top 10 highest rated games of this generation. Wow.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a bit more selective about its target audience since it's a fighting game, but on the plus side it's build to be accessible similar to Super Smash Bros. that m

Many reviewers are calling it the best Dragon Ball Z game ever, which isn't necessarily saying a lot given most other Dragon Ball games are straight up trash, but at the very least it makes you feel like you're about to blow a planet up when you kamehameha.

With that 2018 is off to a great start with Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Kingdom Hearts 3, Spider-Man, and other heavy hitters yet to come.